You might need to spend a fortune on memory cards if you are getting Breath of the Wild for the Switch

By Kin Boon on Jan 16, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been confirmed as part of the launch lineup for the Nintendo Switch after months of speculation. The open world RPG looks to be a must-have game for the Switch, but fans might be required to do some extra shopping for memory cards, considering that Breath of the Wild will take up 40% of the console’s storage.

According to Nintendo of Japan, you’ll need 13.4GB to install the game on your Switch, which is just slightly more than the 13GB required on the Wii U. That’s usually negligible when compared to other triple-A titles on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but since the Switch only has 32GB of internal storage, more than one-third of its space will be taken up by Breath of the Wild.

Unless you are the type of gamer that only plays one game at a time, you’ll most likely need to get a microSDXC card to expand the Switch’s storage. According to Nintendo, the console can handle up to 2TB of external storage and it’s future-proofed for it, considering there aren’t any 2TB microSDXC cards on the market yet. With that said, it’s very unlikely that we can afford one either since a Toshiba 128GB microSDXC card costs around RM160 at the moment, and it’s considered as one of the cheapest cards compared to other brands. Be prepared to literally cut a hole into your wallet if you are opting for 256GB instead, as a Samsung card costs around RM1,600, which is way more than a standard PS4 or Xbox One console.

So if you are planning to get the Nintendo Switch with Breath of the Wild when it launches worldwide on March 3, do factor in some of the costs for extra storage before spending on six extra controllers for those eight-player party games.

Source: VG 24/7

Kin Boon
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