The Witcher 3 is the first Switch game to use a 32gb card since launch

Oct 25, 2017
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It has now been confirmed that The Witcher 3 is weighing roughly 32gb on Nintendo Switch, but more importantly that it has everything on the card. No download is required, making it the first game to use a 32gb card since Dragon Quest Heroes I+II exclusive to the japanese Switch launch. With the talk ongoing about games needing a download, it was worth bringing out.

 

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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The Witcher being entirely in the kart while Spyro needs a download is kinda funny tbh
 

Eolz

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Oct 25, 2017
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That's nice to see CDPR showing other publishers that not only you can port graphic intensive games, but also use big cartridges (even for ports).
 

Calles

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Nov 1, 2017
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Even if it's not the most high fidelity version graphic wise this is still remarkable.
 

Dealer A

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Jan 13, 2018
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All these other publishers are making excuses for splitting their game up into downloadable extras and here is Witcher 3 on a single card. Bravo.
 

Phendrift

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Oct 25, 2017
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Might have to buy it just to support their efforts at least, even though I already have the PS4 one. Like damn :O

Switch will be the one system with both of ERA’s most concencus GOTGs so far, who’d have thought lol
 

Clov

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Oct 25, 2017
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Doesn't one of the Final Fantasies use a 32 GB card? i remember seeing that somewhere.
The Japanese and Asian version of FFX/X-2 uses a 32GB card on Switch from what I've heard. Both games are on cart, unlike the Western version.

This will be the first game in the West to use it, though.
 

9s_2b_a2

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Feb 20, 2019
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The Japanese and Asian version of FFX/X-2 uses a 32GB card on Switch from what I've heard. Both games are on cart, unlike the Western version.

This will be the first game in the West to use it, though.
Well it shows great commiment to this port, gives me faith that this will turn out decently.
 

JigglesBunny

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Oct 27, 2017
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About time that someone stepped up. Having this all on a cart and running on a handheld seemed like a pie in the sky dream only a week ago and yet, here we are.
 

Arkaign

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Nov 25, 2017
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With the right optimization, it should be alright. I think an effort to get clever with rendering distance will probably be apparent, and probably the right move. Raising details for close in stuff, while further away is a bit 'artistic' looking may not be perfect, it's probably the best choice. We're dealing with a good bit less GPU than even OG X1, so we can't expect miracles, but I think smart priorities can make it ok.

A pure 1:1 port would probably run like absolute garbage with long draw distances and LOD. So I'm ok with turning that down to maintain the general look of what your immediate surroundings are, and hopefully a 30fps feel.
 

skittzo0413

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is a good sign that 32GB cards have come down in price or will do so soon. So we should expect more games to use them.
 

Pokemaniac

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Oct 25, 2017
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I keep thinking that the Switch cards are like SD cards, and should be priced as such.
They aren't. The memory in Switch carts isn't rewritable. In theory it should actually be cheaper than Flash, because it's simpler, but it also isn't used as much (at least in the capacities Nintendo is using).
 

Seik

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Oct 25, 2017
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Aren't the Asian versions of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD also on 32GB carts?

Also cramming W3 into 32GB is black magic, wow! This is some Resident Evil 2 on N64 shit. (Assuming it'll be a decent port)
 

Maxximus

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Oct 28, 2017
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This will be the reason I’m buying the game. There are so few games releasing in their entirety today and seeing the extras they toss in is icing on the cake.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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witcher 3 on a single cart... megaman, X, resident evil, all these collections which are smaller... all have downloads... optimization is hard huh guys.