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Wii U: new Firmware update available (Ver. 5.5.1)

A few months ago, Nintendo released a new Firmware update for the Wii U (Ver. 5.5.0). Unfortunately, there wasn’t any new features that time around, and all the update did was remove the Nintendo TVii icon in North America (it was removed with Ver. 5.4.0 in Europe). In fact, there hasn’t been any new features for over a year (November 2014!), with the addition of the amiibo settings.

But does the latest Firmware update, released today, add any new features? The answer is… no, unfortunately.

Here’s the official changelog for Ver. 5.5.1, which requires 47MB of free space on your Wii U to be downloaded:

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

If you want to update your Wii U, you have two options:

– let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated; you should have the latest Firmware version the next time you turn it on.
– go the System Settings, and launch the update process manually if you don’t have automatic downloads activated (or if the download hasn’t triggered automatically).

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