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Nintendo Previews April Wii U Update: Load Times Significantly Reduced
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March 27, 2013, 05:08:10

Looks like a big improvement!

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Posted: 03/27/13, 05:08:10  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:14:43    
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less than half the load time it appears...looks good

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:13:06
I'll take it!

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:13:54
Wow, that's loads better. Not the best, but LOADS better.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:17:32

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:22:19
that was about 14 seconds faster - that's a huge difference.. Sweeeeeeeet.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:22:44
Definitely a lot better. I wish it was faster, yeah, but it's way, way better than what it currently is.

What most affects the speed of this loading? Is it processor speed?

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:32:04

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:39:46
Substantial alright... hope it is the same with switching between all of the other channels.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 06:16:00
@ploot Wonderful.

Seems like a solid improvement. Though if I had a Wii U, I can't imagine being TOO terribly bothered by the Before loading time. I guess I'm just used to sluggish UI from my Nintendo and Sony systems.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 06:32:21
To be fair, the worst offender is Miiverse. That amount of loading in Miiverse keeps me from checking it out regularly. I'm hoping this update improves that as well.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 06:55:49
Yeah. If that's the new loading speed across the board, I'll stop whining. It's not ideal, but it's acceptable.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 07:14:11
Abysmal, but far better than the "catastrophic," it was previously.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 07:20:15
Everything is the worst thing ever, these days.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 07:33:42
What I find distressing is that this is even news. What I mean is that this shouldn't even be happening.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 07:50:56
SHWEET. Can't wait. OS now just needs to stop crashing so much and we have a good OS.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 08:14:51
ploot said:
Wow, that's loads better. Not the best, but LOADS better.
I...think I see what you did there....maybe?

Anyways great news.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 08:22:28
Three times quicker, nice!

I find it surprising Miiverse has been slow to get in/out of because it's browser based, and the actual browser is almost instant to use whatever you're doing.

I imagine a lot of the slowness, generally, was down to Nintendo being overly cautious about stability at launch and now they have a few months experience of it being used they can take off the cotton wool and optimize things as you'd expect.

(Having said that, the existing load times have rarely bothered me at all. At least the goddamn shop doesn't insist on updating itself for 10 minutes every time I want to use it. I'm looking at you, PSN.)

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 13:17:40
I am surprised at people still saying it's slow... better, but slow. REALLY!? What, do you want the Wii U to anticipate you quitting a game before you press it?

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 13:44:02
The Wii U...now with BLAST PROCESSING!!!

Eh? ....Eh?

....okay, not the best joke, but I wanted to get that in before someone else did.


I think people are just used to getting in and out of games/apps as quickly as they can on say, an iPhone or something. Anything slower than that is, by definition, slow.

Reading all the responses in my SwapNote poll thread pretty much confirmed that.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 14:14:02  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/13, 15:11:33
ploot said:
Wow, that's loads better. Not the best, but LOADS better.

Pun(s) intended? Honestly, I never even noticed that much. I might notice it now in retrospect.

Posted by 
 on: 03/27/13, 15:40:32  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/13, 15:41:27
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