Nintendo President Hints At Cloud Saves For The Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch owners were upset at the fact Nintendo Switch game data would save on the internal storage of the device. They’re unable to transfer or back up the data on an external microSD. This means all the storage is stuck on the Nintendo Switch for better or worse. In a recent interview with Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, there were hints of cloud saves coming to the Switch.
When asked whether cloud saves to the Nintendo network would be a solution to backing up data he said “[w]ouldn’t that be wonderful? Stay tuned.” So the ability to cloud save games may come in a future update. It’s likely to come around the time Nintendo starts charging players to use the online features. Then they’d be able to weed out users who don’t want to pay for the premium features that they’re going to offer.
Having cloud saves of games could also provide users with the ability to switch between devices. The games available on the Switch are often on other platforms or systems, which makes it hard for gamers to play on their phone or DS. It would also mean data is backed up in case the Switch is lost, stolen or broken. We know how often devices can break or need to hard reset because of an update or bug.
The Nintendo Switch is one of the fastest selling consoles to date, but it’s come with a number of bugs and small problems. Not having cloud saves is a small problem which users have been asking for since launch now. There are also hardware problems like the plastic screen scratching
Tell us in the comments below what you think about cloud saves or if you’ve run into any problems with the Nintendo Switch!