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U.S: Nintendo Partners With Western Digital To Create Licensed Nintendo Switch SanDisk Memory Cards

Nintendo and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) have formed a global partnership to create Nintendo-licensed memory cards for use in Nintendo Switch video game systems. The microSDXC cards will be available in capacities of 64 GB and 128 GB, and will feature the Nintendo Switch and SanDisk logos.


“Western Digital is a global leader in memory storage, and its SanDisk brand microSD cards are trusted by consumers around the world,” said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “These new Nintendo-licensed memory cards provide significant additional storage for digital content, and in many retail locations they will be conveniently displayed alongside Nintendo Switch games and accessories.”

“As more and more amazing games and related content become available for download on Nintendo Switch, our licensed memory cards allow users to quickly and easily expand their storage,” said Sven Rathjen, Vice President of Product Marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “Nintendo Switch has generated tremendous momentum, and we are thrilled to partner with Nintendo to offer consumers a trusted card for their system.”

Nintendo Switch gives players the option to supplement their system’s built-in storage, depending on how much digital content they choose to download. Ever since Nintendo Switch launched in March, the system has become home to a continually growing library of diverse downloadable games and content. Additional storage enables players to download more digital games and content, and take it all on the go. Also, a microSD card will be needed for certain Nintendo Switch games that contain an especially large amount of content and require additional storage for players to enjoy the full experience.

The Nintendo-licensed 64 GB and 128 GB microSDXC SanDisk memory cards will be available at select retail outlets starting in October 2017.

Source: PR



      1. Yeah, but it’s a difference between expensive and overpriced. At least the word “dyrt” in Norwegian, meaning “expensive” directly translated, has an another meaning than overpriced.

        I think I saw a 512MB SD for Wii at 899NOK once. Ofc that’s years back so it’s not as horrible as it sounds like in 2017, but still, overpriced.

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  1. I hope that’s not it. You can already get cards in 250GB and 500GB. Not to mention the switch can work with yet to exists 3TB cards. So i hope this partnership expands down the road. 128GB is nice to see though. But with AAA games taking up so much storage that won’t last long. After Zelda BOW, Mario odyssey, pokken, Mario kart……that storage well be gone so quickly.


      1. And resale value, and insulation from account security issues, and greater flexibility if you ever have internet issues, and more pricing options, and shall I go on? Really the only reason to go digital only is if you’re too lazy to swap out a tiny cartridge.

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    1. Don’t know where you look stuff up, but 500 gb cards aren’t exactly available. 400 gb cards were just made recently (SanDisk I think?).


    2. You should buy games like Zelda, Odyssey, Kart and everything else 4GB+ if possible physical. I only bought Arms, 1,2 Switch and eShop only games digitally and so far I’ve 16 games (11 digitally) and plenty of internal storage left and an untouched 128GB Micro SD card.


  2. I have over 300gb downloaded on my WiiU. These cards are too small and too expensive. Will stick with physical on Switch especially since Nintendo fucked me over by dropping backwards compatibility this generation.

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    1. And how exactly were they supposed to implement that with cartridges? Unless you’re saying they should’ve stuck with discs, then that’s a whole different thing that kinda goes against portability.

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  3. King Kalas X3 {I only buy exclusives that interest me on Switch. For everything else that interests me, there is PS4.} says:

    If Nintendo is gonna be making money off of Micro SD Cards for Switch through this partnership with SanDisk, looks like they have even less of a reason to fix the Switch to support external HDDs. They’d make more money this way if any suckers actually buy these for their Switch.


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