However, with a base storage of just 32GB, the vanilla Nintendo Switch model will not be able to store too many games, screenshots or videos, meaning that you may want to invest in a MicroSD card for additional storage.
But if you’ve reached the point where you have too many games and you know you’re not going to be revisiting them anytime soon, an easier option would be to erase some of the game save data files from your Switch. Not only does this free up storage, but it means you can replay your games from the beginning and relive the magic.
Read on to find out the easiest way to delete your game save data on a Nintendo Switch. It’s important to note that once you delete your game save data there is no way to recover it, so make sure you’re happy with your choice before you delete any data.
What you’ll need:
- A Nintendo Switch
The Short Version
- Click on Settings
- Go to Data Management
- Click on Delete Save Data
- Choose the game you want to delete
- Click Delete All Save Data for This Software
- Press Delete Save Data
Click on Settings
Turn on your Nintendo Switch and click on Settings from the menu at the bottom of the screen.
Go to Data Management
Scroll down to Data Management.
Click on Delete Save Data
Scroll down and choose the Delete Save Data option.
Choose the game you want to delete
You will be presented with a list of games that are on your console. Choose the game you want to delete to save data for.
Click Delete All Save Data for This Software
Click on the Delete All Save Data for This Software button to continue.
Press Delete Save Data
Make sure you are happy with your choices and that you have saved your game data on a Micro SD if necessary, and then click the red Delete Save Data button.
No, the game will not be uninstalled from the console but all your game data from the game will be deleted.
No, at the time of writing there is no support for external hard drives on the Nintendo Switch, meaning you will need to use a MicroSD card for expansion.