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supertom236 Nov 20, 12
took me about an hour to get the update downloaded, it only stopped and needed to be restarted once. it wasn't THAT bad.
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bbb7002004 Nov 20, 12
The system update did take a while, but it didn't strike me as terrible. Just something I expect from a launch day hardware buy. Not getting on my router until I manually configured was far more annoying.
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Dio Nov 20, 12
Early adopters always get the short end of the stick in every way, and for the first time in a decade, I'm not an early adopter for a piece of Nintendo hardware. The 3DS was the last straw for me.

I plan on picking up the Wii U sometime around April of next year though. That should give them enough time to sort out all the problems and release some better games.
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Zombie_Barioth Nov 20, 12
Akira_EX

Your probably right, I was just thinking it could have been a way to speed up production

Shadow of Death

I know that, I meant that there just isn't anything anyone can do about it.

Its strange that so many people are having trouble with the updates, at least half the people on Nintendo Life were having problems with it. Either its some combination of connection issues and server overload, or Nintendo have a problem on their hands.
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Shadow of Death Nov 20, 12
Akira_EX - It's odd how some people are having little to no problems, but other people are having a lot of issues.

The signal strength probably isn't the best, but if my PS3 and 360 have no real problems with updates wirelessly, then either Nintendo just has an overburdened service that affects some people more than others, OR they really cheaped out on the wifi aspects of the console (which would be ridiculous, as it's wireless only so far as I can tell).
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Akira_EX Nov 20, 12
quote Zombie_Barioth
I wonder if the reason these feature weren't included out of the box has to do with That factory that caught fire? The fire slowed down production enough they had to re-evaluate the number of units they could produce so maybe they had to leave a few features out to meet their quota.
The software wasn't ready when console production began. Simple as that. It will be like this going forward for all consoles, because with the internet programmers can continue to code and bugfix until when the update goes live.

quote Shadow of Death
When important features aren't included out of the box, that's a pretty serious oversight IMO. Bad enough to make people have to DL it (and unreliably so), but making it 1.5GB is a big problem for some people. People who either have no internet, or terrible internet. I wonder if updates will be included on most game disks from this point on, like Sony did with the PSP? Did Nintendo do that with the Wii? I mean, if they're going to make updates compulsory to play games (I couldn't get my Nintendo ID until I updated anyway), they should include the updates on the disks I think. This could just be a one-off though.

Last I checked their servers were still in poor shape (I couldn't connect to the eShop at all, or download the NSMBU game update).
See above.

Firmware updates were included on Wii discs, but its hard to do this at launch when the discs have to be printed in advance too.

I think your connection is having issues or the Wii U isn't connecting well to your router, because I was on the eShop and Miiverse most of the night and things were working fine. Nintendo Land update was an little slow, though.

Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones but the only problems I've had are slow downloads, and even then I'm on a home network that is usually pretty busy.
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Shadow of Death Nov 20, 12
quote Zombie_Barioth
Not the first thing anyone wants to do when they buy a new console, but whatta ya gonna do?
Not everyone can even get the update. When important features aren't included out of the box, that's a pretty serious oversight IMO. Bad enough to make people have to DL it (and unreliably so), but making it 1.5GB is a big problem for some people. People who either have no internet, or terrible internet. I wonder if updates will be included on most game disks from this point on, like Sony did with the PSP? Did Nintendo do that with the Wii? I mean, if they're going to make updates compulsory to play games (I couldn't get my Nintendo ID until I updated anyway), they should include the updates on the disks I think. This could just be a one-off though.

Last I checked their servers were still in poor shape (I couldn't connect to the eShop at all, or download the NSMBU game update).
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oni_hero Nov 19, 12
Kinda shocked no one as gone on a fanboy rant in here lol....

SHIT! Did I just jinx it?
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Zombie_Barioth Nov 19, 12
I wonder if the reason these feature weren't included out of the box has to do with That factory that caught fire? The fire slowed down production enough they had to re-evaluate the number of units they could produce so maybe they had to leave a few features out to meet their quota.

Not the first thing anyone wants to do when they buy a new console, but whatta ya gonna do?
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sonicshadowboy Nov 19, 12
Note, guys the article says 'do NOT pull the plug on the Wii U'. Thats all you have to worry about, if your internet goes and crashes the wii U will then go back to the main menu so you can still play games and then do the update later. Be patient honestly, while its updating charge the gamepad, and play xbox 360 or PS3 or 3DS or wii. Or just go on the internet and rant about how long it takes, that works too.
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Spook Nov 19, 12
Consider the strain being placed on their servers though, release day, with a huge firmware update. It's balls, but what can you do?
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Shadow of Death Nov 19, 12
Took me ages to finish this update. My net isn't the greatest these days, but it was definitely a problem on Nintendo's end this time. Took literally about a hundred stop-starts (it kept failing) to accumulate the entire thing.
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Akira_EX Nov 19, 12
quote ashantiqua
oh day 1 patches... kinda crazy how mandatory software isnt preloaded into release hardware.
not really in this day and age.
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ashantiqua Nov 19, 12
oh day 1 patches... kinda crazy how mandatory software isnt preloaded into release hardware.
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