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Nintendo Switch update brings video capture support

So, if you lose or damage that Switch.you're still out of luck.

An update for Nintendo Switch this week adds video capture capabilities and save data transfer, but Nintendo quietly included another feature to the system in version 4.0.0. With the latter, however, there's a big asterisk attached. 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. This means that if you managed to do something unbelievably cool, you can quickly pop into your Album and ensure that you've got the video evidence to prove it.

And finally, there are now new profile icons to choose from based on characters from Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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The Switch looks set to continue shifting hardware and software at this rate too, with a line-up featuring Fire Emblem Warriors, Super Mario Odyssey, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 arriving between now and the end of November.

Switch update 4.0 now allows video capture, so clips of games can be shared from the system.

We can only hope this feature rollout is a hint of more functionality in the future. There is also now a pre-purchase option available for certain games on Nintendo's eShop for the Switch.

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For a full list of the changes, check here for the patch notes issued by Nintendo.

Once an updated has been downloaded, you'll be asked if you want to install it via a notification.

Until now, once a user launched a game on a system he or she had to stuck with it. This is also where you can do a manual update. That should make the update process easier for people with limited internet connections, for example, and guarantee people can play games with friends.

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