If you’re planning on picking up a Nintendo Switch next week and have any interest in downloading games for it, you’ll almost certainly want to invest in a microSD expansion card.
Nintendo on Monday revealed the file sizes for several launch-day (and those arriving shortly after) titles, one of which will exceed the console’s integrated storage by itself.
Dragon Quest Heroes I & II checks in at 32GB which happens to be the same amount of integrated storage the Switch includes (and that’s not counting the 6.1GB the Switch’s operating system and software consumes). As such, you’ll need a microSD card slot for this download although with no North American launch date set, you’ve probably got some time to prepare.
Other game download sizes look like this:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 7GB (April 27, 2017)
- Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!: 1.6GB (March 2017)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 13.4GB (March 3, 2017)
- Disgaea 5: 5.92GB (May 23, 2017)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris: 1.09GB (April 25, 2017)
- I Am Setsuna: 1.4GB (March 3, 2017)
- Nobunaga’s Ambition: 5GB (2017)
The Switch will support SDXC cards with a capacity of up to 2TB… that is, once they exist in that size.
The Nintendo Switch goes on sale March 3 and will set you back $299.99.