Nintendo of America is offering some very practical advice on Twitter this holiday season. It's also possibly the most telling sign we've seen of Nintendo's epic Wii U launch failure.
Giving #WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before wrapping so it’s good to go as soon as it’s opened!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 21, 2012
If you buy a Wii U, be sure to carefully update it to avoid bricking the console. Unless, of course, your giftee would rather have an unopened present. In that case, perhaps you should warn them that they should set aside some time to download the
5GB 1GB update, and avoid restarting the console or yanking the power plug until it (eventually) finishes.