Nintendo Switch Update 8.0.0 Now Live, Saved Data Transfers Now Possible

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Nintendo has released a new update version 8.0.0 for Nintendo Switch and it brings a multitude of new features to the console. One of the biggest feature highlighting the new update is the ability to transfer saved files between different systems which was not possible earlier. This update will make it much easier for players to switch to newer systems.

Players can use the Transfer Your Save Data feature to transfer the saved games easily to the second console. It cannot be transferred in bulk. Players will be required to transfer one game save at a time. In addition, once the process is complete, the save data will be removed from the first console.

Apart from this, the new update also brings the ability to change the sorting criteria of your Nintendo Switch library. You can now choose different options to sort the games with such as total playtime, last played (default), publisher and game name. This will help players organize their libraries however they want.

The All Software appears on the home screen when there are 13 or more software icons on the Home Menu and it will help players better manage their home screens for more easy access to their titles. It will also give them more customization support. A View All Available News option has also been added for view all News items rather than just the ones you are subscribed to.

The update also adds 15 brand new avatar icons from two of the player favorite franchises. Players can pick their new avatar from the new lineup of avatars from Splatoon 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World. Nintendo adds new avatars with nearly every update so this is not a new thing for Nintendo to bring in an update and to be honest, I was really looking forward to some avatars from Yoshi’s Crafted World.

The new update also brings different other things to the console as well however they are more of convenience features. Players can now choose to keep the system in standby all the time while it is plugged in. The UI also has a zoom option now for more accessibility. Added support for Labo VR comes in the update as well. Parents can turn off the VR with a hard off switch within parental controls.

You can check out the complete patch notes for the new update by heading to the official Nintendo Switch website.

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