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Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 9.0.0 and Controller Update Released

Nintendo has finally released a brand new Nintendo Switch firmware version 9.0.0 along with a controller update. This was already teased when they announced SNES Online.

Nintendo has added a new platform to the free online retro games by adding 20 SNES games to it. This means users can now play classic NES games along with SNES. The list of games was also revealed by them and it contains many cult classics.

Nintendo is going to release a new controller that resembles the classic SNES controller and a firmware update was planned by them to add support for it. This has been released today.

Read More: Control Update 1.03: What’s New and What Are Patch Notes?

On the official website, Nintendo has confirmed the changelog for this firmware update for Nintendo Switch.

  • Added a search feature for the News Channel.
    • Channels can be searched using filters or free text.
  • Added “Display QR Code to Check In” to User Settings.
    • You can display a QR Code on-screen to check in using your Nintendo Account.
  • Alarm Notifications have been added to System Settings > Notifications.
    • You can check or delete pre-set alarms.
    • Alarms can be set up only within supported software (to be added at a later time).
    • A controller firmware update may be required to use this feature.
  • You can now configure touch screen sensitivity settings.
    • Select between Standard and Stylus sensitivity (optimized for stylus input).
  • Added the option to turn on/off the system button input (Nintendo Switch Lite only).
    • When this setting is turned off the system no longer receives input from the console buttons, with the exception of the Capture and HOME Buttons, and can only be operated from a wirelessly paired controller (sold separately).
    • This setting is on by default and can only be turned off if a compatible controller (sold separately) is wirelessly paired to the console.
    • The setting will automatically turn back on when the console is restarted or after returning from sleep mode.
  • Added “Online Play Invites” section to the User’s page.
    • Invites from friends to join online play in supported software will be displayed in this section.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.
    • Resolved an issue where some users can’t start the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game, and get an error instead.

There is an update for the JoyCon controllers that is a part of this new firmware update. Both of these can be downloaded now if you own a Nintendo Switch.

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