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The Wii U, which is known in my household as the Lego City Undercover system that we sometimes use to play ZombiU multiplayer and that I would be playing Monster Hunter on if it wasn’t for the superlative and portable Soul Sacrifice on my Vita, just got the patch that supposedly makes it less of a sluggish beast at the front end. From Nintendo’s press release:

* The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications, and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.

* While the Wii U logo is being displayed during the system startup, users can directly transition to the Wii Menu by holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad.

* Users can install games and applications from the Nintendo eShop in the background while other software is being used.

* When powering off during a download, Wii U will go into a standby mode, then power off when all downloads and installations are complete.

Unfortunately, it still takes crazylong for Lego City Undercover to actually load. The obvious solution — to just never stop playing — is an easy enough workaround.