Wii Gets A Firmware Update

by Johan on August 7, 2007



Wii Gets A Firmware Update

The Wii Firmware Update 3.0 is here. Great news for the lucky few who actually got their hands on one (so far, this Wii thing is just a myth). Read the complete list of changes after the jump.

Link via The Gadget Blog

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

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