Nintendo will reportedly be rolling out an update to get your Wii U up and running faster. According to analyst David Gibson, who is at the company's investor briefing in Japan, an update is due out next month to do just that.
According to Gibson, the results will be improved boot-up times in the neighborhood of 20 seconds. Nintendo might not have an "instant on" feature like the Xbox One or a standby mode akin to PS4, but this update would get the Wii U much closer to that.
[Source: David Gibson on Twitter]
Consumers typically undervalue instant (or speedy) start-up times. The less time you spend waiting around, the more time you're gaming. More importantly, if a system starts more quickly, it's easier to jump in for shorter play sessions. This is a good target area for Nintendo, provided there are new games coming to play.
Reducing boot-up to 20 seconds, or reducing it by 20 seconds?