New Wii U Update Brings Faster Load Times

Tired of those dreadfully long load times switching from application to application on the Wii U?

Wii U’s most recent update, which is now available for download, fixes these load times alongside new features.

These features include (as said by Nintendo):

  • The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications, and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.
  • While the Wii U logo is being displayed during the system startup, users can directly transition to the Wii Menu by holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad.
  • Users can install games and applications from the Nintendo eShop in the background while other software is being used.
  • When powering off during a download, Wii U will go into a standby mode, then power off when all downloads and installations are complete.
  • Users can transfer and copy data between two USB storage devices in Data Management. This allows users the opportunity to upgrade or replace a current USB storage device that is connected to the Wii U Console.
  • Users can control the priority of their downloads when downloading multiple items at once.
  • Improved account selection when powering on the system now displays Nintendo Network IDs to clearly distinguish accounts.
  • TV screen size output can now be adjusted in the System Settings.
  • An Undo/Redo button was added to the Miiverse drawing input screen.

The update additionally lays the foundation for the Wii U’s upcoming Virtual console and Panorama View.

Don’t forget if you own any NES or SNES games on the Wii’s Virtual Console, you will be able to play them on the GamePad and use its features for an extra $1 and $1.50 respectively.