Nintendo Delays 64 GB Switch Card Launch To 2019

by Fredrick Graves December 28, 2017, 0:20
Nintendo Delays 64 GB Switch Card Launch To 2019

The Nintendo Switch has been enjoying some good sales numbers, especially thanks to the holiday season, and their first-party titles have been topping many Game of the Year lists.

According to Wall Street Journal, Nintendo told outside game developers that it was delaying the rollout of 64-gigabyte game cards for the Nintendo Switch until 2019. Being able to have larger cartridges helps you alleviate the need for extra microSD cards and the internet downloads required by more demanding games. Game developers get Switch cards from Nintendo, so this means that they'll have to wait to get game cards that can support big titles.

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For those who are raving about how the Nintendo Switch's storage issues aren't a big deal, the WSJ journalist also has described the fact that this is a problem for major USA-based developers. Previously the company had said it would make the cards available in the second half of 2018, according to the WSJ, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Video games such as Splatoon 2 have managed to sell 1,292,281 units, Super Mario Odyssey has placed 1,292,281 copies and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, has managed to do the same with 1,045,438 copies. Also, another bummer is that Switch owners have to buy memory cards to add more memory for games like Doom for example which requires a substantial download even if you purchase a physical copy over a digital one.

The Wall Street Journal's source told them that some software makers, particularly US -based publishers making data-heavy games, were disappointed.

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