Nintendo Releases Update 16.0.1 for Nintendo Switch
Earlier this week, Nintendo threw another update firmware switchestitled version 16.0.1for users around the world.
The update came more than a month after version 16.0.0, the previous update for the console, was released, and made some tweaks to the inner workings of Switch’s operating system.
The Switch OS firmware update came at a controversial time for Nintendo. In a few days, the Wii U and 3DS versions of the Nintendo eShop will be shutting down for good. This caused a large number of players and content creators to rush to buy as many eShop games as possible on those systems before closing time, whether they intended to keep the game or for personal use.
While some games from those systems have made it to Switch in some way, some titles like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be inaccessible digitally, and the prices of used physical copies will be affected as a result. It remains to be seen if the closure of the Wii U and 3DS eShop will force Nintendo to make more Switch ports anytime soon.
As for the Switch itself, firmware version 16.0.1 includes “general system stability improvements to improve the user experience.” While this means very little to the average user, a well-known Twitter dataminer named OatmealDome said there’s more to the update than meets the eye.
In his Twitter thread, OatmealDome claimed that just like firmware version 16.0.0 did back in February, some tweaks were made to Switch’s OS language filters. Specifically, some words were removed from certain language filters that were originally blocked in error, and other adjustments were made to the language filters.