Asked by: Abrahim Woloszynvideo gaming console games
What is the best SD card for the Nintendo switch?
Last Updated: 5th January, 2020
- Best Overall: Samsung EVO+ 256GB.
- Best Value: SanDisk Extreme 128GB.
- Best Max Storage: SanDisk Ultra 400GB.
- Best Mid-range Storage: Samsung EVO 128GB.
- Best Budget: Samsung EVO Select 64GB UHS-I/U3.
- Best Minimal Storage: Lexar Professional 1000x32GBUHS-II/U3.
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Herein, do I need a special SD card for Nintendo switch?
You might not need a microSD card.TheNintendo Switch is one of the few gaming consolesremainingthat doesn't install game data when using physicalmedia(cartridges). As such, the 32GB of internal storage insidemight bemore than enough if you're only planning on buying physicalcopiesof your game.
Additionally, why does the switch need an SD card? Because the bundle pack is larger thantheinternal memory storage capacity of theNintendoSwitch. So it's too much for the standardNintendoSwitch's hard drive, which is why Nintendosuggestedthat if you get the digital version of the games youshouldget an SD card for storagepurposes.
Keeping this in view, what is the Micro SD card for on Nintendo switch?
SDXC stands for Secure Digital ExtendedCapacity,and these cards store anywhere between 64GB and512GB.Depending on your gaming habits, 32GB of additional storageviaMicroSDHC may be enough for you, but for those who plan to usetheeShop, MicroSDHC probably won't cut it for verylong.
How big of an SD card should I get for switch?
Technically any micro SD card (below4GB),micro SDHC (4-32GB), or micro SDXC (eXtended Capacity,above32GB) will be compatible, though you'll probably wantatleast 16-32GB to make it worththepurchase.