Nintendo Switch Game Release Update and Download Sizes!

Hey guys,

With the switch release around the corner let’s take a second look what updates have been made to the game release titles on launch. As we know a console’s launch lineup can be important in helping it get off to a good start. With the Wii U making a complete mess up of its launch, Nintendo is surely hoping the Switch gets off to a strong start in March.

While the Switch’s full launch lineup has yet to be 100% confirmed, we now know at least a few of the titles that will debut alongside the system on March 3. As confirmed during the Switch news event on January 12, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nintendo’s new party game 1-2-Switch will be launch titles, as will Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2017. Super Bomberman R and Skylanders: Imaginators are also launch titles, according to Nintendo on Twitter. These appear to be the only confirmed launch titles at this stage. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ has been delayed and won’t be a release date!

We will round up all the Switch launch titles and those coming later in this post, adding more to the list below as they become confirmed.

By comparison, the Wii U, released in 2012, had 23 launch titles.

Nintendo Switch Games:

Launch (March 3):

  • 1-2-Switch
  • Fast RMX
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Human Resource Machine
  • I Am Setsuna
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Little Inferno
  • Shovel Knight
  • Skylanders: Imaginators
  • Super Bomberman R
  • World of Goo


  • Arms (Spring 2017)
  • Has-Been Heroes (March 2017)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (Spring 2017)
  • Snipperclips, Cut It Out Together (March 2017)


  • Rime
  • Splatoon 2
  • Beyond/TBD:
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (TBD)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (2017)
  • FIFA (2017)
  • Fire Emblem Warriors (TBD)
  • Minecraft (2017)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode (TBD)
  • Rayman Legends (TBD)
  • NBA 2K (2017)
  • New Shin Megami Tensei (TBD)
  • Skyrim (Fall 2017)
  • Sonic Mania (2017)
  • Steep (2017)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017)
  • Syberia 3 (TBD)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (TBD)
  • Ultra Street Fighter II (2017)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017)

Game Download/Install Sizes

Now we know what titles are going to be release at launch, the next question is will you have enough space to play these games or will you need to buy a micro SD. depending on if you’ll be using the download service from the nintendo store or buying the hard copy.

For example Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 is a 32 GB download, which is exactly the amount of onboard memory that comes with Nintendo’s new console. Set aside 6.1 GB for the Switch’s operating system and other software and there’s no way to fit this on the console itself. Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 launches with the Switch on March 3 in Japan; it hasn’t yet been dated for the west.

Of course, this isn’t much of a surprise and there’s always the option of buying the retail version of some of the beefier games. We already knew The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes up 13.4 GB of storage space. Still, it’s looking very much like extra memory is a hidden cost, one that will take some real file management discipline to avoid.

Here are the other Switch games’ file sizes according to their official Nintendo pages.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4 GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7 GB
  • Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! – 1.60 GB
  • Disgaea 5 – 5.92 GB
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB
  • I Am Setsuna – 1.40 GB
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I·II – 32 GB
    Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5 GB

SO what do you guys think? Will you be buying a Switch day 1 or will be waiting like me until the console gets cheaper, with more titles to play, improvements made and bugs fixed? leave your interesting comments below and lets have a discussion.

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