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Best micro SD card for Nintendo Switch 2020

Make the most of your device with a micro SD card

Nintendo Switch Memory Card

The versatile Nintendo Switch is a popular new device which allows gamers multiple ways to play.


Nintendo Switch can be used as an all-in-one handset for single player use or the detachable “joy-con” controllers can be removed for multiple-player gaming, utilising the handy fold-out stand. If you’re still looking to get your hands on the handset for yourself, we’ve found the best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles as well as discovered where the Ring Fit is in stock.

Most of the major games are available on the very portable console and can be downloaded onto the device to be played whenever and wherever. However, as some of these games use a lot of storage, you may want to look into buying a separate memory card (mirco SD card) so you can make full use of the handset’s capabilities.

What is the best micro SD card for Nintendo Switch?

There are a variety of memory card sizes, brands and types to choose from. We break down what you should look for below to get the best mirco SD cards for Nintendo Switch devices.

Do you need a micro SD card for Nintendo Switch?

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The Nintendo Switch device comes with 32GB of internal storage plus compatibility with memory cards for additional storage of up to a potential of 2TB.

As an idea, some of the bigger games can use upwards of 10GB each so if you intend to download multiple big-name games you may run out of space quite quickly. To download and play new games, you may need to delete ones you already have to allow enough space.

To avoid having to do that, you can purchase a separate micro SD card which can be inserted into your device and store more of your games altogether.

What micro SD card are compatible for Nintendo Switch?

In terms of Nintendo Switch SD card capability, there are two types of cards which will work with the console, according to Nintendo. These are the microSDHC and microSDXC types of micro SD cards.

If you’re buying a memory card for your Nintendo Switch, make sure it is one of the above or it won’t be compatible with your device. If in doubt, you can purchase the officially licensed Nintendo Switch memory card by SanDisk.

What is the micro SD card size for Nintendo switch?

There are a range of memory card sizes depending on what you need and how much you are willing to spend. Sizes range from around 16GB to up to technically 2TB, although memory cards of this size are not currently available (though the device can support it for when they are in the future).

As an idea of how huge this is, the maximum capacity PS4 console currently available is 1TB, so you shouldn’t need a card quite this big with current games.

Even a medium sized 64GB micro SD card would provide double the amount of additional storage.

One of the biggest sizes is usually a 400GB card although you can now get cards up 512GB in size. As the capacity increases, the price tends to follow so it’s best to look at how games you’ll be looking at downloading and what size is going to be right for you.

Where does a mirco SD card go in a Nintendo Switch?

A memory card can be easily inserted into a Nintendo Switch device and the slot for the card can be found underneath the stand.

To insert the card, first make sure your device is turned off and push the memory card gently into the slot with the label facing up (away from the device). You should hear it click into place and then it’s ready to go.

10 of the best micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch

1. SanDisk microSDXC (officially licensed) – 64GB

SanDisk 64GB

Buy now on Amazon for £15.98

2. SanDisk microSDXC (officially licensed) – 128GB

SanDisk 128GB

Buy now on Amazon for £18.95

3. SanDisk microSDXC (officially licensed) – 256GB

SanDisk 256

Buy now on Amazon for £59.99

4. Kingston Canvas Select microSDXC – 16GB

Kingston 16

Buy now on Amazon for £6.90

5. Kingston Canvas Select microSDXC – 32GB

Kingston 32GB

Buy now on Amazon for £6.99

6. Kingston Canvas Select microSDXC – 64GB

Kingston 64GB

Buy now on Amazon for £11.99

7. Kingston Canvas Select microSDXC – 128GB

Kingston 128GB

Buy now on Amazon for £18.99

8. Kingston Canvas Select microSDXC – 256GB

Kingston 256GB

Buy now on Amazon for £39.99

9. SanDisk Ultra microSDXC – 400GB

SanDisk 400GB

Buy now on Amazon for £49.99

10. SanDisk Ultra microSDXC – 512GB

SanDisk 512GB

Buy now on Amazon for £95.99.


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