Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019

INQ's best and worst of tech in 2017

INQ's best and worst of tech in 2017

According to the Wall Street Journal, the 64GB cards will no longer launch in the second half of 2018.

By comparison, Blu-ray discs for the PS4 and Xbox One can hold 50 GB of data. It makes bigger games like GTA V and The Witcher 3 a problem as their file sizes balloon to excess of 50GB.

With 10 million units sold, it's on track to outsell the Wii U's entire lifetime just in its first year. This has possibly disappointed a number of US-based developers, who are known for data-heavy titles, and it may even delay their releasing of titles on the Switch.

According to a journalist called Takashi Mochizuki from the Wall Street Journal. Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and ARMS are all games that take 2 to 8GB of internal memory in the Nintendo Switch.

While there is no doubt that downloading games is becoming more and more popular, some still prefer physical media when buying their games.

China's 1st homegrown amphibious aircraft completes its maiden flight
The AG600's flight capabilities put all of China's island-building projects in the South China Sea well within range. Cheering crowds watched as the AG600 took to the skies today (Sunday, December 24) for its maiden flight.

The Wall Street Journal's source told them that some software makers, particularly US -based publishers making data-heavy games, were disappointed. Still, that may be enough to keep some games off the console or leave some Nintendo fans wishing the company would put some more room on the Switch.

The largest Nintendo Switch game card now is 32 gigabytes.

KitGuru Says: While I'm happy to pay a bit of a premium to game on the go, it seems like the increasing costs of storage while also paying more for cartridges will impact on the Switch's selection moving forward.

As a result, there are a few publishers that might delay releasing games that need the extra space.

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