Nintendo says "no" to Wii hard drive

Wii DriveIf you have visions of hard drives dancing around in your head for your Wii, you can put those dreams to rest as Nintendo has trounced any hopes for that happening. Why? The issue seems to be security for their game property. 

Eric Walter, PR manager for Nintendo of America said, "The way that we look at it is, we really don’t want people storing every single game they buy on their drive." And the veiled meaning behind that is that they probably don’t want every pirated game of theirs on hard drives either.

Walter continued in his logic. "When you buy a game, it’s yours forever, so you can delete it, and go back and get it at any time you want. In a way, we liken it to putting music on your iPod; you listen to it for a while, and then you get tired of it, and you pull it off, and you put some new stuff on."

Even so, the use of memory cards to hold Virtual Console games and game saves can get pretty old after awhile. But in spite of the pronouncement by Walter, those USB ports in the back of the Wii will be used for something, so maybe Nintendo will change its tune one of these days.

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