Nintendo News: New Wii U System Update Adds GamePad Quick Start Feature

REDMOND, Wash.--()--A new system update is now available for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, introducing changes that enhance the user experience. The most notable change is the addition of a Quick Start Menu for the Wii U GamePad controller. After the update has been downloaded, users starting Wii U with the GamePad controller can view the Quick Start Menu, which displays the icons of the 10 most-used games and applications as the system starts up. Users can then select the game or software they want to launch and it will load simultaneously during the Wii U start-up sequence.

Some additional changes include:

  • An improved user setting and selection experience.
  • System updates can now be downloaded and installed when the Wii U console is in standby mode.
  • Full-screen alerts and notifications can be displayed on the GamePad controller, even if the system is in standby mode. These notifications will tell Wii U owners about new updates, game releases and promotions from Nintendo. Users can adjust how they receive these notifications.
  • Easier Nintendo Network ID setup for new users.
  • Notifications can now be accessed from the Home Menu as well as the Wii U Menu.

For more information about the system update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/system-update.

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After the update has been downloaded, users starting Wii U with the GamePad controller can view the Quick Start Menu. (Photo: Business Wire)

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