Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Download Size Revealed & It Is Massive
The download size for Nintendo’s latest entry in The Legend of Zelda series, Tears of the Kingdom, has been revealed.
Nintendo has updated the eShop store page for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, revealing its download size among other details. As it turns out, this is the largest file size of any first-party game for the Nintendo Switch. Of course, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, but we’re inclined to believe that will be the case here.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Download Size Details
The download and install size for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be seen below.
- Game file size: 18.2GB
However, this likely does not include any DLC that will be available at launch or soon after.
Previously, it was reported that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may just be the Nintendo Switch’s swan song, as the console maker prepares for the next generation. Based on what VGC’s Andy Robinson had heard, he estimated that Nintendo will start talking about its next generation console by 2024, and he wasn’t convinced that another huge first-party game other than The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is left on the Nintendo Switch. Though, he did add that the usual Nintendo prediction caveats apply to his prediction.
Similarly, back in November last year, GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Ding had also stated that the Nintendo Switch lineup after The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is non-existent. With regards to new entries in series like Metroid Prime, Mario and Donkey Kong, Ding added that, while Nintendo does have these games are in development, they are not slated for release in 2023.
Tears of the Kingdom is the latest action-adventure game in The Legend of Zelda series that is developed and published by Nintendo. It is the follow-up to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017), and will be available on the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.