Nintendo Switch update: SHOCK news could have BIG impact on future of console

 owners tend to play more in handheld mode than on TV, according to a new report.

Nintendo revealed the news during its latest financial earnings call, where the Switch continues to impress.

The Nintendo report (via Eurogamer) breaks usage down into three categories, and measures play style based on whether owners play a certain way more than 80% of the time.

An impressive 30% of users play almost exclusively in handheld mode, compared to around 18% who play solely on TV.

The remaining users split their time between TV and handheld mode.

It’s an interesting statistic that proves the Nintendo Switch’s versatility is part of its appeal.

And who knows, if handheld mode continues to be the most popular play style, maybe we’ll see a portable-only Nintendo Switch in the future.

The news comes as Nintendo seemingly adds the finishing touches to its Virtual Console service on Switch.

Nintendo has just released a new update that adds Gamecube controller support for the Switch.

The recently released update 4.0.0 lets users use classic Gamecube controllers via USB.

This will almost certainly be followed by Gamecube games on the Virtual Console when it launches next year.

You can check out some of the most anticipated Gamecube Virtual Console games above…

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0.0 is also good news for fans of Super Mario Odyssey.

Among other things, the latest Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and save transfers.

There’s even a Super Mario Odyssey surprise or two hidden within the profile menu.

Video capture isn’t available in all Nintendo Switch games, just first party exclusives like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.