Well, I kind of feel like a fool. Less than 24 hours ago, I wrote this article, explaining that players will need to buy a MicroSD card as future games will be too big for the 32 GB memory card included with the Nintendo Switch. In a side note, I mentioned that at least Nintendo is not greedy enough to release their own specially made microSD cards to take advantage of the shortage created themselves.

Well, apparently they are.


Nintendo is teaming up with Western Digital Corporation to create a line of officially branded SanDisk Memory cards specifically designed for the Nintendo Switch.

To be honest, this does not come as a surprise, as businesses depend on customer demand to sustain themselves. Unfortunately, I cannot help but feel this is a shortage created by the company themselves, as there is no reason a modern console should ship with only 32 GB storage space. When 500 GB is considered insufficient, it is ridiculous that Nintendo did not realize the Switch had such an obvious design flaw.

The company has not yet been mentioned what benefits these specifically made memory cards will offer, as the console does currently take a normal microSD. Unless they happen to be cheaper, which I doubt, there does not seem to be any reason for a Nintendo microSD version.

MicroSD cards are expensive, so a stress-free wallet option would be great.

Nintendo Switch

The Japanese company's brand new console is proving to be popular with critics and players alike, as it continues to sell well around the world. At the moment, there is no game that demands more than 32 GB, although "NBA 2k18" will be the first.

"Zelda: Breath of the Wild" remains the highlight of the console, and is hailed as one of the best open world RPGs of all time.

Set in a gorgeous world, the combat is enjoyable and players are given full freedom to do what they want.

"Super Mario Odyssey" is set to be released in October, and could very well be as good as "Zelda". The trailers and previews suggested that the latest entry into the former plumber's franchise is set to the biggest and one of the most experimental of his entire run.

The unique visual design, which brings Mario to a more realistic universe, is eye catching and I cannot wait to dive in and explore it.

"Xenoblade Chronicles 2" should be released by the end of the year as well. A sequel to the highly rated WII title, if this is anywhere near as good as the original, then the Nintendo Switch is officially a must buy.