Iwata apologizes for Wii U's massive update

The day-one Wii U update, a lengthy download that enabled all of the system's online functionality, is a bit irritating for new Wii U owners, and was kind of terrifying for pre-release reviewers. Speaking to IGN, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted it wasn't the best situation, apologizing for the inconvenience.

"Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box," Iwata said. "So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware's launch."

We hope all new Wii U owners can patiently make it through the update process, because we require a never-ending stream of hilarious Miiverse doodles.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.