Wii U Will Need An Update On Day One For Some Functionality
For those who are picking up a Wii U on launch day, you may find that some of the Wii U features are not immediately available. You will have to install an update on Day One to ‘unlock’ some of the functionality on the Wii U console. Miiverse, Wii U Chat, Nintendo TVii, the eShop, and Wii backwards compatibility will become available after the update is installed on day one. As of right now I am unsure if this applies only to launch units or all Wii U units but as soon as this is confirmed the post will be updated.