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Submitted by mrbojingles 491d ago | rumor

Rumor: Wii U spring system update available tonight

The Wii U's big spring system update might be available tonight. Nintendo's home page updated to say the "Latest System Update" is available now though currently the spring update isn't. This means that there is chance that the new update is hours away. (Nintendo, Wii U)

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MNGamer-N  +   491d ago
Faster, faster! Hurry up with the goodies!
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   491d ago
if by "goodies" you mean games then yes hurry faster, faster!!!
Shnazzyone  +   491d ago
I'm assuming if it is set for thursday(reasonable timing with virtual console coming out friday) 12am pst. Checked now and still no update. Hoping 12am eastern though so i can get it done tonight.
jcnba28  +   491d ago
Yes! Faster OS, virtual console and Rayman Legends online demo. Bring it!
7uff1  +   491d ago
My body is ready!
NegativeCreepWA  +   491d ago
Here's to hoping my power doesn't flicker, breaking another one.

Ever since launch day, I'm terrified of Wii U updates!
jcnba28  +   491d ago
Well you will be happy to know after this update you be able to download all future updates with the console turned off.
NegativeCreepWA  +   491d ago
Will that prevent a brick, if your console loses connection to the internet while updating though?
Elem187  +   490d ago
It will only brick if you lose power while its updating, not downloading.

Any device will brick if it loses power while its updating its firmware, including iOS devices and android deviecs... its not something specific just to Nintendo.
ZeekQuattro  +   491d ago
The Wii U doesn't brick if you lose internet access. It bricks if you for some reason you unplug or turn the console off while the update installs.
NegativeCreepWA  +   491d ago
Either way it should have a fail safe like any other device.

My first Wii U bricked on launch day because my power flickered.
Elem187  +   490d ago
Sorry NegativeCreepWA, any device will brick if you unplug while its updating its firmware.
Shnazzyone  +   491d ago
I wonder what would happen if you unplugged an ps3 mid update install. Oh, the same thing. Wonder about 360... same thing. Never unplug your system during an update install EVER! So you should apply this fear to all consoles. So maybe get a generator if you somehow live somewhere where brownouts are common.

The fact people got angry about that whole thing is like getting pissed at the computer company when you dump a whole soda on your computer and it stops working.
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NegativeCreepWA  +   491d ago
Actually it rarely happens and most devices have a fail safe in case this happens.

Btw, that's the worst comparison ever.
Realplaya  +   490d ago
It's funny because the whole power off talk was incorrect wasn't breaking systems.
legendoflex  +   491d ago
That entry's been there for at least a week, and refers to a past system update. (You know, the one that was released last month, hence after the "before December 4" update?)
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ZeekQuattro  +   491d ago
The update tab on the main page has been there since shortly after the Wii U launched. So no update tonight folks.
stragomccloud  +   490d ago
No update. Still waiting.
Neonridr  +   490d ago
was hoping it would be available for when I get home from work today. I can't wait for the VC to get up and running on the Wii U.
shadow9999  +   490d ago
update where are u
bigchad  +   490d ago
eshop has a 2nd maintenance for this week today thursday from 7-10 pm pst maybe they are doing it to free up servers for the update tonight?

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