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News: System Update 9.2.0-20 Now Available On 3DS

System Update 9.2.0-20 Now Available On 3DS

Improved stability, but not much else

Earlier this month, the hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes went live across Europe and North America. Additionally, this update activated the new Theme Shop, enabled screenshots of the 3DS HOME Menu to be taken, added a 3DS Image Share shortcut button, and also improved eShop...

News: Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to Another Level

Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to Another Level

Stability to make your head spin

Nintendo loves its system updates for the Wii U, with regular notifications telling us that our shiny systems are ready to go to the next level. The next level of stability. That's right, firmware fans! Nintendo has released another system update promising more stability and mysterious improvements to our user...

News: Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available

Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available

Minor enhancements and stability ahoy!

Just a short amount of time ahead of a Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct and in the midst of Nintendo Network maintenance, Nintendo has released a system update for the Wii U; version 5.1.1 is now available in Europe and North America, and appears to be one of those lovely stability updates. It's a small...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

You can now navigate the eShop with multiple controllers, too

Wii U system update version 5.1.0 is rolling out to consoles as we speak, and allows owners to port data from one Wii U console to another. Previously, users were required to send their Wii U consoles to Nintendo in order to transfer information — such as your Nintendo Network ID, game...

News: Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick Start Menu And GamePad Notifications

Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick Start Menu And GamePad Notifications

As well as the usual improvements to system stability, naturally

The latest system update for the Wii U is now available for download, and it brings with it the previously announced ability to "Quick Start" the console to swiftly jump into a game without the prolonged wait. Another new addition is GamePad alerts and notifications, which allow the...

News: New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live

New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live

Parents have never had so much control

In a never-ending quest to offer stability and usability to 3DS gamers, Nintendo recently released a system update lovingly named 7-2-0-17 into the wild. Here's what the update offers: Version 7.2.0-17 available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements: Added new Parental Control...

News: Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now

Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now

More wonderful stability

Nintendo does occasionally have humorous timing, releasing a new system update for the Wii U on 1st April. It's real though, we can assure you of that, and is a relatively small download that should download and install within five minutes on a solid connection. As always the Nintendo support website provides a changelog,...

Guide: Nintendo 3DS System Update v. 4.0.0-7

Nintendo 3DS System Update v. 4.0.0-7

What's new?

As you probably already know, the latest 3DS system update is available, bringing your machine up to version 4.0.0-7. We've put together a list of what's new in this update. If you find anything we haven't covered, post it in the comments below and we'll update this guide. Ability to add folders Probably the biggest new feature, this...

Out Now: 3DS System Update (Worldwide)

3DS System Update (Worldwide)

Get your folders here

The 3DS system update that adds folder support is available now. To get the update, simply follow these instructions: Make sure your 3DS is charged up or near a charger; it may take a while. Open System Settings — the spanner on your main menu. Select "Other Settings". Scroll to the page furthest to the...

News: DSi Firmware Gets an Update

DSi Firmware Gets an Update

System Menu cranks to 1.4.2

Nintendo has been pretty mum on the firmware update front for quite some time, but today broke that silence by quietly rolling out an update to its DSi line. Nudging the ticker up to version 1.4.2, the update description appears utterly unspectacular at face value by declaring that it brings along behind-the-scenes improvements to performance. However, we'd like to think..

News: 3DS to Boot Games Straight from SD and More Informative Nuggets

3DS to Boot Games Straight from SD and More Informative Nuggets

Such as firmware updates whilst on the move

Those gamers who have struggled with rapidly filling SD cards on DSiWare may think it's too little too late, but Nintendo has confirmed the 3DS will be able to launch downloaded games directly from the card. The company is including a 2GB SD card with every 3DS console in Japan to allow all users to download titles immediately, loading them straight from..

News: DSi Firmware 1.4 Defeated Already?

DSi Firmware 1.4 Defeated Already?

It looks like hackers have already bested the new DSi update

DSi Firmware 1.4 was released a week ago with the intention of stopping pirates from running questionable programs on the machine. However, it already looks as if someone has got the R4i running on a DSi system with the new firmware. The video below seems to show it all running perfectly:...

News: Nintendo confirms "play from SD" feature

Nintendo confirms "play from SD" feature

Run your Virtual Console games from an SD card!

It's the news all Virtual Console fans have been waiting for - you can now run all your downloaded VC games directly from an SD card instead of clogging up your Wii's limited internal memory! As the library of downloadable WiiWare and Virtual Console™ games continues to grow, Wii owners have asked Nintendo to provide easy, expanded storage space..