Update patch 1.1.4 has now been released for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, but it is quite large that owners of the 8GB version of the console don’t have enough space to install it.
Unlike the PS4 and Xbox One, game installs are not mandatory for every video game for Wii U. However, Super Smash Bros. has had a lot of update patches to support the DLC that is coming out. The size of the patches and DLC have grown a tremendous amount since the game came out.
As reported by Kotaku, many 8GB Wii U owners are frustrated that their consoles have not enough space to install the new update patch for the game. The hard drive space is simply too small to handle all of the game data
The best thing for users to do is invest in an external hard drive so that they have enough space to download large game patches in the future. 8GB is far too small in this day and age of video gaming. Even the “bigger” 32GB model of the Wii U pales in comparison to the 500GB and 1TB hard drives offered by the PS4 and Xbox One.
Hopefully this is a sign that Nintendo will ship a much larger hard drive for the NX console coming out in the near future. Game patches and file sizes are getting bigger so hard drive spaces should have enough space to fit them.