Users and System Updates

Create up to 12 users, allowing everyone in the family to share Wii U together while having their own personal experience tailored to them.

In this video, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata introduces users and the Nintendo Network ID on Wii U.


Wii U is bursting with great features from the minute you switch it on, and connecting it to the Internet expands those possibilities even further.

To start enjoying Miiverse, Nintendo eShop and other Internet features, you should first perform a system update, available from the moment you unbox your Wii U.

You can even download data for the system update in the background while you play Wii U games. When the data has finished downloading, return to the Wii U Menu and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process.


Find out more about Wii U system updates in our Support section.