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Video: Wii U loading times halved after firmware update

Nintendo demonstrates benefits of major system update

An upcoming Wii U firmware update will more than halve loading times, a new video from Nintendo has demonstrated.

Presently it can take more than 20 seconds for the Wii U to close a game and return players to the front-end menu system. However, a new firmware update could reduce that loading time to as little as eight seconds.

In February, Nintendo announced that it has set in train two separate Wii U system updates to remedy loading and lag times. The first, demonstrated below, is due in April. The second is due in the autumn.

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