Nintendo Switch has received a new firmware update, version 12.1.0, which comes with a small but useful change to how updates work.
Announced by Nintendo, the new version makes a specific change along with the usual stability improvements. The patch notes say:
- If there is not enough space remaining on the system memory (internal storage) or microSD card when downloading game software update data, you can now delete old data for that software, enabling you to download the new data.
- When deleting the old data, you won’t play the game until the new data has finished downloading.
Essentially, instead of having to delete other games to make room for a new patch, you can now delete the existing data for the game that needs to be updated before downloading the new version. This is a minor alteration, but very welcome, as it will greatly help users who have already filled their console storage.
On the other hand, this new firmware version also comes bundled with a new Joy-Con controller update, but no patch notes have been released for that yet.
Hopefully, this update will come with a bit less of a problem than the previous one. Specifically, we talked about when Nintendo removed the latest version of the firmware after it caused network connection problems. Additionally, many users also experienced downloads not working properly.
In other Nintendo news, the new version of the Nintendo Switch was finally announced today.
Nintendo has officially unveiled its new Nintendo Switch model after months of rumors and speculation. It will be called Nintendo Switch (OLED model), and its launch date is set for next October 8 for 349.99 euros.
The console will incorporate a 7-inch OLED screen (larger than the current model), a rear base with larger rear support that can be adjusted, sound enhancements, 64 GB of internal memory, and a LAN port in the dock. Contrary to what many rumors pointed out, this new Nintendo Switch OLED will not offer performance improvements or the possibility of offering 4K resolution connected to the television.
It is a new model with a larger screen, better quality, and additions described. We insist that it will not improve the internal performance of the console that is already available in stores.
This new model also confirms its arrival with a new white Joy-Con, like the new dock. It has not been revealed if there will be other versions or colors. In the following gallery, you can see it in greater detail:
The announcement of this new OLED model of Nintendo Switch comes after the refusal of Nintendo to launch a new model of the console and comment that it would not be announced “soon” last February. The rumors, however, kept coming unabated.