Kazuma Kiryu returns to clean out Japan's criminal underground in Yakuza 3, but not before a lengthy 5GB install.
I don't mind install if the game is worth it. In this case just bring the game to the west and i'll install it all you want sega:D
I second that. :D
DID you see it's release date. Feb. 27th. Killzone 2 comes out then too. That week is going to move a ton of PlayStation software and hardware in all regions. Killzone 2 for States and Europe, and Yakuza 3 for Japan.
Just bring the damned game over here, SEGA! As for the install, I don't care, I just installed a new 500GB HDD, so what's 5GB?
same here got a 500GB in my PS3 all I want is this game to be released in the west...sometime really soon .XD
Give us some English Sega!
Crap another mandatory install - my harddrive is filling up fast. I may have to spend more money on my PS3 for a larger harddrive - how much did ALL you guys spend on your new harddrive and what size did you get? Just so i have an idea of exactly how big my harddrive will have to be so that i won't have to worry about running out of space for all these Mandatory Installs... Thanks in advance guys....
Don't care about installs, even if it was optional I'd probably still opt for the install.
@Man of the Year If you live in the US you can go to Newegg.com and spend about 100 dollars on a 500GB HDD. Well worth the money if you have it.
I don't care I got a 320 gig HD. For this, PSN games, DLC and PlayTV.
Heck I'll erase my whole 60gb hard drive if that's what it took to play this game. PLEASE SEGA! BRING ME YAKUZA 3!!!
This is interesting, because Sony fanboys complain about MS charging extra for the Wifi addon, and such. However, they are more than happy to shell out more money for an extra HDD, thus making the PS3 even more expensive. Seems like a double standard to me. Also, these mandatory installs are a joke. It's just further proof that Sony cared more about adding BluRay, and using their fanbase as pawns to win the HD Format war, than the actual decrease in game performance that BluRay has.
@ Sanbert ~ What about a 20gb 360 owner having to upgrade to a 120gb HD @ $125+ a few months ago to be able to utilize the new NXE update properly (installs)? Especially seeing they are an early adopter who has a MUCH higher chance of failure because of more usage on the Laser, additional heat caused by the laser which can ultimately affect the GPU and possibly promote/increase "you know what"? Why didn't you talk about that? Also why/how is it SONY'S fault a dev isn't coding their game properly? Look at R1, R2, Uncharted, Haze, COD4, COD5 & even Killzone 2 how they have NO load time issues or installs. So again I ask, how is it Sony's fault when it is evident that installs are not "mandatory" by Sony, but by the DEVS themselves? Plus, what is the big deal anyway? If something like an install is implemented into a game wouldn't that be a good thing as it lowers wear & tear on the Laser and helps decrease other factors like pop-in (GTA4/Mass Effect on 360 ring a bell) and such?
Not the same. As there are ways around the hard drive. You can always delete a game's installed content. Thus freeing up space and you can have room for more. You don't HAVE to buy a new hard drive. It might be annoying sure but you do NOT have to buy a hard drive. And technically a 80gb drive is actually plenty as only around 10-20 (if that) titles have mandatory installs. Plus you can use the hard drive for so much more as it's just a regular laptop hard drive. And it's not like you're old one vanishes in thin air. In essence you're buying an accessory not a service. Xbox Live is different in that aspect as you HAVE to pay 50$ a year. There's no way around it unless you can somehow find those cards for free. While you can say paying for XLive is also optional. The difference is that online is a part of the games and even a part of X360. You do not get the full experience and most out of your money without Live. Some games are even Online-Only (Shadowgrounds I think it was), and that technically requires Live. On top of that, if you're gonna play an MMO. You'll be paying for TWO subscriptions. One for Live and one for MMO. See the difference? If you don't pay for Live you only get half the experience, even with the console itself as you'll be missing out on stuff like Netflix, video chat, voice chat and just in general the stuff that's suppose to make X360 stand out.
Really, how many of us care? Just release it in the States. Please Sega, I'm begging.
Please release this game in the States.
Not surprised about the installation.Yakuza 3 will be huge in size.An open world game using a killer graphics engine
oblivion...4.6gb required sony may cry 4...4.7gb-20 min install full auto 2...1.7gb required spider man 3...2.3gb-five min install hot shot golf...5gb-five min install skate...2.5gb--five min install rainbow six vegas 2...3.4gb required wwe smackdown vs raw 2008....2.3gb required F.E.A.R...2.5gb required NBA 07....3gb-ten min install lost....3.6gb---six minute install conflict denied ops...2.5gb required beowulf---2.5gb---five minute install GT prologue--5349MB..13 minutes install Quake=4.1 GB install GTA 4...5 min install. battlefield:BC...300mb required Bourne Conspiracy..5GB Install required metal gear solid 4...8 min install,4.6 GB required BIOSHOCK......5.0 GB required, 10 min mandatory install Vampire Rain....3.8GB install required Fracture...1900MB required=4 minutes little big planet....600MB Install required Socom Confrontation... 3.1GB Install required Far Cry II....3.5 gb install required NBA 09 The Inside....2.5gb required Resistance 2...350mb required Killzone 2...stupid players required Yakuza 3...5GB install required
yeah this game awesome !!! day 1 buy send this game to america one last time ^^
i will spend the 5 minutes it takes to install reading n4g.com
Maybe if Yakuza 3 was going to be released outside of Japan, maybe I would care, but even if it was coming out in the U.S., my launch 60GB PS3 still has around 20GB of space left, and I could upgrade to an even larger hard drive VERY cheaply. Websites are always quick to point out if a PS3 game has a Madatory Hard drive installation, but never mention the size of 360 games that support the Optional Installation provided by the NXE, and most 360 games that have the Optional Install average at around 5-6 Gigs. Even if the Optional installs on 360 games aren't Mandatory, I think these websites should be reporting the size of those games just as much as PS3 games that have mandatory installs because they should be just as important. Various Xbox 360 optional game install sizes: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... - Assassin's Creed (6.7 GB) - Battlefield: Bad Company (6.5 GB) - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (6.6 GB) - BioShock (6.1 GB) - Blue Dragon (19.9 GB for all disks - 6.6 GB, 6.5 GB, 6.8 GB) - Call of Duty 4 (6.7 GB) - Halo 3 (6.3 GB) - Mass Effect (6.8 GB) - Fable 2 (6.8 GB) - Call of Duty: World at War (6.5 GB)
I still have 21GB left of my 60GB PS3 and I use external USB harddrives to mostly view images/listen to MP3's etc, to conserve space for PSN games/installs, I own 16 PS3 games and about 10 PSN games, awesome and excellent. At this rate, I won't be changing the PS3's HDD to a much larger cheap one until Summer. Mass Effect installation for better performance and silent drive on my 20GB 360 has taken a large amount of my HDD space.
Wow, thanks for the info AclayPS3. I had no idea they were so big, made worse by the fact most will have a 20GB (read 13GB) HDD in there box. I'm never going to listen to a Boxhead (thats my new word to identify an Xbox fanboy without typing out Xbox fanboy, its not offensive, just like an Edgehead, Revhead or Metalhead so theres no problem) b*tch about PS3 installs again. At least I can install dozens of games instead of 2 or maybe only one depending on the title. Incidently, even a 250GB fills up eventually so I'm doing a clean up. Pix and music is alright, the rest I will save for game related material. Videos, which take up the bulk of my space are going on my externals. Easy peasy Japaneasy.
The three people above me are a prime example why this site is bias. This has nothing to do with Xbox 360. NOTHING. Why go off topic. Also, you answered your own question within your own comment. The installs for Xbox 360 are optional O-P-T-I-O-N-A-L and already got reported in various Xbox 360 websites. Mandatory installs need to be known because you do not want to buy a game and then not have space on your HDD without knowing it has an install. It's like I'm talking to a bunch of 1st graders my god. Have a some sense for once in your life and act your age. It's not hard to figure this stuff out.
I'm sorry, but did one of us say something that was untrue? Or did we slander or bask another console? AclayPS3's post was interesting to me because I didn't know that. And hes right, every site is quick to mention every install on PS3, while Xbox's doesn't get mentioned. And they're huge! And while HDD space is pretty irrelivant to most hardcore PS3 owners an install nearing 7GB is very relevant when your HDD only has 13GB of actual space like my XB. Obviously this is a concern, as Cajun said, he installed Mass Effect and half his drive is gone. If he's got anything else on it at all, he's not gonna have room to install 2 games is he? Now why are we biased when we've highlighted legitimate gripes. I say your overly defensive in this case as we've bashed nothing. And I know they are optional but if people actually WANT to install, like alot do so they dont have to listen to their fan, they're a bit out of luck aren't they.
So...you guys don't know the difference between mandatory and optional?
Depends on the level of noise from the drive and how loud I put the TV's volume up over the system.
Who cares about the install, for god's sake.
I don't care either. Release it to the states Sega!
What's next? Submitting articles for how much HDD space is required for PC games.
Only if all PC's were Vaio's.
"Only if all PC's were Vaio's." QFT
i too will supply Bathyj with bubbles. As the guy above me said QFT.
+1 & Bubbles BathyJ ~ You got me with that one! lol
They're gonna start calling me the Bubble Bath if you guys keep that up.
Please release this in PAL regions or USA(I can import) we only got Yakuza 2.
Installs are not a problem. The harddrive can always be upgraded.
since it does take time and space. Sony ought to give the edge tools what Naughty Dog did for uncharted and Guerilla did for Killzone 2 (repeating common assets in multiple areas of the disk I believe) in order to speed up load times. It's not a deal breaker to install something, it's just that no install is better than install. Blu-ray is good for games and let's use it to the best of its ability. My main problem though is install between act like in MGS4. My friend came over and started a new save on my PS3, when I load my save again I have to go through the 5 minutes install again. It's a minor annoyance that doesn't have to be there. I'm just afraid that when everyone start saying I don't care, then no dev is really going to step up their game and spend the time to do what Naught Dog and Guerilla did - get the load times right without install. On a different note. Finished MGS4 Act 1 two weeks ago and working on Act 2... Wow.. So immersive.
now I'm only going to have 50gb left...I guess that's why all PS3 come with a Harddrive , I guess someone forgot to tell these idiots that complain about it
Also, release the Samurai Yakuza one in the States too.
due to problems with translation (apparently it uses a form of archaic japanese which makes it very authentic but equally hard to properly translate) and its low level of penetration. As much as westerners complain about western games having difficulties selling in Japan, we don't see even half of the games that are made in Japan and that is due to market demands which are not favourable for such niche titles. I bet there are numerous Japanese brethren on Japanese sites complaining about the same stuff too. An import shop ( If you are lucky enough) is your best friend. A good alternative is Play Asia.
Release it outside japan! Finished both yakuza 1 and 2, give us 3!!
does anyone know what the purple hearts in the upper left hand corner are for? You love meter for different girls? May be if you earn more than a few hearts they'll give you a ... massage?! If so this game is a must own.
the affection they have for you. It's basically a love sim mini-game where you play as a host. If you please the ladies with some smooth talking, they will be more likely to spend money on drinks. At the end of the day, you get a cut of the earnings from the boss. I know you are disappointed about the massage, but fear not. There is actually a massage parlour in the game where girls in skimpy outfits take care of you. You will find it next to the old sauna near Shifuku Street( I can't remember quite well). You'll actually have to pay to get this massage however, but it is not expensive at all. Buy Yakuza 1 and 2. They are cheap now.
that sounds like a great side game. Unfortunately mine is the new 80GB ps3 and I don't think i will have time to re-visit all the old but great PS2 titles. I still need to finish MGS4, and the harder difficulty settings on DMC4. That and Warhawk is still such an addicting and fun game...
PS3 is doomed. Seriously.
Mandatory ability to read confirmed for Yakuza 3!
get an xbox and you won't have installs.... RROD? so what thats old news, installs is the new RROD..... lol
Get an xbox and you won't have installs? Guess what... you still won't be able to play this game though so how is your comment relevant? Go troll somewhere else!
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