System Update News

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: 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

Various themes and Theme Shop now available!

The hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes has gone live across Europe and North America. Version 9.0.0-20 (add an E or U to the end of that depending on where you live) allows 3DS owners to use themes to customise both the design and sounds of the HOME Menu. Additionally, this...

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: System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

Can you handle the stability?

Earlier this week there was a Wii U system update that made it so stable that we could barely comprehend the level of stability. 3DS owners may have felt left out, so Nintendo has courageously stepped forward with an update for the portable, taking us to version 8.1.0-19. Below is the word from the official changelog...

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: 3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live

3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live

Sweet, sweet stability

It's another glorious day, system update fans, as the 3DS (and 2DS) has another download waiting; this is after a bit of eShop and Nintendo Network maintenance in recent days. We're not sure the change will blow any minds, but it sure is stable. Those of you that are system update fanatics know what's coming, but below is the...

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: 3DS System Update 8.0.0-18 is Now Live

3DS System Update 8.0.0-18 is Now Live

Hold onto your hats, things just got seriously stable

On 7th July the eShop stores were down — worldwide — for around five hours for maintenance, and though plenty of work was undoubtedly done the only notable change from a gamer's perspective was that the music seemed to change. We're not going to lie, it was underwhelming. Fear not though,...

News: Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

More improvements coming to the Wii U

It's fair to say that the last Wii U System Update was a bit special. The Quick Start menu is fantastic, offering the chance to get into your games with less waiting time. It was certainly encouraging to see Nintendo thoughtfully augment the abilities of the console and add something that is of genuine benefit...

Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

A major leap from day one

For those that owned the Wii U since day one, cast your mind back to its UI (user interface) and OS (operating system) when you fired up the system for the first time. It was, to be rather blunt, a mediocre experience, mainly due to its excessively slow performance. Don't forget that a popular video of a Japanese fan...

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,...

News: Wii U System Update 4.0.3 Goes Live

Wii U System Update 4.0.3 Goes Live

Dat stability

As with the 3DS, Nintendo's keeping busy with system updates for the Wii U, releasing version 4.0.3 for your gaming pleasure. We suspect that, due to the close proximity of the update with the news, that this has little to do with the reported Wii U exploit; either way, it's a minor update. There aren't any shiny new menus or...

News: 3DS System Update 7.1.0-15 is Available Now

3DS System Update 7.1.0-15 is Available Now

We're digging all this extra stability

Just when the 3DS was settling down into a January stupor, Nintendo's gone and released a fresh system update. What does it do? Well, not much, and it's probably designed to stop naughty people doing things they shouldn't, such as hacking it. Update 7.1.0-15 is one of those quick downloads that makes your...

News: New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Consoles Right Now

New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Consoles Right Now

7.1.0-14 improves "stability and usability"

A new system update has gone live for the 3DS, but before you get too excited, it's worth pointing out that this one merely brings additional stability to Nintendo's handheld. Update 7.1.0-14 is clearly intended to smooth things over, as the change log on Nintendo's site attests: Improved system...

Video: Nintendo Releases A Handy Introduction to Setting Up Your 3DS Nintendo Network ID

Nintendo Releases A Handy Introduction to Setting Up Your 3DS Nintendo Network ID

Three minutes of clean graphics and jaunty music

The latest major 3DS system update has arrived, bringing Miiverse, the Nintendo Network ID and shared eShop balances to the portable. There are various aspects to figure out, and we've put together a detailed guide for you. In any case, if you want a snappy, quick introduction to get you started with...