Punters who buy a Wii U this weekend face a sizable day one patch if they want full functionality – a fact Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has apologised for.
"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 told IGN.
"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."
That’s despite the fact, of course, that Nintendo is about the only company left that doesn’t routinely release day one patches for its products.
Elsewhere in the interview, Iwata also revealed that he has banned the word ‘success’ from the Nintendo offices.
"I always and strictly tell Nintendo employees never to use the term ‘success’ to describe our own performance," he added. "If we call a result of any of our efforts a ‘success’ we might apply it as the standard for success for future projects as well, and we could wind up not trying to do better than that or not making something which is very different in nature."