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Rumor: Wii U firmware update could be kicked off by Nintendo Direct tomorrow

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Take this with a grain of salt, but Cubed3 is reporting that one of its readers received an email from Nintendo’s technical staff stating that a firmware update would solve a problem the user was inquiring about. According to the member, he was seeking a resolution to the browser issue that causes it to freeze while watching a YouTube video.

The email reply stated, “tomorrow there will be a big system update for the Wii U and this should solve all problems concerning YouTube”.

This is an interesting development if true, but we’re treating it as a rumor for now as there has been no official confirmation that an update will be available tomorrow. We do know that a major system update is on the way, however.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I haven’t had these problems, but I’d like more stability for the netflix app, but that”s probably more on netflix

    • flybass

      i have episodic freezes when the netflix app loads.

    • Gotallofthem

      Saw everyone talking about the U tube issue, so I tried to open it last night, on the web browser, and yeah, it froze my unit. Oh well….

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        huh… I use it all the time. had an issue once, but it was only a certain video

    • juancamiloarq

      Yeah, it sure needs a tune up.

  • babulibaba

    finally, no more youtube errors

    • babulibaba

      im hoping for a sruprise 2

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      No guarantees on that one. That’s the hope.

      • Shota

        no, it will fix youtube. i called them. they said tomorrow is a new update that will fix all errors with youtube and or other websites regarding long loading times.

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        by the way they say they will add hot swap in the future.

    • DragonSilths

      Till google “Updates” Youtube again…

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        yes, google is changing the engine too much this days.

  • SonicLucario

    About time with the update :)

  • MetroidZero

    Late September/early October mega-update?

  • The True Gamer

    I want the final pokemon x and y starter evolutions to be announced in a Nintendo direct. There’s less than two weeks to launch and nobody knows what they look like.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Maybe you’ll have to play the game to find out what they look like. That’d be a nice surprise, hm?

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Playing the GAME to find out its secrets? Come now, let’s not be barbaric ;)

      • The True Gamer

        Surprises scare me

      • EricNavedo

        Ashley i called Nintendo and they well fix youtube freeze problem On internet browser Wii U

    • Christopher Acuna

      I want Pokemon WiiU that is not some tarded battle/camera game.

      • The True Gamer

        That be enough to get me to buy a Wii U

      • Gotallofthem

        If pokemon snap (a new one) came out on the U, I know a bunch of people who would buy it.

        • readypembroke

          I would!

        • Marcus Navarro

          Why Snap? Why not a Stadium game similar to Pokemon Showdown? Why do so many people like Snap so much?

          • Andrew Chambers

            It’s the idea of sneaking up on unsuspecting targets and getting those special moments. It’s also because of voyeurism.

            JK, I’ve actually never played Snap, but that’s my best guess.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Yeah.

  • Is_Mort

    Good, I need a reason to turn my WiiU on.

    • flybass

      sounds like you owned wind waker on gamecube..;)

      • Gotallofthem

        Sounds like he has a stick up has bunghole.

    • hahahaha

      Go buy some games for it pikmin 3, wonderful 101, zelda wind waker hd, splintercell blacklist, disney infinity, monster hunter 3 ultimate, madden NFL 2013, lego city under cover, injustice gods among us, Rayman legends, and on and on and theres a shit load of good games out already and more and more are coming so get to pre ordering and buying games, theres your reasons to play it!

      • Is_Mort

        LOL those are all crap.

        • Gotallofthem

          So why did you buy the system? Oh right, you dont really own one, and your just trolling, so what else is new

      • readypembroke

        One step ahead of you! Preordering Wii Party U and Watch Dogs so far for Wii U and Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8 Bit Land, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW!, and Pokemon X and Y for 3DS!

  • Ballzbeard

    Maintenance today; update tomorrow. Looking forward to both the N. direct and potential update.

  • Christopher Acuna

    Haven’t use my WiiU for Youtube in a couple of months. Last remember, there were a lot of freezing issues, so….awesome fix :)

  • flybass

    I’m hoping for a major overhaul on the nintendo software. There is just no reason it should take so long to go between menus. I doubt there will be an overclock. We’re not going to tweak the cpu clock speed 100 mhz and see a difference that would suddenly allay hardware criticicisms

  • Anna

    They need to make the system menu more stable and faster, both 3DS and Wii run more reliably.

  • iHateWhatULove

    Wii U sucks

    • The True Gamer

      I like dinosaurs

    • SonicLucario

      lol

    • MetroidZero

      What is for lunch?

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        ADVENTURE TIME! Oh wait wrong line.

      • Marcus Navarro

        My D-*ahem*

        • MetroidZero

          Silly wabbit; tricks are for kids.

          • Marcus Navarro

            And poker’s not for cheetahs, so what’s your point?

    • hahahaha

      ur mama tits =)

    • starwars360

      My Xbox 360, Wii U and PS3 HATE YOU!!! You not real Gamer. You just pile of poo troll!!!

      iHateWhatULove sucks

      • iHateWhatULove

        *You’re

        Your grammar sucks.

    • Gotallofthem

      lol, dumbass

    • Yoboyjohn

      *ps vita

      • Andrew Chambers

        Don’t redirect hate, the Vita never did anything to you! It was all the fanboys!

        • iHateWhatULove

          Don’t try to reason with these nintendrones.

    • FutureFox

      I love you.

  • Michael DeVore

    If this is true, good. YouTube’s latest redesign is messing with my WiiU so badly that I’ve resulted in using the horrid YouTube App. First they updated the video encoding for Commertials and the WiiU didn’t recognize it so commercials only were Audio Only. Then they fixed the tag, but it’s not the right encoding anyways so the WiiU just hard locks randomly because it’s not all commercials, just some.

  • Cesar Barroso

    It could be true, I have the same problem sometimes (very few times) but happens only with youtube on the browser while trying to play the same video (at that time it doesn’t happen to any other video).

  • EricNavedo

    Called Nintendo. they said a Update well be coming tomorrow.

  • starwars360

    That is cool. Cannot wait for awesome game called The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD out this week. :):)

  • Seth S. Scott

    Hopefully it will fix my Wii U always freezing up when I boot Netflix?

    • Fred

      Mine doesn’t freeze when I boot Netflix, but it does freeze when I try to get out of Netflix

    • DK_Hadouken

      It is actually an issue with Netflix. I called them about it and they gave me a month for free. As of today, there was another Netflix update. Hope that helps.

      • Shigeru Miyamoto

        I thought netflix was the problem, but then I realized that it was my wifi lol.

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        Marcus Navarro lets all call netflix.

        infact i was encouraging in the miiverse some users to call netflix to fix that.

        • Marcus Navarro

          Idk. I’ve gotten away from using it. Not much of a movie person tbh. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I can help.

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            i summong you just to read his comment… that could be a Netflix app problem.

      • http://www.brndbl.tumblr.com/ Ryan Donnell

        Netflix has to correct the connection issues as well

    • Lusunup

      HOPEFULLY fix the freezing problem in general….

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Mine occasionally locks up at the Netflix boot with the progress just spinning. Netflix stated this was their issue and not Nintendos

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        mine with a black screen.
        but this is Netflix app problem, not wii u.

        • Marcus Navarro

          How does Netflix work better on the 3DS than the Wii U? Does not compute…

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            good point, they could use a different languages (programing languages)…

            we really don’t know, can be me trying to excuse Nintendo.

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          yeah, that’s what I said.. Netflix issue with their App not a Wii U issue.

  • Justin Carlson

    Anyone still getting odd graphical glitches (small bright colored horizontal lines) and hard freezing (requires pulling the power plug)? It used to happen a lot more before the system updates, but it still happens on occasion now.

    I’m trying to figure out if I should send my Wii U in before it’s out of warranty.

    • Fred

      I still get the freezing when I try to get out of Netflix it happens to me almost half the time.

    • Zuxs13

      That sounds like a power supply issue. I would send the system in.

    • fireheartis1

      Yah I get the freezing thing every once in a while as well. It happens when I play my Wii U more than 2 hours at a time. I also have to pull the power plug for it to fix it. Once it happened when I was playing Splintercell: Blacklist during an online match. It really sucked because I left my teammate stranded on the game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.moberly Benjamin Moberly

      It only happens once in a while with the Netflix app.

  • FackMaaii

    My Wii U is having a hard time connecting to my internet. In fact, it won’t connect at all. My PS3 is right under my Wii U and connects flawlessly. Maybe the update could fix my problem as it occurred after the latest update… now I just need to find a way to get the update downloaded to my Wii U hmmm….

    • Mark

      That’s pretty strange. I’ve never had a problem like that unless that area I’m in has bad connection.

      • FackMaaii

        My internet connection sucks tbh. But all my other devices (like Ps3, iPad and laptop) still connect. My Wii U connected flawlessly before the latest update. Might be a really rare case though but as long as I can play my games, then it shouldn’t be that big of a problem.

        • JB

          Maybe all your devices is bogging down your connection to the Wii U? Have you tried disconnecting all your devices and letting the Wii U run by itself on your network? Or you may need to turn off all your wireless devices and reboot your modem and routers.

          • FackMaaii

            All my devices are rarely ever on at the same time. PS3 is turned off on the back at the moment and my iPad is turned off as well. Only my laptop is online right now but still no luck. But for some reason, I just tried using my phone as a hotspot and NOW my Wii U connects. Really strange, might need to call my provider though lol.

    • wober2

      my wiiu connects but my 360 has problems… networking just seems like magic to me…

    • Zuxs13

      You could have an issue with your router.

    • MetroidZero

      I’ve had the same problem. My Wii and Wii U are right next to each other. One time my Wii U couldn’t connect but all my other wireless devices could connect.

      • FackMaaii

        It’s really strange. But for some reason if I use my phone as a hotspot, it connects… but that’s just going to be super expensive for a longer period of time so it’s really not worth it

        • MetroidZero

          Yeah, hopefully the update tomorrow fixes things. Be sure to double-check your wireless settings in System Settings on your Wii U.

  • Googs

    Well, I can at least confirm that the Dutch quote that had been posted actually does say that. I’d love to see a screenshot of the email though, that would be great.

  • Brandon Betlej

    I really hope this update speeds up the wii u OS.. If not im taking a hammer to it, see if that speeds things up

    • Zuxs13

      you should try adderall, it will help you more than a hammer.

      • flybass

        nah – he would want to slow himself down in order for the system to appear sped up, right?

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Yaaaay! I was hoping Nintendo would fix that issue.

  • Smartass2

    How about allowing game saves to be transferred to a SD card.

    • Zuxs13

      or save it to NN so you wont even need to save it to an SD card.

      • JB

        Or both. Just in case NN is down for maintenance or I lose my Internet connection I can still access my saves. More options is good nonetheless :-)

        • Zuxs13

          yeah both wouldn’t be bad. Id like them to all memory expansion using the SD card slot. Games would load fast from an SD card versus a USB drive.

          • Andrew Chambers

            Um, SD cards are slower then USB drives.

          • Zuxs13

            not really, if the Wii U had USB 3.0 then yes but it doesn’t. Its too hard to say because we dont know how fast their SD card drive will read and write, but there are a lot of fast SD cards out there, faster than many USB drives.

          • Andrew Chambers

            You need a high quality SD card slot and a high quality and high speed SD card to be faster then USB 2.0. The average USB drive has a read speed of about 23-25 MB/s while a class 10 SD card only guarantees a minimum of 10 unless specified.

            I’m not arguing that there aren’t SD cards that are faster then some USB drives, but comparing technology released at the same time, USB is always faster. If Nintendo put USB 2.0 ports in the Wii U what makes you think that they’d put a high grade reader in there? Then you have to take into consideration that obviously Nintendo expected you to only use the SD card for Wii mode, which wouldn’t utilize the higher read speed anyway.

          • Zuxs13

            Sure the USB could be faster, but i doubt it would be noticeable, but an SD card wouldn’t require an external power supply (saving you money) and it would be portable (assuming the make a real NN where you can sign in on another Wii U)

          • Andrew Chambers

            If you were going to need an external power supply then you’d be using a 2TB HDD vs a maximum of 64GB in an SD card. Most 1TB HDD and all new 500 GB HDD’s have only a single cord.

          • Zuxs13

            Nintendo recommends a self powered external hard drive. The one i plugged in used about 100 watts (which is nuts) current one i have is a mobile one with an external hard drive, uses about 15-20 (which still sucks) since it needs to be powered up when the system starts.

            Yes a USB drive offers you more space if you want it, but an SD drive will add space to your Wii U if they would allow it and even if it used only a max od 10mb/s SD cards which is only a 1/3 the speed of USB 2.0 it would be a great option especially for VC games.

  • JB

    It’s been so long since I’ve used YouTube in my browser on the Wii U. Is the problem really that bad?

    • wober2

      I just used it this morning and had no problems. Kind of a coincidence I never use my wiiu browser for youtube usually.

      • Anna

        This started happening at 11p, EDT when maintenance started

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.moberly Benjamin Moberly

      It just happens randomly for me. 1 out of every 50 times I watch a video I’d say.

  • ICHI

    Has Magnus started emailing Nintendo directly!?

  • Ducked

    And what happens if its not the big update we’ve all been waiting for? We all come back here on Wii U daily tomorrow morning :)

    • flybass

      indignation.

  • that guy

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!

  • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

    N64/Gamecube VC please Nintendo.

    • FutureFox

      Though I like this it would certainly fly in the face of people who bought the re-releases of Ocarina (3DS), Goldeneye and now Wind Waker. But then again the needs of the many and all that.

      • C4

        If there will be GC VC they don’t have to release every game on it. Likely Wind Waker wouldn’t be I guess. Don’t see an issue with Goldeneye and Ocarina of Time. People who prefer the original games could get them on VC. No harm done IMHO…?

        • FutureFox

          Good point. They don’t have to release all of them.

      • Pikachief

        I don’t think it’ll hurt anyone who bought a 2 year old enhanced remake to release a 15 year old game. They’re pretty much 2 different games. Also like other said they can release those games later. Knowing Nintendo they’ll release games like Gex, Turok 3, Glover, and Rampage months before any of the really popular stuff.

  • DragonSilths

    Is this the big Fall Update that was the Summer Update that got delayed? Where we get our own private Miiverse Communities?

  • Kenshin0011

    One of my biggest gripes is how “Notifications” is its own separate app that takes time to load up and takes quite a bit to go back to the home menu….Really Nintendo? It’s 2013, I should be able to have my notifications appear in a drop down menu very quickly.

    I can only guess why they made it that way, it LITERALLY makes it harder for both Nintendo and the customer. My guess is that the high execs at Nintendo are aged and simply don’t care or think it’s an issue….when it very much is.

    Also, where are folders? You designed the application menu similar to the 3DS….and the 3DS has folders! Why is it taking so long to add damn folders?

    • Marcus Navarro

      Welp, if one of your biggest gripes is the notifications, then that’s a good sign. That’s a frivolous, trivial issue in a list of bigger issues(party chat implementation, tying digital purchases to the account), so the fact that you’re so concerned about such a miniscule error is a sign that Nintendo is correcting the other ones.

      • Kenshin0011

        Well, I am very much concerned with what you said, as well as Miiverse chat integration, 3DS Miiverse, overall OS loading, etc.

        The reason that notifications is my biggest gripe is because it’s so insanely ridiculous that it’s messed up in the first place. It is so easily fixed and everyone else is able to do it, Wii U definitely has the power to do it. It’s the definition of “face palm” to me.

        • Marcus Navarro

          Yet it’s still a small problem. It can wait.

          • Kenshin0011

            “It can wait” is the slogan that could potentially spell disaster for the Wii U. Keep in mind, I don’t mean Nitnendo is doomed, I mean that if they keep it up the Wii U could do worse than the Gamecube.

            Nintendo is putting WAY too much in the “It can wait” box, such as, New IP’s, Metroid, Marketing, OS optimization,etc. I understand that they can’t have everything ready out of the gate, but it severely disappoints me that the Wii U has been out nearly a year and still does not have a flagship first part title that is unique and new. NSMBU is a sequel, Windwaker is an HD remake, Pikmin 3 is a sequel, Super Mario 3D world is somewhat a sequel….And again, those games aren’t bad, I think they’re great, but remember the feeling of playing OoT on the N64? Or Luigi’s Mansion on Gamecube? Or Mario Galaxy on Wii? Those were flagship, groundbreaking games that were on the system around launch and showed us what it can really do.

          • Marcus Navarro

            You think I think that Nintendo should procrastinate? No, I don’t. There is a difference between procrastination and prioritizing. Notifications are of such low priority that they’re not even mentioning. Seriously, that’s a pathetically trivial detail, given their function.

            Since you brought it up, I know that we’re in the “Now” generation, but you gotta understand that good things take time and people need to learn how to fucking wait. OoT, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Mario Galaxy had VERY long development cycles. In fact, Luigi’s Mansion had a RIDICULOUSLY long development cycle. Why did you even bring those up? They didn’t add substance to your point(they more or less had the opposite effect). They were groundbreaking games from virtue of being meticulously crafted OVER TIME! *sigh* EA and the mobile market have spoiled the hell outta everybody…

            “Nintendo is putting WAY too much in the “It can wait” box, such as, New IP’s, Metroid, Marketing, OS optimization.” That’s not being procrastinated(bar the Metroid game). Miyamoto’s working on a new IP. W101 IS a new IP! Nintendo just acquired Deutche LA, an award-winning MARKETING FIRM! Nintendo’s teaming up with Tesco to further market the games in the UK. And what the fuck do you think this upcoming system update is? Your point is moot.

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            End of conversation.

          • Kenshin0011

            Did I ever say the games should be rushed? No, and I know that great games have long development cycles. That’s besides the point. The point is that Nintendo had their balls in a line in the past and were able to launch new systems alongside these groundbreaking games.

            And sorry to burst your bubble, but in real world business, there’s no such thing as consumers being “spoiled”. If there’s demand, then you supply. Pretty simple. Nintendo should have planned to have the development cycles of just one major AAA 1st party games line up AT LEAST within the launch window of the Wii U. They’ve done it before, other companies accomplish this, and it’s not too much to ask. Is it really so much to ask to have a new 1st party IP be released in the first year of the Wii U being out?!

            I know Miyamoto is working on a new IP, and I can’t wait, though Nintendo should have had another new IP already in the pipeline to launch with the Wii U; they cannot only rely on Miyamoto. And even now, we’re so past that! The Wii U’s been out a year and we can’t even confirm that there are any other new IP’s that are yet to be announced! W101 is a great game, but it’s not first party. I didn’t know that they bought Deutche LA, which I applaud, though I’ll say it again, measures to ensure sufficient Wii U marketing should have been taken into consideration BEFORE the Wii U came out.

            My main point is that the Wii U has yet to see a major 1st party game that is unique and new, when in the past Nintendo were the forefathers of this.

          • rp17

            Nintendo said they had development difficulties switching over to hd which forced them to delay some of their best games past launch window. And for the record, new IPs almost never sell well at first, so why would they want one for launch.

            Continuing, Miyamoto once said that Nintendo is always innovating their games, and if the Mario games didn’t have “Mario” in the title, a lot of them could be their own IPs. Just because the Wii and Wii U have similar names, does that make them the same? Most of these “sequels” you talk about have as much difference or more between them as the Wii and Wii U!

          • Marcus Navarro

            *sigh* Is this even worth a rebuttal. Aw fuck it. I’ll just pick out the shiny parts.

            “The point is that Nintendo had their balls in a line in the past and were able to launch new systems alongside these groundbreaking games.” Not OoT. Not Galaxy. Not Sunshine. Not Luigi’s Mansion. Not the original LoZ. Not even Pokemon. Not even Super Smash Bros.(for any of their consoles). All of those came quite some time post-launch. Yawn

            “Nintendo should have planned to have the development cycles of just one major AAA 1st party games line up AT LEAST within the launch window of the Wii U.” They did. NSMBU. No matter how you personally feel about the game, it’s a 1st party AAA title. Yawn.

            “If there’s demand, then you supply. Pretty simple.” Never that simple. Logistics, long-term effects, ACTUALLY MAKING THE FUCKING PRODUCT, short-term profit, longevity just to name a few.

            “The Wii U’s been out a year and we can’t even confirm that there are any other new IP’s that are yet to be announced!” Incoherent, uninformed statement. Research the subject. Yawn.

            “My main point is that the Wii U has yet to see a major 1st party game that is unique and new, when in the past Nintendo were the forefathers of this.” W101. End of story.

            Great. Another person doling out belligerent diatribes. Where have I seen this again?

          • Kenshin0011

            You’re sarcasm doesn’t make you correct, what your saying is not true.

            Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy both were released within one year of console launch or less.

            NSMBU is a great game, but being a sequel that is not much different than past titles makes a less impressive launch game.

            The W101 is not a 1st party game. It’s an exclusive 3rd party game made by Platinum that’s published by Nintendo. A top tier 1st party game are games like DK, Zelda, Metroid, Mario, new IP, etc.

          • Marcus Navarro

            My sarcasm magnifies your use of hyperbole and/or the lack of info on just about all of your points

            Save for 2 of the games you listed.

            So because what I said about Sunshine and Galaxy ended up being a blunder, that invalidates everything I said? So I guess that when some humans kill, that overrules every single humanitarian thing ever done by an organization of humans, right? That’s how that logic works, and it’s a fallacy within itself.

            If what I’m saying isn’t true, then DEBUNK it! Don’t just sit there and tell me that I’m not right. Tell me how

            Edit: Also, Galaxy and Sunshine didn’t launch alongside the consoles, as you previously stated, so that’s hyperbole.

          • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.moberly Benjamin Moberly

            Pikmin 3 is the first Pikmin sequel in nine years and you’re mad that there hasn’t been a Metroid sequel after just 3?

          • Marcus Navarro

            Logic doesn’t seem to be his best friend…

          • Kenshin0011

            True, Pikmin 3 is very much welcome, though it is still a sequel.

          • The True Gamer

            I don’t see Nintendo being too innovative until the Wii U is deemed universally successful

          • Marcus Navarro

            That statement is unclear. If that statement’s true, then 2Chainz is a revolutionary rapper.

          • The True Gamer

            Nintendo has used only gimmicks to achieve the public’s attention. They have stated how HD development is more challenging than they anticipated, and their games cannot constantly be innovative until they have a stable hold in the console market, which they do not, as two highly anticipated systems are releasing soon and Nintendo hasn’t made an effort to appeal to the average gamer.

          • Marcus Navarro

            That’s a highly facetious and downplaying paragraph you have there. And without a shred of actual points! Goodie!

            “Nintendo has used only gimmicks to achieve the public’s attention.” Relative to what context? If you mean Nintendo’s history as a whole, then a rebuttal to this statement isn’t even necessary. Go look at their history. Nintendo’s put out excellent games over the course as a developer.

            “They have stated how HD development is more challenging than they anticipated,…” Yeah? And? I’m sure as a developer, using new tools would be a learning experience, would it not? That point is moot.

            “…and their games cannot constantly be innovative until they have a stable hold in the console market, which they do not…” Ummm…yeah, they do. All of the Big 3 do. The Wii U’s not just gonna shrivel up and die because the XBOne and PS4 are being launched. Nintendo will sell units, and they will continue to make profit off of it, no matter how miniscule it may be. That portion of your run-on sentence is quite facetious and baseless. Next!

            “…and Nintendo hasn’t made an effort to appeal to the average gamer.” *sigh* Yet another statement based off of pre-conceived notions…remind me why I’m not surprised, please. The definition of “average gamer,” or the mean of ANY population for that matter, is both a grey area and differs with certain contexts and circumstances. You’re talking like you did a scientific poll for Obamacare!

            After going over your diatribes, I can now conclude that you’re actually speaking for yourself, but in the context of everyone else. Unless you cite your responses, I cannot take into account what you’re saying. The Kool-Aid has adverse effects on people’s health. Better to stop drinking it now.

    • Guest

      3DS notifications are much faster to access, I don’t like the way Wii U does notifications.

    • leo

      wiiu os needs a lot of work

  • Simon Stevens

    You know the wii u is hotting up when boomerang rentals uk flood my inbox telling me to add upcoming wii u games to my list, just finished pikmin 3 and I still gave so many more magical games to get through, times like this, I’m glad my ex dumped my ass, I need all the free time I can get, thanks Ninty <3

  • Marcos Crill Colon

    This might be true cause that’s the most talked about thing on mii verse right now the YouTube bowser when you click on the play button it freezes the wii u so you have to unplug it

  • Ryan House

    Yahoo! I can’t Wait

    • Anthony K Aurelia

      Google! Wait….nm, lol.

  • The True Gamer

    I don’t own a Wii U. I have wanted to buy one since I watched the E3 conference where Nintendo announced the new system. A few years have passed, and Sony and Microsoft have followed Nintendo in announcing their new systems. Overall, the Wii was a decent system. It had all the Nintendo franchises I enjoyed. The Wii was never the only system I played, as I own a 360 and PS3 also. The support from developers for the Wii never really competed with the Xbox 360 and PS3. In fact, the Nintendo system missed out on a truly comparable version to the other systems for nearly every third party games. I see how there is a market for Wii U, but Xbox One appeals to me more. While I plan on buying a Wii U, PS4, and PSVita later in the generation, the main concern I hold about the Wii U is price. Yes, I know there was a price drop on the deluxe model. I personally believe that the majority of the gaming community consists of people who do not plan on buying a Wii U soon, and plan on purchasing one of the systems from Sony and Microsoft. I don’t see Wii U surpassing PS4 or Xbox One sales this generation, but I’m sure in a few years with a constant steam of games and a price below $200, Nintendo could justify a Wii U purchase for those who never gave up on Nintendo, but also never felt devoted enough to purchase their eighth generation system.

    • Marcus Navarro

      Bruh…if you plan on getting all of those consoles, then price shouldn’t matter…

      • The True Gamer

        Price still matters to me, as I was severely disappointed in my 3DS and the Mario games that were released for it. There are very few Wii U games I would consider ever buying, and nearly none interest me more than games that don’t appear on Nintendo systems.

        • Marcus Navarro

          The 3DS has so many games worth buying. If you bought a 3DS for Mario, then you’re only disappointing yourself.

          Price shouldn’t matter if you really want a PS4. The Wii U Deluxe is $100 cheaper(even more cheap in some places), so idk why it matters.

          • The True Gamer

            PS4 has remote play support, and I don’t see Nintendo supporting third parties for too much longer. The Xbox One and PS4 both increase power and networking capabilities, both which developers want. The Wii U is more similar to the 360 and PS3 than Xbox One and PS4, and I just don’t think the device is worth more than $200 to me personally.

          • Marcus Navarro

            “…I don’t see Nintendo supporting third parties for too much longer.” Reverse this statement. The Big 3 don’t support 3rd parties. 3rd parties support the Big 3.

            How’s the Wii U at all similar to the PS360? Completely different architecture, more powerful, more critically-acclaimed exclusive 1st party IPs.

            “…I just don’t think the device is worth more than $200 to me personally.” Whatever, but your justifications are very shallow and ill-informed. I can make a statement saying that Xbox LIVE doesn’t give me enough bang for my buck to justify paying $60/yr, but if I try to do what you just did with the Wii U(make comparisons based off of perspective of its prosperity, make claims that are completely baseless), then would you believe me? Lemme answer that for you: hell no!

            Edit: You also didn’t try to back up your “disappointment” with the 3DS after my statement about that, so I have no reason to believe you have any idea what you’re talking about when it comes to the Wii U.

          • The True Gamer

            Let me put it this way: I believe that Nintendo attempted to move its assets into making games for children. They use to appeal to people of all ages, but Nintendo’s games have been simplified, and are generally short. Nintendo’s first party games are not more critically acclaimed than Sony or Microsoft. I can list examples and facts, but I don’t care to. I see you’re a Nintendo fanboy. I have no true Need for a Nintendo console. Other games are more fun to me.

          • Marcus Navarro

            “I believe that Nintendo attempted to move its [intellectual properties] into making games for children. They use to appeal to people of all ages, but Nintendo’s games have been simplified, and are generally short.” No, no, and no. I could also list examples and facts, but since the indifference is mutual between us, I won’t bother.

            “Nintendo’s first party games are not more critically acclaimed than Sony or Microsoft.” Ah, the plot thickens, since you decided to twist my words around. My statement “more critically-acclaimed games” is quantitative, not qualitative. I said “more,” not “better.” And yes, they have put out a larger # of 1st party exclusives over their existence as a video game company. Fact.

            “I see you’re a Nintendo fanboy.” Try your ad hominem bullshit as you wish. You don’t know me. I was pointing out how asinine your statements were. Good job trying to downplay the validity of a complete stranger that obviously knows more about the subject than you do.

            “I have no true Need for a Nintendo console. Other games are more fun to me.” No one has a true Need for any gaming console, yet people still buy them, yeah? That point is moot.

            So, not only have you showcased a lackluster effort to look into something to see if you’d like it or not in addition to a lack of knowledge on the matter as a direct result, but you decide that it’s a good idea to develop an opinion based on something you know little about. Sip on the Kool-Aid a little bit more, eh?

            Edit: Still didn’t justify your 3DS disappointment. Eh.

          • The True Gamer

            I don’t care what you have to say. I don’t like Nintendo’s direction to appeal to children. I like other systems better. Don’t try to argue with somebody’s opinion. Enjoy your Wii U.

          • gusto

            Then why are you here?

          • The True Gamer

            Because I’m a gamer, and I enjoy games. I’m not going to argue with fanboys over my opinion.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            You shouldn’t be here if you don’t like Nintendo game. And it’s very immature to call someone a “fanboy” when you were being rude in the first place.

          • The True Gamer

            If people are fanboys and are not open to new ideas, I will call them fanboys.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            You’re still being immature by saying that. Also, what “new” ideas did you have that’s so important for us to know of?

          • The True Gamer

            New ideas, as accepting the flaws of a systems, instead of a zealous following of the system. All game systems have fanboys,and without people that complain, game companies become fine with ignoring the gamers who drive their profits.

          • Marcus Navarro

            *sigh* So yo called me a fanboy based off of pre-conceived notions, huh? I know such should be expected by now, but c’mon, man. Your justifications are asinine and, when they were challenged, you never backed them up.

            I know the system’s flawed. They’re getting fixed. End of story. And I don’t just play Nintendo btw. But of course you wouldn’t know that because you don’t know me. Yet you still draw conclusions as you pull at straws.

            As for a lot of Nintendo’s 1st party games being “easy,” you have yet to justify that besides pointing out the NSMB games. Instead, you pull up their neo-classics as comparison.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            “I don’t like Nintendo’s direction to appeal to children. I like other systems better.”
            Why’d you get a 3DS then? Especially if you already knew Nintendo’s main demographic. Also, if you like the “other systems better,” then you shouldn’t of gotten a 3DS to start with. Seems you wasted your money on something you never really wanted.

            Here’s a little tip for the future: Do RESEARCH before you buy something.

          • The True Gamer

            I do my research on every system. Nintendo’s Mario games (their main series) have declined in quality in my opinion. I wanted Mario and Pokemon games. I just believe the Wii U should have appealed to a market beyond the 9-12 year old demographic.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Umm, Assassin’s Creed III, Resident Evil: Revelations, Wonderful 101 (rated T), and Call of Duty says “hi.”

            If you want future releases, then there’s Assassin’s Creed 4, Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Super Smash Bros.

          • The True Gamer

            I meant first party games, and just because a game is rated m doesn’t make it a game that doesn’t appeal to children. Kids play COD all the time. Games like littlebigplanet and Forza can be rated e and still appeal to all ages. Most eighth gen games that are multiplatform won’t be able to run well on hardware well below the specs of the systems the games are designed for.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Mario appeals to all ages too you know.

          • The True Gamer

            The games like Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and the galaxies did, but then they made sure the new one was just an easy game that anybody could complete. Same goes for new super Mario bros. 2

          • 00EpicGamer00

            What’s wrong with an easy game? You seem to think that just because a game is “easy” it’s automatically for kids, when in reality, you are wrong. There’s casual gamers that are adults.

          • The True Gamer

            You know what? You’re right. Mario games have been made for children. There becoming casual games. I simply don’t enjoy easy platformers. My justification for buying Nintendo? Pokemon games. An example of a perfect game for everybody.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Whoa, hold on a sec. I never said Mario is made for children now did I? I said that there’s gamers who are adults that like to play easy games. Please actually take your time and read before responding.

          • The True Gamer

            Sorry. I’m typing in an iPad and it lags sometimes…I meant to say Mario games haven’t been made for children. I seemed to have not added the “n’t”.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh, that’s okay. I’m typing on an IPad too. Thanks for the clearification. :)

  • FutureFox

    Merged accounts.

  • Jonatan

    I hope Nintendo fixes the notification system, but I really doubt it.

    • Marcus Navarro

      Bigger issues are abound. It can wait.

  • http://flavors.me/luiscarlospando Luis Carlos Pando

    If all of this is true will my Wii U automatically update itself if I have the Standby Functions enabled?

    • Marcus Navarro

      If its connection is decent and it’s not unplugged(you turn it on then off without cutting off its power) then yes. I think.

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        i hope that update will be at night

  • Justagamer

    Meh

  • Ismael Ototo

    It makes sense, since tomorrow a Nintendo Direct is being released. It might finish with the common: “… and it will be available as soon as this transmission ends”. I love you, Iwata.

  • leo

    yeah … my wiiu freezes too :/

  • David

    BF4 beta starts tomorrow. Could that be why Nintendo is doing this on the same day?

  • Bill Ginzburg Bronson

    Yeah I kept getting the same thing as soon youtube updated their site.

  • Yuri Barros

    hmmmmmm I am having this same problem!

  • Marcos Crill Colon

    Yea its a update I’m updating now ahead of Tuesdays direct :-) ..

  • Zuxs13

    Update is out now!!

  • Guest

    Its happening now

  • J Dick Jones

    Whatever it is its happening now

  • uPadWatcher

    Might as well kiss THAT humor goodbye. The firmware update’s size is an astonishing 704 MB!!!!!

    • MetroidZero

      Source?

      • Zuxs13
        • MetroidZero

          Ok.

          *Holds Gamepad in Hand*

        • Brennero Pardo Centanaro

          Mine is 648 MB, still huge wonder what it will bring

          • Zuxs13

            read the link i posted it says

        • MetroidZero

          Downloading now. Big time wait even though I have 12mbps download speed…55 mins.

          EDIT: Now under 35 mins.

          • Zuxs13

            min has taken about 20 mins now only 5 mins left

    • Guest

      648 MB says mine!! wonder what the big numbers may bring to the system

  • Pascal Bureau

    The update is online now, I’m actually doing it

    • Pascal Bureau

      a 45 minutes download

  • sharlo galmo

    downloading the update right now.. 700 mb i am on 50%

  • starwars360

    Hey Wiiudaily.com you need to fixing website because there every comments got twice each comment and typing in message that got 2 same boxes. Please fixing it.

  • Justin Scarletti Werner

    Update is live

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson
  • MetroidZero

    Update information:

    -USB Keyboard
    -Wii Off TV Play
    -Surround Sound support for Wii games (Dolby Pro Logic II)
    -Access Friend’s List from Wii U menu directly
    -Upload screens taken when pausing the game directly to blogs and forums using the browser.
    -Option to receive automatically downloaded software from Nintendo.
    -Wii U Chat via headset connected to the Game Pad
    -View PDFs on the Browser.

    • starwars360

      Will download update when I got new Zelda’s remastered for Wii U this week. Once i have game then switch on console and begin update to downloading it then my pants begin ready to play as Toon Link!!!! :D

    • Pikachief

      I just want to be able to turn off the gamepad screen when its not needed like when I play virtual console games. It’s very distracting. PLEASE D:

      That being said, I’m excited to play my wii virtual console games off screen. I really hope I can use the gamepad for controls on the wii virtual console and any wii games that support the VC controller too! And my second playthrough of SS since it doesnt really need the sensor bar.

      • MetroidZero

        Well you can’t turn off the gamepad, but you can turn off the display. Wii U Home Button > Wii U Gamepad > Display Off

        EDIT: My brother was playing WWHD and used the Pro Controller for his basic movement, and he had the Gamepad as his item and map screen. It’s kinda cool :P

        • Pikachief

          Yea I just got pikmin 3 today and using the wiimote for controls and the gamepad for the map screen is awesome :)

          About the Display Off thing, when I press any buttons the display turns back on :/ And I don’t have a Pro Controller so the display off thing is pointless for me until I can keep it off while still pressing buttons.

  • Zuxs13

    ok took me 38 min to down load it, then another 16 mins for it to load to the system.

    Looks like the DL stuff from Nintendo is “SpotPass” items.

  • Ryan House

    I have 4.0.0 U installed

  • Nigga

    This is legit! Y’all need this system update now!