LEGO City Undercover on Switch requires 13 GB install, even with cartridge (updated)


Originally a Wii U exclusive in 2013, LEGO City Undercover will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on April 4th. Although, some interesting reports have been posted about the Switch version of the game from its box art.

Thanks to the Switch supporting cartridges, downloading games to system hardware is not necessary. According to LEGO City Undercover‘s case however, it states on the front that an internet connection is required.


It also says on the back that 13 GB of storage space is needed to download the game. Seems like WB Games did not include all of the game’s data on the cartridge and decided that users will have to download the rest.

This is unfortunate, seeing as the Switch only has 32 GB of internal memory (more like 29 GB), this would take up almost half of the its space if users don’t already have a microSD card. We’ll keep you posted on this story as it progresses.

Source: Nintendo Everything

UPDATE: WB Interactive Entertainment made a statement to IGN claiming that the print on the packaging was an error and that the full game will be available on the cartridge.

“The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch. Players who purchase a physical copy of LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail are getting the complete game, and do not need to download additional content to enjoy the full experience. An internet connection is not required to play the game. The only internet connection suggested is to download the typical content update patch.”

Crisis averted!

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  • dcj91x

    You do know Warner Brothers has already made a statement saying that this is incorrect information don’t you? I think it’s sad how people “report” negative information without knowing all the facts.