The best Nintendo Switch SD card in June 2024

Product shots of the best Nintendo Switch SD cards in front of various Nintendo characters on a red background
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Buying the best Nintendo Switch SD card allows you to store more games on your Switch. But is that really necessary? Well, the Switch OLED only comes with 64GB and the basic Switch just 32GB. So given that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild needs 13.4GB of space and Mario Odyssey needs 5.7GB, the answer is probably yes.

Choosing the best Nintendo Switch SD card can be tricky, though, as they look pretty similar on paper. Basically, you're looking at a read speed of at least 60MB/s and at least an extra 64GB of space. 

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.

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