Unlike, Sony and Microsoft, who have Cloud saving technologies on their latest consoles, the Nintendo Switch has no way for the user to back up their save files at present. This has caused some growing concern for users who have put a lot of time into games on the console,
The latest Switch update has allowed the ability to transfer accounts from one console to another, however this does not protect save data in the case of hardware failure or accidental deletion of the files.
In an interview with Mashable, Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about this concern, to which he responded with:
“You’re talking to someone who has completed 120 Shrines, and I think I’m at 400 Korok seeds and growing in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So I understand what it’s like putting a lot of time into content, and the thought of that content not being there.
We’re aware of the concern. Certainly, Nintendo is a consumer-oriented company [and] we want to make our consumers happy. We’re aware of the concern and it’s an area we’re going to continue working on to make sure that we can alleviate some of those consumer fears of having a content-based issue.
Because of the type of platform we have — it’s something that is on the go as well as connected in the home environment — there are some added complications. It’s not as simple as a piece of hardware that never moves and is always connected in an online environment.”
It is good to know that the problem has been acknowledged, however, how it will be addressed is still unknown at this point.