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More than six months after the Switch’s launch, Nintendo still shows no public interest in giving players the ability to externally back up save files on the popular Switch console. “I can’t say there’s a solution coming, but we do hear the message,” Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku in June, the last time the issue was addressed publicly (Nintendo has yet to respond to a request for comment from Ars Technica).
With no signs of help on the horizon from Nintendo itself, many Switch owners are publicly looking to console hackers to add a feature that Nintendo, ironically, seems to have blocked to help prevent such hacking from happening in the first place.
“I LOVE my Nintendo Switch but knowing that one drop might cause me to lose all of my save data is terrifying,” Reddit user Ma_name_is_Jeff writes in a heavily upvoted thread in /r/NintendoSwitch this week.

Another thread, from user 313ctro, recounts how 200+ hours of Breath of the Wild progress was lost to a broken system, echoing the experiences GamesRadar’s Anthony Agnello reported months ago.
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