Retail eShop download cards for the Pokémon Sword and Shield games have recently released in Japan, allowing customers to buy a download code for the game. One of these has been photographed and shared on Twitter, confirming that these games will take up 10.3 GB of space.
ていうか あらかじめダウンロードが始まる前にDLカードが出回るってSwitchだと珍しいような。 pic.twitter.com/gedxfmB987
— みのり (@MIN428) October 14, 2019
On the one hand, this is more than previous Pokémon titles. The 3DS titles took up 1.7 GB, 1.8 GB, 3.2 GB and 3.6 GB. Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee for the Nintendo Switch meanwhile was 4.1 GB. However, this amount of space is comparable to other Nintendo Switch titles:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is 13.4 GB
- Super Mario Odyssey is 5.7 GB
- Dragon Quest XI S is 13.8 GB
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (not including DLC) is 13 GB
- Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is 13.6 GB
It is unclear how large the games are in terms of playable content, compared to previous Pokémon titles, from the space required alone.
Meanwhile, hidden in the images on the download card is Turtonator and Gothita; two previously unseen Pokémon for the Galar region.
Are you planning to get the Pokémon Sword and Shield games? If so, are you considering a digital copy?
Edited by Jake and Sheep.