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SanDisk Launches White Nintendo Wii SD Cards

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  1. D_o_S

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    MILPITAS, CA, NOVEMBER 17, 2006 – SanDisk ® Corporation today announced that it is shipping special edition SanDisk SD ™ memory cards to major retailers in conjunction with the release of Nintendo’s new Wii ™ game console, which is compatible with removable flash memory to store game saves, download games and view digital photos.

    The white cards, bearing the label “SanDisk For Wii”, will be available in three capacities – 512 megabytes (MB), 1 gigabyte (GB) and 2GB* -- at gaming and major consumer electronics stores. Suggested retail prices range from $34.99 to $89.99.

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    “We believe that the Nintendo Wii, with its physically interactive format and compelling games, will be a big hit this holiday season, and these co-branded flash cards will make it easy for gamers to purchase memory that allows for the portability of game saves between Wii consoles,” said Christina Day, SanDisk senior product marketing manager.

    Gail Tilden, vice president of brand management for Nintendo of America, headquartered in Redmond, Wash., said, “We’re happy to partner with SanDisk, the leading supplier of flash memory cards in the world, for our launch of the Nintendo Wii. In order for owners to use innovative features such as the Wii Photo Channel, an SD card is a vital accessory.”

    Billy Pidgeon, gaming analyst for IDC, a leading consumer electronics research company, said that game refreshes with new elements from the Web should drive up demand for memory storage. “For game publishers, this is an excellent way to extend the lifespan of a game,” he said. “Also, many older games are getting a second life because they can be re-introduced to a new audience through downloading.”

    Pidgeon said IDC research indicates that most gamers buy accessories for their consoles.** “Along with new consoles and popular games, peripherals are a key revenue driver.” he said. “IDC research indicates that memory cards are second only to game controllers in accessories purchased for videogame consoles.”

    The Nintendo Wii can utilize the SanDisk Wii SD card in several ways. It can store game saves as well as back up Virtual Console games in the Wii Shop Channel. Also, the SanDisk Wii SD card can be used to display JPEG images from digital cameras, with sizes of up to 8,192 x 8,192 pixels. Further, the Wii will accept video files created in QuickTime (motion JPEG) with sizes of up to 848 x 480 pixels. And the Wii will play MP3 audio tracks as background music during a slide show of digital still photos.

    SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.

    Source: SanDisk
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  2. DaMulta

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    Yeah, title is wrong.

    Anyway, I won't buy an SD card because its's white, I'll buy it because it's cheap when I get my Wii.
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    Thx, fixed :)
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    Wait, so now i have to buy seperate memory sticks for my PSP and for my Wii?

    That does it, i waiting until the Wii is emulated (PC will always be best, no matter what).
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    LOL...your a idiot...Whats the point of the Wii then? The controllers is what creates its hype. And no I believe the Wii comes with memory storage right away when you buy it. This is just to add onto the stoarge.
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    Fixed.
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    I tell u that it sucks that u have to buy seperate memory cards for each and every system, and u reply by saying that the remote is good and then explain to me what memory sticks do? And ur calling me "a idiot"?
    Argh! why cant there be a law that lets u shoot idiots in the face?? :banghead:
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    Well, what's the point of emulating the Wii if you're not going to be able to play the games the way it's supposed to be played. The Wiimote is what makes the games better than other consoles and PC games...and some games won't even work without the Wii mote.
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    "That does it, i waiting until the Wii is emulated (PC will always be best, no matter what)."

    This is why I mentioned the remote in response to your emulating comment you idiot ROFL.
  12. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Who are you calling the idiot, me or the other kid?
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    that memory stick is as stupid as OCZ certified memory...
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    Yeah OCZ got me to buy there crap!!
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    Eh...any SD card will work so doesn't really matter. And it's (the SD card) is hidden by a cover when placed on the Wii so no point in getting white. But I'm sure many non-tech kinda people will get these though. But I think the 512mb onboard will do fine for a while.
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    *Goughripoffgough*

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820180627
    SanDisk Standard 2GB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card $59.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820211029
    A-DATA Speedy 2GB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card $28.99

    So basicly you're paying 30 bucks for white color and a Wii text, or 60$ if you switch manufacturer. Sure the white looks nice, but isn't the card in the console, so you can't even see it :) Not like those newegg prices are suggested retail prices, but still.

    EDIT: Azn Tr14dZ beat me in writing.
  18. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Lol, I always beat people to post.:laugh: You explained it more than me though...

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