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List of Nintendo firmware, non-game software and BIOS

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This article is a list of software included in Nintendo consoles, firmware within the consoles, or non-game software (such as cartridges) designed for non-game purposes, and sold separately.

Designed for Title Notes
Famicom Disk System Famicom Disk System bootup screen (unofficial name) Loaded before a Famicom Disk System game. An extremely slowed down version of the song that plays on this screen is used on the GameCube bios.
Game Boy Game Boy Camera A camera Game Pak for the Game Boy, which can also be used for editing photos and playing four in-built minigames.
Game Boy Sewing Machine Operation Software For special Game Boy compatible sewing machines. Similar software in Japan includes Raku Raku Cut Shuu, Raku Raku Machine (romanized as Raku Raku Mishin), Raku Raku Moji.
Game Boy Color Game Boy Color bootstrap ROM (unofficial name) Before a regular Game Boy game is loaded on a Game Boy Color or Game Boy Advance system, the player can adjust the color palette of the game to one of four defaults, using the d-pad.
Game Boy Color Nintendo Power bootup screen (unofficial name) A menu for games for the player to choose on a GB Memory catridge if more than one game is available (or none). There are two different songs (depending on the console used to boot the menu).
Game Boy Color Mobile Trainer Released only in Japan; the Mobile Trainer was a Game Pak used to configure information for the Mobile System GB service.
Game Boy Color BS-X: Sore wa Namae o Nusumareta Machi no Monogatari Released only in Japan. An interactive town designed for use with the Satellaview, in which broadcasts could be accessed (and data still saved and usable on an 8M Memory Pack).
Virtual Boy Virtual Boy BIOS (unofficial name) Has its own song
Game Boy Advance Play-Yan Also known as Nintendo MP3 Player (Europe), MP4 Player for GBA (China)
Super Famicom Nintendo Power bootup screen (unofficial name) A menu for games for the player to choose on a SF Memory cassette.
Nintendo GameCube GameCube BIOS (unofficial name) The menu loaded for first-time use or when no GameCube disk can be read properly upon boot-up. Can be used to adjust the date and memory card settings. Additionally, the music that plays is an extremely slowed down version of the Famicom Disk System bootup screen music.
Nintendo DS Nintendo DS BIOS (unofficial name) Used to select a Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance game, set the console's date/time among other settings.
Nintendo DS Nintendo DS Browser
Nintendo Dsi Browser Nintendo DSi Browser
Nintendo DSi Nintendo Dsi BIOS (unofficial name)
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo 3DS BIOS
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Friend List
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Game Notes
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Internet Browser
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo 3DS Camera
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo 3DS Sound
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo Ambassador Certificate
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo Video
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Netflix
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo Anime Channel
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) SpotPass TV
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Swapnote
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) StreetPass Mii Plaza
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Nintendo Zone Viewer
Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS (XL) Pokémon Tretta Lab Main System
Wii Wii Menu
Wii Disc Channel
Wii Mii Channel
Wii Photo Channel
Wii Wii Shop Channel
Wii Forecast Channel
Wii News Channel
Wii Get Connected Video Channel
Wii Internet Channel
Wii Everybody Votes Channel
Wii Check Mii Out Channel
Wii Nintendo Channel
Wii Wii Fit Channel
Wii Mario Kart Channel
Wii Jam with the Band Live Channel
Wii Wii Speak Channel
Wii Rabbids Channel
Wii Television Friend Channel
Wii Digicam Print Channel
Wii Today and Tomorrow Channel
Wii Wii no Ma
Wii Demae Channel or Food Delivery
Wii BBC iPlayer Channel
Wii Netflix Channel
Wii LoveFilm Instant Channel
Wii Kirby TV Channel
Wii Hulu Plus Channel
Wii The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Save Data Update Channel
Wii YouTube Channel
Wii Wii U Transfer Tool Channel
Wii Amazon Video
Wii Crunchyroll
Wii U WaraWara Plaza
Wii U Home Menu
Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Camera
Wii U Internet Browser
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Nintendo eShop
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Miiverse
Wii U Nintendo TVii
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch BIOS (unofficial name)
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Online