Wii U system update 3.1.0 U now available

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Wii U owners can now download Nintendo’s latest system update, which introduces minor improvements to their next-generation console.

Once installation is complete, the console will then be able to search for SpotPass data, software and system updates whilst on standby, with any software updates being immediately installed whereas system updates will do so when the Wii U is next turned on.

Complete patch notes, as detailed by Nintendo, are as follows:

“Version 3.1.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Improvements to Standby Functions:
The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U is powered on. For further detailed information, click here.

Improvements to system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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