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Amazon Item of the Day: The Best Micro SD Card for the Nintendo Switch

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Our favorite Micro SD card for the Nintendo Switch is once again on sale on Amazon. We’re huge fans of the Sandisk Ultra 200GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card as it has transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s which is more than fast enough for anything you’d ever want to do with the Switch, and being a Sandisk card it’s backed by a real brand name folks respect with a 10 year warranty if anything ever goes bad. And really, after 10 years, we’ll probably have way crazier forms of storage.

The Sandisk Ultra 200GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card is what I use in my Switch, as I think it’s the best bang for the buck as far as the capacity to cost ratio right now at $49.50 (as of this writing). You can size down to the 128GB card for $29.50, or up to a 256GB card for $71.50. Both of those are good prices too, so it basically comes down to how much eShop games you plan on buying.

I can barely keep up with the pace of great downloadable eShop titles that get released, and to avoid needing to juggle archiving games and only keeping a limited amount of games on your internal system memory, a bigger micro SD card is a great purchase for the Switch. It’s hard to really write too much more about this card as it does exactly what it’s advertised to do: Hold games, read/write fast, and be reliable.



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