Nintendo Wii U Now Available in North America, Prepare for a Big Firmware Update

At long last, the much awaited Nintendo Wii U is now available in North America nationwide.

Those who will pick one up today should expect a pretty big firmware update that enables the online features of the console. If you happen to have a very fast internet, downloading the update data that is worth 4-5GB will take you at least an hour or two. Make sure you have something to do while you are waiting.

Nintendo Wii U is now available in two configuration; the Deluxe Set which includes a 32GB internal storage, a copy of Nintendo Land, and a cradle charger for the Game Pad, and finally the Basic set in which it includes a 8GB of space. The Deluxe is retailing for $350 while the Basic will be at the low price of $299.

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2 Comments

  1. Ronald
    November 18, 2012, 1:39 PM

    A day one patch of 4 ~ 5GB? Nice one… Does this also mean people who are stupid enough to buy the 8GB version lose a big chunk of that space?

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  2. random.idiot
    November 18, 2012, 11:21 PM

    @Ronald
    yes, they already accounted that last week, for those wit the 8GB console, they will only have 3GB of storage, and those who get the 32GB console will have 25GB of storage.

    it is recommended that you get an external harddisk to connect to the console, otherwise you won’t have space for anything.

    A finial note, the USB ports in the console don’t supply a lot of power to the harddisk, so you will need to either get a harddisk with an external power supply or use a Y USB cable to power your portable harddisk.

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