Nintendo Wii software update

Wii maker releases version 3 of console's software

Nintendo have released the version 3 software update for the Wii. The update is available through the Wii System Update panel in the Wii System Settings screen.

New additions to the Wii console through the update include:

Wii Menu
• The weather forecast will now be displayed on the Forecast Channel icon in the Wii Menu.
• Headline news will now be displayed on the News Channel icon in the Wii Menu.
• The current time will now be displayed in the Wii Menu.
• The area around the Wii Message Board button will now flash when a message arrives.

Wii Message Board
• You're now able to rearrange the order of your Wii Friends in the address book.
• You're now able to go into the Wii Friends registration screen by pressing the A Button on a blank spot in the address book.
• Envelope message icons will now appear on the calendar only on the dates when a message is received.
• Your message sending history will now be displayed in Today's Accomplishments.
• You can now scroll the message text by pressing the B button on the message screen.

Wii Shop Channel
• The search function on Virtual Console has been enhanced.

Of note is the absence of any peripheral support, such as keyboards and such like that were rumoured to be on the way.