Nintendo Conflicted On Nintendo Switch External Hard Drive Support

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Given that Wii U had allowed users to expand their available storage space with an external hard drive, it was expected that Nintendo Switch would follow suit. However, it would appear that Nintendo is conflicted.

GameReactor report that a Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed that the console can support such drives through the USB 2.0 ports on the Nintendo Switch Dock. But, Nintendo has not activated the option to do so.

It is still under consideration, but, seeing as Nintendo Switch has been designed as a console that combines the mobility of a handheld with the power of a home gaming system, the company worries that it will become an inconvenience for those that choose to save their games on an external hard drive connected to the Nintendo Switch Dock.

That’s because when you switch to Handheld Mode, you would have to make sure that everything was transferred across to the console beforehand to continue playing. If it isn’t, the concern is the problem that it will cause when the user wants to change from TV Mode to use Tabletop Mode or Handheld Mode.

Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on Friday 3rd March, priced at £279.99 ($299.99).

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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