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Team Meat frustrated by WiiWare 40MB limit

Refenes reveals limits for 3DS eShop are a more reasonable 2GB, wants to publish on Wii U

Team Meat's Tommy Refenes has shared his frustrations over the strict 40MB limit Nintendo places on WiiWare, and revealed the 3DS eShop's limit stands at a more generous 2GB.

"[WiiWare's] 40MB is horrible, but [the 3DS eShop's] 2GB is reasonable," he said of the file size restrictions in an interview with Nintendo Gamer.

"Super Meat Boy would have been on WiiWare if we could have had just a few more megabytes of space - you can only compress stuff so much before you have to start cutting out huge parts of your game. Unfortunately, at that point, it just isn't worth the time."

2GB is around the size of most retail games created for the handheld too.

Despite the problems the restrictions had caused the developer in the past, Refenes still wanted to develop for the new Nintendo platform.

"If we can in the future, we'd like our next game to be on Wii U as well as everything else."

Team Meat earned a reputation as outspoken after Refenes attacked Xbox Live Arcade at GDC last year.

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