Nintendo’h! Gamers forced to wait three hours to play new console


Millions of children faced misery this Christmas morning after the makers of a new games console admitted it needs THREE HOURS worth of updates before it can be used.

The Nintendo Wii U is the must-have new gaming system but a vital system update will take up to three hours to download and install.

Japanese company Nintendo has acknowledged the issue in a tweet from their official American wing – suggesting parents install the update BEFORE wrapping.

They wrote: “Giving #WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before wrapping so it’s good to go as soon as it’s opened!”

The revolutionary Nintendo Wii U requires hefty updates before it can be used

Boss of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime said: “Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers.

“That creates a dynamic where our developers are working on elements until the very last point possible.

“That’s why the system update was required on Day One – and this is quite similar to what’s happened with other consumer electronic products.”

The £300 console was released on November 30 but required the hefty update as soon as it went on sale.

It is believed consoles going on sale from February 1 will already have the necessary updates already installed.


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