Nintendo Switch's Game Cartridges Delayed Until 2019

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Currently, the Switch cards can hold up to 32 gigabytes of data. Initially, the Japanese game maker had plans to release the 64GB cartridges in the second half of 2018, but it is now pushing back the launch owing to technical issues, says a report from The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter. At the very least, we might see Nintendo take advantage of the extra space afforded next year.

After the data offered by Media Create in the weekly sales registered in Japan, it is confirmed that Nintendo Switch has sold more than 3 million units in Japan. That's considerably smaller storage compared to a Blu-ray, which can hold up to 50 gigabytes of data for a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game.

While this might be a problem for the American developers of Nintendo Switch games.

If there's not enough room on the cartridge, users have to download the rest - or the entire game - to the system's onboard storage, which quickly fills up.

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Nintendo has already informed the developers about the delay in the 64GB Nintendo Switch cartridges.

Delivery of larger game cartridges for Nintendo Switch game developers means a wait for some sweet titles for users. Ramping up to the 32GB cartridge, a developer is said to pay 60% more than they would for a 50GB disc on PS4/Xbox One.

Nintendo Switch game cards now have a capacity of 32 GB, which is potentially limiting for some titles.

The Switch only has 32GB of internal storage, so 2018 is going to be a pain for managing game data if you don't have a large microSD card.

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