The Switch is a wonderful little console, but the one area it suffers in is storage. And with games so expensive, it really pays to pick up a Nintendo Switch SD card cheap, so you've more cash to buy actual games (instead of the ability to actually save them). Luckily, the price of SD cards is always falling, and you can pick up 64GB and upwards seriously cheap. That's enough to install about 7-15 full Switch games, and have all their save data nice and safe too.
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Save yourself a mighty 35% on a great MicroSD card for Switch. This card is reliable, has great file transfer speeds, and it's massive, so you won't need to buy another card for years.
So, at what price makes a Nintendo Switch SD card cheap? Well, you're looking at about $15 / £12 for a 64GB card, or $30 / £25 for a 128GB card. We'd actually recommend keeping your cards 128GB or smaller. While it's more of a hassle swapping them out, you won't lose ALL your games and saves if the card gets corrupted, or you accidentally lose it. Sure, you can recover some games, but it's a real tricky process. Most of the best cases for Nintendo Switch have little pockets for your SD cards, so it's no problem carrying them around with you. Some of the best Nintendo Switch bundles come with Micro SD cards included, so you may not even need to buy one for a while, but when you do, here are the cheapest prices you can get right now.
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The best Nintendo Switch SD card
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. Reckon you'll get between 7-15 games on this SD card, depending on what games they are. The biggies take up 5GB-15GB, whereas some indies only take up 500MB or less.
The best Nintendo Switch SD card for value
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. It's worth noting that the cost of SD cards continues to fall, so you can pick this one up much cheaper today than it was 6 months ago, so it's worth stretching your budget a little.
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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 though, as these two come in a little more expensive than equivalently sized SanDisk cards without the Nintendo bells and whistles.
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