Those of you ran home with Wii U to gleefully plug it in surely felt a break in the excitement when faced with the system’s day one update. Iwata has apologized for the inconvenience in a recent interview with IGN:
“Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box. So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch.”
The services alluded to are Miiverse, Wii U Chat, and the Wii U eShop.
If anything, I’d be a little more peeved about the fact that these updates gobble up a full gigabyte than anything else.