Submitted by Valay 975d ago | news

The Wii U isn’t just hindered by one giant update– there are countless others

NE: "I want to make it clear that I absolutely adore the Wii U as a console, but it definitely has some major problems. The two everyone seems to be talking about are the oddly long load times (10-20 seconds for an app, sometimes more than 30 for a game) and the big one-hour update that you have to do right at the beginning." (Wii U)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   975d ago
I couldn't believe how long it took me to set up my console. At least 5 lengthy updates, plus installing new apps, plus transferting data over from my original Wii.

That's not casual friendly. It's going to be a real headache for parents on Christmas morning.
PopRocks359  +   975d ago
Yeah, being asked to wait and let your system become a better system is such a chore. It's not like you can get up and accomplish other things in that time.

Oh sorry, I'm gonna get going and handle something. My PS3's loading its latest update. Looks like it's going to take a solid 40 or so minutes.

Not like waiting for lengthy updates isn't annoying, but don't act as if it somehow breaks the console, especially when PS3 owners have been dealing with such wait times for six years.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   975d ago
Nice to know the guy isn't being a fanboy and actually admits there are problems with the WiiU. Good for him. Hopefully Nintendo iron out all of these problems in the near future. sometimes it sucks to buy hardware at launch.
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ronin4life  +   975d ago
Well, that's Nintendo Everything. It is a really good site In my opinion.
wiiulee  +   975d ago
both the ps3 and xbox needed countless updates and are getting them still.....nintendo and wiiu is off to a great start and im sure nintendo will iron things out...im very happy with my wiiu regardless of haters
jmc8888  +   975d ago
The Wii U IS off to a great start, but some people like over-exaggerating problems.

Haven't heard of a rash of RROD, it was known quite readily within a week after launch. I was praying the one I bought about a month after that it wouldn't get it...of course it did.

People like to blow things out of proportion like...morons who shut off their console during an update. Hello moron.

People like to hate on the length of the update...sure. Guess those people never downloaded a large Steam game like 30gb's. Hell I updated Battlefield 3 this morning and that was a couple of gigs and I just did other stuff on my PC no problem. Will do the same on the Wii U when it does it.

The OS lag will be fixed, still not a big deal. The hammered servers at launch well....it's a launch...what do you expect.

People are just unrealistic and either forget past launches or weren't old enough to remember them correctly.

We're also living in twitterhead nation which means everyone knows within a millisecond of something wrong and becomes one big giant sewing circle of gossip and a small finger cut becomes 'tis just a flesh wound'. Don't see any real problems lurking around.

Really with a brand new online system, with a brand new os, with a brand new system, and a brand new gamepad....this is a REALLY GOOD launch. But that's reality talking, not fanboy or haterade.

No major problems, just small annoyances, and even now some of which have been fixed (hammered servers), more are being addressed (freeze problem), and probably not long after all will be removed (OS lag).

Alltogether if those are the major problems sign me up on the reality bandwagon as a successful launch. No RROD...No disc scratch problem.

Updates are a part of gaming, there is no way around it. They aren't that bad. Switch over the input and use your pc or watch cable or something.
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gnothe1  +   975d ago
that was a killer update at the beginning..then the update just to play nintendo land was horrible...its just as bad as the PS3 with with downloading an then installing the update..i like how the 360 downloads an installs all in one swoop...but still enjoying my Wii U
GuruStarr78  +   975d ago
It wasn't all that bad for me... took me about 45 mins. to download the update and 15 mins. to install it..

The load times kinda suck, though..
Deku-Johnny  +   975d ago
Yeah you know that massive one or two hour long update that you can download in the background whilst you play a game and then install it which takes about 5/10 minutes is really putting me off this console...
Schawk  +   975d ago
O yea cant wait to get mine and start that baby downloading updates.

Roll on 30th
cleft5  +   975d ago
I don't want to make excuses for the WiiU and I think people are right to be upset with all the updates. Unfortunately, this is a product of the times we live in and as long as these updates aren't a constant thing I don't see it being to much of a problem.

Yes it sucks that this wasn't just on the system before it launched, but you know they are making you update like this to counter piracy, which previous Nintendo consoles have had a major problem with. I am not saying it is okay, but it is just something you have to deal with.

Also, I don't own a WiiU yet. I am waiting because I don't want to have to deal with these launch day issues.
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jmc8888  +   975d ago
Not really. Upset with updates? Every console has updates. I understand that it can suck that you get home from something and want to play....and aww crap an update. But you roll with the punches, because otherwise you'll have inferior crap with bugs.

Patches are for the best, and while they are minor annoyances, by now I'm quite used to them. Whether it was 360, PS3, PC games via Steam....updates happen, and will happen on the Wii U.

Why are people making a mountain out of a molehill. What launch day issues?

A slow OS? Hardly a problem. Annoyance, sort of. Not really though. It's possible to focus on the games and not even deal with the other stuff.

The updates will happen whether now or later.

The crashing problem will be fixed soon (or so they say) and even then it's nothing I don't experience regularly on my 360. So out of the box it'll be as reliable as my 360 in that respect. But at least this should get fixed.

Really that's about it. The hammered servers and first day kinks were just that, and should have been expected.

Why hold back because of small launch day annoyances. Even then it doesn't HAVE to annoy you. No reason to give in to OCD. Just saying.
cleft5  +   975d ago
I can't agree with this. I don't think the issues on launch day are a big deal, but the complaints are valid. Also, if this happened with Microsoft or Sony people would be complaining. The hope is that by complaining about this and not just accepting it, Nintendo and other companies realize this practice isn't acceptable. Sometimes you need to complain.
Mikito11  +   975d ago
You can update it in the background while you play games...
MasterCornholio  +   975d ago
Just turn on automatic updates and you don´t have to worry about them.
seanpitt23  +   975d ago
Them 12gb models are going to run out of space lol
PopRocks359  +   975d ago
Do you mean 8GB or 32GB models? There are no 12GB models.
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seanpitt23  +   975d ago
I meant 8gb sorry

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