Submitted by MattyF 567d ago | news

‘Uncharted 3’ digital download requires 87GB of HDD, download size revealed

While the multiplayer aspect of “Uncharted 3” is available as a free download, those who have not yet purchased “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” may consider purchasing the full title off the PlayStation Store. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

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Irishguy95  +   567d ago
Mistype? 8.7GB you mean...right?


No...damn. Not a chance i'm D/ling that
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MattyF  +   567d ago
The campaign is 40GB.
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But dl games are usually compressed. This is unheard of. Is there any other game on psn that requires that much space? DC Universe isn't even that big.
guitarded77  +   567d ago
PS Blog says 6.9Gb

"Join the Adventure in UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer. Download and play Competitive Multiplayer up to level 15 for Free! Access to Cooperative modes, additional Levels, and Game Modes sold separately.
ESRB: T // File Size: 6.9 GB"

I just saw your post. :D Wasn't trying to steal your thunder.

EDIT: Oh, so it's a bit over 40Gb for the full game and all DLC. It's still high, but the game has a lot of assets.
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LOGICWINS  +   567d ago
So happy I upgraded to 500GB.
FarEastOrient  +   567d ago
Is this the sign of future games to come, good thing we're not doing 4K games yet for downloading.

Holy crap that's almost a third of my monthly bandwidth cap! I hate you internet service provider.
Ares84HU  +   567d ago
If current gen games can get this size imagine next-gen games. There is no way I will be downloading a single game next-gen. All will be purchased in an actual mortar-brick store so I can actually own them and not worry about the long hours of downloading and the huge space it will consume on my HDD. But hey, that's just me.
LOGICWINS  +   567d ago
"If current gen games can get this size imagine next-gen games."

This is how Sony will pigeonhole people into subscribing to Gaikai. When PS+ rolls out for the PS4 (and PS4 games start popping up as freebies), your not going to have a choice but to get Gaikai if you want to take full advantage of PS+.

Sure, you can buy a 2TB hardrive and wait an entire a day for a PS4 game to download, but streaming (Gaikai) would clearly be the more convenient option. Very sneaky on Sony's part. Smart, but sneaky.

This has definitely given me some reservations about getting a PS4 in the near future.
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Rainstorm81  +   567d ago
Also Logic you can play the game as it downloads so that's the other workaround for large digital games.
LOGICWINS  +   567d ago
^^Thats a fantastic option. Totally forgot about that.
007Bond  +   567d ago
So much for 300 GB P$ LOL
BitbyDeath  +   567d ago
'the game has a lot of assets'


Dat ASSets
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_-EDMIX-_  +   567d ago
Games don't get smaller each gen, they get bigger. Expect games much more bigger then that after PS4's launch.
Autodidactdystopia  +   567d ago
cant wait for ps4x20 to actually use up all that 50gbs of space on gamediscs. the worlds and levels are gonna be amazing.
GribbleGrunger  +   567d ago
Yes, as some people have pointed out, you will no longer have to wait for the game to fully download before you start playing. This offers us an insight into two major changes: The game data no longer needs to be 'unpacked' and 'installs' will be a thing of the past. Of course things get even more interesting if Sony go for a SSD
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wampdog29  +   567d ago
@ guitarded77

That's 40 GB not 40 Gb....sorry, but that's a big annoyance of mine. GB = Gigabytes and Gb or gb = gigabits
Ducky  +   567d ago
"If current gen games can get this size imagine next-gen games. There is no way I will be downloading a single game next-gen."

A big portion of the game size is probably just the recorded cinematics, most of which will have two versions (3D and non-3D).

If developers stick to using the in-game engine for cutscenes next gen, then I wouldn't expect the game size to jump that much.
BlackTar187  +   567d ago
Ni No Kuna needs 21.7GB or something
Dee_91  +   566d ago
andrewsqual  +   567d ago
Its because 43gbs is the download and double that is needed to be ale to do the install after it is done downloading.
typikal82  +   567d ago
No problem for my 1TB HDD and 12MB dl speeds.... *streches arms and sits back... For hours..... *
WildArmed  +   567d ago
lol not sure if yer being sarcastic ^

Waiting hours is part of the problem.. thou the bigger problem would be the HUGE install time.

I installed 8gb game recently, and that took long enough as it is =/
hobohunterz  +   567d ago
"Turn off system when background download completes"

Go to sleep.
Darrius Cole  +   567d ago
Or for about $10 you could just buy the game from someone who has it on disc and doesn't play it anymore, and save your hard drive space.
angelsx  +   567d ago
That's shocking
trunksthestampede  +   567d ago
On the PS Store update, it says "File Size: 6.9 GB"

Is that a compressed file size? Does it decompress into 87 GB?


HellzAssassin  +   567d ago
Yeah 6.9GB for the MP portion. If you scroll down the list a little bit, you'll see the GOTY edition with 43.5GB.

Source: http://blog.us.playstation....
yeahokchief  +   567d ago
Doesn't phase me. I've got a 1TB HD installed in my PS3.
legend911  +   567d ago
This is the power of the PS3's ability to run the highest quality games with the largest files without lag. :p I loved Uncharted and am eagerly awaiting number 4.
aquamala  +   566d ago
there's still reason to get the full game (disk or download), the free to play version you have to watch a 15-30 youtube ad before every match, and there's a level cap at 15.
Pushagree  +   566d ago
Totally not worth it. Once you play the campaign a few times, you never touch the game again. Online is not worth it either.

If games are going to eat up this much space, they need more replay value.
saphiron  +   566d ago
Uncharted 3 did not have the replay value the other istallment had in single player. I don't care very much for multiplayer. I loved the skins and weapon unlocking in 2, don't get why they changed that. Still loved the game of course.
Mounce  +   566d ago
These are the times that you thank Sony for keeping physical discs in PS4 and saying "Thanks Blu-ray! For holding my huge-ass god damn games!" :D
FamilyGuy  +   566d ago
I hope the PS4 doesn't do this PS3 thing where you need double the download file size because of installing. I don't expect it to, especially since it'll be background downloading, instantly installing.

With this noted it's pretty much a guarantee that the PS4 will come with HDDs between 750Gb and 2Tbs.

All these free-to-play titles matched with PS+ makes me want to upgrade my current HDD, which is 300Gb
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stage88  +   566d ago
"Blu ray isn't needed this gen"

Oh really xbox fanboys?
JamieL  +   566d ago
Really PS fanboy. In case you didn't know the 360 doesn't have a Blu-Ray drive, and it has been VERY successful. They DID NOT NEED IT!!!
stage88  +   566d ago
Yeah xbox games didn't need it but PS3's exclusives needed it and it sure does show with how great they are. Therefore Blu Ray was need for this gen.

Try harder next time.
xtremeimport  +   566d ago
And this is why digital download is not an option for me.

Monthly limit is 90gb. Thanks Canada for holding the industry back!
Megaton  +   567d ago
Compression. How does it work?
ArmGunar  +   567d ago
Wow impressive !
JP1369  +   567d ago
I want his hard drive.
RedDevils  +   567d ago
Damn with that hard drive, I will not need a hard drive for a very long time lol
Ju  +   567d ago
I loled at the bar turning red because the disk "only" as 792GB (yes, GB!) available. LOL. Awesome.
legend911  +   567d ago
That's the developer build.....? What? How is that possible?
porkChop  +   566d ago
Takes up roughly 23.5TB. Makes me laugh remembering id Software bragging about how Rage took up 1TB on their servers.
enkeixpress  +   567d ago
Screw downloading all of that data with PSN's shoddy servers.. damn lol..

I've owned the full retail copy since the game released :)
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guitarded77  +   567d ago
Yeah... that's why I prefer discs. Some games require a lot of storage, and I already have a 750gb hard drive filled in my PS3. When people talk about an all digital download future I cringe. We'd have to have some insanely big hard drives, and the risk of corruption to the hard drive goes up. Cloud is an option for the future, but internet speeds have to increase dramatically. It will be quite some time before that happens.
bub16  +   567d ago
PSN has shoddy servers?

maybe you need to change your ISP
dantesparda  +   567d ago
Thank you!
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DA_SHREDDER  +   567d ago
yeah people who complain about download speeds on the psn are either trolls or have crappy internet. I used to have problems, then i moved, now my downloads as fast as a stopwatch count. Sometimes even faster than a clock' second hand speed.

Oh and if yall are wodering, my speed is only 3 mbps and I have 2 ps3's , a wiiU , and two lap tops. No slow down what so ever
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clearelite  +   567d ago
There are many games I would prefer owning a physical copy of anyway. I think this is one of them.
SheenuTheLegend  +   567d ago
paying 40 dollars per month for shitty 2mbps n limit is just 15gb after that it goes down to 256kbps.
living in a shit country
ExCest  +   567d ago
Ouch. What the hell country is that?
yewles1  +   567d ago
Try paying $75/mo for 5Mb down, 512Kb up, and a bandwidth cap of 60GB/mo
SheenuTheLegend  +   567d ago
porkChop  +   566d ago
Damn... I pay $55 a month, but I get 35Mbps download speed, and unlimited download bandwidth. On PSN my downloads are usually between 2-4MBps.
cee773  +   566d ago
I downloaded:
Burnout paradise
wipeout hd Fury
ratchet & clank Q4B

within hours on 12 mbps DsL(really 7mbps : speedtest)

when psn first came back up so its not psn its your isp

I played all these games within the same day

just downloaded GoW Ascension demo last night in about 25 to 30 min tops.

psn has excellent servers from my experience.
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patriotZero  +   567d ago
That's too bad.. If i want to this game it needs 87 gb hdd to permission to download, ended about PS3. Welcome back King PS4!
generalthadeape  +   567d ago
DonnieDarko  +   566d ago
£22 a month 60meg unlimited
stuntman_mike  +   566d ago

Have you been watching youtube with the auto captions on again...?
gamernova  +   567d ago
Holy hell lol
So who wants to download next gen games??? :) 150GB games ftw?
ThanatosDMC  +   567d ago
Not to mention those high end internet plans cost more than $100+ a month.
WarThunder  +   567d ago
I have high end internet Download speed 70Mbps at 20$

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MrDead  +   567d ago
I'm in the UK and I have a monthly subscription to a cable company which has fibre optic broadband, the prices are quite good.

All unlimited downloads

30mb £14.50 pcm
60mb £19.50 pcm
100mb £27.00 pcm

I still love my hard copy though, nothing like opening a new game. Also if my hard drive bites the dust I don’t want to be re-downloading 40+ games.
FlameBaitGod  +   567d ago
Mr Dead that's more than good man, I pay $55 bucks for 5mbs LOL!!!!
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NateCole  +   567d ago

I am moving to the UK.
Soldierone  +   567d ago
@above, wow....and here I am paying 70 dollars for "12"MBPS, but it gets capped at under 10 during the day thanks to traffic.... One time I clocked it at 5....
ThanatosDMC  +   567d ago
I live in the US. I'm jealous of your internet speeds. Not to mention Time Warner is a piece of $%^& that has random disconnects every day. Wish EU internet speeds get here faster at cheaper prices.

I pay $67 for 20mbps + modem rent now after the 1-year promo ended.
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kaozgamer  +   567d ago
you guys are all lucky.

here in australia we have really high prices for crappy internet

$129 unlimited 20 megabit plan (but then again this includes free calls)
stuntman_mike  +   566d ago
I'm on o2 14Mbps DL, 1.5Mbps UL £10.50 a month.
MaverickStar7  +   567d ago
Unless these guys are putting 1TB hard drives in the next systems, they can forget the idea of pushing digital downloads until we routinely have large amounts of storage space. I put a 500GB drive in my PS3 and it doesn't take long to eat a lot of that up if you are a PS+ member.
toxic-inferno  +   567d ago
Very true. I've had a 250GB hdd for the last three years, and the last two years of that, I've been struggling for space! And for the first year, I was lacking an internet connection!
Rainstorm81  +   567d ago
I have a 320gb HDD and I'm also juggling space a ave quite a few full games not downloaded because of space.

Infamous 2 16gb
La noire whopping 25gb
Me2-3 15gb each minus DLC

I need to get. 1tb HDd in my ps3 before this gen is over
toxic-inferno  +   567d ago
@ Rainstorm81

Yeah, I actually spent most of my evening trying to sort through files on my PS3 to make enough space for Mass Effect 1.
shivvy24  +   567d ago
so thats about 10 disks on a dual layer ! lol imagine swapping a disk 10 times on the xbox , each disk having 2-3 chapters lol
Flyingdog670  +   567d ago
Wow, thank god i got it the first day! XD Uncharted 3 is such a great game, thought, i honestly think that Uncharted 2 is better the Uncharted 3... The multiplayer was more fun and the and campaign was better. Don't get me wrong, Uncharted 3 is a Great game!!! Just not as good as Uncharted 2 :p

Now... we wait for Uncharted 4 e.e
Skips  +   567d ago
Disagree about U2 campaign being completely better than 3. Story wise (As in a better written story) yes. But not in terms of epic set pieces and having that "WOW" factor IMO. U2's MP being better, completely agree though.

Edit: For Uncharted 4. Combine the absolutely well written story of 2 and mind BLOWING set pieces and mechanics of 3, taking advantage of the PS4's capabilities.

And you got yourself a near perfect Action Adventure game. lol. IT BOGGLES THE MIND!
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wolokowoh  +   567d ago
To me Uncharted 3's flaw is that is focused to much on story and epic set pieces and not enough on what makes the campaign fun and replayable. For instance a number of times you are forced to fight the brutes hand to hand. Shooting the brutes only weakens them and shortens the cinematic fight. What does not make sense is that an enemy with no armor that appears human can take four headshots from a Mag 5 and then go to have a short fist fight. There were numerous things like this that were just frustrating oversights. They also took out the unlockable cheats and skins. I tend to play games I enjoy multiple times. In just the Uncharted series, I played Uncharted Drake's Fortune 8 times, Uncharted 2 seven times, and Uncharted 3 only twice.
enkeixpress  +   567d ago
It'd be funny to see all of the PS3 user's reactions who weren't exactly expecting to see such a huge data size at all.. like, they jump on the PSN store & go 'hell yeah, Uncharted 3 on digital download, been meaning to play that & now I can without even getting off of my fat ass & inserting the disc, amazing.' then they go over to purchase, hit 'add to download list'.. you don't have the required amount of space.. 'say what.. let me see' & then it hits them. 'HOLY SH*T!!!'

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Seafort  +   567d ago
Digital download revolution isn't going to fail because of any hardware or software developer fault it's going to fail due to the fact that ISPs won't allow such downloads to take place without charging or throttling their customers for such massive downloads.

As textures get higher resolutions that download will increase 2-3 fold.

There is one thing. I have never heard of any PC game that takes 80+GB. The biggest is TERA i think with 50GB but thats an MMO. Alot of MMOs now are 20-30GB download.

Many single player games on PC are 10-15GB as they hold higher resolutions than consoles atm.
defiance187  +   566d ago
thats because 1st gen bluray drives are slow and they have to put alot of redundant data on the disc. sony should scrubbed that iso.
fatstarr  +   567d ago
"Meth, Not even once" if only Sony listened to Heisenberg's words of wisdom.

Sony believes everyone has 150/70 download speeds and even then this will take a while... if this is the future consoles will come with terabyte drives in 2014
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Knight_Crawler  +   567d ago
I think they realized this and thats why the announced that you will be able to play the game while it down loads.
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dennett316  +   566d ago
That's fine in theory, but what happens if their servers have a blip while that's happening or your connection randomly drops out and you don't notice.

They're relying on people always having a perfectly stable and fast connection at all times, and few are able to guarantee that.

Hopefully they implement a system where the download simply starts up again from the point of the connection loss, rather than having to start again.
2pacalypsenow  +   567d ago
And people want a DOwnload only instead of being "STUCK" with disks lol
clearelite  +   567d ago
Yeah, if don't want to download it(like me) they can always get it brand new on Bluray for under $20 US
doctorstrange  +   567d ago
DivineAssault  +   567d ago
why would anyone do that? the retail disc is not only cheaper but much less of a problem than to sit for HOURS waiting for this & using up all that space that can be used for indie titles.. WOW thats insane!!

Glad i got my GOY edition for like $15 with coupons n sales a while back.. no way in hell id download this
HeavenlySnipes  +   567d ago
With Gaikai, I think that they will give users the option to just stream bought games over the internet or download them so that you'll be able to have all purchased games at your fingertips without having to have all of them on one hard drive and prevent things like this where you'd need 87 GB just to download a game
dennett316  +   566d ago
And then the input lag comes into play. Even with a perfect connection, there is greater input lag than playing locally. Then if a lot of people are using the service, say at peak times, the video quality of the stream drops and you end up with a pixelly mess and even more input lag.

I can see the potential in streaming, but you really will need a beast of a connection to get as close to possible to the experience of playing locally.
Physical media may seem quaint to some, but it's pretty much unsurpassed in terms of quality and immediacy.
Oh_Yeah  +   567d ago
This can't be true, If you buy the full game digitally it's about 45 gbs total.. No installs except a 1 gb reserve. Lol at whoever wrote and approved this.
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SymphonicRain  +   567d ago
You have to have double the download size available in order to install it.
latincooker214  +   567d ago
That's exactly what i was thinking.
A2X_  +   567d ago
I have an 80Gb HDD. How exactly do I fit that in?
A2X_  +   567d ago
Oh & I have a bandwich limit of 100Gb/month. I'm pretty much fuked.
kingPoS  +   566d ago
Buy a 1tb HDD that fits. They're incredibly cheap. You can generally obtain one for less that $99
A2X_  +   566d ago
I know, but this late in the generation I'd rather save it for the PS4 :-)
r21  +   567d ago
Holy crap 87gb? I only have around 40gb of space left. No way im getting this XD
NateCole  +   567d ago
Crazy. I can't imagine what next gen game size will be.

Sony should make sure that the PS4 supports external harddrives of up to 3TB at least for gaming data.
despair  +   567d ago
next gen will be 50gb discs, I think it was pretty much confirmed already (not officially though) so its not too bad.

Plus I think that the PS4 will ship with 1TB hdds.
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Rainstorm81  +   567d ago
I traded in U3 awhile ago I wonder in the online pass unlocks the free 2 play multiplayer?
ninjahunter  +   567d ago
Decompress all the things! XD that download size is quite disgusting XD Now if they could top it off at 25gb or so, thats still pretty massive but thats in the acceptable range.
snake-OO  +   567d ago
Good job I got a terabyte HDD and 100 meg broadband .
RedDevils  +   567d ago
Is not like you're the only one that have a job. Who would be stupid enough to download 87gb for only 1 game, where you could just go out and buy a brand new blu-ray disc for just under 20 buck
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snake-OO  +   567d ago
its not 87 gig, its 43 gig. you need 87 gig for download and install, once install you get back 43 gig.
edonus  +   567d ago
I don't believe this.
ApolloTheBoss  +   567d ago
Yeah forget that. You're better off getting the disc. That's equal to over 80 1GB games!
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PersonMan  +   567d ago
You guys realize why the download is so huge right?


That's right. Almost every cutscene in Uncharted 3 (and 2 for that matter) is a video that plays while the next level loads in the background.

The game would NOT be this big if every cutscene was rendered in engine.

Max Payne 3 is the same way. (and so is Killzone 3).

Next gen games don't necessarily need to play video cutscenes to mask loading times.
CoLD FiRE  +   567d ago
As expected from n4g, people disagree with facts! Not to mention the download includes different language audio files and 3D movies and that's why it's crazy big (I know, I know, in the future saying 43GB is "crazy big" will be laughable).
Lulz_Boat  +   566d ago
well, you are right only in part.
the videos are PRE-RENDERED, which mean that it's a video file played during the loading times, BUT, these videos are based on the game-engine.
dennett316  +   566d ago
Yes...but that's still a video file, however you slice it. It could be made using finger puppets, but it's still an HD video file. If it was entirely in engine, there'd be no need for that extra data.
PersonMan  +   566d ago

You're wrong about 2 things.

1. They are still HD video files that take up more storage.
2. While they are based off the in-game engine, they modify the graphics to look better than the actual gameplay. Close ups of Nate's face do NOT look like that during the game. The videos are enhanced with extra detail.
nigelp520  +   567d ago
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Bobertt  +   567d ago
The size of the game is 43.5 gb but when you download games from psn you need double the space because it unpacks the file you downloaded then deletes the old one. Its not 87gb for the game but installing it will require 87gb to be free.
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