Is it worth it to buy an 8GB WiiU for around $200?

#1sketchturnerPosted 1/23/2014 8:32:44 AM
If I can buy it for almost $100 cheaper than the 32GB model, what am I missing out on? I have no plans to download full retail-sized games to the system. So will the 8GB hard drive fill up by only downloading eShop games such as Bit.Trip.Runner 2 and Trine 2?
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#2TCaC04Posted 1/23/2014 9:00:29 AM
It is entirely up to you. If you want a Wii U and it is $200, then I say go for it. If you ever find the need to download games and run out of space, you can always attach a HDD for more storage space.
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#3FireFlower16Posted 1/23/2014 10:04:55 AM
Where are you getting it from for $200?
#4ChA0TiCoNePosted 1/23/2014 10:39:25 AM
Naw, wait a few months and they'll be $100.
#5Lylat_CruiserPosted 1/23/2014 10:48:40 AM
I have an 8 gb Wii U and have Pikmin 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Super Mario 3D World, and Wind Waker. It still has a ton of memory left...mostly because I have an 8 gb usb flashdrive in the back. The flash drive is about 1/4 filled with data and in the system harddrive is a little over 1/2 filled because of Hulu Plus, Youtube, and the MH3 Ultimate Packet Relay for 3DS apps. Hope this helps on the perspective on the amount of data taking up space.

Just a few things to note:
- Games don't install on the hard drive like the other systems
- However updates for games when you start up are installed to the device of your choosing (usb or hdd)
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#6AxltheRedPosted 1/23/2014 11:18:31 AM
Id say if it works for ya and is cheaper go for it
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#7HeroC114Posted 1/23/2014 11:45:52 AM
I have a HDD with my 8GB white. Personally at this point, I would get a refurbished one from Nintendo for $250, and I believe some retailers are selling the Mario and Luigi bundle new for less than $300.

I think it was Buy.com.

Anyhow, it's up to you. If you want the system, I'd say go for it. I have like 12 games or so right now, some download, most retail.
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#8kdognumba1Posted 1/23/2014 12:03:16 PM
sketchturner posted...
If I can buy it for almost $100 cheaper than the 32GB model, what am I missing out on? I have no plans to download full retail-sized games to the system. So will the 8GB hard drive fill up by only downloading eShop games such as Bit.Trip.Runner 2 and Trine 2?


Things you'll miss:

Free game
10% back on all digital purchases
The stands for the console and pad

Things you should note:

You'll need more space for more downloads
Updates take up near 5 gigs
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#9Retroxgamer0Posted 1/23/2014 12:09:24 PM
the hard drive space is irrelevant, get an external harddrive and you get up to 1-4 terabytes, way way more than enough space for anything you want to ever do on the wii u.
#10mooocooow02Posted 1/23/2014 12:17:45 PM
The answer is, if you are considering getting a Wii U...HDD space shouldn't be your main concern.
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