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The latest system update has just gone live for Switch. Starting today, Nintendo is offering version 8.1.0.

Like the previous firmware change, this one doesn’t appear to be overly exciting on the surface level. Nintendo says the following of the update: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.”


Nintendo is offering the latest firmware update for 3DS. Version 11.10.0-43 is live, of which Nintendo states: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.

This is the first 3DS update since the end of 2018. The patch notes have generally remained the same though, with the latest major upgrade having been pushed to users way back in 2015.


Following up on last week’s update, Nintendo has issued the latest firmware for Switch. Version 8.0.1 is out now for all users.

Unsurprisingly, today’s update isn’t as notable as the last one. Nintendo says there are “general system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.”


When Nintendo prepares a new Switch system update, it’s sometimes accompanied by a related update for the Joy-Con. That’s happened again with version 8.0.0.

It’s never clear what exactly goes into these controller update, but it’s still worth doing. Head on over to system settings, then the “Controller and Sensors” tab, and finally “Update Controllers”. You should be all set after going through the brief process.

Thanks to Cameron and Bernardo N for the tip.

Update: Full patch notes added below. You can now sort software on the Home Menu, you can transfer individual game save data between systems, new icons have been added, and more.

Original:A new firmware update for Switch has just gone live. Nintendo is now distributing version 8.0.0.

New number changes sometimes indicate notable feature additions or changes. Unfortunately, Nintendo has yet to publish official patch notes. We’ll let you know when we have more details about the latest update.

A new firmware update for Switch is now available. Version 7.0.1 just went live for all users.

Nintendo’s explanation regarding today’s update is a small one. The company states that a specific issue has been addressed in which Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee couldn’t connect to Pokemon GO if the game software was closed after pairing with the app.

Switch version 7.0.0 was distributed in January. It added New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe icons and additional language support.

Earlier today, Nintendo issued a new firmware update for Switch. Something that the company didn’t mention is that the Joy-Con themselves have an update as well.

After installing version 7.0.0, head on over to the system settings. Visit the “Controllers and Sensors” tab, then head down to “Update Controllers”. That’s it.

Unfortunately, Nintendo never actually says what’s involved with the Joy-Con updates. Still, you might as well ensure that everything is in order.

Thanks to Cameron for the tip.

Nintendo has just released a new system update for Switch. Firmware version 7.0.0 should be live for all console owners.

Today’s update includes New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe user icons and support for additional languages on the Home Menu. We have the full details from Nintendo below.

The latest firmware update has gone live. As of today, all system owners can access version 11.9.0-42.

There really shouldn’t be much of a surprise as to what today’s update entails. Nintendo says: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.

This has been the case for 3DS since 2015. Nintendo has released updates periodically since then, but each one has carried the same notice.


The next firmware update is now live on Switch. Nintendo has started distribution of version 6.2.0.

Nintendo mentions the following about today’s update in its notes: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.”

The last major Switch system upgrade came in mid-September. It paved the way for the Nintendo Switch Online functionality – notably cloud saves.