It seems that having the standard issue 8GB Wii U is not exactly the best way to go about doing things if you want to pick up the next generation Wii U console from Nintendo. Why do we say so? You might start off with 8GB on paper, but after performing all of the mandatory installations, you are left with nothing but 3GB of storage space. This is extremely paltry when you think about it, even more so in this day and age. Having said that, you might have thought that you would have saved up some money right from the get go with the 8GB Wii U, but in the end, you will most probably be forced to purchase additional external hardware, assuming you are an average gamer who wants more than just one game being played at any one time.
Heck, even lightweight games like the Nintendo Land that weighs in at a mere 3.2GB is unable to sneak its way aboard the Wii U comfortably. You ought to take note that the Wii U will be able to support up to 2TB of memory from drives which rely on an external power source. Nintendo did say that USB storage can be used, although it would not come across as recommended.