Wii U's day-one patch will ship with consoles from Spring next year, removing the need for owners of the new console to download it.
Speaking with Gamasutra,?Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime?revealed that the patch was a last-minute decision, however it came at the expense of 5GB of HDD space, which users of the Basic Wii U especially, can ill afford.
"Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers. That creates a dynamic where our developers are working on elements until the very last point possible. That?s why the system update was required on Day One - and this is quite similar to what's happened with other consumer electronic products."
Given that the new firmware will arrive around Spring 2013, this will do away with the need for a day one download, although it seems that early adopters will never get this space back.