Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 adds video capture

Randall Craig
October 20, 2017

Along with the ability to record videos, this tasty OS update also introduces Switch to Switch save transfers, game pre loads on the eShop and even gives the console's News Feed a brand new look too. Though neither feature is ideal just yet, it's definitely a step in the right direction for the Switch, which was certainly feature-poor on launch.

However, the most interesting part appears around the 2:50 minute of the video, when the user enters the options menu of the game and you can clearly see the right option of motion controls.

By holding the capture button, players can record the previous 30 seconds and save the replays to their own albums. But much like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Switch doesn't support bluetooth audio at this point.

Confirmed by multiple sources (and tested in this video from our colleagues at NintendoLife) the Switch now supports USB wireless headphones for both docked and handheld mode.

Nintendo Switch games again occupied multiple spots in the list of best-selling individual games of the month, including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft at No. 7, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 10 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 11.

The Nintendo Switch can now capture 30-second chunks of gameplay for a select number of games thanks to an update that hit the system overnight. Once the transfer profile is completed, all the data associated with the user account you just transferred to the new machine won't be available on the original model. Nintendo now allows certain pre-purchased titles to be downloaded prior to their launch date.

I mean, there's a lot of ancillary stuff that Nintendo could do to catch up to other consoles. This is the first time Switch owners have been able to move save data in any official capacity, as opposed to having save data being completely trapped on a default system, but it's still a far cry from being able to take your console's save files and store them somewhere secure, like a spare SD card or a computer. The option is inside system settings under users.

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