Come on, Nintendo. Get it together.
Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch, is scheduled for release in just over a week. Like the other current gen consoles, the Switch boasts vastly improved graphics, innovative games, and advanced hardware. However, the Switch lacks what the Xbox One and PS4 have plenty of- built in storage. The Xbox One comes with either a 500 GB or 1TB hard drive and the PS4 is equipped with 500 GB of storage. The Switch? It only has 32 GB of base storage- and 4 GB of that 32 goes to storing the Switch’s operating system.
The Switch’s built in storage is actually so small that one of the console’s headlining titles in Japan won’t fit without a storage upgrade. Dragon Quest Heroes (I & II) tips in at 32 GB, the exact size of the Switch’s drive without the OS installed (which you need to play the game anyways).
Fortunately, upgrading the Switch’s memory is super easy. Nintendo’s newest console comes equipped to handle upgrades through MicroSD cards, a medium of storage that can be bought at pretty much any tech store (or even just a Target). Even better, the Switch already supports the 2TB MicroSD, a chip that hasn’t even come out yet. The upgrades will cost you a little extra, but the ease of adding more storage make up for the lack of disk space available on the base Switch.