In theory - but I just hit the button on my Wii U at the same time as in the video and then pressed 'start' on a game icon as soon as that came up, and then did the whole process again for good measure. The game in the simulation was running LESS THAN FIVE SECONDS faster in the video than it was on my Wii U. What's the big deal with this? Showing off ANYTHING else would have been better.
N64 for VC. GBA for 3DS VC. I don't know. Not showing it at all would have been better, as giving me five extra seconds if I boot up in a different order seems like they are just trying to come up with something positive for the sake of something positive. It suggests they have hit a brick wall with the OS load speed and they're looking to do anything they can to come up with the promised improvements.
I'm okay with the Wii U OS being so spartan, but I would like it to work faster if it's going to be so spartan. If it's not actually going to work faster, then don't change the order of things around to save 5 seconds and call it 'Quick Boot.' Hell, calling it 'Quick Launch' for games would have made it more palatable, but acting like this is the earlier promised speed enhancements just rankles.
Let's be fair, the video presses those buttons rather slowly to begin with. Also, it's possible that what someone else saying it being just a simulator could be true and that it actually runs faster in practice. Of course there's no way to confirm that right now, but either way it IS faster as a step is definitely being cut. We can argue how much that few second difference makes, but the fact that it only takes like 30-40 seconds to do the whole process to begin with, a few seconds is more than it seems.