According to a post on the Nintendo Switch subreddit, the back of the German box for the new entry supposedly reveals it won’t be possible to transfer data between two separate Switch consoles. Here’s a look (thanks, Rocco_Morrashow):
Obviously, if you’ve played an Animal Crossing game in the past, you’ll know it demands a lot of your time. So if this is in fact true – it means you won’t be able to carry your save file across to newer systems.
Fingers crossed this doesn’t turn out to be the case, else there’s nothing to protect your save file. Nintendo has already confirmed the upcoming Switch release won’t be compatible with cloud backups either, in order to avoid manipulation of time.
How would you feel about not being able to transfer your save / user data to another system in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Share your thoughts below.