Nintendo starting to shut down online play for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo has shut down the online play function for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, months ahead of the original date. The company was originally going to turn off the servers in April 2024, but has already pulled the plug just before Christmas Eve. However, as of writing some users may still have access as this is a gradual slow rollout, according to Jonathan Barrow, from Pretendo. However, regardless […]

Nintendo releases system update 15.0.1

Nintendo has this week released a new minor update for the Switch, Switch Lite and Switch OLED. The new update 15.0.1 follows 15.0.0 which was released earlier in October. This new update addresses issues that would result in an error code, 2181-1000 which would come up when you are using an DLC from a console other than your primary console. Release Notes – Resolved an issue causing Error Code: 2181-1000 […]

Nintendo releases system update, 15.0.0 with quite a few bug fixes

Earlier this week, Nintendo released a brand new system update for the Switch, Switch Lite and Switch OLED. Nintendo has jumped way ahead from version 14.1.2 all the way up to 15.0.0. Most recent updates for the Switch have been somewhat small, with minor improvements and bug fixes. Version 15.0.0 isn’t a huge major update like the release number would have you believe, it is instead more of a bug […]

Nintendo is closing down the eShop for 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo is going to be closing down the eShop for the 3DS and Wii U next year in March 2023. This will mean a few things will start to set in motion, for example from 23rd May 2022, users will not be able to add any funds to the account and then from 29th August 2022 Nintendo eShop cards can not be topped up. All download codes can however, be redeemed […]

Nintendo releases update to allow Bluetooth Audio on Switch

Nintendo has released a new software update for the Switch, Switch Lite and Switch OLED with a highly requested feature, Bluetooth audio. Once updated to version 13.0.0 a new Bluetooth Audio option in the Settings app will appear allowing you to pair headphones, speakers and anything else. A new Bluetooth icon will also show in the status section to indicate when headphones are connected,. The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now […]

Nintendo announces new OLED version of the Switch

This week, Nintendo updated the Switch, after many months of rumours, many expected a ‘Pro’ version, with 4K output and at least, some updated graphics capabilities. However, with the new updated model, Nintendo has opted for a more minor change this time, with a new OLED screen, improved audio as well as some minor improvements all round to make the Switch experience better. The new Nintendo Switch OLED features a […]

Nintendo is saying a lot of households purchased a second Switch in 2020

Nintendo has recently revealed to investors that in the last fiscal year, which ended in March 2021 the company sold around 6 million Switch consoles to households that had already purchased one before, equating to 20% of the total units shipped in that time frame. A lot has happened in that time, we had a pandemic, which is still ongoing and this forced people and families to be at home, […]

Nintendo announces new blue Switch Lite

Today Nintendo has announced it is expanding the colour choices of the entry level Switch model, by adding a new blue colour. Adding to the existing coral, yellow, gray and turquoise options too. Prices are the same at $199.99 in the US and will be available next month on 21st May which also coincides with the launch of Miitopia, a game that launched on the 3DS back in 2016 which […]

Nintendo announces new Mario themed switch, available next month

Today Nintendo has announced a new Mario themed edition of the Switch and it is definitely kid friendly, with bright intense red and blue colours. The Switch itself and docking station is bright red, as are the Joy-Cons, with blue insides, the dock for the Joy-Cons is bright blue and the included case is red with yellow zips. The ‘Mario Red & Blue Edition’ as it is called is launching […]

Netflix wont work on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS later this year

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be losing access to Netflix later this year on the 30th June 2021 and as of writing, the actual app has been removed from the eShop, making it impossible for new users to download the app – if there are any new users. Nintendo updated its support document to outline the details, with a full list of affected devices. These apps will lose […]