Nintendo has push out an update to its next generation console to improve the Wii U’s stability.
The latest version of the console, 3.1.0, improves its standby functions. This will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U is powered on.
The new version of the console’s firmware also makes further improvements to overall system stability and “other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.
The firm said that a system update providing further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October.
The standby function was introduced in version 3.0.0 to download and install software while the system is powered off. This update also introduced a feature where software purchased from the Nintendo eShop would automatically install in the background once the download is complete. This update also included an option to adjust screen size under the “TV” setting.
Gamers will get system updates automatically when connected to the internet. A dialogue box will pop up when the download is complete to tell users how to install the update.
The latest update is available immediately.