For those who don't own a Wii U - These are the load times people complain about

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I noticed in a thread last week that had some pictures of Sim City and people were shocked at how small the cities were. Obviously everyone in the official threads knew, but if you weren't actually looking for Sim City info you may not have actually stumbled upon a picture.

With that in mind I made a video last night of how long it takes to install Punch Out!, a 36mb game. If you haven't seen how slow the Wii U OS is you're in for a shocking treat.


http://youtu.be/RqlHIslONT4


I really dig my wii u but nintendo needs to fix this crap. And with reports of how slow the processor is I'm not sure how much they actually can :/


Edit: This is even better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXDq3b4QpcQ

this is the slowness people are complaining about.
 

jmls1121

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They are taking steps to fix it in the next couple of weeks

Still better than the dashboard
 

Nekofrog

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You talk really slowly and your voice trembles.





What're you afraid of? Retribution by Nintendo fans?
 

Baconsammy

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I have a feeling all the delays to do everything are going to be even more glaring, and a problem for Nintendo, once gamers get used to being able to play games while they download on PS4/Xbox, and their consoles have sleep modes and thus are always on. The amount of time it takes to download and then install, and *then* start a game on Wii U is worse than PS3, which itself lags far behind 360. I can't for the life of me grasp how Nintendo managed that on a brand new console.
 

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I have a feeling all the delays to do everything are going to be even more glaring, and a problem for Nintendo, once gamers get used to being able to play games while they download on PS4/Xbox, and their consoles have sleep modes and thus are always on. The amount of time it takes to download and then install, and *then* start a game on Wii U is worse than PS3, which itself lags far behind 360. I can't for the life of me grasp how Nintendo managed that on a brand new console.
That is possible on the Wii U.
 

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Can't wait till the update comes, than we won't have to deal with the 'slow OS' anymore and we can finally be at piece :)
 

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Lego City took about 40 minutes to install.

Yeah, you need to be prepared to make multiple sandwiches when dealing with the Wii U eshop. Strangely, the 3DS eshop is way better (despite being older). I'm guessing it is because they don't compress the files for download. But I mean, even the layout is better. If you click on a game page on 3DS there is an option to download a demo if available. On Wii U you have to click on the game page, and then click additional info to find the demo. Whaaa? Makes no sense.
 
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I have a feeling all the delays to do everything are going to be even more glaring, and a problem for Nintendo, once gamers get used to being able to play games while they download on PS4/Xbox, and their consoles have sleep modes and thus are always on. The amount of time it takes to download and then install, and *then* start a game on Wii U is worse than PS3, which itself lags far behind 360. I can't for the life of me grasp how Nintendo managed that on a brand new console.
I agree. It took me 3 hours to download Monster Hunter on my 50mb cable (5gb - would take me about 18 minutes on steam) and then it took 38 minutes to install.
 

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The load times I complain about involve doing anything outside of the current program loaded up. Backing out, going Home, loading MiiVerse; it's absurd.
 

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That wasn't terrible. I think you need to relax a little bit. Your game didn't install fast enough, so that is not the worst thing in the world. The whole video was 2:43 seconds. It took about a minute to install....I don't really see a huge problem.
 

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The load times I complain about involve doing anything outside of the current program loaded up. Backing out, going Home, loading MiiVerse; it's absurd.
yes exactly its not the installing .. we have got use to that on the ps3. its the OS slowness.

I want that fixed. installing is the lowest issue on the list.
 

Mrbob

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The load times I complain about involve doing anything outside of the current program loaded up. Backing out, going Home, loading MiiVerse; it's absurd.
It's bad. I won't even load up those applications anymore because I get annoyed by the wait time. Even going to the damn system menu takes like 15 seconds.
 

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I've only owned a Wii-U for about 7 hours and 5 of those have been spent updating / patching / installing stuff. It really is slooooooow.
 

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That wasn't terrible. I think you need to relax a little bit. Your game didn't install fast enough, so that is not the worst thing in the world. The whole video was 2:43 seconds. It took about a minute to install....I don't really see a huge problem.
This, big time. It was if though you were standing on stage in front of people; you sounded shellshocked. In that video, not in general.

At the :20 mark, I was like wow, that's pretty fucking slow to see the settings. As I'm typing right now it still hasn't loaded.
 

TedNindo

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I miss ramming in a cart pressing start twice and playing at less time then it takes current systems to boot. Somehow, somewhere technology took a step backwards.
 

Mrbob

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That wasn't terrible. I think you need to relax a little bit. Your game didn't install fast enough, so that is not the worst thing in the world. The whole video was 2:43 seconds. It took about a minute to install....I don't really see a huge problem.
It's a 36mb file. Why is it taking longer than under one second to install?

Extrapolate this size upwards and you can see the problem.
 

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That wasn't terrible. I think you need to relax a little bit. Your game didn't install fast enough, so that is not the worst thing in the world. The whole video was 2:43 seconds. It took about a minute to install....I don't really see a huge problem.
can't tell if you're serious or not.

he used a small NES game so he wouldn't have to upload a two hour video to make his point. the Wii U's install times are atrocious. this is just a 36mb game, man.
 

gogogow

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You'll be able to do that on the upcoming consoles?
Yeah, I wonder how that works, a game isn't the same as streaming a video. With games getting bigger and bigger in size.......amazing if it's indeed possible.
 

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Lego City's loading is so terrible. Luckily it's few and far between unless you're b lining it to every story mission.

And the game is still so fun that it doesn't bother me.
 

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I miss ramming in a cart pressing start twice and playing at less time then it takes current systems to boot. Somehow, somewhere technology took a step backwards.
Good ol' times... why has even Nintendo, the one which praises fast loading times in games, console dedicated to games, fallen in this trap? It's a real pain on PS360, why... why them? !
 

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Yeah I was shocked when I downloaded it. Opening VC games feels like it takes forever too, I don't get it.