Wii U firmware update reports suggest it can be downloaded in background

Reports from early Wii U adopters suggest the system’s sizeable firmware update can actually be downloaded in the background, making the process much more painless.

Apparently users who select ‘cancel’ when asked if they want to update the system firmware have found the update has downloaded in the background. Once downloaded, users are simply prompted to install the update, which itself is a quick process.

These reports are currently unconfirmed, but we’ve contacted Nintendo for verification and will update the story as soon as we hear anything.

Source: Reddit