Im sure many of you have read about the woes of the new firmware update for the Wii U, many say it is 5GB in size and takes a long time to download, here is some information on the update:
Version 2.0.0 U available via wireless internet connection includes the following improvements:
Added new Network features
- Nintendo Network ID creation and linking feature
- “Miiverse” *1
- “Nintendo eShop” *1
- “Internet Browser” *1
- “Friends List” *1
- “Wii U Chat” *1
- “Notification List”
- “Download Management”
- “Wii System Transfer” *2
- Software update feature
- USB storage device feature
*1 In order to use those features, you will need to register Nintendo Network ID.
*2 You can use this feature in Wii Menu.
*3 Update feature is available only for the software which has update data.
Nintendo constantly aims to improve the functionality of its systems and services in order to provide the easiest, most user-friendly experience possible. As a part of these efforts, we are making Wii U™ system updates available for download via the Internet.
Your Wii U system and software are not designed for use with any unauthorized device and/or any unauthorized software. Please note that the Nintendo warranties do not cover any defects to or defects caused by unauthorized devices, software, modifications and/or non-licensed accessories. Furthermore such use may cause performance issues and/or damage to your Wii U system and related services. Nintendo (as well as Nintendo licensees or distributors) is not responsible for any damage or loss caused by the use of such devices, software, modifications or non-licensed accessories.
IMPORTANT: After the Wii U system is updated, any existing or future unauthorized technical modification of the hardware or software of your Wii U system, or the use of an unauthorized device in connection with your system, may render the system permanently unplayable. Content deriving from the unauthorized modification of the hardware or software of your Wii U system may be removed. Failure to accept the update may render games unplayable.
Wii U system updates can be received automatically when connected to the internet. When the download is complete, you will receive a dialog on the Wii U Menu detailing the steps to install the update.
How Long Does It Take To Download a System Update?
The length of time it takes to perform a system update varies depending on the speed of the Internet connection used. Please be patient.
Due to the amount of new features and applications included, the system update may take an extended amount of time when performed during the initial setup (for some users it could take an hour or more to download and install). Do not power off your system during this time.