Wii U: Iwata 'Very Sorry' For Network Update

Ryan King


Nintendo's president apologies for missing features at launch.

Published on Nov 29, 2012

Satoru Iwata has said he is 'very sorry' that Wii U owners have to download an update to access missing feature.

Iwata, president of Nintendo, was talking to IGN in an interview about Wii U when he made the apology.

"Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box," Iwata said.

"So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware's launch."

The missing features included Miiverse access, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and TVii. The download was reported to be over 5GB but is actually much closer to 1GB, although download speeds for the update were said to be extremely slow.

The Wii U officially launches tomorrow, where we'll have our full impressions of our time spent with the UK unit.



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