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Performing a system update on your Wii U

What’s included

Version 2.0.0 U, which is available via wireless connection, includes the following improvements:

  • Nintendo Network ID creation and linking feature
  • Miiverse*
  • Nintendo eShop*
  • Internet Browser
  • Friends List*
  • Wii U Chat*
  • Notification List
  • Download Management
  • Wii System Transfer**
  • Software update feature
  • USB storage device feature

*In order to use these features, you will need to register a Nintendo Network ID.
** You can access this feature from the Wii U Menu.

System Updates – Step-by-step instructions

To perform a system update, please first connect your Wii U console to the Internet.

From the Wii U Menu, select "System Settings". (The current system software version will be displayed in the top right corner.)

Using the Left Stick, scroll to the "System Update" icon and press the A Button.
Touch "Update" to connect to the Internet and begin the update process.

The length of time it takes to perform a system update varies depending on the speed of the Internet connection used.

Due to the amount of new features and applications included, the system update may take an extended amount of time when performed during the initial setup (for some users it could take an hour or more to download and install). Do not power off your console during this time.

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