Switch eShop file size round-up for Jan. 22nd, 2023
Time for another microSD card!
Time to take a look at the next batch of games on Switch in order to see how much space they’ll take up. Even for those with microSD cards, storage space on Switch is always at a premium. It helps to know what’s coming down the pipeline and how much space you’ll need to grab the digital version.
If you’re one who likes to plan ahead, you can see the next wave of Switch eShop titles and their file sizes below.
- Ten Dates – 20.7GB
- Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society – 3.8GB
- Session: Skate Sim – 3.4GB
- Albacete Warrior – 3.1GB
- Elderand – 2.8GB
- Monster Girls and the Mysterious Adventure 2 – 1.3GB
- Bike Clash – 1.2GB
- Offroad Moto Bike – 1.1GB
- Rooftop Renegade – 967MB
- Right and Down – 688MB
- Loot Box Simulator – Crimson Fire – 585MB
- VELONE – 574MB
- Startup Company Console Edition – 401MB
- Dyadic – 400MB
- Shuttlecock-H – 383MB
- Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary – 361MB
- Hippo: Little Red Riding Hood – 319MB
- nOS new Operating System – 263MB
- Japanese Escape from The Room with Sturdy Door – 184MB
- Drainus – 182MB
- Montezuma’s Revenge – 180MB
- Poker Legends: Omaha Champions – 156MB
- Radiantflux Hyperfractal 4.0 – 114MB
- Cubic Light – 111MB
- Pocket Witch – 61MB
- 7 Days to End with You – 47MB
20 GB for an interactive movie, Jesus Christ...
Are video and audio files really that huge? Can someone with a little more knowledge enlighten me?
The short answer is yes, video files are just that large, especially if you want to maintain the quality, as the file size is dictated by the resolution and bitrate, so 1GB could easily be as low as 10min of video, or less, depending on different factors. The best example in the industry is a lot of devs making the jump to PS1 and using multiple discs solely because of videos taking up so much space they needed to split the game.