Hard drive question

#1HejiruPosted 2/10/2013 11:55:33 AM
I have the Deluxe Wii U (32GB) and plan on buying games at retail instead of download. But I do plan on getting eShop games, and DLC for future games that have it. Should I go ahead and buy an external hard drive or is the Wii U itself enough?
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#2TheTrueNubPosted 2/10/2013 11:56:25 AM
No one can tell you that except you.

It depends on how many eshop games and DLC you buy.
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#3Hejiru(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 12:30:36 PM
TheTrueNub posted...
No one can tell you that except you.

It depends on how many eshop games and DLC you buy.


I have no idea how much space they take up. I thought maybe there was a rough average to go by.
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#4Baha05Posted 2/10/2013 12:31:31 PM
Just get a 1TB HDD should be good enough
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#5Iced_ShadoPosted 2/10/2013 12:32:33 PM
Eshop games are 1-2 GB at most. It shouldn't be a problem if you're only buying good games.
#6KoL_AddictPosted 2/10/2013 12:33:25 PM
32GB should do fine for a while if you aren't buying full games digitally. Most DLC is less than 1GB in size. You'll definitely need to upgrade in the future though, unless you don't buy a lot of games.
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#7TCaC04Posted 2/10/2013 12:39:14 PM(edited)
Hejiru posted...
TheTrueNub posted...
No one can tell you that except you.

It depends on how many eshop games and DLC you buy.


I have no idea how much space they take up. I thought maybe there was a rough average to go by.


What DLC are you looking at? Games?

eShop demos:
The Cave – 950 MB
EA Sports FIFA 13 – 1.17 GB (1207 MB)
Rayman Legends – 575 MB
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – 1.14 GB (1172 MB)
ZombiU – 1648 MB

eShop downloads:

Chasing Aurora – 103 MB
Little Inferno – 114 MB
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition – 525 MB
Nano Assault Neo – 81 MB
The Cave – 1.28 GB (1320 MB)
Trine 2: Director’s Cut – 1.89 GB (1941 MB)

Retail downloads via eShop:

Assassins Creed III – 17 GB (17408 MB)
Batman: Arkham City Armored – 19 GB (19456 MB)
Ben 10 Omniverse – 2.81 GB (2884 MB)
Darksiders II – 9.34 GB (9574 MB)
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – 7.34 GB (7522 MB)
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 – 7.31 GB (7490 MB)
ESPN Sports Connection – 1.60 GB (1645 MB)
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – 664 MB
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Revenge – 12 GB (12288 MB)
Game Party Champions – 1.67 GB (1719 MB)
Just Dance 4 – 15 GB (15360 MB)
Madden NFL 13 – 4.72 GB (4840 MB)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – 3.27 GB (3357 MB)
NBA 2K13 – 20 GB (20480 MB)
New Super Mario Bros. U – 1.69 GB (1733 MB)
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – 5.31 GB (5443 MB)
Nintendoland – 2.78 GB (2852 MB)
Rabbids Land – 7.20 GB (7383 MB)
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – 3.26 GB (3342 MB)
Scribblenauts Unlimited – 1.34 GB (1378 MB)
Sing Party – 12 GB (12288 MB)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – 5.75 GB (5898 MB)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 16 GB (16384 MB)
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper – 16 GB (16384 MB)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – 1.86 GB (1913 MB)
ZombiU – 5.60 GB (5737 MB)

Wii U Virtual Console:

Balloon Fight: 35 MB

Wii U DLC:

Assassin’s Creed
Battle Hardened Pack – 442 MB
Hidden Secrets Pack – 4.5 MB (4608 KB)
Language Pack (Brazilian Portuguese) – 454 MB

Just Dance 4
Funhouse – 121 MB
Gangnam Style – 120 MB
Part of Me – 124 MB
So Glamorous – 102 MB

eShop Demo total: 5.42 GB (5552 MB)
eShop total: 2.69 GB (2764 MB)
Wii U VC: 35 MB
Wii U DLC: 1.37 GB (1407 MB)
Retail downloads: 204.62 GB (209536 MB)
Grand Total: 214.15 GB (219294 MB)

Credit to Hugstable for Tekken Tag Tournament 2


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#8TCaC04Posted 2/10/2013 12:41:10 PM(edited)
Hope that helps out just a bit.

EDIT: The demo for ZombiU is 1.6 GB. Forgot to include the conversion.

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#9Soggy13Posted 2/10/2013 12:41:08 PM
Hejiru posted...
TheTrueNub posted...
No one can tell you that except you.

It depends on how many eshop games and DLC you buy.


I have no idea how much space they take up. I thought maybe there was a rough average to go by.


the biggest N64 games take up like 50 megs. DLC take up a lot more depending on what it is. Then if you download any full size games, for example super street fighter IV Arcade Edition takes up 18 gigs on PS3 meaning it takes up 18 to download another 18 to install before it can delete the installation file. So you would need the entire 32 gigs in that situation. With graphical improvements on the way games and their dlc will only get bigger. Now or later if you game a lot your eventually going to want space but if I were you I would wait till later that way you are able to buy a bigger hard drive for the same price.
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#10Dark_Link92Posted 2/10/2013 12:59:32 PM
Do we have numbers for Japanese games yet? I'd like to know how much MH3U takes up.
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