Nintendo’s very own Satoru Iwata has openly apologized for the very time consuming, hour plus, update that occurs the moment you hook your Wii U for the first time. This update allows you to use the Miiverse, play Wii Games, and use Hulu Plus.
While this may not seem like a big deal, we all know human nature. Even as adults, when you buy something you’ve been anticipating forever, drive home with it, and finally take it home – you want to open it instantly and start playing! Once it is un your hands and your excitement is peaked, you don’t want to have to wait an hour more… that’s just torturous.
This is exactly what Iwata is apologizing for. In an interview with IGN, he told them that he is “very sorry” and consumers should be able to “use all of the functions [of a console] as soon as they open the box.” That’s fair. Like I originally said, it’s not the end of the world, it’s an hour more. The waiting just cuts so deep into that childish hype. This shouldn’t hurt the Wii U’s long term potential.
At least you have a brand new console.
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