The Nintendo 3DS Has Received Its First Firmware Update In Nearly A Year

The 3D-capable handheld just received a firmware update, but don't expect anything too exciting from it.


Dust off your 3DS and plug it back in the start charging--Nintendo's beloved handheld has received its first firmware update in nearly a year. It's not a major or important one, though--just a nice little reminder that the 3DS exists.

The new update, which takes the system to version 11.14.0-46U, contains a single update line that will be familiar to Nintendo fans: "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience."

The wording, which is slightly different from the Switch's equivalent, appears many times throughout the 3DS update log.

The previous firmware update for the console arrived on December 2, 2019, and focused on a StreetPass issue. The last "stability" update was on November 4, 2019.

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In September, the 3DS was officially discontinued, meaning that Nintendo is no longer producing the portable console. The system sold just over 75 million units over the course of its lifetime--about half of what the Nintendo DS sold.

The 3DS had a lot of late-life great games that you might have missed after moving to Switch, including WarioWare Gold, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, and Persona Q2. For more, check out GameSpot's 3DS game review page.

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