Nintendo might be busy preparing for the launch of the Switch online service later this month, but that hasn't stopped it from rolling out a brand new firmware update for the Wii U. This is the first time the system has received an update since July 2017, according to the patch notes page.

There's nothing particularly exciting about Version 5.5.3. - with further improvements made to the overall system stability along with other minor adjustments. We're guessing this has been rolled out to prevent any recent system exploits. Here are the patch notes:

Improvements to system stability and usability:

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

Are you surprised to see an update to the Wii U's firmware after so long? Are you still playing the system on a regular basis or did you buy a Switch and never look back? Tell us in the comments. 

[via en-americas-support.nintendo.com]