Should you’re at the moment utilizing a third-party Nintendo Swap dock, significantly ones from Nyko, you need to in all probability cease. Kotaku experiences that third-party Nintendo Swap docks are bricking consoles following Nintendo’s latest 5.zero Swap firmware replace.
Kotaku cites a number of sources from Reddit and Nintendo’s personal boards reporting that since this most up-to-date numbered replace, Swap docks from Nyko, FastSnail and Insignia are inflicting system errors. These errors vary from rendering the console unable to activate to dropping all sport save knowledge.
Each Nyko and Nintendo have responded to Kotaku, confirming that they’re conscious of those points. Particularly, Nintendo provided the next assertion:
“Unlicensed merchandise and equipment don’t bear Nintendo’s testing and analysis course of. They won’t work in any respect with our sport programs, and so they might are compatible issues with sure video games, the Nintendo Swap system itself, and different licensed equipment and peripherals.”
Basically, following one among its personal Swap system updates that has rendered a number of consoles inert after they got here involved with these third-party docks, Nintendo is asking you to solely use its personal dock accent. Naturally, this is not low-cost – it prices $89 / £79 / AU$129, whereas most third-party docks name for much much less money.
Right here’s hoping that Nintendo quickly releases a extra compact, smart and fewer egregiously costly docking station for its immensely widespread console. Sadly, one thing tells us we shouldn’t maintain our breath.