Wii U firmware gets minor update, larger patch due by mid-October

Thursday, 11th July 2013 06:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo has released a relatively minor firmware revision for the Wii U, noting that a more substantial update is due in northern autumn.

Vooks reports the new update allows the Wii U to connect to the Nintendo Network periodically while in standby mode, downloading SpotPass data and system data.

The update also includes various stability and usability fixes which, as ever, go undetailed.

Interestingly, the patch notes include a reference to the second significant firmware update planned for this year, which is ecpected to speed up the Wii U’s system performance and add substantial new features. The notes suggest this update is due sometime from late September to early October.



  1. Digital Bamboo

    I’ve never heard the expression “northern autumn” before. Does that mean March could be referred to as southern spring? I like it.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DrDamn

    March would be Northern spring, southern autumn. It’s to do with which hemisphere you live in.

    So the “Summer” update is more of an Autumn one? Ah well. As long as it speeds things up.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    i ‘ecpected’ this firmware update to speed up the wii-u’s system performance. so i am looking forward to the update ninty!…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. melonbuster1

    They need to speed up the software development

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Mjshenay

    @4 for real

    #5 1 year ago

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