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Virtua Fighter 5 HDD Installation

Virtua Fighter 5 is nearing release (in Japan at least) as further details about the port became apparent in the latest issue of Famitsu.

Perhaps the most notable revelation is the fact that the game can be installed on the PS3 HDD to bring loading times closer inline with an arcade fighter. Exactly how much of the 50GB blu-ray disc will be installed on the 20 or 60GB drive, however, remains to be seen.

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Aquanox3972d ago

The fact that a game will have to eat some gigabytes of your precious and limited hard disc space due to Blu-ray speed limitations isn´t even remotely an advatange.

FFVIIFan3972d ago (Edited 3972d ago )

This option is actually possible on a couple of the PS3 games already out, like Ridge Racer 7. It's just a nice option to speed up loading times, and when you start to play it less you can uninstall it to free up space. But even without installing it, the loading times aren't bad at all. A couple seconds longer than 360 titles maybe?

bilal3972d ago

its an option and as far as i can see it is very usefull..

R34GTR3972d ago (Edited 3972d ago )

umm... 20GB non upgradeable is precious and limited *cough M$ cough*. 60GB is called room to spare. lol get it right. and even PS3's with a 20GB can easily upgrade being PS3 is universally compatible with 3rd party HDD's. Come on this is a plus stop makin it negative please. dammn haters.

DC RID3R3972d ago

nobody's hating around here!

VF5 ver.C FTW heeheee

Boink3972d ago

you are not really saying that the 360's HDD us not upgradeable are you?

Someone had a 500 gig HDD istalled on it a few weeks after it came out, and any USB HDD can be plugged into it.

and seriously, after shelling out that much cash even for a 20 gig model, how impressed would you be to having to shell out more $$$ to upgrade the HDD just to make games run as they should?

big_tim3972d ago

MS doesn't support anything larger than 20 gig currently. You can install a larger HD but it won't recognize the extra space. As for a USB drive, the 360 won't write to it, and if it did, the load times would be terrible compared to the serial connection of the standard drive.

Until they give us an option for a larger HD it will remain a problem.

DJ3972d ago

He's been saying the same things over and over, so I'll try and keep this info clean and simple.

Dual-layer DVDs read at half the speed of single-layer DVDs.
2x Blu-ray (on average) reads faster than 12x DVD due this important detail.
If all 360 titles were single layer, the 360 would have the drive speed advantage. But they're not.

Hard Drive Installation is a great feature that significantly cuts down load times since consoles/PCs access their hard drives at exponentially higher rates than physical disc media. It'd be nice if Microsoft allowed this to happen on their console, but that's their choice to make.

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