Your cloud saves and Nintendo account can't be wiped unless you actually wipe them on purpose... You can lose your Switch tomorrow and as long as you don't have any games that don't support/have cloud saves, nothing will be lost.Just make sure that all games that you care about actually had automatic cloud saving turned on.Trust us, it will happen with time. I'm in Canada and luckily the free replacement program was applicable for me, I had to have 2 sets replaced.
For anyone who's done it, what's the process of jumping to a new Switch like? I'm not sure that I will be able to do a System transfer, so in that case what things do I need to get in order so that my cloud saves/Nintendo account don't get wiped as well?
I have the same one and flew from JFK to Johannesburg without issue.If any of you are interested in a portable power bank but don't want to spend $130 on one, this one is $40 on Amazon ($45 if you're not a Prime member):
I own this and it's gotten me through several international flights no problem.
Seems like Smyth Toys will have it in the next couple of weeks but is store dependent so some may have it now . John Lewis and Game also have no idea when they are expecting stock.
Gotcha. So I should be able to unselect the Switch as my primary device, Format the device/SD card and just get the new one, log myself in, redownload games on to my formatted SD card again and load my saves from the cloud (as long as the games' saves were uploaded).Your cloud saves and Nintendo account can't be wiped unless you actually wipe them on purpose... You can lose your Switch tomorrow and as long as you don't have any games that don't support/have cloud saves, nothing will be lost.Just make sure that all games that you care about actually had automatic cloud saving turned on.
I plan to trade mine in today for a newer version.
Man between the JoyCon wobble elimination and the battery life, I'm extremely tempted to do this.Traded-in my launch day Switch at GameStop this evening. First time I have ever traded in a console before. Paid $92.99 in Pennsylvania, USA.
The Joy-Cons on my launch Switch were always very loose when connected to the console. With the new one there is no more wobble which is fantastic.
My Switch's screen was also scratched on its sides day one due to the dock and it got progressively worse over time. With this Switch I'll use a USB-C extension cable and HORI Playstand and never worry about that again.
Can't comment on the screen differences. Can't comment on the battery life. At the moment I'm re-downloading a ton of software and, sadly, it'll be a while :-/
But for me, I am quite happy to spend the $93 to eliminate the scratches and fix the Joy-Cons. Without a Switch Pro on the horizon, I figured this would be as good as it gets for the foreseeable future.
I believe your Switch photos, videos, etc. are still on your sd card. Unless you PC formatted it. I could be wrong though.Took less than a half hour to transfer. I deleted all saves that were backed up through NSO and left Pokemon Let's Go, Splatoon 2, Fortnite, and Minecraft. I did forget to backup screenshots and videos from the microSD card, but all videos have been uploaded to Youtube and I don't value most of the screenshots I had. Forgot that Switch doesn't like a microSD card from another console, regardless of any transfer of profile.
More of the time spent had to do with signing in with a randomized password and 2FA enabled, and two system updates (one for transferring, another for microSD support). The actual transfer in store of 500MB took about 1-2 minutes. To their credit, the download speed for firmware updates was pretty quick for having supposedly "bad" internet.
Now in the process of downloading software/cloud saves again. Not at home so it will take a while.
You could always buy a month of NSO for safety if you’re really gonna worried about your saves.
yup thats a bummer
i really hope so mate
At Argos, they are expecting new Switch shipments from Nintendo on the 18th and 29th of August. I'd hope that they would be the new models. With it being a catalogue store though, can't see the item until you pay for it.
If you look on the Argos site now the only switch listings they have either come with the Fortnite download items or the £30 voucher.
That's a good point, old Switch items do list the battery length time so it should likely have a new catalogue number. I'm slightly concerned Argos may not set a new number which causes more call complaints for me...If you look on the Argos site now the only switch listings they have either come with the Fortnite download items or the £30 voucher.
I'd assume that the new switch would come under a separate listing to these two! I'll keep an eye out on the 18th, thanks for the info.
The dude at my GameStop had no clue they were out either, my suggestion would be to have them look for that specific red switch box.
Friend's list is tied to your Online Account and not tied to your system.
I literally bought mine less than an hour ago. I didn't do a transfer and just relinked my account and my playtime was restored.I have a weird question about the system transfer process as I am strongly considering picking the new model up for the added battery - when you transfer everything, will the tiles for the games you have on your account (card or digital) still be displayed on the switch menu? Or do they only come back when you re-download digital titles or re-insert cards? I like having all the tiles visible.
Also, do your play time counters come over as well? I know it doesn't really do anything, but I like to see how much I have played certain games.
Uh oh is is like a PSP 3000 or something?