Can I continue my save on a new switch with a new game copy

So my dad has a switch which I managed to briefly use to play breath of the wild. However, recently he’s decided to never let the switch out of sight so I’m thinking of saving up for my own console and copy of the game.

The problem is that I want to continue with my progress that I made on his copy. Is there any way that I can get my save file onto a new switch with a new cartridge for the game?

Answer

Yes you can. You will need both Switches.

From the Nintendo Help pages:

On the source console:

  1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings” > “Users” > “Transfer
    Your User and Save Data.”
  2. Select “Next,” and then “Next” again, then
    select “Source Console” to indicate that the content will be
    transferred from this console.
  3. Select “Continue,” and then finish the
    following preparations on the target console.

On the target console:

  1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings” > “Users” > “Transfer
    Your User and Save Data.”
  2. Select “Next,” then “Next” again, then
    select “Target Console” to indicate that the content will be
    transferred to this console.
  3. Select “Sign in” and choose to sign in
    using your Nintendo Account e-mail address or sign-in ID.
  4. Enter either
    the e-mail address or sign-in ID associated with your Nintendo
    Account, and the password, then select “Sign in” > “Next.”

On the source console:

  1. Wait for the target console to be found, and then
    select “Transfer.”
  2. The transfer process will begin, wait for this
    process to complete.
  3. Once complete, select “End” to complete the
    process.

    • If no users are left on the console after the transfer is
      complete, a placeholder user account will be created.

They also include a helpful video on how to do this:

As for if you can play different saves on different copies of the game, yes you can.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Gladiator Kittens , Answer Author : Timmy Jim

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