Nintendo Switch Supports External Memory

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been confirmed to support all Micro SDXC memory cards. In a statement to Game Informer, Nintendo said, “Switch is compatible with the SDXC standard, which supports up to 2 TB. (Note that 2 TB cards are not yet on the market, but the system will support them when they are.)

Nintendo revealed its new console last week, announcing that 5 new games will be available at launch, with third party games in development and to release on the platform soon after. Switch owners can choose to install games, but digital downloads can take up a large amount of memory, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to take up around 40% of the Nintendo Switch internal memory.

The news that Nintendo Switch will support external memory comes as a huge advantage to the console and the future of the Switch, as external memory can only get bigger. Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, did support an external hard drive, as does the Xbox One. PlayStation does not support this feature, perhaps giving the Switch a distinct advantage in the console market.

Take a look at everything announced on the Nintendo Switch, including all games confirmed for Nintendo’s new console launching on March 3 2017.