Rockstar’s crime caper will require an SD Card on Switch.
Gamers looking forward to playing Rockstar’s L. A. Noire on their Switch will need to buy an SD card as well as the game to play the damn thing in the first place.
Yep, that’s right, L.A. Noire weighs in at a massive 29GB, and as we all know the Switch itself comes with a base 32GB internal storage. 6GB of that is for the Switch’s inner workings and other such magic, meaning, well do the math.
Don’t think you can get away with buying a physical copy either. Although you might get away with it depending on what you have installed on your machine, the physical version comes with a 14GB day one download which is full of patches and game data and such like. Basically, if you want L.A. Noire on your Switch, buy an SD card.
“If using the physical cartridge version of LA Noire, the game will require a 14GB digital download containing required gameplay data as well as general bug fixes and improvements,” Rockstar stated. “This file can be downloaded to either the Nintendo Switch console’s internal storage or a microSD card (sold separately).
“The Nintendo eShop digital version of LA Noire, including all bug fixes and improvements, requires 29GB of available storage. Because this exceeds the available internal storage on the console, the eShop version of the game must be installed to a microSD card (sold separately) that is inserted prior beginning the download.”
It turns out that putting a game on a bigger cartridge initially works out expensive for the developers so they can keep costs down by making the game on smaller cartridges, meaning it’s up to us the consumer to fork out the extra money.
Oh Nintendo. 32gb was never going to be enough.