Wii firmware version 3 unleashed: Oh look, a clock

In case anyone was still wondering, the Wii firmware was updated last night. Most of the changes are pretty small or cosmetic. Here’s a rundown of the improvements from Nintendo

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.

Oddly enough, this isn’t everything that’s been updated. Thanks to some Neogafers, some more changes were pointed out. It’s still nothing big (the blue light turning on when visiting the news channel) but still nice to know. Like the “Ability to quickly scroll the different options pages using the +,- keys”. There’s also a warning that pops up saying you’re will will die if your console is modded.

So what do you think of all the improvements?

[Thanks to lawl for the image of his Wii dashboard and to TheGoldenDonut for the tip!] 

Hamza Aziz