More Reviews
REVIEWS Cut the Rope: Triple Treat Review
Cutting the ropes has never before made gravity so… pricey.

Faster Than Light: Advanced Edit Review
FTL's Advanced Edition is a natural fit for the iPad. But whatever platform you're playing on, the new content adds depth and variety.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14


LATEST FEATURES 4 PAX Indie Titles to Look Out For
We've given attention to all the higher profile games at PAX EAST, but now it's time for the indies.

Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP danielrbischoff
Peace in the Era of Call of Duty
By danielrbischoff
Posted on 04/15/14
In a world dominated by violent media, Americans are no more eager to go to war than they were in the 1980s or the 1960s or the 1940s. Hasn't it always been someone else's problem? The overwhelming majority would rather go on thinking it had nothing to do with them and there...

GAMING NEWS

New PS3 Slim Has Large Hard Drive, Wii U Doesn't But Supports External Hard Drive

Posted on Thursday, September 20 @ 14:34:51 Eastern by

Whereas the recently announced PS3 Super Slim ("Slim-Slim"?) will come with a 250GB and 500GB SKUs, the Wii U will only come in 8GB and 32GB models. To make up for this, Nintendo will allow easy attachment to external hard drives.

John Koller, SCEA VP of Marketing, has stated in Engadget that the main reason for the PS3's large internal hard drives is due to consumer demand, "to make sure, out of the box, that there is an option for them to be able to download that content". This is in particular why the 12GB Flash-based system available in Europe and Hong Kong is not coming to America, though it should be mentioned that PS3 Slim-Slim  will support USB storage expansion and internal HDD replacement.

Nintendo America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime, however, believes that "the cost of that type of [external[ storgae is plummeting". Instead of forcing consumers to purchase a large hard drive with their console, they will "let the consumer buy as much as they want, as cheaply as they want".

Now, several notes here. First off, Sony is sending a mixed message when you consider that the Vita didn't come with large internal stoarge at all, something that would have been great for downloading PSN's offerings. That said, the PSN catalogue is much more robust that Nintendo eShop's, which would partially explain why it wouldn't make much sense for Nintendo to create a Wii U with a 100GB+ storage.

[Source]


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution