Stability - News


  • News 3DS Receives Another Super Stable Update

    Version 11.8.0-41

    Despite how insanely successful the Switch has become, Nintendo continues to support the 3DS. The handheld appears to have ongoing support from the Japanese company with games such as WarioWare Gold recently released and regular software updates.  Coming off last month’s stability patch, Nintendo has now released another...


  • News 3DS OS Version 11.7.0-40 Is Now Available For Download

    Nintendo continues to surprise

    With the Nintendo Switch seemingly going from strength to strength in terms of its growth, Nintendo’s dated 3DS seems as though it’s becoming an increasingly smaller part of the company’s near future plans. Even so, Nintendo is a company that loves to surprise its fans with some left field announcements, like the...


  • News Nintendo Switch Version: 5.1.0 Is Now Live

    Guess what? Stability.

    Anyone who lingers on the pages of Nintendo Life will know that we love ourselves a good Switch update, especially when one golden word is mentioned: "stability". Yes, Version 5.1.0 has now gone live and is available to download to your console, although there isn't all that much to shout about. Here are the full patch notes...


  • News Nintendo Switch Version 5.0.2 Is Now Live

    It does more than you think!

    It’s pretty easy to bag on Nintendo for the company’s near constant deluge of system updates, most of which are used solely to combat piracy in nearly invisible code updates that “enhance stability”. A web browser? eShop Music? Home Screen themes? Nonsense, Nintendo knows that what you need is more stability, but...





  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 4.0.1 Is Now Available

    Just in time for Super Mario Odyssey

    It came as a bit of a surprise when Nintendo put out the 4.0 update for the Switch, adding in neat extra features like eShop pre-loading and video capture. Still, there’s plenty left to be addressed in the system’s OS, and it seems that Nintendo’s really swinging for the fences here, as it has put out a...


  • News 3DS OS Version 11.6.0-39 Is Now Available for Download

    11.5.0-38 is so last year

    With each passing day, it seems that Nintendo Switch becomes an increasingly more important part of Nintendo’s plans, while the 3DS proportionally becomes more and more irrelevant. The release of Metroid: Samus Returns helps stem this, but there’s still a lingering feeling that the platform is on its last legs. Perhaps...

  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 3.0.2 Is Now Live

    Behold the splendor!

    It’s been quite a fair bit of time since Nintendo last updated the Nintendo Switch software with *gasp* new features beyond that all-important stability that we simply cannot get enough of in any Nintendo console. Nintendo has heard your cries, and has opted to grace the raving masses with yet another glorious software update...


  • News Wii U OS Version 5.5.2 Is Now Live

    Now this was unexpected

    It’s been months since we last saw an update for the Wii U, but that’s not necessarily surprising given that Nintendo jumped ship with the thing just about as fast as they plausibly could’ve. Indeed, the Wii U died a quick death as Nintendo moved on to greener pastures with the Switch, but it seems that perhaps the...

  • News 3DS OS Version 11.5.0-38 Is Now Available for Download

    A fun new update, just in time for the 2DS XL release

    With the New Nintendo 2DS XL due out in the West in a couple weeks, it seems that now is as good a time as any for Nintendo to give the 3DS family system OS a bit of an upgrade, especially given that the last update came out in April and only added more stability to the system. So, what has...


  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 3.0.0 Is Now Live

    And guess what it does?

    Almost every update since launch for the Nintendo Switch has been relatively low key in overall impact, often just bringing minor stability improvements and little else. There was a slight hope that Nintendo might announce some sort of substantial update in its Nintendo Direct at E3, but alas, there was nothing to be heard...


  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 2.3.0 Is Now Live

    What a doozy

    With E3 only a month away now, it seems that it’s just onward and upward for Nintendo’s new hybrid, as it continues moving from strength to strength and selling impressive numbers. Indeed, now that we’re starting to get away from the launch window period and the console is beginning to hit its stride, many are wondering what...




  • News 3DS System Version 11.2.0-35 is Now Live

    Buckle up

    It's been about a month and a half since Nintendo last gave the 3DS an update, and 3DS owners have no doubt been growing more worried with each passing day. With the advent of the Nintendo Switch and the American Presidential Election, times have never been more uncertain or, shall we say, unstable. The people need somewhere or something...






  • News 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

    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

    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 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...

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