The Nintendo Switch The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is right around the corner for release on May 12, 2023.
I'm sure those of you who pre-ordered the download version have already added it to your Nintendo Switch home screen, which makes us all the more excited to be able to play it.
Everyone is probably preparing for the release by clearing the previous The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, watching the ending again, and reviewing the story of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild story introduction video, but there is one more thing you need to prepare for, right?
Ensure you have enough free space to download the game data for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!
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Required Capacity is 16.3GB!
ダウンロード版の『ゼルダの伝説 ティアーズ オブ ザ キングダム』をダウンロードするには、16.3GBの空き容量が必要です。
— 任天堂サポート (@nintendo_cs) May 8, 2023
The official Nintendo Support Twitter (@nintendo_cs) announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom requires 16.3 GB of free space for download!
The capacity of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite units is 32 GB, while the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has a capacity of 64 GB, so there is no problem if you are only downloading The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but in reality you will probably be downloading other software as well, and considering future updates, it would be safer to have more room.
If so, we recommend installing a micro SD card in your beloved Nintendo Switch to increase its capacity!
With more storage capacity, you can download more game software and be free from the stress of not being able to download data due to lack of space when purchasing new software or updating software.
The Nintendo Switch accepts "microSD memory cards," "microSDHC memory cards," and "microSDXC memory cards," but besides capacity, standards and read speeds are also different.
If you are not sure which one to buy, please refer to funglr Games' previous article on micro SD cards recommended for Nintendo Switch.
Regarding how to manage data after installing the micro SD card, please refer to "microSD Card FAQ" in the Nintendo Customer Support!