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RUMOR - No Wii U firmware update today

Many were expecting the Wii U firmware update to hit at some point today. That seemed to be confirmed due to the Wii U Virtual Console launching tomorrow, as said by Nintendo. Now our good friend Emily Rogers is telling us that the firmware update is a no-go for today. Will that have an impact on the Virtual Console launch tomorrow? I guess we'll find out in 24 hours. Thanks to Ken for the heads up.

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22 Apr 2013 17:53

Do we really need the update to play VC games?
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22 Apr 2013 17:54

It is almost 6 PM so it is almost surely a safe bet to say if she is right or not.
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22 Apr 2013 17:57

But one user in the forums said that he got the update today. [By the name of: Byte_Man]
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22 Apr 2013 17:58

Hopefully we'll get it later this week then.
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22 Apr 2013 17:59

Well, of course. The spring update has nothing to do with the ESHOP. That's why the VC is releasing on a separate date.
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22 Apr 2013 18:01

LegendofSantiago wrote:Do we really need the update to play VC games?

I'd say not, since we've been playing VC games since January. . . And it's all sold via the eshop. Anyhow, I wouldn't be surprised if the update hits in the next few hours, but if it doesn't, no big deal. I can wait.
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22 Apr 2013 18:03

If Byte_Man did get it he'd post a video showing what all it does. So I am calling it now, BS on his part for no proof.
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22 Apr 2013 18:05

WolfLink22 wrote:If Byte_Man did get it he'd post a video showing what all it does. So I am calling it now, BS on his part for no proof.

Me as well. But I'd love to be proven wrong on this though
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22 Apr 2013 18:16

Because the only thing the eShop is saying is Please see the Nintendo home page for Maintenance information. the Error Code is 111-9002 if you see this error too.
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22 Apr 2013 18:22

Something to bear in mind: The eShop on the 3DS was released late at night (Around 11-Midnight Eastern Time), so there's always that chance.
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22 Apr 2013 18:23

Guys the update should hit after the maintenance which will be at 10 pm est time.
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22 Apr 2013 18:29

That Facebook thing aside, no official PR and date [other than this week] was ever stated, tbh.
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22 Apr 2013 18:43

We will see. I hope Emily Rogers is wrong so that we can hold it against her, But there is indeed maintenance going on with the eShop on both the 3DS and Wii U.
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22 Apr 2013 18:44

@CrispyGoomba
I remember checking my 3DS constantly that night whilst working on a college project xD. But that is a very valid point you make.
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22 Apr 2013 18:50

If that was even true, there wouldn't be a maintenance going on in the eshop. maintenances always happen before a major update. I don't even get why everyone trusts this emily rogers if she doesn't even work at Nintendo or a press site.
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22 Apr 2013 19:06

TheDreamingHawk wrote:If that was even true, there wouldn't be a maintenance going on in the eshop. maintenances always happen before a major update. I don't even get why everyone trusts this emily rogers if she doesn't even work at Nintendo or a press site.

Emily Rogers is a very trusted source. She works directly with developers and press and is pretty much spot on with her news tips. She also is apart of the Nintendo Force magazine if that means anything.

That's why everyone trusts her.
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22 Apr 2013 19:27

Omegavertebra wrote:
TheDreamingHawk wrote:If that was even true, there wouldn't be a maintenance going on in the eshop. maintenances always happen before a major update. I don't even get why everyone trusts this emily rogers if she doesn't even work at Nintendo or a press site.

Emily Rogers is a very trusted source. She works directly with developers and press and is pretty much spot on with her news tips. She also is apart of the Nintendo Force magazine if that means anything.

That's why everyone trusts her.


Yes, but I think that she may have misunderstood this bit of news. The VC is indeed NOT launching today with the update, but it is coming tomorrow.
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22 Apr 2013 19:29

It's still early. Of course there's no update right now, there's a maintenance going on until 10pm EST (and we don't know if it will get extended). Tomorrow's maintenance doesn't touch the Wii U, just Nintendo DS services so... I still think the update is tonight.
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22 Apr 2013 19:37

it has been a weird time on miiverse , i don't know why but a lot of messages about the update . I really don't see what's the big deal /
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22 Apr 2013 19:55

What I heard was that the update will be available as soon the eShop is back online. In my area, I'll be back online around 10pm est. In other area, it won't be on til tomorrow. I guess that what she meant.

I'll check at 10:00
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Anonymous
22 Apr 2013 20:06

I didn't hear or read anything about a Monday update. Always thought it would be on Tuesday. Oh well, waiting for a couple of days isn't a big deal.
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22 Apr 2013 20:21

Iwata said that the Wii U would be getting a system update before they launched the Virtual Console Service. What confirmed it even more was that Nintendo posted on it's Wii U Page with images saying Number Days then Virtual Console below that 2 days from Sunday is Tuesday, So put 2 and 2 together and you get Tuesday.
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22 Apr 2013 20:37

Also Nintendo has posted another update stating that the Virtual Console Launches tomorrow on the Wii U so that hurts Emily Rogers statement unless Nintendo comes out and says that there will be no update tonight.
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22 Apr 2013 21:16

One problem with all of your arguments: no one said that the VC would come the day after the update. It can come one hour after the update for all we know
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22 Apr 2013 22:13

lz20xx wrote:One problem with all of your arguments: no one said that the VC would come the day after the update. It can come one hour after the update for all we know

Iwata did. Go to 19:00 here: https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direc ... 4-17-2013/

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