Originally Posted by rschauby
My Walmart.com Deluxe Edition Wii U was delivered today. I paid for the "rush" shipping which cost me an extra ~$18. Now the challenge of leaving it hidden in the closet until Christmas begins....
It might make sense to open it early, and do the updates. If they get swamped liek the launch, you could be looking at a few hours before you can actually play with it.
The gamepad also needs to be charged once you unbox it.
I'd wait till a week before, and do the update then.. they will probably release several updates by then.