With some Switch games in the past, we’ve seen that an extra download is required for their physical versions.
Switch owners better get used to this practice
When the bigger cartridges come out. That may change.
There are already bigger carts. They are taking the cheaper route.
Publishers will still opt to use the cheaper smaller carts for better profit margins.
Storage will get cheaper with time, as well.
@the disagrees Do you people seriously not think a storage medium will get cheaper to manufacture with time? When has that NOT been the case?
I think any console owner is used to downloads..
Not when you buy physical on other platforms. Day 1 updates are one thing, but you can always just skip that process and go straight to the game as opposed to needing to download the rest of the game on Switch.
What do you mean? Physical PS4 game’s, for instance, still requires full game installs in the hard drive. Physical Switch games generally don’t require additional downloads except for patches and part of wolfenstein in this case.
Game installs are completely different from requiring the internet to get the full content of a physical game you bought. You can install a game offline anywhere. With Switch you not only need the internet but extra external storage.in various cases.
..just enough time to get together a drink and snack.👌
no you don't.. you have to install the game on PS4 or XB1. GTA took a while before you could actually play it.
@ Neo I didn’t say you could skip installs, I said you can skip day one updates.
Why not just bigger cards to begin with, they want third party support yet they must know developers will want a lot of space. Hell even internal storage on the actual console, the Switch should have had the bigger memory storage within the dock, at least 500GB and you can transfer games between the dock and tablet.
While that is nice, it gonna push the Switch’s price even higher. Maybe a revision in the future might fix that.
just have to enable external HD support with the dock. It has USB ports on it. That would be a good fix for some of us at least.
No matter how big a size cart Nintendo releases publishers will always opt for the cheaper smaller option for obvious reasons. While Nintendo could theoretically just release a new SKU with more storage like everyone else naturally does, they couldn’t do so starting out of the gate with a lot more storage unless they wanted a more expensive console. That would’ve been an issue coming off the Wii U. Thusly all developers have to account for consumers who have a Switch with 32GB on board with only 26GB that’s usable.
you gone f*cked up A-A-Ron. its good switch is getting the 3rd party support but when it comes to this stuff they have stuffed it up and if its not the MP side for download and its also some sp means you need internet just to have the full game which to me is wrong
The fundamental flaws of the Switch have steadily begun to manifest themselves over the last few months. This is what happens when you try to be "different".
..I bought 200 GB for $60. I appreciate the flexible memory options..
This sucks. Even with ps4/xbox one, I question starting a new game because I know I will have to install it and wait for all the stupid updates just to play the game. It kills the spur of the moment aspect of wanting to play a new game when you have a spare 30 mins or so. And I have to worry, do I have enough space to install this thing or will I have to uninstall some other game just to play it? It's like damn..I just want to put the game in and start playing!
Well that kind of defeats the purpose of buying physical...
I am pleased the memory options are flexible.. ..and not a proprietary format for the Switch👌
It's a big game so who didn't expect this? Also with the cost of those cards being mad expensive to produce and buy, this is gonna be the norm. I'm used to it being a Switch gamer, really not the end of the world
Was waiting for the Switch version, won’t bother now.
no you weren't.
Preordered it at GameStop the day after it was announced in the Direct. The mandatory download is a deal breaker.
@addictedtochaos - if you owned a Switch you would have known that this is a thing and has been for some time now. It's no surprise. Devs are always going to opt for the chepaer route, thus using smaller carts until prices come down.
What gets me is that they could have opted for a digital-only format and foregone the cartridge costs on their own end, but they didn't. And now this. I mean, not that this bothers me as I intend to own several SD cards-worth of games by the end of all this, but still...
the worst offenders are things like the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Really? One collection is on the cart the other half you have to download. How is a game like the Mega Man Legacy Collection not able to fit on one cart anyways?
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