Nintendo introduced a new Switch console update (Ver. 17.0.0) in October 2023, aimed at enhancing system stability and the overall user experience. This update is readily available for download on all Switch models, including the base Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED.
Details from Nintendo’s Latest Firmware Update:
Nintendo hasn’t specified what’s in this update, only mentioning:
General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.
In addition to the official notes, data miner OatmealDome on Twitter (X) found some hidden details in the firmware update:
Most system components were updated, which is typical for major updates.
New error code messages were added.
Changes were made to various HOME menu messages and GUI files.
Time zone data was updated.
Certain words like “thot” and “reeee” were banned in all languages.
Censor-evading slang words in Japanese for testicles were blocked.
Offensive terms were added for all languages.
Nintendo has launched three Switch versions since 2017. There were rumors of a Switch Pro, but that didn’t happen. Now, a new Switch is expected in 2024. The latest update (Ver. 17.0.0) from October mainly improves system stability for a better user experience, similar to past updates with vague details.
Nintendo fans are in for a treat with a new Switch update. They’ve also released a red Super Mario-themed Switch, which is an OLED model with Mario-themed details. This special edition is to celebrate the launch of Super Mario Bros. Wonder on October 20, 2023.
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