Wii U Firmware Update 5.5.3 Released


People out there still regularly using their Nintendo Wii Us will have to make time for a firmware update. Nintendo released Wii U firmware update 5.5.3 on the evening of September 3, 2018.


Unfortunately, the patch notes for Wii U firmware 5.5.3 reveal this update is a rather typical one. When it comes to changes, here’s what Nintendo said to expect, “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”


This is notable, because Wii U firmware 5.5.3 is the first to be released in 2018. The last update,  5.5.2, was released on July 17, 2017. It also was a system stability and usability improving patch. The last Wii U firmware update to actually make a substantial change was 5.5.0 on August 18, 2015, as that was the one that removed the Nintendo TVii icons.


The Nintendo Wii U was first released back in 2012.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.