Big Nintendo Switch update brings video capture and saved data transfers

Posted October 20, 2017

We can only hope this feature rollout is a hint of more functionality in the future. But the Switch launched with the ability to take screenshots and a promise that video recording would arrive at a later date.

A tweet from the game's official account confirms that you'll be able to save the past 30 seconds of your journey via the Capture Button.

Nintendo Insider is reporting that the latest update went out yesterday for Nintendo Switch owners.

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Today Nintendo announced with a press release that the Switch has once more topped the NPD figures for the month of September, ranking as the best selling current-generation hardware in the United States. All of that data, however, will be immediately deleted from the source console. Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds then gets saved in an Album, from which uses can trim the beginning and end of each clip and post to Facebook or Twitter. One such reason is illustrated expertly by Nintendo in the image above: If multiple people have profiles on a single Switch console, and one of those people gets their own console, that person will probably want to move their data to the new console.

Nintendo Switch aims to continue its momentum into the holidays, with the launches of Fire Emblem Warriors on October 20, Super Mario Odyssey on October 27, DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Game Studios on November 10 and November 17, respectively, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on December 1.

Pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop.

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An update for Nintendo Switch this week adds video capture capabilities and save data transfer, but Nintendo quietly included another feature to the system in version 4.0.0.

Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists to your Nintendo Switch console's Friend List. If it doesn't, you can manually download the update by heading to the System Settings app, going to System, and selecting System Update.

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