Wii U Update Is Live, Here Are The New Features


Late last night, Nintendo rolled out the fall update for Wii U. The latest firmware update for Wii U has already arrived and the biggest addition is that players can now enjoy Wii games on the Wii U gamepad. This does not mean that the buttons are mapped and gamers will still need a Wii remote and nunchuck to play Wii games.

The update also allows for USB keyboard support, and updates to the Wii U internet browser, including the ability to read .pdf files on it. New additions to Nintendo Network and the sound capabilities of Wii software round out the firmware update. Players can now also check out their friends list via the main Wii U menu.

Stay tuned for more news from Nintendo as they are having an all new Nintendo Direct today.


  1. What did you try? Playing Wii games on the Wii U gamepad?! I really wished Nintendo mapped the buttons so I can play Kirby’s Epic Yarn completely on the Wii U gamepad alone…

    Next update maybe….

  2. I tried Skyward Sword. The only downside was the text. Since there is no actual audible script, it was hard to read. But, I was impressed.

    Yeah, maybe next update…

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