Its no big surprise that Nintendo Switch is really trying to stay with the other big dogs in the pack. Xbox One has things like Capture mode – which PS4 just recently over the past few years also enabled. Xbox One and PS4 also gives its users more custom options so its not really just a console, its YOUR console.
With the Nintendo Switch Update 4.0.0 they are starting to add features that Xbox One and PS4 already has, but its the thought that counts, right?
One of the things I think a lot of people are going to like is the Capture option. The Nintendo Switch Update will allow the gamer to capture a video for up to 30 seconds and then save it to your album on the Switch. You can then edit your video, share it to your friends, share it on social sites like Facebook and Twitter and more. You can see the video for this Capture option below.
The other option for the Nintendo Switch Update gives you the ability to transfer data to a brand new system. Mind you, this is more of a permeant move than a regular transfer. Accorcing to the Nintendo Switch Update:
“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.”
The Nintendo Switch Update also adds a few other smaller features like gving the News Feed a new look, allowing players to customize their icons for certain games like Super Mario Odyssey. Last but not least, giving gamers a chance to buy a game from the eShop and pre-loading and pre-buying games.
You check check out the entre list of the Nintendo Switch Update patch notes below.
Added the following system functionality
Capture video on select games
To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
Up to maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
Transfer user and save data to another system
To transfer, head to System Settings > Users > Transfer Your User and Save Data
Pre-purchase option on Nintendo eShop
A pre-purchase option will be available for certain games. This option allows pre-load of the game to your system for quicker play when the game is released.
This feature will be supported by future game releases
News channel updates
The news feed has been updated with a new look.
Unfollowing a channel will remove that channel’s content from the news feed and following the channel again will make it reappear.
Match software version with a group of local users
To create a group, head to the software’s Options > Software Update >
Match Version with Local Users
Everyone’s software will be updated to match the most recent version in the group
All users must be on system menu version 4.0.0 or later to view and join a group
General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:
Changed the specification which hid wireless networks using TKIP security from the network search results. Wireless networks using TKIP security will now display in search results as a grayed-out selection instead of not being displayed
The Nintendo Switch console supports WEP, WPA-PSK(AES), and WPA2-PSK(AES). If your router is using a different security type (e.g. WPA-PSK(TKIP)), you will need to change this security type within your router’s settings.