Although Nintendo Switch was one of the biggest success stories this year, the console’s supply has been a major issue throughout the year. While gamers in 2018 won’t see shortage in supplies, recently, reports have suggested that Nintendo might delay release of 64GB cartridges for the Switch until 2019 due to technical issues.
The latest news comes from a report by Wall Street Journal. The report mentioned that the higher capacity cartridges were set to arrive in the second half of 2018. However, the report cited the sources that the plans have now changed which is a slight disappointment to some developers.
In case you didn’t know, the cartridges or Nintendo Switch currently max out at 32GB which is far less than the capacity offered by Blu-ray discs for both PS4 and Xbox One. While the 32GB limit is enough for Nintendo’s games, several third party games’ such as Doom or L.A. Noire require more storage space than 32GB.
As a result of this, developers will now be forced to work with the 32GB limit until the larger cartridges arrive in 201. At the moment, the internal memory of Switch can be expanded with microSD card but that is far from the most intuitive experiences on console.