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The new Zelda game takes up nearly half Switch's storage

Yeah... so don't buy the digital copy of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - grab the physical retail version
By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 17, 2017 @ 0:52 CST

We've just reported that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be running at 900p when docked in the upcoming Nintendo Switch console, while it'll run at 720p undocked - but now we're finding out just how much space it'll take up on the new Switch console.




Nintendo has included just 32GB of internal storage, with the digital version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking up 13.4GB of that - close to half of the internal storage. Remember that the Switch has expandable storage through microSDHC and microSDXC cards - which arrive in up to 512GB right now, but 1TB and 2TB SDXC cards will be supported by the Switch as well. We don't know yet if the USB port on Switch can be used as an external HDD just yet.


We also don't know how much the Switch OS and other apps and parts of the OS will take up, so we might find that Breath of the Wild will use up over half of the available storage space.


As for the SD cards, we can expect 1TB and 2TB cards in the future - but the largest microSD cards (256GB) cost $135+ right now.



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