The WiiU Spring Update is Here!

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That’s right. Now you have a reason to dust off that WiiU of yours. So long long-ass load times! In order to update manually, you need to go to your system settings and update from there. Otherwise, your console will update automatically! Besides better load times, here’s what else that is new.

  • A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off
  • Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete
  • Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu *1
  • Changes to System Settings:

 

  • An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in “Data Management”
  • To facilitate this feature, you will now be able to connect two USB storage devices to a single Wii U console*2
  • The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in “Data Management”
  • The option to adjust screen size is now available under “TV” *3
  • “Auto Power-Down” has been renamed “Power Settings”
  • Options for the standby function are located within this menu

Changes to Miiverse:

  • Added support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller
  • Handwritten posts will now also display on the TV screen during creation
  • “Undo” and “Redo” buttons are now available when creating a handwritten post
  • Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Nintendo eShop:

  • Software downloaded from the Nintendo eShop will include released updates and will no longer need to be updated after installation
  • Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings
  • Changes to the Internet Browser:

 

  • Added support for the Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controller
  • Added the option to change search engines when performing a keyword search
  • Added the option to return to the start page from the bookmark menu
  • Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Download Management:

  • Added the option to change the priority of downloads
  • Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

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