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CliffordB

Just wondering what has happened to the supposed next major Wii U console update? I know it got delayed, but, how much longer will it be before we're likely to see it, anyone know?

Also has there been any news/rumours as to what may be included in this long awaited update? I certainly hope it's worth the wait.

Thoughts?

CliffordB

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I remember reading something about it happening mid to late September on this site. So pretty soon I suppose.

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19Robb92

What exactly is said to be included?

I haven't heard anything about any major upcoming WiiU update.

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LeVideoGamer

Hope it comes around November. It's wishful thinking at this point, but if we could get our NNID's linked between the Wii U and 3DS, digital games linked to accounts, the ability to use an account on different consoles and cross game voice chat, I'll be happy.

Oh, and TVii in Europe would be much appreciated.

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LeVideoGamer wrote:

Hope it comes around November. It's wishful thinking at this point, but if we could get our NNID's linked between the Wii U and 3DS, digital games linked to accounts, the ability to use an account on different consoles and cross game voice chat, I'll be happy.

Oh, and TVii in Europe would be much appreciated.

You're not missing much. I've used TVii exactly once.

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RedYoshi999

The only thing Nintendo has mentioned so far is faster opening app times (like the faster closing times we got in the last major update) and that it's coming late September/early October.

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icerazor

19Robb92 wrote:

What exactly is said to be included?

I haven't heard anything about any major upcoming WiiU update.

I think it had to do something with loading applications,etc. faster.

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cookiex

A September 20th launch would be fitting with the price cut and the new bundle (or perhaps when the retail version of Wind Waker HD comes out?).

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WebHead

I personally hope there's more to it than just faster loading times and increased system stability if it got delayed.

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cookiex

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I personally hope there's more to it than just faster loading times and increased system stability if it got delayed.

I'm pretty sure there's going to be more than a few new features given how long it's been since the last major update.

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Mytoemytoe

Can't say I'm expecting much. We keep expecting Nintendo to modernize and jump ahead a few years but they keep evolving at the same pace despite being 3-5 years behind.

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SCRAPPER392

Well, looking at the last update(s), they added:

  • dual ext HDD use
  • faster load times for launching software
  • Spotpass in standby(dlc, updates, etc. while in off mode)

My prediction, but not expectant of, is:

  • NNID/FC link between 3DS and Wii U, which includes Miiverse and shared eShop
  • better friend list features like group chat, better messaging through Miiverse

That's basically all they need to do. They've already confirmed faster load times of some sort, and other features that are "ahead" can be handled pretty easily via Miiverse ala Mario Kart TV for in-game videos or in-game pic sharing.

It's beyond me why people think Wii U can't do these things. The programming is where it's at, not hardware limitations.

EDIT: They're basically aiming to get most, if not all the same features that Xbox One and PS4 are, while still trying to make it free.
Once Wii U has a better implemented in-game video/pic sharing option, and better communication, it will pretty much be the same while still being free.

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Cyberbotv2

If it gets even faster, that would be great. Since we're all wishing for stuff here, I'll make one. Playing Wii games on your Gamepad. Probably impossible.

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johnvboy

I thought we were going to see a virtual console update with perhaps the N64 getting support,I would like the gamecube as well but I think that's asking too much.

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rallydefault

TheLilK98 wrote:

LeVideoGamer wrote:

Hope it comes around November. It's wishful thinking at this point, but if we could get our NNID's linked between the Wii U and 3DS, digital games linked to accounts, the ability to use an account on different consoles and cross game voice chat, I'll be happy.

Oh, and TVii in Europe would be much appreciated.

You're not missing much. I've used TVii exactly once.

I disagree. I think it's wicked fun, actually. I use it for NFL games and when Survivor or The Amazing Race are in-season. It takes just a few seconds to set up, and it doesn't intrude on your watching experience at all. It's just fun to take a peek at the gamepad every now and then and see what some other people out there think about what just happened on screen. I'm not one for these social networking experiences, but heck, I've even posted a few times! It's fun!

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Sortvind

at some point they are going to shave off some of the ram the wii u os uses, to free up for more possibility in games.

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Captain_Toad

rallydefault wrote:

TheLilK98 wrote:

LeVideoGamer wrote:

Hope it comes around November. It's wishful thinking at this point, but if we could get our NNID's linked between the Wii U and 3DS, digital games linked to accounts, the ability to use an account on different consoles and cross game voice chat, I'll be happy.

Oh, and TVii in Europe would be much appreciated.

You're not missing much. I've used TVii exactly once.

I disagree. I think it's wicked fun, actually. I use it for NFL games and when Survivor or The Amazing Race are in-season. It takes just a few seconds to set up, and it doesn't intrude on your watching experience at all. It's just fun to take a peek at the gamepad every now and then and see what some other people out there think about what just happened on screen. I'm not one for these social networking experiences, but heck, I've even posted a few times! It's fun!

Heh, different strokes 4 different folks, I guess.

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