Nintendo Switch cloud save data disappears if you cancel subscription

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Enlarge / Better keep paying for your Switch Online subscription if you want that cloud-based save data to remain accessible.

Nintendo Switch game save data stored in the cloud is only available “as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership.” If you eventually cancel the $20/year subscription, Nintendo is “unable to guarantee that cloud save data will be retained after an extended period of time from when your membership is ended.”