Acclaimed fighting game Mortal Kombat 1 is causing concern among Nintendo Switch owners. As details about the game’s download size emerge, uncertainty arises as to whether the device will be able to handle the load. The platform’s internal memory doesn’t seem to be enough to hold the huge size of the expected title.
The hype grew when WB Games revealed that downloading Mortal Kombat 1 on the console would take up approximately 31.3 GB of free space. However, this is where the problem arises. The original Switch has a mere 32GB of internal storage, but not all of those gigabytes are available to install games.
A significant portion of the 32GB is reserved for the operating system and other files necessary for the computer to function. This means that only about 25.9 GB can be used to install the game. As a result, owners of the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite will be unable to install Mortal Kombat 1 on its internal storage.
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for owners of the new OLED Nintendo Switch. The latest version of the console has 64 GB of storage, which avoids the problem of lack of space and allows you to install games without any difficulties.
What if you don’t have an OLED switch? In this case you are left with two options. The first is to buy a microSD memory card to expand the console’s storage. Thus, the available space will be expanded and the game can be installed without any problems. Of course, this requires an investment and you can find models ranging from 128 GB to 500 GB in the market. Since this is a device that will serve you well for many games, it makes sense to buy one that is as spacious as possible.
Another option is to buy Mortal Kombat 1 in physical format. Yes, being called obsolete is ironic. Of course, it’s not yet confirmed whether an additional download will be necessary to use it, but it’s likely that a good portion of the game files are on the cartridge that comes with the purchase. how about? The future is digital but everything indicates that it will also require more investments from us.