Major Wii Firmware Update – V 3.0

Good morning folks,

Just a quick note to say to all you fellow Wii owners out there… Keep a look out for that little blue light today.
That there means that there’s an update waiting to be downloaded…

Go on…
Go get it…

A lot of stuff has been written about this already – most of which I’m about to repeat – HOWEVER!

Stay ’til the end and I’ll exclusively reveal something that has yet to be reported that a few gamers that I know stumbled across this very morning…

Ok – here’s the lowdown,

The rest is as follows…

Main Menu Revisions

  • Clock Display
  • The Disc turns 180-degrees on the Disc Channel icon
  • News Channel icon displays headlines
  • Forecast Channel icon now displays the weather without entering the channel
  • Faster loading times when changing channels/leaving channels (Up for debate)
  • Move contacts on Address Book
  • Calendar no longer displays envelopes for the amount of time you played, only messages
  • Light bar goes on when disk is inserted or removed
  • Able to navigate Wii Settings with + and – (Man that always pissed us off)
  • Scrolling through messages has a new sound, and scrolling with B now displays an arrow similar to the Internet Channel

Wii Shop Channel Revisions

  • New Welcome screen detailing 4 Recommended Titles and the points they cost
  • Titles You’ve Downloaded was moved to the main shop menu
  • New ways to browse
  • Popular Titles (not only based on recent info)
  • Newest Additions remains the same
  • Search for a title which can use partial names
  • Search by Category
  • System shows the different systems and how many titles have been released under each
  • Publisher showing different publishers and amount of titles released
  • Genres listed

Warning: Do not install this update if you have modded your Wii!


So finally – and annoyingly enough – this story is now being picked up around the gaming journos.
I’ve just emailed the guys over at SPOnG to let them know…

But yes – what’s the big secret Whatley?!
Well – everywhere I’ve read about V 3.0 of the Nintendo Wii firmware I am yet to read one little thing…

That is – V3 actually allows Full USB Keyboard Integration.
That’s right – Wii-Mail & Internet Browsing will never be the same again!

lol – at the time of writing I’ve just had an email back from the guys at SPOnG saying:

“In fact… it even works with an ancient Mac keyboard!


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