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Nintendo Reportedly Delaying Delivery of 64GB Switch Game Cards

January 22 2018, 02:16 | Guillermo Bowen

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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, Nintendo is pushing back the introduction of larger 64GB game cards for the Switch. Currently, gamers are getting around this problem with a mix of microSD cards to dump game updates on and developers are using internet updates to get their full game on the console. At the very least, we might see Nintendo take advantage of the extra space afforded next year.

The Nintendo Switch is a bonafide success, but third-party developers have been feeling the sting when porting their games to the platform.

The delay comes after it was announced that 10 million units of Nintendo Switch have been moved.

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

ant2506 / PixabayWhat's the need for 64GB Nintendo Switch cartridges? According to the report, Nintendo ran into "technical issues" with the 64 GB cards. Switch game cards now support 32GB of storage, and they're able to easily hold games like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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

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

IGN has reached out to Nintendo for comment.



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