Iwata Makes Wii U Update Announcement

 In his first even message on Miiverse Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, announces updates coming to the Nintedo Wii U in the announcements section of the Miiverse. An official video seen below, the improvements to the Wii U’s load times is shown when exiting a game. Iwata also confirmed that loading times to start a game are also planned to be improved.

The update is planned to be released some time in April with another major update in the summer. You can read Itawa’s full statement to the Miiverse below and keep your eye on the Miiverse for more of Itawa’s posts, as Nintendo Direct announcements will be coming from there.

Hello, this is Satoru Iwata of Nintendo.
As we announced in the January Nintendo Direct, we plan to release two Wii U system updates. One in spring, and one in the summer.

Today, I would like to let you know the status of these two updates.

We are planning to release the spring system update in April, which will improve the time it takes to launch software, and the time it takes to return to the Wii U Menu.

We still have tests remaining, and it will take a little more time until we can release the update. But today, we have prepared a video so you can see how the loading time will change when returning to the Wii U Menu with the system update, so please take a look if you are interested.

In the future, we would like to share announcements about Nintendo Direct events here, so we appreciate your continued attention.

And lastly, like in other Announcement Communities, please understand that while we read every comment, we are not able to reply. Thank you.