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Wii U Firmware Update is live everywhere. Everyone calm down.

axisofweevils

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There seems to be a minor 3DS update in NA too. (My American 3DS has it, the European ones don't.)
 

hatchx

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This thread is hilarious and really....in the moment....I guess you could say.

I'm downloading now. Telling 37 seconds....but definitely not 37 seconds lol
 

Snakeyes

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NINTENDO SAVED


Best gif of that scene right there
 

Jet Jaguar

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Nintendo did say it would be between the end of September and the beginning of October...:D

Godspeed fellow Gaf'fers, I'm going to start the download in a few hours.
 

Mr-Joker

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You guys are weird, getting all excited over a firmware update. :|

I am going to update mine in the morning, I need my sleep.
 

vinnygambini

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Updating now! Somebody get my inhaler! I can't take it
 

aidan

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The update added family sharing and always online features and turned my Wii U into a pre-180 Xbox One.
 

gogogow

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But the spring update just had some speed improvements, didn't it?

Nope, the Spring update added a lot of stuff.

New Features:
A standby function to download and install software while the system is powered off
Software purchased from the Nintendo eShop will automatically install in the background once the download is complete[
Holding down the B Button while the Wii U logo is displayed during startup will load the Wii Menu

Changes to System Settings:
An option to transfer and/or copy between two USB storage devices in “Data Management”
To facilitate this feature, you will now be able to connect two USB storage devices to a single Wii U console
The ability to select multiple software titles when transferring, copying, or deleting data in “Data Management”
The option to adjust screen size is now available under “TV” *³
“Auto Power-Down” has been renamed “Power Settings”
Options for the standby function are located within this menu

Changes to Miiverse:
Added support for the Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and Classic Controller
Handwritten posts will now also display on the TV screen during creation
“Undo” and “Redo” buttons are now available when creating a handwritten post
Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Nintendo eShop:
Software downloaded from the Nintendo eShop will include released updates and will no longer need to be updated after installation
Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to the Internet Browser:
Added support for the Wii Remote and Wii U Pro Controller
Added the option to change search engines when performing a keyword search
Added the option to return to the start page from the bookmark menu
Removed screen size setting. This option can now be adjusted from System Settings

Changes to Download Management:

Added the option to change the priority of downloads

Improvements to system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
 
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The OP should add the release notes to the first post for when its finally updated.

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/system-update/

It hasn't been updated as it still at 3.1.0U:

"Available Now:
New features and improved performance for your Wii U console

Unlock the next level of potential for your Wii U™ experience with system update 3.1.0 U, available now. Features include:

Improvements to standby functions: The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U console is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U console is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U console is powered on.

Improvements to system stability and usability: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience."