The long awaited Wii U system update is now live. There are more little updates than first expected. For a list of known updates so far check the list below. Nintendo also promised the Virtual Console the day after the update but we’re still waiting to hear back on exactly when to expect it.
Wii U System Update Details
Version 3.0.0 U
Released: April 25, 2013
A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off
Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete
Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu*¹
The Wii U will continue downloading and installing software even if the system is turned off.
Disc drive no longer spins when playing downloaded games/applications.
Changes to System Settings
An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in “Data Management”
The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in “Data Management”
The option to adjust screen size is now available under “TV”*²
“Auto Power-Down” has been renamed “Power Settings”
*1 User selection may be necessary.
*2 A similar option has been removed from Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, and the Internet Browser