Last week we discovered that the Wii U will need to be updated with a patch on day-one of launch to enable you to use features such as Miiverse, Wii U Chat and the eShop.

North America was also told that TVii, the service that allows users to navigate through their online video subscriptions more easily, will also be available on day-one by downloading an update – however it has now been revealed that this is not the case as the patch is being pushed back to December.

It’s the same for the other video content apps such as Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and Netflix. Although we know TVii will be available at some point in December, Nintendo are being more sketchy with their individual release dates simply saying they will arrive “in the coming weeks”.

Rest assured that it is only the multimedia applications that won’t be available so features such as Miiverse, Wii U Chat, eShop and Wii backward compatibility will all be available from the get-go by downloading the available patch.

Will you be disappointed not to see TVii available on day of launch?