File Sizes For Nintendo Switch’s Digital Games Revealed


Nintendo has revealed the file sizes for a number of its games on its Japanese website. These games can be downloaded digitally to the internal storage.

While the majority of the games will fit into Nintendo Switch’s 32 GB memory card , games such as Dragon Quest I and II will need a separate SD card.

The reason for this is because that the game is around 32 GB , and since some memory will obviously be reserved for the OS , extra space will be required in order to install the game.

Hence Nintendo advises you to buy a Micro SD card of 32 GB separately (oh Joy)

Here’s a look at the file sizes

  • 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 mentioned you can clearly see that Dragon Quest Heroes will require an additional SD card .

You can increase the memory with Micro SD cards of upto 2 TB. Unfortunately cards which offer such a storage capacity are currently unavailable.

Alternatively you can go for a 512 GB card which will cost you somewhere around $200. So either way it does seem like you will have to splash the cash in order to increase storage space.

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 are the remaining titles for Nintendo Switch.

In other Nintendo news , Nintendo clarified that the recent leaked images were from a Switch console which was stolen from a retailer, and that the relevant authorities were handling the matter.

Let us know what do you think about Switch’s low storage space by commenting in the comments section below.