LEGO City Undercover's physical Nintendo Switch version may require almost half of the console's storage space
That's kind of a lot, especially for a physical copy.
The Nintendo Switch has had an incredibly successful launch between the console's "phenomenal" sales and the fact that it is home to one of the highest-rated games of all-time. That said, there is a bit of a concerning trend popping up, particularly in regards to the game's physical cartridges. And no, I'm not talking about how they taste. There have been some rumblings that Nintendo Switch cartridges are more expensive to manufacture, and one game, Rime, has gotten some pretty hefty, if not unnecessary flack for it. As it turns out, LEGO City Undercover may have tried to circumvent some of these costs at the expense of other areas.
It's being reported that physical versions of LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch will require 13 GBs worth of storage on your console for a game download. Images of the game's box have popped up online, revealing the storage notification, as well as a requirement for an internet connection.
Here are the images courtesy of Reddit:
It could very well be that developers may circumvent some of the costs for manufacturing a Nintendo Switch cartridge by going for smaller memory sizes, requiring the consumer to download a portion of the game once popping the cartridge in. This is by no means a confirmation of what is happening, but it does make sense in the context of developers trying to keep digital and physical versions consistent in price.