Nintendo 3DS received its first firmware update in almost a year
Dust off your 3DS and plug it back in to start charging. Nintendo’s beloved handheld received its first firmware update in almost a year. It’s not a major or significant issue, however – just a nifty little reminder that the 3DS exists.
The new update, which brings the system to version 11.14.0-46U, contains a single update line that will be familiar to Nintendo fans: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other tweaks. minors were made to improve the user experience. “
The wording, which is slightly different from the Switch equivalent, appears multiple times in the 3DS update log.
The previous console firmware update arrived on December 2, 2019 and focused on a StreetPass issue. The last “stability” update took place on November 4, 2019.
In September, the 3DS was officially discontinued, meaning Nintendo no longer produces the handheld console. The system sold just over 75 million units over its lifetime, about half of what the Nintendo DS sold.
The 3DS had a lot of great end-of-life games that you might have missed after upgrading to Switch, including WarioWare Gold, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, and Persona Q2. For more, check out GameSpot’s 3DS game review page.