1. Gradon

    Gradon
    Member OP

    Not sure if this has already been posted, can't find anything on it?
    So to keep your saves you have to keep your subscription up and running.

    This is a stark comparison to Sony who keep your Cloud Saves for at least 6 months after your PS+ subscription lapses and Microsoft who offer free Cloud Saves to everyone regardless of subscription status.

    Source

    MOD EDIT:
    Update from Nintendo NA Support Page.

    https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22521/p/897


     
  2. snausages

    snausages
    Member

    Seems pointless to me. I regularly come off and on Plus just to transfer saves across systems.
     
  3. THEVOID

    THEVOID
    Member

    MS doesn't have a cloud saves sub. It's free.
     
  4. Seppala

    Seppala
    Member

    Cloud saves on Xbox isn't locked behind a pay wall. Every save is saved locally and in the cloud.
     
  5. So if it laspe for any reason it's gone? Lol wtf. What a horrible offering. Don't buy this people.
     
  6. Farrac

    Farrac
    Member

    Christ...
     
  7. Jake2byFour

    Jake2byFour
    Member

    Awfully dumb.
     
  8. mindsale

    mindsale
    Member

    Can’t wait for my card to expire and my saves to delete between renewals.
     
  9. silva1991

    silva1991
    Member

    This sounds awful.
     
  10. Boiled Goose

    Boiled Goose
    Member

    It has serious issues but there's no alternative and it's 20 bucks a year. So yeah...
     
  11. Noppie

    Noppie
    Member

    I'll decide that for my own thank you very much.
     
  12. R dott B

    R dott B
    Member

    Cloud saves behind a paywall is a terrible thing.
     
  13. I guess I'll look into homebrew to protect my Xenoblade 2 save, then. WTF Nintendo.
     
  14. tyraniboah

    tyraniboah
    Member

    Well that’s dumb
     
  15. Nappael

    Nappael
    Member

    No way to locally back up your save games without hacking.
    Need to pay for cloud saves.
    Cloud saves are lost if you ever let your subscription end.

    What a fucking joke of an offering. At least hacking is a thing, thanks Nvidia for the exploit.
     
  16. PepsimanVsJoe

    PepsimanVsJoe
    Member

    Why is Nintendo so bad at this?
     
  17. What the fuck, Nintendo?
     
  18. Sebastopa

    Sebastopa
    Member

    Awful if true, I would expect for them to at least keep the saves for a limited time like Sony does.
     
  19. Bouniter

    Bouniter
    Member

    Good Job Nintendo you are killing it with your online service

    Yes this is sarcasm.

    And you guys said it "wasn't as bad as we feared".
     
  20. SG-17

    SG-17
    Community Resettler Member

    This entire thing is a fucking farce. What the hell is wrong with Nintendo?

    It's making me seriously reconsider getting a Switch next tax season.
     
  21. noomi

    noomi
    Member

    This is so stupid. Why?
     
  22. Ebtesam

    Ebtesam
    Member

    that's really pointless for some people atleast Sony keep it for half a year and MS didn't put it behind a pay wall....
     
  23. FiXalaS

    FiXalaS
    Member

    They are trusting whoever is handling this too much, fire em Nintendo.
     
  24. Raide

    Raide
    Member

    Wait, they erase your saves if your sub drops? Yeesh. Is there a way to back up saves just in case?
     
  25. Ōkami Haundo

    Ōkami Haundo
    Member

    I can definitely see this biting someone in the ass if their Switch broke and the sub expired before they bought a new one.
     
  26. Windu

    Windu
    Member

    lol ffs Nintendo
     
  27. Plinko

    Plinko
    Member

    They need to have a grace period. That's pretty dumb.
     
  28. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx
    Member

    L
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    wut
     
  29. Jawmuncher

    Jawmuncher
    Crisis Dino - Snake is in Smash Moderator

    Imagine accidentally forgetting to pay and losing all your saves forever.
     
  30. Biske

    Biske
    Member

    Eh, it's not as if they cant reevaluate this and add some gap time.

    The price point is so low the amount I give a shit about this is also low.

    Lots of leeway for them to address things.
     
  31. radicalsix

    radicalsix
    Member

    And there's no way to back up saves locally right? Cause damn.
     
  32. Nappael

    Nappael
    Member

    The switch does not provide any other way of backing up your save games.

    Except for homebrew, thank god.
     
  33. J-Skee

    J-Skee
    Member

    So if your card expired that you would normally use to renew your subscription, for example, they won't give you a grace period? And you still can't do offline backups to an SD card or flash drive?
     
  34. citrusred

    citrusred
    Member

    Well there goes any chance of me paying for that.
     
  35. ShinobiBk

    ShinobiBk
    Member

    They're still saved locally on your Switch
    Basically don't break your Switch and let your subscription lapse at the same time and you should be good
     
  36. Krysuk

    Krysuk
    Member

    Yeah Sony what are you thinking?
     
  37. Ruslnis

    Ruslnis
    Member

    What's next? Voice chat exclusive to the mobile app?
     
  38. Toumari

    Toumari
    Member

    Nintendo Online just keeps getting better by the day.
     
  39. PepsimanVsJoe

    PepsimanVsJoe
    Member

    Once you transfer save data to the cloud service, Nintendo gets to hold it hostage for as long as you continue to pay.
    I suppose you could always transfer the saves back, but that just defeats the purpose.

    Baffling. Truly baffling.
     
  40. mute

    mute
    Member

    The absolute bare minimum
     
  41. 1080peace

    1080peace
    Member

  42. Seik

    Seik
    Member

    Fuck I just realized I lost all my PS4 backup. :(
     
  43. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
    Member

    Egad
     
  44. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan
    Member

    Damn it!
    Please give us a real backup option, without needing online.
     
  45. labpleb

    labpleb
    Member

    cool
     
  46. Sojiro

    Sojiro
    Member

    Well this continues to be shitty. I mean, i'll have to put up with it because I regularly play my games online, and don't want to lose that feature, but in no way is it justified for Nintendo (or any of the 3 imo) to make you pay to play games online, no matter how many "perks" they throw at you.
     
  47. Papercuts

    Papercuts
    Member

    this online system brehs
     
  48. Karspankey

    Karspankey
    Member

    I already lost my saves twice on Switch because of how shit they are at everything besides games, so I guess I'm used to this by now

    JUST FUCKING HIRE SOMEONE

    USE THE INTERNET

    COPY MICROSOFT OR SONY FFS
     
  49. Nappael

    Nappael
    Member

    Just because Sony also does it, doesn't make it a good thing.

    Other platforms get free cloud saves you know, and it works great.
     
  50. Ebtesam

    Ebtesam
    Member

    what? don't say you haven't Sub for a year ?

    but i think Sony Does not erase your Cloud Saves just locked them