Nintendo Switch 4.0.0 Update Adds Video Capture

Also brings the much requested ability to transfer save and user data between consoles!

By Robert Marrujo:: The latest firmware update to Nintendo Switch, labeled 4.0.0, has brought with it a ton of new and welcome functionality. Here's the official word from Nintendo about what users can expect once their console updates:


  • Video capture for select games
  • New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™ game and The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild game
  • Transfer user profiles and save data to another system
  • Pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has a support site that offers even greater detail as to the nature of the update and all it entails.

The addition of video capture is great, but it's a shame that it's so limited. Perhaps Nintendo is feeling out how much users will take advantage of the feature. It would be delightful if in a future update the feature is expanded upon. Being able to transfer save data and profiles, however, is long overdue and a nice thing to see. With the potential for future hardware variations or even damage to an existing Switch, this sort of functionality is a must in this day and age.

Are you happy with the changes to Switch with this update? What would you like to see changed or improved with the console? Let us know in the comments!

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