According to Nintendo’s official listing, The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is a whopping 18.2 GB, making it the biggest-ever first-party game by the developer.

According to the title’s eShop page, the game is almost 4 GB larger than the original Breath of the Wild.

Tears of the Kingdom is going to no doubt be a massive success for Nintendo… but it’s also MASSIVE for Nintendo.

While 18 GB isn’t much by today’s video game standard, it’s worth noting that Nintendo Switch games aren’t usually anywhere near as large as PS5, Xbox Series X, or PC releases.

There are a few exceptions out there by third-party developers, of course, but Nintendo seems adept at keeping games to reasonable install sizes on its own platform.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom - Link

And as far as Nintendo’s own first-party line-up goes, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is already towering above the rest.

Don’t miss your chance to get a huge discount on your Tears of the Kingdom pre-order here!

Largest Nintendo Switch First-Party Game File Sizes

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 18.2 GB
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 17.2 GB
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14.4 GB
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – 14 GB
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition – 13.7 GB
  • Fire Emblem Engage – 13.4 GB
  • Pikmin 4 – 12 GB
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 10.2 GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8.7 GB
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 7.4 GB
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 5.8 GB
  • Super Mario Odyssey – 5.6 GB
  • Splatoon 3 – 5.4 GB

If you’re looking to pick up the leaked Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED, make sure you have enough space for all your favorite games!

Link stood on the edge of a platform looking out at the floating platforms above Hyrule in Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Is Much Bigger Than Breath of the Wild

Tears of the Kingdom being almost 4 GB larger than its predecessor Breath of the Wild is exciting news for Zelda fans.

We just saw a trailer that showcased major changes coming to Hyrule, and some exciting new mechanics.

However, the game doesn’t come close to third-party titles like The Witcher 3 (31.5 GB), Mortal Kombat 11 (32.5 GB), or the massive NBA 2K23 (53.7 GB).

Make sure you get your hands on this amazing Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition before it’s too late! Scalpers have already begun to sell the special edition of the game on eBay for insane prices, after all.

Managing Editor
Max has a wealth of experience in the industry and is a lover of all things video games, situated in Manchester, United Kingdom.