October is looking like a pretty stacked month for Switch owners if last week's Nintendo Direct Mini is anything to go by. During the Partner Showcase, we got a confirmed release date for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and confirmation that PlayStation 4 classic NieR: Automata would be getting a port called NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition.
Launching on 20th October and 6th October respectively, these dates might seem quite far away, but the Fall season of games will soon be upon us. And we know already roughly how much space both of these releases will take up.
Starting with Ubisoft's unexpected Mario strategy shooter sequel, Sparks of Hope's Gold Edition will reportedly be taking up around 7.1GB of space on your Switch (or Micro SD card). The original — Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle — is minuscule in comparison, at around 2.3GB. Even the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC only adds another 1.5GB to the original size. We should expect a beefy campaign from an already gorgeous-looking game, then!
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NieR: Automata, on the other hand, comes in at around 10.9GB. That's a little smaller than the much larger Dragon Quest XI — another Square Enix Switch port — which sits at around 13.5GB. The PS4 action RPG from Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames is aiming to run at 30fps both docked and undocked on the Nintendo console.
Comparing the game to Platinum's other Switch releases, NieR: Automata is slightly bigger than both Bayonetta and Astral Chain, which are around 8.5GB and 9.6GB respectively. Bayonetta 2, however, is a bit larger, sizing up at around 12.4GB.
Don't forget that these file sizes may change closer to release, but this should give you a good idea of just how much room you might want to make in time for the two releases.
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