Planned performance update is pushed back a few months.
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.