Wii U Home Menu

Finally, Wii U owners can now organize all of their games and software on the system's home menu in folders with the new update that's available now.

Ask my wife, I am not a man concerned with organization. I'm not messy by any means, but I just don't care if things go in their exact place.

That's in the physical world. In the digital one? I'm almost obsessively organized. My computers are neat and tidy, my phone screens are well managed and, when given the option, my game consoles have a method of categorization to them.

You'll understand, then, why I'm excited to see Nintendo finally bring folders to the Wii U. My pages and pages of Virtual Console games mixed with new entries has been driving me nuts, friends. The update to version 5.2.0 changes that.

That update also brings a few other things with it. Here's the word from Nintendo's official support site.

Version 5.2.0 U:

Released September 29th, 2014

Changes to the Wii U Menu:

  • Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons
  • A Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu

Changes to Quick Start Menu:

  • The Quick Start Menu will now display when the Wii U is powered on from the Wii U GamePad TV Remote
  • Options have been added to Power Settings that allow users to hide certain software from the Quick Start Menu

Changes to the HOME Menu:

  • The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated

Changes to the Nintendo eShop:

  • Disabled usage of characters not used when redeeming Nintendo eShop cards (O, I, Z, etc.)

Improvements to system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

The update only took about 10 minutes over my wired connection, so it's not too massive. Are you excited to see folders on your Wii U?