Wii U system update adds folders

File away.

Nintendo has released a new Wii U system software update THAT adds the ability to organise apps and games into folders.


Each desktop folder can be given a name and customised with a range of colours, handily de-cluttering your home screen.

The update, numbered 5.2.0, was released to Wii U owners last night.

A few other tweaks are also included, such as the addition of a Download Management button to the home screen.

The full patch notes are available below.

Wii U firmware update v5.2.0

  • Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons
  • A Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu
  • The Quick Start Menu will now display when the Wii U is powered on from the Wii U GamePad TV Remote
  • Options have been added to Power Settings that allow users to hide certain software from the Quick Start Menu
  • The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated
  • Disabled usage of characters not used when redeeming Nintendo eShop cards (O, I, Z, etc.)
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

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