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Wii U updated to version 3.0 with new features

Wii U systme sotftware update

Nintendo released a new system software update for the Wii U gaming console which adds some of the highly anticipated features to the gaming console, a couple of which are just a delight to have. The system software update puts the version of the new software on the Nintendo Wii U to version 3.0. So if you have this installed on your Wii U, you already have the update.

The Wii U gaming console is now capable of downloading and installing software while the device is in standby. This way, the downloading of the software will not affect the user interaction or the user experience on the device.

Also, if you download anything from the eShop, the apps or games will be downloaded in the background. You will have no interruption of any kind, whatsoever. These two are really great additions to the system software. But there is more.

You will now be able to copy data or transfer data between two USB devices. Also, you will be able “to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data.” There is also support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller and the Wii Classic Controller. This is already a long list of new features, but if you want more, check the list after the break.

Version 3.0.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

New Features:

A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off

Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete

Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu *¹

Changes to System Settings:

An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in “Data Management”

To facilitate this feature, you will now be able to connect two USB storage devices to a single Wii U console*²

The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in “Data Management”

The option to adjust screen size is now available under “TV” *³

“Auto Power-Down” has been renamed “Power Settings”

Options for the standby function are located within this menu

Changes to Miiverse:

Added support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller

Handwritten posts will now also display on the TV screen during creation

“Undo” and “Redo” buttons are now available when creating a handwritten post

Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Nintendo eShop:

Software downloaded from the Nintendo eShop will include released updates and will no longer need to be updated after installation

Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to the Internet Browser:

Added support for the Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controller

Added the option to change search engines when performing a keyword search

Added the option to return to the start page from the bookmark menu

Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Download Management:

Added the option to change the priority of downloads

Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

*1 User selection may be necessary

*2 Only one USB storage device can be used during normal use

*3 A similar option has been removed from Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, and the Internet Browser

Source: Joystiq