Without the update you cannot access some of the many features on the Wii U.
The Wii Menu (known internally as the System Menu) is the graphical shell of the Wii game console, as part of the Wii system software.
Upgrading to component cables makes games noticeably sharper; just make sure you hop into your Wii's settings menu to enable 480p output.
Protip: If your TV is too hip for component cables, search out the Wii2HDMI dongle.
This white wand may have ushered in a new era of motion-controlled gaming, but it's actually the advanced motion controller of its generation.
The Wii U’s Internet Browser is the software I use most on the Wii U, both because I like to browse the Internet from the couch and because I use Plex Media Server to stream video from my PC to the Wii U.
Forecasts are falling; profits are down; and Nintendo's new console just can't bottle the lightning its predecessor left behind.
The most Nintendo-y aspect of the browser is the ability to bring a curtain down on the TV while you continue to browse on the gamepad.
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But here are some handy features you may not have discovered.
Some text entry software simply remembers every word you typed, but the Wii U browser (like my Android phone), needs to be told to add a word to its dictionary.