Amazon is currently a Micro Center 1TB Micro SDXC card for only $84.98. That’s one of the least expensive 1TB Micro SDXC cards we’ve seen, and it’s fully compatible with the Nintendo Switch console.
If you’ve started compiling a collection of digital games, you probably already know just how limited the Switch’s base storage capacity. With only 32GB of starting space (and some of it reserved for the OS), you’ll barely fit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokemon Sword or Shield, which tap out at 13.5GB each! There’s only one expansion slot in the Switch console so you want to make sure you get the biggest card you can afford.
1TB Micro SDXC Card (Switch Compatible) for $84.98
Micro Center is a legitimate company; they have about two dozen retail stores and they’ve been around for over 40 years. This particular brand of Micro SDXC card has over 14,000 reviews on Amazon with an average user score of 4.6/5. The Micro Center “Premium” card has a faster Class U3 rating, which means it boasts a minimum read speed of 30MB/s. Of course if you plan to use this in a Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t even matter. The Nintendo Switch can only support U1 (10MB/s) speeds, so a higher rated U3 speed will just be throttled back down to U1 speeds anyways. So make sure your money goes into maximum storage capacity, not maximum speed.
Note: An official Nintendo Switch branded Micro SDXC card is no more compatible than any other Micro SDXC card with similar specs. Aside from the official licensing, you’re paying extra only for the card’s design. Of course, no one’s going to see the card once installed.
Steam Deck Owners Can Use These Cards Too!
The Switch isn’t the only gaming system that accepts these cards. If you’re a Steam Deck owner, you can also use this card, especially if you picked up the 64GB storage option. This deal may come around on Black Friday, but we highly doubt that it will be any cheaper. You might as well get it now and never worry about running out of space again. Check out our guide to the best SD cards for Steam Deck for more info.
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