Wii U Spring System Update Details revealed

All the details about next week’s Wii U system update are out in the wild.

Next week, the first major Wii U update will arrive. Entitled ‘Spring Update’, the main focus is to reduce the loading times of Wii U menus.

But that’s not all it’s offering

  • Loading times will be improved when switching between software or when returning to the Wii U menu.
  • The ability to copy and move data between USB drives will be added.
  • The Wii U will automatically install new software that you have downloaded in the background while playing a game.
  • Software updates will automatically be downloaded (even without starting the software).
  • You can immediately access Wii Mode while the Wii U is starting up if you hold the B button.
  • The Wii U will continue downloading and installing software even if the system is turned off.
  • The Wii U Virtual Console will be added the day after the update.

Interesting additions. Many of them are paid for by PS+ subscribers. Copying data between USB drives. New software will be installed in the background even when playing a game and software updates will automatically be downloaded even if you haven’t started the software? Games continue to download even when console is turned off.

Most excitingly, the Virtual Console will be available the day after release.

It sounds like Nintendo are capatilising on a few features announced for the PS4 and their competitors and are wanting to give the system a more next-gen feel, adding a sense of convenience.

I have to say, the Spring update is bringing a lot more than I expected and I like it. A lot.


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Ray Willmott

Ray is one of the original founders of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer, PG.biz, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,
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