When Nintendo pushed the 5.zero.zero firmware replace stay for the Switch lately, it had an unwelcome side-effect for some homeowners – the newly-updated console does not appear to play good with third-party docks.
Some customers have reported that third-party docks – like these from Nyko – really brick the Switch as soon as it is up to date to the brand new firmware.
Nintendo has now handed official touch upon the scenario, saying:
Nintendo (recommends) that Switch homeowners solely purchase formally licensed Switch merchandise . . . Unlicensed merchandise and equipment don’t endure Nintendo’s testing and analysis course of. They won’t work in any respect with our sport methods, and so they may are compatible issues with sure video games, the Nintendo Switch system itself, and different licensed equipment and peripherals.
In addition to this, a Nyko consultant has informed Kotaku:
“(Nyko is) conscious of the difficulty some Portable Docking Kit homeowners are dealing with after updating the firmware on their Nintendo Switch to model 5.zero. Though additional testing continues to be required to find out the precise root explanation for the issue, we consider it’s associated to the best way the Switch handles AV output for an exterior TV/monitor whereas the console is docked on the Portable Docking Kit.”
The message right here appears fairly clear – you probably have a third-party dock, cease utilizing it in the interim. We think about that the foundation explanation for this downside might be found and stuck finally, however for now, it is not definitely worth the threat.