A new system update is available for the Wii U and adds improvements to the system stability as well as adding some other minor adjustments. This is likely a prelude to the much anticipated December update that will bring Nintendo Network IDs to the 3DS and converge accounts cross-platform. What do you think should be added to the Wii U December system update that will make the system more enjoyable?
Nintendo of America has confirmed that a new Nintendo 3DS 3DS system update supports Nintendo Network IDs and lets users combine WiiU and 3DS eShop balances. The new Nintendo 3DS system update also adds support for Miiverse on 3DS. Nintendo of America has yet to say when the update will be going live.
A December system update will allow users to register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time. This system update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on Nintendo 3DS. With a Nintendo Network ID, users will be able to connect with other players around the world to share their experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.
A Nintendo fan recently received a reply from Nintendo’s technical staff when he emailed them to ask about the Youtube issue using the Wii U web browser. The reply from the Nintendo team apparently stated that “tomorrow there will be a big system update for the Wii U and this should solve all problems concerning YouTube”. We’ve already heard that Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers had heard news that the Wii U update was imminent. We should find out more during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
Nintendo today released the latest system update for Nintendo 3DS in North America. Version 6.1.0-12U, which has been available for download in Europe since last month, brings a couple of new features. After performing the update, users in North America will be able to purchase downloadable content in StreetPass Mii Plaza. The update also grants users the ability to change their Mii character’s expression. If you’re unsure of how to perform the latest system update for your Nintendo 3DS, click here.
Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:
- The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
- Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character’s expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza game
Improved system stability and usability:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Nintendo has released another system update for the Wii U console. The update – version 3.1.0 U – is available via wireless Internet connection and brings a couple of improvements, which are listed below. Furthermore, Nintendo has confirmed that “a system update providing further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October.”
Version 3.1.0 U includes the following improvements:
Improvements to Standby Functions:
- The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U is powered on. For further detailed information, click here.
Improvements to system stability and usability:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
Always looking to improve the status of the Wii U, Nintendo regularly works out the kinks in the home console’s hardware so that it can continue to run smoothly for the users. In a recent interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, Nintendo’s game designer Shigeru Miyamoto expressed his opinion on the most recent Wii U system update, saying that it runs much better. Have you noticed any improvements?
“With the most recent version update, the system runs a lot better, and while there will continue to be improvements in the future, I think it’s to the point where it’s a convenient thing to have in the living room.”
Following the Nintendo 3DS update released today for both Europe and Japan, it appears as though a number of systems are crashing when trying to buy additional games for StreetPass Mii Plaza on the 3DS. According to a number of European 3DS users, the system crashes on arrival at the new store within StreetPass Plaza and other times when you’re trying to purchase one of the four new mini-games. At the moment, the error only seems to be affecting European 3DS owners, but Nintendo has confirmed that they are aware of the situation and are looking into it.
“We are aware of some reports of technical difficulties which are occurring and are currently investigating the situation.”
Nintendo has released another system update for the Nintendo 3DS. The update – version 6.0.0-11U – adds a save data backup feature, which allows users to back up save data for downloadable versions of Nintendo 3DS software and most Virtual Console games. Furthermore, the update improves system stability and usability. In Europe, the update also brings the following features:
- Two kinds of games in a “bigger” Mii Plaza – ones you’ve already, plus ones to purchase!
- We’ve now got a Shop, and Exchange Booth, a Check for Updates button and a new Play icon, along with a new second screen menu.
- New games – Streetpass Squad, Streetpass Garden, Streetpass Battle, Streetpass Mansion.
- New game selection section.
- Games are bought with real money, as in eShop purchases.
- Streetpass Squad is like Streetpass Quest. Takes place in space. Battle the Gold Bone Gang. Costs £4.49.
- Streetpass Garden. You move in to a house in Leafington and try to become a Master Gardener, under the tutelage of Mr Mendel. Grow flowers and decorate your garden. Costs £4.49.
- Streetpass Battle. Game of strategy and luck. Rule a remote country in a wartorn land. Your butler, Wentworth, helps you build an army via Streetpass to battle other generals. Ultimate goal to conquer the world! Costs £4.49.
- Streetpass Mansion. Spooky paranormal investigation. You’re a detective trying to solve the mystery of a haunted house, helped by your assistant Ella Mentree. You work to uncover truth with the help of people you meet inside. Battle enemies to reach the top floor. Costs £4.49.
- Combo pack is only available for your first purchase and costs £13.49 (saving of £4.47). Deal only available if you buy all four at first. If you buy one on its own, the rest cost full price.
- Exchange booth is locked. Clicking on it doesn’t do anything yet. You’ll need to earn tickets (see below) to use it.
- No Xenoblade puzzle for me, but I did get a Skyward Sword one.
- Playing games wins you hats and plaza tickets for achieving certain goals. Exchange these for new Mii accessories. Not available in the StreetPass Quest/Quest II or Puzzle Swap.
- Get a Pixel Mario hat to commemorate :-)
According to Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers, a Nintendo 3DS System Update will go live later today. Rogers says to Nintendo 3DS users that they should check their systems at 5 p.m. PDT. There’s currently no explanation for what the update will bring, but Rogers says it is aimed at Nintendo 3DS users in Europe and Japan, and that users in North America will have to wait a bit longer to receive the rumored update’s new features.
Today, Nintendo released another Wii U System Update. Once you download and install the new update, your System Software Version will be 3.0.1 U. According to Nintendo, the update brings “Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility.” The newly released update is not as big as last month’s update, which brought a number of improvements, including faster load times when switching between applications, and a standby function to download and install software while the Wii U is powered off. If you’re unsure of how to perform a System Update, click here.