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Topic: Transferring games to a new switch

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todayanalyze

I wanted to buy the new mario odyssey game digitally but I quickly realised my switch is packing up (I bought it pre owned) and is prone to breaking soon (maybe). If i bought mario digitally and my switch breaks, is there any way i can transfer the game to another switch possibly by transferring the sd card? or should I just buy the hard copy?

many thanks

todayanalyze

link3710

@todayanalyze As long as you're switch is still functioning, you can transfer all saves and games over to the new switch with the transfer utility in the settings. If your Switch breaks, you're game purchases are tied to your Nintendo Account, so you can transfer them over, but the saves are lost. The saves are stored locally though, regardless of if you have a hard copy or not.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/10/video_nintendo_shows...

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