Nintendo’s Wii U launch last week got mixed reviews, especially since the new console didn’t have all of its promised first-day features right out of the box.
In an interview with IGN, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that he was “very sorry” that early adopters had to download a huge patch on their first day to use features such as the MiiVerse social network and the ability to connect to the Internet.
The patch on the Wii U also took a very long time to download. Some users, impatient about the delay or worried that the system had frozen, actually broke their devices when they interrupted the download.
Another feature expected at launch, Nintendo TVii, has been delayed until December.
All these problems have led to a bit of bad buzz for the Wii, though the company says that it has “essentially sold out” of the stock it set aside for the opening weekend. According to a previous report from IGN, Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the Wii U had sold around 400,000 units in its first week on the market.