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Submitted by Valay 731d ago | news

Wii U update now live, can take up to an hour to download, full details

Nintendo has just launched the long-awaited Wii U update. It's the first of two big firmware upgrades planned for the system. A second update will be released for the Wii U sometime this summer. (Wii U)

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BeZdaBest  +   731d ago
well see u in a hour..
Mounce  +   730d ago
"You get what you pay for" comes to mind?
BeZdaBest  +   730d ago
i get what i pay for... yea a really great console that has a few quirks to work out... just like most consoles..

an to update it it took me 25mins to download.. another 3 to install..
Psn800  +   730d ago
Took me ten mins , it really does depend on your connection I'm lucky I have fibre optic but know what it's like to have a slow connection that is why I upgraded I hope everyone's update went well for everyone .
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n4f  +   731d ago
i already done it
it took me around 30min
GreenRanger  +   731d ago
"can take up to an hour to download"
That depends on your internet connection.
Some people could download big firmware updates in minutes, while it could take hours for other people.
Rockefellow  +   730d ago
You're correct; the article's title is ambiguous to a laughable degree. It could take two days, or a week, or even three months to download, should my internet work slowly enough.

Unfortunately, poorly-written articles are often the result of poorly-educated "writers," and that's something we see a bit too much of around N4G.
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WiiUsauce  +   730d ago
took me about 30 minutes, but I was on YouTube anyway, so I wasn't paying attention.
ChickeyCantor  +   730d ago
Im on a 50mbits/s connection. That gives me 50/8 megabytes a second. It took me 45 minutes.

Nintendo should add some more servers. Cause I didn't enjoy this download speed at all.
UnholyLight  +   730d ago
Same as when I had my Wii U and there was that supposed first HUGE update. Took my Wii U less than 25mins to download...and this is on a college residence where there's lots of people using the internet!! On top of that I live in Canada where supposedly our internet bandwidth and cell service is always way behind US in terms of speed and new tech
BattleAxe  +   731d ago
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Dread  +   731d ago
That is fantastic
Well done
laxbeav  +   731d ago
Just did the update, only took about a minute.
thezeldadoth  +   731d ago
lol. fucking trolls had to add in "can take up to an hour"

not even close to an hour. any update on any console or pc can vary in times depending on your internet.
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Rockefellow  +   730d ago
You know what they say about bad writing... it's correlation falls directly in line with ignorant, and occasionally just plain stupid, people.

I suppose the same can be said about people who feel the need to disagree with everything they find unappealing, regardless of its underlying truth.
Jek_Porkins  +   730d ago
Is this live in America yet? I haven't gotten it, do you have to go somewhere to get it? Or will it prompt you to download it?
gamer42  +   730d ago
its out in america, since i got it already
gpturbo81  +   730d ago
yes. go to download management in the home menu. it downloads automatically if your online. took me 5 mins.
Jek_Porkins  +   730d ago
Thanks, I finally got it. It took 23 minutes to download, which wasn't bad. I can actually access the eShop now, used to get error 111-1009.
josephayal  +   730d ago
It took me 2 hours, not bad
GotHDGame  +   730d ago
What do you have dial up or what...LOL. took about 10 min for me.
ZeekQuattro  +   730d ago
It took me around 36 minutes to download and around 10 minutes to install. I wonder if people will say it took them 5hrs like last time?
silkylove  +   730d ago
Took about 30 minutes. Glad to have it. The new features and decreased load times are great.
Shnazzyone  +   730d ago
with install time about 30-40 minutes is how long mine took till it was up and running. download alone took around 25 minutes. Said it was gonna take 45 minutes when downloading started, but apparently not.

Definitely much faster everything, still missing dvr in tvii, I was so hoping we'd have that in this update.Downloading in standby is a nice feature. Good to know in the future the update will be ready when I come home from work.
Neonridr  +   730d ago
Exciting, will update tonight for sure. Can't wait for the VC to go live on the Wii U.
stragomccloud  +   730d ago
I really hope this time around they find a way to make Lufia and Lufia 2 come out. I could just download the roms... but I want to buy those games to show my support for that kind of software!
stragomccloud  +   730d ago
Waaaaaaaay faster!
o-Sunny-o  +   730d ago
It was 20 minutes for me? *_* ??
PopRocks359  +   730d ago
They sensationalized the headline, basically leaving out context to imply that having an hour long download was likely. In my case, it actually did take about 50 minutes, but I was on the phone at the time and my Wii U was making the download at a friend's house with a less stellar connection.
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herbs  +   730d ago
Took about 30mins although it doesn't even really matter how long it took because you are able to play games while its doing its thing in the background. So happy the Wii U isn't telling me to please wait anymore that annoyed me a lot.
shadow9999  +   730d ago
downloading right now
GraveLord  +   730d ago
What a stupid title. There's no way you can know how much the update can take to complete. Internet Connections speeds are greatly varied. If you assume everyone has the same ISP as you, has the same package and lives in the same city, then you are stupid.
DivineAssault  +   730d ago
I havent turned on my wii u since launch month so im sure there might be a big difference whenever i decide to update it.. Im not going to turn the thing on until i get a game i want to play though so ill get to this later.. Back to Guacamelee
Munnkyman  +   730d ago
Took me 10 mintues. Is anybody having issues with it freezing coming out of a app(hulu)
deafdani  +   730d ago
Oh, please. The download time depends on your internet connection's speed.

Mine is a pretty shitty connection less than 1 MB/s, and last night it was pretty unstable (lost connection twice downloading the update), and took me about an hour and a half to download it.

The update's size, BTW, is less than 700 MB. So, for anyone with a decent internet speed, this update should download fairly quickly. The annoying part is the install time, which takes about 7-8 minutes, I think.
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