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Switch support expandable memory up to 2 TB Micro-SD and external USB drives

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"During the Nintendo Switch presentation, the Japanese company confirmed that the console will come with 32GB of internal storage space, which can be expanded with SD cards. Not much else has been said about the console’s storage options, but reports seem to suggest that the console is ready for external USB drives.

While attending the Nintendo Switch London event, Game Reactor Spain learned that the console will support micro SD cards up to 2 TB. With SD cards with such capacity being uncommon today, it’s clear that Nintendo has been thinking ahead.

Additionally, the Game Reactor Spain reports reveals that the Nintendo Switch is ready for external USB drives, which will have to be connected to the console via the dock’s ports. This option, apparently, won’t be active at launch."

Source: http://wccftech.com/nintendo-switch-supports-2tb-micro-sd-console-ready-external-usb-drives/



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Good, I dont want to buy a external HDD just for a game console.



    

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That's great and all but I don't see what you would store on it. It's not like all games must be installed like on certain other consoles.



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Wow. A 2TB Micro SD card would be four times the stoage space my PS 4 has. Obviously Nintendo is future proofing the Switch by allowing SD cards this big. I would be fine with half a GB storage on the Switch since I'm already using that with PS4 and it's completely manageable. Just back up saves of finished games and delete them.



   

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SonytendoAmiibo said:
Wow. A 2TB Micro SD card would be four times the stoage space my PS 4 has. Obviously Nintendo is future proofing the Switch by allowing SD cards this big. I would be fine with half a GB storage on the Switch since I'm already using that with PS4 and it's completely manageable. Just back up saves of finished games and delete them.

A 2TB micro SD card will cost both an arm and a leg; still nice to see the console getting support for something that is not mainstream yet.



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Finally a good news abt switch



vivster said:
That's great and all but I don't see what you would store on it. It's not like all games must be installed like on certain other consoles.

 

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With 256GB SD storage going for about 90-120$ (finding them for 90 isn't that easy though) right now, by the time 2TB will be a viable option in any way, the Switch will most likely no longer be a real factor on the market.
This isn't future proofing; it's a thin veil thrown over yet another poor hardware decision, leaving it up to the consumer to ensure the device has what is considered basic functionality as a console today is unfair. Obviously.
USB based external drives are a better option from an economic standpoint, but offering such ridiculously low storage is still highly unfair to the consumer.
"Buy your own storage for even more premium than we're already charging and as a bonus, we have no pack-in title this time and our "free" games in the online sub aren't really free at all and you will even use your own smart device for voice chat and other functions like setting up multiplayer!"
Those are some nifty selling points right there, Nintendo. They've clearly understood the importance of online and learned from their past mistakes.



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It's pretty much expected. The LG G5 already does. Anyway, it's future proof now.



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With 256GB SD storage going for about 90-120$ (finding them for 90 isn't that easy though) right now, by the time 2TB will be a viable option in any way, the Switch will most likely no longer be a real factor on the market.
This isn't future proofing; it's a thin veil thrown over yet another poor hardware decision, leaving it up to the consumer to ensure the device has what is considered basic functionality as a console today is unfair. Obviously.
USB based external drives are a better option from an economic standpoint, but offering such ridiculously low storage is still highly unfair to the consumer.
"Buy your own storage for even more premium than we're already charging and as a bonus, we have no pack-in title this time and our "free" games in the online sub aren't really free at all and you will even use your own smart device for voice chat and other functions like setting up multiplayer!"
Those are some nifty selling points right there, Nintendo. They've clearly understood the importance of online and learned from their past mistakes.

Well, look at it this way: when the Switch is no longer supported and its servers are all offline you can still voice chat. So at least that's future proof.