Guitar Hero World Tour Brings Downloads to Wii Owners

Despite a lack of ample storage space, Activision makes good on its word in announcing Thursday that Wii owners will be getting downloadable Guitar Hero expansion tracks.

According to Activision, the newly confirmed Guitar Hero World Tour will be the "first game ever in the Guitar Hero franchise to allow in-game downloadable content on Wii."

The news comes as several publishers have voiced concern over the lack of a Wii hard drive, which discourages developers from releasing downloadable content on Wii, unlike Xbox 360 and PS3 which both support hard drive storage. Nintendo has yet to propose a viable solution.

The Wii does have internal storage for saving game content, but only 512MB worth -- hardly enough to meet the download demands of wired gamers. And while the system supports the use of SD cards for storage, games and content cannot be played from external cards currently.

In March, Harmonix said the Wii version of Rock Band (June 22) would not support downloadable tracks like Xbox 360 and PS3 versions "because the Wii's online capabilities and potential have yet to be fully realized, [and] we wanted to wait before we explored online functionality for Rock Band to ensure that players get the high-quality of online performance they've come to expect."

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