Cloud saves are excellent insulation against this circumstance whether one gets there through a lost, bricked or just upgraded console. Which is why both Microsoft and Sony have them, not to mention iOS and Android. And that's why it's so disappointing not to see them yet on the Switch, or to have any timeline for when they might arrive: Nintendo has always had a dodgy relationship with connectivity, and that's on full display here. Lost Switches are bound to happen because that's just the way things go when you have a portable device. Portability should, theoretically, be even more of an impetus to introduce some sort of cloud saving capabilities, but unfortunately, Nintendo lags here. Let's hope that the company gets at least this one section of its online strategy soon.