New Wii U update lacks excitement

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If you are looking for some major functionality improvements to Nintendo’s Wii U console, it appears that we still have a while to wait until Nintendo delivers. The company has released an official software update for the system this week, but it is an update that is similar in the mould of Sony’s infamous PS3 security updates with no new features for users to enjoy.

We’ve heard a lot of feedback from Wii U users on how the interface could do with some improving, specifically the seemingly long load times that users have to endure whilst navigating around the system. The integrated YouTube application could also benefit from an update, as at the moment the web browser version clearly outperforms the app – which isn’t good.

Hopefully Nintendo are well aware of this and are working on improvements as we speak as after all – the system is still very new and will take time to become a more complete product. For now though, an update to 2.1.3U is available as a 30MB download and will bring “system stability improvements and other adjustments to enhance the user’s experience”.

There’s no new app additions or any word on a fix to the long load times just yet, so you’ll have to sit back and wait until perhaps E3 2013 when a fresh update may become available. These console updates without any new functionality are tedious to say the least, just ask PS3 users who have had to put up with the exact same thing for years.

As a Wii U owner, are you optimistic that the interface will be improved on before the end of year? Have you experienced the long OS load times first hand?

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  • Adam

    Well if you had done the littlest amount of research before writing this article you would know that before the update was released Nintendo stated that it was a minor update and there would be a major update in April which would add features and speed up loading times. There will also be another major one in the summer. People are too quick to critisise Nintendo and the Wii u

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.robles.10 Stephen Robles

      seriously. i was gonna tell him the same thing. some people…hahaha

  • Cesar Barroso

    from when people should get excited over an update? as a gamer i fell a shame of ourselves.