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Choose the right SD Card for your Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the hottest portable video game console of the decade. This hands on system allows you to take the controllers off the unit and use them away from the console. But while new games keep becoming more advanced, with better graphics and more data, you will need more storage yourself. That’s why the Nintendo Switch created room for Micro SD Cards.

The internal memory of the Switch comes in at a lowly 32GB. Remember, most games require about 10gb of storage. The largest game coming in at 32.9GB (meaning you’ll have to install expanded storage to run it).

There’s only one way to upgrade the storage on the Switch: add a microSD card, microSDHC, or a microSDXC. The Switch can support up to 2TB of microSD card storage, which is plenty for the average gamer. Games are stored on the microSD card, while progress is stored in the Switch’s memory.

Added SD cards must have UHS-1 capacity read/ write speeds of over 95MBPS. Therefore, selecting the right storage update for the Switch from our dedicated video game console accessories is a simple process of finding the right size and speed for your needs.


So without further ado, let’s jump into the best Micro SD Cards for your Nintendo Switch.


64GB AData Turbo microSDXC


Capacity- 64GB

Type- microSDXC

Speed Rating- SDHC CL10
UHS-1 Speed Class 1

Transfer Rates- Read speed up to 30MB/sec

Dimensions- 15mm x 11mm x 1.0mm

Packaging- Retail packaging including SD adapter


64GB AData microSDXC UHS-1 CL10 memory card for mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices. High-speed premier card, read speed up to 30MB/sec. Includes full-size SD adapter for easy access when reading or writing to the microSDXC card.




128GB Transcend Premium microSDXC


Capacity- 128GB

Type- microSDXC

Speed Rating- CL10

Transfer Rates- Up to 90MB/sec (Transcend internal testing)

Dimensions- 11mm x 15mm x 1mm

Packaging- Retail packaging


The Premium range of microSDXC cards from Transcend are ideal companion for the Nintendo Switch. This card supports UHS-1 which means it is suitable for Full HD video as well.

Combining next-generation Ultra High Speed Class 1 technology with extra large capacity, Transcend microSDXC UHS-I memory cards not only provide the best possible performance during a host of mobile activities but also enough storage space to carry an entire collection of personal media files.




128GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC


Capacity- 128GB

Type- microSDXC

Speed Rating- A1

Transfer Rates- Up to 120MB/sec read speed

UHS Speed Class- UHS Speed Class: Class 1 (U1)

Temperature Range- Operating temperature (T-T): -25 – 85 °C
Storage temperature (T-T): -40 – 85 °C

Dimensions- Width: 15
Depth: 1.02
Height: 10.9

Packaging- Retail packaging


Blazing transfer speeds of up to 120MB/s let you move files fast. With a Class 10 rating, the SanDisk Ultra® microSD™ card is great for watching Full HD video and gaming – right from the card.




200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC


Capacity- 200GB

Type- microSDXC

Speed Rating- SDXC CL10

Transfer Rates-Read speed: 90 MB/s


Dimensions- Width: 15 mm
Depth: 10.9 mm
Height: 1.02 mm

Packaging- Retail packaging


This memory card features Class 10 video rating for high-quality video recording, so you can capture Full HD without dropouts and stuttering. And with up to 256GB of storage space, the cards allow you to store plenty of Full HD video files before you have to transfer files to your computer.




PNY Elite Class microSDXC


Capacity- 64GB

Type- microSDXC

Speed Rating- CL10, UHS-1

Transfer Rates-Read speed: 90 MB/s

UHS Speed Class- Class 1 (U1)

Packaging- Retail packaging


The PNY Elite performance Class 10, UHS-I, U1 microSD Flash Memory card is perfect for the Nintendo Switch.

It features up to 512GB of storage, giving you more available space on your mobile device so you can enjoy more mobile content such as apps, eBooks, web video, music and movies.

The Elite microSD card is rated Class 10, U1, which guarantees fast transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s so you can quickly transfer and share your content while you’re on the go.





If you’re a huge gamer, then more storage is crucial for you. Even if you aren’t, having more storage will save you from eventually running out. The best Micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch will provide you with enough space and speed to keep you gaming for months on end. So don’t spend too much time on this blog, get gaming!



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