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Nintendo Switch users can group their games into folders with the 14.0.0 update

Nintendo Switch Folders
Nintendo Switch Folders (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • The Nintendo Switch has been criticised for omitting customization features present on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • Nintendo recently announced that players can now sort their games into "Groups" by a self-determined theme.
  • Players can create up to 200 groups, with up to 100 titles per group.

Despite the Nintendo Switch being one of the best-selling consoles, fans have not let up on their criticisms of Nintendo. Players were disappointed to see that themes and folders that made the Nintendo 3DS so beloved were not present upon the launch of the Switch. Only a black or white theme are available at the time of this writing, and players previously had to sift through a long list of games to find the one they were looking for.

Nintendo did decide to give their consumer base some of what they want, as explained in a recent tweet.

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Players can now sort their games into Folder— uhh, Groups, choosing how to sort them into each folder and giving them a name. Players can create up to 200 groups, with up to 100 titles per group. Users must update their console's software to version 14.0.0 before being able to use the Groups function. By going to the "All Software" list at the far right of the HOME menu, users can press the L button to view and create new groups.

Whether themes will come to the system is yet unknown, but we'll be sure to update you when that happens.

Nadine Dornieden
Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.