Nintendo Pushes Wii U Performance Update to Fall

Way back in January, Nintendo announced that a spring software update would add Virtual Console software to the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The company also promised a second update in the summertime that would bring a jump in performance. Unfortunately, it seems the Japanese gaming company no longer plans to release the performance boosting update this season.

Nintendo just pushed out a Wii U update this week. The Verge points to the release notes on the company's website detailing the ins and outs of the update and all the changes it will bring. However, buried in the notes is the following sentence:

"A system update providing further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October."

According to the Verge, Nintendo has confirmed that this update will include a boost in performance.

"This system update includes minor support enhancements, bug fixes and other adjustments to enhance the user experience," the company told the Verge. "The larger system update previously mentioned by Mr. Iwata that provides further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October."

This week's update includes standby functions, as well as further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments to improve user experience.

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  • kinggraves
    At the beginning of the year they promised an update in the spring to reduce load times. That update happened, in the SPRING and reduced load times. They also promised an update after that that would open VC. That update is also out already. The summer update was promised after the Spring one and there was a summer update that you covered in the article. The Fall update is a new update. What your "informative" piece amounts to is Nintendo will continue seasonal updates to improve performance, even though it's written as if Nintendo is delaying something.
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  • dutchling
    It's probably better performance while your on the OS menu.
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  • tului
    Anonymous said:
    At the beginning of the year they promised an update in the spring to reduce load times. That update happened, in the SPRING and reduced load times. They also promised an update after that that would open VC. That update is also out already. The summer update was promised after the Spring one and there was a summer update that you covered in the article. The Fall update is a new update. What your "informative" piece amounts to is Nintendo will continue seasonal updates to improve performance, even though it's written as if Nintendo is delaying something.


    I will give them the credit of being good about updates. However if they released decently fast hardware they wouldn't need to worry so much about tweaking it via update. An AMD APU powered laptop outpowers the WU.

    PS - This forum software is awful. Where on earth did Tom's get it?
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