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    Nintendo Switch System Updates and Change History


    Nintendo constantly aims to improve the functionality of its systems and services in order to provide the easiest, most user-friendly experience possible. As a part of these efforts, we are making Nintendo Switch system updates available for download via the internet.

    Latest version: 12.1.0 (Distributed 06/07/2021)

    Performing the System Update:

    In most situations, the Nintendo Switch console will automatically download the most recent system update while it is connected to the internet. You can verify your current system version and manually start the update from the System Settings menu if necessary.


    If you are unable to perform the system update, restart your console and try again.

    Update history

    Ver. 12.1.0 (Distributed 06/07/2021)

    Added the following system functionality:

    • If there is not enough space remaining in the system memory (internal storage) or on the microSD card when downloading software update data, you can now delete old data for the software, enabling you to download the new data.
      • When deleting the old data, you won't be able to play the software until the new data has finished downloading.

    General system stability improvements to enhance the user experience.

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