Wii U Update Coming by October 'The System Runs a Lot Better'

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By Justin Sarachik , Christian Post Reporter
July 12, 2013|9:52 am

The Nintendo Wii U will be getting a system update in September/October to fix bugs and update the console, however, it is not the news most users of the console were hoping for.

"A system update providing further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October," read the official Nintendo website.

While this is good news for Nintendo, especially coming just a month before the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, according to Highlight Press, the Wii U really needed an increase of speed and performance for the console.

The update will allow network connection while the system is on standby allowing for the Wii U to update itself prior to playing so time is not wasted waiting around.

This update is Wii U's largest to date says Highlight Press.

Other recent news came from Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto on the possible addition of a new video game franchise.

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"With Mario Kart 8 coming out in the Spring of next year, we'll have a good selection [of Wii U games] available, so I'm thinking isn't it about time we release a new franchise?" he told Famitsu magazine in Japan.

"A new franchise! Would that a be brand new title that you would be working on?" the reporter asked.

"I can't talk too much detail right now, but I will say that this new title has been keeping me busy lately," the Nintendo legend said.

"With the most recent version update," he told Famitsu referencing the update, "the system runs a lot better, and while there will continue to be improvements in the future, I think it's to the point where it's a convenient thing to have in the living room. Of course, these sorts of updates mean nothing if we don't put out games for it, and I hope people are looking forward to the games coming up."

In Nintendo's 45-minute long video presentation at E3, the Wii U showed off some of the new games they have in the works. They previewed a number of classic franchise returns and revived forgotten ones through their own company and third party game-makers.

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