The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Needs 1/3 of Your Switch Storage

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be pretty big, and it’s going to eat up a lot of the Switch’s internal storage space.

Nintendo has updated their Japanese website with some new details regarding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Most important is how much space the game will take up should you choose to go digital. It turns out that the game is going to eat up a little over 1/3 of the provided space.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will need 13.4GB of storage on the Switch, and 13GB on Wii U. Considering that the Switch only comes with 32GB of internal storage, Breath of the Wild is going to need a little over 1/3 of that space. However, when you factor in the fact that the OS will take up an unconfirmed amount of space, players wanting to go digital won’t be left with a lot of wiggle room.

One of the bigger shocks from last night was the fact that Nintendo Switch would only launch with 32GB of internal flash storage. Considering how popular downloading digital titles has become across all platforms, this seems like a pretty big oversight on Nintendo’s shoulders. It’s especially shocking considering you can get an iPhone 7 and many Android phones with up to 256GB of internal flash storage. While Switch’s storage space can be increased with a compatible microSD card, the fact that the $299.99 machine doesn’t come with more storage is rather disappointing. For comparison’s sake, you can get a PS4 and Xbox One with 500GB of storage for $299.99, though both consoles contain HDDs and not flash storage.

Nintendo Switch launches March 3 for $299.99.

  • Datguy

    Haha that’s awesome, a console on which you can only put about 2-3 games on… I guess I shouldn’t complain too much after all I bought the Vita and their memory card situation was kind of worse.