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Wii U consoles won't have the massive day-one update factory installed until 2013

Nintendo Wii U won't have large day one update factory installed for a couple of months

Trace Hagan | Dec 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm CST (0 mins, 57 secs time to read)

Anyone who purchased the Wii U at launch or followed the launch via TweakTown or another source should know that users face a large update as soon as they plug their console in. Worse yet, if power is lost during the three-plus hour update, the console can be bricked and will have to be returned to Nintendo.

Wii U consoles won't have the massive day-one update factory installed until 2013 | TweakTown.com

Sadly, this is a fact of life that will remain for at least another month. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that it will be a few months before the update is factory installed.

"Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers," Fils-Aime said in the interview. "That creates a dynamic where our developers are working on elements until the very last point possible. That's why the system update was required on Day One - and this is quite similar to what's happened with other consumer electronic products."

If you have a slow internet connection, unstable power, or a limited data plan, you might think about holding off on purchasing the Wii U until sometime into 2013 to avoid having to download and install this update.

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