Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be receiving a function to allow users to transfer users and save data to another Nintendo Switch console “later this year.”

The news comes from the official UK website for the game, which states that “[New Horizons] does not currently support the ability to transfer your save file from one Nintendo Switch console to another. However, a function specific to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to move users and save data to another console is planned for later this year.”



This comes alongside a notice repeating that the ability to use Save Data Cloud functionality through Nintendo Switch Online isn’t supported in the game, but an alternative service to be used in the event of console “failure, loss or theft” will be made available later this year, as well.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches worldwide on March 20th, 2020.

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  1. Sunny says:

    I bought the game right when it came out and played it every day since then until my Switch decided to break on me and was absolutely nonusable. I sent it in and it came back repaired with the notice that the motherboard had broken and was replaced. Had I had the opportunity to save my Animal Crossing save data to that CloudService I wouldn’t have to start from scratch.

    Meanwhile, while my regular Switch was in repair, I didn’t wanna miss out on playing the game and got myself a Switch Lite. Playing one month with it, it started to get a variation of the Joy-Con drift issue. I contacted Customer Support with the outcome of having to send it in. But without the option to save and retrieve my sava data for Animal Crossing I sure as hell will not send it in.
    By not giving us the Save Data Cloud service for Animal Crossing regular players are put on a disadvantage just for the sake of some cheaters.

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