The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is slated to be released in about three months’ time. Being a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, it’s more than likely to be larger in scale. And that may indeed be the case, judging from the game’s file size.
A Reddit user has shared on the site a screenshot for the game’s Japanese page, which shows a file size of 18.2GB. This reflects the file size that is shown on the US site for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The first game measured in at 14.4GB, which is still quite the jump in file size, depending on the way you look at it.
It’s worth noting though that the Reddit post claims that this is “the largest Nintendo game software ever”. Which is technically incorrect, as it is only the largest first party title on the Nintendo Switch. According to an old Amazon Japan listing, Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U measured in at 22.7GB, which was pretty notorious for its time for either taking up all of the console’s storage space or necessitating an external drive.
All that being said though, keeping a game of the current generation under 20GB is still pretty impressive, even if it is a Nintendo Switch title. For context, the console handheld hybrid’s port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes in at 31.5GB. Then there are titles like NBA 2K23 with its 53.7GB file size, which makes you wonder what is taking up all that space.
As mentioned earlier The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is just under three months away, with a release date of 12 May 2023. There are also images of a special edition Nintendo Switch for the game that has been leaked way ahead of the game’s release.
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