Nintendo: Firmware updates (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS)

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On this page, you will find all there is to know about the latest Firmware updates for Nintendo platforms: Wii U, Nintendo 3DS. We will make sure to keep it updated with both official patchnotes and any additional notes, along with other details (such as file size).

Latest Firmware update

Nintendo 3DS

  • Version number: 11.6.0-39
  • Release date: September 18th 2017 (North America) / September 19th 2017 (Europe, Japan)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: none.

How to download Firmware updates

Wii U

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated; you should have the latest Firmware version the next time you turn it on.
  • go the System Settings, and launch the update process manually if you don’t have automatic downloads activated (or if the download hasn’t triggered automatically).

Nintendo 3DS

  • go to System Settings
  • select Other Settings
  • go to page 5
  • select System update

Firmware updates history

Wii U

  • Version number: 5.5.2
  • Release date: July 17th (North America) / July 18th (Europe, Japan)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: none.

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  • Version number: 5.5.1
  • Release date: January 12th, 2016
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: 47MB
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: none

Nintendo 3DS

  • Version number: 11.6.0-39
  • Release date: September 18th 2017 (North America) / September 19th 2017 (Europe, Japan)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

To be completed if necessary.

  • Notes: none.

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  • Version number: 11.5.0-38
  • Release date: July 10th (North America) / July 11th (Europe, Japan)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: this update may take a while to download on your device, so please be patient!

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  • Version number: 11.4.0-37
  • Release date: April 10th (North America) / April 11th (Europe, Japan)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: none

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  • Version number: 11.3.0-36
  • Release date: February 7th (Europe, Japan) / February 6th (North America)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: none

***

  • Version number: 11.2.0-35
  • Release date: October 25th, 2016 (Europe, Japan) / October 24th (North America)
  • Regions: Europe / North America / Japan
  • File size: unknown
  • Patchnotes:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • Notes: none

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