A question about the Wii's Memory Cards

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  1. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    This kind of a dumb question, and my mom kinda wants me to find the answer to this, so...Do the Memory Cards for the Wii have to be made by Nintendo, or can the Wii accept any memory card? I need to know. Thanks!

    EDIT: I also have another question concerning memory for the Wii. Can game saves be stored on the Wii itself? Or will I need the memory card to do it?
     
  2. MegaMoonMan

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    It can use any ol' SD memory cards, and the system has 512 MB built in for saves and virtual console games.

    It breaks the memory down into blocks, and I think the 512 translates to something around 2500 blocks. The older games I've downloaded average around 100 blocks, so there's some room.
     
  3. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    I bought a gig stick with my Wii and it has over 7000 blocks available. Until there's an absolute ton of games for DL or you're saving many, many games on it, the built in memory should do you fine.

    *oh, for the record, my gig stick is of the generic, cheapass variety*
     
  4. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    i got me a non-Nintendo cheap ass brand 1GB mem stick today at Wal-Mart for $13 just for the Wii....

    i was gonna ask this same question but after all the shopping, i went straight to bed.
     
  5. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    lol, you blamed your question on your mom?
     
  6. Valkysas

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    If you get a SanDisk SD card, watch out for their stupid pricing schemes. They have SD cards that are white, which carry the Wii logo and are over twice the price of their normal SD cards.
     
  7. *Deathblade

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    I ALMOST fell for that crap and paid 100 bucks for one of those 2 gig cards...I just couldnt justify that price..then I did a little research and found anyone will do, and picked up a BF 2gig from best buy for 30 bucks!

    Anybody else think nintendo subtly nickel and diming you to death? I mean just to get a wii mote and nuchchuck=70+ bucks...WTF?
     
  8. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    ummm...its $60 for the remote and nunchuck....the PS3/360 controller is $50.

    and not all games need the nunchuck.

    and the Wii SD is way too much...i wish some 3rd party non-Wii version can come out with a White colored one :D 
     
  9. Eric

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    Well, she needed to know in order to do Christmas shopping.
     
  10. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    It's $70 Canadian for a Wiimote and nunchuk. That's not the hard part though. Finding them is the hard part. I'm kicking myself now for not picking up a second Wiimote when I had the opportunity.
     

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