Guide: Switch Basics: How To Archive And Delete Switch Games To Clear Space

You don’t need EVERYTHING installed, right?

Here at Nintendo Life we’re always keeping an eye on the sort of things people want to know about Nintendo and the Switch, and it’s surprising how many eager internet searchers want information on relatively simple features that, perhaps, aren’t obvious or well explained by Nintendo itself. So we’re starting a new range of video guides called Switch Basics, but for those of you that prefer reading you can see the details below as well – win-win, we’d say…

Today we’re looking at how to delete games from your Switch console and free up space for new ones. It’s simple and anyone of any skill level can do it. There are actually two options available to you in order to get the old, possibly rarely played games off your console, and we’ll be going through both of them. Neither of these options will delete your save data, so don’t worry about losing all your progress in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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