Nintendo America Pro-Tip: Update WiiU Firmware Before Wrapping

Nintendo America tweeted this morning a pro-tip to those giving the Wii U to somebody for Christmas. Those receiving a Wii U this Christmas will be required to download a firmware update before operating the system. Wii U Firmware Update

The firmware update is very large and will require a fast internet connection to download, unless the receiver is willing to wait long enough to download a 5GB update, therefore their PSA is a tip to apply this firmware update before wrapping the box, otherwise it may ruin the first time experience playing with one’s new Wii U.


Yousef Shanawany

Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.

  • Meleniumshane90

    Pro tip: don’t buy a Wii U

    • Timothy W Dalbeck

      Or an Xbox one or a PS4.