Nintendo has released a new software update for the Nintendo Switch, adding the ability to delete old data when updating a game. Here’s what’s included in the Nintendo Switch Update 12.1.0.
For those who own a Nintendo Switch, you may have noticed a new software update that may have automatically downloaded. If not, you can easily head on over into the system settings and navigate to system update to manually check. As for what this update does? Not a whole lot, at least in quantity as it seems to add a bit more storage management, along with system performance improvements.
Nintendo Switch Update 12.1.0 Patch Notes for July 5
Added the following system functionality:
- If there is not enough space remaining on the system memory (internal storage) or microSD card when downloading game software update data, you can now delete old data for that software, enabling you to download the new data.
- When deleting the old data, you won’t be able to play the game until the new data has finished downloading.
- General system stability improvements have been made to enhance the user’s experience.
There’s not a whole lot here, though this should definitely help with managing some of those files sizes when updating a game. As for general system stability, chances are these are related to some exploit rather than actual improvements to the overall user experience. Still, should we see any undocumented changes, we will be sure to update this post.