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Nintendo Switch update brings video capture support

An update for the Nintendo Switch has brought video capture support and the function to transfer data from one system to another.



Nintendo Switch - Tabletop Mode

There’s been a big update for the Nintendo Switch, bringing with it video capture support and the function to transfer data from one system to another.

By holding the capture button, players can record the previous 30 seconds and save the replays to their own albums. On top of that, users can edit the footage and upload it to Twitter and Facebook – ideal for gloating on a global scale when you pip someone on the last lap of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

Although, on that subject: the capture feature wasn’t initially working for Mario Kart 8, requiring the most recent firmware, 1.3.0. Once updated to the newest version, the functionality is added.


The other major feature is the ability to transfer save data. Once data is transferred, it’s a permanent trip.

The following message is from the official Nintendo support site:

“Once the process is complete, the user information, the associated save data, and the software purchased with the user account that is transferred will no longer be available on the source console.”

Other additions include new user icons themed around Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

For a full list of the changes, check here for the patch notes issued by Nintendo.

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Josh is a freelance writer. You’ll find him banging on about the vertices between games and film and music and poetry and books, but don’t let that put you off. He likes games. He likes writing. He also gets the biscuits in.