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A new firmware update for Switch has just gone live. Version 5.0.0 is out now for all users.

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DarkVoyager276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

This is not worthy of a “5.0.0” update. Barely anything new other then some avatars. How can Nintendo be so out of touch is beyond me.

You’re lacking so many basic features at this point it’s crazy. Now we wait another 5 months for the next big update. Smh.

Asuka276d ago

"this is not worthy of a 5.0 update"

Like seriously dude just stfu gotta whine about everything some people

AmstradAmiga276d ago

What, you think people who buy the Switch should just put up and shut up?

Nintendo owes everything to the consumer, the consumer owes nothing to Nintendo.

Asuka276d ago


That's not what i was saying at all...

"Nintendo owes everything to the consumer, the consumer owes nothing to Nintendo." the entitlement here is for real...

Nobody owes anybody, anything... You do not have to buy anything. But if you choose to buy, that's on you. I do not understand why that is so hard to comprehend. Then again if i complained about being entitled to things maybe i could get anything i wanted... but the whining is just so... tiring.

fiveby9275d ago

Perhaps the update does more under the covers than is obvious to the user. Preparing for future updates when online service is enabled or other architectural changes in software which the business requested?

Vegamyster276d ago

It's a basic update, they're probably saving all the big stuff for when the paid online kicks in later this year.

Emme276d ago

Ahhhh, hope...such a fragile precious thing.

Vegamyster275d ago


Well it doesn't make sense that they'd delay the payed online several times if they weren't going to be doing improvements, if nothing was planned they would have made it mandatory by now.

FancyMudkip276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

Why? Were you expecting the Switch to have Youtube, Internet Browser, Netflix, and themes? Serves guys like you falling for that debunked video from before, not to mention that Nintendo didn't promise anything for this update as far as I know.

DarkVoyager276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

“Why? Were you expecting the Switch to have Youtube, Internet Browser, Netflix, and themes”

Do you guys even understand updates? The update was a solid number 5.0.0 which signals a big update. If it was 4.x.x it would signal a minor update. That’s how it works.

Asuka276d ago (Edited 276d ago )


Not really. 5.x.x is a (major) update because it includes updates and changes to callbacks/hooks/events that are necessary for future updates (dependencies), but are not compatible for previous versionings. x.5.x (minor) would signify functionality updates and features that are backwards compatible on the current (major) update e.g. 5.5.0, 5.4.0, 5.3.0, etc.

Pookandpie276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

Actually, it's worthy of a 5.0 update because of how much they changed under the hood. It implemented kernel address space layout randomization, from what I understand. Meaning: The memory sections used by the system kernel are intentionally moved around in a way that is known to the kernel software, but (ideally) unknown to lower-level software, or to an outside attacker. It's designed such that even if an attacker knows about a vulnerability in the kernel, they shouldn't be able to exploit it, because they don't know where the vulnerable spot is anymore. Obviously it's not perfect and it won't last forever, but it should stave off attackers for a longer time by making memory addresses harder to exploit (so 5.0.0 users may be looking at years for an exploit rather than months).

A *lot* was changed in this update, just not in userland, lol.

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Twinblade275d ago (Edited 275d ago )

This is why I don't buy Nintendo anymore. Another reason, no games outside. Zelda and Mario.

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Sgt_Slaughter276d ago

Not every update needs to be this groundbreaking, earth shattering game changer. Some are small, just like some recent PS4 updates as well. More than likely they're working on a bigger update down the road, so give it time. Just be glad they're even doing updates at all.

meganick276d ago

Yeah but it’s weird that it’s a 5.0 update. An update with a solid number suggests substantial changes or additions. This easily could have been 4.2 since I think the previous version was 4.1.

DJK1NG_Gaming276d ago

no There previous one was 4.2

Strange_Evil276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

> Just be glad they're even doing updates at all.

So I shouldn't be expecting OS updates for a 300$ device in this day and age? Also, anytime a major version is released which is an integer version increment, usually it means it has a ton of features. That is the norm in any software. Literally software 101. This is why people seem bummed. No one would give a shit if it was v.4.x or something minor.

Asuka276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

not necessarily true. This update probably includes additional callbacks/hooks/events that are required for future updates, but are not applicable to previous versions. Doesn't mean there are additional features available for end-consumer. Besides, versioning schemas are more for the developer knowledge, but are also convenient for end-consumers to look up a specific changelog.

hanko14276d ago

question just wondering if you log on to someone else s switch, are you able to play your games on it as long as its downloaded?

michellelynn0976276d ago

Seems like you can't make anyone happy. This is mesnt to be a minor update. The bigger ones are coming.

mcstorm275d ago

People always find something to go on about its the state of the world now. People expect everything but dont know the ins and outs of everything.

People wanted a more powerful Xbox the x came along and people kicked off. People wanted a hybrid Nintendo console they did that and people were not happy.

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