Wii U

Wii U Video Shows Reduced Load Times After April Firmware Update



One of the major complaints about the Wii U is that the system’s load times are simply too long when navigating its main Wii U menu. Back in January, Nintendo said that they would work towards improving these load times incrementally in two separate firmware updates. The first of these will be released in April.


This evening, Nintendo released a video showing the difference in load times when returning to the Wii U menu from a game after the upcoming system update has been installed. You can watch it above.


As previously reported, the Wii U Virtual Console is set to launch after the April update has been released. A selection of NES and SNES games will be available at launch, with other platforms such as Game Boy Advance to follow in the future.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.