news\ Sep 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

NBA 2K18 requires microSD to play on Nintendo Switch

That's quite the download!

NBA 2K18 requires microSD to play on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Support site has revealed that Nintendo Switch owners will not be able to play NBA 2K18 without purchasing and using a microSD card. The game has a pretty hefty download of 22.9GB which is broken down into three portions, the initial software download, the save file, and update saves. 

With the Switch only having 32GB to begin with, you've probably already invested in a microSD card, but NBA 2K18 won't be able to function without one. 

Here's how Nintendo put it:

A microSD card (sold separately) is required to download NBA 2K18 for Nintendo Switch, in addition to 5GB per save file on the system memory. Please have the microSD card inserted before beginning the game download and ensure that you have a least 5GB of system memory (not on a microSD card) available.

Below are the storage space requirements:

  • Initial software download after purchase – 6.8 GB
  • Additional software update – 16.1 GB
  • Save file – 5 GB system memory per save file

Please note that a microSD card is required for both the digital and physical versions of the game. Additional information about this requirement is located on the game packaging and in the Nintendo eShop / Game Store.

So, before you go out and buy the game - get an extra SD card.


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