LA Noire on the Switch Could be Even More Expensive if You Don't Have a MicroSD Card

LA Noire on the Switch Could be Even More Expensive if You Don't Have a MicroSD Card

It's already $10 more expensive on the Switch as is.

If you're thinking about buying LA Noire for the Nintendo Switch, be prepared to pay a little extra. And that's on top of the additional $10 price tag the Switch version will carry on launch.

According the Rockstar Games' support page (h/t Resetera), the physical cartridge version of LA Noire requires an additional 14GB digital download for gameplay data, bug fixes, and improvements. Since the Switch only comes with 32GB of internal storage, you'll probably need a separate microSD card lest you want nearly half of your available Switch memory going to LA Noire.

It's even worse if you plan on purchasing the digital version of LA Noire which will be 29GB upon purchase from the eShop. That's more than the available storage allotted on the Switch for games, meaning you'll definitely need a separate microSD card for your digital purchase.

A microSD card for either 32GB, 64GB, or even 128GB of additional storage will usually start at around $30-$40, while 200GB options will reach close to $100. And since you'll definitely want one of those microSD cards for your Switch version of LA Noire, the price of the game has effectively doubled if you don't have a SD card already.

I'm not really sure what the actual figures are for Switch owners who also purchased a microSD card, but considering the Switch's internal memory is pretty constrained a microSD is almost universally recommended for new Switch buyers.

However, if you're like me and haven't bought a microSD for your Switch, then LA Noire might be a bit more pricier than anticipated.

LA Noire comes out on November 14 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. The retail price for the PS4 and Xbox One version will be $39.99, while the Switch version will be $49.99. Digital versions of the game will be priced the same across platforms.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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