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.
Who the hell cares?
People with small hard drives maybe? Even those who simply don't have much space left on theirs.
Its not that much of a price stretch to get a bigger hard drive though :/ well... not where i live anyhow.
Well, why don't you just get the boxed copy? It's cheaper that way, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
since when does a downloaded game become double the size .19 becomes 38 . never had that happen.
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.
this is not exclusive to Playstation. it's basically just how installs work.
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.
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!
@ 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.
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.
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.
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.
That's what she said. My big fail at my own bad joke.
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
A lot of people proberly
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
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!"
@1st comment You mad!!
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
@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
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.
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)
You could just buy a PS3 for cheap :)
And LA Noire is a fucking 21gb download on 360, assuming it can support Games on Demand, what is the big deal?
Massive, that what you expect from a Game of The Year contender. =)
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!
I'd rather buy the disc than download it so this isn't a problem for me.
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.
Wizard Edition for North America is completely gone. You can try EBAY, but those guys are price scalping like crazy.
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
Right, this article isn't suffering from a misleading title, at all. There doesn't appear to be a mandatory install, as far as I know, and this data size quoted, is for the DL version, which, of course, will be big, as it is an entire game.
it is ready just give me that thing NOW!!! why id it delayed in Europe, WHYYYYYYY ?
Because they couldn't fit the Ni No Kuni shipments alongside all those FIFA games /s I honestly don't know why, some stupid embargo, or maybe it was a business decision. Maybe different spelling in the game box, and they only manufacture 1 regions at a time? I honestly have no idea. Best to avoid the internet though, spoilers.....
At least it aint like some pc games, hitman absolution i believe is 30gb then again most games are at 10-15.
Hitman Absolution on my pc is about 23.6gb but it's high either way. Expect games to be like that for next gen. Maybe even higher.
Total War: Shogun 2 is massive too, and that's NOT including the expansion packs. *whistle*
Another reason u cant do a JRPG of grand scale like Ni No Kuni on XCRAP, world map & open world is out of the question & that was the reason FFXIII was dumped down & it was packed with loading screens left & right, btw did any1 remember this http://cache.kotaku.com/ass... ridiculous.. So with few words as long M$ keep their dirty money away from JRPGs & JPN in general as no1 care about Gears & Halo or the console in general there then we can still hope to get more games like Ni No Kuni in the future, did u hear that XBOTS continue playing your shooters & make it clear to M$ that u r not interesting about JRPGs until M$ get it & continue to invest on more & more shooters for u to play.
If you're going to troll, at least have the decency to keep away from using numbers in words. It just makes you look sad.
Get it physical, problem solved and you get a nice box in the process.
This is one reason why I don't buy digital, takes up too much space. Not to mention I would never truly own the game unlike having a physical copy that I can do what I want with. Oh well 19 gigs is highly worth it for a quality title like Ni No Kuni. Sucks for the Super Slim owners.
Why does that suck for Super Slim owners? I don't get it.
Why does that suck for Super Slim users? When you buy a Super Slim you get more HDD space then a person buying a Slim, unless you live in Europe and bought the 12GB one. Also, you can still replace the Hard Drive in the super slim. Ni No Kuni and that white Super Slim.
No thank you.
i know you don't own ps3 stop the BS dude and it's clear you didn't even read the article which is talking about the game size not the install
I happen to own two of them and i did read the article. Next game I actually buy for PS3 will be Last of Us and that's it til next gen. All other will be either rented, borrowed, or bought for xbox360.
Please stop. You're like the Manti Te'o of N4G.
You don't have one. No need to lie.
yeah sure you own two ps3s and i own 900 ps3 and 900 xbox and 4 pc
nothing that a good ol' fashioned blu-ray disk can't handle
Holy sh*t 19 GB? That must be one big game but how long does it take to download lol?
I think it will depend on your internet speed. It took me an hour or so to download Darksiders (10GB), so I'm expecting a 2-3 hour download period and install for Ni No Kuni.
Does anyone actually play these childish cartoon games?
It's called an art style, which your brain is too small to understand.
...Said the guy/gal who trolls video game posts... :^\
clearly you dont understand Studio ghibli. The art style is cartoonish, but the underlying message of the films (and this game) is something that can appeal to all ages.
As many have already said, BUY THE RETAIL COPY. Problem solved.
...getting the game at retail; Priceless! Uh, minus the cost for the purchase of the game, But still...
Insanely misleading. This article made me think two things; a) the install is massive, but this is talking about the full game download/install which is a very different thing. b) the game itself is large and massive, which apparently it is, which is great!
lol, me too. I thought they were going to say the disc install was 32GB.
Welcome to your digital future. It is a pain, I got Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition from playstation plus, 18GB. Don't even get me started on DC Universe and its DLC. But I put a 320gb HD in my ps3 since day one, I do well with it, I could upgrade but hopefully PS4 is around the corner. I actually got my hd for free from work, spare laptop drive laying around. You can get up to a 1tb hard drive for about $100 or less. (It's the same hard drive as the one in the 360, they just put in a cheap plastic casing and lock the software and charge you more for less hd space) I'm getting the disc version of this game, the demo was awesome. Downloading that much data sucks though, hopefully sony will work some magic next gen with the gaikai technology. I'd even deal with longer install times in exchange for faster download time. My pc downloads incredibly fast, but they can take for ever to install. And something may not install right or require a restart. Oh and if your done with the game, uninstall the game data as well. I know it sucks, but, you sometimes have to do that, some of you probably have a lot more space available than you think.
Retail Disk via Amazon.com