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Nintendo to offer Wii U cloud storage for save games and player profiles

Wii U cloudNintendo will be adding a Wii U cloud storage feature for the new console sometime in 2013, according to a source. Following the trend of cloud storage, Nintendo is said to be working on a cloud storage solution for the Wii U via the new Nintendo Network. The new cloud storage option would give 512 MB of online storage to each gamer, tied to his Nintendo Network profile. The cloud storage system is said to be exclusively for save games and player profile data.

The Wii U cloud is currently in development but will launch sometime in 2013 in Japan, followed by a worldwide roll-out. Nintendo is reportedly working with Seattle, WA-based Mozy, Inc., which has been offering cloud and backup storage for consumers since 2005. A source from within Mozy tells Wii U Daily that the company was approached by Nintendo in 2010, but that work on the service began in late 2011. The Wii U cloud will be seamlessly integrated into the Wii U channels and will be tied to the specific Wii U user account.

Nintendo’s main competitors, Sony and Microsoft, both offer cloud storage for save games and user files, the latter offering 512 MB free via Xbox Live.

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  • nathant16

    Cool, this is exactly what i wanted.

  • david6

    I wonder what it all includes, i think its a clue, it feels like christmas. :)

  • Smurfman256

    kinnda a given that they would include some form of cloud functionality, wouldn’t you think?

    • david6

      Well its what we wanted but hoping can have nintendo friends interface and for online playing, my curiosity is peaked.

  • alienfish

    I love the way they worded that last sentence: “…free via Xbox Live.” No, no, those are paying customers. I believe this cloud storage service from Nintendo will mark the first free one on consoles. Shoot me down if I’m wrong.

    • david6

      I dont mind paying for premiun service.

      • alienfish

        And you call Nintendo fans puppets… Looks like MS has its hand all the way up your a** and you’re just lovin’ it aren’t you?

        • david6

          Are you wanting a responce, i would have said walk the plank, but your already a fish your ignorant, i like a good interface, and its true, guess dont need much memory if gam

          • david6

            If games come from cloud

          • User With No Name

            Great comeback!

        • david6

          Maybe cant plank a fish, but could boil it in its own head.

    • ThatGuy

      With that logic PS3’s is free via PS+. Reality is they both cost money, journalism fail.

  • david6

    (trying out new background marker)

  • swic11

    I hope its free, but I actually agree with David6, if its premium content, I will buy a years subscription for about $50-$60 a year

  • roo

    MAN, Nintendo is just not leaving ANY loose ends with the Wii U! They want this to succeed, and it sure as hell will if we keep getting updates like this! It will most likely be free, but what the hell do I know?

  • Dan7el(WiiU day one purchase)

    Too bad you can’t store the whole games on the cloud. Then you could visit your friends and get on their WiiU and log in to your account and play and show them your new game and such. But in all seriousness I really hope they allow hardrives or provide one to store these big Wii U downloads. These games will take a lot of space and a 32 gig sd card won’t cut it I think.

    • roo

      32 gigs could hold over 5 games on it, considering the largest games made so far are about 6 gigs. If you’re really that worried about it, use some sort of thumb drive instead. They can come in some pretty large sizes.

      • Juelz345

        “considering the largest games made so far are about 6 gigs”

        I have Vita games that are 4GB. Many retail games on Xbox & PS are way larger than 6 gigs, and with thw Wii U finally doing HD, you can get that there will many a game that passes 6 gigs. Games like Mass Effect 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Max Payne 3 and other that require multiple disks on 360 are well over 6 gigs. LBP uses most of Blu-Ray Disk.

        So, no, a 32 gig memory card will not be adequate for downlaoding retail games, unless you plan on deleting games when your not using them.

        Persoanlly I’ll more than likely being downloading most of my games so an external harddrive will be purchased day and date with my Wii U.

    • hawthorneluke

      Considering that the games will come on blu ray discs, I’m pretty sure those that’ll be downloading retail games will need to spend the extra money on their favourite external HDD to store them. Those that are content with using discs from the shops won’t be forced to buy an external HDD and should be fine storing other small downloads on the built in flash memory.

  • christopher robin

    Tut tut it looks like rain. I want to see fireworks.

  • Your mom

    512 mb… Yeah, there’s almost no point in that.

    • david6

      Yah but its also for player profile, read much?

      • david6

        I guess its not much but thats probly free, with membership probly get more memory. But actually your right oops,(probly only hold 2-3 games) and box needs harddrive.

        • hawthorneluke

          No it doesn’t. If you’re just storing the saves/profiles of your favourite games etc then 512MB should be plenty. Who knows if you’ll be able to log into your account on a friends wii u and download all your content there though, but that’d be very surprising.

          The games will come on blu ray discs. 512MB would not hold 2-3 of those games anyway. If you want to download them over buying discs, then according to recent news, you can! But of course the people that prefer downloading over using discs will need to buy their favourite external HDD to store them all on, which they’ll be able to get at a price they like (as they’ll be picking it). They won’t be forced to buy some expensive propriety crap. Those that are content with buying discs from the shops won’t be forced to spend the extra money on something they won’t need and should be fine storing other small downloads on the built in flash memory.

          Makes sense to me.

          • hawthorneluke

            That plus, the comment below has a very good point. If you can download games normally, why would everyone need to store their downloaded games again on the cloud, taking up tons of wasted space (with exact copies of the same game). If the game is online for everyone to download, then your own personal saves/profiles are all you need.

      • Your mom

        Oh…0_0′ I thought it was just all together. I also kind of read what catches my eye.

    • alienfish

      IF Nintendo was planning on streaming games and such through the cloud they wouldn’t need to make a copy for everyone. The game would come from maybe a few sources for everyone to download from. The only thing you would really need cloud storage for on a console would be any data that is specific to a single person like game saves or Mii data. 512MB is plenty of storage.

      • hawthorneluke

        While obvious after reading, very good point!

      • david6

        But yah your right about this, i didnt think of it. That makes even better.

        • david6

          Well then nintendo should invest in their own supercomputer and tech support.

  • Eddy120876

    I read some of the comments and some do make sense and some are a bit vague. 512 is only good for basic profile and some extra’s but nothing else. they should take the Apple,Dropbox etc etc that start you at 5GB. You ask why 5gb is simple because we all know that you will begging to collect trophies etc etc and that takes over 5gb in less then a year.

    • amatboy4010

      Yah, more storage is better.

      • Eddy120876

        Correct Amatboy

        512 is not what it used to be back in the days. Now adays 512 for storage is not enough.

        • Davidnandini

          first of all if you are a non stop gamer you wil find it buggy(lag) and that will drive you crazy because you will bcmaee not a fair game.THe best way to do is to get close to the wireless modem or get a attachment with the console to plug with the pc and get full Straight.I also recommend that if you are using someone eElse’s wireless ruther i think the best way is to buy 1 for you own and use it for ever .trust e its worth it.

  • amatboy4010

    I think more storage is better.

  • nathant16

    Well I would like it and think it will be cool. I think this thread is done.

  • david6

    I think a dream interface w cloud, good, and profile an friends extrafun, new experience

    • david6

      Just a crude taste of modern interface, checkout scrolledit on reddit. Then imagine that online or friends chat and online gaming rooms. Youll never look at facebook, online gaming or even the internet the same.

      • david6

        Imagine something way better than scrolledit that on our game consoles. Now your starting to understand star trek interfacing.

        • david6

          So after your brain stops hurting, imagine you can pick and choose (sites closed) choose sites to open and each site open is live feed. Its called 3d interfacing, the menu is there for games/friends/browsing, but can overlap, move around, open and close at will, but they all start off as closed.

          • david6

            Then you can sell an ugly generic box.

          • amatboy4010

            Well a new game console can easily handle a 3d interface. But for some downgraded pcs it would have to be packaged with an at least 64 3d graphics card, unless 3d x could be downloaded.

  • A1424andy

    that would be awesome but i don’t want to pay money to use the cloud storage like the xbox360 that i need to have xbox live to use the cloud storage.

  • Medium

    Elvis doesn’t know what David6 is talking about.

  • david6

    Look up “incredible 3d interfacing youtube” that will kinda show what we do. The technology exists today and is real(im looking at it right now(but the funny thing for us after we broke single page binary, we dont know how we did it)) lol.). But ours is chaotic, but we can at least keep 5 fav sites live feed, of bout 50+ users before site shuts down.

  • Jadnice

    Brilliant move. Yet another example of how serious Nintendo is taking the Wii U and its capabilities.

  • Medium

    Elvis does not know what David6 is talking about.

  • nathant16

    Dont mind david, hes a little strange, i found him up all night on the fourth floor attic in a hidden room on a computer, my dad has a big house. Personal stuff aside, 3d interfacing is coming, but wont be out until windows 9, if there is a “cloud” for consoles, then users will be able to upgrade when its release, maybe?

    • nathant16

      But I have to give david credit, hes the one who found out that microsoft is secretly working on 3d interface for windows9.

      • nathant16

        All Ares cares about is power, but he didnt know how to do it anyways. But yah, if there is a cloud we may be able to download a “working” form on our console. Im going back to bed. Yawn.

        • amatboy4010

          3d interfacing is very possible on a games console with high res. 3d grapics cards, they make 3d games dont they? But i think for downgraded pcs, may need to be packaged with at least minimal 3dgraphics card.

  • Michael

    I think this is good, since they are really catching up to Xbox Live and PSN.

  • http://sads josh with the truth

    well the 3ds has folders and this is probably like the folders u know that’s my guess I don’t get worked up over stuff like this so whatevs

    • david6

      Walk the plank puppet. This is far beyond 3ds folders.

      • david6

        Here, i want to sound like a puppet(cop out) uh the 3ds has folders, probly same, i dont get worked up this kinda stuff, whatevs, whatevs whatevs whatevs, dont i sound like a cool thug when i say whatevs. Were talking about the future of game consoles, pc windows, how spacecraft will be runned, but the best ninyendo could send out is whatevs :p

        • david6

          But dont be alarmed, we know reginal fil lives by “disruptive inovation” invented by clayton christianson, basically is forced retardation.

          • david6

            Hey japan, if you love “disruptive inovation” and reginal fil aime, then you will never be able to ride in my spaceship, whatev: p

  • david6

    Theyre just jealous because they cant compete with ms. :p unless ibm can do something.oops.

    • Your mom

      Micro soft is the worlds largest copycat company.

  • david6

    E3 is like only in 3 weeks, and if nintendo can’t bring it, they will eat you alive, and your stocks will drop to ZERO, and you’ll see billions of dollars just disapear.

    • alienfish

      They have billions in surplus funds, not tied up in stocks. Nintendo isn’t going anywhere.

      • david6

        They have billions in surplus funds, not tied up in stocks. Nintendo isnt going anywhere. So what am i suppose to agree with everything? I heard that line more times can count. Its a lie, its all in stocks. And the reason nintendo isnt going under is because theyre actually gonna bring it. Dont argue with the person that gets specs before anyone else. I was the first to know their specs at gamescom, and after upgraded. Dont ambarres your survivor.

        • nathant16

          I thought we boiled the fish in its own head.

          • david6

            Well aparently it keeps breathing

        • david6

          So is that statement an excuse? And to mislead investors. Trust me fish, i dont have to do anythin, and your guys gaga, that ive put up for so long, is done. Fry bit##. Its eithor the REAL DEAL or nothing, you dont come to poker table empty handed. Sorry for all messages, but i am sick of these matha fuc##in puppets!

  • david6

    Here, i got it,(people who havent paid attention after gamescom 2011) ok puppets save your breath, thus is what theyll say(by the way brain washed by reginal fil, fast food propertour,) ok here i go, no puppets say anything: ” I love it, woo hoo, I will buy day one, oh no I will buy it at midnight release, I love the controller, everything should be cheap, I like a generic fast food console, theirs hearts comming out of my butt, my ears(wherever else) save your breath puppets, I like it, mario mario mario mario mario mario, pikmin pikmin pikmen, pokemon pokemon pokemon, picachu picachu picachu,(1989 hardware) zelda zelda zelda zelda, raynan. I like the ugly generic wii 1989 box yay:) :) :) :)

    • david6

      This is what they say. Now Josh the Truth, THATS THE TRUTH, BIT##¡¡¡¡

    • david6

      Next day: (Im sorry, i retract this above statement from yesterday; i was refering to last year gamescom hardware and troubles, design discontent and now discontent interface, and basicly a years worth of puppet fighting frustrations. But specs from few months ago and new leaks show very good modern hardware.)

  • david6

    Its not up to puppets, its not up to our crew, but because their not tech spys, they dont know, THAT NINTENDO WILL BRING IT, were talkin steller specs, state of the art interface, cool design, watch out, a tech spy knows even more than a puppet, theyre bringing it. So when you say you love it and dont, after E3 you will love it. Trust me on that. They just kept the puppets in the dark, but you dont know what we know.

    • Your mom

      What puppets, do you mean the muppets? Lol

  • nathant16

    So it ends with another thred where david6 goes psycho, as much as we apreciate his tallents, sometimes he goes too far, I stand by this, standing litteraly next to david, but its nintendos choice, but this is his campaign and hes driving me crazy. I cant keep up with him, i just thought a black console was good, but now my mind is messed up. Maybes hes right, but brother i dont know if I can keep your back. An audience please forgive him, hes autistic. Peace

    • nathant16

      I just thought he was going to calm down, but hes getting worse, please dont encourage him.

      • david6

        Well im sickened that nintendo is inferior. It makes me sick. And i hate reginald fil -aim, on his “disruptive technology” bad hardware for cheap price theory. And i want a red nintendo. Im not gone till i see who wins the console wars. But this cloud thing can help them advance, and for cheapis, dont have to use it or be free, but dont stop us who want premium membership from getting it. And yah, i need my geodon(medication) ha ha lol.

  • pach

    I remember reading something about an upcoming wii u game (if you guys remember the name, share) that will access save files from steam cloud.
    Now i have to ask this, do steam have something to do with this nintendo cloud?

  • The king of hyrule

    I wonder what’s for dinner…

  • james braselton

    hi there i will buy a whopping 128 gb sdxc card 4 256 gb usb flash drives or external solid state flash storage for a whooping 1.2 terabytes flash storage soo i dont need or want a slow internal hard drive

  • james braselton

    hi there apple offers 5 gb cloud for free