Published: Thu, October 19, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

New Switch Update Adds Video Capture and More

New Switch Update Adds Video Capture and More

The Switch is making Nintendo catch up to other consoles (feature wise.) Nintendo Switch's online subscription will cost money, but it will give players classic games each month and probably better online experience than Wii U's. The latest version of the Switch software is firmware versions 4.0.0. Finally, Switch owners can transfer their saved games and user profiles to another system and in "select games" it also has video capture. Currently, Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 and Arms are the only games supported.

So, with the update 4.0.0, Nintendo Switch users can transfer save game files and user profiles to another console. The video below shows more.

You can also update nearby users' game versions over local wireless more easily, via a new Match Version With Local Users option in your system settings.

For the full patch notes check out the Nintendo website.

To transfer user and save data, you'll need to have two Switch consoles on hand.

Another useful new addition, that proves Nintendo doesn't completely ignore the features on rival consoles, is the ability to pre-purchase games from the eShop - although again only certain ones.

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Games that now support the new feature areThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.

By holding down the capture button, the Switch will save a video of the past 30 seconds of gameplay, or less if your last recording ended less than 30 seconds ago.

Add those 2m units to Japan's 1.8m units (going by Famitsu's hardware data), and the console is nearly certain to have crossed the 4m threshold, if not 5m, once you take into account other territories - an impressive feat considering we haven't even hit Christmas yet. While this will be decided on a game-by-game basis, players will now be able to fully download a game before its release.

Frustratingly, though, only a few Switch games support this cool little feature off the bat.

There've been some changes made to the News Feed, which has received a bit of a spruce up, and now unsubscribing from a news channel removes it from your feed.

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