Nintendo of Japan revealed that for the upcoming gaming console Nintendo Switch, you might want to look into your budget again before buying it. If you plan on buying and downloading digital games for your Switch, you might want to consider your SD card capacity.

The Japan website for Nintendo Switch released a list of file sizes for the upcoming games, which are going to be available as the console launches.

Image from
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Image from

As we all learned from Switch being out for the public, the available internal memory of the console is only 25.9 GB. Buying digital versions of games like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” would already take up 13.4 GB of space. This would let you use up almost all of the internal memory.

Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Heroes II. Image from

If buying physical copies over digital copies is not convincing enough, this game might change your mind. Nintendo revealed that “Dragon Quest Heroes I & II” will take up 32 GB of space. This is a launch title in Japan. You won’t be able to download the combo pack on its launch of you don’t have an SD card for your Switch.

Here’s a list of some of the games and their files sizes through IGN:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4 GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7 GB 
  • Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! – 1.60 GB
  • Disgaea 5 – 5.92 GB
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB
  • I Am Setsuna – 1.40 GB
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I·II – 32 GB
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5 GB 

A lot of Nintendo fans are already upset about the high cost of the switch. The game file sizes would be another obstacle they need to face if they plan on buying digital game copies for it.

Nintendo Switch will be available on March 3, 2017, for $299.99 MSRP. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will be available for $59.99.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.