Upgrade your Nintendo Switch to 1TB for cheaper, with this official microSD card deal

The Zelda 1TB microSD card for Nintendo Switch is now more affordable

Nintendo Switch microSD card deal
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The Nintendo Switch is an amazing games console, but even the OLED model suffers from one specific issue – the on-board storage is just not big enough. You can barely fit a couple of major games on the console itself.

Thankfully, there's a microSD card slot on all Switch variants, including the Switch Lite, so you can expand the storage capacity and, with SanDisk making Nintendo-licensed cards, you can do so in style too.

The largest on offer is a 1TB card that is proudly adorned with the Hyrule Crest from the Legend of Zelda series. That will be enough to host around 100 games without having to delete and reinstall them, and it's available with a healthy 13% off on Amazon right now.

SanDisk 1TB microSDXC card for Nintendo Switch: was £159.99, now £139.20 at Amazon

SanDisk 1TB microSDXC card for Nintendo Switch: was £159.99, now £139.20 at Amazon
If you want to ensure compatibility with your Nintendo Switch, the officially-licensed microSD card from SanDisk is guaranteed to work.

Why choose the Zelda 1TB microSD card from SanDisk

There are plenty of microSD cards on the market, but not all of them are compatible with Nintendo Switch. Some aren't particularly stable, so aren't recommended, while others don't have fast enough transfer speeds to make them effective.

That's why SanDisk has a range of officially-licensed cards. As well as featuring graphics from popular Nintendo games, they are each guaranteed to work with all Nintendo Switch models.

Nintendo allows cards up to microSDXC to work in its Switch consoles, with data transfer speeds of 60 - 95 MB/s. They also must be UHS-I compatible.

The official SanDisk 1TB microSD card meets those requirements (it supports transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s, in fact). It also comes with a lifetime guarantee so will be replaced if it develops an issue – we always recommend backing up your save games to the cloud, though.

If you're not particularly bothered about the official logo though, SanDisk also has some non-branded alternatives that should work just as well. You might want to check them out too.

Rik Henderson
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Rik is T3’s news editor, which means he looks after the news team and the up-to-the-minute coverage of all the hottest gadgets and products you’ll definitely want to read about. And, with more than 35 years of experience in tech and entertainment journalism, including editing and writing for numerous websites, magazines, and newspapers, he’s always got an eye on the next big thing.

Rik also has extensive knowledge of AV, TV streaming and smart home kit, plus just about everything to do with games since the late 80s. Prior to T3, he spent 13 years at Pocket-lint heading up its news team, and was a TV producer and presenter on such shows as Channel 4's GamesMaster, plus Sky's Games World, Game Over, and Virtual World of Sport.