Animal Crossing New Horizons has been updated to a new version which finally allows the player the ability to transfer their Island to another Nintendo Switch.
In the past, a player who has created the Island wasn’t able to transfer their save data to another Nintendo Switch. It was only possible if done through cloud save which was released in the July 2020 update.
The latest update is unique in that sense that it allows native save transfers thus making it easier to transfer Islands between two different Nintendo Switch systems. First, you will need a Nintendo Switch and at least two copies of the game, or just one if you are sharing accounts across two different Nintendo Switch consoles.
Alternatively, you can also transfer your whole profile data to another Nintendo Switch by following the steps shared by Nintendo, however, it only applies if you are transferring your complete profile. Keep in mind that your Island or Resident will no longer be available on the source system as per Nintendo.
You can also use the Island Backup option to keep a backup of your Animal Crossing New Horizons Island and save data in case of emergency.
This is a better method to transfer save data instead of Cloud Saves. You should be able to transfer your saved data easily and continue your journey in case you are selling your Nintendo Switch or sending it for repairs.
The game is available now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.