If you’re onboard with the Switch for the long-haul then sooner or later a Micro SD card is going to need to be amongst your plans. Given the machine’s limited storage space, and its relentlessly expanding library of brilliant games, at some point you’re going to need to expand your system’s onboard memory with a Micro SD card for Nintendo Switch. Only running games from cartridge? You're going to limit your Switch's potential massively.
Fortunately, there are a host of options available, whatever memory capacity and price bracket you’re homing in on. The only technical limitation is that your Nintendo Switch Micro SD card has to be UHS-1 compatible, which frankly isn't much of a limitation at all. Fortunately, given the boggling number of cards around, we’ve boiled down the list to just four options, which give the maximum memory for price, whatever sized card you’re looking at. Hey, there are a lot of great Nintendo Switch accessories around. You don’t want to go blowing your whole budget on something as simple as memory. So read on, as we break down the absolute best Micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch.
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The all-round best Micro SD card for Nintendo Switch
Hitting the ‘Goldilocks window’ for Micro SD cards (being more than big enough for most game storage needs, but not excessively so, at a price that’s entirely fair), the 200GB SDXC will evaporate all your storage worries for a good, long time, without breaking the bank. For the price of roughly one AAA Nintendo Switch game, you’ll get a home for dozens and dozens more – you could fit Super Mario Odyssey on this thing 33 times. If you’re not on a particularly tight budget, and want a robust Micro SD card that still won’t cost the Earth, this is the one to go for.
The best Micro SD card for Nintendo Switch on a budget
Want a solid amount of Switch storage while still remaining in the ‘impulse purchase’ price bracket? You’ll want to check out this 64GB beauty. It’ll take a respectable amount of games before filling up, adding double the Switch’s onboard 32GB capacity for a total of triple what you get straight out of the box. That likely won’t last forever, without intermittent deleting install management, but at the same time, it won’t cost you must at all to get started and you'll still get all the current best Nintendo Switch games on there.
The best, ultra-high capacity Micro SD card for Nintendo Switch
If you want a ludicrous amount of space with money no object? This nonsensical beast is the Micro SD card for you. Sporting half a terabyte of storage space (that’s 85 Super Mario Odysseys, ie. Forget about Nintendo Switch storage for the rest of your life), it’s near guaranteed to be the last card you’ll ever buy for your console. It's more than enough to store many of the upcoming Switch games for 2018 and beyond.
The official Micro SD card for Nintendo Switch
If you want to go for the officially licensed options, these are those. Coming in 64 and 128 GB flavours (don’t lick them, they both taste the same really, and not very good), they also have Link (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild edition) and Mario (from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) on the box, respectively. Also a Switch logo on the cards themselves. So that’s nice. You will pay a price for that branding thoufh, as these two come in a little more expensive than equivalently sized SanDisk cards without the Nintendo bells and whistles.
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