Attack of the Fanboy

Nintendo Switch Launch Titles’ Digital Sizes Revealed

by Darrin Wright


If you planned on picking up a digital version of Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 for the Nintendo Switch, you’re going to need an SD card.

As revealed on Nintendo’s Japanese website, Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 will need 32GB of storage space. The problem is, thanks to people who got hold of the console before launch, we know you only have about 26GB of free space when you first unbox the Switch, with the operating system taking up the rest of the room.

Comparatively, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild requires 13.4GB, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe needs 7GB, and Super Bomberman R needs about 4GB. The Switch will support SDXC cards up to 2TB in size.

And yes, someone has taken the time to convert those storage sizes into “blocks,” if you’re still working with a Wii or Wii U mindset.

More Switch News Coming, Still Unanswered Questions

Members of the gaming press are starting to receive their review units of the Switch and the games that come with it, so we’re likely to see an explosion of news soon, with an embargo set to expire on February 23rd, roughly a week before launch.

That’s good, because there are still a few things about the console we don’t know, despite leaks. There’s currently no confirmed information about whether or not the Switch will have its own Virtual Console service, like its predecessors, nor do we know yet if there will be a way to transfer digital purchases made on the Wii U or 3DS to the Switch.

Nintendo has also not officially commented on whether or not the console will support external hard drives, although a representative has stated that the functionality should be present.

There are also giant question mark boxes over the storage limit for the Switch’s game cards, exactly how powerful the console is, and whether or not the device’s ability to capture gameplay video will lead to live-streaming support.

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