Nintendo just released the first Wii U update since 2018

Nintendo has released a software program update for its languishing Wii U console, its first in practically two and a half years. The console has made the huge bounce from version 5.5.3 to… 5.5.5.

The patch notes are frustratingly imprecise, so it’s laborious to inform precisely what modified. “Additional enhancements to total system stability and different minor changes have been made to boost the person expertise,” the patch notes learn. I can’t say I ever skilled crashes on my Wii U again after I had one, however I assume extra stability is nice for the probably few folks nonetheless utilizing the console.

Nintendo has largely deserted the Wii U in favor of the vastly widespread Nintendo Swap and has ported over lots of the older console’s finest video games, together with Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Nation: Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, and most lately, Tremendous Mario 3D World.

There are nonetheless a couple of Wii U exclusives value retaining it plugged in for, equivalent to The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. However given how readily Nintendo has introduced its finest Wii U video games over to the Swap, there’s an opportunity they might get ported, too, additional rendering the Wii U out of date.


Not less than the Wii U is a bit more steady now.

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