This Woman Is Totally Baffled by her Wii U’s Loading Times

Kotaku - Meet Megumi. She got a Wii U, and she thinks the Wii U's operating system is "too slow". To show how slow it is, Megumi presses the settings icon and then runs a stop watch. It takes nearly 17 seconds.

And then, she presses back to the Wii U main menu and clocks that loading time, too. That seems to take over 20 seconds.

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1upgamer991954d ago

This is true, and this is one thing that drives me nuts. Nintendo is supposed to patch it soon, and I for one hope they do it soon!

Hatsune-Miku1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

If you don't buy rubbish you won't get rubbish. It shouldn't take so long to navigate each app or icon. This is where power of a console come in to where its more convenient all around. Faster load times, better graphics, better sound, better physics, more options and the list goes on and on . When you have a weak system then things like this will happen.

Same situation can apply in games where you'll have things pop in a few metres infront of you which can get you killed. Slow texture loads, not deciphering if something is a rock or a person. NES fans shouldn't stand for a rubbish product. NES fanatics would though and spin this to mean the console is so powerful that this happens or something else. The Wii u is rubbish. I can't wait for next gen consoles the xbox next and ps4.

1upgamer991954d ago

I did not say I did not like Wii U, in fact I love it. The gameplay on BOPS2, Madden 13, Assassins Creed 3, are better than on my PS3. Its the OS which mind you has more way more dedicated RAM than PS3 or 360. That is why I say they need to patch it ASAP. Trust me it is a great system, but Nintendo should have addressed this FIRST before its release. OR it should have been fixed on the day one patch.

Septic1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Lol, why Hatsune, why hate on the Wii U so much? Fair enough if you are unimpressed by it but you have made countless posts on its articles. You really despise the machine don't you?

On topic: What on Earth is up with that slow load time??! That is completely unacceptable and to have wait for a future update and hoping that this is remedied is just not on.

And seriously, if someone comes along and says, "oh it's only 30 seconds, make a sandwich and quit moaning" I will lose all faith in humanity.

Maybe my HTC One X has spoiled me but I'd like to think that, in this day and age, and for tech that's touted as next gen, waiting for minute intervals whilst switching between a couple of apps is just not acceptable.

Zhipp1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

PLEASE tell me you're not blaming the Wii U's hardware for the slow loading. This is an OS, not a freaking particle simulator. If my 1ghz single-core smart phone with 375mbs of RAM can run Jingerbread Android smoothly, then there's no excuse for the Wii U to be this sluggish. Hell, this console is more powerful and has faster RAM than my POS laptop, the Wii U, running an OS designed specifically for it, SHOULD be much faster.

The only excuse is that Nintendo's devs did an extremely poor job optimizing their OS--which isn't actually an excuse at all. Nintendo needs to fix their shit, and haters need to stop making fools of themselves by acting like you need an i7 and 16gbs of ddr4 ram to run an operating system.

ElectricKaibutsu1954d ago

The Wii U is weak compared to what? Unannounced consoles? Do you game on PC exclusively or do you have a time traveling DeLorean?

ChickeyCantor1954d ago

" NES fans shouldn't stand for a rubbish product. "

Since PS3 and xbox360 never had firmware updates because they were perfect....O wait It's Hatsune, the wonderful unicorn from planet BS.

millzy1021954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

@ hatsune-miku i hate the term nes fenatic, we are not in the 80s, also no one is complaining about textures not loading although my ps3 has this problems on some games like rage but ive never seen a person look like a rock on anything, if you've got nothing to add constructively to the conversation then shut up, how come many Multiplatform players enjoy the wii u and people who hate it hasn't even touched it. ive got plenty of reasons to hate xbox from personal experience but i do not bash, ive just stopped playing it and moved on, i don't take the piss out of people who play it because its what they enjoy and who am i to tell them otherwise. yes the os is a bit slow and a bit of an inconvenience but it is not the end of world, it will be fixed and atleast we can surf the net, watch youtube etc etc without quiting the game.

SilentNegotiator1953d ago (Edited 1953d ago )

You can't "patch" in faster RAM. They went with slower RAM and despite a large size, it's still slow.

BattleAxe1953d ago

I don't know what she is saying, but she sounds very......honorable

stragomccloud1953d ago

Wouldn't be a proper Wii U article without you. Cheers!

lfclee1953d ago

What is your wii u gamertag?

ProjectVulcan1953d ago

I don't see why people are saying they are hating on Wii U if they point out how frickin slow the damn thing is to do anything. It is frustrating and irritating.

The more people that talk about it the faster Nintendo might try and fix it. It shouldn't really be this slow. That simple really.

Kurt Russell1953d ago (Edited 1953d ago )

Was anyone else thinking of this?

Or should I just grab my coat?

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LOL_WUT1954d ago

@1upgamer99 At least your honest, others would say that this is not an issue. ;) This should've been addressed in that one patch they released what were they thinking?

1upgamer991954d ago

I know! Nintendo did not go to Disks when N64 came out "because of load time" Now they do this? I know it will be fixed, BUT this should be a priority over any other future download add on! The one thing that people can say bad about Wii U, and I have to agree, is this.

n4f1954d ago

im pretty sure it not disk since the buffer is highter then the ps3 blu ray. but im certain that its a os type or prebleme because navigating from menu to menu is take some time. i honestly dont complain on stuff like that since because i dont give a ---- but ever since people been complaining about it, ive notice it more.

grailly1954d ago

yeah it's ridiculous, you just can wonder what they're doing with that gig of OS-dedicated RAM. the should easily be able to keep the whole menu in memory, seing how it really doesn't do much. there would still be space to have miiverse constantly running.

an other complaint I have with the OS is that it's impossible to switch of a controller and keep the console on (at least I haven't found out how to do it), specially knowing that the gamepad battery doesn't last that long.

other than that I love my WiiU. I'll just put this out there: it's better to own a PS3 or 360 and a WiiU than both ps3 and 360 and no wiiU.

Squall50051954d ago

Does this happen when using the Wii U through the TV as well? Or is it just when you use the GamePad?

herbs1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

I agree that the OS on the Wii U is terribly slow which is completely unexceptable. I especially hate when it boots up and there's a loading wheel almost immediately, this just screams unrefined hack job to me. Although one thing I think we can all agree on beside this blunder by Nintendo is that Hatsune-Miku has absolutely no life at all.

CalvinKlein1953d ago

well its not like this woman's time is valuable if shes making videos like this.

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Lovable1954d ago

That's pretty bad. I hope they patch that soon.

GreenRanger1954d ago

I could have sex twice in the amount of time it takes the Wii U to even get turned on. :-)

lilbroRx1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

So out of hundreds of thousands of people who have bought the Wii U since it launched a few weeks, they skip all of the positive overviews wait to find the one user making a complaint to cover?

This was a regular problem on the PS3 and still is for some game, but I don't remember seeing people covering generic videos of it likes its major news.

People will find any angle they can to hate on Nintendo.

Septic1954d ago

Come on mate, this kind of thing is unacceptable regardless of what console its on. I don't think the criticisms here are unjust- doing rudimentary tasks of just enabling basic apps and options taking longer than loading some current gen games is just not on.

I reckon I could easily boot up COD and search for a multiplayer game before I can access YouTube on the Wii U. Heck, Greenranger below can have TWO sex sessions in that time.

ChickeyCantor1954d ago

I remember the Ps3 OS taking a huge chunk of the RAM with the first few releases.

It's not that the devs did a poor job. I believe it's a deadline/budget issue and the " good enough for now" attitude that software developers tend to go with.

Firmware updates are there to improve things. So it's just a matter of time until they fix issue "x".

Robotronfiend1954d ago

The problem isn't about loading time for games, it is about long load times within the IU. Going into settings and back to the WiiU main screen takes WAY too long.

My PS3 has never taken 20 seconds to load a settings screen, or to navigate between menus...ever.

lilbroRx1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Your lucky. My PS3 stalls on loading things all the time an it also crashes a lot. Not sure what the cause is. It happens most often when I'm trying to return to the system menu from a game.

I miss the days where gaming console weren't waiting down with all of this useless media garbage. You bought it, put the game in and played the game. That's one thing I wish Nintendo would have stuck with.

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