The Wii U 5.5.6 system update was released on August 29, 2022. This update was released in North America only.

5.5.6 update
Date history
Release dateUSA Flag.png August 30, 2022
Version.bin version624 (0x270)
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Version History
Preceded by5.5.5

This update does NOT break any existing exploits.


Official USA changelog:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

System Titles

VersionData, User Settings and the System Menu were updated.

System Menu

When making a child Nintendo Network ID in the USA, Nintendo requires credit card verification to ensure the parent account is owned by an adult. The Wii U menu in 5.5.6 added messages related to the verification process, notably a new message asking parent account creators to contact support in order to complete verification. Since 5.5.6 was released on the day of the Wii U eShop not accepting any new payments, this is likely due to the Wii U not being able to add a card anymore.


5.5.5 -> 5.5.6[check]