Nintendo Delays 64-GB Cartridges for Switch Until 2019, Per Reports

Nintendo Switch won't see 64GB game cards till 2019, report says

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 the Wall Street Journal, the 64GB cards will no longer launch in the second half of 2018. Since developers rely on Nintendo to supply the game cards, it's up to Nintendo to fix this issue. The sources said the move has brought "slight disappointment" to some developers, especially U.S. publishers who often need the larger capacity for their data-heavy games.

The Nintendo Switch has been one of Nintendo's biggest success stories, but it's not flawless.

Nintendo has already informed the developers about the delay in the 64GB Nintendo Switch cartridges.

By comparison, Blu-ray discs for the PS4 and Xbox One can hold 50 GB of data.

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.


Third-party developers hoping to get their hands on 64GB game cards for Nintendo Switch soon may be out of luck.

As Kotaku previously reported, Nintendo's Switch games keep their size slim, with downloads for Super Mario Odyssey, Arms and Splatoon 2 ranging from 2-6GB. Some publishers may even postpone the launch of their games on the Switch in order to have access to the larger cartridges.

One of the games of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - which also came out for Wii U - sold 738,026 units in the hands of consumers.

IGN has reached out to Nintendo for comment.

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