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Wii U Time Comparison Video – Before and After April Update

March 27, 2013 / 10:07 AM

By: Jesse Waldack

Last night, Nintendo put out a short video showing a comparison between a Wii U system without the new update along side a system that has the new update showing the time it takes to go from a running game back to the Wii U Menu.

The results are pretty impressive.  I didn’t time them for myself, but it seems the time has been reduced to approximately a third of how long it took without the update.

I hope whatever they did to fix this also affects other menu related actions, like launching a game, which I’ve had more complaints about than the length of leaving the game.  When you press a button, you expect to get some response from the system immediately showing that it received your button press.  Right now, it sits there for about 2 or 3 seconds before making a ‘button press’ sound and/or taking any other action on my button press.

We’ll find out if this gets fixed with the update when it comes out sometime next month.  A specific date for this system update has not yet been announced.

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Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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