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#16 Slammers

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:39

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 :)


#17 Veiva

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:41

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.

#18 Yusuf M.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:46

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.

#19 DPyro

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:51

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

#20 OP compl3x

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:47

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



I haven't found anything suggesting you can.

#21 +warwagon

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:54

I thought geeks love to install new updates :)

#22 Shane Nokes

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:55

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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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:58

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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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:07

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

#25 benthebear

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:38

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

#26 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:48

Ouch. It just keeps getting worse for Nintendo it seems.

Not sure if I'm just living under a gaming rock but I didn't even realise the Wii-U had been released! :|

#27 +BeLGaRaTh

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:59

Good job it's not apple, or you would have to pay them for the update as it adds new features from vanilla settings.

#28 Teebor

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:06

Ouch. It just keeps getting worse for Nintendo it seems.

Not sure if I'm just living under a gaming rock but I didn't even realise the Wii-U had been released! :|

Ha not just you :)
However this is only the US release I believe. No idea when Europe are getting it

#29 REM2000

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:08

i think the main problem with be christmas, the internet is gonnna get hit a mass update on christmas morning, that along with games that require an update (i.e. kiddies unwrapping COD BO2 etc..) i hope the ISP's can keep up.

#30 tsupersonic

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:16

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'.

Which is why I said the word ADVERTISED. It is advertised from the ISP at 20 Mbps, I don't get that. If I tether my phone, I can get faster throughput at 30-35 Mbps (woohoo Verizon LTE)



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