Believe it or not but the Atlus' fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is out on Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks.
Over the past day, the game page has gone live on Nintendo's Japanese website and eShop - giving fans a rough idea of the file size for the Switch version of the game. So, just how big is it? According to this shop it's 13.3GB and the site has it down as 13.4GB. Adding to this, the US eShop says it's 14.4GB in size.
In others words, you'll likely need about 15GB of free space if you want to download this game on your Nintendo Switch, so get that MicroSD card ready!
If you downloaded a copy of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in the past, this file size may not necessarily come as a surprise. A response to the above tweet highlights how the original PlayStation 3 file size for the game caught many by surprise as well.
One other important thing to note here is that it's a digital-only release in the west (at least for now). A physical Switch release of this game has only been announced for Japan so far. We also found out earlier this week that the Switch version of the game won't be getting rollback netcode.
Will you be checking out this game when it lands on Switch on 17th March? Tell us down below.
15GB isn't THAT big. There are several much bigger games on the system.
We're still doing this bit 5 years after launch?
Get an SD card, stop this nonsense...
Getting it on PC on a sale. Would have gotten on Switch at release but Atlus keeps dropping the ball with it. No physical and no rollback? No thanks.
Lol reading this, while installing call of duty warzone 😂 "really big"
Reading the headline I was expecting it to be like 30GB+. If it's small enough to fit on a 16GB cartridge then that's just pretty normal.
Not that big at all then. If only every switch game could compress like Nintendo's official games do though.
No problem, 300 GB free on memory card...
Big? Big? My 1tb is happy to welcome you mr 14gb of Nothing.
Removed - unconstructive
After their "decisions" with rollback and Soul Hackers 2, I'm not bothering with Atlus games anymore. But after 5 years in, 14GB isn't that big, even by Switch standards.
Mortal Kombat 11 is 40gb.
I have that space and like the persona series. But no P4, then no P4A either. The switch has enough power for P4, just give it to us.
man i've got 30gb left on a 512gb card, hell yes this is big
If you actually played the original release you shouldn’t be surprised. It’s a big game for fighter standards, but it’s not Switch LA Noire “lol screw your storage” tier.
This game is BIG for a fighter especially with all the dlc/updates [there was a lot of it] that is added. Has the first game story as well on top of a an added dlc story all voiced.
Relatively big for a Switch fighter (this side of SMBU, at least), but on par with dozens of games by now - and dwarfed by a good few (Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity, L.A. Noire, formerly Warframe before it got commendably resized... even RE Revelations 2 and Observer are close to 20 Gb).
Granted, this size might still make it a lower download priority even after I get it.😅
Why Arc System Works don't support their Nintendo Switch fighting games' ports with rollback netcode?! Rollback Netcode in GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE PLUS R is exclusive to Steam owners only. Rollback Netcode in BBCF and BBTAG is exclusive to Steam and PS4. It's injustice! But, we have Melty Blood: Type Lumina with rollback netcode on Switch! Surprisingly. It is the only one good fighting game with rollback netcode on Switch that I know for now.
Oh, and about game's size... Well, for 2D-fighting game like P4AU is really big. BBTAG is about 8 or 9GB if I don't confuse.
I’m sure this would mean a lot to people that played Persona 4 and know the fighters.
@NicolausCamp there is rollback just not at launch
Removed - unconstructive
it´s not high. It´s normal. The problem that this game has no rollback and cross-plataform online. So, i´m off. I´ll buy the steam version. Cheaper and better.
This is one of the biggest reasons I’m majorly a physical only gamer. Memory space fills up even with the larger capacity cards and you get no discount on digital purchases vs physical.
Why no cart? Chocobo Racing also seems not to get a cart. What gives lately?
With Nintendo killing old consoles' eshops, I am really pretty anti-digital now
15 gigs yet no room for rollback 😔
@locky-mavo I keep reading that. I missed the presentation about Soul Hackers 2 completely and never caught up to it, but i constantly read that people are pissed about it.
Care for a quick headsup?
Ain't that bad at all. About the same size as Ys VIII and Catherine. There are other games that I hold back on due to the memory it takes up such as the RE, Bioshock and XCOM ports.
@ShadowofTwilight22 ...that's it? O.o
I mean, sure, it sucks that it's skipping the Switch but yeah, that's a lot of hatred (not specifically here mind you) for this.
But thank you!
@Neoicelord Exactly. 1TB gets cheaper as time moves on too.
@Kitoro Not for the Switch, only for PC and PS4
stick it on a 16gb cartridge and charge a couple of quid more, job done.
@Einherjar it’s a bit more than that. It’s more so the fact that the only way to play the first soul hackers in english(I’m pretty sure it’s other languages too) is on the 3DS. So skipping the switch and instead picking Xbox is a really odd choice.
@MaxiPareja Sure, but this is a port of a 2D fighter that fit on one DVD back when it came out on the Xbox 360. 14gigs is a fairly large discrepancy from it's original 5 or 6.
That's not that big.
I've got tons of Switch games in the 25-35 GB range.
Now that's big.
15 GB is average.
@NicolausCamp the fgc only play on ps4 and pc anyway
I didn’t get Strikers and I’m not getting this. Darn you Atlus give us what we want already. The real games P4 and P5. The 3DS an Atlus had a beautiful marriage.Not so with the Switch. What gives? I think Atlus is seeing someone else. And I am not having it.
I have this on the PS3 and think that it would be an absolute treat on the Switch! It is an amazing fighting game for Persona 4 fans and is a must have!
I would much rather have the dancing P4 game than the fighting one. Of course, I would like having P4 way more. If the pc can get it why can't the switch?
Yeah, compared to other consoles this game is tiny, most big games on my computer are 100gb +. However for switch this is huge considering that most games are a few gigabytes
@Kitoro That still doesn't excuse the fact that we're getting a lesser version for the Switch. Doesn't matter if I'm a pro or not, I should be able to get good netplay regardless.
@NicolausCamp historically switch versions of multi plat games have always been worse. its just something that you gotta accept when the switch is your main console. plus either way online will be garbage on switch since no one uses ethernet
@Kitoro That's a lame excuse and you know it, and even if you're using wifi, rollback would still offer an improvement. This is a low-effort job from Atlus and they should be called out for it.
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