Nintendo Switch's Game Cartridges Delayed Until 2019

Nintendo Switch's Game Cartridges Delayed Until 2019

Nintendo Switch's Game Cartridges Delayed 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.

However, third party developers have been releasing bigger, data-heavy games, outpacing the Switch's 24GB of usable onboard memory.

This is an interesting development for Switch fans, but it doesn't exactly come as a surprise that the console has been such a smash hit for Nintendo.

Nintendo was originally planning to deliver high-capacity 64-gigabyte Switch game cartridges to developers in the second half of 2018.

Some publishers, as a result, may be delaying their games until Nintendo gets with the program. That's the way the Nintendo Switch is supposed to work.

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The current maximum amount the Switch game cards can now hold is 32GB, less than the 50GB Blu-ray discs used in other consoles. 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.

While there is no doubt that downloading games is becoming more and more popular, some still prefer physical media when buying their games.

Don't go looking for 64-gigabyte game cards for your Nintendo Switch next year. There are also users who prefer to buy physical releases because Nintendo's games tend to hold their resell value better than other systems.

According to the Journal, Nintendo "said the notice disappointed some software makers, especially US-based publishers that often produce data-heavy games".

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