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Turns out not every game will support cloud saves on Switch

September 07, 2018 1 min read

When we first got details about Nintendo's upcoming "Switch Online" service, one of the promises was cloud saving for "most Nintendo Switch games". While it may have been naive to assume that Nintendo was just being cheeky, I honestly didn't think the company would put limitations on which games users could backup data for. Turns out I'm just an idiot, though, as Nintendo has now finally confirmed that not every game will allow for cloud saves.

Earlier this morning, a user on ResetEra noticed that the official website for Splatoon 2's Starter Edition noted, "This game does not support Save Data Cloud backup". Going further, Ars Technica did a search for that exact phrasing with a limit to Nintendo.com and pulled up a number of other games with the same description.

According to that search, the following games will not support cloud save backup:

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