Report – No hard drive for Project Cafe, has 8GB of Flash Memory

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 18:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The latest in Project Cafe rumors have the console hitting the market minus a hard drive, and instead supporting 8GB of onboard flash-based memory.

According to Kotaku sources, the lack of hard drive could potentially saddle plans for large downloadable titles, however, the game discs themselves supposedly contain 25GB of available space which means you would not need to copy portions of the game onto the hard drive.

It is also being rumored the console will support SD cards along with the fact it will be running at graphics at 1080p.

Add these new nuggets to the already long list of rumors on the console, plus the strokeable touch-screen controller rumor from this morning, and you have yourself a Nintendo E3 press event that you won’t want to miss.

Thanks, StolenGlory.



  1. Joe Anderson

    That’s quite a wii bit of space.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 LOL! :D :D At least more than Wii, amirite?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Would have rather had a 500G HDD. I guess time will tell all.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    hard drive sold seperately…?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. HauntaVirus

    Son of a

    #5 4 years ago
  6. TaTaTow

    The Third party publishers will miss the possibility of selling DLC

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Nice information here so the disc use will have 25 gb, what format is this? well we dont going to need to save games on the consoles thats nice, and the other SD support, well i dont mind that it has 8GB flash based memory, i dont mind this at all, is ok in my book SD are cheap even for large capacity.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OlderGamer


    Your right, but I for one will not miss one bit the possibility to have to buy DLC.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. lexph3re

    Naw, they’ll just have you enter your friendcode with the disc in after verifing your purchase then the dlc on the disc will be enabled. <.<

    Is this thing suppose to sport bluray disc? I could under stand the 8gb of flash. Kinda verified my theory to why some games need the install

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    Oh Nintendo….

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    @Steph true :)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. xino

    just rumour, i wouldn’t buy anything yet

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    lol good point Lex.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. 2plus2equals5

    From kotaku:
    “I’ve heard mixed things about whether Nintendo will cap their machine’s graphical resolution at 1080i or 1080p”


    #14 4 years ago
  15. a7md1990

    Crap….. this means the odds of an online Nintendo Store iz 0%.
    I don’t see backward compatability working without an online store
    ofcourse unless they rerelease all gamecube gamez.. maybe something like the remastered in HD ps2 gamez!!!!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. kingofscotland

    Maybe it will have some way of downloading dlc to the disc there will be plenty room on disc anyway

    #16 4 years ago
  17. a7md1990

    @16.. you mean like re-writable discz??? thizz soundz dangerous man!!!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Actually that is fantastic. Hard drive for console is a stupid idea to begin with. Yeah, it’s easy to install game on the hard drive but thats it.

    Without HDD

    less lags and faster loading in multiplayer. The only thing that i’m sceptical is about Nintendo’s store.
    If they are going to use cloud store then everything here is perfect.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Thats a thought Erth. If Nintendo rolled out some sort of low fee subscript based cloud gaming for retro titles … that would ease the need for HDD and a store with downloads. However this is Nintendo we are talking about so I doubt they will be onboard with something like streaming games.

    but it would be great if they suprised us.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Stardog

    For a company that are so forward-thinking in terms of controllers, they’re far behind when it comes to so many other parts…

    Will this be the last Nintendo console?

    I don’t get why they don’t release an extremely powerful console with an Xbox Live type subscription service.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Stardog, just my two cents, but I think we could be looking at the last round of consoles from everyone. This up and coming gen could be the last. I think streaming(cloud) and digital downloads could well push the PC into the forefront of gaming.

    I just mean that PC could well be the lead platform, while games are streamed via a service like Onlive/Giaka to dedicated consoles. It will prolly make a netbook, cell phone, handheld, modem about all the console your gonna need. If it has broadband, wireless controler/mouse/KB, and and can video out to your TV, your gonna be set.

    How long? No idea. But this next gen prolly won’t start in ernest till MS/Sony launch new systems. And thats prolly 2-3years from now. Add to that a 5-8year life cycle, and we could be talking about all that cloud stuff. Or using it.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Rumors rumors rumors…

    E3 can’t come soon enough.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. sony_sucks

    sony have no ps4 ever

    ps3 and psn ruin sony. no money payed all to fraud

    #23 4 years ago
  24. HauntaVirus


    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Sega eat cheetoes. No more Sony cause GeoFatz sit on Micorshat next for lose yes gaming hack win. And

    #25 4 years ago
  26. sony_sucks

    means sony goes broke. no money=no ps4

    new network cost huge. lost customers cost huge. fraud cost is dead but no worry that is good

    #26 4 years ago
  27. The_Red

    What is it with Nintendo and storage devices? First sticking to cartridges for decades and now rumors of no hard-drive even now that lack of it in some 360 models is causing lots of troubles.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. a7md1990

    @sony_sucks dude your NickName is offensive yet LoOoOoOoOL i’m here crackin’ LOL ^________^

    be careful though :D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Gama_888

    Dey see me trollinn……

    Anyway, No hard drive is a joke imo.
    People want more from their consoles nowadays.
    if they have the choice from 3 shiny machines, 1 just plays games while the other 2 are real media centres that can do much more, which will they choose?

    Unless Nintendo sells it for crazy cheap, I hav 10 dorra.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. spiderLAW


    This is stupid. Hopefully thats the basic model like the Xbox slim

    #30 4 years ago
  31. ManuOtaku

    Oldergamer iam scared of cloud gaming myself, for once i do like consoles and games on physical media call me an old gamer, not pun intended, but we need at least two things rights in order to this be a reality and a real project, first security: if something did teach us the PSN outage was that there is not security in gaming, theres not network save, therefore how about cloud gaming, what a hacker can do with the games i did pruchase if i do not have them on my disc tray, they can stold them and make believe the system i didnt buy it so i will end up loosing all my games, i dont know now iam more concern about this, more than ever before.
    Secondly downloading speeds, well the last time i did dowloaded a game was DC online on PS3 and that thing took almost 2 days and if i recall correctly the game is about 15 gb so that means that a game like uncharted or resistance will take about maybe 5 days, and if i buy six games per month i will spend the moth dowloading rather than playing the games, therefore the speed conections should vastly improve in the years to come.

    In the end i hope this isnt the future i hope consoles keep coming and physical disc too, but thats my humble opinion

    #31 4 years ago
  32. a7md1990


    #32 4 years ago
  33. spiderLAW

    Really…i didnt know it was that funny….YAY ME!

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Hunam

    I guess downloadable content is not what Nintendo care about!

    Fight the status quo! Run against the wind! Other things!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. lexph3re

    @spider it wasn’ but his elongated lol broke into the brink banner that was worth a chuckle.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. lexph3re

    Alos, is that a cup of hot triforce in the pic? Or is that homemade triforce pie? I could really go for a hot slice of POWER! Wisdom tends to fill me up and courage makes me gasey

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    It must have a really fast drive if it uses 25GB discs with no install. I mean, i dont see why the source apparently says that it wont need to install anything because of the disc size. The PS3 goes up to 50GB, and whilst some games use nearly all the space dont need installs, its in no way a guarantee, which is what the source here seems to be insinuating.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Hunam

    Well, it’s probably based on the same type of discs they made for the Wii as they use their own format. The PS3 is a bit unique in the disc read problem. The next playstation console will use BD no doubt but I bet they would have a much, much faster drive and will be able to do away with installs. Though to be honest, I like the option to install anyway.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. HauntaVirus

    LOL, thanks for clarifying that!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. spiderLAW

    I think that the source was being vague purposely.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    “some games that use nearly all the space dont need installs”

    Playstation slave, thats because 99% of games that use 50 GB of space are used for just CUT SCENES.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    ^ Oh fuck off you little cunt. Your trolling amuses no one anymore.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. a7md1990

    guyz seriously these commentz are like standup comedy wow.. I’m starting to fall in love with VG247 :D @42

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Erthazus

    @42, so i’m a cunt now? Wow…

    If you don’t believe me, use “thepiratebay” and check out the games. :D

    #44 4 years ago
  45. CroMagnon

    @sony_sucks I love your contributions, keep ‘em coming.

    In my head, I hear them in this voice:

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Gekidami

    You always have been, seriously, ask anyone.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. a7md1990

    @44 what iz it like being a cunt??

    #47 4 years ago
  48. spiderLAW

    what did you smoke today buddy

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    @47, it’s like .. Some special transformation i don’t know :D ahahaha.

    @Gekidami, dissapointed to know the truth about the space Sony’s first party studios use for Blu Ray? :D Gosh.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. a7md1990

    @49, dude you da man.. a cuntless one :D

    #50 4 years ago
  51. kingofscotland

    @ 17 yeah they would have a portion of the disc reserved for dlc

    #51 4 years ago
  52. spiderLAW

    @ ERTH
    You use pirate bay as a source aye? and then say its the cut scenes
    Your lack of real facts on this subject is not surprising. We really dont expect you to know much about anything anyways

    #52 4 years ago
  53. SOMI

    For the 6th time Nintendo fails are their console, Iwata better have cancer tomorrow and die :) and I hope Miyamoto dies from Leukemia and Reggie from a nasty cancer disease, Nintendo are lousy bunch of twats.

    “Add these new nuggets to the already long list of rumors on the console, plus the strokeable touch-screen controller rumor from this morning, and you have yourself a Nintendo E3 press event that you won’t want to miss.”
    Why the fuck would we wouldn’t want to miss this shit to be conference?

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Nozz

    @53 that’s not even funny.

    Those 25GB discs better be fast, if not we are in for some abysmal loading times.

    Heh I said “we” like I’m actually going to buy it…

    #54 4 years ago
  55. SOMI


    It is when we speak about the worst company ever to receive their death. I don’t recommend you to buy it, and stick with real gaming systems.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    i see site viewerships going downhill as of late…

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Erthazus

    @SpiderLAW, “You use pirate bay as a source aye? ”

    Are you an idiot? Seriously.

    It’s not a source. But you can see every size of xbox 360, Ps3 games or PC games.
    Go and see for example Motorstorm. It’s a fact that game is 4 GB and everything else are just cut scenes. Folders don’t lie, because they are at the result of the product.

    they are just CLONEBLU-RAY format (like CLONEDVD). So sorry, i know exactly what i’m saying.

    or for sake jailbreak your system and run them from your HDD and stop saying stupid stuff.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Christopher Jack

    Well since there’s no solid info about the Wii’s successor, I found this YouTube video from the GDC that gives you a really good idea of what to expect with Sony’s NGP –
    They don’t go into detail since few of it’s specifications have been finalized, but still very informative, love what they’ve done with the Augmented reality, creating that T-Rex was ingenious. Assuming that the front facing camera has a decent framerate, resolution & tracking tech, they could use eye tracking to give us a 3D view

    #58 4 years ago

    Nintendo have lost the plot.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. theevilaires

    LMAO Nintendo has finally gave up its losing fight against the PS2 with the Wii and decided to enter the HD era against the 360 and PS3. I welcome them back up on the mountain top with the legendary PlayStation duking it out for HD glory. I’m looking forward to a proper remake of Ocarina of Time in 1080p or i or whatever the rumors are saying now.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Custard Ganet

    Jesus some of the hate on this thread is unreal,i literally have never read anything like it,how someone be so butt hurt by a company amazes me. Some people who post on here really should go outside from time to time and get some air.

    #61 4 years ago

    tea called it.

    HD remakes of 20 year old nintendo re-makes are surely on the way…

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^ Hopefully we’ll finally get a proper HD remake of Goldeneye007

    #63 4 years ago
  64. StolenGlory


    Wowzers. Whether or not it’s a decent games machine, you really need to shut the fuck up.

    Nothing good ever comes from wishing bad on other folk.

    #64 4 years ago

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