Not long after the Switch version of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy was announced, multiple listings for the game began to appear online. At the time, online retail listings in North America suggested the physical copy would require a download, while there was no mention of this on the front of the European box art.
Now, with the launch just around the corner, a Reddit user who has acquired a copy of the game ahead of schedule has confirmed what exactly is going on with this upcoming release. The back of the box says the trilogy collection will require a download of at least 10 GB. To be more precise, the Switch's data management supposedly says the file download is 8.7 GB in size. To further clarify, this is an Asian copy of the game, featuring a European game card.
Based on this information, the European retail release will, in fact, require a download, even though it doesn't display the requirement on the front of its box art (see our previous post here). North Americans might also want to take note, as the above file size is the amount of free space required if you pick up a retail copy. Regardless of your region, it seems like a download will be impossible to avoid.
Will you still be picking up a physical copy of the game now that you know this? Tell us below.
This killed any interest I had in this title. I don’t have nostalgia for them, but probably would’ve picked it up if it had all 3 games.
Not going to buy it then
I really hate being that person, but with the amount of SD card space I have remaining being a dismal number, I'm going to have to pass on this myself. It's exactly why I wanted it physical in the first place, to avoid the usage of my space being eaten away. Sigh. I'm bummed.
Nope, this is a game I won't be purchasing now that the physical release is compromised.
Either put all of it on the game card, or just don't bother with the physical release, it's so half-hearted.
At least all Team Sonic Racing did was omit an intro video.
I have a feeling thanks to this, the game will be more expensive than usual switch gsmes in the future due to poor sales
This kind of thing is ruining the Switch...
Even the ancient MegaMan games aren't fully on it's cart.
Every Switch game needs to be scrutinized now for this kind of cheapo BS.
It's like this on PS4/XB1 so not surprising. Still, the 128GB microSD card I got about 2 years ago is running low so I'll pick this up with hopefully a 400+GB microSD card around Black Friday.
And the witcher is all on the card...
Anybody know what the eshop file size is? I’m kind of curious how big a cart Activision is paying for. If they went for 2 or 4 GB that’s just pathetic...
On an unrelated note - I am glad they got rid of the gigantic banner at the top of the box with the download requirement notice.
I prefer physical, but when it's this weird half download format, I might as well just go digital anyway. It's why I have a 400GB card.
@RobotReptile It's Activision, they don't care about their customers anymore and haven't for a long time. They made this remaster just as a cash grab - we're lucky they ported it to Switch at all.
So you can get Witcher 3 and ALL its DLC on one cart but not AT LEAST the first Spyro game??
Oh good grief. Why not make the game £5 more expensive and actually include it in the goddamn cartridge?!
@RobotReptile I believe it's 15GB, but that is just over the amount a 16GB cart would have (which is 14.9GiB). And the cart would need space for the relevant FW update in case the user does not have internet access (which of course is required to download the rest of the trilogy).
Basically, it would seem that they would have had to use a 32GB cart to hold the game, where just under 50% of the cart would be unused. This is one of those times where their decision for partial download is warranted.
It's such a shame, Activision is doing such a beautiful job remastering my childhood and making Crash and Spyro relevant again. Yet they've started making these really baffling decisions (microtransations in CTR, sizeable downloads for physical games) that are--understandably--turning a large number of people off from what are wonderful adaptations of some of my absolute favorite childhood games.
Dumb. Stupid. Crazy.
It's a older game. There is no reason it shouldn't be fully on the cartridge. Not a buy for me.
@Discostew no it's not warranted. It is a older game. If it's not full physical it is not worth the purchase at all, especially for the price their charging.
If the games distributed by Bandai Namco for South East Asia region, i'm sure the games will use 32 GB size cartridge and they will fit in 1 cartridge just like FF X/X-2 Asia English version.
But alas... We already know about Activision.
@Dirty0814 It's a port of a more recent game that's not even a year old. A game that is a lot bigger on other platforms. To be able to fit it onto a 16GB card, they would have had to cut more out of it just to barely fit it in.
Gonna get it for PC
Would of double dipped and got for Switch as well, but nevermind
Hey Nintendo wheres those 64GB carts you said were coming out this year? It's OK Nintendo everybody's too cheap to use them anyway.
Yes, Witcher fits on a 32G cart for $60. That’s not an equivalent comparison when this game is 33% cheaper on a smaller cart. If they charged $60 and put it all on a cart, people would be mad about “aN oLd GaMe PoRt for $60 Switch Tax”
If I buy this, I’m getting digital anyway.
I will check the Japan release in a couple of days, if it requires a download, I will just download the xci or nso from the internet and not pay for game.
Such a shame, I really wanted to buy the physical.
Really hope the next gen systems get a bit more generous with space. Not much Switch can do other than get bigger carts with more memory out there, but hoping the PS5 and XBox Whatever next year at least offer a few TBs each.....maybe 5TB?
This is why I got Spyro on PS4. Because my PS4 has more storage. I can’t be getting more micro SD cards if the full game won’t be on Switch. But to real here, did anyone really expect this game to have all 3 games in one cartridge? Activision already did that to the PS4 and Xbox One versions, so i’m not surprised. Activision is really lazy that’s all.
Don't care, still getting it. MicroSD cards keep getting cheaper, don't really mind if I have to download stuff.
Xbox had a big download of the disc also.so its not just Nintendo forcing downloads with physical copies
But besides that picking my copy up Tuesday
This sucks. I'll still be getting it physical though because of reasons.
On the outside chance you haven't looked in a while, 400GB Sandisk is 55 pounds on amazon uk, which is pretty good. I think the price is low for the time being, but may go back up a bit soon.
The 1TB Micro Sd looks at the download size and laughs.
I've got to be real here; microSD cards of good sizes are so cheap and Internet so readily accessible that I have never, ever understood the outrage when multiple games aren't on a single Switch cart. I guess I never will.
Activision may be saving a few cents per sale with this strategy but they will also miss out on a significant number of day 1 sales.
From what I read the first game is on cart but the other 2 are downloads. I buy physical games only so I can sell them when I’m done. Does this affect reselling the game?
@Tupin It's because when the eshop goes down in 20xx and you somehow lose the download, the game becomes unplayable. I can still pick up a copy of the original Spyro and play it no problem on a PS1 because the whole thing was on the disc.
@Aurumonado By then the Switch will be completely fully emulated without any fault, just saying.
All the versions of this game require a download I believe?
I'll still pick it up but I'll wait until it gets cheaper. Really wouldn't mind paying a bit of extra money for the game preservation. Not a deal breaker for me but I can see why it is for others.
Well that sucks. But if I was to buy the game on PS4 or Xbox one it wouldn't come complete on disc either so it is what it is I guess. I patiently waited almost a year to play these games so I pre ordered Spyro today.
It wonder if the download is needed to even get started or if 1 or 2 of the games are can be played straight off the card?
I contact Amazon UK and they already confirmed that it still requires download. So NA and EU are downloads not all on cart. It would be nice if they did this even if it cost a bit more most would buy it for that reason. I have it preordered to get the bonus but they need to invest in larger cart and buyers will buy them.
I'm normally a physical release person, but it seems pointless in this case. I'll likely end up getting this digital unless I find a really good deal on a physical copy down the line. September is so full of games that I'll end up waiting for some time in any case.
I know this is a split release on other platforms as well, but I still think it's a really crappy practice.
I would pay more to have it all on a cartridge than pay less to download it partially. Charge me close to $80 to compensate for expensive larger storage cards? Fine! I will save up because I hate digital and physical mixing!
Invest in those 500GB+ microSD cards. Even physical cards know the digital era is coming.
Why is this a big deal? How are people running out of space on their cards? Is no one deleting or archiving games when they are done with them?
I don't understand how people just don't have space. I've had a 128 gig card since launch and space still isn't an issue.
That’s a NO GO to me. I won’t buy games that require download anymore.
We already pay for the Switch tax for having a proper physical game.
This is rather unfortunate. I was really looking forward to this game, but now I’m not so sure.
Buy the game and DL a backup ready for the physical game apocalypse!
physical sure has its issues nowadays, limited runs make used copies not drop in price and this partial download deal removes the concept of ownership some are afraid of when the switch eshop eventually closes. personally i'm a digital guy but i see the disadvantages in the decline of physical.
Oof. That's gonna be a bit of a hard sell. I really don't like when they do this kind of stuff. It was predictable in this case at least though since it's also a thing with this game on other platforms.
@PBandSmelly no it’s not. Who wants to collect games that need online servers for download? This game is not futureproof. When -eventually- the servers go down you can’t play this game anymore; thus worthless.
I hope they choke on their greed
@Kalmaro "It is not about the space. It is about sending a message!"
This is the exact same thing they did on PS4 and Xbox One.
How does this work? Do you buy the game and need to wait another day to play it while it downloads 10gbs... that would be lame on a physical release. I haven’t had that issue with the games I bought yet.
Why is the Switch the console with all these annoying exceptions and disappointments? Controller stick drift, partial physical releases, digital games that get super limited edition physical releases months later, controllers that are ergonomic enough for a chimpanzee, no D-Pad, no reviews or refund policy on the online store, abysmal online service...
I mean, they got some things right, such as region free, good screen, portable, good game selection, etc. I just wish they cleaned it up and made it really stellar. Something special. It’s a great system, but it feels like Nintendo is still falling behind on its overall quality that we have come to know over the past two decades or so.
That's ridiculous. If you are to do a physical release do it right and have it complete. It really defeats the point of "physical" if you have to download the majority of it.
@koekiemonster Exactly. And to add to what you said, it hurts the resale of the game later. What if the download code is used? Whoops, can’t sell it as a trilogy anymore. Seriously, to heck with these companies that skimp on this stuff.
I think companies are missing the point of the appeal of having games on physical cartridge. I understand the sizes may be small and catridges are expensive, but the point of having it physical in large part is to be able to share the game with others and have access to it (even if eshop goes down in future due to new systems).
If you always require a (large) download to play it, or maybe even any download at all to at least be able to play it from the cartridge alone, then in some ways why go physical? Sure there's a bit of a collector's aspect to it. But a large portion of the point is lost. Or say for collections, when part of the collection is lost / non-transferrable with the cartridge since it's a limited-one-code-use download. Kills/lessens resale value as well. Games that have free downloads (i.e. Splatoon/Smash) I less care about, since if you transfer the game others can still download the needed content for free, and you could always play the base game from the cart.
Should be a consideration at least for what games should be physical
@NotTelevision Basically, there is one game on the cartridge, and the other two games must be downloaded separately. Companies do this to cut costs and skimp out on using a smaller capacity cartridge. Pass the cost down to the customer.
Why delete something? If it was a full physical release you wouldn't need to clear up space. If you wanted to play a game you archived you'd have to download it again and that's assuming you can still get it on the eshop. You shouldn't have to compromise.
@Kalmaro Space isn’t the issue. It’s that when people are buying a physical release, it’s bonkers to not include the whole game in the cart.
@Mamabear Yes. Games like this don’t resell for a lot because the download code is for one console only. It’s very anti-consumer.
@Joekun well, it’s definitely an improvement on the PS4 storage space... even with the disk, it required more than 20 gb of additional download.
Nowadays I don`t see a reason to buy physical when most games have downloads/patches/updates.
@Chamillion205 no need for the cart at all then.
I can see both sides to this argument. For Activision's side they are releasing a game that has been on the market for over a year and they aren't sure what the sales numbers will be. They also likely don't want to opt for the larger cartridge size because that would be additional expense that they may have to eat. And this is more or less a budget release already at $40 for physical or digital so they aren't wanting to take on too much risk. To top that off they've already opted on earlier (much larger) releases on PS4 and Xbox One to have required downloads instead of including a second disc.
For the consumer standpoint when you buy physical you are buying it over digital for a reason. Some for security that when the eShop doesn't support the Switch that you can still play the game on your Switch without needing an unavailable download. I don't think most people buying physical in this situation would mind paying a little more (maybe $10) for a larger cart over the digital release just to have the whole game. I know in our house we have two Switches and so swapping carts is a nicety since we can't share accounts (yet). In this case it's not a problem, but with other physical releases like Wolfenstein 2 I believe it was just a download code in the box, so what's the point of buying physical then? Also space is limited on the Switch especially if you haven't afforded a large SD card yet. Those are getting cheaper so it's less and less of an excuse now. And finally some just buy the physical version because it's the one on sale, or they plan to resell later.
Why is this a problem? It's the same as on the XB1 and PS4 - the first game is on disc, the next two are downloads. Nothing's changed!
Par for the course with Activision's shenanigans. Meanwhile, over at CDPR............
@Matthew010 I'd say the difference is that on those consoles the entire game installs on your hard drive even if it was all on disc. Also as a physical copy you should simply be able to put it in and play, particularly on a handheld
Well, I was planning on getting this on PC anyway...
@RobotReptile the EU shop the digital version says 15gb in total.
This is just stupid, this isn't physical, its just like an install disc that just has a link to the download page, you might as well just sell a box with a download code.
@carlos82 I understand wanting it all on cartridge, but was anyone really surprised that Activision didn't give Switch special treatment?
It's not only about SD Cards..... Not everybody has unlimited bandwidth
What did you guys expect? They screwed over the ps4 and Xboxone owners, and all of a sudden they would say: "We love you Switchers so much, here's everything on the card".
Of course not!
Wait the Asia boxart always had the download on the boxart .
I feel that any game that has a physical release should include the full game, no download required. For that reason I am not going to get this.
Activision being Activision. Sad, I wanted to get the game. Guess I'll stick to the originals.
@Matthew010 I doubt anyone is surprised, I'm certainly not. I will say for me personally it doesn't make any difference as I have plenty of SD cards, that and I have lots of other games I want to buy first, starting with Astral Chain that I've literally just picked up 😁
An 8.6 GB download isn't that bad TBH, especially in a world where the NBA 2K games require 25GB+ downloads (thus making a SD card purchase mandatory).
Well, another one for the "I'll buy it used for cheap down the line" pile I guess...
@Angelic_Lapras_King But this is Nintendos fault as well. They refused to include an internal HDD. They got off with only 32gb build in memory. That's indeed very very generous... NOT! And they dare to ask above € 300 for their system. You're still forced to buy a large SD card so you can actually play some games. At least ps4 and xbox gives you 1TB space. Of course that's a true console and on hybrid like this they still could've build in HDD in the dock.. but they can't be bothered and yet they demand such amount for their hardware. Nintendo is a joke on this part. That's why I haven't bought any other system after WII U. I sold my WII U because the very few games were quite expensive and the too big gamepad was also slowing me down with some games. I was also forced to get an other controller so I could be able the game properly. Switch got an update for sure. But again they only doubled the ram memory and with little CPU update. Just because it's newer doesn't mean its better or faster. That's why I can't support Nintendo brand anymore. Knowing that I have to spend more money than I should. I get it. Nintendo is focused on children and of course all children wants it and they know they are the only ones who gives child games that are good so they make profit of people. Give low hardware specs and force people to get other parts by not inlcuding them. Nintendo is a very expensive hardware. When I bought WII I was also forced to get other parts of the hardware to enjoy the games. Never spend so much money on different parts for a hardware. Well I'll wait for a great price discount maybe then i'll get a Switch. The price of €325 here in Holland doesn't justify it. I'm sorry that's how I feel. You don't have to agree with me. Digital download is ok. but don't even bother to release a "physical" without the games. It will soon be all digital. Goodbye old gaming style
Not interested then.
@Agriculture a farmer? Hello brother
Physical media is dying just like DVDs, Blu Rays, Music CDs before it games will become all digital as well and it will be fine. PC games have been all digital for years and nothing bad has happened
@DeltaPeng consumers don’t want to pay 80 bucks for a game. If the whole game is on cartridge the publisher needs to upgrade the cart, which is expensive.
Nintendo should jump in and sell those cartridges at waaay lower prices to prevent this kind of decisions.
@SoapMonkey I’ve also a 300GB cart and it’s full...
Why do I want to pay for a cartridge that doesn't have the game in it?
All digital = Disaster. I will hate the future and want to go back in the past.
Not everyone like Digital download only games. For them, digital download only games = Not real, No presence.
No it doesn't. The other user still gets access to the full game. The likes of Doom and Wolfenstein 2 have held their price well.
I know you like to collect bits of meaningless plastic that will fill a landfill someday, but some of play games to play games. Not to collect them in some vain attempt of getting rich or for bragging rights. I enjoy video games and an all digital future means developers no longer have to restrained to physical media and can make whatever they intended
Your rant hurt my head. You are aware including 1 TB of storage into the Switch would have shot the cost up to $700 or 800. Also Nintendo didn't advertise the upgraded Switch as a new Switch for current Switch owners, they did a stealth release because if you need a more efficient CPU/GPU which gives you a better battery life then go for it but if you are ok with how your current Switch performs then that's ok too.
I bought a 400 GB microSD card for $80 and its severed me well. The Switch more so than any other Nintendo system before it has been targeting all gamers, there are some very M rated titles on the Switch
Not sure, if it's a digital code like Bayonetta 2 then yes it would. If it simply is included as a massive update the second someone were to plug the cartridge in then no it wouldn't
I like how you don't like Activision but wanted to buy their games
@steventonysmith Activision is a publisher, not a developer... Think before you type?
I collect and play the games i bought, not just being a display on the shelf. 😉
For disc games (Wii, Wii U, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS4), I put the disc inside their game boxes and I arranged them by Alphabetical.
For cartridge games (GBA, NDS, 3DS, Switch), I stored the card inside HORI card case 24 with my design as the cover. I arranged the game boxes based on Alphabetical too.
My physical games are still not more than 200 (Around 140+) so they are really fit inside my book shelf in my bedroom.
Did I say the developed them? Think before you attack
I don't like to live surrounded by clutter. Also I can carry my entire Switch library (183 games) with me anywhere I go.
A lot of people seem to forget not everybody has unlimited high speed internet. Plenty of people have data limits (unfortunately) and some don't even have reliable high speed.
I personally prefer physical media, but I also have a 10GB monthly data cap. I'm not about to waste my entire months data on a download of a physical game. That is stupid.
@Old_Man_Nintendo on the grand scale yes physical media is dying. However, Nintendo and Sony are Japanese companies and Japan doesn't like change. CD's and DVD/Blu Ray are still very much a thing here and won't be going away any time soon. That's goes the same for games
@Old_Man_Nintendo ah you're just talking random nonsense then, got it
@Discostew I don't believe this is true. If it was the programmers would have to remove 1% of the asset size to make it work, which would be trivial. The publisher choose an 8GB cart based on price, irrespective of the size of the game.
Perhaps Nintendo should have 18GB and 20GB game cards for when a game is a few Megabytes (or GBs) away from fitting in the 16BG card. I can understand both sides so do what is more convenient depending on your situation.
Since I have been longing to play Spyro, I will buy it despite the retail game not being all physical.
To answer about my gaming style.
I don't want easy way to play by touch the Apps icon.
I want the hard way by inserting actual disc / cartridge everytime i want to play.
I don't like the convenience like that.
It just simply abusing me as a collector.
I live in Indonesia with very low Internet speed.
Far more concerned with how it runs and plays. If it’s a good conversion I’ll probably buy it digitally anyway.
Thus, the physical version of Spyro Reignited Trilogy will require a sizable effort in coercion on Activision's part, for me to even consider it.
@sandman89 I'm a professional ass farmer in rural China.
"Physical media is dying just like DVDs, Blu Rays, Music CDs before it games will become all digital as well and it will be fine."
They still exist, especially in Japan.
Physical media is still relevant until today.
@GameOtaku And that's fair, you'd have to download it again, I said as much I think. However, it's very rare that you can't just re-download a game that you want to buy unless you wait yeeeeears down the road to re-download it.
I think the same was on the PS4/Xbox One releases last year, and they delayed the game in order to get Spyro 2 and 3 finished and onto the respective disks.
Why all the content can't be on cart i don't know, seeing how Witcher 3 (a huge game in comparison) has just about managed it.
I already have it on the Xbox One, but if Switch is the only option, definitely give the Spyro Trilogy ago.
Basing the information on the Steam page ( https://store.steampowered.com/app/996580/Spyro_Reignited_Trilogy/), it claims it's 40GB in size. So they have used the maximum Switch cartridge of 32GB, and the rest (8GB) you have to download.
I didn't actually realize this trilogy supported 14 languages, and that includes audio. I bet a good chunk of the voice files is making the game so big.
Nope, sorry, we deserve better. Now The Witcher 3, that's how it's done.
Crash was all on one card, you didn’t have to download anything for it. I hate these companies buy the smaller carts to maximize their profits out here. To rub salt in the wound, in other markets they’ll pony up for the higher capacity cartridges. I’ll wait until it’s on sale on the eShop if there’s a download required.
I don't see why anyone's surprised considering that a download was required for the other versions. That won't stop me from playing a remake of some of my favorite platformers. I played the originals mostly on PSP, so the remake will feel right at home on Switch. The first game of the trilogy was always my favorite, so I'm glad that at least that one will be on the cartridge.
Nothing new here. Been happening for years. Guess you need to read the fine print always.
I don't like selling my physical games unless I absolutely don't play them anymore and even then I feel pangs of sellers remorse. Deleting a digital game is the same way. It's completely unnecessary, I had to archive Doom just to make room for save data and it was a physical release that required a download! Has it been all on the cart I wouldn't have needed to do anything!
This means there is no physical release.
I wish nintendo would stop this nonsense.
@Angelic_Lapras_King Then, publishers will require a 4 tera download...
@GameOtaku Exactly!! This is insane.
Let's say we toss aside the fact that digital distribution gives the entire control of your library to a third party, and toss aside the fact that you won't be able to redownload stuff you paid for when the servers goes down in the future (because it WILL happen).
While quality is not a concern with games (download is same game as the one distributed on cart), movies and music isn't the same. Most digital downloads (or streams) are of inferior quality compared to physical media releases. Maybe it doesn't matter if you watch movies on a small screen, or listen to music trough earbuds that came with your phone or cheap ones. But I can guarantee you that most Blu-Rays and 4K discs are vastly superior in terms of image and sound to the compressed downloads and streams you can get/buy. Regarding audio, some stores stream or sell FLAC or other lossless files, but most people prefer to buy compressed versions. And in some cases, even vinyls get a superior sound than CD (especially true with rock/pop these days, that are mastered like crap for CD/digital).
For movies and music, physical media will ALWAYS have a place for those who actually care about quality.
As for games, the whole point of physical medias is to avoid being dependent on a third-party server for "rights management". It's about, mostly, future proofing. Downloads are, more or less, only long-term rentals. If you're ok paying for that, fine. I am too in some cases. But in others, I much prefer buying physical.
this just screams buy the game digital instead of physical
@GameOtaku That's fair, and I understand where you're coming from.
For me, after I beat a game, it's rare I go back to it so I don't mind deleting it (I'll keep the save though).
Then I can just pick it up again when I feel up to it.
Nowadays though, with how patches are the norm even for physical games, even if you get it in a cartridges you don't have the full game.
Just want to let everyone know that every game you purchase requires a download before playing the game. It's pretty much industry standard. If the amount of GB is too much for you, I understand why you would opt out. But almost every game comes incomplete nowadays. I'd recommend getting a 400 GB Sandisk for like $45 on amazon. That's what I did and now I don't have to constantly delete games. Definitely worth the investment in my opinion.
It doesn't effect my decision to buy the game either way.
@Sabroni yea. I own two 400gb cards and like 4 128gb cards. I think I’ll be good with digital downloads for a while lol
Wth? Why would I even buy this physical in the first place like this? Crash was also complete... Money greed and cheap ass publishers... Guess I gonna skip this game.
@Old_Man_Nintendo PT and Scott Pilgrim say hi.
Tell the demo to a doomed game, and the fun but I beat it beat me up, that I'm busy playing Astral Chain
@PBandSmelly That's not how supply and demand works.
@Discostew The relevant FW update weights no more than 300 MB. In that case, they should have a 1GB or 2GB download. This is much more.
I don't know why they had to cheap out and only put the game on a 4GB card, this reminds me of when Capcom cheaped out and couldn't even bother getting both games on the Mega Man collections, or the 30GB NBA 2K games only having a 4GB physical edition.
It's like I don't know what they're thinking releasing physical editions like this, it defeats the point of releasing a physical edition in the first place! I mean what is someone without internet access supposed to do? With downloads this big for physical games you need to have a massive memory card to play them which kinda defeats the purpose of getting these physical games in the first place.
@Old_Man_Nintendo Just because you played it doesn't mean everyone did. If anyone wants to get that game and play it legally now they can't, because it was digital only.
So it is basically a downloadcode in form of a cardridge? Beter be able to play the games without the cardridge after having to download more than 50% of the game.
The problem people don't understand amongst all three systems is the better graphics get the bigger the games get and the more companies won't spring for larger media and the more you'll have to download
I was able to play the game without the updateit loaded up
You can play the first game no problem, try to play the 2nd or 3rd game
I know this i also own on the ps4 version.just letting the people know.i also meant to put u can play spyro 1 without.i picked my switch copy up right before work so i was speed typing lol
@RobotReptile : Well, according to Nintendo Everything, the whole game is just 6.2 GB:
So I don't know how the "partial" download for the cartridge version is bigger! (8.7 GB according to this article we're commenting on). Anyway, if the download is that big, it's probably the whole 3 games you're downloading, so the cartridge seems to be just empty, only with a loader to download the whole thing, so probably the cartridge is the cheapest they could get (maybe just 1 GB?)
Eh I mean the original one on the PS4 required additional downloads too. If it can't all fit on a bluray then it probably can't all fit on a cart. However if there is no graphical downgrade then I will want it on switch for the portability aspect.
If you snooze you lose. That's sad they won't be able to play it, but so is life and thank goodness there are thousands of other games they can play.
Whilst I expected this to be the case as it is the same on PS4/XBone, it doesn't make it any less annoying. I have the space on my SD card but for posterity's sake I'd much rather pay extra to have it all stored on the cartridge. As plenty of people have already pointed out, if The Witcher 3 can do it, Spyro sure as totally can.
Why not just release it digital only if it's not all on the card or better yet use a 32GB card. This is worse than the PS4 as the Switch is a handheld so what if I was on holiday and decided to grab this game for the plane journey home like I do with all my other handhelds I wouldn't be able to play it ridiculous.
If you buy it used, the other person may have used the code so you would be buying 1 game out of the 3
The Switch version is 15 GB
A 16 GB fits 14.9 GB
Maybe they couldn't trim it just a little more to fit
They could have offered 2 games on a 16 GB, they choose to do 1 game in 8 GB because it was cheaper
Crash was less than 6 GB
This is 15 GB
Your comparison is not analogous
So Switch carts hold up to 32GB, Spyro is 16GB. Spyro cart requires 9GB of download. Nintendo is absolutely idiotic. Lets sell a system with the lowest memory possible and then when people buy physical disks to save memory, lets just wipe out 10GB for no reason.
The Switch is the biggest failure of common sense I have ever come across and this is but a mere fraction of that stupidity. The Nintendo Life server space probably like the Switch doesn't have enough space for me to write all the points about their failures with the Switch. 35 years of Nintendo consoles and I can very confidently say I will not buy another Nintendo games console again. The Switch is useless in so many ways.
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