The bigger the better?

Earlier today, Nintendo broke the incredible news that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 would be releasing sooner than expected. So soon in fact that instead of waiting until September, eager fans can pick it on July 29, 2022 instead. Since then, on top of a brand-new trailer, an informative Japanese website and a plethora of new details, the game can now also be pre-ordered from the eShop.

Because of this eShop development, when reading through the information provided, we’ve discovered the game has an estimated file size of 14.6 GB. For the sake of comparison, here is a list of every Xenoblade Chronicles game available on the Nintendo Switch and their associated file size:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 | 13.1 GB
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 with Expansion Pass (Including Torna – The Golden Country) | 16.9 GB
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country) | 3.2 GB
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition | 13.7 GB
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 | 14.6 GB (Estimated)

Between now and release, it will be interesting to see how much the file size might change, if at all.

About Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

A vast world awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the next game in the acclaimed RPG series from developer MONOLITHSOFT. Players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the hostile nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations will take part in a grand tale with “life” as its central theme. Explore a new world that will connect the futures of both Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, launching for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.

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By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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