Nintendo has been known for being minimalistic when it comes to storage space compared to its contemporaries, and it looks like the company might continue that trend with the Nintendo Switch.

According to a tweet by The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, the standard game cartridges for the Nintendo Switch will have a capacity of 16GB. That is lower than the space available on the Wii U optical disc, which had a maximum capacity of 25GB.

Having such a small storage space could make it harder for Nintendo to receive 3rd party support, especially since Triple-A titles are getting larger and larger every year. However, the storage size of the cartridges could change after launch on a game-by-game basis. Storage technology is constantly evolving, so there is a chance that Nintendo will create cartridges with larger storage space later in the console’s life.

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