How Many Nintendo Switch Games Will Fit on a 128GB SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’ve probably already realized that the console’s internal storage is not enough to store all the games you want to play. Fortunately, the Switch allows for expandable storage via SD cards.

But how many games can you fit on a 128GB SD card? Let’s find out.

Understanding Nintendo Switch Game Sizes

Before we dive into the number of games you can fit on a 128GB SD card, it’s important to understand how much space each game takes up. The size of a game varies depending on several factors such as graphics, audio, and length.

Switch Game Sizes:

  • Small Games – Under 1 GB
  • Medium Games – Between 1 GB and 6 GB
  • Large Games – Over 6 GB

Determining How Many Games Fit on a 128GB SD Card

Now that we know the different sizes of Nintendo Switch games let’s calculate how many games can fit on a 128GB SD card.


  • A small game of about 700MB can be downloaded about 183 times.
  • A medium-sized game of about 3.5GB can be downloaded approximately 36 times.
  • A large game of about 9GB can be downloaded only 14 times.

Total Number of Games:

Based on these calculations, we can estimate that a total of:

  • 183 small-sized games,
  • 36 medium-sized games,
  • or only about 14 large-sized games,

can fit on a single 128GB SD card.

Tips for Maximizing Your Storage Space

While knowing how many games you can fit on a 128GB SD card is important, it’s also essential to understand how to maximize your storage space. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

1. Delete Games You No Longer Play

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of games over time, but not all of them may be worth keeping. To free up space on your SD card, consider deleting games you no longer play.

2. Choose Physical Copies Over Digital Downloads

Physical copies of games do not take up any space on your SD card. If possible, choose physical copies over digital downloads to save space.

3. Move Games to the Internal Storage

You can also consider moving some of your games from the SD card to the internal storage of the Nintendo Switch. This will free up space on your SD card and make it easier to manage your game library.


In conclusion, a 128GB SD card can hold quite a few Nintendo Switch games depending on their size. By understanding game sizes and following some tips for maximizing storage space, you can make the most out of your Nintendo Switch gaming experience without worrying about running out of storage space.