The Nintendo Switch now lets you organize your games into folders

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The Nintendo Switch was released five years ago, and because it’s a really good console with some really great games, most of us have spent that time hoarding the entire software library. If yours has gotten so big it’s getting difficult to manage in 2022there is something in the latest console firmware update that might help.

Version 14.0.0 has just been released by Nintendo, and while it adds some Bluetooth audio stuff, the main point is the introduction of “Groups”, a new way to organize the home screen of the console. Previously, your most recently played games were laid out in a single horizontal row, and that was basically all the Switch could do.

Now, however, users can group their games into folders however they want and then name them however they wish. It’s a feature that power users are asking for years now, and now that it’s here, anyone who has enough games to count will find that they can create up to 100 different groups and store up to 200 games in each one.

here is Official Nintendo Patch Notes for group announcements:

Worm. 14.0.0 (Released March 21, 2022)

The “Groups” feature has been added to the All Software menu.

– You can now create software groups to help you organize your software titles.

– Creating groups for different game genres, developers, or whatever you want to organize can make it easier to find the app you want. Up to 100 groups can be created with a maximum of 200 titles per group.

– The button to switch to the “All software” screenn is displayed only when there are 13 or more software title icons on the system.

And here’s how they work. Start by creating a group :

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Then you choose the games you want to include:

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Once you’ve made your selections, you can arrange the order in which they appear:

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Then you name the group:

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And there you have it now have a playgroup:

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This is of course how devices like smartphones have worked for over a decade, but hey, better to have it in 2022 than never to have it at all.

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