Nintendo Version 8 is More than Your Usual System Update

Nintendo has rolled out a new system update for the Switch and the good news is that this time it’s more than just stability improvements..

This is Firmware Version 8.0.0 and it allows you to sort the order of your software in the “All Software menu”, also a feature I’ve been waiting for ages for the ability to transfer your save data for individual games from one system to another and now you can restrict VR Mode in the Parental Controls.

It doesn’t stop there either as well as new icons to choose from Splatoon 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World there’s also an option to stop the system from waking up in Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected. Yay!! See all the details bellow.

There is also a game update for Nintendo Switch Online this month and here is what was added:

Version 8.0.0 Details

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.

An update for the Joy-Con controllers has also been released

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