If you’re looking to the download the soon-to-be-released NBA 2K18 on Switch, you have to make sure you have enough space. The game’s listing over on the eShop has been updated with a file size of 22.9GB. This makes NBA 2K18 one of the biggest games to come to the system so far. The Switch comes with 32GB of internal storage, but only 25GB can actually be used by Switch owners. So if you download NBA 2K18 on Switch and you have nothing else on your system, you’ll be able to just barely squeeze it on.
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Switch version of the game recently for both good and negative reasons.
On the good side, the game will be the same on Switch as it is on the other consoles from a feature perspective. So, Switch owners won’t be missing out on any content. On the negative side of things, the game has stirred up a lot of controversy surrounding both the Switch and Nintendo due to it requiring a microSD card whether you buy the physical or digital edition. While it’s understandable from the digital side of things, people are livid that the full game is not on the physical cartridge. This is due to 2K Games choosing to use a smaller cartridge size instead of one big enough to fit the game’s data due to it being more expensive. As a result, buying the physical version of the game on Switch will require you to have additional storage space to download the data that’s missing from the cartridge.
NBA 2K18 launches on September 15th, 2017 for $60.