Nintendo struck a gold mine when it launched the Switch earlier this year. Its portability and multiplayer capabilities were just some of the most sought-after features consumers wanted. It should be noted that the hybrid game system had its share of problems post-launch. Users complained about issues with the Joy-Con connectivity, which was eventually acknowledged by the manufacturer and resolved. What followed were complaints about the frame getting deformed, which happened randomly whether the console was docked for prolonged periods of time or not.

Nevertheless, its biggest oversight was the absence of data transfers and gameplay video captures. Therefore the gaming company has pushed the latest update version to hopefully fix these problems.

New update for Nintendo Switch

The latest Software Update for the Switch is version 4.0.0, which gives users what they initially wanted. Firstly, the Capture button is no longer limited to screenshots, but can also record the previous 30 seconds of gameplay. This is done by holding down the aforementioned button which saves the clip for a later upload via Facebook or Twitter. So far the games supported by video clip capture are “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Arms,” Splatoon 2,” and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

“ Nintendo confirmed that more games will be added to the list that supports video capture in the future.

Save data transfer

The second most important feature finally allows users to transfer save or game data to another unit. There were instances in the past wherein some gamers had to ship back their console to Nintendo for repairs.

It was observed that certain owners received a brand new replacement unit, which surprisingly contained all of their previous data from the defective unit. This prompted consumers to question why the manufacturer failed to include the feature from the start. Nonetheless, it’s nice to know that we can now transfer save data whenever it's needed.

Other upgrades

Nintendo will definitely please a lot of its fans with the software update version 4.0.0. As expected, it finally delivers the features that could have made the system even better from the start. Some of its other upgrades involve new user icons for “Super Mario Odyssey” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” Owners can now opt to pre-purchase and pre-load “certain games” from their online store. Now, if only the company can finally fix their supply issues and ship more units to retailers in time for the holiday shopping rush next month.