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Nintendo Switch Update Blocks Slang Words For Testicles In Japanese

The Switch should now be more stable and less filled with Japanese testicle slang.

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A new firmware update for the Nintendo Switch is out now, but don't expect much in the way of major changes. Version 17.0.0 is focused mainly on system stability. It has also been discovered that the update adds more blocked words to the database, including slang for testicles.

The one-line patch notes posted on Nintendo's website state that the update includes "general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience." As usual, though, that's not the whole story.

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Twitter user OatmealDome, who is known for finding more changes under the hood, dug into the code and apparently discovered some additional changes, including new error code messages and updated time zone data. Additionally, this person reports that the update adds more words to the banned word list, including "thot." What's more, slang words for testicles in Japanese have reportedly been blocked with the update.

There you have it: The Switch should now be more stable and less filled with Japanese testicle slang.

In other news, the Switch has sold more than 129.5 million units and in excess of 1 billion games. Nintendo reportedly showed its next console to developers at Gamescom in August and is planning to launch this system in 2024.

Ver. 17.0.0 (Released October 10, 2023)

  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

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