System Update News

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...

News: Serial Upgraders, Rejoice - Nintendo Has Finally Abolished The 3DS System Transfer Limit

Serial Upgraders, Rejoice - Nintendo Has Finally Abolished The 3DS System Transfer Limit

Good news for lovers of special edition consoles

The recent 3DS update may have brought such delights as Nintendo Network IDs and Miiverse to Nintendo's popular handheld, but one of the most significant improvements is hidden away in the update notes. After years of limiting 3DS owners to just five system transfers, Nintendo has finally removed the...

News: 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

Say hello to version 7.0.0-13

Since its launch the Wii U has introduced the Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse, the latter of which was promised for the 3DS when it was revealed just before E3 2012. In its most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo confirmed that a December update would introduce the ID and shared eShop funds across the 3DS and...

News: Wii U System Update 4.0.2 Goes Live

Wii U System Update 4.0.2 Goes Live

Spot the differences

It's system update time once again on the Wii U, though before you get out the party hats you should know that 4.0.2 U (North America) and 4.0.2 E (Europe) are only small files focused on "minor adjustments". As expected, the Nintendo changelog says the following. Further improvements to overall system stability and other...

News: New Wii U System Update Goes Live Across Europe, North America and Japan

New Wii U System Update Goes Live Across Europe, North America and Japan

Brings Wii Off-TV play, but with a twist

A brand new firmware update has pushed its way across the Mushroom Kingdom and landed on Wii U consoles across Europe, North America and Japan. The prompt for the update began after the scheduled extended maintenance for the Nintendo Network and Miiverse ended. One of the big changes included is the use of...

News: 3DS System Update Goes Live, Doesn't Really Do Anything

3DS System Update Goes Live, Doesn't Really Do Anything

Will version 6.3.0-12E rock your world?

If you haven't fired up your 3DS in the last 24 hours, a surprise may await — it's an all-new system update! Those cheeky scamps at Nintendo have once again been working on the following changes to your beloved handheld. System stability improvements and other adjustments. Further improvements to overall...