Wii U spring system update now live

Wii U system update 3.0 offers quicker loading and automatic installs.

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Nintendo's long-promised Wii U spring system update has gone live, offering shortened loading times for the console among other fixes and improvements.

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The speed tweaks affect the time spent loading the Wii U system menu, with Nintendo claiming that menus now load over twice as fast.

Other new options include the ability to install software automatically after it's been downloaded, and the option to download software when the Wii U is switched off.

eShop downloads will now always be the latest version, instead of requiring an update after download.

The system update also sets the scene for the launch of the Wii U Virtual Console, which will roll out shortly with eight NES and SNES titles: Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong Jr., Excitebike, F-Zero, Ice Climber, Kirby's Adventure, Punch-Out!!, and Super Mario World.

Wii U owners can update the console by connecting it to the Internet, and selecting System Update from the System Settings option in the main menu.

Nintendo's full changelog for Wii U system update 3.0.0:

New Features:

• 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

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
• 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"
• "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

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