What size of Micro SD Card its going to be needed?

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So...

Its been a fun week with al the releases among everything, on the scene, however, game sizes are increasing with each new system, so i just heard that there are new 512gb Micro SD Cards.

My question is, what is the Aprox size of the new games?

Lets say Switch, what is the size of a Switch Game? What its the size of a PS4 game? i don't own any New Gen system, because i cant really play atm, but I'm really wondering about the sizes of the games.

As example, on the 3ds, a 16gb card its kinda of enough for some games, but what about the switch? what its going to be a normal card, better asked, what its the size of a Switch Game Aprox? Doom? Mario Odyssey?
 

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So...

Its been a fun week with al the releases among everything, on the scene, however, game sizes are increasing with each new system, so i just heard that there are new 512gb Micro SD Cards.

My question is, what is the Aprox size of the new games?

Lets say Switch, what is the size of a Switch Game? What its the size of a PS4 game? i don't own any New Gen system, because i cant really play atm, but I'm really wondering about the sizes of the games.

As example, on the 3ds, a 16gb card its kinda of enough for some games, but what about the switch? what its going to be a normal card, better asked, what its the size of a Switch Game Aprox? Doom? Mario Odyssey?

Nintendo Switch is a "New Gen System" and on that note 128GB will last u a while
 
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For now, 128GB will probably be plenty. There's only a handful of games that are really big (>20GB). Most others are pretty small. Zelda and Skyrim, for example, are around 10GB. Arms is 2.2GB, Splatoon is 3.1GB, and Odyssey is 5.7GB for reference. The wealth of great indie games will come at much smaller file sizes too, of course.
 

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You can look up the file sizes of games you are interested in on Nintendo’s eShop website and calculate how much storage you need. That is if you plan to go digital-only. That said, taking into account that more and more retail games require a large mandatory download, personally I would go for 256GB myself to be future-proof.
 
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It all depends on how devs optimize game size for the Switch. Some large games like CoD Black Ops 3 are 60 gigabytes alone without dlc on the Xbox One
 
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Jesus Christ, 128gb to 256gb, so normaly players nowdays, need to purchase a console which is 300+, plus the Micro SD Card which is around, what, $50?
Flash storage isn't cheap. It's not like a PlayStation or Xbox where there's room for a cheap, spacious HDD. The Switch would probably cost more than $300 if they included even more flash storage. Better to have a cheaper console and allow you to expand storage as needed. Some people might be going all-physical, after all.
 

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Flash storage isn't cheap. It's not like a PlayStation or Xbox where there's room for a cheap, spacious HDD. The Switch would probably cost more than $300 if they included even more flash storage. Better to have a cheaper console and allow you to expand storage as needed. Some people might be going all-physical, after all.
At least physical its maybe a way to get part of your money re-selling the game, and to be honest, 300 its not that cheap, i mean it probably its cheaper than most consoles nowdays, but, i would not call it budget gaming sadly.
 

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