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wrhd

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Nintendo of America is offering some very practical advice on Twitter this holiday season.

Giving #WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before wrapping so it’s good to go as soon as it’s opened!

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rayword45

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But I like my gifts new, not used :/

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xBASSxMONSTAx

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I doubt most parents will even read this. lol

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If I get what I want on my list this year, the hour it'll be updating will force me to have a reason to play NSMB2 for an hour, because I'm sure I'll be playing Wii U all week if I get one.

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DudeSean

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xBASSxMONSTAx wrote:

I doubt most parents will even read this. lol

Maybe this is advice for people who are getting their parents a Wii U.

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mastersworddude

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Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

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SCAR392

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mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

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Tasuki

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Would do this but my Wii U has been wrapped up for a month now.

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SCAR392

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Would do this but my Wii U has been wrapped up for a month now.

Awww... How touching. Haha. Every single thing I ever buy is used by everyone at my house, so a gift to myself is a gift to everyone around me as well in a way. Plus, I bought it on launch day not as gift.

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They're probably just afraid their network won't handle it when everyone hooks up their new Wii U x-mas morning. It's not as though the system can't update in the background while you start playing it.

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CM30

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Why not make sure the next shipment of Wii Us are already updated? I agree the advice is okay for those already on the market, but I'll be damn disappointed if future Wii U console shipments still need to be updated after being bought.

Honestly, it's things like this that make me miss the days of no downloadable content or patches, because Nintendo would HAVE to get it right first time.

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DudeSean

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CM30 wrote:

Why not make sure the next shipment of Wii Us are already updated? I agree the advice is okay for those already on the market, but I'll be damn disappointed if future Wii U console shipments still need to be updated after being bought.

There will often times be an update in-between the packaging and the time that somebody hooks it up in their living room.

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Honestly, it's things like this that make me miss the days of no downloadable content or patches, because Nintendo would HAVE to get it right first time.

I still find it hilarious that that was Nintendo's stance and then games like Other M and Skyward Sword had glitches that could've easily have been fixed with updates.

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SCAR392

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Wii U consoles are going to be shipped w/ the updates sometime next year, but even after that, there are going to be more updates after that. An update could have to be made to activate the update for all we know... If you guys are really disappointed from a couple updates, just imagine how PS3/Xbox 360 owners feel. There's probably been at least a 100 updates for those consoles, all being different lengths, but still alot of time overall. I think it's becoming more apparent to update questioners/critics that more powerful consoles just need to be updated regardless. It's just a standard.

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SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

@SCAR392 An hour update is extremely long when you start up that console you paid $350 for and you are extremly eager to use it.

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Jaz007 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

@SCAR392 An hour update is extremely long when you start up that console you paid $350 for and you are extremly eager to use it.

And this is the case for just about ANY electronic today :P Not sure why this is anything new :P

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mellloyellow02

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just press cancel to download in background

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Jaz007 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

@SCAR392 An hour update is extremely long when you start up that console you paid $350 for and you are extremly eager to use it.

I could have sworn that PSN going down for months, and constant updates were worse. Oh ya, and/or paying for Xbox Live. Download in background, or wait and have some pie. Has anyone upgraded to Windows 8 lately?

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SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

I guess they were unable to get functions such as usable USB devices to be built in.

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SCAR392 wrote:

Jaz007 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

@SCAR392 An hour update is extremely long when you start up that console you paid $350 for and you are extremly eager to use it.

I could have sworn that PSN going down for months, and constant updates were worse. Oh ya, and/or paying for Xbox Live. Download in background, or wait and have some pie. Has anyone upgraded to Windows 8 lately?

The Wii U's opening update was far worse than PS3s updates ever were, and comparing it to psn going down, thats like saying a traffic jam isn't as bad as being in a car crash.

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Jaz007 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Jaz007 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

@SCAR392 An hour update is extremely long when you start up that console you paid $350 for and you are extremly eager to use it.

I could have sworn that PSN going down for months, and constant updates were worse. Oh ya, and/or paying for Xbox Live. Download in background, or wait and have some pie. Has anyone upgraded to Windows 8 lately?

The Wii U's opening update was far worse than PS3s updates ever were, and comparing it to psn going down, thats like saying a traffic jam isn't as bad as being in a car crash.

I have a PS3, and alot of the updates are long for small things. As for traffic jams not being as bad as a wreck, I completely agree.

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SCAR392 wrote:

mastersworddude wrote:

Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!

The fact is though, is that it's not. They probably had the Wii U consoles boxed and ready to go before the updates were even finalized. I've heard alot of people complaining about the update, but it actually doesn't even take that long. People just expect everything to be instant, and after that, it's too late. Nintendo didn't leave it blank to piss people off.

I guess they were unable to get functions such as usable USB devices to be built in.

Apparently. Like I said, they're not trying to piss people off.

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