Here’s the Switchuation; Nintendo’s latest console has just landed and if you’re lucky enough to own one, you’re going to want to start building a library of games to enjoy both at home and on the go. The trouble is, the Switch is only packing a poultry 32gb of internal storage, and with games such as The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild weighing in at around 13gb – more if digitally downloaded – pretty soon you’ll be out of space.
Unless you’re willing to lug around a giant briefcase full of cartridges wherever you go, you should probably look at investing some money into an upgraded memory card. Nintendo’s own card is a rather over-priced 16 GB or 32 GB Hori UHS-I or class 10 card, but thankfully, unlike other handheld consoles that forced you to buy expensive licensed cards (I’m looking at you, Vita), Switch owners can expand memory by purchasing any brand of SDXC micro cards.
However, since not all memory cards are created equal, offering different sizing and speed options, where do you start? In this article, we’re giving you the low-down on both high performing and bang-for-buck third party memory card options for your Switch. All the prices we’ve quoted here come directly from Amazon at the time of writing.