Nintendo responds to a few potential problems of their new Wii U console including slow updates and system crashes via their support website.
Nintendo's new Wii U console hasn't had the best launch record: from multiple reports of the system bricking to system crashes and slow application launch times, many Wii U owners seem to be disappointed with Nintendo's new console.
The gaming giant is aware of the problems and offers responses on their official Wii U Support Page with the following statements:
"We are aware that users are experiencing load times when they launch or switch between applications. We are exploring ways to enhance features for consumers’ overall experience."
"What to do:
Instances of system freezing are rare and unlikely to occur. If your system has frozen unexpectedly, do the following:
- Reset your system by unplugging it from the wall for 10 seconds.
- Ensure your system is kept current with available system updates (How to).
If additional assistance is needed, please contact us at 1-800-255-3700."
If you're having trouble with your Wii U system be sure to check Nintendo's Troubleshooting page for helpful tips.
As a whole, the gaming community–including many professional game journalist websites–praise the Wii U, hailing it as a revolutionary new system and has received high review scores across the board.
Regardless, many gamers are frustrated with the console, and a few of them are furious after accidentally bricking their system by turning it off during the long two-hour system update.
Also PC Perspective's teardown of the Wii U revealed that it's internal components aren't too impressive, making the Wii U seem overpriced in terms of hardware proficiency. The Wii U does, however, offer many impressive features and ushers in a new generation of handheld gaming.
The Wii U is now available in North America and retails at $299 (Basic) and $349 (Deluxe) respectively. For more information on the console please visit Nintendo's official website.