‘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.

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Irishguy951912d ago (Edited 1912d ago )

Mistype? 8.7GB you mean...right?


No...damn. Not a chance i'm D/ling that

MattyF1912d ago (Edited 1912d ago )

The campaign is 40GB.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1912d ago

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.

guitarded771912d ago (Edited 1912d 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.

LOGICWINS1912d ago

So happy I upgraded to 500GB.

FarEastOrient1912d 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.

Ares84HU1912d 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.

LOGICWINS1912d ago (Edited 1912d 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.

Rainstorm811912d ago

Also Logic you can play the game as it downloads so that's the other workaround for large digital games.

LOGICWINS1912d ago

^^Thats a fantastic option. Totally forgot about that.

007Bond1912d ago

So much for 300 GB P$ LOL

BitbyDeath1912d ago (Edited 1912d ago )

'the game has a lot of assets'

Dat ASSets

_-EDMIX-_1912d ago

Games don't get smaller each gen, they get bigger. Expect games much more bigger then that after PS4's launch.

Autodidactdystopia1911d ago

cant wait for ps4x20 to actually use up all that 50gbs of space on gamediscs. the worlds and levels are gonna be amazing.

GribbleGrunger1911d ago (Edited 1911d 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

wampdog291911d 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

Ducky1911d 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.

BlackTar1871911d ago

Ni No Kuna needs 21.7GB or something

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andrewsqual1912d ago

Its because 43gbs is the download and double that is needed to be ale to do the install after it is done downloading.

typikal821912d ago

No problem for my 1TB HDD and 12MB dl speeds.... *streches arms and sits back... For hours..... *

WildArmed1912d 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 =/

hobohunterz1911d ago

"Turn off system when background download completes"

Go to sleep.

Darrius Cole1911d 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.

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trunksthestampede1912d 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?


HellzAssassin1912d 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.


yeahokchief1911d ago

Doesn't phase me. I've got a 1TB HD installed in my PS3.

legend9111911d 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.

aquamala1911d 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.

Pushagree1911d 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.

saphiron1911d 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.

Mounce1911d 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

FamilyGuy1911d ago (Edited 1911d 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

stage881911d ago

"Blu ray isn't needed this gen"

Oh really xbox fanboys?

JamieL1911d 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!!!

stage881911d 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.

xtremeimport1911d ago

And this is why digital download is not an option for me.

Monthly limit is 90gb. Thanks Canada for holding the industry back!

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Megaton1912d ago

Compression. How does it work?

JP13691912d ago

I want his hard drive.

RedDevils1912d ago

Damn with that hard drive, I will not need a hard drive for a very long time lol

Ju1912d ago

I loled at the bar turning red because the disk "only" as 792GB (yes, GB!) available. LOL. Awesome.

legend9111911d ago

That's the developer build.....? What? How is that possible?

porkChop1911d ago

Takes up roughly 23.5TB. Makes me laugh remembering id Software bragging about how Rage took up 1TB on their servers.

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MGRogue20171912d ago (Edited 1912d 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 :)

guitarded771912d 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.

bub161912d ago

PSN has shoddy servers?

maybe you need to change your ISP

dantesparda1912d ago (Edited 1912d ago )

Thank you!

DA_SHREDDER1911d ago (Edited 1911d 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

clearelite1912d ago

There are many games I would prefer owning a physical copy of anyway. I think this is one of them.

SheenuTheLegend1912d 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

ExCest1912d ago

Ouch. What the hell country is that?

yewles11912d ago

Try paying $75/mo for 5Mb down, 512Kb up, and a bandwidth cap of 60GB/mo

porkChop1911d 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.

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cee7731911d ago (Edited 1911d 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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patriotZero1912d 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!

DonnieDarko1911d ago

£22 a month 60meg unlimited

stuntman_mike1911d ago


Have you been watching youtube with the auto captions on again...?