You'll definitely need a memory card if you buy digital.
By Robert Marrujo:: Nintendo Switch games tend to be fairly economical when it comes to file size. The diminutive hybrid console has had a host of titles come out in the months since launch, but with exception to the more ardent collectors amongst us, the average Switch owner has been able to skate by with either the system's 32GB of internal storage or a modest microSD card. Odds are that's not going to be good enough for those hoping to play L.A. Noire Remastered on Switch.
Word from Rockstar is that in order to play L.A. Noir from a physical cartridge, players must have 14GB of free space in order to get the mandatory download needed to play the game. For those electing to go the all-digital route, that download clocks in at 29GB. Which doesn't sound impossible given Switch's 32GB of internal storage, but once the requisite 6.2GB are squirreled away for the console's operating system... yeah, it's not going to work, sadly, meaning players will have to download L.A. Noire to an external microSD.
Thankfully it's not too difficult to find microSD cards with decent storage space, but there's no denying that the purchase does represent a potential obstacle for those wanting to get the game on Switch. L.A. Noire Remastered releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 14.