Wii U Update Brings Folders to the Console

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Wii U | Folders

Nintendo’s latest firmware update for the Wii U includes a feature that dates back to the 19th century. Namely, folders have arrived for the Wii U.

Version 5.2.0 U will enable Wii U owners to group their games and apps into folders. To create one, all they have to do is select an empty block. Tapping it again will create a folder. Using it should be second nature for anyone who owns an Apple device. Or even the 3DS.

Folders aren’t the only change coming in this firmware update, although it is the sexiest. The Quick Start Menu will pop up if you turn on the Wii U through the TV Remote functionality. The Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu (originally, it was only in the Home Menu). The Home Menu got a little facelift. The keyboard for redeeming codes in the eShop now disables characters that are not used in eShop codes. Finally, no firmware update is complete without the “Further improvements to overall system stability” bullet point.

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  • Lord Ackercocke

    Cheers for the info. I didn’t quite get what the new update was offering,

  • multibottler0cket

    I wish the Wii had folders. I have like four pages on my SD card.