System Menu 4.0

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Version 4.0 of the System Menu was released on March 25th, 2009. It was announced in Satoru Iwata's GDC keynote.

The announcement lists these changes:

  • The Wii console can now use SDHC (SD High Capacity) Cards with a maximum of 32GB of storage.
  • The SD Card Menu, which allows you to launch titles directly from an SD or SDHC Card, is added to the Wii menu.
  • The Wii Shop Channel will now allow you to download titles directly to an SD or SDHC Card.
  • The Wii console's Data Management menu has been enhanced to make it easier to copy and move stored items on an SD Card or the Wii console's system memory.
  • The Wii User Agreement, which includes the Wii Privacy Policy, has been updated. Because the updated agreement applies to you and your use of the Wii Network Service, you should view the updated version by clicking on the Wii icon located on the lower-left portion of the Wii Channel menu, selecting Wii Settings, accessing the Internet setting, and selecting User Agreements.
  • There are other behind-the-scenes enhancements to the Wii console system menu included with Wii Menu 4.0

The update includes a batch of IOS updates issued a few hours before the System Menu update.

Regional Summaries Of Changes

Japan

United States

Europe

Korea

Analysis Of Additions

IOS16

Likely added to thwart its use for piracy.

IOS38

Slightly updated version (one minor version number) of the title included with Animal Crossing: City Folk.

IOS60

High version number suggests this is the latest IOS currently available.

IOS61

Possible use as the new Shop Channel IOS.

What is affected

Affected Effect Workaround
Twilight Hack 0.1beta2 Can no longer be copied from the SD card. None yet
DVDx (new install) None yet
The Homebrew Channel (new install) New install and if copied to the SD card, cannot be move back to the system memory. None yet

What is NOT affected

The Homebrew Channel (previous install)
DVDx (previous install)
WAD Manager (If cIOS was installed before update)

Message from Nintendo

North America

TODO

UK

TODO

The Netherlands

TODO

Japan

TODO

English Translation

TODO

External Links

Liveblog of Nintendo GDC keynote (System Menu 4.0 mentioned at 9:48)