WWE 2K18 out now on the Australian eShop, retail next week

by Daniel VuckovicDecember 5, 2017

It’s December 6th in Australia and that means WWE 2K18 has dropped on the eShop. We were unsure if the recently announced date would apply to us but here looks like it does – at least digitally.

EB Games currently still has the physical game listed on the 12th of December. Whatever way you buy it you’re looking at a hefty download, the digital version weighs in at just over 20GB and requires 32GB of space. You’ll need a Micro SD card as well to even be able to download it, and the game will hog 1GB of space locally as well.

There’s no escaping the download with the physical version either, it’ll still be a 24GB download for you to properly play the game there as well.


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  • Mr Retail
    December 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I’ll wait to catch this one at the bargain bin for the reason of I am not going to support developers that insist upon using a smaller capacity cart and forcing users to download on top of that. I didn’t buy a physical copy to download additional required content from day 1. Games such as this will never be playable once the servers are switched off as there will be no way to download the portion of the game needed to play it.

    At first I was pretty nice about the garbage and felt the developers should be rewarded for bringing their games to the Nintendo platform however it didn’t take long for me to realise that I or anyone else should be taking one for the team in order to keep these publishers on the system.
    Look at how well that paid off in the instance of EA… They release a sloppy game (the let’s face it is not everyone’s cup of tea. You either like soccer or hate it) and then further exasperate the problem by frustrating its own market that were keen to buy it by having a clumsy/useless multi-player experience which is precisely what would have launched this kinda game into the charts… I mean ffs it’s a team sport! Who would thought that one would have loved to play the game on the go and with their friends? Apparently everyone but EA so now they are acting all butthurt in typical form and are awaiting to see if the Nintendo can prove the platform is worth it in order to bring any of the millions of titles it currently holds under its label.

    In summary:
    Downloading additional required files after purchasing a physical copy is garbage especially considering publishers could opt to use a larger cart, not to mention that the large label on the front cover is god awful and further negates purchasing the physical copy.

    EA delivers a garbage game and as expected fails to capture a large audience (oblivious to ea of course) or reach sales expectations and as such is now hesitant to release/port/develope any additional games thus confirming their status as garbage.

    Ubisoft may be the scum if the pc publishing world but at least they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and deliver and develope new games for the switch.

  • Oliver Phommavanh
    December 7, 2017 at 6:04 am

    I feel conflicted too…because if we don’t get this game then we won’t get wwe 2k19, it may be a catch 22

  • Mr retail
    December 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Yeah it always seems like a lot is at stake if we don’t show support for these kinds of half arsed efforts.

    I will probably end up getting it and taking one for the team convincing myself that I doing it for the greater good or something stupid like that.
    They could at least do something about the cover art or make it reversible or you know just a clean sticker that can be removed easily.

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