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Just bought a Wii U

OctankuOctanku Registered User regular
Hi all,
I have a question (sorry if this has been asked before) I've recently purchased a Wii U. I downloaded the entire initial update, and my system says everything is now current. Anyway, I guess I hadn't read about the long load times everyone was complaining about, because it took me completely by surprise. I've looked online and read that the latest big update in April fixed this slow down, but I find that certain things take forever in the OS still. Pretty much opening any menu/game/app or backing out takes a very long awkward while to complete. It's long enough that you find yourself thinking the system has froze and then it completes. Sometimes it doesn't. I've had the Netflix app freeze on me at least once. Anyways, I'm wondering if this is common with the system. I've never had a problem with a Nintendo system before, so I'm surprised if it's the hardware. I bought it through Target, but I've already taken everything out of the boxes rather sloppily, so I'm not sure how easy it would be to trade in for another. Plus, I transferred my old Wii information onto the system. Is this just how the system performs currently or should it be pretty fast now with the update? Should I call Nintendo? How painful is that process? Thanks for any advice you all have.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    After the update it shouldn't take more than a few seconds to go between applications. If it is still happening bring it to Target (messy box and all) and exchange it for another one if you're still within the 30 days or whatever.

    Netflix freezes on me at least once a week so I'm not sure if a new one will fix it. :P

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Although someone here should be able to help out about the Wii -> WiiU transfer. I'm not sure how that works now.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Sorry for the multiple posts. I think that if you've done the Wii->WiiU transfer your best best is to call up Nintendo and let them know what's going on. They might be able to help you out. Their turnaround time for fixes was around 10 days back when the WiiU was released so I am going to say that 10 days is the worst amount of time you'll be without it...

    As long as you're in the US. I'm not sure about the other places.

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    OctankuOctanku Registered User regular
    Thanks! I am in the US. I'll have to give them a call then. I did pay for the extended plan from Target which claimed I could basically break it and they'd give me a new one. So, I might try that first... and just abadon my wii save data.

    Either way I think it's been over 30 days. My dad went into the ICU right after I purchased it, and I've been dealing with that until recently. Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated. I felt like the slow down was too much.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    Well your Wii saved data would be on the SD card so that won't be too big of an issue. The problem is that you'll lose out on all your Wii VC purchases.

    e: And sorry about your dad.

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    OctankuOctanku Registered User regular
    Thanks, he's doing better.

    And yeah, I was hoping to avoid that, but either way my VC purchases weren't many yet.

    I just spoke to the Target, and they would basically have me calling their tech support first. So, I'm going to try calling Nintendo first and hope for good results. Thanks again for your help!

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    LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    Sorry about you Dad, hope he's OK.

    People that had it before think it's fast now, because it is faster. New users are still going to think it slow. "very long awkward while" is a subjective measure of time.

    If you really want to know, your best bet is to find a youtube video of someone's wii u setup and count the seconds. If you see a video that has something happeing in 4 seconds that takes you 30, you have a problem.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    How's your internet connection? Something fairly beefy or on the lower end of things?

    I brought my Wii U over a friend's house a few months back who had fairly a fairly miserable internet connection and it took something like 45 seconds to a minute to quit from ZombiU back to the home screen, I'm assuming because the system is trying to ping Miiverse to update the Wara Wara Plaza.

    Disable the internet connection on the system to see if it helps. It's not a solution to your problem but at least it would give you a cause.

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    OctankuOctanku Registered User regular
    I'll try that out maximumzero. I'm using the LAN adapter from my Wii currently and running on a fairly decent Cable internet connection. Still, I have noticed the downloads are rather slow, but I chalked that up to just being how the Wii U handles downloading.

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    AgahnimAgahnim Registered User regular
    Also if you are playing Lego City, that game has atrocious load times. I'm glad your dad is doing good. :)

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    You'll get better responses in our Wii U Thread

    Geth, close the thread

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    GethGeth Legion Perseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    Affirmative Rorus Raz. Closing thread...

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