Wii U Update 5.2.0 Released, Adds Folders and UI Enhancements

Nintendo beating Xbox and PlayStation again.

Posted By | On 01st, Oct. 2014 Under News


One of the most requested features from all current gen consoles and handhelds- amazingly enough- is folders. It makes sense, though: as consoles and handhelds continue to put more and more emphasis on digital content, players continue to accumulate more and more stuff on their machines that is in desperate need of organization. In the Wii U’s case, the system is now nearly two years old, enough time for owners to have acquired a fairly substantial number of digital games.

Well, now Wii U owners are being offered folders to allow for data organization and management on the UI. The UI itself is getting multiple tweaks to fix multiple longstanding issues with it (as well as some relatively newer ones that came about as the result of the last major Wii U firmware update).

The full list of improvements and features added by this update are as follows:

Changes to the Wii U Menu:

• Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons
• A Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu

Changes to Quick Start Menu:

• The Quick Start Menu will now display when the Wii U is powered on from the Wii U GamePad TV Remote
• Options have been added to Power Settings that allow users to hide certain software from the Quick Start Menu

Changes to the HOME Menu:

• The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated

Changes to the Nintendo eShop:

• Disabled usage of characters not used when redeeming Nintendo eShop cards (O, I, Z, etc.)

Improvements to system stability and usability:

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

The update should have downloaded automatically for you if you have SpotPass on. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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