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Nintendo Is Working On Easier Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite System Transfers

Following the Nintendo Switch Lite reveal, many may be wondering if Nintendo is working on a way to make system transfers easier.
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Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Switch Lite today, a cheaper and more portable alternative to the original hybrid console, and instantly the community was alight with their own takes on the newly revealed design. Some loved the cheaper version for the platform, others didn’t see the point, but one thing is for sure – a lot of people are going to be getting in on this action which means more people wondering about Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite transfers and how it can be made a bit more painless. 

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Right now, system transfers are available but it’s definitely not an easy process. Unlike PlayStation and Xbox, once data is transferred from one unit to another that source data then becomes deleted through the officially sanctioned means of transferring information. Essentially this means a daunting “there can only be one,” which usually is a huge dissuasion from players actually utilizing this functionality. Now, at least, it looks like Nintendo is looking into a more functional process for this, at least according to the newly appointed Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. 

In a recent interview with CNET regarding the current system, Bowser heavily implied that a fix is in the works, saying “Yes, you will have the ability to transfer between devices, your gameplay experiences. More to come on there, but that is the intention.”

So though transfers are currently in place, it looks like a more user-friendly solution is on the horizon. Hopefully, this progress is efficient and becomes available ahead of the September release date for Nintendo’s latest hardware. 

As for the smaller, more portable, Nintendo Switch Lite, you can learn more about the different color options and specs with our previous coverage here. You can also scope out the recently revealed Pokemon edition as well! 

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