The best capture card for Nintendo Switch

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The best capture cards for Nintendo Switch provide an easy way to record gameplay on your console. They're a reliable and efficient way to share your gaming footage online without lags or interruptions, and they're also a great option if you need to edit the footage first. 

The Nintendo Switch has no way of recording in-game footage, only capturing images, and it doesn't support direct live streaming via Twitch or other platforms. So if you want to record your gameplay, you'll need a capture card with quality software and a PC to hook it up to (or an Xbox One console, see the FAQs to learn more about streaming and using capture cards).

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Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.

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