Switch Save Data Unmovable??

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Skeet1983, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Skeet1983

    Skeet1983 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 22, 2012
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    Somewhere, out there...
    According to an article on IGN, it appears that game save data will be stored internally and can't be transferred/moved to an SD card. To me, this sounds bad as far as hacking potential goes... Thoughts?
  2. ScarletDreamz

    ScarletDreamz [Debug Mode]

    Feb 16, 2015
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    Expected, as the system itself its a mobile/portable system, there is no need to extract the data to a SD card.
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  3. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

    Jul 3, 2010
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    I sure hope the saves are a lot smaller than on the Wii U, my internal memory is about full just with saves.
  4. the_randomizer

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    Nintendo may have learned from their mistakes in allowing exploits.
  5. migles

    migles All my gbatemp friends are now mods, except for me

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    every news about new consoles will have the "hack" word now? i should create a game, like a drinking game about it...

    anyway, i am glad the saves are stored inside the device, no more shit crap about dead sd cards and very lower change of loosing the saves...
    the saved don't take that much... just hope nintendo now doesn't even allow backup of them
  6. xile6

    xile6 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 15, 2006
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    Well i guess they are learning. This is a bit of a downsode since you cant backup your saves and if you run out of internal space yout have to start deleting stuff.
    Wont effect me since i got an sd card so internal will be for saves and external for games.
  7. blujay

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    Very smart for Nintendo. If this does pan out, it will be more difficult for exploits to crop up. Now, like we learned from cubic ninja, there is always potential for a primary exploit. even just to run in userland, we could dump saves and do that kind of stuff.