Nintendo Switch Digital Game File Sizes Revealed
Better pick up an SD card.
Nintendo has revealed file sizes for a number of Switch games that can be downloaded digitally to the hardware's internal storage.
The information can be found on Nintendo's Japanese website, and while the majority of the games will fit comfortably on the Switch's 32 GB internal memory, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II will require a separate SD card.
This is because it weighs in at a hefty 32 GB, and given that some of the Switch's internal memory will be allotted to the operating system, extra space will be needed. Nintendo's website advises "a microSD card of 32GB or more is required separately."
Take a look at list of games and their file sizes below.
- 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, you can expand Nintendo Switch's memory with Micro SDXC cards. Nintendo has said the Switch will support cards of up to 2 TB. However, cards of this size aren't currently available.
The largest commonly available SDXC card has a capacity of 512 GB, but these retail for upwards of USD $200 / £200 in their respective territories.
Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, priced at US $300/£280/AU $470. The console's touchscreen was recently shown off for the first time, using Skylanders Imaginators. The toys-to-life game is one of 10 confirmed Switch launch titles.
The other nine games are: 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.
For all the games confirmed to be coming to Switch--but not necessarily at launch--take a look at our roundup.