Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019

Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019

Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019

The largest Nintendo Switch game card now is 32 gigabytes.

The Nintendo Switch has brought the iconic video game company back into the conversation among Sony and Microsoft when it comes to next-generation systems. Nintendo has posted strong sales numbers and has sold over 10 million consoles in 9 months, but news of them reportedly delaying 64GB cartridges might throw a wrench in that success according to a Wall Street Journal report. Currently, developers can only make use of game cards up to 32GB. At the very least, we might see Nintendo take advantage of the extra space afforded next year.

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

The current Switch cartridges hold 32GB, which is less than the 50GB that a Sony PlayStation 4 or Microsoft Xbox One game disc can hold.

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Nintendo allegedly cited unknown technical issues with the 64GB game cards that would delay the roll out. Nintendo keeps its first-party games tiny: Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 are both in the 2-6 GB range.

It seems like publishers may have some trouble releasing data-heavy Nintendo Switch games next year, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

The Japanese gaming giant originally planned to deliver 64GB cartridges to developers by the second half of 2018. 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.

They said the notice disappointed some software makers, especially US -based publishers that often produce data-heavy games.

Nintendo did not respond to a request for comment.

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