Installing eShop games on the Wii U can take a long time

Case in point: Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed. It's a 5.8GB download, which in itself took over an hour. Then when I launched the app for the first time it showed me 1:05 remaining time for the install. That's an hour and five minutes. It's long enough that last night I decided to go to bed rather than play the game.

If there's something that needs optimizing, it's this. Sure you need to unpack the compressed files and install stuff. I get it, there's things to do. But it shouldn't take that long to install something, particularly to the internal memory.

It's a good thing that when you're installing it overrides the Auto Power Down feature. It's as if Nintendo anticipated that installs might take a long time, and the console's power settings might interfere with installs...


Posted on November 23, 2012 and filed under Article.