Nintendo releases major Wii U update: faster load times, better performance

By Rick
Apr 26, 2013
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  1. Nintendo has released a major system update which promises Wii U owners numerous improvements, most notably faster boot times, load times and task switching. The highly repairable console has been criticized for its long loads and sluggish performance, prompting Nintendo's president...

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  2. Still mildly interested in the WiiU but Ninty needs to get a wicked new Zelda, Mario or Metroid game out immediately. NSMB U looks nice enough but it's not a system seller. If they don't get something HUGE out at least 2-3 months before the PS4/NextBox comes out they're in deep doo doo.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    Nintendo? I'd forgotten they even existed. Thinking about it, I don't know anyone who even owns a Nintendo product nowadays although I used to own a Popeye game on a Nintendo handheld back in the early 80's.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    I think the WiiU was in trouble 2 years ago after this interview -

    One thing I should mention is my cell phone is 1080p ;)
  5. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    Well, don't expect much from them at E3. There will be no presser from Nintendo at E3; I assume that means they will not be showing any big games. I could be wrong, but ceding that type of ground to Sony and Microsoft is a tacit admission that the Wii U will in no way be competitive to either machine.
  6. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    Almost everyone I know has had a Wii. (at least 3 out of 5)
    Nintendo sold more Wii units in North America than Microsoft sold Xbox360's.
    Not to mention, everyone's kid has a DS or 3DS. (made by Nintendo)
  7. Ravik

    Ravik TS Rookie Posts: 44   +8

    About time! This update addresses several of the complaints I had with the Wii-U. I'm still waiting for them to stop trying to treat the Wii-U and the 3DS as separate consoles, and join the two together. There's no reason the eShop for Wii-U and 3DS can't serve each other, and there's no reason I shouldn't be able to connect my 3DS to my Wii-U as a secondary controller. The two systems should work together in unison.
    killeriii likes this.
  8. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +93

    I went hands-on only once with a Wii U for about a minute or so. I never played a game, because it just sat there loading.

    If 3DS only had a second analog pad...
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    I've own Wii (White) and Wii (Black) Namco Exerbeat Rocks! But besides all of that Wii U doesn't interest me the Wii (Black) I've had that since early 2012 does all what I need too do.
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    What are the prices like for 'AAA'-Nintendo games in USA? Super Mario Bros 1 on Wii still goes for $60-90 here in Australia, same with any of their other really popular games. The lowest I've seen is like $25 on things like Paper Mario and Kirby's Adventure.

    These things should be $20 a pop.

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