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Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Is Nintendo's Biggest Switch Game Ever By File Size

Nintendo reveals the file size for Tears of the Kingdom


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is Nintendo's biggest Switch game ever based on its file size, surpassing the previous game, Breath of the Wild, and every other Switch game from Nintendo.

Reddit user bob4978135 (via VGC) discovered that Tears of the Kingdom has a file size of 18.2GB, which makes it the biggest Switch game of all time made by Nintendo. For comparison, the biggest Switch game from Nintendo currently is Breath of the Wild (14.4 GB).

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Now Playing: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Official Trailer #2

Looking beyond Nintendo's own games, VGC reminds us that many third-party titles are much larger in size, including Mortal Kombat 11 (32.5 GB), The Witcher 3 (31.5 GB), and NBA 2K23 (53.7 GB). The Switch has 32 GB of internal storage.

Outside Nintendo Switch, file sizes for games on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC can be significantly larger, stretching to 100 GB and beyond.

An exciting new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom premiered this week during the February Nintendo Direct, and you can watch it above. Nintendo also announced a $130 Collector's Edition and a new Link Amiibo, both of which will be available on May 12 alongside the game itself.

Preorders for Tears of the Kingdom are live now. It is the first Nintendo-published game to sell for $70, as Nintendo is following PlayStation and Xbox in raising prices by $10. Nintendo has clarified that not every one of its Switch games may cost $70, however.

In other Switch news, the system has sold more than 122 million units, making it the third best-selling console in the history of the world.

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