New Nintendo Switch Update 5.1.0 Once Again Improves the System’s Stability


Nintendo has released Nintendo Switch update 5.1.0 which once again improves the system’s general stability.

Like previous firmware updates for Nintendo’s hybrid platform, release notes are minimal and only mention the above. According to Nintendo, this stability improvement enhances the “user’s experience”.

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What the software update exactly does is unknown at this point, and Nintendo appears to be following Sony’s ‘stability’ approach when it comes to firmware updates.

Nintendo Switch update 5.1.0 Release notes:

Improvements Included in Version 5.1.0 (Distributed 5/30/2018)

General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience

The Nintendo Switch was released back in March of 2017 is available globally now. The hybrid platform, previously known as the Nintendo NX, was officially unveiled back in October 2016.

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”