Wii U 5.2 system update out now

Nintendo has released a new firmware update for Wii U.

System update 5.2.0 U offers additional options for data management, introducing folders that allow players to better organise their home screen. ┬áThe design and layout of the home screen has also been updated, but you’ll have to see for yourself for exactly how it looks.

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

Wii U owners will be prompted to install the update the next time they turn on the console.

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