Famous game developer Nintendo had previously announced that they plan on launching 64GB game cards for their Switch gaming console sometime this year. However, a new report now claims that Nintendo Co. plans on delaying delivery of these game cards for the hybrid console until next year. As noted by Geek, if this ends up turning out to be true then it will be a great disappointment for fans as this means another year of waiting.
Nintendo’s Switch gaming console has secured unexpectedly high sales in a very short period of time. Approximately 10 million units have already been sold in the year of 2017. The hybrid gaming console is designed specifically for homes and for those who game on-the-go. Players can simply connect the docking stations to their TVs and play it as and when they feel like.
Due to its extreme mobile nature, one can easily carry these hybrid consoles around while traveling in planes, trains or automobiles. However, the hybrid gaming console features a major flaw, i.e. its limited cache size. The Switch only consists of 32GB of internal storage. Players can expand the storage by up to 2TB through the use of microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards. When it comes to game cartridges, these units hold up to 32GB of data each.
With games like, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Super Mario Odyssey,” and “Splatoon 2” becoming increasingly popular, they take up to more than 16GB of space. Therefore, the current space that these gaming consoles hold out-of-the-box are clearly not enough for all users.
Nintendo was hoping to launch the 64GB of game cards towards the second half of 2018. However, they recently postponed their release due to “technical issues.” People with direct knowledge of the discussion suggest that they aim to ensure the quality of more data-heavy games.