A specific type of microSD card might be causing Smash Bros. Ultimate's save corruption issue

When Piranha Plant launched for Smash Bros. Ultimate, some players were quick to find out that their save data was corrupted after using the character in All-Star mode. After that, Nintendo did their own testing and couldn't replicate the issue. This left many wondering what was causing this major problem. While we don't have a 100% definitive answer, it seems like a specific microSD card might be the troublemaker.

Users on Reddit have come to discover that the Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME256GA/AM) seems to be the reason why save data is getting corrupted. Here's the thing though. It appears the microSD card might actually be a counterfit card, and not a legit one. Multiple people on Reddit have come to find out that what they thought was a legit microSD card purchase might have been sold by an unsavory source, and not Amazon directly.

If you're experiencing the save issue, check out your microSD card. If you have the Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card, trace back your Amazon purchase and see where it came from.

Thanks to KingBroly for the heads up!


If it's far cheaper than it should be and they don't have a reliable return policy then it's probably not what they are advertising.

Tue Feb 05 19 03:56pm
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It’s a shame that you have to be more careful when making purchases on Amazon these days. I’ve ordered games and Blu Rays only to get versions from other regions. It’s fine for those to be sold on Amazon but some sellers don’t bother to accurately describe the item. I’m sure other sellers are even more unsavory, knowlingly selling used or counterfeit goods. Caution was always necessary on EBay, but now I treat Amazon similarly.

The problem with ordering SD cards on Amazon these days is that there's a MASSIVE amount of fraud going on with them.

9 out of 10 cases, the item I wanna buy is available from Amazon directly, usually even cheaper than from marketplace vendors. So I just ignore those entirely.

Yeah that’s true, which is why it’s easy to let your guard down. When you get used to things being reliable you stop paying attention.


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