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The best microSD cards for the Nintendo Switch

If you own a Nintendo Switch, or you are get one soon, one of the first purchases you should make is a microSD card. Why? Well, because most Switch consoles only have 32 GB of internal storage (the Switch OLED has 64 GB), and part of the storage is allocated to system files. So if you only download a few games, it can be completely full. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomfor example, will take approx 18GB of it alone.

By inserting a microSD card into the Switch’s dedicated slot, you can expand the storage significantly, so you don’t have to worry about hitting the limits when you download more games from Nintendo eShop. A microSD card also gives you more space for DLC, as well as screenshots and video clips you take with the Switch’s record button. If you buy one with enough capacity, you may never need to upgrade in the future.

We’ve already covered the best Nintendo Switch accessories money can buy, and getting a sturdy microSD card is one of our top recommendations. Here are a few of the best models that are often discounted, all of which exceed Nintendo’s speed requirements for microSD cards in the Switch.