Update: It appears after further investigation that some red flags have been raised. For one, the YouTube logo is out of date. Primary amongst them is the fact that Mario Kart 8 takes up 6.8GB of memory, yet only 2.0GB seem to be taken up on the system’s storage. While there is the possibility that MK8 was deleted (leaving the icon behind while taking up much less storage space), the video is now much more suspect than before.

The internet, much like back-alley dealers and politicians, is often untrustworthy. But every now and then it seems to offer up something so convincing that it may unwittingly be the real thing. Such is the case with a new “leaked” video that appears to show off the Switch’s v5.0 firmware update beta, which — if true — shows off some promising future capabilities..

The video is a little over a minute long, and shows a variety of new features, including but not limited to: customizable menus, media apps, party chat, cloud storage, folders and custom themes. The video is quite convincing, meaning it’s either the real deal or a very well made and elaborate fake. Obviously, it’s currently impossible to speak as to the legitimacy of what’s shown, but the video is at least plausible, and with an upcoming Direct rumored it would seem a prudent time for such an update.


Stay wired for more information on the possibilities for Switch v5.0 firmware update, including a confirmation or denial of the video’s legitimacy.

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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.