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Don’t buy Nintendo’s overpriced Switch SD cards – buy these instead

Nintendo Switch Storage Guide

Over the weekend, Nintendo Everything discovered via an Amazon listing that Nintendo was partnering with popular accessory maker HORI to bring officially branded SD cards to the Nintendo Switch. Unsurprisingly, these cards are overpriced, so regardless of whether or not they make their way west, you should avoid them at all costs. Instead, read on for our suggestions of SD cards you should get for your Switch.

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC

If you want the most bang for your buck, look no further than SanDisk’s 200GB microSDXC card. You’ll be hard pressed to find a 256GB card significantly under $200 and most 128GB cards cost upwards of $40. Considering how much smaller the standard Switch game will be compared to the massive size of games on PS4 and Xbox One, a 200GB card should be the sweet spot for price and storage.

SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD (SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A) Price:$49.99 Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

SanDisk Extreme PLUS 32GB microSDXC

Not sure how much additional storage you’re going to need, but don’t want to run out of room on your Switch day one? You might be better off picking up a supremely affordable 32GB card from SanDisk instead.

Price: Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSDXC

On the other hand, if you’re fairly confident you’re going to download every game that looks even somewhat intriguing, a 256GB card from Samsung might be your best bet. If the 2017 lineup for the Nintendo Switch stays as sparse as it looks right now, 256GB should be plenty to hold everything that hits the console.

Samsung EVO+ 256GB UHS-I microSDXC U3 Memory Card with Adapter (MB-MC256DA/AM) List Price:$41.60 Price:$37.65 You Save:$3.95 (9%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

PNY Elite 128GB microSDXC

If you want a reasonable chunk of storage and are willing to take a (minor) risk, you can save some money by picking up PNY’s 128GB microSDXC card instead of a 128GB card from one of the bigger brands.

PNY 128GB Elite Class 10 U1 microSDXC Flash Memory Card, Model:P-SDU128U185EL-GE Price:$46.51 Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC

Last (but certainly not least), we have the highest rated SD card on Amazon. This 64GB card retails for $60, but at the time of writing, you can pick one up for a measly $21. If you don’t plan of shoving your Switch full of digital games, 64GB should tide you over for a good long while.

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-064… List Price:$20.99 Price:$12.88 You Save:$8.11 (39%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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