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One game is enough to fill the Nintendo Switch internal storage

Nintendo Japan has revealed some of the storage space required for digital versions of the Switch launch library, one of which weighs in at 32GB.

Players picking up Nintendo Switch won’t have much of an issue installing some smaller digital titles on the internal storage. However, larger apps will pose more of an issue.

Dragon Quest Heroes 2, a launch game currently exclusive to Japan, weighs in at a massive 32GB. Unfortunately, that’s more than how much the console is capable of holding without an additional SD card.

Considering some of the system’s 32GB memory is taken up by the operating system, it’s currently impossible to install Dragon Quest Heroes 2 without a SD card.

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To put the size of Dragon Quest Heroes 2 into context, here’s how some other Switch titles compare:

All of the installations are manageable, and will only need to be taken into consideration by those planning on buying all of their launch games digitally. However, future patches will take up some of the internal memory.

Those hoping to build up a substantial digital library on Nintendo Switch will definitely need to invest in a Micro SDXC card, which are supported in sizes up to 2TB on the new console.

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Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017. 

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