Wii firmware update

Wiiiiiii!It looks like Nintendo’s little Wii has received a firmware upgrade. Initially, he most obvious change is the addition of a digital clock on the Wii Menu screen, but delving deeper reveals greater improvements.

I took the time (lots of it) to download this one, and I guess I’m satisfied with one more device screaming the time at me, but it’s the grand reorganization of the Wii Shop Channel that impresses me the most.

Wii owners can now search for the classics by name, publisher, genre, and popularity, in addition to the preveiously available system categorization. This is sure to make the Wii shopping experience easier.

Here is the official list of udates from Nintendo:

Wii Menu
The weather forecast will now be displayed on the Forecast Channel icon in the Wii Menu.
Headline news will now be displayed on the News Channel icon in the Wii Menu.
The current time will now be displayed in the Wii Menu.
The area around the Wii Message Board button will now flash when a message arrives..

Wii Message Board
You’re now able to rearrange the order of your Wii Friends in the address book.
You’re now able to go into the Wii Friends registration screen by pressing the A Button on a blank spot in the address book.
Envelope message icons will now appear on the calendar only on the dates when a message is received.
Your message sending history will now be displayed in Today’s Accomplishments.
You can now scroll the message text by pressing the B button on the message screen.

Wii Shop Channel
The search function on Virtual Console has been enhanced.


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