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Yesterday, Nintendo of America released a statement saying it was unable to confirm the new character Piranha Plant was corrupting save data in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here's the message below:

We are aware that some users are posting about possible issues with the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update. After extensive testing, Nintendo has not been able to confirm that there is an issue, although we will continue to investigate and monitor the situation.

It left users who had been affected by this problem scratching their heads. After some ongoing detective work, it appears as if the cause of this issue might have been narrowed down.

According to a Reddit thread, the problem may be linked to select SD cards, rather than the game itself. YouTube channel GameXplain followed this up, saying it wasn't 100 percent definitive, but it might be to do with a particular model of a counterfeit SD card. To be precise, the knock-off version of the Samsung 256GB EVO Select Memory Card. Listen to the full explanation in the video below:

Reddit user rynoweiss claimed this theory was incorrect after encountering the same problems with a verified version of this exact card:

"I'm having issues with my card, and mine was verified as authentic using Samsung's Memory Card Authentication Utility, and verified as having no bad blocks using h2testw."

Here's the apparent proof:

Samsung Card
Image: rynoweiss

Have you encountered this problem yourself? Are you enjoying playing as Piranha Plant? Tell us below.

[source resetera.com, via reddit.com]