Quick Start Menu Announced for Wii U GamePad

During Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata’s investor briefing, it was revealed that a quick start menu is in the works for the Wii U GamePad. Below is a snippet from the briefing detailing the upcoming feature:

“The quick start menu enables you to load one of the software titles you have recently played without being routed to the console menu. From the start, the GamePad has been equipped with a “TV Button,” which is used to start the TV Remote functionality. The GamePad can complete this function without starting up the Wii U console, and so you can turn on the TV almost instantaneously by pushing the TV Button. The quick start menu uses the same mechanism as the TV Button.

“We think that this function will make you feel that the time to start up a Wii U software title is cut by more than 50 percent, and that it will also lead to more Wii U users understanding the appealing nature of the GamePad.”

Iwata says the update should arrive early Summer. Are you excited about this announcement by Nintendo?