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.
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
Exciting stuff, as always. We were prompted to download the update when opening the eShop (thanks to those that tipped us off) and it was a very quick process. By enhancing the user experience, Nintendo may mean "blocking the latest attempt to mod and hack the system".
Still, stability... Marvellous.
ANOTHER one? This is getting suspicious
Why not a nice sort function for my desktop? That would be nice!
The most stable of all stables.
Okay, what's with all the quick updates lately? I honestly doubt considering how quick 8.0 installed (and how stable the 3DS has been since) that they added a heap of bugs to the pile.
Microsoft really need to get Nintendo's OS team to help get their OS stable.
The 3DS is becoming so stable, a horse could live in it.
I hope this kind of updates would bring something major in the future.
Now, about those folders in the Wii U menu...
"By enhancing the user experience, Nintendo may mean "blocking the latest attempt to mod and hack the system".
That's pretty much what they mean. Enhancing the overall user experience. Meaning the user experience is enhanced when your not pirating games.
Stay stable, my friends.
@Shambo Yes. We need folders. I have almost filled up all the tiles. I'd like to be able to organize by retail, indie and VC. Or by Mario, Link and Donkey Kong games... Or some other nonsense that doesn't matter
Do you guys remember the 3ds before these stability updates? Dark times indeed.
Can you feel the stability?
Feel the stability.
I'm getting "Error ocurred. Unable to update". Guess I'll try later.
Not stable enough I want my animals to feel secure!
This is good, real good. My 3DS was starting to wobble again. Keep it up Nintendo!
Judging by Sonys "stability" updates for the PSP back then, those are mainly to prevent piracy
I accidentally whacked the coffee table with my shin after updating and standing my 3DS up by its front edge. Didn't even wiggle.
These tiny bits of stability are truly a blessing. Thank you, Nintendo.
eShop and NVer seem to be the only files that got changed. NVer does what it says on the tin (so always changes).
eShop last changed with firmware 8.0.0-18 (note 8.1.0-18 is the previous firmware to 8.1.0-19) released at start of July.
My body is stable!
I bet there are some poor hardware engineers at the Nintendo HQ, balancing three 3DS's and a Wii U on top of a stick while riding an unicycle. Iwata's watching anxiously: "Damnit! It's not stable enough!"
I hate all system updates in general. Usually all these do is prevent piracy. I feel that I just do the system update because I want to use the online store for said systems.
Okay, we have stable, now where are the horses?
NL:"Can you handle the stability?"
These updates help balance out the instability of life.
The stability is strong with this one.
@GuitarAnthony Now that's some serious stability
These updates really have been helping improve the user experience
Do we really need this to be said every week? We know Nintendo keeps improving the stability
How could I live without my monthly stability update?
Uh, ok..? I guess thats ok.
I feel the stability running through my veins!!
I got a new Mega Man puzzle for street pass as well.
I'm so tired of these update, just release it already.
TBH, I was one of those left out 3DS owners. Anyway though, I'm intrigued. No major updates. Or maybe the 8's all about stability.
Why are u even writing about this NL?
Love that stability. Keep it up.
@kereke12 They'll never stop with the updates until the end of the 3DS's life.
@Guovssohas Because some people may not know about it. I want to know about the updates the very day they're released and Nintendo Life is very informative. One of the many things I love about them.
@Guovssohas Why are you hating the stability jokes? I think you need an update because you are unstable
Damn my 3DS must be the most stable device on the planet by now?!
Gotta love that stability!
The stable rise in stability is stabilizing my unstable thirst for stability.
I hate piracy! So it's great to me.
I think I know what these updates are for! Nintendo's fighting the possible dizziness that could come from using the 3DS, by making it even MORE stable!
Now I'm that much closer to being able to do consecutive, non-stop 1440 degree rotations while playing my 3DS, without getting dizzy!
Are the hackers really moving that quickly?
If my 3DS gets any more stable it won't be portable anymore.
Needs more stability. My 3DS still can't ride a bike.
Nope. Too stable. I can't handle all the stability!
@WaLzgi Funnily enough the only time my 3DS has had any stability issues whatsoever was one of the recent tiny so called stability updates. (Don't see why they don't just be honest and call them security updates).
Oh man, Nintendo why? I'm starting to need more and more stability. When's the next one coming? I need my fix already and I've just installed it... Please understand...
The stability is to much, i can't take it.
Yo dawgs, has anyone made an Xzibit Gif on the 3DS's stability yet? I need you to make me a stable Gif on more stability so that I may add more stability to your stables. It'll please the horses.. belive me... it will!
slow news day?
I opened my 3DS, saw an update, and went "oh boy, I hope it's more stability!" Today's update did not disappoint.
I love how enhanced my user experience is. However, my system is so stable that I can't remove it from my charger cradle...
@Nestalgic The hacking scene is no joke. These kinds of updates are basically anti piracy/security updates.
Homebrew channel was the best thing to come out of the Wii, but the piracy scene practically made the Wii shop useless. I know this firsthand...
I'm sorry, I must have missed the Sony logo on my 3DS.
Knock off the pointless updates, Nintendo. We don't like this on PlayStation, we don't like it here.
i have an idea that will blow your minds!! what if nintendo actually added a NEW FEATURE in an update!? mind blowing isnt it!?
Anti-hack is always good for regular users. Don't get me started with how much I hated hackers in MHTri on the Wii. That's all in the past now and I hope MH4U doesn't suffer from the same game breaking morons that doesn't want to have fun hunting monsters and thinks that a cheated HR 999 means that they are too good to play with real skilled players.
We already have enough problems with competitive Pokemon because of hacks. Keep them away as much as possible, Nintendo!
@element187 On my 3DS I have a folder for 3DS games I consider full games, one for Indies (within which I still divide gamer's games and casual as separate groups), one for DSi ware, one for VC, one for various 'apps', and one for all the Zelda games.
On my Wii U I use tabs, but they're getting full really fast (got all the 30 cent VC games and such... And I can't find it in me to remove the games I really enjoyed, like Little Inferno.)
@Shambo Yeah nintendo should really get on that
@xj0462 No, but yes. I said those exact words before looking it up here, and it was a stability update, so I got what I expected. It worked out.
They also added the Megaman puzzle for street passing!
There are a lot of updates lately, on both the 3DS and Wii u side. Why is that? Maybe the hackers/virus-makers are on a loose? Either way, If it helps Nintendo and us (a safe system) its okay.
Oh, and lol at all the comments: Are YOU able to stay stable?!
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