The file sizes for a number of Nintendo Switch games have been revealed for the benefit of those interested in siding with the company’s hybrid console.
It should be noted that Nintendo Switch will feature a default storage capacity of 32 GB. The only way of increasing the internal memory will be to purchase a separate SD card. As such, Nintendo has no current plans to release a different console model that boasts a larger hard drive.
In that light, majority of the upcoming Nintendo Switch games will fit comfortably on the console’s internal memory. However, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II will not. The hack-and-slash journey will come with a mandatory requirement of having an additional storage unit because it weighs in at a hefty 32 GB.
No, you will still not be able to install it on the console because some portion of the 32 GB of internal memory will be allotted to the Switch’s operating system. Hence, the reason that Nintendo is advising consumers to have a microSD card handy for Dragon Quest.
Here is a the list of games and their respective file sizes:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4 GB
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8.00 GB
- Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB
- Disgaea 5 – 5.92 GB
- Snipperclips – 1.60 GB
- I Am Setsuna – 1.40 GB
- Dragon Quest Heroes I & II – 32.00 GB
- Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5.00 GB
As previously announced, the Nintendo Switch is designed to be compatible with the SDXC standard. This means that owners will have the option of expanding their storage capacity by purchasing Micro SD cards. The SDXC standard supports up to 2 TB of additional storage capacity but those are yet to even hit the market. The largest storage option currently available is in the form of 512 GB Micro SD cards.
Just for reference, the 512 GB Micro SD card will set you back by $200. In the future, the larger variants are likely to cost even higher. The smaller capacity cards, though, sell for progressively less.
Nintendo Switch already boasts pretty expensive peripherals and accessories. Consumers will now have to save up for storage options as well.
Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 at the prize of $300. Its launch will accompany a total of 10 games which includes 1-2-Switch, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Just Dance 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I Am Setsuna, Human Resource Machine, Little Inferno, World of Goo, and Super Bomberman R.