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Rumor: Nintendo’s Next Console to Lack Hard-drive

Nintendo took some heavy fire from critics and fans for not including any type of internal storage in the Wii. It looks like they haven’t taken it into account as reports coming in form Kotaku are hinting at the next console lacking a hard-drive as well. Reports say that it will instead come with a measly 8 GB of flash storage. It is leaps and bounds ahead of the Wii’s 512 MB, but it still isn’t up with the times. There are also reports saying that their new disc format will be able to store up to 25 GB and support up to 1080i or 1080p. It seems a bit strange that they would stop at 1080i, but really 720p is all you need unless you are playing on an insanely large TV so it isn’t a huge deal. I suspect if the reports of no hard-drive are true it may be a cost issue. Considering the system may have a controller with a screen in it and possibly greater than current generation graphics. This may be a way for Nintendo to keep their consoles selling at a profit. Also as an extra note I do know that the controller image is fake.

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