So I think I'm at that point where I can say I kinda want a Wii U. Now don't get me wrong, I have a ton of problems with the system. Meh selection of games, purchases tied to the console, weak hardware etc.
But you know, it does have some games I can honestly say I want. Sonic, Donkey Kong, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and maybe even Windwaker HD. If I ever see a Wii U for a decent price, I might just cave and buy one.
There's just one gigantic problem: The system updates.
I remember hearing about when the Wii U launched it had a massive 5gb (?) system update and if it got interrupted the system would brick. I live in the middle of nowhere and my internet is complete shit. Like, 1GB takes SIX HOURS to download. That would mean in order to download that update, I would have to leave my Wii U on for a minimum of 30 hours, not even counting all the updates released since then. My internet tends to crap out occasionally while downloading huge files, and I have no doubt it would do that with this.
What the funk am I supposed to do then? Buy a used Wii U with the updates already installed? Go to a friends house just to download the updates? Don't even buy a Wii U?
I remember the 360 had an option for some of the system updates where you can download it from the web and load it through the console via USB. Can anything like that be done for Wii U? Or perhaps new Wii U's come with the updates already installed?
Also before someone makes the smartass comment "get better internet" know that based on where I live that is not possible.