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A new system update can now be downloaded for Wii U. As of today, version 5.3.2 is available.

Today’s update is on the simple side of things, as it’s all about stability and improving the user experience. You’ll need to download it if you want to access the eShop.


Yet another Wii U system update is now available. Version 5.3.0 can be downloaded by visiting system settings.

Speaking of system settings, that’s what today’s update is all about. You’ll now find a new category for amiibo. By visiting the amiibo settings, users can register an amiibo owner/nickname, delete data written to an amiibo, or reset amiibo.

Additionally, Nintendo has also improved Wii U stability and usability.

Head past the break for Nintendo’s official update notes.

There’s a bit of talk going around regarding a possible new update for Wii U. It appears that a few console owners are seeing evidence of new firmware in the “Download Management” area, but it has not been successfully downloaded. It would seem that the download was initiated by Nintendo for a small sample of users, though was then pulled soon after.

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Nintendo has prepared a new system update for 3DS – version 9.2.0-20. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as exciting as the last firmware, which added theme functionality.

Today’s update only has one purpose. Nintendo’s complete patch notes are as follows:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Nothing more to the update than that! As usual, you’ll need the latest update before you can access the eShop.


Yet another 3DS firmware update is out now in Japan. Version 9.1.0-20 has specific uses for both the New 3DS and original 3DS models.

Once the update is installed, New 3DS owners will be able to purchase themes, visit the eShop, use the Internet browser, and move software between systems. Themes are also available for original 3DS owners. System stability has been improved as well.


A new 3DS update has gone live worldwide. The main addition of firmware version 9.0.0-20 is the addition of themes, of which there are over a dozen.

Here’s the full rundown of today’s update:

  • Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
    • Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
    • Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings
  • A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
  • The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


Reader TruExtent has been poking around the latest Wii U firmware update and came across a few interesting tidbits. They’re not the most important aspects of the upgrade, though they are neat little nuggets.

Here’s what TruExtent shared with us:

One of the photos shows the quick start menu. It has been updated to show if the software last being used was a disc. Look above the software icon to find a new image of a disc as the indicator.

The next photo shows what happens if you select the disc software if you have a different disc in. For my experiment, I replaced Ninja Gaiden with Mario Kart. What I remember happening before was the Wii U just starting whatever disc was in the console. Now it shows a message saying that you need to insert the correct disc in order to continue. Taking out and inserting ANY disc will start the software. If no disc is in the system, it will ask for a disc to be inserted; any disc will start regardless of what was on the quick start menu (like before).

In the last photo you can see more than one disc based software will appear on the quick start menu and both will have the disc indicator.

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