Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition launched digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC back in November. However, Rockstar Games said the physical release would be coming slightly later. In the case of Nintendo Switch, it turns out that the release date for the physical version of GTA Trilogy is February 11, 2022. However, as we’ve reported in the past, the physical release will still require a digital download of some sort, meaning that not all three games are contained on the cartridge.
Despite a release date being set, it appears that Rockstar still has not clarified what is actually contained in the physical release of GTA Trilogy on Switch. It could be that the cartridge only contains Grand Theft Auto III or, at best, Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is definitely the heftiest download out of the three games. In any case, the Nintendo Switch eShop lists the download of the entire game at 25.4 GB. The digital download required with a physical cartridge should, in theory, be smaller than that, but you should still plan accordingly.
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Of course, maybe you shouldn’t want to play GTA Trilogy on Switch in the first place, physical release date or not, since the game has been plagued with technical issues. It’s also missing a few iconic tracks from the original release.