Nintendo Switch Update Adds Basic Feature Five Years Later
Nintendo Switch’s latest system update has added a basic feature other consoles have had for a while. It took only half a century.
The Nintendo Switch was released in 2017. It is undeniably the best console in terms of portability, variety and overall versatility. It has the worst and most uninspired UI of any console.
Since 2005, players have had to choose between black or white home screens. This is it. Perhaps you were looking for themes that feature some of Nintendo’s most loved characters and locations. Keep dreaming.
The latest update (version 18.104.22.168) is not as exciting, but it does bring some new features. has not added any new features to the latest update (version 14.0.0.)
The patch notes confirm that users can now “group” software into different categories on their home screens. This allows them to organize their favourite gamers by genre or style, and also declutter the screen.
You can create as many as 100 groups with 200 titles each. It is possible to group games by developer, franchise, genre or hours played. It’s easy to set up, but you can also group games by developer, franchise, or hours played – it’s entirely up to you.
In an update, Nintendo added basic Bluetooth functions last September. It’s now grouped folders. We may never know. Perhaps 2023 is the year that we get these custom themes. I can dream.