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...
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...
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...
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...
Well, that came from nowhere
There was a lot of excitement generated around Nintendo Switch version 5.0 in the lead up to its deployment, as there’s still plenty of room left for improvement in Nintendo’s rather barebones OS, but fans were left a bit disappointed when the update came with very little in the way of new features. Those of you who...
Ride that wave of speculation
We're used to the odd bout of rumours trickling through Nintendo Life Towers, but over the past few weeks things have been kicked into overdrive. Nintendo Directs, firmware updates, all of this is culminating in a firestorm on social media. So to continue riding the wave of all the happenings we've decided to take a...
And fixes motion controls, too
We love a good system update here at Nintendo Life and when we hear that it will offer even more stability we get really excited. Nintendo Switch system update v4.1.0 is now live and looks set to be another winner, making the Switch more stable than we could ever have imagined. This patch also improves on the motion...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wow, look at those patch notes
Nintendo has done an effective job of creating a well-crafted OS with the Nintendo Switch, but with each passing day, it seems that fans are getting more eager for additional features. When will we be able to watch Netflix on it? How much longer till the Virtual Console launches? What about the web browser that's...
User experience enhanced too
A new 3DS firmware update, known lovingly as 11.4.0-37, has just gone live; yes - you guessed it - it's all about the stability. In addition to this you might see some small changes to the user experience: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user...
And what a change it brings
One of the features of the Switch that has drawn a lot of positive reception (and perhaps a bit of negative, too) is the shiny, new OS that launched alongside it. Nintendo's track record in OS design has been… functional, to put it nicely. Though the software running platforms like the Wii U and 3DS was certainly...
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...
"You want stability? You can't handle the stability!"
A new system update has just gone live for the Nintendo 3DS, and - you've guessed it - it offers more stability. How much stability is too much stability? Who knows, but we doubt Nintendo has reached the limit just yet. Here's the official word from the Big N itself: Further improvements to...
More stable than ever before!
The latest update for the 3DS has arrived, and it’s arguably one of the most exciting updates so far, enabling users to change and save up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements, and also adding the anticipated amiibo support for older systems. Below is the official changlog...
Almost too stable
3DS system updates are a regular occurrence, but as we've figured out in the past they often have goals other than bringing shiny new features to gamers. They deliver 'stability', meaning that your portable is so stable that it's - well - almost too much to handle. System update 9.5.0-23 is here and it has the following -...
An endless battle of patches and counter-patches
Earlier today we reported on the latest 3DS system update to version 9.5.0-22, another that falls into the 'stability' category. We often have a little joke about these updates and allude to the fact they're likely tackling hacks and exploits, but on this occasion we thought we'd actually delve off...
Can you handle the stability?
Just days ago 3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 introduced an option to shuffle HOME Themes and, of course, promised an improved user experience and additional stability. It also transpired that it put the squeeze on the NINJHAX Homebrew exploit, preventing those that use the channel from updating without losing access to the...
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...
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...
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...
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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