Metroid Dread file size revealed, and it won’t suck up all memory

Metroid Dread file size

Metroid Dread is the most anticipated game of the year for many Nintendo Switch owners. With not long left to go until launch, Nintendo has revealed the file size for Metroid Dread, which will only take up 4.1 GB on your system. Nintendo has obviously become experienced when it comes to Switch file compression, with most first-party titles taking up reasonable space. However, a lot of third-party games definitely require a micro SD card; for example, Doom Eternal takes up a whopping 25 GB of space. Twitter user Sniper X86 has shared the file size for every Metroid game, revealing that Metroid Dread is, perhaps as expected, the largest game in the series to date.

File sizes for every Metroid Game

  • Metroid – 59KB
  • Metroid 2: Return of Samus 107 – 112kb
  • Super Metroid – 3MB
  • Metroid Fusion – 8MB
  • Metroid Dread – 4.1GB
  • Metroid Prime – 1GB
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes – 1GB
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption – 1.7GB

If you’re eager to dive into Samus Aran’s latest adventure, you don’t have long to wait, as there are only five days to go until launch. Not only is Metroid Dread available on Friday with a lean file size, but the Nintendo Switch OLED Model arrives on the same day for those of you looking for the definitive handheld experience.

Metroid Dread launches on October 8, 2021 with a file size of 4.1GB. The new Metroid Dread amiibo will also be available on Friday, unless you’re in Europe, as they have been delayed to sometime in November. Are you excited to play Metroid Dread, and if so, will you be playing it on the Nintendo Switch OLED Model?


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.