Greg Newbegin writes, "Remember that (apparently) huge day-one download that frustrated so many people on the launch of Wii U? It was a huge torment for many, and was said to have been around 1GB in size. After all the pain and heartache, though, it was all worth it because your shiny new Wii U now had the capabilities that it was supposed to have straight out of the box.
"Now, what if you weren’t able to download that update? Not through any fault of your own, or because Nintendo’s new console (still) has issues communicating with certain routers, but simply because you lived somewhere that just didn’t have a great Internet connection? Suddenly that $450 that you spent on that new machine just doesn’t add up anymore. No Internet connection, no eShop. No Miiverse."