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Nintendo Reveals Switch Games File Sizes

By Allan Alforte , Feb 21, 2017 04:10 AM EST
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Nintendo has just revealed the file sizes for a number of games that will be on their new console, the Switch. The games can be downloaded digitally to the hardware’s internal storage. The information can be found on the company Japanese website. The majority of the games for Switch will fit inside the console’s 32 GB internal memory however Dragon Quest Heroes I and II will require a separate SD card. This is because the game has a file size of 32 GB. Nintendo’s website states that a micro SD card of 32 GB or more is required.

Here are some of the games and their file sizes: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is 8.00 GB, Disgaea 5 will take 5.92 GB of space, Snipperclips will be 1.60 GB while Puyo Puyo Tetris is 1.09 GB. I Am Setsuna will be 1.40 GB and Nobunaga’s Ambition will take 5.00 GB. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is 13.4 GB of storage space and Dragon Quest Heroes I & II will have a hefty 32 GB of storage space.

The Nintendo Switch’s memory can be expanded by using Micro SDXC cards as previously announced. According to Nintendo, the Switch will support cards of up to 2 TB of storage space capacity. However, cards with these amount of storing capacity are not yet available. The largesy capacity available are SDXC cards with storing capacity of 512 GB but these cards are sold at $200, as reported by GameSpot.

Players should remember that unlike Xbox One and PS4, Nintendo Switch does not require installation for physical games that are bought. The storage capacity issue only applies to games that are digital copies bought by consumers. The physical games that are bought will not require storage in the console’s memory.

Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3 and is priced at $300. The console’s touchscreen was shown recently for the first time using Skylanders Imaginators which is one of the 10 confirmed Switch launch games. The other titles to be released at the console’s launch are 1-2 Switch, Just Dance 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I am Setsuna, Human Resource Machine, World of Goo, Little Inferno, Super Bomberman R and the Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, as published by IGN.

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