Wii U system update 5.1.0 now available


Nintendo have pushed live another system update for Wii U, introducing the ability to perform a system transfer between two consoles.

Other changes now see you able to navigate the Nintendo eShop with either a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or Classic Controller, while there’s the usual system stability improvements.

The full list of details, provided by Nintendo of America, are as follows:

Version 5.1.0 U, available via an Internet connection, includes the following improvements:
New Features:

Wii U to Wii U System Transfer
Users can now transfer (move) all software and data from one Wii U to another
A “System Transfer” option has been added within System Settings

Changes to Nintendo eShop:
Users can now navigate the Nintendo eShop using a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or Classic Controller

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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