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tkvalead

If all you have is but one game, ( Breath of the wild ), will you need to purchase a SD Card to complete the game?

tkvalead

Octane

@tkvalead No. The Switch has 32GB of internal storage. It doesn't matter if you own Breath of the Wild as a digital copy or as a physical copy, 32GB is enough for that game + save data.

Octane

tkvalead

Thank you Octane.

Thomas

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JasmineDragon

@tkvalead You don't even necessarily have to have an SD card for multiple games. I think I played for almost a year before I bought one. 32 GB is not a lot by 2018 standards, but it's enough that you can keep save data for a bunch of games, a dozen or more smaller e-shop games, and even one or two of the bigger e-shop offerings on it. You're going to want an SD card soon, most likely, but it's not an immediate necessity.

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tkvalead

Thank you JasmineDragon for your response. I know I must sound a bit silly asking some of the questions I have asked, but I am really new to this gaming thing. At 75 , I am just a bit slow at learning.

Thomas

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Octane

@tkvalead I believe Breath of the Wild is around 13GB, and the save data is often a lot smaller, less than 1GB; around 10-100MB in most cases.

If you go to ''System Settings'' on your Switch, and then ''Data Management'', you get an overview of the software by clicking on ''Manage Software''. It shows you how much space you have left on the internal storage, and also how much space you have left on your SD card, provided you have one inserted.

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If you want to know how much space the save data takes up, you go to ''Manage Save Data/Screenshots'', and then go to ''Delete Save Data'' (don't worry, it provides you with a list of data files for your games first, it doesn't delete your save data by clicking on it).

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SwitchForce

If BoTW is the only game your playing the space should be adequate but if you get more games a microsd will be necessary to get. The MicroSD doesn't have to be like 400gb but at least 128-200gb should work just make sure to offload your game to the card for so you can save the internal memory for saves and the MicroSD card for updates of the games.

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Mountain_Man

An SD card is recommended but not required, especially if you don't plan on purchasing a lot of games digitally. Just beware of some cartridges that require you to download a portion of the game, such as DOOM and LA Noir.

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