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Just a few minutes ago, Nintendo released the newest firmware update for Wii U. The system’s software is now at version 5.2.0.

Included in today’s update is the addition of folders. Changes have also been made to the Wii U Menu and Quick Start Menu.

Here’s a full rundown of the new firmware:

A new system update is now available for all Wii U consoles. Firmware 5.1.2 was just released by Nintendo tonight.

Below are the official update notes:

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

As is always the case, you’ll need to install today’s update before you can access the eShop.

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3DS owners can now download the system’s latest firmware, version 8.1.0-19. Like this week’s Wii U update, it essentially improves the handheld’s stability.

Here’s the official update description from Nintendo:

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

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Nintendo has released the latest system update for Wii U – version 5.1.1.

Of the update, Nintendo said, “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.

The previous update for Wii U, version 5.1.0, released late last month. It added the ability to transfer content between Wii U systems and included more control options while browsing the eShop.

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Are you experiencing communication errors while playing Pokemon X/Y online? Then you may want to update to the latest 3DS firmware – released last night. Developer Game Freak is advising players to grab the update in order to advise online errors.

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The Wii U isn’t the only Nintendo system to have been given a new system update this week. Nintendo has just published a new firmware version for 3DS – 8.1.0-18.

Of today’s update, Nintendo says:

Improved system stability and usability:

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

Per usual, you’ll need to download the latest firmware in order to access the eShop.

Nintendo has released a new update for Wii U that brings the firmware up to version 5.1.0.

With the update, users can now transfer all software and data from one Wii U console to another. This can be accessed within the System Settings and by choosing “System Transfer”.

Today’s update also brings new controller options to the Wii U eShop – Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller – and makes further improvements to system stability.

You can find the full update notes below.

Update: There might be more to this update than originally thought. Check out this interesting tweet from developer Syrenne McNulty:



Nintendo has released a new system update for 3DS, bringing the firmware up to version 8.0.0-18. It’s nothing too major though – Nintendo’s website states that it makes “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments” in order “to enhance the user experience”.

Note that you’ll need to download today’s firmware in order to access the 3DS eShop.

Nintendo has released a major system update for Wii U, bringing the firmware version up to 5.0.0.

One of the major features introduced in today’s update is the quick start menu. Players can now more easily begin playing games without having to encounter the menu screen.

Other changes/additions¬†include new GamePad Alerts that can be displayed on the GamePad when the Wii U is turned off, the ability to install system updates after they’re finished downloading while the console is in Standby, and more.

You can find the full update notes from Nintendo below.


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