FFXIII is 32.6GB of movies and just 6.8GB of actual game content

An analysis to FF XIII blu-ray disk shows that the actual game content is just 6.8GB.

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Honolulu2770d ago

That's because a 360 game disc can't hold more than 6.8gb-something of data, the rest of the space is used up for physical protection against piracy.... which doesn't really work that well though.

hay2770d ago

Actually it's almost 8GB digital data. But yeah, as usual it's fit to the fullest. But be aware of the fact that except the game data there also must be cutscenes present on the disc.

LiquifiedArt2770d ago

but i think i'm rejecting it in complete protest against the franchise and the horrible direction its been heading since FFX.

bnaked2770d ago (Edited 2770d ago )


Yes, thats the truth, don't know why you got disagrees..

Lifendz2770d ago

I guess blu-ray isn't needed. All you PS3 naysayers were right despite anything Guerilla, Naughty Dog, or Insomniac said! /s

Shang-Long2770d ago

blaMe the company that sold out. Not the one that brought em out

Persistantthug2770d ago

But what I'm not sure about is why or how this would come into play with Final Fantasy 13, seeing that it's using multiple disks anyway.

Maybe this was a coincidence....maybe not...kinda strange though.

Cold 20002770d ago

Maybe SE should cut off some CGI next time and actually expand the game.

I am a FF fan and I wouldnt cry if SE produce a new FF with half the CGI but twice as big.

But I have to admit those CGI's are gorgeous and they're a part of FF games but geez..."32.6GB of movies and just 6.8GB of actual game content"

vhero2770d ago

If ff13 (360 version) is like all other multi disc ff games and the full game is on every disc and all that's different on each disc is the movies then the 360 version will be dulled down massively as they can't just use 1.2gb for movies per disc surely? Of course thats speculation but S-E have made every one of their previous RPGs the same including chrono cross so I can't see them changing it for ff13.

snake_eater2770d ago (Edited 2770d ago )

360 game disc = 6.8 GB max for games
FFXIII = 40GB game data

40*1/6.8 = 6 dvds

anyways kudos to square enix for ruining FFXIII...

sikbeta2770d ago

Just 6.8GB?

[email protected]!

Well, is Multiplat game, more Disc = more Royalties

Better FFvs13 use Much More GBz than that

ravinash2770d ago

Think how good the game would have been if they used more of the disk for the game. And your trying to say that all that space isn't needed.

plus are you also trying to tell me that the 360 version they have removed all the cutscenes.
Something is not adding up.

SoX FireBlade2770d ago

those CGI movies have big filesizes I guess

and it's JRPG not surprising

HDgamer2770d ago

Versus XIII will only make it better.

NOOBKILLA2770d ago (Edited 2770d ago )

Well it's like this in my opinion. Since the FFXIII is identical then the actual gameplay will be the same on both consoles. As for the FMV the 360 will be displayed at 720p while the PS3 will be displayed at 1080p. Just like any 1080p video rather it is from a game or a blu-ray movie will depend on your TV to get the quality from it.

It has been proven that unless you have at least a 52" 1080p TV you can't tell the deference between 720p and 1080p video and I totally agree with that.

The PS3 appears to be made for gamers that are also tech geeks. To truly get the potential out of your PS3 you need a 52" or higher 1080p TV with at least a 120 refresh rate and 50,000:1 contrast ratio AT LEAST, a receiver with DTS HD and Dolby HD capabilities. Thus the reason why they're so many fanboys! 95% of them can only afford one system and can't afford the TV and sound system that can really display 1080p the way it needs to be. If the game was a PS3 exclusive then the gameplay would be closer to the quality of Uncharted 2 and GOW 3, however I’m an adult so I know how business works.

It makes me wonder what type of set-up is used when games are being compared on the 360 and PS3.

PS. To all you fanboys, get a damn job so you can afford both a PS3 and 360 and step your TV game up like me and it wouldn’t matter. LOL

Whitefox7892770d ago

remember in the 360 version the audio and probably the movies are compressed to save space.

ilikecookies2770d ago

Honolulu got disagrees because while he is right about the dvd part, he has the wrong idea(even though I still blame the 360 for the game being gimped) There is 32gigabytes of data thats cutscenes and 6.8 gigabytes of actual game content. He is implying it is 6.8 gigabytes because dvd 9 cannot hold more than 8 gigs which is true but the whole game itself is 39.4 gigabytes and has nothing to do with xbox. He was simply being a fanboy =)

I think we should be more worried about more cutscenes than gameplay rather than being gimped for the 360 version.

Monsignor2770d ago

After seeing that you think you can't tell the difference between 720P and 1080P on a screen smaller than 52", I quit reading. Because you clearly know nothing about HD or Tv's. Whether you can tell the difference between the two relies mostly on your viewing distance. Sure, if you were 40 feet away, it would be tough, but if you sat 8 feet away from a 52" TV, you would CLEARLY tell the difference between 720P and 1080P. Go educate yourself before calling people fanboys.

wpggamer2770d ago

They already said the 360 version will have compressed textures (part of the game data) and movies and audio. The 360 version is 21 gb approx. So the game data is probably somewhat smaller for the 360 version as has been stated numerous times before. So this saying that it's because of the 360 is a crock, you guys just don't know what you're talking about.

PinkUni2770d ago

i didnt actually believe that this game was going to be limited by the dvds but i guess this proves it...

Sarcasm2770d ago

"It has been proven that unless you have at least a 52" 1080p TV you can't tell the deference between 720p and 1080p video and I totally agree with that."

There's a thing called optimum viewing distance. For example, I can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 46" Samsung if I sit 6-7 feet away. Obviously I wouldn't be able to tell the difference if I sat 10-12 feet away. That's when a bigger screen would be required.

El_Colombiano2770d ago

"It has been proven that unless you have at least a 52" 1080p TV you can't tell the deference between 720p and 1080p video and I totally agree with that."

That is the most ignorant thing people say when they try justifying 720p as the same quality as 1080p I have my 42" LCD in my room and sit about six feet away from it and the difference between 1080p and 720p is night and day. So please, don't bring that BS in here.

darthv722770d ago

has there been an analysis on the size of metal gear solid 4? Really like to know what percentage is gameplay and just watching movies.

Arnon2770d ago (Edited 2770d ago )

Lol just wondering, but how is it that this game is limited by DVD-9, if the game is going to be shipped on 3-4 DVDs? Doesn't that basically contradict everything people say about it? Considering that a dual-layered blu-ray disc has 50 GB of storage, and the game itself is 39.4 GB, I'd say they're not leaving out much.

Then you start to hear that SE cut stuff out of FFXIII. If that's the case, then the game would easily exceed a single blu-ray disc, contradicting everything everyone says about how "multiple discs are bad and archaic".

It's pretty one-sided if you ask me.

RadientFlux2770d ago

Not surprising, I think if you look at most Final Fantasy games (7 and after). The majority of the space on the disc is taken up cinematics.

ThanatosDMC2770d ago (Edited 2770d ago )

6.8gb?! Wow, that's a lot of content cut out from the original idea. AKNAA's link... ummm... wherever it is. Chocobo zoo, the characters' houses, the park, etc.

I wonder if SE also gimped PS3's textures to make them look alike?

cyberwaffles2770d ago

"however I’m an adult so I know how business works."

you're an adult and you have a profile pic of goku and you're name is noobkilla? i thought you were like 15.

NOOBKILLA2770d ago

Wow! You talk about fanboys with their garbage TVs and their one console (most likely M$ 360) they get all upset. Boo Hoo. Get some tissue or something!

I started off saying it was “my opinion”. I only can go off of my personal experiences and articles I have read. I have a 1080p 55" Samsung LED in my living room and a 32" 1080p Samsung LED in my bedroom. I've play both my 360 and PS3 on both of the TVs. My 55" sh*ts on my 32" by far!!

I'm sorry I thought N4G forums were where gamers sat and shared opinions about all aspects of gaming. The only thing I did was bash fanboys, if I made you flustered then you must be a fanboy and I apologize! LOL

saint_john_paul_ii2770d ago

you got owned by the noobs. just shut up.

you have no idea what you are talking about. i have 2 hd TVs at home, a 720p Bravia and a 1080p bravia. guess what? put them side by side and immediately saw the difference while watching it at 6ft away from me. the 1080p picture was more crisp and more colorful than that of a 720p tv.

NOOBKILLA2770d ago (Edited 2770d ago )

Most of you all listen to sites such as IGN like it is the bible. I'm sure most of you have heard of CNET. Here is an article from last year about 720p vs 1080p:

If you have time please read number 9 (especially the 3rd paragraph) and state your opinion. I'm not that far off with my "OPINION"!!!

thewhoopimen2770d ago

I'm guessing most of you guys somehow missed this article yesterday or the day before:

Final Fantasy XIII Had Lots of Deleted Content
Art director says enough content removed to make another game.

That 6.8 of game content was closer to 14gb before they started gimping.

Saaking2770d ago

The 360 version is gonna be really inferior when it comes to the CGI cutscenes. Anyways, the game was obviously gimped.