Nintendo Finally Add Video Capture & Save Transfer To The Switch

Video capture... providing it's 30 seconds or under.

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The latest edition of the Nintendo Switch firmware (version 4.0.0) brings some much needed features to the console; data transfers and video capture. These have been staples in the Switch's rivals for a while now, with the Xbox and PS4 featuring such selling points from launch.

However, although the Switch now has these features, they aren't the same as the ones available on the PS4 and the Xbox One.

For example, the video capture only allows you to record up to 30 seconds of gameplay, and then only upload or share it on Facebook or Twitter. The feature also only works with four games; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2.

The save transfer also only works if you have your original Switch with you when you want to transfer data (so if you lose your Switch, your data will still be lost). This works by moving user profiles and saved game data from one console to another, with the original being wiped in the process. A useful feature, but it is a far cry from being able to freely back up data onto external memory card, or the Cloud - features that fans have been clamouring for from the Switch's launch.