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Wii U system update enables data transfer from one console to another

Also introduces the ability to shop with controllers other than the GamePad

Nintendo has released a new Wii U system update which enables users to transfer data from one Wii U console to another.

Available now in the US (5.1.1 U) and Europe (5.1.0E), the update lets users transfer save data for Wii U software, Mii characters, user settings and more.

Full details and instructions on how to do so can be found here.

The update also introduces the ability to navigate Nintendo eShop with controllers other than the GamePad, such as the Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk and Classic Controller Pro.

June's Wii U system update 5.0.0 introduced a quick start menu, in response to frustration expressed by console owners over the operating system's sluggishness.

The quick start option enables users to fast load titles from a new menu of recently played game icons on the Gamepad screen.

Users can tap the game they wish to play, then select the Mii representing their Nintendo account, before the system launches directly into the title, bypassing the main home menu.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said earlier this year: "We think that this function will make you feel that the time to start up a Wii U software title is cut by more than 50 per cent, and that it will also lead to more Wii U users understanding the appealing nature of the GamePad."

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