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Submitted by Mariye 542d ago | article

HDD hogs: 10 PS3 games with a massive mandatory install

From the article, "The news that Grand Theft Auto V will be squatting on 8GB of my PS3′s hard drive due to a mandatory install stings. That’s a big chunk of memory! You folks with newer PS3s that have at least 160GB hard drives could consider that a mosquito bite, but those of us with HDDs under 80GB will feel that sting.

Yet, we should be used to this by now. If you have a PS3, you have to accept the inevitable mandatory install. It happens. It helps us build a bond. Besides, it isn’t like Grand Theft Auto V is the only game noshing on our hard drives." (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Rage, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

Erudito87  +   542d ago
and yet my 1tb hdd still has well over 600 gb remaining
levian  +   542d ago
I have an 80gb model and I've never had the need to upgrade the hdd. That is, until recently when I subscribed to PS+ for the first time.

Uncharted 3, requiring 40gb to download, then around an additional 40gb to install before you can delete the download. Haven't upgraded the hdd yet, but I'm sorely tempted.
Erudito87  +   542d ago
i hate redownloading or installing stuff so i tend to keep it etc

Ps i really dont get the phantom dislikes
spaceg0st  +   541d ago
jesus, 40 gb? it's interesting how the next gen is all about digital downloading, BUT the internet is still the same. So it'd take me all day to download and play a launch day title. I don't see the benefit of that.
DivineAssault  +   542d ago
Storage space isnt an issue for me.. I put a 500GB HDD in my 60GB phat long ago & PS4 is around the corner.. I really dont care how much install space is taken up at this point
imt558  +   542d ago
GT5 add to list.
ZBlacktt  +   542d ago
I recall MGS4 taking FOREVER back in the summer of 2008. I mean when you sit there watching Snake smoke cigs the whole time..... This went on after every chapter.

I just looked on my console to see if these file sizes were right.

MGS4 is 4880 ( still on there from 2008 )

Skyrim is 4368 + a 92mb update ( both from near release Dec 2011 )

lol... disagree, just fo..
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GDDR6_2014  +   542d ago
Worst offender is Resistence 3, try to delete the game data, it takes like an hour
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SmokingMonkey  +   542d ago
Sorry to bring the xbox one in here but we are talking HD and massive installs right?

So every game on the XBone will have to be completely installed and require the disc to

just sit there in the drive right.

How big are next gen games going to be?

I can't imagine 500gb being enough for a console like that, good thing for external HD

on the Xbone, too bad it won't take any internal HD's, unlike the other next gen console

I AM buying.
spunkee311  +   542d ago
Grand Theft Auto V taking 8 gigs is ridiculous. I have both systems, and I play my ps3 more. But I can't stand these mandatory data installs. I have a 500 gig also, I have only 250 left I have a stack of games left.

People try to make the excuse that you can delete game data, get a bigger HDD, etc... but you shouldn't have to. The 360 is a less powerful system and you can play right away. And xbox fan boys love to hang that over our head.
inmusicutrust  +   542d ago
Why did I buy the 20gb. Had no idea how much space I needed, I thought oh I won't be buying too many games on the ps store I prefer discs. Ha! Fml. I have a few demos and about 5-6 games installed and anytime I want even a smaller file I have to delete something.
bacrec1  +   542d ago
Sorry N4G community, but on Ps4, these lengthy installs have got to go!
LAWSON72  +   542d ago
Some PC games are pretty high like Hitman Absolution is 30gb and there are plenty of titles well over 10gb. IMO those are pretty low and I am glad they are because the ps3 installs games very slowly.
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