The latest Wii U System Update has launched (in North America at least).
Version 3.0.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu *¹ Changes to System Settings:
An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in "Data Management" To facilitate this feature, you will now be able to connect two USB storage devices to a single Wii U console*² The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in "Data Management" The option to adjust screen size is now available under "TV" *³ "Auto Power-Down" has been renamed "Power Settings" Options for the standby function are located within this menu Changes to Miiverse:
Added support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller Handwritten posts will now also display on the TV screen during creation "Undo" and "Redo" buttons are now available when creating a handwritten post Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings Changes to Nintendo eShop:
Software downloaded from the Nintendo eShop will include released updates and will no longer need to be updated after installation Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings Changes to the Internet Browser:
Added support for the Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controller Added the option to change search engines when performing a keyword search Added the option to return to the start page from the bookmark menu Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings Changes to Download Management:
Added the option to change the priority of downloads Improvements to system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
*1 User selection may be necessary
*2 Only one USB storage device can be used during normal use
*3 A similar option has been removed from Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, and the Internet Browser
Anyone get to download it yet? How long did it take? What do you think so far?
Yep, I downloaded it just a little bit ago! It scared me at first, saying it was going to take 58 minutes, but that number soon plummeted, and I ended up getting done in about 30 minutes or so. I didn't really take any time to mess around with anything after that, but it did seem a little quicker just when moving through menus and stuff like that.
The only game I tried after updating was Kirby, and if anything it took longer to get from the Plaza to the loading screen. It was frozen for at least 10-15 seconds, long enough to make me think I would have to unplug the console. I don't like this.
What kind of external HD are you using? Mine was significantly faster with both onboard apps (like the eShop and Browser) and games on my external HD (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Rayman Legends Challenges App).
Well that's an update to Miiverse. I don't think the GamePad would require an update for changes done to Miiverse as we've gotten several changes to it already without having to download anything. I'll have to check if the range is increased because mine is absolutely crap in here for some reason.
I like how the update does go faster for the menus now but it's also as if they sort of mask it, though not so obviously, by quickly returning to the menu but then dimming the screen and having a bit of loading before you can actually do anything. It doesn't always happen though. Ah well, it's still definitely quicker than what it was before. Quitting NES software was so slow!
And yeah, the gamepad update also failed on me the first time..when I retried, the update jumped to 80% and started again.. I thought it was because I had my laptop inbetween the gamepad/Wii U so I moved the gamepad closer to the system and away from the wifi laptop.