Nintendo and Western Digital Corporation have announced a global partnership that will see the companies producing Nintendo-licensed memory cards for use with the Nintendo Switch.
The microSDXC cards will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, each branded with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe artwork along with the Nintendo Switch and SanDisk logos.
With new digital games releasing on the Nintendo eShop each week, these cards will present a reliable option for those that want to expand upon the portable home console’s built-in storage.
Nintendo also warns that “a microSD card will be needed for certain Nintendo Switch games that contain an especially large amount of content and require additional storage for players to enjoy the full experience.”
“Western Digital is a global leader in memory storage, and its SanDisk brand microSD cards are trusted by consumers around the world,” explains Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of strategic initiatives.
“These new Nintendo-licensed memory cards provide significant additional storage for digital content, and in many retail locations they will be conveniently displayed alongside Nintendo Switch games and accessories.”
“As more and more amazing games and related content become available for download on Nintendo Switch, our licensed memory cards allow users to quickly and easily expand their storage,” adds Sven Rathjen, vice president of product marketing, client solutions at Western Digital.
“Nintendo Switch has generated tremendous momentum, and we are thrilled to partner with Nintendo to offer consumers a trusted card for their system.”
The Nintendo-licensed 64 GB and 128 GB microSDXC SanDisk memory cards will be available at select retailers in October.