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Nintendo Switch firmware update 8.0 comes with zoom, new game sorting options, and more

Nintendo Switch hybrid console gets firmware update 8.0 with zoom and more features
Nintendo Switch hybrid console
The latest software update for the Nintendo Switch hybrid game console comes with Save Transfer, which allows players to transfer save data between Switch consoles without an online subscription, a Zoom feature, new game sorting options, and various minor tweaks and fixes. Alongside the console firmware, a controller update has been issued as well.

Nintendo has just unleashed a new firmware update for both the Nintendo Switch hybrid console and its controller. However, the controller's new software does not come with any noticeable changes, so we will focus on the changes that come with the firmware update 8.0 for the Nintendo Switch instead.

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the Nintendo Switch firmware update 8.0 release notes:

  • Sort Software (by time last played, total play time, title, publisher)
  • View All Available News option now available within News
  • Transfer Your Save Data (allows save data to be moved between Nintendo Switch systems without the need of a Switch online subscription, but the data will be removed from the source system upon completion)
  • Zoom feature added to System Settings (press HOME twice to activate)
  • VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction available within Parental Controls
  • a few name changes ("Save Data Cloud Backup" to "Save Data Cloud" and "Transfer Your User and Save Data" to "Transfer Your User Data")

Obviously, the new firmware also includes general stability and performance improvements. The Nintendo Switch has been released back in March 2017 and is still globally available for purchase. As of December 31, 2018, Nintendo had shipped over 32 million units worldwide.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04-16 (Update: 2019-04-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.