Upon the arrival of any game, players anticipating said title would like to find out as soon as possible for how much the game will take up their console’s hard drive: this being for Nintendo’s first-party lineup, Switch owners are in for a treat. Since the debut of Nintendo’s portable hardware, the company has continued to surprise fans with well-compressed games that could make up almost three times the amount it comes in on the cartridge.
Next month introduces the 8th generation of the Pokémon franchise with the United Kingdom-influenced Galar region of Pokémon Sword & Shield. According to a tweet from Pokémon-centered outlet Serebii, the file size for the upcoming duo of titles is said to be 10.3 GB.
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) October 14, 2019
Following the reveal from the Pokémon website, @Nintendeal then tweeted an image of the game’s box which confirms the 10.3 GB file size for the game. The account also listed the download sizes of previous Pokémon titles (Let’s Go and Ultra Sun/Moon), revealing that the approaching Sword & Shield will be the heaviest installment yet from Nintendo.
However, despite the doubling in size of last year’s Pokémon release, the two does not even compare to the upcoming release of this year’s Call of Duty installment. Infinity Ward disclosed earlier this month that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will rank close to 175 GB for the required download space for the annual first-person shooter. As for the console versions, the client space should not be as hefty, but still exceeded what next month’s Pokémon titles will take up.
Which Pokémon title are you getting next month?
Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield will be available for Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019.