FIFA 17 is due - download times are big!

FIFA 17 download times are big!

FIFA 17 is upon us, which is exciting news whether you're a PS4 owner, or have an Xbox One. Other consoles are available, but no-one's bothered about them.

The fantastically successful football game is ready to download, and will be playable on September 29th.

So what does anyone need to know about it beyond that?

Well, the fact is, FIFA 17 is a massive download, so it might be a good idea to get on it in advance, so you don't end up being left wanting on the day it finally drops.

If you're a PlayStation 4 owner, you're going to be downloading around 44GB, which is not to be sniffed at. If you've got the Xbox One, it is marginally smaller, coming in at 40GB.

Fact is, both will take a long time to download, so it is worth getting a head-start if you want to be a day-one player.

Of course, it depends on the quality of your internet connections and the rest, but either way, there's someone somewhere tutting to themselves and saying they prefer Pro Evo, not that anyone asked.

On some forums, people have said that it took over 5 hours to download the game, while some lucky people said they had it within an hour. Clearly, this is something worth doing before you go to bed so you don't have to worry about it.

The end of peak-time downloading in the UK is around 10pm, so if you start downloading it after that, the main bulk will be done while you're asleep.

One good thing is that you can play with game before it has completely downloaded on both PS4 and Xbox One. It's an exhibition match, but it'll do while the rest downloads in the background.

Remember, there's a load of good console bundles you can get with FIFA 17. Have a look at some here.

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