System Update News

News: Wii U System Update Can Be Downloaded in the Background

Wii U System Update Can Be Downloaded in the Background

Play while you wait

If one complaint drowned out all others among excited Wii U owners on launch day, it was the waiting time to install the system update. Depending on your internet speed and the performance of the Nintendo servers, the download typically seemed to take anything between 45 minutes and three hours, and then you'd have another 10-15...

News: TVii Application Won't Be Available On Wii U Launch

TVii Application Won't Be Available On Wii U Launch

Will arrive in December

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...

News: Wii U Will Require Day One Update for Key Features

Wii U Will Require Day One Update for Key Features

Miiverse, Wii U Chat, eShop and TVii included

Wii U is getting so close that we can smell the packaging, and vital details about what to expect out of the box are starting to emerge. While many are no doubt hoping that preview systems will reveal Wii U's secrets to the world, it seems that we'll all have a little longer to wait. As reported by IGN,...

News: 3DS System Update is Available Now

3DS System Update is Available Now

Don't get excited, though

Nintendo's relatively regular updates to the 3DS system continue today, with version 4.3.0-10U available for download now in Europe and North America. If you don't update manually we'd expect a SpotPass notification and prompts to arrive shortly. Unfortunately for those of us still dreaming of adding colours or icons to...

News: Nintendo Patents Improvements for 3DS Download Play

Nintendo Patents Improvements for 3DS Download Play

Less pesky waiting

Download Play has been a positive feature since it was introduced in the DS family of handhelds, especially for those that don't have an internet connection or in some games where only one game cart is needed for multiple people to play. Many of us may not use it that often, but it's an extra that shows Nintendo's devotion to...

News: First 3DS Update Sends 3D Video to Your Machine

First 3DS Update Sends 3D Video to Your Machine

And for free, too

3DS isn't even officially out in the West yet, and already Nintendo has sent out a system update that adds new features to the machine. Gamers in Europe receive a pretty stunning 3D video montage of skateboard, skydiving, flowers growing and more, whereas North American consoles get a free music video from OK Go! We'll leave it to...

News: Did Nintendo Secretly Patch The Conduit?

Did Nintendo Secretly Patch The Conduit?

Spawning glitch reportedly a non-issue after System Menu 4.2 update

Players of High Voltage Software's online FPS The Conduit are familiar with this scenario: after waiting up to five minutes to connect to a new multiplayer game, you'd spawn seemingly into a wall and not be able to do anything, not even leave the game without shutting down the console. It was one of those bugs that was as endlessly..

News: System Update 4.2 Bricking Wiis Left, Right and Centre

System Update 4.2 Bricking Wiis Left, Right and Centre

Consoles slightly left of centre should be fine, though

The Wii only received its 4.2 update the other day, but already the Internet's alive with reports it's causing machines to stop working completely, with many popping up on our very own forums. The update's major purpose was to remove the Homebrew Channel from consoles, as well as protect the...

News: Wii System Update 4.2 Hits US

Wii System Update 4.2 Hits US

Addresses "behind-the-scenes" fixes

Little white boxes hooked up to WiiConnect24 in the US should have a little blue light emanating from the front as Nintendo have updated the Wii's System Menu yet again. According to the letter delivered by Nintendo's digital pigeons: This update provides behind-the-scenes fixes that will not affect features but will improve overall system performance. Poking..

News: NA DSi Owners to Get Facebook Functionality Tonight

NA DSi Owners to Get Facebook Functionality Tonight

Keep yourself connected

Nintendo of America has announced that North American DSi owners will be able to upload photos to their Facebook accounts when the new system update goes live around 5PM pacific time. Lucky Americans will be able to tap a Facebook icon whilst perusing their photos and instantly send them to their Facebook profile, as if by...

News: Upload Your DSi Photos Directly to Facebook

Upload Your DSi Photos Directly to Facebook

New feature on European/Australian and Japanese DSi systems.

If you've got a European, Australian or Japanese DSi, you can now go to the settings menu or the DSi Shop to be presented with a system update - Once you've done this, the photo album will get a new feature. After taking a picture, there will be a new button when looking at it in your...

News: Wii System Update 4.1 Available

Wii System Update 4.1 Available

Fixes some behind-the-scenes stuff

A blue light special has hit North America and Europe, courtesy of our entertainment overlords at Nintendo. No new features have been added to the Wii console repertoire, instead providing "behind-the-scenes fixes" to improve overall system performance. No further details than that have been provided, but we'd wager it has something to do with the Wii..

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