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What is the storage space going to used for I heard for DLC and patches so do you think getting a 64gb microsd card would be enough or should I get 128gb?
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4w, 1d agoPosted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
What is the storage space going to used for I heard for DLC and patches so do you think getting a 64gb microsd card would be enough or should I get 128gb?
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4w, 1d agoPosted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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#1
Do you plan on buying games in physical or digital format?
#2
I personally would think TB than GB.
#3
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)

That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.


thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.

Edited By: Illusionary on Jan 30, 2017 00:43
#4
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
#5
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.


​if you could get me one of those 2tb SD cards I'd make it worth your while.
#6
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Okay - well, the highest-capacity SD cards currently widely available are 512GB, with prices well into three figures (£165 is the cheapest that I can find from a quick search). Solid-state SD cards are much pricier than traditional mechanical hard drives.

As above, storage space won't be need on the Switch to anything like the same extent as the PS4 and Xbox One, so I wouldn't advise using those as a useful comparison.
#7
Personally I would wait as we don't know enough yet it may well support a external hard drive via USB. Unless you've pre ordered and already paid for your switch which, imo, is a mistake as it could be crap and I wouldn't risk £300 on it.

As illusionary said save data isn't that big largest I've had was 2 and a bit gb so if your going physical then 128 or even the built in memory will be enough especially considering there's only a dozen games at launch.

If your planning on going digital then personally I would cancel my switch order and wait till a third party or Nintendo release a storage system that's valuable as £500 on a console and memory card is extreme
#8
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.


Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
#9
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title

For the record, some wii U games are as high as 18gb.

Assassins creed.. super smash brawl is around 10gb. Zelda etc, is around 4.5gb. I can only see them being more as standard... maybe 6gb or so. Who knows.

Not that GTA would ever come out for the switch but if it does that'd be half of 128gb.

I'm surprised they've not mentioned anything with regards to a recommendation. Mind you, if you have a Wii U already, zelda is out for that too. Otherwise I think the initial lineup is poor
#10
If you buy the physical game. It doesn't install to the hard drive like a PS4/Xbone game. So doesn't need a 2TB hard drive.
#11
wouldnt worry about sd card yet, never had isdue with my 32gb wii u, can see being any different with switch
#13
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
Considering games arent out and installed on system, its too soon to say what size it will or wont be. I was saying i am used to 2TB means, i am used to having more storage than i need, so its not a worry about game management for me. Even if sizes are small, it wont be like wii u....too soon to say 128gb is more than enough.
#14
Dhiraj1
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
Considering games arent out and installed on system, its too soon to say what size it will or wont be. I was saying i am used to 2TB means, i am used to having more storage than i need, so its not a worry about game management for me. Even if sizes are small, it wont be like wii u....too soon to say 128gb is more than enough.
What we do know is that Breath of the Wild comes in at 13GB for the digital version and is likely to be one of the largest games for a good while - that should start to give a feel for how things will pan out. Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage.
#15
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
Considering games arent out and installed on system, its too soon to say what size it will or wont be. I was saying i am used to 2TB means, i am used to having more storage than i need, so its not a worry about game management for me. Even if sizes are small, it wont be like wii u....too soon to say 128gb is more than enough.
What we do know is that Breath of the Wild comes in at 13GB for the digital version and is likely to be one of the largest games for a good while - that should start to give a feel for how things will pan out. Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage.

"Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage" has this been confirmed yet?
#16
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
Considering games arent out and installed on system, its too soon to say what size it will or wont be. I was saying i am used to 2TB means, i am used to having more storage than i need, so its not a worry about game management for me. Even if sizes are small, it wont be like wii u....too soon to say 128gb is more than enough.
What we do know is that Breath of the Wild comes in at 13GB for the digital version and is likely to be one of the largest games for a good while - that should start to give a feel for how things will pan out. Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage.
"Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage" has this been confirmed yet?
What needs confirming? You don't install games when playing from a cartridge.
#17
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
Considering games arent out and installed on system, its too soon to say what size it will or wont be. I was saying i am used to 2TB means, i am used to having more storage than i need, so its not a worry about game management for me. Even if sizes are small, it wont be like wii u....too soon to say 128gb is more than enough.
What we do know is that Breath of the Wild comes in at 13GB for the digital version and is likely to be one of the largest games for a good while - that should start to give a feel for how things will pan out. Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage.
"Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage" has this been confirmed yet?
What needs confirming? You don't install games when playing from a cartridge.
Good stuff if thats the case.
#18
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
Hx3KinG
Dhiraj1
Illusionary
Dhiraj1
I personally would think TB than GB.
I take it that you've not done any research into the available sizes of SD cards? ;)
That aside, cards of that size oughtn't to be necessary, even for those planning to buy all-digital - game installs in the Switch aren't going to be as large as on the PS4/Xbox One.
thegamer147 - as you don't seem to be around to respond to my question above...
- If buying games in digital format, buy as large as you can while keeping costs reasonable. Right now, 128GB cards seem to be the sweet-spot in terms of balancing price/GB and avoing too much swapping between cards.
- If buying in physical format, don't buy anything until you need to; wait and see how much space is needed for supplementary downloads and saves, then judge your needs based on that. It may well be that the internal 32GB will be all that you need for a good while.
Nope only thing i read was that the switch will support upto 2TB of SD card, 128gb seems too less, when am used to having 2TB on ps4.
Games are nowhere near the size of a PS4/XBone title
Considering games arent out and installed on system, its too soon to say what size it will or wont be. I was saying i am used to 2TB means, i am used to having more storage than i need, so its not a worry about game management for me. Even if sizes are small, it wont be like wii u....too soon to say 128gb is more than enough.
What we do know is that Breath of the Wild comes in at 13GB for the digital version and is likely to be one of the largest games for a good while - that should start to give a feel for how things will pan out. Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage.
"Games in physical format should of course have little impact on the system's storage" has this been confirmed yet?
What needs confirming? You don't install games when playing from a cartridge.
Good stuff if thats the case.
It was never in doubt :p It's pretty much the whole point of using cartridges.

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