Wii U Firmware 5.0E Released

Nintendo has released a huge update for the Wii U, here is what they have added to the system with this update:


  • Addition of Quick Start for the Wii U GamePad

 The Quick Start screen displays when the Wii U console is turned on from the Wii U GamePad. It shows recently used or installed software which can be started immediately, without first loading the Wii U Menu. Quick Start is ideal for users who want to start playing games right away.

  • Addition of notifications for the Wii U GamePad

 With this service you can receive occasional notifications from Nintendo about selected games and products, special promotions and more. If a notification is received while the console is powered down, the GamePad will make a sound, as well as display the notification on its screen for a short while. It is also possible to check out notifications on the Quick Start screen. The settings for these notifications can be changed under Power Settings in System Settings, including the option to define the hours during which notifications will automatically display.

  • Improvement of Standby Functions

System updates, in addition to being downloaded automatically, are now also installed automatically while the Wii U console is powered down.

  • Wii U Menu

When users select their user Mii from the Wii U Menu, the User Settings screen now displays. The design and layout of the Users Settings screen has been updated, including the ability to switch the active user from the User Settings screen.

  • System Settings

 An option for Quick Start screen settings has been added to Power Settings. The settings for notifications on the Wii U GamePad can be changed here as well.

  • HOME Menu

 An icon to start the Notifications application (different to notifications on the Wii U GamePad) has been added to the HOME Menu.

  • System stability improvements and other adjustments

 Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user’s experience.


More info on the Wii U Wiki