Nintendo Pushes Back 64GB Switch Game Cards To 2019

Nintendo Switch “Golf” tribute to Iwata is now gone

Nintendo Switch “Golf” tribute to Iwata is now gone

According to the report, Nintendo has told developers that the 64GB game cards for the Switch that were expected by mid-2018 will be delayed until 2019. Those publishers may wait for the 64-gigabyte card to release those kinds of games for the Switch.

For those who are raving about how the Nintendo Switch's storage issues aren't a big deal, the WSJ journalist also has described the fact that this is a problem for major USA-based developers.

Nintendo now offers cartridges in capacities of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.

Nintendo initially attempted to alleviate the storage issue with the Switch's microSD card slot, which can hold an extra 2TB of space.

Delivery of larger game cartridges for Nintendo Switch game developers means a wait for some sweet titles for users. While this isn't a problem for Nintendo developed titles or indies, it is a significant problem for large third-parties bringing data-heavy games to the platform.

The biggest memory hog in Nintendo's first party lineup is actually The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with over 13GB of total memory space required on the carts to be played.

What's more is, you can expect games using bigger cartridges to cost more. Currently, the max size of the Nintendo Switch cartridges is 32GB, compared to the 50GB Blu-ray discs used by the PS4 and Xbox One. Ramping up to the 32GB cartridge, a developer is said to pay 60% more than they would for a 50GB disc on PS4/Xbox One.

Users have the option to buy physical game cards or download titles from Nintendo's eShop.

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