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Last night, Nintendo started distribution of a new 12.0.3 firmware update for Switch. It didn’t seem like anything too major given how the patch notes only mentioned stability improvements.

It appears that this update has since been pulled. If you didn’t download version 12.0.3 already (note that the system grabs these in the background, so it may be waiting to install for you still), there’s currently no way to access it. Never before has a similar situation happened with Switch firmware updates.

Obviously there was a reason for its removal, though it will likely be back up eventually. Without any sort of official notice from Nintendo, we can only be left to speculate why it was pulled.


Nintendo Switch

It’s that time once again: Nintendo has put out a new firmware update for Switch. The system is now at version 12.0.3.

Similar to more recent Switch updates, there isn’t a whole lot here. Nintendo again says it pertains to improvements for system stability.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo just started distribution of the latest Switch update. All owners can download version 12.0.2.

Like some of the more recent updates, there isn’t much here. Nintendo has again mentioned improvements for system stability.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo just released another firmware update for all Switch systems. Users can now access version 12.0.1.

As for what the update entails, there’s nothing here that’s overly exciting. Nintendo mentions that it’s simply about improving system stability.

If you’re a Switch owner looking for new features and functionality, the console’s new 12.0.0 firmware may have come as a disappointment. The official notice mentioned that Nintendo merely fixed an issue with save data backups. However, after coming through the contents of the update, dataminers have come across an interesting discovery.

As relayed by Twitter user OatmealDome, version 12.0.0 apparently allows for the dock’s internal firmware to be updated. It’s a curious addition as there’s not much to the device – it only has USB chips, a MyDP to HDMI converter, and flash memory to store its firmware. It doesn’t seem as though Nintendo has ever issued an update for the dock, and there may not be much of a purpose in doing so given its limited technology.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released a new 12.0.0 system update for all Switch systems. However, there is not much in the way of new functionality.

Nintendo’s official patch notes indicate that it addressed an issue with cloud backups. The full notice is as follows:

Wii U isn’t receiving much attention these days given that it’s Nintendo’s last-gen console, but the system just received another system update. That’s right – there’s a new firmware upgrade for the system in all regions. The console is now at version 5.5.5.

According to Nintendo, today’s update is all about system stability and usability – similar to many of the Wii U’s other firmware updates in recent years. The official note states: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”

Nintendo Switch

Following up on last week’s major update, another firmware upgrade has been released for Switch. All users can now access version 11.0.1.

Today’s update addresses a few issues that were introduced with version 11.0.1. Specifically, it fixes the following:

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has released the latest firmware for Switch, and it’s a pretty big one. All users can access version 11.0.0.

One notable feature from today’s update is the ability to transfer screenshots and videos to smart devices or a PC through USB. Additionally, it’s now possible to choose what download to prioritize when there are multiple downloads in progress. Other new elements include a new Trending feature for the User Page, new Mario icons, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:


A new system update has just gone live for 3DS. Version 11.14.0-46 is out now for all users. Nintendo says of the latest firmware: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”

This is the first 3DS update in almost a year. In December 2019, Nintendo addressed an issue with StreetPass.

Nintendo announced that it was ending production of the 3DS family of systems this past September. That means today’s update could be one of the last firmware upgrades.

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