Wii U gets firmware update

Nintendo wants to forget about the Wii U, but luckily for Wii U owners who still game on their console, there are a few people at Nintendo who still care about that old, quirky console.

The company has just released a new firmware update for the Wii U. Update 5.5.2 adds stability updates and minor adjustments. And that’s about it. The full release note reads:

“Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”

However, some users are reporting the real reason for the update: the patch reportedly removes an exploit in the web browser that makes it possible to lead mods into Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo officially discontinued the Wii U last year, and it’s unknown how long they’ll support the console with firmware updates and online infrastructure.

The last official firmware update for the original Wii happened two years before the Wii U launched, so we might have been lucky to get this new patch at all.

Do you still use your Wii U or have you fully moved on to the Switch? Let us know in the comments section!