IGN is reporting today that cloud saves, which are a part of your Nintendo Switch Online subscription, will be saved for up to six months. This means that if you do decide to unsubscribe from the service your saves will be saved for up to six months, which is apparently the same amount of time that Sony keeps your cloud saves for, which are a part of your PlayStation Plus subscription. This seems to be a change of heart from Nintendo, which is good news for Nintendo Switch owners.
“If a Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, users won’t be able to access their Save Data Cloud backups. However, Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups,”
– Nintendo spokesperson speaking to IGN