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Topic: Why the Nintendo Switch needs SD card save data backup

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LuckyLand

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" piracy was part of the reason why the Dreamcast failed against the PS2"

This is nonsense. Dreamcast failed because nobody trusted Sega anymore and everybody had a lot of fun with PS1 and was excited about PS2 because of that. I'm not even sure if people would have liked DC games. I for example like only Rez. Nobody had any faith on Sega and nobody wanted to take the risk of buying a new Sega console, and I don't even think that Dreamcast games were that great. Sonic Adventure is one of the worst Sonic games I've ever tried.

The fact that Dreamcast failed, and the fact that the failure of Dreamcast forced Sega to stop making consoles is only Sega's own fault, they were never able to make a strong and reliable strategy and capitalize on their IPs like Nintendo have always done, that's why Sega failed and Nintendo did not.

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skywake

Part of the reason. I don't think it's a point that should be dismissed lightly that the two consoles that failed so hard they took down companies had issues with piracy. More than their competitors. No CEO of any video game company is going to give up entirely on the fight as you're suggesting Nintendo should.

And I know all of the pro piracy excuses. I've been a peddler of that bs more than most. But when push comes to shove? Companies don't want to lose control of their sales. They have this odd habit of being protective of the sale of products they are producing.....

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LuckyLand

I'm absolutely NOT suggesting that Nintendo should give up entirely on the fight against piracy, as I said I just think that they should balance this fight with the respect that honest customers deserve.
It's not like they must stop any activity against piracy, they just should imo avoid to push things so far to the point that their honest legitimate customers have a worsened experience with the consoles/products they buy.

Also if piracy is so harmful why it didn't such a big damage with both the Wii and the PS1?

I think that expecially today (even more than in the past) gamers that really are passionate about games are the ones who spend the most and make the companies earn the most and those people want to have the original product. Sometimes they even want both the original AND a pirated copy as a backup but still they buy the original game anyway and make the company earn what they deserve.

People who are fine with only the pirated copy are usually people that would not buy games anyway. For them it is not "Buy the original game or get the pirated one" but it is "Get the pirated game or nothing at all because who cares those things are stupid anyway"

I understand that this is not a good thing and it damages somehow Nintendo, but at the same time if Nintendo care more about fighting piracy than the functionality of their consoles and how much enjoyable their consoles are the damage will end up being a lot worse.

They must learn how to balance those things.

Edited on by LuckyLand

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DannyBoi

Here is my view and what I believe Nintendo should do about SD card save backup. Nintendo are absolutley right to stoopiracy and hacking on the Nintendo Switch. However, because they are not allowing SD card backup, it is creating a problem like I and Luckyland have said. If Nintendo allow it, there wouldbe more hacking/piracy,how bad is impossible to say. If they keep on not allowing it, people will continue to complain, even ahen cloud save comes. Now, if Nintendo were to allow it, like Luckyland said, they would need to find a balance. In my opinion and what I believe Nintendo should do is this: Nintendoshould add SD card save backup in a sytsem update. As for how copying save data to an SD card would work is that you would go to where your save data is stored then select the save data you want to copy( like Lego City Undercover) and then select copy which would then copy it to the SD card. The data that you copy to the SD card would then be tied to your Nintendo Network account which would then only allow it to be used on a console with your account. And as for how to prevent hacking/piracy when SD card backupis allowed, the save data should be encrypted and not allowed to be modified if the SD card is inserted into a computer. And if the SD card is inserted into a console with any code or programme that is not recognised by the console, then you get a permanent account ban or your console breaks. I hope you likemy suggestion and please comment.

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DannyBoi

And if I am wrong saying that Nintendo should add SD card backup to the Nintendo Switch, then I accept.

Edited on by DannyBoi

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Alantor28

Somebody lock this thread before it gets out of hand.

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DannyBoi

@Alantor28 You might be rightXD!

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stevep

What surprises me is the people here that are claiming that nobody would back up a save game anyway, like it would take too much effort. How about you lose your Zelda save with over 100 hours of gameplay and see how much effort if takes to get back to that point?

Some people are just too lazy to backup and then complain when something happens.

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TheSkillMythos

Nintendo is actually the only multi-billion dollar game system company that doesn't offer a way to back up saves for free. Xbox allows you to back up your saves for free into the cloud, and Sony lets you back up your saves for free onto a USB thumb stick flash drive. You have to pay to back up your saves into the cloud on the Switch, and you can't back up your saves onto an external device. Even then, your cloud saves are wiped when your subscription ends, while Sony gives you a 6-month grace period to get your saves out.

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Matroska

Well, you can do it with homebrew... but then you run the risk of being banned from online if you connect. If you don't go online, I'd recommend it. It takes about 5 minutes to do.

Matroska

SwitchForce

Matroska wrote:

Well, you can do it with homebrew... but then you run the risk of being banned from online if you connect. If you don't go online, I'd recommend it. It takes about 5 minutes to do.

Stop trying to get user of Switch banned. Your the reason Gamers get a bad rap.

What I said before and now is for Nintendo to come up with a PC based software to back completely your Switch. And allow you to offload your Switch when you upgrade or trade your Switch in so you can restore your data back to the new Switch as though nothing happened and power on and keep gaming. Using HomeBrew is consider Hacking it shouldn't be mentioned here at all and any mention should be delete by MODs and user directed to read Forum Rules about talking about Hacking is not permitted.

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