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Big Bash Boom on Switch will be digital-only

by Daniel VuckovicNovember 27, 2018

Big Bash Boom is finally out this week and we started to work on its bargain guide, but noticed the game isn’t listed in this week’s catalogues, indicating that there won’t be a traditional physical release.

Three retailers currently list the game; the Big Bash League official store, EB Games and The Gamesmen. EB Games, which comes with an exclusive steelbook case, lists the Switch version listing with the following text;

This product is a digital redemption code and is physically shipped to you. This product code is not provided by e-mail.

The BBL store and Gamesmen listings do not specify the game format as physical or digital.

Following up with Big Ant, a representative confirmed that the game box will include a code to download the game from the eShop instead of a cartridge. This game box will be available to purchase from EB Games, JB Hi-Fi, and independent retailers such as The Gamesmen. Department stores Target and Big W will not be stocking Big Bash Boom. Of course, the game will also be available to purchase directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Regardless, we’re still keen for cricket on Switch, as we’ve been following Big Bash Boom since its announcement, including a great interview and preview from PAX.

Big Bash Boom releases this Thursday, November 29.

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  • Oliver Phommavanh
    November 27, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    That’s a shame, I wanted a physical copy 🙁 Still, I will get it to support the aussies!

  • Silly G
    November 27, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Screw that, then. I don’t think a cartridge is too much to ask for $90! And what the hell is the point of an additional steelbook case for a game that doesn’t even have a cartridge to begin with?!

    The degree of absolute brain dead stupidity on display here is unfathomable. Why didn’t they spend that steelbook money on cartridges/discs instead?!

    The fact that they are giving customers such late notice is also an extremely scummy and contemptible thing to do. If I were to have this delivered in such a state, I would order a refund.

  • Silly G
    November 27, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Screw that, then. I don’t think a cartridge is too much to ask for $90! And what the hell is the point of an additional steelbook case for a game that doesn’t even have a cartridge to begin with?!

    The degree of absolute brain dead stupidity on display here is unfathomable. Why didn’t they spend that steelbook money on cartridges/discs instead?!

    The fact that they are giving customers such late notice is also an extremely scummy and contemptible thing to do. If I were to have this delivered to me in such a state, I would demand a refund.

  • Johnny Cage
    November 28, 2018 at 7:22 am

    LOL, they’re giving a download code a steelbook case!?

  • Mick
    November 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    $90 for an empty box.

    But then again, a lot of gamers pay $90 for a download anyway. Some even pay over $150 for the super-uber-dooper special edition of each year’s Call of Duty, which I cannot fathom.

    This’ll probably be a buggy shit fest anyway.

  • Smellybum
    November 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Also worth noting, that unless the eShop listing is inaccurate, the Switch version is also without online play. Same price as the other versions, with missing features. Cool!

  • Ruzzie3801
    November 30, 2018 at 6:21 am

    €29.99 / £24.99 in the Europe E- shop – exchange rate = less than $50 AU
    Price in Au E- shop $89.99.
    Yet another case of Aust customers getting screwed the sharp end of the stick

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