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Wii U system update now live

The latest system update for the Wii U is now available, bringing a quick start menu and other changes to offer a more refined experience.

Users will find plenty new in this latest system update, all of which is listed below.

New Features:

- A Quick Start Menu is now displayed when users press the GamePad POWER Button or -HOME Button to power on the Wii U
Users can start recently played or newly installed software directly from the Quick Start Menu
- Wii U GamePad Alerts (special notifications from Nintendo) can be displayed on the GamePad when the Wii U is powered down
- Users will be notified with an audio ringtone when a new GamePad Alert is displayed
- GamePad Alerts that have been received can also be viewed through the Quick Start Menu

Changes to Standby Functions:

- System updates will now automatically install after download when the Wii U is in Standby

Changes to the Wii U Menu:

- The User Settings screen now displays when users select their User Mii from the Wii U Menu
- The design and layout of the Users Settings screen has been updated
- This includes the ability to switch the active user from the User Settings screen

Changes to System Settings:

- Quick Start Menu options have been added to Power Settings
- Wii U GamePad Alert options are located within the Quick Start Menu options

Changes to the HOME Menu:

- A Notification icon is now available on the HOME Menu, allowing users to launch the Notifications feature from the HOME Menu

Improvements to system stability and usability:

- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Edited On 03 Jun, 2014

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PhilyB's avatar
PhilyB 2 years ago
sweet, some cool features
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CHRISTIAN 2 years ago
All well and good, but where is the ability to make folders?
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Dead 2 years ago
Checking it out now.
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Akemi no Zero 2 years ago
Great nice update.
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Dead 2 years ago
Not impressed with the update, downloaded and installed, but after powering down and back up several times have still not managed to get the quick start menu, just a message saying it's not ready and to try again later.
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Dead 2 years ago
Working now, noticed because the Home button was flashing, not sure it's made much of a difference to start up times, but it works well enough, and it's nice to get notifications even when it's off.
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SquareSofty 2 years ago
Sounds good to me :) been wondering when the next update is.

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