Wii U gets a major sytem update today


Nintendo has released a major system update for the Wii U, which you can download today. The update includes improvements to stability and performance, as well as better features and new services.

  • The time has been reduced for Wii U boot time, launching built-in applications, exiting software and returning to the main menu, jumping between apps, and jumping between software and Miiverse.
  • You can now transition to the Wii Menu when the Wii U logo is loading by holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad.
  • Games and applications can now be installed in the background while you’re busy using another app.
  • If you’re still downloading, the Wii U will go in standby mode when powered off. Once all downloads and installations are done, it will then power off.
  • If you want to change or upgrade a USB storage device, you can simply transfer and copy data from one USB storage device to another in Data Management.
  • You can now change the priority of a download if there is a queue list.
  • Your Nintendo Network IDs will be easily readable when turning on the console.
  • In the System Settings, you can now change the TV screen size output.
  • The Miiverse drawing input screen now has an Undo/Redo button.

Coming soon to the Wii U Virtual Console are games like Balloon FightDonkey KongDonkey Kong Jr.ExcitebikeF-ZeroIce ClimberKirby’s AdventureKirby Super StarMario Bros.Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. DreamSuper Mario Bros. 2Super Mario WorldSuper Metroid and Yoshi. If that’s not enough for you, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 games will also be made available soon.

All the games will be playable off the TV screen using just the Wii U GamePad controller, will have customizable controls, Miiverse community support, and instant in-game saves.

Here’s the price list for the different types of games.

  • NES games: $4.99 to $5.99
  • Super NES games: $7.99 to $8.99

If you already have downloaded the games on the Wii, you can transfer them to the Wii U for free. If you want to use the new Wii U features, it will cost you $1 for the NES games and $1.50 for SNES games.

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