It's so nice that Eshop games load from an external drive.
Dark_Link92 posted...diggyfresh posted...STN79 posted...You'll never have to worry about the Wii U's limited internal storage. Just hook up a decent sized external HD and you'll have all the room you need. Games load right off there too. That's one thing Sony's highly advanced system can't do.
Ok- that's pretty cool. I've been meaning to get a PS3 for a long time, and I have a load of Hard Drives sitting around (can I use any 2.5" SATA?"). I can save myself a bunch of money and get the 12GB. Not a fan of the super slim, though.
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The PS3 backup utility backs up games and saves (including copy protected saves). I also had the few movies on my system included in the backup, but they were all videos I could have manually copied off anyway (a few of the videos from Sony's little The Tester show before I got bored of it). I can't say whether the backup utility will cover music and paid movies, though I'd be surprised if it didn't.
However, when I swapped my hard drive out (120GB, while it took awhile, I did eventually fill it up), I had to redownload the current version of the PS3 system software from the website, load it onto a USB device and plug it into the PS3 before I could get it running again. I only had to redownload the games I was forced to delete to make the backup small enough to fit on an 80GB iPod, though. Getting the hard drive out of the little carrier was a bit of a pain though, cause those screws were tightened down way tighter than they needed to be =P.
While there is a 12GB PS3, it looks like it's only available in the EU (with a 500GB option also available).
I've not yet needed to get an external hard drive for my Wii U, but I imagine I eventually will need to do so.
I never said you couldn't swap the drive in a PS3. I'm saying games won't load unless they are on the internal drive. With Wii U you can keep everything on the external and load it right from there. For some reason Sony doesn't think you should be able to do that. Not trollin either i have a PS3 I just think that's strange how Nintendo's outdated technology has a feature not possible on Sony's system. I mean besides the whole touch pad thing.
For the record, I didn't read your original post as trolling. I appreciated the additional clarification that the games load from the external harddrive on Wii U unlike on the PS3!!
Both my ps3 and 360 have 250gb hd's so I'll prob just get a small external hd for my wiiu.
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