Wii U System Update 5.5.0 now available

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Nintendo has pushed live another system update for Wii U worldwide, which echoes that released back in June.

Labelled Version 5.5.0, this primarily removes the Nintendo TVii icon for those in North America while introducing the usual undisclosed improvements to overall system stability and adjustments to the user experience.

Nintendo of America announced that Nintendo TVii would shut down on Tuesday 11th August, although provided no reason for the closure.

Within their FAQ the company explained that they were “deeply thankful for all of the engagement and excitement our users have generated and enjoyed while using the service,” reasoning that “every service has a life cycle, and it is time to focus our resources on other projects.”

Version 5.5.0 U, available via an Internet connection, includes the following improvements:
Changes to the Wii U Menu and HOME Menu:

The Nintendo TVii icon has been removed from the Wii U Menu and HOME Menu. For more information regarding the end of this service, 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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