Nintendo Switch System Update 12.1.0 Now Available (With Patch Notes)

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Nintendo has released a new Nintendo Switch system update worldwide, with the portable home console’s current firmware version now 12.1.0.

Aside from the usual “system stability improvements,” this has introduced new functionality that will help you manage the data on your console or microSD card when trying to download new software updates for your games but you don’t have enough space.

Nintendo Switch System Update 12.1.0 Patch Notes

Added the following system functionality:

  • 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 be able to play the game until the new data has finished downloading.

General system stability improvements have been made to enhance the user’s experience.

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