Submitted by -Mezzo- 807d ago | article

Reminder: 'GTA 5' Requires An 8 GB Installation On PS3 And 360

Forbes - We all know that GTA 5 is going to be a massive game in terms of what it brings to the market, but it’s also a massive game, literally. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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HolyDuck  +   807d ago
Wasn't aware the PS3 needed it.

Is this to help the consoles cope with what's in the game?
GarrusVakarian  +   807d ago
To make sure it runs as smooth as possible, yes.
Crazyglues  +   807d ago
Hell they could have said 16 gb... for this game I will gladly give them whatever they want...

It also helps that I have a 500GB in my PS3 and 114GB of space left...

No worries GTA V... I'm ready..

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TheFamous1  +   807d ago
It would be cool if they could allow us to install more if we so choose to help increase performance or textures. I wouldn't mind a 16GB install if I got additional benefit from it.
inmusicutrust  +   807d ago

Hell I would install the whole game so I never have to worry about having the disc in and can hop in anytime, I'd get the digital version but its gta I need that map and guide and case in my collection.

On topic: getting the midnight launch but clearly won't play it that night w such a massive install abd I work tuesday...but I'm off wed and thursday so come tuesday night ill be playing till I work on friday!
JKelloggs  +   807d ago

Why get it midnight if you're not gonna play it? Get it from Amazon, if you're from the UK it's cheaper than anywhere else right now.

Plus, the install should only take about 10 minutes, if that.
Mikeyy  +   806d ago
I was about to say.. an 8GB install is large for a console but I wouldnt expect it to last past 20 mins, worst case scenario.

not the end of the world
showtimefolks  +   807d ago
i have 200GB free space RS, let's get down to business
Omegasyde  +   807d ago
Sucks for me, now I have to make room because my PS3 has a nasty virus on it that makes it download "adult media". Now where am I going to stash my "quarantined" movies?
HammadTheBeast  +   807d ago
Is that the story you told her?
xKugo  +   807d ago
More than likely, this will mitigate extreme load times give as much of a smooth experience as possible. Just taking into consideration how massive this game is supposed to be, I'm honestly shocked than you even have the option to NOT install this to the hard-drive.
cyguration  +   807d ago
This is correct.

Most of the "standard files" will be loaded onto the HD for quick loading, like radio stations, vehicles, pedestrians and audio files, since that's what most players will be using the most or experiencing the most at frequent times.
Does it count for the digital version??
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   807d ago
if im not wrong,anything you buy digital will be installed the whole thing.When I preordered GTA V on ps store ,in the descriptions it said that you have to have at least 36GB free of HDD.I could b wrong.
Persistantthug  +   807d ago
I'm still rocking an 80 gig Fat.

I'm gonna have to delete a couple things.
inmusicutrust  +   807d ago
My 60gig fat just got ylod a few weeks ago, perfect timing as it was when I was getting lots of overtime and upgraded to a 250gig slim. Gta I'm ready for you.

Side note I got the ylod playing TLOU factions, 30 seconds into a match, the ONLY time I've ever played in the downtown map. Still dunno why nobody likes that map as i havent actually played it :(
3-4-5  +   807d ago
Hmmm, I'll barely be able to play BF3 & this.

Only have the 20 GB still, but it's really only like 14.6 or so.
-Mezzo-  +   807d ago
I will clear that much space,...Gladly.
GreenRanger  +   807d ago
That's bigger than most games on the PS3 and 360.
shoddy  +   807d ago
The last if us is 16gb
GreenRanger  +   807d ago
The Last of Us isn't the only PS3 game.
HeyImBen11  +   807d ago
MGS 4 says hi.
HammadTheBeast  +   807d ago
Actually around 12 gb is roughly an average. But it's close, which is pretty amazing.
cyguration  +   807d ago
Most games are cut in half or "optimized" for the Xbox 360's limited disc space.

The average game before memory "optimization" is between 10 and 16 gigabyte, with higher-end games averaging between 20 and 30 gigabyte.

Max Payne 3 uncompressed is 30 gigabyte

MGS4 was 20 gigabyte

GTA IV uncompressed is 16.4 gigabyte

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood uncompressed was around 16 gigabyte

Saints Row 2 uncompressed is 11 gigabyte

So with the install plus the normal game, GTA V will be around 16 gigabyte, which is double the size of what GTA IV was on the Xbox 360, but then again it's four times as big as GTA IV and has more of everything.
thehitman  +   807d ago
I would say its only bigger than most multiplatform games... Most ps3 exclusives range from 20-50gigs.
jjb1981  +   807d ago
I will abide...
GarrusVakarian  +   807d ago
8 or 80, there is no space that can't be made available for GTA5 on my HDD.
AutoCad  +   807d ago
anything for gta..time to uninstall saint row
Jeff257  +   807d ago
I already have a 750gb HDD in my PS3 so this really isn't that big of a deal for me.
josephayal  +   807d ago
What would Niko Bellic say?
My Hard Drive is Ready
nooneknows  +   807d ago
Looks like us PS3 owners are going to Play it on Sept. 18.......

I chose not to buy it on 360 due to my friends being on PS3, so maybe down the line I might buy it for 360...It depends...
Software_Lover  +   807d ago
KwietStorm  +   807d ago
Hahaha I said the same thing
GameCents  +   807d ago
maximus1985  +   807d ago
in oppisite land that made perfect sense
Reportillo4  +   807d ago
please do explain yourself.
4logpc  +   807d ago
It can have 200gb if it wants.
Sevir  +   807d ago
I feel this game is gonna be overrated like GTA4... I'm optimistic though. GTA4 was great, just not as big as the media made it out to be with those outlandish ratings.
Bathyj  +   807d ago
I'm also wary buy 5 looks like it put all the fun stuff back in that 4 took out, and then some. I'm looking forward making different scenarios with the character switching, going in and causing trouble with one character and then switching back to cover him with another.
Omegasyde  +   807d ago
I agree. The hype meter is off the scales..just like gta4.
nooneknows  +   807d ago
GTA V will be awesome, I hate to admit GTA IV was soooo overrated.
thehitman  +   807d ago
GTA4 was a good game not 10/10 that some gave it but a really good game for the time it came out. People tend to forget it came out VERY early in the consoles life cycle and it was Rockstars first next-gen game so leaping from last gen models to current gen they could do but so much. Now that they had more time to expand upon their tools and ideas I am sure GTA5 will be everything we wanted gta4 to be.
Bathyj  +   807d ago
Got a brand new 500gb Super Slim when The Last of US killed my Fat launch model. Apart from the 40 or so gig of free games I just got for joining PSPlus its mostly empty so I'm glad GTA installs if it helps performance.
SmokeyMcBear  +   807d ago
wooooooooooo... can't wait for this game. you running with a crew?
thehitman  +   807d ago
Sorry to hear that man lol KZ3 put my phat on life support until finally the temp fixes I was doing to it stopped fixing it and I had to get a slim.
Butters360  +   807d ago
Moments where its convenient that the PS3 can use 1TB HDD and above. Nom nomz.
Dark_king  +   807d ago
pretty sure 1 TB is the limit at least it was awhile ago.
Cuders  +   807d ago
ok.... i have a big hard drive.
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CaulkSlap  +   807d ago
I'm sure the only way they could achieve such an amazing open world game is to utilize hard drive streaming speeds. Loading from the hard drive is about 10x faster than the disc drives in 360/PS3. Imo this gen would have seen a lot more impressive games if 360 hadn't thrown out HDD standardization.
Adolph Fitler  +   807d ago
That's why I bought a replacement PS3 with the 12gb memory & I installed a 1TB hdd....I'm just hoping they release a 2 or 3TB HDD in time for PS4, so I can throw 1 straight into it, as the amount of games I downloaded on my PS3 has eaten through my 1st 60gb hdd, so I upgraded that to a 320gb & ate all that up in a couple of years, then I bought a 500gb slim & chewed up all that memory in no time flat...I wss gonna save the 1TB hdd for my PS4, but ended up having to put it in my recent replacement 12gb PS3.
GreenRanger  +   807d ago
That's 2GB worth of unnecessary bad language, and 6GB worth of bullshit stereotyping of the non-American, black, and Hispanic characters.
Omegasyde  +   807d ago
So its like watching an episode of Family Guy?
king_george  +   807d ago
I think its definitely worth the space but god i hate how long my ps3 takes for instals and stuff like that. Hopefully my future ps4 will greatly reduce the wait time!
mayberry  +   807d ago
What are us 360 arcade users supposed to do?
HeyImBen11  +   807d ago
Don Mattrick would say: You can stick with GTA IV.
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mayberry  +   807d ago
@HelymBen^ funny! I was being sarcastic, I do have an arcade edition, but mostly game on my PS3.
bohemian 23  +   807d ago
That was great, exactly what I was thinking.
TenBensons  +   807d ago

Your comment amused me. Have a bubble.
HolyDuck  +   807d ago
If you have a memory stick big enough laying around try using that I guess?
FragMnTagM  +   807d ago
Why would any serious gamer not have a hard drive?

If you got some cash, check this out: http://dx.com/p/genuine-xbo...

Only $58.80 for a 320gb hard drive. Site is legit, I bought quite a bit of stuff from them.
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Vip3r  +   807d ago
Play San Andreas?
maximus1985  +   807d ago
so remember guys first thing to do is put the cd in to install THEN look through the map and book and more if you got collectors while the game installs.
Rodent85  +   807d ago
got 40 gb free space,,,mostly dlc
Arturo84  +   807d ago
we must sacrifice the 8gb as tribute for its greatness
FragMnTagM  +   807d ago
I install all my games anyway, so no worries.
JakemanPS31994  +   807d ago
Im downloading my game anyway :P the discounts on all Rock* games made that worth it.
Hazmat13  +   807d ago
8 Gig download? hardly know her!
xActionBasturdx  +   807d ago
Dammit gotta delete more stuff cause i only have 1gig left on my 250gb 360. Guess i gotta shift thru all my game and see what's on the chopping block
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   807d ago
my PS3 requires 36GB of installation.
Since I preordered it digital.Prefer physical copies but im sharing it with my nephew.:)
andron666  +   807d ago
I prefer physical copies, but I'm really annoyed at games that access the blu-ray and makes alot of noise all the time, and especially when they also have large installs.

Splinter Cell Blacklist needed a 9.5 gig install, and still it accesses the optical drive all the time. Maybe SPB is just badly coded, but these issues are annoying.

If next gen games are even bigger than these latest ones, then 500 gigs won't hold long.

I'm hoping GTAV will perform well though...
RE_L_MAYER  +   807d ago
its louder on xbox,ps3 I hardly hear and its not that far or if at night I have headphones on I never hear anything
I remember ps2 was terrible at the disk reading sound and I think when games look really good after console been released for awhile they tend to read disks a lot more than first games for new consoles
andron666  +   807d ago
Yeah I use headphones while playing too, and it's not too bad. Just annoying when there are large installs and it still accesses the drive a lot.

I think my tv bench actually makes the noise worse somehow, it's the same with my Bluray player...
RE_L_MAYER  +   807d ago
try deleting game data on ps3(idk where is it on 360) its usually a lot for some games,i cleared out 20-30 gigs worth of space
REDGUM  +   807d ago
Can somebody please explain. I brought - pre ordered this game on the psn network but it said the download size was only 1.5gb.
This is the 1st pre order ive done on psn. I hope this is the full game I've purchased. If it is why only 1.5gb??
Thankyou in advance.
RE_L_MAYER  +   807d ago
I cant seem to find any info on that,the game size is around 18 gigs and they don't let you download in advance I believe-I can be wrong...idk what is 1.5gig file but ones it hits 12 midnight on Monday I believe you can start downloading

sorry never pre ordered digital
REDGUM  +   807d ago
Cool. Thanks anyway.
1.5gb seems small to me. I think your right, it'll be much bigger than this. Maybe this is the free game save amount as oppose3d to actual game? Maybe compressed? I dunno. Guess I'll find out next week. lol.
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