Fix: Can’t record on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is an excellent portable gaming console where you can enjoy a variety of 2D and 3D games. The console comes with a controller set attached on both sides which allows you to play your favorite Nintendo games anywhere. many players wish to record their gameplay on this console. However, the screen capture feature in Nintendo Switch has some limitations, due to which some players are not being able to record their screens. Read further to know how to fix this issue!

Fix: Can’t record on Nintendo Switch

The Video recording feature in the Nintendo Switch console is only for system menu version 4.0.0 or higher software.  If you are not being able to capture a video of your gameplay on Nintendo Switch, then your console device may be running on an outdated system software that does not support the video recording feature. So the first solution will be to download and install the latest Nintendo software. If your switch device fails to install the latest software update version then the device is outdated and you need to replace it with a new device to get the video recording feature in it.

The Capture Button in the Nintendo Switch console

It is essential to know that the video capture feature in the Switch console is compatible with selected software titles for the time being. These titles are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey. More titles will be compatible with this feature soon. So if you are trying to record the gameplay video for any other software titles apart from the mentioned ones then the feature will not work even if you have the latest software version.

How to record the screen in Nintendo Switch

It is a simple task to record your gameplay while playing on the Nintendo Switch console. Here’s a guide that will help to learn how to capture gameplay on the Switch console.

  • Launch your console device. Press and hold the Capture button to record the last 30 seconds of the gameplay. The normal recording is limited to 30 seconds only.
  • If you wish to record longer or stream your gameplay on the internet then you will be needing a capture card.

For the time being Nintendo only allows recording 30 seconds of the gameplay. However, in the future, they may extend this time depending on the demands of the Nintendo fans.