Nintendo Switch 64GB Cartridges Delayed to 2019

Nintendo Postpones 64GB Switch Cartridges to 2019

Nintendo, the Japanese gaming firm has simply introduced that it’s delaying the supply of its bigger 64GB cartridges for the Nintendo Change for third-party builders.

Presently, builders have to stay with both Nintendo’s 8GB or 16GB cartridges. 32GB cartridges additionally exist, however for many main US based mostly recreation studios, even 32GB is simply too small. In spite of everything, most main Nintendo Change video games contain relatively massive downloads, even when customers buy the bodily copy of the sport.

For instance, Legend of Zelda downloads about 13.4GB of knowledge, and Doom takes up a really substantial chunk out of the Change’s storage. Bigger cartridges additionally imply that customers might want to purchase much less exterior reminiscence playing cards.

Nintendo Switch 64GB Cartridges Delayed to 2019

One main problem with bigger 64GB cartridges is the elevated worth. In spite of everything, cartridges which have bigger video games (or can retailer extra knowledge) will clearly value greater than the common 8GB or 16GB cartridges that Nintendo has been pushing to the market.

In line with Nintendo, the corporate will be capable of launch 64GB cartridges someday in 2019, as in comparison with its authentic declare of launching the cartridge by Q2 2018.

Nintendo is properly conscious of the Change’s rising storage downside, an has even labored with storage firms like Western Digital to create microSD playing cards for the Change; nevertheless, these are actually costly, so customers largely simply go for third celebration playing cards which can be less expensive than the one Nintendo is providing.

Regardless of disappointing builders of third-party titles, the Change is displaying no indicators of slowing down in gross sales. Since launch, the Change has seen a really excessive demand, particularly within the US the place it was actually laborious to seek out for a very long time after being launched. Nintendo has reportedly offered over 10 million items of the Change — that’s superb information for a console; promoting 10 million items in only a yr.