Nintendo President Apologizes for Problematic Online Patch 0

Nintendo President Apologizes for Problematic Online Patch

When the Nintendo Wii U first launched, fans were immediately treated to a massive online patch that took about an hour to download and install for people with decent broadband connection. The bad thing is that the patch is mandatory as it is needed to access online features, but what’s worse is that people who switched the console off in the middle of the patch – whether intentionally or not – suddenly had a bricked Wii U on their hands. In a recent statement to IGN, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata apologized for the problematic launch issues and patch:

“Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box,” said Iwata. “So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch.”