Major Nintendo Switch Update Now Live, Here’s What Is New

Nintendo Switch Update

The Nintendo Switch has been chugging along since its release over two years ago, and with no signs of slowing down in popularity anytime soon, Nintendo is keeping the goodies coming. Not only have they been announcing a mountain of video games that will be coming to the hybrid console, but they’ve also been rolling out updates to ensure the experience is what it needs to be for each player. Luckily, they’ve introduced a new update that brings with it a host of new features for all to enjoy.

As outlined on the Nintendo website, the update includes new options, icons, and system stability improvements. In addition to this, Nintendo Switch users will now be able to transfer their save data between Switch systems for individual games. To do this, simply head into the System Settings, go to Data Management, and the Transfer Your Save Data option will be found there. Here is what else is new with the 8.0.0 update:

Added the following system functionality:

  • A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu
    • Software can be sorted by time last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher
    • The All Software option displays when there are 13 or more software icons on the HOME Menu
  • A View All Available News option is available within News, allowing you to view all news items currently being distributed
    • Go to News > Channel List > View More
  • Select from 15 new icons from the Splatoon™ 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World™ games for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the HOME Menu > Profile
  • A feature to Transfer Your Save Data is now available, allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems
    • Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data
    • Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes
  • A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings
    • Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON
    • Once enabled, you can use the Zoom feature by pressing the HOME Button twice
  • An option is available to prevent the system from waking from Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected
    • Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected
    • This also applies when undocking your console
  • A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls
    • This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update
    • Go to System Settings > Parental Controls
    • These settings can also be changed from within Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit
  • Hong Kong / Taiwan / South Korea is available for selection in Region
    • Go to System Settings > System > Region
  • The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)
    • Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud
    • Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as the Nintendo Switch continues to evolve, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Have you installed the latest update on your Nintendo Switch console? Excited to finally be able to transfer your save data between systems? Sound off in the comment section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!


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