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#31 testman

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:18

ISPs. :p


#32 Wakers

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:51

4 hours tops? What planet do these people live on?

The vast majority of people won't be able to download 5GB in 8 hours, let alone 4!

#33 torrentthief

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:10

I'm surprised people are criticising this to be honest. Of course you will brick your console if you yank the power cable out. Do this when you are updating your motherboard bios and that will happen too.

As for not having software ready on shipped devices, you do realise nintendo have more orders than consoles, right? They are working 24/7 to mass produce them. If they decided to update them before shipping then there would be a tiny number of consoles available to purchase which would mean millions of children crying their eyes out on christmas morning when father christmas hasn't brought them their wii u. I'd rather update the software on christmas eve then wrap it up for a kid on christmas morning than have no console for christmas morning.

5GB is very large, i wonder if they could have improved the compression to reduce the size a little. Hopefully some retailers might update the firmware before they ship the consoles that way there is no problem.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:13

4 hours tops? What planet do these people live on?

The vast majority of people won't be able to download 5GB in 8 hours, let alone 4!

Took about 45 mins here, and I'm guessing the slow end was Nintendo because they were getting hammered. Mind you I am far from having the fastest connection available here

#35 Travis959

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:14

From reports on other forums, the download is around 1GB, but when installed takes up 5GB of space.

Hope it's not 5GB, as I only have a 5MB connection, but I guess I will find out when I get home unless UPS messes up my delivery.

#36 vetneufuse

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:19

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.


how long before the lawsuits start "my 8GB system only has 3GB of storage!!!!!! OMGZ!!!!!"

Took about 45 mins here, and I'm guessing the slow end was Nintendo because they were getting hammered. Mind you I am far from having the fastest connection available here


something is always slow on Nintendo's end... heck on my Wii when I download a SNES game it for some reason takes 5 minutes! on a 50Mbit connection! why?!!!! I've had this problem from day one on my Wii still exists to this day!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:19

4 hours tops? What planet do these people live on?

The vast majority of people won't be able to download 5GB in 8 hours, let alone 4!


Now i know the US(the only country the wii u is released in so far) lags behind many other countries in internet speed, but even here it's not as bad as "most people having 1.5mbps connections" like you're trying to say.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:24

how long before the lawsuits start "my 8GB system only has 3GB of storage!!!!!! OMGZ!!!!!"

It'd be frivolous. The Wii U isn't the first console to do this. But even though that is the case, I wouldn't be surprised if some people filed a lawsuit for not getting all 8GB.

something is always slow on Nintendo's end... heck on my Wii when I download a SNES game it for some reason takes 5 minutes! on a 50Mbit connection! why?!!!! I've had this problem from day one on my Wii still exists to this day!

I think it's because the loading bar includes the installation time as well as the download. Either that, or the server was slow for you.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:27

Now i know the US(the only country the wii u is released in so far) lags behind many other countries in internet speed, but even here it's not as bad as "most people having 1.5mbps connections" like you're trying to say.


39% of the country has access to 105Mbit DOCSIS3 connections now on Comcast alone (the largest ISP in the country), over 20% more has access to 100+ Mbit connections from other ISP's (TWC, COX, etc.), the majority of the country has access to a minimum 5Mbit connection

it's the rural people that make the largest problem, which the Midwest is the worst to wire up... most of them rely on WISPs... but heck with Verizon LTE now covering most of the country, via WISP's you have 15+Mbit LTE available to most of the people if you wanted a LTE connection point...

not as bad as people think it is anymore

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:38

5GB for a firmware is ridiculous.


This an OS update probably.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:46

4 hours tops? What planet do these people live on?

The vast majority of people won't be able to download 5GB in 8 hours, let alone 4!


I download 4GB in around 2 hours easily (probably more like 1 hour and a half) if the server is good and i have the worst high speed connection avalaible in the Province of Quebec.

From reports on other forums, the download is around 1GB, but when installed takes up 5GB of space.

Hope it's not 5GB, as I only have a 5MB connection, but I guess I will find out when I get home unless UPS messes up my delivery.


1gb is nothing. Video card drivers are like 150MB these days.

#42 vetneufuse

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:51

I download 4GB in around 2 hours easily (probably more like 1 hour and a half) if the server is good and i have the worst high speed connection avalaible in the Province of Quebec.



1gb is nothing. Video card drivers are like 150MB these days.


and 90% of that "driver" isn't the driver, but add-on software that you don't necessarily need

#43 Jason Stillion

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:12

Complete system update for the PS3 is about 200mb.
1gb (or 5gb) is pretty massive. Seems like Nintendo was a bit pressed to meet there launch window.
Maybe they should of broken it down to core system, and trying to run system apps having a separate download (on demand).
They should also have an offline update method as well.

This won't deter me from getting a Wii U, however, there update system needs some work.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:14

39% of the country has access to 105Mbit DOCSIS3 connections now on Comcast alone (the largest ISP in the country), over 20% more has access to 100+ Mbit connections from other ISP's (TWC, COX, etc.), the majority of the country has access to a minimum 5Mbit connection

it's the rural people that make the largest problem, which the Midwest is the worst to wire up... most of them rely on WISPs... but heck with Verizon LTE now covering most of the country, via WISP's you have 15+Mbit LTE available to most of the people if you wanted a LTE connection point...

not as bad as people think it is anymore

I had experience with TWC and DOCSIS3 (was advertised 30/5), and it is not fast at all. The connection ended up being worse than my current 20/2. Bottom line is TWC is absolute garbage, but it is the only option in my area (well unless I go the satellite route, and that is just laughable). I think the highest package they offer in my area gets to 50 Mbps download, but that is ungodly expensive. The 30/5 was $85/month alone.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:24

and 90% of that "driver" isn't the driver, but add-on software that you don't necessarily need


It's still a 150$ download for 99.99% of the people out there. And i would not call the drivers control panel not necessary anyway.

5Gb is definately too much. I would not call 1Gb a big deal. This is about what you have to download when you buy a new computer if you want to update all the drivers and softwares to their last version.