Originally Posted by dan2026
Sorry I am being dense, but does the Wii U have 2GB of memory total?
That seems extremely low, even for a console, in 2013.
In total but only 1GB can be accessed by games. Other 1GB goes to OS and is not accessible by games. In time perhaps Nintendo will find a way to reduce OS footprint (PS3 was reduced from 120 to 50 MB in 2009.), but for now it's pretty massive.