IGN has revealed that the Wii U system needs an update to add certain functionality.
The site's revealed that it now has a Wii U in its office, adding that it needed to update the system in order to add features such as Miiverse, Wii U Chat, Nintendo TVii and the eShop.
Apparently those buying the retail version of the Wii U will also be required to update the system on day one.
We are hoping to be able to provide you with as much Wii U coverage as we possibly can, allowing you to choose the best games for you and understand the features of the system. Look out for our coverage leading up to and after launch.