Nintendo Online will keep your saves 180 days after subscription ends

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  1. nekojosh
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    Nintendo has given a statement to IGN stating that Switch Online service will keep save files for up to 180 days (6 months) after subscription ends.

    "If a Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, users won’t be able to access their Save Data Cloud backups. However, Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups," the Nintendo spokesperson said.

    Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/09...-after-your-switch-online-subscription-lapses
     
  2. radicalwookie

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    Thats good to hear.
     
  3. DKB

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    Good. Because instantly deleting it was just a dumb fucking idea.
     
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    100% agree!
     
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    Where the buffalo roam.
    Well I mean all gaming media published articles right before the NSO launch talking about how it deletes instantly, so the damage has already been done
     
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    Feel like this should be a newsworthy post if the last thread about cloud save expiry was one.
     
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    And yet, they couldn't be arsed to tell this to use earlier, why? Laziness as usual.
     
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    Well on the NoA page, in the FAQ about it, it said saves may not be deleted right away. However, after I linked that, nobody paid attention to it, at all. Just continued outrage. Although, they did not give a timeline as to how long saves would remain.

    Note: Their FAQ has changed since I made the post - it now says 180 days.
     
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    Had they actually not been so vague, they could have avoided all this.
     
  11. Hozu

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    Eh, the problem was, NoE specifically said the saves wouldn't be kept. Of course, nobody bothered to even consider that the two were saying different things, or perhaps why NoE would have to do things differently (ie. potentially due to EU laws being much better for the consumer).
     
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    Well they sure screwed the pooch, go fig.
     
  13. thorasgar

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    I sure as hell don’t Trust N to keep them for 180 days.
     
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