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Nintendo has just released a new system update for Switch. Firmware version 7.0.0 should be live for all console owners.

Today’s update includes New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe user icons and support for additional languages on the Home Menu. We have the full details from Nintendo below.

Improvements Included in Version 7.0.0 (Distributed 01/28/2019)

  • Select from six new New Super Mario Bros.™ U Deluxe icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page > Profile on the top left of the HOME menu
  • Added additional language support to the HOME Menu for Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese
    • To change the language, head to the System Settings > System > Language
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience


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That's considered a big update ? ... It certainly is for reasons only Nintendo knows I guess.



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I wonder who's in charge of these updates. Like I understand they want to keep the OS lightweight but man, there's a ton of other OSes that are lightweight and have a ton more features. Extremely underwhelming Nintendo.



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Looking forward to the usual suspects on YouTube gnashing teeth because they aren't getting their precious themes.



I still hold out hope that this will be something important once the next Direct happens. Like, they'll tell us something is live already and bam...we're ready to go.

Is anyone else having problems with the Shop? It seems weird to me that the entire infrastructure of the Shop is data based. As in, if my Switch is being laggy, just moving through the main menu of the Shop is unresponsive and wonky. I understand the lists being populated within each menu item would take time, but can't the menus themselves just be static and not load the games until you've actually clicked on an object in the menu bar?



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Given that they made a big version jump I expect another hidden security update to try to stop hackers.



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Pretty lame update TBQH.

Expecting same for Smash, Nintendo has been doing this for a while now, not that an update is not welcome, but going a version number upwards to give you new icons and languages is not coherent. They should have just named it 6.3.0 or whatever, that's what 2 the numbers after the first one are for.



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Still no music in the eShop... *sigh*



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Ljink96 said:
I wonder who's in charge of these updates. Like I understand they want to keep the OS lightweight but man, there's a ton of other OSes that are lightweight and have a ton more features. Extremely underwhelming Nintendo.

When are we getting themes? When are we getting shop music? When are we getting achievements (I don't personally care but c'mon)?



I love how I am the exact opposite of everyone here. I hope they keep the quick minimalist load out and always focus on performance above all. I dislike modern era of consoles, that add more and more, and make their os bloated when I want my games to load quickly and to the point.

Last edited by Acevil - on 28 January 2019