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Bayonetta director says the Switch's home screen needs major improvement

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Nintendo Switch (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Hideki Kamiya has taken to Twitter to criticize the Nintendo Switch's home screen.
  • He lamented that there's no way to sort games into folders on the home screen.
  • He also criticized the fact you can't sort game in the sale section of the eShop.

Hideki Kamiya, co-founder of Platinum Games, has taken to Twitter to blast the Nintendo Switch's home screen and its eShop in a series of posts.

As reported by Kotaku, Kamiya lamented the poor design of the Switch's home screen. Kamiya was director of Resident Evil 2 and Bayonetta and is known for not pulling punches when it comes to stuff he doesn't like.

Specifically, he targeted the Switch home screen and the fact that it only shows the thumbnails of a few recently played games, burying the rest of your titles in the all games section. According to Twitter's translation tool, he described the home page as "dung", I'm sure you can work out what he actually meant...

He also criticized the Nintendo eShop due to the fact that you can't sort by price, manufacturer, genre or new arrivals. Finally, he took aim at the fact that there is no function for making folders on the home screen or for sorting.

Other consoles do have the option to sort the home screen using folders, as the report notes even the 3DS had this feature. It brings users increased customizability and also allows you to sort your games into whatever category you'd like, making them easier to find and keep organized.

Do you think the Nintendo needs more features for customizing its Switch home screen, or perhaps a total home screen overhaul? What about Kamiya's suggestion of a sorting function in the eShop? Let us know your own thoughts and experiences with the Nintendo Switch, both in the home screen and the eShop, and share some of the features you'd like to see changed or tweaked in the comments below!

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

2 Comments
  • Not sure why he says eshop games can’t be sorted by price because they can be. The search feature has a way.
  • I just tweaked my homescreen. I have my Switch running Atmosphere though.