The Nintendo Switch is launching with 32 GB of internal storage, and just one launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is poised to take up around half of that. Breath of the Wild's digital version will require 13.4 GB of storage space, which doesn't leave a lot left over for other titles.
Luckily, the Nintendo Switch is compatible with microSDXC cards, so you can easily expand the system's storage. However, needing the additional storage upon purchase just adds to the total cost of the Switch. Considering that there's no pack-in game, and certain essential accessories are sold separately, it's disheartening that you have to add a microSD card to the tally.
For those that opt to purchase the physical version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it seems the Nintendo Switch can run the game from the cartridge with no need for an internal installation. It looks like the Nintendo Switch is repeating the standard set by the Wii U, which launched in 8 GB and 32 GB models and almost immediately needed expanded storage for games.