Nintendo Switch Video Capture: Yay or Nay?

The Nintendo Switch is the best system Nintendo has ever made. In my short time with the system, I can already see that the skys are anything but a limit for this system. Its design is understated yet sophisticated, and it feels more modern than the underrated Wii U by a long shot. Now it’s actually getting more modern features, putting it in line with the PS4 and Xbox One.

Nintendo recently gave video capturing capability to the Switch, which the other two systems have had for years. Does it matter? For many, sure. I’m not really too arsed one way or the other, but hey! More features are always a great deal.

There are 4 games released that support it, while at least one other is on its way (the grandioso, Italian plumber hat, guaranteed classic-in-making Super Mario Odyssey). I wonder what’s stopping all games from working? Licensing? Nintendo being Nintendo? Something… else? In any case, it’s still cool. Those currently supported games are Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You shouldn’t expect great video quality, especially exporting through Facebook’s murkfest compression, but it gets the job done. If you want 30 second clips to show friends, and you don’t want to invest in pesky, expensive capture cards, it’ll do nicely. Here’s hoping to more support in the future.

Here’s more info on Switch’s newfound video capturing capabilities:¬†https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/nintendo-switch-update-brings-video-capture-and-more

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