Have a Preview of the Spring System Update for the Wii U, coming April 2013

By Javier Jimenez 27.03.2013 6

Have a Preview of the Spring System Update for the Wii U, coming April 2013 on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

One of the major faults of the Wii U launch were the exceedingly slow loading times. We mean... sloooooow. The outcry against them was heard and during January's Nintendo Direct, Iwata himself apologized and promised two updates to address them, one in Spring and one in Summer.

Well, we're fast approaching April, the target for the Spring update. And as April approaches, Nintendo has released a comparison video showing the improvements in load times.

Take a look...


The drop out from New Super Mario Brothers and into the system occurs at the 23 second mark. As you can see, the updated Wii U returns to the system menu 8 seconds later. The launch system, well... it takes a lot longer. Obviously, it's a major improvement.

Along with the load time improvements should come stability improvements as well. And If this isn't fast enough, recall there will be a second update in Summer.

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It didn't have much to load. Seems much like the 3DS.

Wow, never really had issues with the loading times before but that really put into perspective how long they are. Smilie

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And they said it would be further improved with the Summer update.

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Nintendo have never really had a problem with load times in the past so to see long load times on their system is unusual. 8 seconds is quick but this is Nintendo(cartridges or discs) I expect them to half that time by summer

Well this is a small but nice improvement Nintendo is doing, though it worries me about how they handle online & system handling if they had to release an update to make transitions happen faster.

It is not wise to speak on subjects you do not know all facts about, nor is it smart to judge a game based on looks alone. PSN: Nintendo_Gamer 3DS: 4296-3029-7422

Imo it should handle like a decent phone does, quick, responsive and near instant. I can understand that going from game to Menu would take time though, fair enough. But things like settings menu,  loading Miiverse, Friends lists etc should be practically instant.

It hasn't been too much hassle for me so far, but boy does this video say something!

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