These SanDisk MicroSDXC cards are for the Nintendo purist

Last Updated January 23rd, 2022

When Nintendo Switch launched back in 2017, one of the glaring issues with the console was its storage space. The system off the shelf only has 32 GB of storage space. That’s a tough pill to swallow if you’re one of those gamers planning to go all-digital this generation. When games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are more than 13 GB each, that takes up like 90 percent of the Switch’s storage space. Who wants to have access to only two games at a time?

Fortunately, Nintendo had the foresight to include a MicroSD slot so owners could expand the Switch storage space. MicroSD cards can range from 2 GB to 2 TB and SanDisk has been at the forefront of manufacturing the cards but has dropped something special for Nintendo gamers.

In a licensing agreement with Nintendo, SanDisk has released a line of Nintendo branded MicroSDXC cards for Switch and Switch Light.

The cards come in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB, each with their own unique design inspired by Nintendo games. Yes, they work with any device that uses MicroSD cards.

And if you’re wondering the differences between MicroSD, MicroSDHC, and MicroSDXC, it’s all about storage space. HC is high capacity and XC is extended capacity. MicroSD is 2 GB and below, MicroSDHC is between 4 and 32 GB, and MicroSDXC ranges from 32 GB to 2 TB. If these Nintendo-licensed cards don’t tickle your fancy, you can explore other MicroSD cards here.

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