Nintendo 3DS Update 11.17.0-50 Released Today, Here Are The Details
Nintendo has quietly released another firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS today, pushing the system software to version 11.17.0-50. Here are the patch notes.
The new firmware update seems to be security-related, as it doesn’t appear to introduce any new features, which is expected given the age of the 3DS. Nintendo has also updated the official website with a changelog for this firmware update, confirming through the patch notes that it is a stability update for the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo 3DS Update 11.17.0-50 Changelog
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
The last significant update to the Nintendo 3DS happened in September 2022, and it was another stability update. This new update appears to follow suit.
The Nintendo 3DS was the last handheld by Nintendo that adhered to their old model of releasing a console and handheld separately. Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s focus has shifted to a hybrid model, releasing its games on one console that is both portable and can be played on a big screen.
This strategy has paid off in a big way for them, making the Nintendo Switch one of their most successful gaming consoles to date. It has also led to better software support since there is only one platform to focus on instead of multiple systems like the 3DS and Wii U.
If you’ve noticed any other changes after installing this new Nintendo 3DS firmware update 11.17.0-50, please let us know in the comments below. In any case, this update is most likely aimed at improving the system’s security since the company has already moved on from its legacy hardware. They have also shut down the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS, limiting its digital library.