WiiU

Some Wii U Features Require Day-One Update

by Patrick Barnett - November 8, 2012, 7:37 am PST
Total comments: 23 Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/06/wii-u-will-..., IGN

Not everything will be available out of box.

Features such as Miiverse, Nintendo TVii, Nintendo eShop, and Wii U Chat will be unavailable on the Wii U until users install an update, which will be made available on launch day.

Systems that are currently out there lack these features, but will have access to them soon. Whether this day-one update will also come with other surprises is currently unknown.

The Wii U and this patch will both be released on November 18 in North America.

Talkback

llafferNovember 08, 2012

The big question on my mind:  Will Wii U properly handle Daylight Savings Time? :)  I can't speak for Xbox 360 or Vita, but all other consoles that I've gotten my hands on do not.

geoNovember 08, 2012

Quote from: llaffer

The big question on my mind:  Will Wii U properly handle Daylight Savings Time? :)  I can't speak for Xbox 360 or Vita, but all other consoles that I've gotten my hands on do not.

Ps3 does it, i'm pretty sure.  Shame the 3DS doesn't! 

llafferNovember 08, 2012

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Quote from: llaffer

The big question on my mind:  Will Wii U properly handle Daylight Savings Time? :)  I can't speak for Xbox 360 or Vita, but all other consoles that I've gotten my hands on do not.

Ps3 does it, i'm pretty sure.  Shame the 3DS doesn't!

Not fully.  I have to go into the settings and turn the DST setting to true or false.  It would be nice if it could be more automatic than that.  Computers have been doing it for almost 20 years now.

AdrockNovember 08, 2012

PS3 doesn't switch daylights savings time automatically. There's an option to go into daylights saving time. Basically, that's only useful if you don't know it's spring-forward/fall-back.

The only devices I own that change the time automatically are my iPhone and MacBook Pro.

CericNovember 08, 2012

All my devices that sync to an Atomic clock or a network with authentication automatically switch.

ei8htbitNovember 08, 2012

Wii U launches in one week - it's an all-new console with all new controls and new features previously unseen on a Nintendo platform - but what everyone REALLY wants to know, the BIG question: can it tell time?!?!?  :P: : : : :


LOL I know you were only half joking, but to answer your questions:


XBOX 360: Yes, it does auto update DST
PS3: Yes, it does auto-update DST (choose update via Internet option) You're right I checked again, you need to choose the DST setting manually twice a year. It is devastating and very hard to do :P:
3DS: As far as I can tell, no.
WiiU: I'm waiting for Reggie to get back to me on that.

CericNovember 08, 2012

Quote from: ei8htbit

Wii U launches in one week - it's an all-new console with all new controls and new features previously unseen on a Nintendo platform - but what everyone REALLY wants to know, the BIG question: can it tell time?!?!?  :P: :


LOL I know you were only half joking, but to answer your questions:


XBOX 360: Yes, it does auto update DST
PS3: Yes, it does auto-update DST (choose update via Internet option - I haven't had any issues with it in years)
3DS: As far as I can tell, no.
WiiU: I'm waiting for Reggie to get back to me on that.

What we really want to know is what is the Maximum amount of lazy we can have.  Like will my Wii U update itself with me never having to fiddle with it?  Will I have to fiddle with the clock?  Will I have to fiddle with my Password each time?

llafferNovember 08, 2012

Quote from: ei8htbit

Wii U launches in one week - it's an all-new console with all new controls and new features previously unseen on a Nintendo platform - but what everyone REALLY wants to know, the BIG question: can it tell time?!?!?  :P: : : : : :

LOL I know you were only half joking, but to answer your questions:


I thought I could be troll-free at a site like this, I guess I'm wrong.
I'm just as caught up on the news as most of the staff at this site.  I understand that not EVERYONE has this question, but that still doesn't mean that I can't ask it.

StrawHousePigNovember 09, 2012

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/29873410.jpg


Yeah, I'm cool with a brand new update.

Mop it upNovember 09, 2012

Honest question, is there any reason/benefit to have all these features be a day-one update instead of having them built-in to the system?

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusNovember 09, 2012

So they have more time to finish/add more features after the hardware begins manufacture?

llafferNovember 09, 2012

Quote from: Mop

Honest question, is there any reason/benefit to have all these features be a day-one update instead of having them built-in to the system?

I have no problem with them having a day-0 update, if all of the update's features involve on-line features.  If someone doesn't want their Wii U online, they aren't missing anything by not updating.

CericNovember 09, 2012

Quote from: Mop

Honest question, is there any reason/benefit to have all these features be a day-one update instead of having them built-in to the system?

They can start manufacturing Wii U earlier.  We know that they started at least in September.  I'm sure that most of the system underneath were still being tweaked because they haven't really shown it.

Mop it upNovember 09, 2012

I can understand that for Miiverse, but what would they still be adding to Nintendo TVii, eShop, and Chat? Those seem like basic applications that could easily have been finalized before manufacture. I mean, the Wii had no trouble launching with its various channels already installed.

TJ SpykeNovember 09, 2012

Not quite true, the Forecast Channel and News Channel both came after launch.

HypotheliciouslyNovember 09, 2012

And all those features require an internet connection. So like someone said, you are literally not missing anything since you can't access them anyway.

Mop it upNovember 09, 2012

Quote from: TJ

Not quite true, the Forecast Channel and News Channel both came after launch.

Ah, I thought I might be missing some, but I knew the shop channel was there. Still, it just seems odd to me. Anyone who gets the system early can't give full impressions before launch, and everyone will have to sit through a (hopefully not lengthy) update screen when they get it.

azekeNovember 09, 2012

Apparently, updates are needed even to load Wii games.

Not a problem for me, but that's a bad form from Nintendo.

DaMooseNovember 09, 2012

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Apparently, updates are needed even to load Wii games.


Not a problem for me, but that's a bad form from Nintendo.

This is standard on PS3/XBox 360, though - they constantly update their "emulators" for previous devices (Well, Sony removed the PS2 one). It would've been impressive if Nintendo managed to do it without updates in any form.

ei8htbitNovember 09, 2012

Quote from: llaffer

Quote from: ei8htbit

Wii U launches in one week - it's an all-new console with all new controls and new features previously unseen on a Nintendo platform - but what everyone REALLY wants to know, the BIG question: can it tell time?!?!?  :P: : : : : : : : :

LOL I know you were only half joking, but to answer your questions:


I thought I could be troll-free at a site like this, I guess I'm wrong.
I'm just as caught up on the news as most of the staff at this site.  I understand that not EVERYONE has this question, but that still doesn't mean that I can't ask it.

Ummm, wow you call that trolling? you have some serious sensitivity issues than brother. You have to admit your question was a little ridiculous given the context of this article, I just made fun of that fact, not you personally. Also, I went on to try and actually answer your question so if that bothers you I'd venture to say that your reply to me was more of troll - but I won't because I know the difference and have the ability to laugh at myself.

In the future why don't you lighten up a little, maybe don't take yourself so seriously, we're all here for the same reason.

CericNovember 09, 2012

Quote from: ei8htbit

Quote from: llaffer

Quote from: ei8htbit

Wii U launches in one week - it's an all-new console with all new controls and new features previously unseen on a Nintendo platform - but what everyone REALLY wants to know, the BIG question: can it tell time?!?!?  :P: : : : : : : :

LOL I know you were only half joking, but to answer your questions:


I thought I could be troll-free at a site like this, I guess I'm wrong.
I'm just as caught up on the news as most of the staff at this site.  I understand that not EVERYONE has this question, but that still doesn't mean that I can't ask it.

Ummm, wow you call that trolling? you have some serious sensitivity issues than brother. You have to admit your question was a little ridiculous given the context of this article, I just made fun of that fact, not you personally. Also, I went on to try and actually answer your question so if that bothers you I'd venture to say that your reply to me was more of troll.

In the future why don't you lighten up a little, maybe don't take yourself so seriously, we're all here for the same reason.

Abiding Fanboyish chasing of Super?

ei8htbitNovember 09, 2012

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Abiding Fanboyish chasing of Super?

:D Also, @llaffer, can we just bring it in for hug? Seriously, let's just digital hug it out right now (not sure what the emoticon for that is, maybe you can show me and we can have a heart-warming Internet moment?)

Wii U is almost a week away, Reggie and Satoru would want it that way. Plus I don't want things to be awkward if we stumble into each other in the Miiverse or at WaraWara Plaza.

your friend in Nintendo.

CericNovember 09, 2012

Quote from: ei8htbit

Quote:

Abiding Fanboyish chasing of Super?

:D Also, @llaffer, can we just bring it in for hug? Seriously, let's just digital hug it out right now (not sure what the emoticon for that is, maybe you can show me and we can have a heart-warming Internet moment?)

Wii U is almost a week away, Reggie and Satoru would want it that way. Plus I don't want things to be awkward if we stumble into each other in the Miiverse or at WaraWara Plaza.

your friend in Nintendo.

Will hug for Jellybeans or if Button Compels me.

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