Here’s Why Nintendo Switch Cartridges Cost More Than Blu-Rays


If you haven’t heard, Rime is now multiplatform and the Nintendo Switch is one of the systems to feature Rime on their console. Rime is available in May and will be $10 dollars more on the Nintendo Switch.

We had an inkling of an idea, assuming the proprietary format of cartridges the Switch uses being the culprit of these price difference. The news did not go well with the gaming crowd, who immediately began questioning why this development was happening, and Rime developer, Tequila Works has been the scapegoat who everyone has pointed their fingers at.

Eurogamer has some information about why the new format, and when speaking to Rime developer Tequila Works, “We set prices for our products based on the costs of development and publishing for each specific platform.”

If you haven’t noticed, there are more digital titles available for the Switch, perhaps the reason being the prices of the newest Nintendo proprietary format where they currently are. With time, we can assume the average pricing to drop on cartridges and will become mainstream as time goes on. As of now, Nintendo Switch cartridges are available in: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB and are more costly than Blu-ray.