A new firmware update for the Nintendo Switch is now available and it offers a whole host of changes and new features for players to enjoy. From being able to transfer saves, to a new sorting system all together, here's what you can expect from version 8.0 for the Switch. 

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

The latest update also included controller support as well. With the rumors floating around about Nintendo releasing an updated version of the Nintendo Switch later this year, the massive changes do make sense for the current model. Unfortunately, it seems like Nintendo isn't completely sold on folders quite yet, but the new sorting feature should help players out exponentially.