Nintendo of America has Tweeted informing those of you that are gifting a Wii U this Christmas to open up the box, handle it, set up the console, and download the lengthy system update that can take roughly an hour to download before wrapping it and placing it under the Christmas tree. Of course, this could simply be resolved if Nintendo had the initial update pre-installed on the system. Don’t forget that you can download the update in the background if you press the cancel button when prompted to install the update.
#WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before wrapping so it’s good to go as soon as it’s opened!