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Nintendo Pro-Tip: Update Wii U before Wrapping

Posted on December 23, 2012 AT 09:26am

Friday, Nintendo tweeted some advice that anyone gifting a Wii U should seriously consider: update, homeslice. Update first, wrap second.

“Giving #WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before wrapping so it’s good to go as soon as it’s opened!”

When Wii U launched a month ago, early adopters were greeted to an hour-long update session. There are now a handful of updates awaiting new owners—enough to severely dash excitement after tearing wrapping to shreds only to spend the next hour or so waiting. So as unfortunate as it may be that it’s even necessary, gift givers really ought to spare loved ones this discourtesy and update ahead of time.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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