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Two system updates to remedy Wii U game loading lag

Spring and summer updates to cut away long loading times, Iwata claims

Nintendo is preparing to roll out two separate Wii U updates to help remedy common complaints about the new console.


Speaking at a Nintendo Direct press conference on Wednesday, company president Satoru Iwata apologised to Wii U owners who believe the loading times between selecting a game and playing it are far too long.

He said two separate system updates - one in the spring and one in the summer - will roll out to remedy this.

The updates will also introduce a new Virtual Console - boasting games from classic consoles including, for the first time, titles released on Game Boy Advance.

Iwata also detailed a number of enhancements designed to make the Wii U game experience more social.

"The fun of video games is not only just playing games, but also sharing experiences together with people - even though they live far away, their skill levels are different or their experience does not happen at the same time," He said.

"We want Wii U to be the system that brings everyone together."

For all the announcements from today's Nintendo Direct read our full report.