Nintendo won’t be revealing any more news about Nintendo Switch until their special presentation on January 12th, but more details are trickling out from other sources. Laura Dale of Let’s Play Video Games has been steadily revealing new tidbits via sources close to Nintendo and Ubisoft, and today she released two more reports.
The first indicated that Nintendo Switch will support Micro SD cards up to 128 GB, while the second states that Nintendo “doesn’t have any plans to support USB Hard Drives being connected to the Nintendo Switch Dock to expand system storage.” Nintendo is reportedly concerned that allowing consumers to attach external hard drives to the dock would “cause players to see the system as less inherently portable, harming their core branding for the system as a portable home console.”
Nintendo also wants players to be able to detach the handheld unit from the dock without having to wait for games, save data, and other information to sync. As such, all data will be stored on the handheld unit.
Obviously this information is not officially confirmed by Nintendo, but Dale’s source is a Nintendo employee who previously tipped her off to when the Switch reveal would take place, the content of the reveal, Switch’s use of cartridges, and more.
Source: Let’s Play Video Games