Bioshock 2 PS3 Has 5GB HDD Installation

Bioshock 2 is set to release on February 9th in North America on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. If you're planning to purchase the PS3 version of the game, you'll be required to install a mandatory 5GB of game data to play the title.

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Bungie2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

5 GB is not that big of a deal
ps3 owners shouldn't really care

personally i'll get the 360 version coz all my friends on XBL

CyberCam2753d ago Show
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feelintheflow2753d ago

and lets say you have about 20 games and maybe 6 or 7 have an install of around 5gb, thats almost all or at least half of your space, Kinda sucks. I know, hard drives are cheap as hell right now, but still could be kind of annoying to have to go back and delete files from older games. I know I play older games all the time, I just played the first uncharted again about two weeks ago. But, hey, why do I care, I have a 160gb ps3 so whatever.

CyberCam2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

if you had the $$$ to purchase the PS3 when it was considered expensive (with the 20gb,40gb,60gb or 80gb drives)... an additional $40-$100 shouldn't be too much for a 160gb-500gb hdd upgrade! Now is a good time to take the plunge!

Edit: @SilentNegotiator why not double your space for the same price (it's the exact same drive I have in all 3 of my ps3's). WD is a better hdd than Seagate, I just sent back 5 Seagate drives for my customers (they tend to have more bad batches than WD)!

SilentNegotiator2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

5GB is pretty steep. I've been meaning to upgrade my 80GB HDD.
250GB 2.5" SATA for $90. Good deal. Especially compared to.....well, you know.

gamer20102753d ago

Wow, if 360 fans were as bad as PS3 fans we would be making a huge deal about how yet another game on the PS3 requires a mandatory installation and how installations take minutes to complete compared to the few seconds switching a disc takes.

ZombieRollz2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

Wrong zone.

Dragun6192753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

This is good, Installing equals better performance, Would of preferred for an optional install but Mandatory suits fine with me and 320gb PS3.


You can get a cheaper 5400rpm HDD on Amazon.
Not sure if it would make a difference if you bought a 7200rpm, Anyone know if helps reduce loading times?

$56.67 for a 320gb


I'm guessing you're talking about Final Fantasy XIII because for your information Final Fantasy XIII doesn't have optional or mandatory installs and it has zero loading screens and Installs are there to help reduce loading times, add Better Performance, to ensure high game quality, and etc. Swapping discs doesn't do that especially when the content is compressed as FFXIII is for Xbox360.

PostApocalyptic2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

Why get a 250GB for $80 when you can get a 320GB 7200 RPM for $74?

meetajhu2753d ago

@bungie i'm pretty sure you won't play on either platform if ur spending your whole time in N4G

KiRBY30002753d ago

its amusing that the people complaining about the installs are the one who doesnt own a PS3 to begin with...

installs = short loading times and no system overheat

installs are good.

Bodyboarder_VGamer2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

Bungie, you're trying too hard to get your bubbles back. Don't be a faker please, we all know the kind of hypocrite that you are. You been doing this for some time now and many people have seen you editing your BS. I'm a PS3 only owner and even I find this annoying specially in this day and age.

FamilyGuy2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

On the topic of upgrading:

My internal drive is 80gbs and because of having a 1tb external (@$100) I haven't felt the need to upgrade my internal drive. Making space for game installs should only be a problem for 40Gb owners as 20/60Gb owners had the cash for the early adoption price so a few bucks for an internal hdd upgrade shouldn't be too hard on them.

Recent post on this subject.

evrfighter2753d ago

Bungie is gonna be one of them legendary trolls people don't forget. I hope he sticks around for awhile.

vhero2753d ago

"personally i'll get the 360 version coz all my friends on XBL" Bungie your a moron you don't own a PS3. Plus why should it matter about your friends? there is no multi-player..

Chaos Striker2753d ago

Correction: There is multiplayer! :D

Jamegohanssj52753d ago

Lol wow. Good thing I'm not getting this Bring on Heavy Rain.

DaTruth2753d ago

If your name was "360 fanboy 2007" you would be! There just aren't many 360 fanboys left anymore. They are now called dual console owners!

Christopher2753d ago

Same as the first and a sign of the developers being unable to port it over with shorter load times. Not that big of a deal, but a sign of the lack of progress from Bioshock's development team.

Blaze9292753d ago

So I guess Quantic Dream are just bad developers too huh since Heavy Rain requires a 5GB install too? I thought so

Christopher2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

1. I didn't say bad developers, I said lack of progress, specifically from their first port of Bioshock to the PS3.

2. Yes, it doesn't speak well for me that Quantic Dream has the same issue. Especially considering it's a console exclusive and they had the resources with which to make it unnecessary.

Neither are bad games, but the inability to develop a game without large install requirements is a sign of developer inability in my book considering what other games have been able to do, both multiplatform and exclusive titles. Especially this late in the game.

Edit: Honestly Blaze929, you really should look at someone's post history before you act like you understand how they think. You might find we're not all just blind fanboys of one platform or another.

inveni02753d ago

Who cares? I've never complained about PC installations, why would I care about having to install on a console that also does everything?

Sarick2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

I then decided to buy a bigger 160 gb hdd, and then decided to upgrade it again to 500gb 7200rpm 16mb cache. Apparently this is a cool running 7200rpm drive. I can only hope as when I installed it I did a full format that took over 28 hours on the ps3 just to make sure all the sectors doing good.

The reason the change in my option was because I didn't like the extra wear and tear on my blu-ray drive. Speed wasn't as big an issue but this 60gb is getting old and I keep a digital thermometer above it. the thing just radiates so much heat that if I leave my room door closed it'll heat the room.

Extending the life of my 60gb is what matters to me and I feel these installs aren't permanent so what the hay ,I'll install them anyway. So long as you own a backup drive of equal or grater storage backup external drive.

Jacobite2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

@ inveni0 lol Bioshock 2 PS3 Has 5GB HDD Installation who cares ? me for one, least with the PC you can get a CD crack or patch to have the whole game on the HDD on the PC no need for the disk. Ive got a 500gb HDD so not to a big deal, but annoying for 20/40/60 HDD owners. If Uncharted 1&2, Batman, Killzone, Motorstorm games and a few other dont need big installs why does Bioshock 2, is it the Devs ? come on 3 years now.

Conan9972752d ago

dont put a 7200rpm drive in the ps3.
it creates a lot of heat, the software is based on a 5400 drive, and sony does not recomendo.

Jinxstar2752d ago

PC version is 11 gigs off steam... Thats the one I'm playing cause I'm pretty broke lately. Split it 4 way and payed 35$ Also got the first one free...

Lord Vader2752d ago

"PlayStation 3 owners have the luxury of upgrading their hard drives. But with more data storage built into a Blu-ray disc, you shouldn’t need to monitor your hard disk space, right? Wrong! The list of games that require game data to be installed are piling up."

PLUS all the updates = LOL guys, I hope you have dealt out the cash for some BIG hadrives !

Nineball21122752d ago

@ Conan997

I replace my 80 gig with this:
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive

I honestly haven't had one bit of trouble with it. It runs fine for me... *shrug*

Anyways, a 5 gig install is a bit steep if you are short on space, but for PS3 owners, it's really cheap to get more of it.

matarchy2752d ago

It is because of the slow blu-ray drive. I wish they would of done this with Killzone 2 it got a little annoying when playing the game and there would be slight pauses when it had to load more data.

duplissi2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )


90 bucks for 250gb? lol i payed 100 for 500gb wd scorpio blue WD5000BEVT, and it has much better r/w times (try almost 3x as fast) than the stock drives even though its only 5400 rpm! it was @ best buy.
it compares well to most 7200rpm drives, because it has only 2 platters which increases data density on the disks, most 500gb drives are 3 or more platters.

edit: here it is @ newegg and cheaper too!

@lord vader

haha thats funny considering my 500 gb hard drive cost less than a 120gb xbox drive...... and its about 4 times the size, and it will be even less than the 250 whenever ms gets around to releasing it over here.

SaberEdge2752d ago

Why should I have to spend more money just because so many games on the PS3 require mandatory installations? I bought an 80GB model and I don't care how cheap hard drives are. It is an extra expense and extra trouble to transfer all your stuff over and install the new hard drive. If it weren't for all the mandatory installs my 80GB hard drive would be plenty enough for my saves, demos and media.

People acting like mandatory installs are a good thing and saying that they improve the game are not considering the fact that most of these PS3 games that require installs do not perform better than the 360 versions anyway. In fact, many games that have mandatory installs on the PS3 version still load slower than the 360 versions.

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kewlkat0072752d ago

"I rather put the disk in. Go get a cold beer and sit and play my game, then get up and swap disks when I have to go to a different part of the game"

By the time you swap disk I reckon, I should be good for a REFILL.

NinjaAssassin2752d ago

damn with all the mandatory installations and updates the ps3 is plagued with it really fills up your hard drive fast. 5gb is a lot.
sorry, but i would rather switch a disc every now and then over dealing with this crap.

ChozenWoan2752d ago

Makes you wonder now that you think about it, now doesn't it. 0.o

Cryos2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Well, Saberedge, maybe you should just go buy a 360. Think of all that money you'll save by not upgrading the hard drive!

you can put that money towards accessories!!!! yay!