Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 4.4.0)

In this post, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online (originally released on September 18th 2018 in North America, and September 19th 2018 in Europe and Japan).

Important note: the app is known as Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online in Japan. It’s actually a separate app, but Software updates are expected to be the same. If there’s any differences, we will make sure to indicate it clearly in the patch notes below.

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Ver. 4.4.0

  • Release date: May 20th (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 4.3.0

  • Release date: April 20th (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: this update is only for the Japanese version of the app.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 4.2.0

  • Release date: February 19th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 4.1.0

  • Release date: December 12th 2019 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 4.0.0

  • Release date: September 5th 2019 (North America) / September 6th 2019 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds option to hide/show controls in game (found on the Settings screen, already available in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app)
  • adds option to sort games on the game selection screen
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 3.1.0

  • Release date: August 21st 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 3.0.0

  • Release date: July 19th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new Rewind feature
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 2.6.0

  • Release date: June 12th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 2.5.0

  • Release date: May 15th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 2.4.0

  • Release date: April 10th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 2.3.0

  • Release date: March 13th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 2.2.0

  • Release date: February 13th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 2.1.0

  • Release date: January 16th 2019 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

 Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: December 12th 2018 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: November 14th 2018 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: October 10th 2018 (worldwide)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • List of changes:
  • adds new games (check out this page for the full list)
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: September 18th 2018 (North America) / September 19th 2018 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

None.

  • Additional notes: this is the launch version of the app.
  • Source: Nintendo

How to download updates for Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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