Update #3: Nintendo has now resumed the distribution of Switch System Update 12.0.3.
According to Twitter's translation service, the statement reads as follows:
We have resumed distribution of system version 12.0.3 of Nintendo Switch, which was suspended. After updating to 12.0.3, if an error occurs while downloading the game software or update data and the download stops, please check the following Q & A.
If you cannot start using the microSDXC card, insert the microSDXC card while connected to the Internet and update the main unit according to the displayed screen. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Update #2 [Wed 9th Jun, 2021 05:05 BST]: Nintendo's Japanese customer support on Twitter has shared a message about the suspension of the latest Switch system update.
Users who have updated to the latest firmware may experience network connection issues and microSDXC cards may encounter issues if they're being used for the first time.
It's working on a solution and will share an update when the issue has been resolved.
Nintendo of America's support page has also shared a message noting how it will update the "system updates and change history" section as soon as the distribution is resumed.
"As of June 8th, we have temporarily stopped distributing system update version 12.0.3 (released June 7th, 2021 at 5:00 PM PDT). This message will be updated when distribution is resumed."
Update #1: In what appears to be a first, Nintendo has stopped distribution of the Switch's Version 12.0.3 system update just hours after it first became available.
No reason for the sudden halt has been announced by Nintendo at this stage, although some fans are speculating that the update may have caused unintended errors for those who had downloaded it. If you haven't yet updated your console to Version 12.0.3, you no longer have the option to do so (at the time of writing, at least).
We'll make sure to update you here if we hear more.
Original Article (Tue 8th Jun, 2021 01:30 BST): Just over a week out from its E3 Direct, Nintendo has released a new firmware update for the Switch.
While we were hoping for some surprises, it seems it's the same update as last month - stability. It's taking us back to the glorious days of the 3DS when this was the main focus.
General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome has shared some extra details about what this update appears to contain. Here's the full rundown:
If we hear anything else about what this latest patch might do, we'll let you know. Have you downloaded this firmware update yet? Notice anything else? Tell us down below.
- Further reading: Nintendo Switch System Update History - Full Switch Firmware Guide