The 6 Best SD Memory Cards For Nintendo Switch

Games these days are getting bigger and bigger. And that means your game console's memory is getting smaller and smaller. One of Nintendo's most highly anticipated games "Tears of the Kingdom," the sequel to the acclaimed "Breath of the Wild," is about to boast an unprecedented 18.2 GB size file, making it the biggest game for the Switch made by Nintendo. Now that the Switch has been around for several years, and the system's game catalog is getting increasingly expansive, it's pretty common to find yourself having to download and redownload games given that the console's internal storage is only 32 GB.

Luckily, most game systems have the capacity for expanded storage space with the addition of a microSD card. However, while a microSD card can make for an easy solution to the game storage problem, there are a bunch of different options out there that are better for certain users' needs. If you're looking to expand your console storage, but unsure of where to start, these are the 6 best microSD memory cards out there that are compatible with the Nintendo Switch.

One SD card, which falls in the middle of the pack in terms of price point, still earns you a lot of bang for your buck. Though more expensive than some microSD cards at $44.99 (on Amazon), the amount of storage you get with this card is really fantastic while never compromising on performance. If you go with the Samsung Evo, you're essentially expanding your Switch's storage space 16 times over. 

The Samsung Evo comes with 512 GB of storage. The data transfer speed is up to 130 MB/s and the card itself can resist water for up to 72 hours. However, if you're a gamer who's not quite sure they need that much extra storage space, you can also get this microSD card in other storage sizes as well, including 256 GB, 128 GB, and 64 GB. Truthfully, the best reason to go with the 512 GB model is that you can currently buy it on Amazon for almost 50% off, meaning you're really making the most of your money.

Sure, the reasoning for this one might seem a little trite, but it feels worth highlighting as an option. The SanDisk 128 GB microSDXC card is a great storage expansion option for your Nintendo Switch that comes with a little extra flair. Its price point is also quite good compared to some of the others on this list, and it has a personality you just can't beat. 

Currently priced on Amazon at $16.72 from SanDisk on Amazon as of this writing, this card is specifically licensed for the Nintendo Switch. If you want surefire compatibility at a great price, this is the card for you. The 128 GB version even comes with a fantastic Toadstool insignia on the front. While it's true that you won't be able to see the artwork when the card is in use (disappointing truthfully) it still makes for a nice touch. However, if you're looking for another size or even just some artwork that matches your favorite Nintendo property, you can also get a Zelda-specific themed one at 64 GB — or a 256 GB "Super Mario" star card, or a 512 GB "Animal Crossing" leaf card for a little extra money. One of the only downsides to this option is that the card's read/write speeds are 100/90 MB/s, respectively — which is not the fastest speed you'll see in a memory card, but it's still relatively high compared to some other models. 

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