Nintendo Boss Iwata ‘Sorry’ for Lengthy Wii U Update

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Buy Nintendo’s newly release Wii U console and you could have to endure a lengthy network update.

It was an issue Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently discussed in an interview with gaming website

The update is Intel-based and remains key to performing some application functions on the new console device. “Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box,” Iwata stated to IGN.

“So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch,” he continued in the report.

Iwata, meanwhile, touched upon other topics related to the Wii U including doubt over previous Nintendo consoles in general. “The brand new user interfaces that Nintendo invented often faced skeptical views before a hardware launch, but wound up becoming de facto industry standards,” he told IGN.

With Nintendo’s latest release, perhaps Wii U now has that same chance to receive that de facto industry standard label. The device was launched just earlier this month.