Wii U fans were recently overjoyed when hearing Nintendo had immediate plans to improve the console’s loading times in various situations. New consoles are bound to suffer from some early performance issues, and loading times have been one of the primary complaints of early adopters. Thankfully that can all be solved with a firmware update… right?
Most likely, yes, but unfortunately Nintendo’s promise to fix the problem was nothing more than a misunderstanding. The announcement came in the context of Dragon Quest X, words were lost in translation, but the loading times mentioned refer only to those in Dragon Quest X and not for the console itself.
The above video is apparently the original piece in question, and Nintendo PR people later admitted to Engadget that the translation was incorrect.
But don’t get all sad and frustrated, just because this particular video doesn’t equate to Nintendo working on a solution doesn’t mean Nintendo isn’t working on a solution. While nearly every blog out there is on a tear and scare mission to suddenly claim Nintendo will never improve load times, we prefer to take a wait and see approach.
Think about it: on Christmas Day, millions of new Wii U consoles will enter circulation. Would you want to fuss with a system update to improve those load times and risk further problems at a very delicate time? Or instead, let consumers get their consoles set up, the most recent updates installed, and then address the problem once everyone is on similar OS versions so less variables and problems arise?
We’ll let you be the judge, but I think the question itself lends you our opinion.