When the PS4 was updated to support an external Hard Drive Playstation listed

This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size.

I just got my Nintendo Switch and am looking to buy a Micro SD for it but when i started to think how big it should be i remembered the PS4 and don't want to get a highest capacity Micro SD Card only to find out that it isn't supported/compatible.

So what is the highest supported micro SD capacity for the Nintendo Switch?


According to Nintendo's support page on the topic:

The following types of microSD cards are supported on Nintendo Switch:

microSD (up to 2 GB) microSDHC (4 GB - 32 GB) microSDXC (64 GB and above)

Important: In order to use a microSDXC card on the Nintendo Switch console, a system update is required.

Also, they mention speed class:

Up to speed class 10 for the SD type (minimum guaranteed speed: 10 MB/sec) Up to class 1 for the UHS type (minimum guaranteed speed: 10 MB/sec).

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    And the highest capacity supported by the microSDXC standard is 2TB, though good luck getting your hands on one of those right now. I can't find the source right now, but I recall a NoA person stating that the Switch would support 2TB microSDXC cards. – CAD97 Apr 10 '17 at 5:07
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    Lol, in the future, when it gets cracked, one could literally install all available games on such a card. – codepleb Apr 10 '17 at 7:50
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    @TrudleR already looking forward to that moment ;) – Summer Apr 10 '17 at 10:53
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    "In order to use a microSDXC card on the Nintendo Switch console, a system update is required." - Is that system update currently available? If not then the format should be counted as unsupported for now. – aroth Apr 10 '17 at 13:15
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    It is. The Switch will detect your card and update automatically @aroth – Marv Apr 10 '17 at 14:02

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