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by jawafour » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:34 pm

jawafour wrote:Nintendo has advised that some Switch games on cartridge will require a micro SD card in the device in order to play (most of) the game. The upcoming NBA 2K18 is an example; apparently there will be some of the game playable directly from the cartridge but the full game requires additional data to be downloaded to the card...


Just read on Nintendo Life that Capcom's Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 cartridge version will only include the first game (13 Gb) whilst the second game will be downloadable and require 26 Gb on a micro SD card. It seems that the Switch cartridges currently come in sizes of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB... perfectly reasonable for most Nintendo-produced games, but pretty paltry for the size of "AAA" games that most publishers produce. Bigger sizes push up the price and hence the appearance of the infamous "Switch Tax". A Sandisk 32 Gb micro SD (class 10 speed) card currently costs around £13 on Amazon... quite a sum on top of the game purchase. Sure, the card can of course be used for any download, but if you have a few games then you probably won't want to be repeatedly / downloading over-writing.

Nintendo Life have published an interesting analysis but it seems that there are no easy answers to this challenge.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by KjGarly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:55 pm

jawafour wrote:
jawafour wrote:Nintendo has advised that some Switch games on cartridge will require a micro SD card in the device in order to play (most of) the game. The upcoming NBA 2K18 is an example; apparently there will be some of the game playable directly from the cartridge but the full game requires additional data to be downloaded to the card...


Just read on Nintendo Life that Capcom's Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 cartridge version will only include the first game (13 Gb) whilst the second game will be downloadable and require 26 Gb on a micro SD card. It seems that the Switch cartridges currently come in sizes of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB... perfectly reasonable for most Nintendo-produced games, but pretty paltry for the size of "AAA" games that most publishers produce. Bigger sizes push up the price and hence the appearance of the infamous "Switch Tax". A Sandisk 32 Gb micro SD (class 10 speed) card currently costs around £13 on Amazon... quite a sum on top of the game purchase. Sure, the card can of course be used for any download, but if you have a few games then you probably won't want to be repeatedly / downloading over-writing.

Nintendo Life have published an interesting analysis but it seems that there are no easy answers to this challenge.


If a pre-owned card doesn't bother you then I got my 128gb SanDisk Ultra for £30 at CeX but then just noticed on Amazon they are £10 more for a new one. That jump in price though for a 256gb SanDisk card :shock:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by Ad7 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:50 am

Putting the switch up in the loft this morning felt like this:

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by still » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:25 am

Ad7 wrote:Putting the switch up in the loft this morning felt like this:

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I've packed mine away too. In a suitcase. Ready to go on hols!

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by Ad7 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:28 am

That reminds me, I need a case for it. Which is considered the best? More compact the better imo.

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by jawafour » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:18 am

still wrote:I've packed mine away too. In a suitcase. Ready to go on hols!

You've only had the Switch for a few hours, still, and yet you're already holidaying on a rooftop with other cool Switch players? Living the dream :datass: .

Ad7 wrote:That reminds me, I need a case for it...

I, too, would like a case for my Switch but I haven't seen one that attracts me. There are loads out there but they seem to be a little expensive and not really that good :shifty: .

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:06 am

I'm getting a big bonus at the end of the month, so it'll be time for me to join the Switch Squad. I also plan on getting LA Noire in November to try to encourage Rockstar to support the damn thing.

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by jawafour » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:59 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:...at the end of the month... it'll be time for me to join the Switch Squad...

Welcome (in a few weeks' time) to Switch Squad, SEP!

Beyond LA Noire, are there any other games that you're looking to pick up?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:04 pm

jawafour wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:...at the end of the month... it'll be time for me to join the Switch Squad...

Welcome (in a few weeks' time) to Switch Squad, SEP!

Beyond LA Noire, are there any other games that you're looking to pick up?


Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon 2, Mario+Rabbids, Skyrim, Mario Odyssey, probably Fifa as well.

EDIT: Forgot about Resident Evil Revelations, too.

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by Tomous » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:43 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:...at the end of the month... it'll be time for me to join the Switch Squad...

Welcome (in a few weeks' time) to Switch Squad, SEP!

Beyond LA Noire, are there any other games that you're looking to pick up?


Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon 2, Mario+Rabbids, Skyrim, Mario Odyssey, probably Fifa as well.

EDIT: Forgot about Resident Evil Revelations, too.


Get Arms too!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by Tomous » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:44 pm

Really want to get the new NBA game. I'm a casual basketball fan at best but I haven't owned a basketball game since the Dreamcast and I think I'm due another one.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by the eponymous bollock » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:38 pm

jawafour wrote:
jawafour wrote:Nintendo has advised that some Switch games on cartridge will require a micro SD card in the device in order to play (most of) the game. The upcoming NBA 2K18 is an example; apparently there will be some of the game playable directly from the cartridge but the full game requires additional data to be downloaded to the card...


Just read on Nintendo Life that Capcom's Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 cartridge version will only include the first game (13 Gb) whilst the second game will be downloadable and require 26 Gb on a micro SD card. It seems that the Switch cartridges currently come in sizes of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB... perfectly reasonable for most Nintendo-produced games, but pretty paltry for the size of "AAA" games that most publishers produce. Bigger sizes push up the price and hence the appearance of the infamous "Switch Tax". A Sandisk 32 Gb micro SD (class 10 speed) card currently costs around £13 on Amazon... quite a sum on top of the game purchase. Sure, the card can of course be used for any download, but if you have a few games then you probably won't want to be repeatedly / downloading over-writing.

Nintendo Life have published an interesting analysis but it seems that there are no easy answers to this challenge.


There do seem to be a couple of easy answers, as long as you're not a Nintendo apologist.
1. Nintendo don't charge publishers such exorbitant fees for game carts which force publishers to pass that expense on to gamers or take the hit themselves.
2. Nintendo put enough storage in their device so users aren't forced to purchase an alternate storage solution within the first 6 months of the devices existance.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by still » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:32 pm

jawafour wrote:
still wrote:I've packed mine away too. In a suitcase. Ready to go on hols!

You've only had the Switch for a few hours, still, and yet you're already holidaying on a rooftop with other cool Switch players? Living the dream :datass: .

Ad7 wrote:That reminds me, I need a case for it...

I, too, would like a case for my Switch but I haven't seen one that attracts me. There are loads out there but they seem to be a little expensive and not really that good :shifty: .


I just bought the Hori hard case. About £15. Argos. It's fine, does the job. For those of us who refuse to stick a screen protector to our new shiny toy, it's a no-brainier!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by ITSMILNER » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:06 pm

As everyone is sharing Switch collections, this is mine so far

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by jawafour » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:44 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:As everyone is sharing Switch collections, this is mine so far...

That's a great collection, Milner - nice to see a copy of Super Bomberman R featuring in it! I would like to get Cave Story+ when Nicalis gets around to a UK release (probably around 2021 going on their past performance :lol: ).

It's cool seeing these Switch collection lists and pics and I'll post my own later.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by jawafour » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:59 pm

Carts

> The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
> Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
> Disgaea 5 Complete
> Super Bomberman R
> Splatoon 2
> Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star
> Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
> Lego Worlds


Downloads

> Minecraft

The game that I've played most so far is Kart (25 hours, apparently :o ), with some time on Disgaea, Mario + Rabbids and Lego Worlds. I've barely touched Zelda, Bomberman, Splatoon or Fate yet.

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by HSH28 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:36 pm

Carts

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1-2 Switch
Lego City Undercover
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Disgaea 5 Complete
Arms
Splatoon 2
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Digital Downloads

Snipperclips: Cut it Out - Together
Fast RMX
Snake Pass
PuyoPuyo Tetris
Mr. Shifty
Sonic Mania

Everything other than Zelda is 'Played for a little while'...Zelda is 'Played for 125 hours or more'

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by BAKA » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:52 pm

I only have three (Zelda: BOTW, Disgaea 5: Complete and Splatoon 2). I'm regretting not picking up Mario+Rabbids when it was on offer at Amazon. I'm now waiting for it to drop before picking it up. I do plan on picking up Kamiko too, when I have time to play it. I'm very jealous of Milner's I Am Setsuna. I stupidly bought it in a sale on PSN before Switch's launch, not expecting it to get a physical (at least not with an English language cover), and I expected Nintendo tax on it.

Weirdly my playtime for Disgaea is listed as 30+ hours on the console, but 60-ish on the save file, I'm not sure what happened there. Zelda is over 90 I think, and Splatoon over 60 or 65.

I've fallen hard for the console. I can't wait for the slew of great stuff towards the end of the year, Fire Emblem Warriors, Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. There's a good chance I'll pick up a few multi-format titles too, Battle Chasers, Rime, and Nights Of Azure 2 looks good (I thought the original looked woeful, and never picked it up though, I wonder how connected they are?). South Park's coming too isn't it? I just want to play everything on Switch at the moment, which is weird, previously I rarely ever picked up multi-format titles on Nintendo's consoles. Generally just Nintendo and exclusives.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by HSH28 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:42 pm

BAKA wrote:South Park's coming too isn't it?


Not currently planned, at least that was the last word I think.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by Errkal » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:10 pm

jawafour wrote:Carts

> The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
> Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
> Disgaea 5 Complete
> Super Bomberman R
> Splatoon 2
> Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star
> Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
> Lego Worlds


Downloads

> Minecraft

The game that I've played most so far is Kart (25 hours, apparently :o ), with some time on Disgaea, Mario + Rabbids and Lego Worlds. I've barely touched Zelda, Bomberman, Splatoon or Fate yet.


Barley touching a Zelda game, that's not like you.


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