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How to Update Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch

In this article, you'll learn how to install the update for Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch.

On 13 February 2020 a new software update for Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will download and install automatically.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 1.2.0

  • Online
    • Brain Training World Championship has been added to Daily Training.
      • Note: In order to use this feature, a paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required.
  • Features
    • Working Memory Challenge has been added to Daily Training.
      • Note: To use this feature, a Brain Age Score of 20 must be obtained after the update has been applied.
      • If you can’t get a Brain Age Score of 20, there are hints in-game for alternative ways to access the feature.
    • To improve handwriting recognition of the number 5, “1 Stroke” has been added to the Number 5 Recognition setting.
      • Please see the Settings in Daily Training.
  • General
    • Hand-shape recognition tips have been added to the explanations for Rock, Paper, Scissors Test, Finger Calculations and Finger Drills.
    • Various improvements have been made to handwritten number recognition.
      • In Continuous Countdown, if the game is finding it hard to recognise when you write a 4 or a 7 in the tens column, and recognises it as something else (for instance, 11, 12 or 17), try writing the rest of your answer in the units column regardless.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Version 1.1.0

  • Online
    • The Brain Training Email feature has been added. You can find it under Settings on the Daily Training menu.
      • Note: In order to use this feature, a paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required.
      • Click here for details about Brain Training Emails.
  • General
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.