Earlier this week, there was an inconspicuous occasion for Nintendo to release a Switch firmware update that offered “general system stability improvements to improve the user experience.” Then, in what seemed at first, problems arose and Nintendo stopped the pause, eventually restarting the distribution a few days later.
Initial launch issues were reported by Nintendo related to connection issues and problems adding new microSD cards. However, some users still have problems with version 1
We have noticed a surprising number of users in the forum of this website and there are some who are struggling to download games today. There is also a long thread of Reddit, full of Switch owners with the problem and sharing potential fixes.
For those who have notable and ongoing issues, it’s certainly worth contacting Nintendo for customer service help, while some are directed to this page for a process to try. Some also report that when a download fails to process, they simply continue to choose “retry download” and it eventually works. In other cases, clearing your Wi-Fi settings and re-entering may also help.
It should be noted that this seems to affect an unfortunate minority, but this is not the perfect look for Nintendo – which is usually very reliable with its firmware updates over the years.
Have you encountered this problem since Nintendo released the fixed firmware update? Let us know in the comments.