Nintendo unveiled their new Nintendo Wii U quick boot feature which will be rolling out to its game console this summer via video demonstration.
This new quick boot feature allows users to skip the Nintendo Wii U home screen which means a much faster way to access games and applications. This new update for the Nintendo Wii U was actually created to reduce the time the console takes to load software, as it provides users with a list of recently accessed applications and played games.
It could be remembered that back in January, it took almost 19 seconds to load up a new game. Now, it will only take players 14 seconds, reports said.
?The integration of this feature is almost complete, and this is how it will actually work on the Wii U system. We will deliver this update to Wii U owners when we update the Wii U hardware either before or during summer,? President Satotu Iwata said during the recent investor’s presentation.
Moreover, separate reports said that Nintendo Wii U?s regular system boot procedure will speed up even more when the summer update is released later this year.
Wii U is Nintendo’s follow-up console to its multi-million-selling Wii which was released in the UK last November 2012. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds, it is Nintendo?s first console to support high-definition graphics which primary controller is the Wii U GamePad with embedded touchscreen. Games in the Wii U may support any combination of the GamePad, the Wii Remote, the Wii Nunchuk, the Wii Balance Board, or the Wii U Pro Controller.
?The Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks,? Wii U official website says.
Features of the GamePad include motion control, a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, a stylus, and support for Near Field Communication (NFC).
“We think that this function will make you feel that the time to start up a Wii U software title is cut by more than 50 percent, and that it will also lead to more Wii U users understanding the appealing nature of the GamePad,” Iwata said at the time.
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