The Nintendo Switch has got off to a great start but it’s suffering from a major problem: if you’re unfortunate enough to break the device, all your save files will die with it.
This means if you’ve invested a considerable amount of time playing games such as “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and happen to break the console, all your progress will be lost forever.
The Nintendo Switch has a far greater chance of being broken too, for one it’s a portable home console, and it is also aimed at young gamers, making it all the more susceptible to accidental drops.
Nintendo is the only company that hasn’t been able to come up with a way to secure your save files in case of the console being broken. Both Sony and Microsoft has figured out a simple way: cloud saves. This means your game save files are all stored in a cloud server and can be easily retrieved in case you need to use a new device.
For reasons best known to Nintendo, it neither allows you to save your progress on a cloud server nor does it allow you to back up your save files to a microSD card. Weird.
What’s even worse is the fact that Nintendo seems to be dodging this serious issue. Reggie-Fils-Aime gave a bizarre response when asked about the same:
I can’t say there’s a solution coming, but we do hear the message
This is very disheartening because it seems to suggest that a solution is unlikely to arrive anytime soon, for a problem which is both a reality and one that can be easily fixed if Nintendo wishes.