Why Wii U can't handle GTA V

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User Info: thundercat2600

thundercat2600
4 years ago#1
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.
Nintendo stock the day before Wii U was announced: 26,500
Nintendo stock today: 13,230

User Info: The_Mana_Legend

The_Mana_Legend
4 years ago#2
Does PS3 have a mandatory install for GTA V?
What can I do to save Sony?

User Info: RobJ23IsExposed

RobJ23IsExposed
4 years ago#3
thundercat2600 posted...
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.


Oh no!
If the Wii brand was a person, he'd a deadbeat uncle who embarrasses everyone involved while living off of his one single moment of glory he had back in 2006.

User Info: knightimex

knightimex
4 years ago#4
LOLwut?

Next gen (Wii U, XB1, PS4) FTW!!!!

User Info: YoyokuKO

YoyokuKO
4 years ago#5
...
*starts facepalm wave*

User Info: soarcadia

soarcadia
4 years ago#6
thundercat2600 posted...
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.


It requires an install? No buy for me.
Or is this ps 3 only?
Skies of arcadia>>>>>>>>>>> final fantasy 7. Games: nintendo>sony. Tvs: samsung>sony

User Info: thundercat2600

thundercat2600
4 years ago#7
soarcadia posted...
thundercat2600 posted...
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.


It requires an install? No buy for me.
Or is this ps 3 only?


Mandatory for both 360 and PS3.
Nintendo stock the day before Wii U was announced: 26,500
Nintendo stock today: 13,230

User Info: soarcadia

soarcadia
4 years ago#8
thundercat2600 posted...
soarcadia posted...
thundercat2600 posted...
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.


It requires an install? No buy for me.
Or is this ps 3 only?


Mandatory for both 360 and PS3.


lol. No buy.
Skies of arcadia>>>>>>>>>>> final fantasy 7. Games: nintendo>sony. Tvs: samsung>sony

User Info: thundercat2600

thundercat2600
4 years ago#9
soarcadia posted...
thundercat2600 posted...
soarcadia posted...
thundercat2600 posted...
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.


It requires an install? No buy for me.
Or is this ps 3 only?


Mandatory for both 360 and PS3.


lol. No buy.


I never got this mentality of "mandatory install?? Stop trampling on my rights as a gamer!!" attitude. I don't understand why you'd want to run a gigantic game right off the disc when you have a HDD available.

Oh well. I'm sure Rockstar is sad they lost your business.
Nintendo stock the day before Wii U was announced: 26,500
Nintendo stock today: 13,230

User Info: soarcadia

soarcadia
4 years ago#10
thundercat2600 posted...
soarcadia posted...
thundercat2600 posted...
soarcadia posted...
thundercat2600 posted...
It's simple. GTA V requires a mandatory 8-10 GB install. That effectively makes the game unplayable on the basic model, and only playable on the deluxe if you're willing to give up over 1/3 your usable storage for one game.

"But you can use a USB hard drive!"

You are forgetting that Wii U uses USB 2.0, which tops out at 35 MB/s. Real-world tests show Wii U's USB transfer speed at 14.5 MB/s. That's slower than the Blu-Ray drive!

Bottom line: the game would be unplayable on Wii U basic model without an external drive. And even with an external drive, loading times would be insanely long and make for a poor gaming experience.


It requires an install? No buy for me.
Or is this ps 3 only?


Mandatory for both 360 and PS3.


lol. No buy.


I never got this mentality of "mandatory install?? Stop trampling on my rights as a gamer!!" attitude. I don't understand why you'd want to run a gigantic game right off the disc when you have a HDD available.

Oh well. I'm sure Rockstar is sad they lost your business.


I don't care. It's not my job to educate you.
Skies of arcadia>>>>>>>>>>> final fantasy 7. Games: nintendo>sony. Tvs: samsung>sony
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