New Nintendo Switch Update Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

It's not a big one.


The newest Nintendo Switch update has arrived, but do not expect much from it. Version 9.0.1 is very basic, as it's focused on improving general system stability and simple bug fixes.

Specifically, the 9.0.1. update fixes an unspecified "issue" that could lead to errors in gameplay. It also fixes a bug that caused the system to tell people to remove the Joy-Con when setting up their Switch Lite for the first time.

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This is the first new Switch firmware update since 9.0.0 earlier in September. That update was far more substantial, as it introduced a number of new features, tweaks, changes, and fixes. One of its biggest fixes was for a Fire Emblem: Three Houses bug that prevented the game from booting.

You can see the full 9.0.1 update notes below, as posted on Nintendo's website.

Nintendo Switch 9.0.1 Update:

  • Resolved an issue that may have triggered errors during game play.
  • Resolved an issue that may display an instruction to remove the Joy-Con during the initial setup of Nintendo Switch Lite.

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