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