Here’s how much space Nintendo Switch games take up

From 1GB to 32GB

You’re going to get access to roughly 26GB of the Switch’s 32GB onboard space, so if you aren’t planning on buying a memory card and want to go digital, pay attention to the file sizes of each game before you buy them (or better yet, spring for a card).

That’s going to be a lot easier as of this week, as Nintendo’s Japanese Switch site just obtained a bunch of new information, which thankfully confirms that many games are only going to be in the 1GB range.

That includes Snipperclips (1.60GB), I Am Setsuna (1.40GB), and Puyo Puyo Tetris (1.09GB). A few are on the higher side, like Dragon Quest Heroes 1+2 (32GB), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (7GB), and Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence (5GB). As a reminder, Breath of the Wild is 13.4GB.

With a sizeable card, it seems as if it’s not going to be as bad as a lot of other systems, where first-party releases approach 40GB. Not yet, at least.

Nintendo Switch [Nintendo]

Chris Carter
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