Submitted by Valay 703d ago | news

How fast is the Wii U after its latest update? Here are some numbers.

NE: "I think the improved load times are what the majority of Wii U owners are looking forward to the most with the Spring update that was just released, and if you’re still waiting for the thing to download/install, you’re someone without a Wii U who wants to see if Nintendo made good on their promise, or you’re just curious what the actual numbers are, I’ve got you covered. All figures are listed in seconds." (Wii U)

FarCryLover182  +   703d ago
Whoa, super fast.
auragenz  +   703d ago
Like, Xbox fast.
Freedomland  +   703d ago
Faster than Ferrari.
nora3salaza   703d ago | Spam
guitarded77  +   703d ago
It really is much faster... I like it. They probably should have spent more time on the OS, but at least they've shown they plan on taking system software updates seriously.
cleft5  +   703d ago
Glad to see Nintendo solving these issues. When they come out with more games I want I will be happy to purchase the system.
PygmelionHunter  +   703d ago
Iwata said there will be more updates like this until you can seamlessly go from one app to another, I truly hope he wasn't lying.
extermin8or  +   702d ago
yeah but tbh it should have been like that from day 1 i mean i'd be pretty pissed off if my phone couldn't do it but samsung had come out and said "don't worry there will be patches to allow it to have the functionality we mentioned it'd have before you bought it" - I mean both microsft and Sony have at the very least the main core functions they promise then to be there day 2, sometimes it might take a month r so but like coming up to 6 months....
PygmelionHunter  +   702d ago
But you have to remember that neither the PS3 nor the 360 were what they are today before all the firmware updates they got (specially the PS3), and those consoles had very limited RAM. The Wii U can use up to 1GB of Ram for OS only, I see great potential in that, and I want Nintendo to realize it too and give us lots of features and great OS performance.
extermin8or  +   702d ago
issue isn't the amount of RAM but it's transfer speeds, that's the limiting factors, and no they weren't but 90% of their changes where new things, not fixing core functionality..
josephayal  +   703d ago
my Wii U performed 96% MUCH faster than before
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jameson12345  +   703d ago
I'm so happy this was fixed. It always took too long to do anything on the system. Are Hulu Plus's stability issues fixed too?
akaihana86plus  +   703d ago
My brother got me this console, i think it's not that bad, so far so good, plus Miiverse is awesome, and btw, the new update helped a ton :3
Neko_Mega  +   703d ago
I don't get why they could have just had the Wii U load faster from the start. Was it really that hard or what?

But it is nice to see them finally getting it to run fast, I like to be able to load games in a sec if it can.
Neonridr  +   703d ago
nothing is perfect right from the start. That's the whole point to firmware updates. That being said, this makes a HUGE difference.
PopRocks359  +   703d ago
All operating systems get updated and are improved upon. The PS3 OS has existed for seven years and it still doesn't have background installations on it.
Skate-AK  +   703d ago
I'm sure that's due to the limited RAM. The new remote download feature that's coming in May is pretty cool though.
wolokowoh  +   703d ago
@Skate-AK I think we might already have it. I bought RE6 and Tomb Raider yesterday and it said download to all PS3 systems or something along those lines. It said download to PSP on Soul Calibur which was already an available option before, but it's worth mentioning because all three were in the cart at the same time.
jaymart2k  +   703d ago
Rather had a slow os then a system with rrod that happen 3 times.
ShiftyLookingCow  +   702d ago
Nintendo for some reason didn't think faster load times were a high priority before release.
That's the beauty of Miiverse. The people spoke and Nintendo listened!
Old McGroin  +   702d ago
@ Neko_Mega

"I don't get why they could have just had the Wii U load faster from the start. Was it really that hard or what?"

Agreed, the slow OS and lack of first party games all points to the Wii U being rushed out the door for whatever reason at the end of last year, but at least this update shows that Nintendo actually give a damn about the system because up until now they were treating the Wii U like the son it never wanted.

I've updated my system now and there's a massive difference in loading times and on top of that I've made my first purchase form the Virtual Console (Super Mario World) so it's all rosy in the garden right now!
TheLyonKing  +   703d ago
Still waiting for games rather than speed to make my purchase but its nice they are addressing the issue for their install base.
Neonridr  +   703d ago
yeah, when leaving a game, or going into the wii u settings it seemed to take forever, you could go to the bathroom and come back in the time it took to switch. Now it's ridiculously fast. Hopefully some games come along that will warrant a purchase for you. I am having a blast with Lego City Undercover, plus I still have AC3, Black Ops 2, Mario and Scribblenauts to finish.. lol
despair  +   703d ago
I'm glad they improved it but it still seems pretty slow just for exiting and entering menus and games/apps. I know the current gen stuff are also slow but this should've been much better as a next gen system. I'm happy for WiiU owners (old times looked like they could suck the fun out of wanting to get into a game) but I hope future updates improve it even more.
SonyPS4  +   703d ago
Nintendo is onto something with improving the Wii U. Now it needs more games and I'll be ready to purchase my system!
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jaymart2k  +   703d ago
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Edition(Never played original)

Lego City Undercover


New Mario Bros. U

Nintendo Land

Plus DL - Toki Tori 2 , Trine 2

See, I'v been using my Wii U, trying to support it.

In fact the last Xbox 360 game I bought was Dead Space 3.
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LordHiggens  +   703d ago
Monster Hunter is meh, Lego City Undercover is meh, Zombi U is okay, New Mario Bros U is...well Mario, Nintendo Land is fun for about an hour and I have no idea what those other games are. The only worthwhile games it has are ports to be honest. Ports that I can cheaper on other systems.
Ravenor  +   703d ago

Monster Hunter is not meh, try again.
DivineAssault  +   702d ago
i have a wii u & havent turned it on since launch month.. I bought it for rayman legends but we all know what happend there.. (thanks microsoft).. Now im just going to wait on Bayonetta 2 because everything else is either a more expensive port or a shovel ware title that publishers want to make a quick buck off of.. Hopefully a nintendo direct comes around soon to show progress on smash bros & or some new incoming games.. I dont want remakes, ports, or iffy titles.. Thats just me though, to each his own but i feel like i wasted money buying the thing.. Nintendo land & mario bros just doesnt cut it
@LordHiggens You've never played any of these games (beyond instore), try again!
jaymart2k  +   703d ago
Oh look at all those fanboys, if u posted a list of games your enjoying I wouldn't disagree.

Cause I'm no fanboy.
NeoTribe  +   702d ago
Call me crazy but this shoulda been addressed before they released the console.
Zha1tan   702d ago | Trolling | show
YoungPlex  +   702d ago
I'm loving how much they improved the speeds all the way around, this is the first of a two part update so it'll be even faster after that update.
IRON883  +   702d ago
If anyone is in the Chicago area and wants to buy a wii u deluxe check on Craigslist ad I'm in mount prospect
jcnba28  +   702d ago
I've got a 2 ps3's to sell as well as a vita. I live in Miami. Any takers?

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