What that means for Switch owners is reduced load times and they also don't have to suffer from installing loads of data.That does come with a setback though, game developers, especially the ones located in the U.S. need much more capacity for their data heavy games. According to a new Wall Street Journal report, Nintendo is planning to release 64 GB cards for the system, but they won't launch on time. This makes bigger games like GTA V out of the reach of Switch users as the file size for such games goes over 50GB.
Is this a major hurdle for the Nintendo Switch for you?
Those wishing for 64GB Nintendo Switch game cards will have to keep waiting.
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The Nintendo Switch is a bonafide success, but third-party developers have been feeling the sting when porting their games to the platform.
This may seem like a small thing, but it hints at larger potential issues down the road. But developers who are looking to put out cross-platform releases are used to having up to 50 GB of breathing room - and a lot of players expect them to fill it. For example, games like Doom require substantial download even if you buy a physical copy of the game and the entire game won't fit on a single cartridge. On top of all this, you have users fretting over their memory usage and having to shell out more cash for upgrades. The catch is that Switch owners would need a very large SD card to hold a few games.
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.