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Initial post: Dec 19, 2012 5:54:22 PM PST
Thank the sweet, buttery Jesus! Those load times can be atrocious!

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/19/next-wii-u-system-update-due-late-december/

The Wii U launch didn't go quite as smoothly as consumers would've liked, with a major update to sit through right after unboxing, and support for various video streaming services absent on day one. Well, head honcho at Nintendo Satoru Iwata has taken to YouTube and announced from his cream studio that the next system update is due late December. It's primarily being pushed out to improve the frustratingly slow software loading times on the new console -- an issue we highlighted in our review.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 5:59:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2012 6:00:01 PM PST
Lucanus says:
Awesome news, thanks for the link. The U certainly can use some OS improvements. :)

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 6:32:53 PM PST
Aku says:
Sweet. It's pretty damn cool how much you can do while simply suspending the game, but those load times between mini-apps are definitely a buzzkill.

And while they're at it, get that browser working with Youtube again, because the actual Youtube app sucks ass compared to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:53:30 PM PST
Brent says:
It just started working again today.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 5:17:56 AM PST
Hopefully, they will send an update to the eShop to make it more user friendly.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 8:54:22 AM PST
HorizonBrave says:
If I'm not mistaken, this issue was supposed to be fixed with the second big patch! Oh Nintendo, you better step your game up soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:25:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 9:26:09 AM PST
Lucanus says:
The second patch most certainly did improve game loading times. I believe this third patch is to improve loading of apps along with adding WiiTV support. I hope that clarifies the situation. Happy holidays. :)

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 9:28:19 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
What's a Wii U?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:30:01 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Those things that smell like mold and rot that are on all the store shelves.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:30:34 AM PST
A Gamecube 2.0.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:31:15 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Two Wii units taped together with a GBA controller.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 9:31:35 AM PST
Waldo says:
Does the update let 3rd party publishers care about bringing their games over to Wii U instead of ignoring it?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:35:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 9:44:20 AM PST
Lucanus says:
If only their update allowed fanboys to grow up. :)

Edit:
I apologize for being mean, but am just tired of the back handed jabs towards a console. I really don't understand why people fight over consoles. If you like it, play it. If you don't like it, don't play it. Anything inbetween confuses me. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:36:46 AM PST
Just tried it today and YouTube is working fine in the browser.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:43:02 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Did you check out WiiTV or is that a later update? I am still a bit confused at what it does. Thanks for the information in advance Jason. :)

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 9:45:50 AM PST
Nice to see that Nintendo is working on it. Makes me feel more positive that they will try to get into the 21st century with their online infrastructure.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:46:51 AM PST
I didn't even think to look for TVii. I'm not into watching TV on game consoles, sorry. I'm sure my wife will look for TVii later today and try it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:48:46 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
"I'm not into watching TV on game consoles, sorry."

But... your game console is on your TV...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:51:49 AM PST
Yes, and...?

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 10:01:55 AM PST
HorizonBrave says:
I'm sure everyone will shut up when Bayonetta 2 comes out, so let them hate.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:02:34 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
My head hurts.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 10:04:21 AM PST
Waldo says:
Bayonetta 2....lol......Yes those 50 people that still care will be so jealous!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:13:50 AM PST
The butthurt is strong with this one.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 10:15:15 AM PST
Waldo says:
Waterproof Multi-Speed Soft Flexible Vibrating Butt Plug Anal Vibe

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:15:35 AM PST
HorizonBrave says:
''you can almost smell the butthurt all the way over here!''
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