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Prepare Your Playstations, Ni No Kuni Is Massive

If you're looking to go on a magical adventure on your PS3 next week, then you better start making space for it. Judging by the size of the game's Japanese download, we've got quite a bit of waiting ahead of us.

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Snookies121288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

People with small hard drives maybe? Even those who simply don't have much space left on theirs.

Kran1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Its not that much of a price stretch to get a bigger hard drive though :/

well... not where i live anyhow.

TopDudeMan1288d ago

Well, why don't you just get the boxed copy? It's cheaper that way, too.

Starfox8111288d ago

It's pretty cheap to upgrade a harddrive to something that doesn't matter, but as I have Ni No Kuni it's only 4.5gb install from the disk, which is pretty standard for a PS3 game now.

Enemy1288d ago

Isn't the physical copy a dual layered BD? So 50GB. Not sure why this surprises anyone. If you want the game completely installed on your HDD you'll need a lot of space. A lot of PS3 exclusives are this huge, actually.

KingKevo1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Or you just buy it on a Blu-Ray... *facepalm*

Edit: After reading more comments I'm not sure if everybody knows that the article is about the digital version of the game and NOT the install size for the BD-copy of the game.

joab7771288d ago

I have bought a few digital games on ps3 but I think I'll go physical for this one. not because I don't have room because I want to play on Tuesday, not Wednesday, lol.

Krew_921288d ago

True, I'm running out of space just now, I'll have to delete the almost equal in size Street Fighter PS+ free game, I'd rather have Ni No Kuni any day than Street Fighter IV.

insomnium21288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

I think it's funny that THE ONLY article about Ni No Kuni that is even close on being on the top is the one saying something that can be considered as negative. This site sure is driven by PS3 fanboys....

There are perfect reviews out there and the articles pop up and die down immediately.

This game has got to HURT so many peoples' feelings that they feel the need to take the positive articles down and hope that everyone forgets about this game. Too bad for you I already pre-ordered it :)

Now mark me for trolling.

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aceitman1288d ago

since when does a downloaded game become double the size .19 becomes 38 . never had that happen.

strangelove1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

The Playstation requires you to have at least double the size of the download to install it on your PS3. The download doesn't become 40GBs, you just have to have 40GBs free to install it.

xursz1288d ago

this is not exclusive to Playstation. it's basically just how installs work.

Larry L1288d ago

Actually xursz, that's the old way installs work. Most newer devices don't need double the space for the older process of download>install>delete download. Like the Vita doesn't need double the space. You download the file and when you start it up for the first time it just does a very quick install process and you play. And I havn't used my PSP in a long time except to use my digital comics, but I don't think that needed double the space to download and install. And 360 installs as it downloads, so while I'm not 100% sure, I don't think that needs double space either.

I love PS3. But it does use a dated way of downloading and installing digital stuff. And it didn't really become an issue until later into this gen when the majority of gamers are now online and comfortable with digital commerce. It won't be an issue on Sony's next hardware, I'm sure.

Squall50051288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

To put it simply:

19GB of free space to download it.
19GB of free space to install it.

Then install file will then delete itself and you will get 19GB of space back.

Standard stuff.

But does anyone seriously buy brand new games from PSN? It's cheaper everywhere else, it takes up much less space, you get a nice shiny case and blooklet and you can sell it on if you ever get bored of it.

Madness!

KingKevo1288d ago

@ Squall5005:

I do agree with you 100%, but the thing about thebooklet made me laugh. It's sad how only very few games have a cool booklet nowadays that are in color, with cool artworks and some story details, that sometimes couldn't be found anywhere else, not even in the game itself (#Nostalgia). But I guess RPG are still more likely to have these, but your comment just made me think back when it was the standard to have a good booklet.

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strangelove1288d ago

40gigs out of a 160GB hard drive would kill my PSN game library. I'd certainly like to know before I put money into my PSN wallet. Plus the whole downloading 19 gigs is going to take some people days.

Axe991288d ago

The PSN store tells you how big the DL is before you buy, so you're safe there (well, unless you don't read the store info). The size of the DL is fairly standard for a full-sized, HD game. You can always buy the retail version if you don't have a hard-drive big enough for downloading full games.

Godchild10201288d ago

People who live in Europe that bought a 12GB console and didn't purchase a bigger Hard Drive, and looking forward to downloading this title, maybe.

The size is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. That's what see said.

Godchild10201288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

That's what she said. My big fail at my own bad joke.

Hoje03081288d ago

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Root1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

A lot of people proberly

Ranma11288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

38 giga bytes !!!! wow.

But if more sales are made through digital downloads its better for the developer as they can cut out the retailer and make a bigger profit.

Side note: i think sony should provide high capacity ps4's to push digital downloads on PS4

dedicatedtogamers1288d ago

It's sad. I remember "back in the day" when it was announced that such-and-such game used two, three, or more discs, gamers were like "OH SNAP! That is so awesome! It must be a huge game!"

But nowadays, whenever it is announced that such-and-such game uses multiple discs, or if it is announced that it takes up 15+ Gb of hard drive space, everyone goes "durrrr! Fail! Sony fails! Microsoft fails! DVD9 fails!"

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

@1st comment

You mad!!

showtimefolks1288d ago

500GB welcomes you ni nu kuni

hard drives are cheap so spend $50-60 and buy a bigger HD, its not like MS where you have to buy it from them to use it on xbox360.

newegg usually has the best prices for hard drives

cannon88001288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

@Catoplepas You ask, "Who the hell cares?" Yet you cared to take your time to write on an article that doesn't interest you?

Logical Fallacy level 100

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The_Infected1288d ago

I wish Sony had Gaikai out and for those of us who have a good Internet would have the option to stream a game of this size.

calibann1288d ago

You guys have no idea how jealous I am right now. You PS3 bastards better play the shit out of this game for me, cause I never will :( (PC not-so-master race)

BlmThug1288d ago

You could just buy a PS3 for cheap :)

andrewsqual1287d ago

And LA Noire is a fucking 21gb download on 360, assuming it can support Games on Demand, what is the big deal?

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disturbing_flame1288d ago

Massive, that what you expect from a Game of The Year contender. =)

GribbleGrunger1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

It will be no where near 38GB. Anyone who bought the 12GB model and decide to download the game, will immediately see that they cannot accommodate the size and opt for the disc version. Those in the know will upgrade their hard drive, if they haven't already. It IS a problem, but a small one that is offset by the need to sell PS3s. Even if a percentage of those that bought the 12GB are put off and don't end up buying the game at all (which is unlikely) it will be more than compensated for by extra consoles sold because of the 12GBs cheaper entry point, and these people add to the amount of people that buy the disc version.

lol. I don't understand that myself and I've just written it!

League_of_Draven1288d ago

I'd rather buy the disc than download it so this isn't a problem for me.

clearelite1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

I prefer to own a physical copy of any high quality game! Ni No Kuni is CERTAINLY no exception.

I'm actually thinking of getting the Wizard/special edition. I've been keeping my eyes on this game for possibly years.

banjadude1288d ago

Wizard Edition for North America is completely gone. You can try EBAY, but those guys are price scalping like crazy.

izumo_lee1288d ago

The max size for a Blu-ray is 50GB dual layered so obviously an exclusive game using that disc is going to be big.

This is not a DVD 9 game you know. /s