240°
Submitted by mrbojingles 494d 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)

Alternative Sources
Hard to tell
Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 61
MNGamer-N  +   494d ago
Faster, faster! Hurry up with the goodies!
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   494d ago
if by "goodies" you mean games then yes hurry faster, faster!!!
Shnazzyone  +   494d 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  +   494d ago
Yes! Faster OS, virtual console and Rayman Legends online demo. Bring it!
7uff1  +   494d ago
My body is ready!
NegativeCreepWA  +   494d 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  +   494d 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  +   494d ago
Will that prevent a brick, if your console loses connection to the internet while updating though?
Elem187  +   494d 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  +   494d 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  +   494d 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  +   494d ago
Sorry NegativeCreepWA, any device will brick if you unplug while its updating its firmware.
Shnazzyone  +   494d 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.
#4.3 (Edited 494d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
NegativeCreepWA  +   494d ago
Actually it rarely happens and most devices have a fail safe in case this happens.

Btw, that's the worst comparison ever.
Realplaya  +   494d ago
It's funny because the whole power off talk was incorrect wasn't breaking systems.
legendoflex  +   494d 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?)
#5 (Edited 494d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
ZeekQuattro  +   494d ago
The update tab on the main page has been there since shortly after the Wii U launched. So no update tonight folks.
stragomccloud  +   494d ago
No update. Still waiting.
Neonridr  +   494d 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  +   494d ago
update where are u
bigchad  +   494d 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?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Jimquisition: Social Justice Warriors ... and Ganondorf

15m ago - What does SJW even mean anymore when the Sorting Hat is throwing literally everybody into that camp? | Culture
20°

OTTTD Review - Over The Top Tower Defence (Twinfinite)

16m ago - OTTTD. Short for Over The Top Tower Defence, this is a decent strategy game with enough flair to... | PC
40°

Hands-on Impressions of Dead Island 2 From PAX Prime 2014 | Entertainment Buddha

29m ago - EB's Matt Heywood writes, "The Dead Island 2 PAX Prime demo just didn’t offer enough in terms of... | PC
40°

Aritana and the Harpy’s Feather Review: Games of a Feather Suck Together: Hardcore Games

29m ago - One look at Aritana and the Harpy’s Feather, and it all seems pretty familiar. This feels like a... | PC
Ad

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4) Review

Now - Drew takes on the prince of darkness for the 1,347th time. | Promoted post
40°

Top 10 Best Adventure Games of 2014

30m ago - GamingSoFar: Here are the 10 best adventure games of 2014. | Culture