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Wii U Firmware 2.0.0

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  • Added Wii backwards compatibility
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  • Added Miiverse
  • Added Nintendo eShop
  • Added Internet browser
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Wii U Owners Bummed Out By Huge Firmware Update

 

That?s a progress bar one-eighth full after 30 minutes ? a four-hour process at this rate ? for the Wii U?s infamous firmware update, said to be 5GB (according to Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers TV, and repeated by numerous others). Sony, you are officially off the hook with the PS3?s interminable, poorly timed and mandatory system updates.

It?s not like Nintendo?s just fixing typos in the help file either. This update lets you access online features, transfer data from a Wii, visit the Miiverse and use other online features. So, basically, you?re bringing home an unassembled bicycle, and depending on your Internet connection speed, it could be between one and four hours before that battle station is fully operation. Expect this story to resurface again around Christmas morning.

Read More:

http://www.kotaku.co...irmware-update/

http://www.examiner....-bricked-system

Holy crap! I take it people who bought the 8GB white WII U just lost some of that onboard storage to this mammoth patch?

Edited by Andrew G.

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So, the guys console is only bricked not because of any problems with the update itself, but because he unplugged the power during a firmware update? Some people :p

Anyway, Nintendo detailed a while ago how much space would be available for end users, in the region of 3-4GB for users of the 8GB model. I'm surprised it's such a big firmware though.

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Yeah, dude is a dunce for unplugging his console during an update.

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5GB update on the day the console is released?

GameSystemBetaTest.Org *sigh*

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5GB update on the day the console is released?

GameSystemBetaTest.Org *sigh*

More like it takes months to produce the systems and changes will be made in that time frame.

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More like it takes months to produce the systems and changes will be made in that time frame.

and?

this update was used to install features that were already planned and should have been installed stock

there's no excuse for this, if bugs needed patched a much smaller update would have sufficed

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I don't see the big deal.

5gb aint that big these days. If you wanna play straight away just run the update when you go to bed...

I doubt the chance of bricking is very high, unless you power off at the very end of the update when it is installing the download....

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Shouldn't be any chance of bricking. Not sure how the original wii does updates or 360 or ps3 but with phones and ipods and whatnot you've got a locked bootloader (I don't mean the bootloader that people want 'unlocking', this is placed before that bootloader) which starts the device up, initialises USB and then attempts to load the next bootloader. If there is a problem with loading the next bootloader, it will give an error message/screen and allow the device to be repaired by loading a replacement (usually signed) firmware over usb.

For something in 2012 such as the WiiU to not have that is completely scrimping the barrel.

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5gb aint that big these days. If you wanna play straight away just run the update when you go to bed...

Depends where you are.

It seems pretty absurd to me to have 5GB patches on day one.

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Can you download the update from a PC and put it on a USB flash drive?

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I don't see the problem with this. In fact, the day one firmware update was so they could get the Wii U manufactured months in advance, then release the firmware. My launch Wii (not Wii U) came with a disc to install the firmware (something along those lines) because they had not yet finalized the firmware at the time the Wii had been manufactured.

I've never bought a new custom computer from an OEM (e.g., HP or Dell), but I'm pretty sure they don't have the full operating system updates, even if you buy a custom built rig from an OEM. It's just not economical.

Really, it's the most sensible thing.

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I don't see the big deal.

5gb aint that big these days. If you wanna play straight away just run the update when you go to bed...

I doubt the chance of bricking is very high, unless you power off at the very end of the update when it is installing the download....

The last thing I want to do when I buy a console is download 5GB update. Most people will be excited to play, and 5GB will take a long time to download (especially on my advertised 20 Mbps connection. Plus, many ISP's have data caps these days...In any case, it's a less than ideal situation.

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5GB for a firmware is ridiculous.

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The last thing I want to do when I buy a console is download 5GB update. Most people will be excited to play, and 5GB will take a long time to download (especially on my advertised 20 Mbps connection. Plus, many ISP's have data caps these days...In any case, it's a less than ideal situation.

5GB will not take much time at all to download on a 20Mbps connection. At peak speeds, no more than 35-40 mins. Hardly a 'long time'.

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5GB will not take much time at all to download on a 20Mbps connection. At peak speeds, no more than 35-40 mins. Hardly a 'long time'.

Most people don't have 20Mbps connections.

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The last thing I want to do when I buy a console is download 5GB update. Most people will be excited to play, and 5GB will take a long time to download (especially on my advertised 20 Mbps connection. Plus, many ISP's have data caps these days...In any case, it's a less than ideal situation.

Like I said, you don't need the update to play.... Do it overnight, do it at a friends who has unlimited net, do it at net cafe, don't do it at all.... whatever your decision you can still play your Wii U when you get it :)

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The update is also just 1GB archived I'm pretty sure. 5GB after being uncompressed...

edit: Checked my router and sure as anything I've only downloaded ~2GB in the last 24 hours.

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So, the guys console is only bricked not because of any problems with the update itself, but because he unplugged the power during a firmware update? Some people :p

Anyway, Nintendo detailed a while ago how much space would be available for end users, in the region of 3-4GB for users of the 8GB model. I'm surprised it's such a big firmware though.

You're right. The 8GB model has approximately 3GB for "data storage and downloads". And the 32GB model has 25GB.

As for the 5GB firmware update, I find it odd that Nintendo is making people download so much data. I don't have a Wii U but I imagine the download is less than 5GB and it overwrites existing data.

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The other fail is the Nintendo account you sign up with is locked to the console.

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Can you download the update from a PC and put it on a USB flash drive?

I haven't found anything suggesting you can.

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I thought geeks love to install new updates :)

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I thought geeks love to install new updates :)

Updates yes. Sending out hardware with non-final firmware and then requiring a huge firmware update on initial plug in? Not so much.

Not even the PS3 is quite this bad...I mean this is ridiculous.

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Updates yes. Sending out hardware with non-final firmware and then requiring a huge firmware update on initial plug in? Not so much.

Not even the PS3 is quite this bad...I mean this is ridiculous.

Just think of it as a huge service pack which also adds features. Geeks love that ****!

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Just think of it as a huge service pack which also adds features. Geeks love that ****!

lol, I see your fishing pole is very good

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I can't even get the stupid thing to update...

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