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Nintendo has issued a pair of new firmware updates for Wii U and 3DS, improving the stability of both consoles.

Wii U's version 2.1.0 U update offers "further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments... to enhance the user experience," Nintendo says, although specific improvements offered by the 593MB update have not been disclosed.

Some users, however, have suggested that the update reduces the number of random hardware lock-ups, and improves the load times when switching between apps like Miiverse and the eShop.

But others disagree, saying that the improvements are "negligible".

3DS, meanwhile, has also seen a similar update. Again, like the Wii U update, firmware update 4.5.0-10U offers "further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments... to enhance the user experience."

Again, specific issues addressed by the update have not been revealed.

Nintendo is set to discuss the future of Wii U and 3DS during its next episode of Nintendo Direct. Tune in at 5pm tonight to find out what's in store for the consoles early next year.

Source: Nintendo

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DancingRhino's Avatar


Yep, no pity here. Should have patience like me (and no money) to wait for the storms of launch to die down.
Posted 16:18 on 05 December 2012
altaranga's Avatar


Suck it up, fuzzballs. This is the future of gaming.
Posted 16:14 on 05 December 2012


I updated and now my Wii U has turned into a robot and stormed off muttering something about energon cubes...
Posted 15:00 on 05 December 2012
rbevanx's Avatar


A second firmware already???

Man, what a messy console.
Posted 12:18 on 05 December 2012
MJTH's Avatar


I've updated the Wii U, and everything certainly seems quicker, but in my opinion it's really the load times for the home button pop up, friends list and Miiverse that has been drastically improved. I guess, however those are the most important features in general use anyway. Any it's made everything faster.
Posted 11:35 on 05 December 2012
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