Wii U system update now available to download


Update: Nintendo have now provided exact details on what has been included within the latest system update. You can find them here, and read more about the new Wii U Image Share tool.

Original story: It would appear that someone’s flicked the switch early. After the scheduled Nintendo Network maintenance period ended, users across Europe and North America have begun receiving prompts to download the Wii U’s latest system update.

With a Nintendo Direct having been confirmed just yesterday, it had been expected that the company would share details regarding their second “significant” update for the console as promised earlier in the year.

We’re currently downloading ourselves, the update weighing it at a sizeable 648MB, and with no patch notes as yet shared by Nintendo we will keep you posted as soon as we learn of anything new.

Alex Seedhouse
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.