Namco Bandai has revealed that not only will Tekken Tag Tournament 2 be available as a downloadable title on the Wii U's Japanese eShop but this downloadable option will also be about $10 cheaper (a concept Nintendo itself can’t seem to grasp). But there’s a bit of a downside. That is unless players happen to have a separate harddrive with plenty of space at the ready.
It turns out Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a whopping 16.7GB download, which is more than half of the storage space of a Wii U Premium model and more than a Standard model can handle. I knew the Wii U version of TTT2 was packed with extra content but wowzers! Just how many Nintendo costumes does this game have?
But in all seriousness, and ridiculous memory necessity aside, I’m glad Namco realized that if you’re looking to gain a strong digital consumer base, you have to make the digital products more appealing (I.E. cheaper) than their physical retail counterparts. But that unfortunate download size may undo all of that appeal and make the more expensive retail version the “better” choice.
A price point or a confirmation of a release for the eShop version has not been revealed for North America or any region outside of Japan. If Namco is smart, it’ll be available and be the cheaper option in all territories.