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Nintendo Delays 64-GB Cartridges for Switch Until 2019, Per Reports

Nintendo Delays 64-GB Cartridges for Switch Until 2019, Per Reports

The Wall Street Journal says Nintendo originally planned to deliver the bigger Switch game cards to developers in the second half of 2018. At the very least, we might see Nintendo take advantage of the extra space afforded next year.

One of the only major complaints about the Nintendo Switch is that games are too big to fit on its cartridges and its internal memory is too small to handle the overflow.

According to this report, Nintendo has delayed the delivery of the 64GB game cards to 2019 due to technical issues.

The Nintendo Switch opted to ditch larger 50GB Blu-ray discs that their competitors Microsoft and Sony live by and went the 32GB cartridge route. This has resulted in disappointment, with some US-based developers claiming that they "may wait for the 64GB card to release those kinds of games for the Switch".

Then again, Nintendo really hit the ground running with the Switch: It sold 10 million units in its first year on the market, grounded by a strong lineup of critical and commercial hits like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Super Mario Odyssey". If you know that a game is going to require more downloads anyway, you might just download the whole thing instead of picking up the physical release.

Now there have already been data storage issues with Nintendo Switch games. Still, that may be enough to keep some games off the console or leave some Nintendo fans wishing the company would put some more room on the Switch. Some publishers may even postpone the launch of their games on the Switch in order to have access to the larger cartridges.

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