It seems that Nintendo has inadvertently tipped their hand with their new console, the Switch. While the console is selling well, along with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has had its share of problems (games not being compatible with the Pro Controller for one). Now, we have information about a possible update to the Nintendo Switch that may be coming in the future.
Reddit user Patsuann had some problems with his Nintendo Switch. Problems that required sending it in to Nintendo for repair. Sucks, but it happens from time to time.
Upon receiving his Nintendo Switch back from repair, Patsuann realized his save file for Zelda: Breath of the Wild was missing. This is common place too with console repair: to see the system wiped and all data lost. That is not where this story ends though.
Patsuann noticed a cloud save like image on his system when picking Zelda to play (evidenced in the above video). Clicking it allowed him to download his game save and continue playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
This is interesting for many reasons, particularly since the Nintendo Wii the company has claimed all content is locked to the console. If there will be, or is, an option to move data between Switch consoles then Nintendo has finally listened to gamers.
There is no way to know if this will/would work with DLC that you have purchased within games and then change consoles. Probably would as that should be kept track of separate from the console and as part of the account used to make the purchase.
Unfortunately, this option is probably only available to those that have had their console worked on by Nintendo. That would be a very “Nintendo” thing to do. Hopefully, we will see this cloud saving/cross console migration of data popup in a future update.