Cloud saves for Nintendo Switch games were a long overdue addition but the launch of Nintendo Switch Online finally enabled you to back up your save data online. For a portable system that can be easily dropped, stolen or left on the bus, it was arguably an essential feature that should have been there from the very beginning, but better late than never, huh?
Before this (and currently, if you're not subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online), save data remained tied the console itself (unless you transferred it manually or performed a System Transfer to move all your data to a new Switch, of course). Unfortunately, not all games are compatible with the service due to concerns over potential cheating. In this day and age it's curious that there isn't a better solution than to remove the feature entirely, but there's a growing selection of titles which don't support Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves, and it includes some big first-party titles.
Below is a list of all the titles that are incompatible with its Nintendo Switch Online Cloud Save feature and can't have their save data backed up in the cloud. All of the following games have been verified via our personal library or the Switch eShop:
We'll update this list as and when more games that don't support Nintendo Switch cloud saves come to light.