Update 1/14/2017: In a statement to Game Informer, a Nintendo representative clarified that the Switch will be compatible with Micro SDXC cards, allowing the system to hold up to 2TB of memory. You can find the full statement below.
“Nintendo Switch is compatible with the
SDXC standard, which supports up to 2TB. (Note that 2TB cards are not yet on
the market, but the system will support them when they are.)”
1TB Micro SDXC cards are still a ways off for most consumers as well. Currently, the largest available SDXC cards hold 512GB of storage and retail for $200 on the low end, while the highest Micro SDXC card is currently 256 GB.
Original Story: Nintendo has given us a better understanding of the Switch’s
storage options, which may or may not assuage your memory concerns.
a lot about the Nintendo Switch in the past 24 hours, and while much of it
has been good news, many are concerned with the system’s paltry internal
storage. The Switch comes with just 32 Gigabytes of internal memory, a portion
of which is set aside for system use. On today’s Treehouse
livestream, however, Nintendo revealed that the Switch can support up to
256 Gigabyte Micro SDXC cards. The card slips seamlessly into a slot underneath
the system’s kickstand, shown below.
Samsung-brand 256GB Micro SDXC cards currently run between
$150-200 on Amazon, so getting the maximum amount of
space will significantly increase your investment in the Switch. However, don’t
go shopping quite yet; the Switch’s internal space may not be as big of a
concern as it is on the PS4 and Xbox One, which require you install all game
data onto their respective hard drives. We’ll have to wait and see how the
Switch handles game data as well as updates and DLC before deciding what kind of space we’ll need.