Wii U

Wii U’s Latest System Update Enables Downloads During Sleep Mode And More



Nintendo’s latest firmware update to the Wii U that cuts down the system’s load times is available now. Nintendo have provided a list of features that the update, numbered 3.0.0 U, adds:


  • New Features:
    • 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”
    • 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”*²
    • “Auto Power-Down” has been renamed “Power Settings”


  • Changes to Miiverse
  • Changes to Nintendo eShop
  • Changes to the Internet Browser
  • Changes to Download Management
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


*1 User selection may be necessary.

*2 A similar option has been removed from Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, and the Internet Browser.

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.