The Nintendo Switch 3.0.1 update is now available to fix the Battery issues. However, Unit owners do not seem happy with the installation process.

What is the update for?

Nintendo Switch released the latest firmware 3.0.1 update last week. The description reads it fixes the battery issue of the console. The new game console experiences inaccuracy on the display of the percentage of the remaining battery life. Unfortunately, gamers are having difficulty on determining the real power display of the battery.

The developer posted, on the official page of the Switch, the detailed instructions on how to update the console.

Should there be any other questions, unit owners could just contact the support team.

Long hours to finish

Some owners immediately installed the Switch 3.0.1 update. Unfortunately, the installation process takes a long time to complete. Unit owners must go through the system settings of Switch, which is quite a tedious process. The new patch also requires to drain and charge the battery for a couple of days, PC Mag noted.

Furthermore, there are seven steps to perform the installation process of the Switch 3.0.1. The firmware update requires charging the console for three hours. After the three-hour charge, the battery must be consumed for maximum four hours. Then the unit must be turned off and let it rest for half an hour.

The agony does not end after leaving the console to rest for 30 minutes. The annoying part is that it will also require the owner to repeat the complete process for several times before the issue would be finally fixed. The instruction specified the battery power indicator will slowly improve through the repetition of the installation process for several times.

Sales predicted to increase significantly

Meanwhile, Nintendo revealed there were already 4.7 million units sold since it was launched last March. The company also shared its forecast of shipping 12 million units by the end of its fiscal year in March 2018.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told GamesIndustry that they have also followed the same forecast.

The company believes that Nintendo already increased its production output for the Switch, despite the current low demand. Pachter assumed that the manufacturer plans to keep the unsold units to have a buffer, in preparation for the upcoming holiday demand.

However, Pachter was also skeptical despite the increased forecast. The analyst also gave a precaution as he foresees a potential market share problem. He made a strong prediction of a decrease in the sales of the Switch this holiday season. Pachter justified that consumers would rather buy the upcoming new games than purchase the console.

Electronic Arts’ “Star Wars Battlefront II,” Activision Blizzard’s “Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2,” and Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed Origins” are expected to be released this coming holiday.

The analyst said gamers would prioritize buying these latest games than the Switch.

Moreover, the analyst explained that the culprit in the decreased sales is the expensive price tag of the console. Also, the widespread discount offered for PS4 and Xbox One is another factor in the low forecast.