Newer consoles and PCs have generous disk space to install your favorite games, but you can quickly run out of space if you only download a few modern AAA titles. Sure, these games benefit from gorgeous graphics and gigantic worlds compared to previous games, but at a huge cost in hard drive space – so much so that you could store an entire library of games from an older machine for the same amount of space. that a modern game requires.
As Twitter user NCSmaster noted, if you were to download all of the 3DS games from the eShop, put together, they’d be almost the same size as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. His tweet highlights an article from ArsTechnica (opens in a new tab) from 2022 stating that Modern Warfare, along with Warzone, needs a total of around 250GB on PC. While the combined size of the 1,547 3DS titles, or over $13,000 worth of games, is 267GB. Additionally, each Wii U game comes in at 1.2TB, which as the Twitter user points out Jon Cartwright, “is the size of about 6 modern games”.
Every 3DS game on the eShop, over $13,000 worth of games… That’s about the same size as a single modern Call of Duty pic.twitter.com/81rRbd17ZBMarch 18, 2023
This was discovered after a YouTuber, Jirard Khalil, also known as “The Completionist”, took it upon himself to buy all the games on the Wii U and 3DS digital stores before they closed for good on March 27. . This meant buying 866 Wii U games and 1,547 3DS games. It took a total of 328 days, 464 eShop cards and a cost of $22,791.
“When a digital store closes or games are delisted, countless titles risk being lost forever,” Khalil explained in his YouTube video (Opens in a new tab). to prevent all those Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games from getting lost? »
It turns out that it takes a lot of time, money and effort, but compared to modern games, it takes up relatively little space. Khalil says it was “definitely worth it” and will now donate the collection to the Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating gaming history.
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