Nintendo Rolls Out New Wii U System Update

We've got the full list if the features included this time around.

When you boot up your Wii U system the next time around, you’ll have to download System Update 3.0 that just went live on the Nintendo Network.  It’ll take a little bit to download but it’s all for the better, as the company has listed all the improvements being made to the service with this latest update.

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Here’s the list in full, courtesy of 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 Wii U Virtual Console update has just gone live as well, giving you access to a number of classic NES and SNES games.  Panorama View should be live soon as well.

The update is free of charge and should prompt upon booting up your system.  You’ll need to buy the Virtual Console games individually, however.

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