Wii U Has Expandable Memory, TiVO Not Built into System
Even though the Wii U will have either an 8GB or 32GB model at launch, plenty more memory can be added through external sources, according to Engadget.
“You can plug in a full-on three terabyte hard drive if you want. I’ll love you as a digital consumer,” Nintendo America CEO and president Reggie Fils-Aime said. “The reason we did it that way is that the cost of that type of storage memory is plummeting. What we didn’t want to do is tie a profit model to something that’s gonna rapidly decline over time. We’ll let the consumer buy as much as they want, as cheaply as they want.”
Memory can be expanded through flash drives or external hard drives.
In addition, Fils-Aime added that the TiVO hardware isn’t built into the system, instead requiring a TiVO or DVR unit to record TV.