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New Wii U update lacks excitement

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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