Nintendo and Western Digital have announced that they are partnering to bring officially licensed SanDisk Nintendo Switch memory cards to gamers next month. With the limited internal storage of the Nintendo Switch, the 64GB and 128GB microSDXC SanDisk memory cards will allow users to easily expand their storage as new games come out.
“Western Digital is a global leader in memory storage, and its SanDisk brand microSD cards are trusted by consumers around the world,” said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “These new Nintendo-licensed memory cards provide significant additional storage for digital content, and in many retail locations they will be conveniently displayed alongside Nintendo Switch games and accessories.”
The SanDisk cards will feature both the Nintendo Switch and SanDisk logos. Additional storage enables players to download more digital games and content and take it all on the go.
“As more and more amazing games and related content become available for download on Nintendo Switch, our licensed memory cards allow users to quickly and easily expand their storage,” said Sven Rathjen, Vice President of Product Marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “Nintendo Switch has generated tremendous momentum, and we are thrilled to partner with Nintendo to offer consumers a trusted card for their system.”
The Nintendo-licensed 64 GB and 128 GB microSDXC SanDisk memory cards will be available at select retail outlets starting in October 2017. Pricing has not yet been revealed.
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