Nintendo Switch Update 4.0 Lets You Transfer Save Data

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Though neither feature is flawless just yet, it's definitely a step in the right direction for the Switch, which was certainly feature-poor on launch. We also like that pressing the Capture button saves the previous 30 seconds, which takes the worry out of trying to predict when something worth sharing might occur.

Frustratingly, though, only a few Switch games support this cool little feature off the bat. In June, Nintendo revealed that the Switch had sold 4.7 million units worldwide so we can probably safely assume that the total sales are at least 5 million units sold worldwide if not more.

The Switch's 4.0 update is live now.

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As successful as the Nintendo Switch has been, the hybrid console has had some growing pains. All of that data, however, will be immediately deleted from the source console. The system then automatically saves the past 30 seconds to the console's album.

I mean, there's a lot of ancillary stuff that Nintendo could do to catch up to other consoles.

It's now not available in all Nintendo Switch games, just first party exclusives like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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12 new user icons have been added to the system menu for user profiles, including additional icons from Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

For a full list of the changes, check here for the patch notes issued by Nintendo. That should make the update process easier for people with limited internet connections, for example, and guarantee people can play games with friends. Players have noticed that updated systems will now detect wireless headsets - as long as they're connected over USB.

If you want to check what version your console is running, head to the System section of settings and you'll see Current Version under System Update.

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