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Latest Wii U update adds quick-start menu, notifications
Latest Wii U update adds quick-start menu, notifications
June 3, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 3, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Nintendo fired a new system update out for the Wii U console today, which includes the ability to launch games and apps without fully booting to the main menu, and notifications that show up on the GamePad even when the Wii U is switched off.

Version 5.0.0's main feature is the Quick Start Menu. When users turn the Wii U on, the last 10 apps and games you used will display, allowing you to immediately boot a title up instead of waiting to visit the home menu.

New GamePad alerts have also been added. These are special notifications from Nintendo which will display on your GamePad even when the Wii U is powered down. An audio ringtone will play, and alerts can then be viewed.

There are numerous other additions in this update, including system updates that will now automatically install when the Wii U is in standby mode, and changes to the Wii U menu. All the details can be found on the Nintendo website.


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Jeremy Alessi
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Sweet!

Eric Geer
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Hopefully this can be turned off---"These are special notifications from Nintendo which will display on your GamePad even when the Wii U is powered down. An audio ringtone will play, and alerts can then be viewed."

Jeferson Soler
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@ Eric Geer - I think that it can be turned off. You would have to go to settings to do so.

Justin Kovac
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It can be turned off.

You can have the audio be muted and just show a pulsing light around the home button.

Chris Melby
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I'd like folder options like my 3DS please. :)


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