Nintendo Switch gets a cool, new update that it should have got at launch

New firmware update adds long-overdue feature

Nintendo Switch OLED model
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Nintendo has rolled out a new update that finally adds a long-overdue feature that Switch players have been requesting since the console launched way back in early 2017. 

As part of system firmware version 14.0, players now can create folders (known as "groups") to help organise their Nintendo Switch library of games. Up to 100 groups can be created with a max of 200 titles per folder being available. The new update can be downloaded now. 

To find the new feature, boot up your Nintendo Switch and scroll all the way to the right to find the "All Software" button. Note: you must have 12 games minimum to be able to access this. Once within, you should find that groups can be accessed by pressing the L button. From here, you can arrange your library into whatever selection you please. 

A guide (opens in new tab) has been uploaded by Nintendo for further information.  

Nintendo Swich new groups update

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Nintendo Switch groups - Mario games

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It's a handy feature for anyone (like myself) that likes to organise all their games in one particular place. Instantly, I'm thinking it would be useful for all of the Pokémon titles I have stored on the device. That said, you can already filter all games by title, publisher, most recently played as well as by longest and shortest play time, so I'm not sure how much use this will actually get out of me. Still, I'll take it. 

Alongside the new groups feature, Nintendo has adjusted the volume of Bluetooth audio devices, something it introduced in its firmware version 13.0 release. The Bluetooth audio device must support AVRCP profiles for these changes to apply.

More recently, Nintendo added a Missions & Rewards section that gives Nintendo Switch Online subscribers the chance to redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points, which can then be spent on free rewards. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also received its first major update in years, introducing a eight new tracks.  

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