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Nintendo Wii U performance boost software update delayed to October

Nintendo has pushed a new update for their not-so-well-off Wii U gaming console, but this isn’t the update owners have been waiting for. People with a Wii U at their homes will have to wait a little bit longer to download the promised ‘performance boost’ software update.

Nintendo Wii U performance boost software update delayed

Nintendo has managed to score yet another slip-up, this time by its software department. The much promised Nintendo Wii U system software update which would bring a big ‘performance boost’  and erase away the consoles many-a-times laggy performance won’t see the light of day yet. The delay of the update is until later this year, in fall.

This system update includes minor support enhancements, bug fixes and other adjustments to enhance the user experience. The larger system update previously mentioned by Mr. Iwata that provides further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October.

The system update being pushed out today does not address any performance issues, but rather brings in some features which work when the console is in standby, namely checking for software updates and performing the update. Nintendo also mentions “improvements to system stability and usability” but we really wonder what that might be.

Version 3.1.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Improvements to Standby Functions:

  • The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U is powered on. For further detailed information, click here.

Improvements to system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

While Nintendo has already released one major system software update which helped a lot in speeding up the system, the Wii U users are still left wanting a lot more. For a console with such refined hardware, much similar to the Xbox 360, and coming out years later, software development and optimization should be much easier. Sadly, it doesn’t look like the Japanese company is having a jolly good time with it.

Source: Nintendo via Polygon

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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