Wii U system update 'improves stability'

First speed optimisation patch due in April

Nintendo has released a minor Wii U system update.


The update, dubbed Version 2.1.3 U, makes "further improvements to overall system stability," according to Nintendo's patch notes.

The patch is not the previously announced Wii U speed optimisation update, which is set to arrive across two downloads in April and later this summer.

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

Speaking during a Nintendo Direct broadcast in January, 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.

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."