Whoops! Nintendo has revealed the smaller 8GB model will only have 3GB of space left once the system has finished downloading its mandatory installs.
It's not all bad news though, owners of the Standard Wii U will be able to buy an external hard drive if they'd like to install games. Apparently even the relatively small Nintendoland weighs in at 3.2GB, eek!
The Wii U will support up to 2TB of memory from drives that have an external power source. Nintendo has suggested USB storage can be used, although it isn't recommended.