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Nintendo Wii U Will get a Shock Firmware Replace

Nintendo Wii U at E3 2013 (ROBYN BECK/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Nintendo has efficiently navigated the transition from providing handheld and residential console {hardware} to only one platform that may do each. However evidently last-generation programs have not been utterly deserted.

As NintendoLife studies(Opens in a brand new window), Nintendo simply shocked everybody by releasing a brand new firmware replace for the Wii U. The corporate’s last-generation house console was discontinued in early 2017 following poor gross sales over its five-year lifespan. The final firmware replace it obtained earlier than this one was in September 2018, therefore the shock that Nintendo continues to help it.

As to what this new firmware replace (Model 5.5.5 U) incorporates, the discharge notes merely state “Additional enhancements to total system stability and different minor changes have been made to reinforce the person expertise.” Twitter person and dataminer OatmealDome(Opens in a brand new window) suggests the replace is just an SSL verification code change and nothing extra. There isn’t any signal Nintendo used it to patch any vulnerabilities that enable for homebrew improvement on the system.

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Nintendo quietly discontinued all fashions of the 3DS final yr and the Swap outsold the 3DS in January. The long run for the corporate is clearly targeted on one platform, though with the Swap and Swap Lite already obtainable and a Swap Professional anticipated quickly, there’s nonetheless going to be loads of alternative for players.

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