Nintendo Switch Firmware Update Is Here, But Don't Expect Much
The latest system update for the Switch has landed.
The latest firmware update for the Nintendo Switch has arrived, but don't expect any significant changes. Version 13.2.0, which released on November 30, is focused on improving stability.
The single-line patch notes state: "General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience."
Twitter user OatmealDome dug into the update further and reports that the patch adds support for a new Chinese rating system, CADPA, while it also likely includes bug fixes for the "nim" component that communicates with Nintendo's servers, OatmealDome said (via VGC).
[Nintendo Switch Firmware 13.2.0]— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) December 1, 2021
It seems that Nintendo added support for CADPA, a new Chinese rating system, to the software startup screen (the black screen w/ Nintendo and Switch logos) for Chinese-region games. The rating icon will appear in the lower left corner. pic.twitter.com/r4Xqkxmmkv
Before this, September's 13.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch introduced Bluetooth support.
Nintendo--and Microsoft and Sony, for that matter--typically do not release major firmware updates for their consoles in the holiday season and instead focus on stability updates to help new console owners have a good experience.
Nintendo offered a nice Black Friday bundle for $300 that included a Switch system, a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online. Despite that nice offer, it was the Xbox Series S that reportedly sold the best on Black Friday for new consoles.
- General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.