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New Wii U update out now – off-TV play for Wii games, Friends List on the GamePad, more

Posted on September 30, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Update: A quick overview of new features:

-USB Keyboard
-Wii Off TV Play (still requires Wiimotes)
-Surround Sound support for Wii games (Dolby Pro Logic II)
-Access Friend’s List from Wii U menu directly
-Upload screens taken when pausing the game directly to blogs and forums using the browser.
-Option to receive automatically downloaded software from Nintendo.
-Wii U Chat via headset connected to the Game Pad
-View PDFs on the Browser.

A new Wii U update is now available for download. It should be up around the world – North America, Europe, and Japan.

It seems like the update is a rather large download (648 MB), so we’re not quite sure what it does just yet. We’ll keep this post up-to-date with details.

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  • Daldrakar

    ok ill wait here hurry!!


  • Daldrakar

    holy F awesomeness, wii off TV play cannot be true?? smash bros in bed ftw.

  • Mark

    It is a big update. My Wii U is estimating a 22min download time! Can’t wait to see everything it does. I am very intrigued by the keyboard and screen grabs to forums/blogs feature.

  • SparkRaid

    Damn was hoping for the GBA/N64 VC. I’m really liking the surround sound and Wii off tv play!!!

  • uPadWatcher


  • Daldrakar

    apparently till need to use wii mote for off tv wii play

  • HorrorBiz

    That’s it, huh? Was hoping for some form of an account system, cross game chat, etc. Hopefully it speeds up the OS and maybe the account stuff can be done with an eShop update?

    Kinda over hyped myself too so that didn’t help

    • SparkRaid

      Lol don’t worry I think we were all hyped up… I was anyway. XD

    • jcnba28

      “It seems like the update is a rather large download (648 MB), so weโ€™re not quite sure what it does just yet. Weโ€™ll keep this post up-to-date with details.”

      I’m sure there is more to this update then what this article has said.

      • smashbrolink

        Even if there isn’t, the ability to play Xenoblade and Galaxy in bed and on the can is a priceless ability in and of itself, so I’m quite satisfied with this.^_^

        • You guys are going to get sores from all this bedtime gaming

          • smashbrolink

            Actually, I use it every day after work so that I can lay down to relax, play some games to get myself nice and tired, then just set the game pad aside and go to sleep as soon as it’s time for me to get sleep for work the next day.
            Previously I had to sit in a hard chair to do that, which wasn’t as conductive to relaxation as my bed is.

            I’d say it’s a pretty good thing; I’ve been showing up to work much more relaxed and happy every day due to the increased restfulness I get through this new method.

          • I was just kidding ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Glenn Davis Jr.

      Don’t forget the Nintendo Direct tomorrow. Besides the year’s end game announcements/previews/updates for both systems, we could get some bombs dropped on us. Nintendo is usually good on that when it comes to their directs. ; )

  • Adrian Brown

    Wii off-tv play? Fuck yeah!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zuxs13

    Took about 38 mins to DL and another 12 mins to load into the system

    • name111

      I told you yesterday, it will be out this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • smashbrolink

    This is freaking awesome!
    Now I can play Mario Galaxy in bed!XD

  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    Awesome! Tomorrow we are sure to know more about it!

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      lol, I wonder the reason for a comment like this to get downvoted hahaha but ok..

  • Club Nintendo is down. Good sign?

    • SparkRaid

      Let’s hope so!

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      very funny.. lots of weird things happening today and a Nintendo Direct tomorrow… I was expecting nothing but I;m starting to get hyped

  • Is_Mort

    Huge update for how crappy the additions are.

  • SecretX

    yeah this is a good update ๐Ÿ˜€