According to the report from the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo postponed the launch of 64 GB card for its Switch game to 2019. The report stated that the gaming company faced technical issues with its 64 GB cards.
The highest capacity provided by Switch cards currently is 32 GB. The Japanese company Nintendo decided to launch 64 GB card by the second half of 2018. However, it informed developers that cards will not come out until 2019.
Blu-ray discs used for PS4 and Xbox One could run up to 50 GB of data. Nintendo has been manufacturing game cards instead of discs to enhance portability of Switch. This would become one of the defining feature to sustain in the competition.
Though downloading games have become so popular day by day, some people still give preference to physical media while buying games. Game publishing houses are aware of this fact and the U.S. firms may postpone launch of their games until 64 GB cards are released in 2019.
Though everyone will not be excited about the 64 GB card, some of the outside developers informed WSJ that the Switch “might not be well-suited to data-heavy titles regardless of whether the 64-gigabyte card is available.” For instance, some of the best games of Switch, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, can be run on 16 GB cards.
The Switch was released in March and became a quick success. The console had sold more than 10 million devices across the world.