Nintendo Switch Firmware 5.0.0 Video Leak Confirmed Fake By Prankster

Posted: Jan 11 2018, 5:05am CST | by , Updated: Jan 11 2018, 8:29am CST, in Technology News


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Nintendo Switch Firmware 5.0.0 Video Leak Confirmed Fake by Prankster

A video showing off Nintendo Switch Firmware 5.0.0 was fake. Updated.

Last week a video showing off features of Nintendo Switch Firmware 5.0.0 is indeed fake. The creator of the video came out on Twitter a couple hours ago. @NintenFanart was behind the prank video. "The Switch 5.0 Leak is OFFICIALLY fake! I'm proud to announce that I was behind the mock-up that so many of us wish that @NintendoAmerica learns from. Thank you to everyone for your kind words, and lets all pray for a direct soon!"

The impressive fake video demonstrates new features include Youtube, full web browser, cloud storage, chat rooms, themes and more. All the features are shown are on top of the wish list of Nintendo Switch owners. It was too good to be true. The video has created split reactions with some calling it out as fake from the get-go, while others defending it. You can find links to the video on filesharing sites on the GBATemp discussion thread about the leaked firmware 5.0.0.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch fans wait for the Nintendo Direct announcement for January. So far there is no announcement. Nintendo teased fans last night with some wacky Tweets, but no announcement was made for the January Nintendo Direct. Update: Nintendo released the Nintendo Direct on Jan. 11 at 9 am ET with lots of Nintendo Switch game announcements and game updates. The January Nintendo Direct did not mention anything about a new Nintendo Switch firmware update.

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