File Sizes for Several Nintendo Switch Games Revealed – Check out How Many Gigs of Goodness These Titles Will Take Up
The countdown to Nintendo Switch continues and we’re now looking at about T- 2 weeks until the drop of the new console. It may seem like we know almost everything there is to know with the recent deluge of various performance specs, release games etc… But there is still plenty to learn about the new hardware and software of the Nintendo Switch.
Recently, the Japanese Switch website was updated with official file sizes of various Switch games, most of which are set to release after the initial launch date of the console: March 3rd. Containing a variety of games from Puyo Puyo Tetris to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the list is in no way an exhaustive detailing of the sizes of all the games that will release for Nintendo’s new console, but it does give a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Here’s the list for now, although games will probably be added and updated over the next couple of weeks:
- Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit – 5 GB
- Snipperclips – 1.60 GB
- I Am Setsuna 1.40 GB
- Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB
- Dragon Quest Heroes I-II – 32 GB
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7 GB
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13 GB
The biggest game by far is Dragon Quest Heroes I-II, hitting a hefty 32GB. Some current-gen triple A titles on PayStation 4 and Xbox One can get up to 50 GB or more, so it’s nice to know that if you plan on downloading games from the Nintendo online store, you won’t be waiting around all day to play your game. The downside here is that the console is rumored to only have 32 GB of memory built in… however, just like on the 3DS, gamers will be able to use SD cards to boost memory storage up a few TB.
Of course, one of the big unanswered questions here is how large Skyrim will be on the Switch. Considering that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes up 7GB while the Wii version only took up 4.9GB, it’s possible that porting games to the Switch will come with increased file size. In any event, looks like we had all better budget for a Micro SD card or two on March 3rd when the Nintendo Switch comes out. Breath of the Wild alone will be taking up about half of the built-in memory of the Switch, so for those of us who are going to be getting Zelda (which should be everyone) we’re going to be down to 19 available GB day one storage.