The Nintendo Switch has just turned three years old– it released on March 3, 2017, and has proven extremely popular since. The system itself isn’t doing much to celebrate its own birthday, though–there’s a new system update available, but it doesn’t add a whole lot (and there’s certainly no Eshop music, which is criminal).
Update 9.2.0 is available now and will download next time you try to use the Nintendo Eshop or other online services. It can also be downloaded manually from the System Update option in the System Settings menu. According to the update notes, the only thing that’s new are improvements to system stability–although it’s not clear how, exactly, it is doing so.
It’s possible there is some hidden aspect to this update that isn’t being advertised, but there’s no indication that’s the case at this point. Nintendo tends to release several such updates for the Nintendo Switch each year–don’t expect any major new features when you turn on your Switch next and see that the system’s ready for an update. Sorry–don’t expect Nintendo 64 games or Netflix or anything.
Here’s our list of the best games from the Switch’s first three years, which we continue to update as new great releases arrive. March 2020 is shaping up to be a huge month for the console too, with the release of both Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX and the much-anticipated Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
- General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.
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