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#1 compl3x

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:54

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]

 

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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. 

 

http://www.gameinfor...20-seconds.aspx

 

 

Reducing boot-up to 20 seconds, or reducing it by 20 seconds?




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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:57

I've been hearing this for ages...



#3 notuptome2004

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:14

I've been hearing this for ages...

 

 

 

No you havent  since they never siad this before  besides a  Pre-boot menu to boot in to commonly  used  apps or games on the Wii U before Boot  but you we none of us  have heard anything about Faster boot speeds   for system start up but we have had and  in place  faster system in the menus and other stuff  



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:16

No you havent  since they never siad this before  besides a  Pre-boot menu to boot in to commonly  used  apps or games on the Wii U before Boot  but you we none of us  have heard anything about Faster boot speeds   for system start up but we have had and  in place  faster system in the menus and other stuff  

They have been for almost 6 months talking about faster resume from store, faster resume from games, etc (done), faster launch times, and a overall faster experience.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:21

http://www.gameinfor...20-seconds.aspx

 

 

Reducing boot-up to 20 seconds, or reducing it by 20 seconds?

 

 

 

 i would say reduced by 20sec   cause current from power button on gamepad to the time it takes to load everything on Wii U it takes 35sec   so if it  was reduced  by 20sec  that bring it down to 15sec  but even if it is to make it only  a 20sec bootup  that is still 15sec  faster


They have been for almost 6 months talking about faster resume from store, faster resume from games, etc (done), faster launch times, and a overall faster experience.

 

 

yes i know this i own a Wii U but i was replaying to your comment based  on i assumed you was more like ( yea all believe that when it happens they have siad that for ages  but nothing) .    the boot time itself has never really changed  from power to everything loaded  on Wii U 



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:15

WiiU really needs Virtual Console support for ALL legacy systems.

#7 MtnDewCodeRedFreak

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:40

Great. Thanks for the heads up - I just happened to update my Wii U as it's been powered down (it's been in the storage unit - long story).



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:40

It would be rather interesting to see them improve it by 20 seconds, cause that would then make it instant on. As it only takes about 20 seconds from pushing the power button to be in control.

 

 

On another note, i'd like to see the summer update allow me to use the gamepad controls in classic controller compatible games in wii mode.



#9 Andrew G.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:54

Would really love to see Nintendo incorporate something similar to Sony's Cross-buy platform between the the Wii U and 3DS :yes:

 

The fast-boot will be a great addition to the OS though (Y)



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 15:33

Would really love to see Nintendo incorporate something similar to Sony's Cross-buy platform between the the Wii U and 3DS :yes:

 

The fast-boot will be a great addition to the OS though (Y)

Yeah they REALLY need to implement some sort of Cross Buy system. I have specifically not purchased games because of them not supporting it. I refuse to purchase the same game twice and instead of having it once I would rather not have it at all just to make a point. May be stubborn but I am sticking to it.

 

And I am very curious to see this 20 second claim in action, as really my WiiU does not take all that long at all to get to the main menu from me pressing the power button. Unless the Zelda bundle includes some mystical mysterious power from the lands of Hyrule that makes it boot faster.  :laugh:



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:58

Not that boot times are that big of an issue, but just how long does it take a Wii U to go from off to the UI these days? If they still have 20 seconds to shave off that then it must be lengthy :|

 

Doesn't matter though, i'd still get a Wii U in a heartbeat if i could comfortably afford it :cry:



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:19

My N64 boot time is 2 seconds tops. it's 18 years old. Come on Wii U. Get yer head in the game!

 

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:15

I just timed my Wii U's boot up (literally, gamepad in one hand, stopwatch on phone in the other) and it took ~20 seconds from pressing the power button on the controller to main screen.

 

I don't get this. Maybe because I have the normal, white bundle with no HDD connected? :s If they reduce it by 20 seconds it will be instant-on  :laugh:



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:30

I just timed my Wii U's boot up (literally, gamepad in one hand, stopwatch on phone in the other) and it took ~20 seconds from pressing the power button on the controller to main screen.

 

I don't get this. Maybe because I have the normal, white bundle with no HDD connected? :s If they reduce it by 20 seconds it will be instant-on  :laugh:

 

Yeah lol - I have the same thing you have - the "normal" white 8-GB one, not the black deluxe 32-GB one.

 

Sweet, I want instant-on!



#15 notuptome2004

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:02

I just timed my Wii U's boot up (literally, gamepad in one hand, stopwatch on phone in the other) and it took ~20 seconds from pressing the power button on the controller to main screen.

 

I don't get this. Maybe because I have the normal, white bundle with no HDD connected? :s If they reduce it by 20 seconds it will be instant-on  :laugh:

 

 

 

well i timed mined around 34sec  that is until everything is up and loaded on the screen    or so    i have a video below to show this  i have the 32gb model  Zombie  U version  tho that  dont matter much i dont think 

 

 

 





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