NBA 2K18 – full breakdown of storage requirements
The file size situation surrounding NBA 2K18 on Switch has been a bit confusing. The Japanese Switch eShop initially listed the game for 6.8GB, but was later changed to 22.9GB.
Nintendo’s support site fully explains the situation. Here’s the full breakdown of storage requirements:
A microSD card (sold separately) is required to download NBA 2K18 for Nintendo Switch, in addition to 5GB per save file on the system memory. Please have the microSD card inserted before beginning the game download and ensure that you have a least 5GB of system memory (not on a microSD card) available.
Below are the storage space requirements:
Initial software download after purchase – 6.8 GB
Additional software update – 16.1 GB
Save file – 5 GB system memory per save file
Please note that a microSD card is required for both the digital and physical versions of the game. Additional information about this requirement is located on the game packaging and in the Nintendo eShop / Game Store.
So technically, both file sizes in the eShop listing were correct. But now we can absolutely say that the base download is 6.8GB, followed by another 16.1GB for a software update. That makes it 22.9GB. You’ll then need to add 5GB for each save file.