Super Mario Maker (Wii U / 3DS): Software updates (latest updates: Ver. 1.47 – Wii U / Ver. 1.04 – 3DS)

Super Mario Maker

In this post, you will find everything there is to know about the Software updates for Super Mario Maker (originally released on September 10th 2015 in Japan, and September 11th 2015 in Europe and North America) and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (originally released on December 1st 2016 in Japan, and December 2nd 2016 in Europe and North America).

NB: this post is for both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Pay attention to which platforms each update is for! Also, since this page was created on April 28th, we’re only listing updates released for that date onwards and the previous one.

Important: Super Mario Maker will get an update to allow sharing levels without Miiverse. Click here for more details!

How to update Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS?

To update Super Mario Maker on Wii U, you have two options:

  • let the Wii U do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated. You should have the latest version installed the next time you launch the game;
  • if not, try to launch the game from the Home Menu (not the Quick Start Menu!): you should get a prompt when doing so. Just follow the instructions on screen.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply launch the game: the Ver. number is displayed in the bottom right corner of the title screen.

To update Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo 3DS on Wii U, you have three options:

  • launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet: you should get a prompt when doing so. Just follow the instructions on screen;
  • if not, search for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS on the Nintendo eShop, and select the update;
  • use the options in the Nintendo eShop Settings.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply launch the game: the Ver. number is displayed in the bottom right corner of the title screen.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 1.0.2Super Mario Maker – Ver. 1.47 (Wii U) / Ver. 1.04 (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Release date: November 7th (North America) / November 8th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U / Nintendo 3DS
  • File size: ???MB (Wii U) / 167 blocks or 20MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Accompanying the ending of the Miiverse service, new comments can no longer be added and existing comments can no longer be viewed on uploaded courses. Courses can still be uploaded, played, and evaluated. [Wii U-only]
  • A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.
  • Additional notes: this is the post-Miiverse update for the game.
  • Official website: click here (Wii U) or here (Nintendo 3DS)

Super Mario Maker – Ver. 1.46 (Wii U)

  • Release date: September 5th (North America) / September 6th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U
  • File size: 293MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Addressed an issue that caused text in the e-manual to display incorrectly.
  • Additional notes: the Version number remains the same, despite the update.
  • Official website: click here!

Super Mario Maker – Ver. 1.46 (Wii U) / Ver. 1.03 (3DS)

  • Release date: April 27th (North America) / April 28th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
  • File size: ???MB (Wii U) / 167 blocks or 20MB (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Patchnotes:

Wii U

  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Nintendo 3DS

  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / 3DS)

Super Mario Maker – Ver. 1.45 (Wii U) / Ver. 1.02 (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Release date: November 30th (North America) / December 1st (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
  • File size: 297MB (Wii U) / 167 blocks or 20MB (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Patchnotes:

Wii U

  • A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Activates Recommended Course and 100 Mario Challenge
  • A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / 3DS)

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