Animal Cross: New Horizons Has Confusing Save Systems

Nintendo does a lot of things well but the way they do things when it comes to games like Pokémon Sword and Shield and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is a shame.

On the Animal Crossing: New Horizons website you’ll find news about the game, what stands out is the fact that for each copy of the game, one island will be allowed. What the means is that if you and your sibling or your spouse want to share – too bad. That’s not even the worst part about this tidbit.

What’s even worse is that there is no way to backup your save file, even if you pay for Nintendo Switch Online. You can’t even transfer your save file to a Nintendo Switch Lite. Pokémon Sword and Shield allows a user to transfer but you can’t keep more than one copy on a system so you’ll end up transferring between systems every time you play at home or in public.

Nintendo is working on another save solution because people are pissed that they can’t transfer their files and I understand why. Nintendo needs to loosen up a bit but I don’t see that happening. Instead, we now have to wait for them to figure out and solve a problem they have created.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on March 20, 2020.