Today in Japan, Nintendo released a new system update for the Wii U. The latest firmware, 5.5.3, was released in early September 2018.
Nintendo has confirmed the possibility that as many 160,000 Nintendo Accounts were breached in a hack earlier this month.
Those Wii U owners who shell out for the higher end Wii U get more than added gigabytes and accessories. They also get access to Nintendo Network Premium.