Nintendo’s Wii U hit store shelves yesterday, and customers who pre-ordered one in time or were lucky enough to find one in stores are now enjoying Nintendo’s newest console in their homes. But those customers are also facing a system update that could take up to several hours to complete, depending on your Internet connection. The Wii U was shipped without a lot of its online functions, like access to Nintendo’s eShop, which is what the system update fixes. For those with nothing better to do, it’s merely an inconvenience. But for parents with little kids eager to start up a new Mario game, it’s a little bit of a nightmare. If you’re planning on giving the system to a loved one this holiday season, I’d recommend setting the console up early and downloading the update ahead of time. That way, you’ll get the update out of the way and can get right to the action after the wrapping paper is torn off.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 19, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).