Nintendo wrapped up its Wii U launch day yesterday and despite everything, it appeared to have been fairly successful from the retail front with a good portion of its initial shipment depleted. The software purchase ratio for third party studio games has also been reported to be high by GameStop.
However, Nintendo did face some launch day challenges as many who waited in line to pick up a unit were disappointed to discover that a 5GB mandatory firmware update was waiting for them after arriving home. Apparently, this update will allow online access, visit the Miiverse and transfer saves from your original Wii unit.
Many gamers are angry over this massive day 1 update as its taking them hours to complete the download depending on the Internet connection. On top of that, it turns out that shutting off your console during mid-update could potentially brick your system. In addition, Zombie U seems to be loosing favor with the gaming crowd.
On the bright side, Nintendo launched the Wii U shop with a host of different games. Games such as Assassin’s Creed III, New Super Marion Bros, and other full retail game are all currently available over the eShop.