#1 Posted by JJOR64 (18955 posts) -

The Spring Update is now out! This update includes several improvements. Most notable is the faster load times.

http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=201230

Posting this on my phone.

#2 Edited by benpicko (2005 posts) -

Time to dust off my controller to update it and then never use it again

#3 Posted by GnomeonFire (715 posts) -

Does it come with a better game library?

#4 Edited by ottoman673 (499 posts) -

Will it take 8 hours to download, like the original one did?

#5 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1633 posts) -

Anyone know the specific "changes" to the shop and stuff?

#6 Posted by Hailinel (24382 posts) -

Does it come with a better game library?

Oh, look. A smartass.

Will it take 8 hours to download, like the original one did?

Download speeds will vary, but I'm performing the update now. It's a little more than an hour for me.

#7 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Are you saying that like it'd make me want to buy the system? Because that's the strangest goddamn selling point I could ever think of.

#9 Posted by Dalai (7017 posts) -

After getting used to the long load times, this update makes it seem lightning fast. It's a much-needed improvement.

#10 Posted by sirdesmond (1235 posts) -

Glad to see that people are getting noticeable faster performance out of it after this patch. I have tried my friend's Wii U a few times and it is so insanely sluggish that is someone manages to feel older than a 360. Hopefully now, that's changed.

#11 Edited by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Bunch of assholes in this thread

#12 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Are you saying that like it'd make me want to buy the system? Because that's the strangest goddamn selling point I could ever think of.

Nobody said anything like that, he's just informing people that own the system that the new update is out.

#13 Posted by Hailinel (24382 posts) -

@dalai said:

After getting used to the long load times, this update makes it seem lightning fast. It's a much-needed improvement.

Yeah. And I heard chatter that supposedly this update also paves the way for a second update in about a month or so that should make further improvements to performance. Not sure how accurate that is, though.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

Are you saying that like it'd make me want to buy the system? Because that's the strangest goddamn selling point I could ever think of.

Nobody said anything like that, he's just informing people that own the system that the new update is out.

#15 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@dalai said:

After getting used to the long load times, this update makes it seem lightning fast. It's a much-needed improvement.

Yeah. And I heard chatter that supposedly this update also paves the way for a second update in about a month or so that should make further improvements to performance. Not sure how accurate that is, though.

I'm pretty sure Nintendo stated in one of their Nintendo Directs that the summer patch will further improve speed and performance.

#16 Posted by alanm26v5 (444 posts) -

I don't have my Wii U hooked up to check but I read that the Wii U virtual console is live in the eShop now. I bought a bunch of SNES games already on my Wii, but apparently it costs $1.50 to get them in the Wii U VC? Is there any reason to do this besides using the Wii U gamepad and off TV mode? I'm not sure exactly what the benefit is that makes the upgrade fee justified.

#17 Posted by Hawkerace (276 posts) -

Now are these loading times for the individual games? I heard lego city has some harsh loading times.

I don't own the console but I haven't ever bought a nintendo console, and I might get the wii u some day for giggles.

#18 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

I don't have my Wii U hooked up to check but I read that the Wii U virtual console is live in the eShop now. I bought a bunch of SNES games already on my Wii, but apparently it costs $1.50 to get them in the Wii U VC? Is there any reason to do this besides using the Wii U gamepad and off TV mode? I'm not sure exactly what the benefit is that makes the upgrade fee justified.

Miiverse communities and off-tv play are the primary reasons to have your games transferred, if those features don't appeal to you then it's probably not worth it. I really do despise the method Nintendo has chosen to go about this entire thing, tying purchases to your system is my biggest gripe with both the Wii and the Wii U.

#19 Edited by Hailinel (24382 posts) -

Now are these loading times for the individual games? I heard lego city has some harsh loading times.

I don't own the console but I haven't ever bought a nintendo console, and I might get the wii u some day for giggles.

These are system-specific loading times (entering/exiting games, etc.) The loading times of processes within the actual games themselves is still dependent on the game.

#20 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Now are these loading times for the individual games? I heard lego city has some harsh loading times.

I don't own the console but I haven't ever bought a nintendo console, and I might get the wii u some day for giggles.

I think those are just for when loading specific missions outside of the city, as their are not load times whatsoever while in the city.

#21 Edited by Hawkerace (276 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@hawkerace said:

Now are these loading times for the individual games? I heard lego city has some harsh loading times.

I don't own the console but I haven't ever bought a nintendo console, and I might get the wii u some day for giggles.

These are system-specific loading times (entering/exiting games, etc.) The loading times of processes within the actual games themselves is still dependent on the game.

Ah, that's disappointing to here. Oh well, thanks. Hopefully I can snag a zombiu bundle for cheap in the coming months.

#22 Posted by alternate (2695 posts) -

Overscan options. Jeff's TV died for nothing. The irony!