PS3 Installs Still a Problem? Split/Second's Required Space

Playstation Insider writes:

"Split/Second, at least to my knowledge, seems to have just taken the cake for biggest required install for PS3 games. What's the deal?"

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Coded-Dude3019d ago

wow...that is pretty big. makes you wonder how some devs need and others don't.

Blaze9293019d ago

Really, that is pretty huge for just a racing game. Then you have the 360 version which doesn't even run 720p. Seems both versions have negatives - one just for one time only while the other is permanent ;)

Are_The_MaDNess3019d ago

hey even Modnation Racers got 4.3GB install
and it still loads bad X/

Are_The_MaDNess3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

ooook what is up with the Disagree's
its the truth
im playing the game right now and im telling you, the game loads bad and it has a 4.3GB install

check my Trophies on the PS3 if you don't believe
PSN: Are_The_MaDNess

oh and why cant i edit my comment? XD

on my damn MNR cover and in my god damn PS3 Install folder ( i will try to send a pix if i find my USB cabel to my phone)

ok when i doublecheck i can still see 4300MB minimum on the case
but my install file says 3884MB X/

@ below again
I know that (i think the Site needs an update) but check on the PS3 itself and you will see

HolyOrangeCows3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

What source tells you that MNR has a 4.3GB install?

No ModNation Racers.
*Puts in alphabetical order*
"...Mirrors Edge, Modern Warfare 2, Motorstorm..."
No Modnation Racers trophies to be seen.

AridSpider3019d ago

You pulled up his PSN ID and can clearly see this dude is a hardcore playstation user. I doubt he's making this up. I don't own the game but I don't see why he would be lying about the install. Doesn't seem like the troll you are trying to make him out to be.

waltercross3019d ago

There is an Install but It doesn't say how big the install is.

Back of the Box

Front of the Box

And they are already having a patch coming out, maybe to fix any load issues.

waltercross3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

Are_The_MaDNess wanted me to post this for him since he is out of Bubbles.


its a little foggy but you can see the 4300MB min there tho"

Keep in mind this is the EU Version, It's already out over there.

Dance3019d ago

Split-Second = 1280x720 (2xAA) - PS3

Split-Second = 1280x672 (2xAA) - 360

yoghurt3019d ago

I personally don't see the problem with installs, I remember the old days when you had to load a cassette tape up to play a game which consisted of only different coloured lines!

such as

RedDevils3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

on every gaming sites fanboys always call others a troll to make them feel cool, you know peers pressures :P



I just type your name on google and it said you have played 261 games wtf lol no offense but do you have a life other than games jk :P

Games 4 life! yeah baby haahaaha

ginganinja3019d ago

The hard drive would need some spare room to unpack and install the game onto it - which would probably account for the discrepancy between the actual file size and the amount of room needed.

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Darkstorn3019d ago

I got a 320gb Western Digital for $55 and haven't looked back. Now I can load my hdd full of HD video and installs aren't a problem at all.

Blaze9293019d ago

same here. I want to get a 500GB now just because. Even though I don't need it I feel I should 'just because' I can. Unlike the 360...but that's another topic.

Anon19743019d ago

Except I upgraded to just 250GB over a year ago. Still only cost me $50, but I've still got over 150 GB to spare with all my installs, expansion packs, full games and half of the Planet Earth series in 1080p.

ThanatosDMC3018d ago

Blaze has a PS3 now and is slamming the 360??? I dont believe this.

vhero3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

MGS4 installs weren't so bad but on second play through they could have left the files there so you wouldn't have to re-install the files for second play through.. What idiot thought of wiping the files after you played through??? At least give us an option!!!! I finished the game then went to play again and realised the huge long installs were back?? I was like WTF?!?!?! As for space my 500GB easily enough as is 250gb PS3's so its a dead issue... hell even 120gbs last enough time..

HighDefinition3019d ago

I liked the MGS4 installs, something about watching Snake smoke cigarettes is so hypnotic. Best installation screen to date in gaming.

Plus, it was the best game and movie of 2008.


Killjoy30003019d ago

Still the best game this gen. And I've played God of War 3 and Uncharted 2. Anyone know the correlation here? Haha PS3 owns all consoles.

Dacapn3019d ago

Gotta agree. MGS4 is still the best game I've played this gen, and that's after playing GOWIII and UC2.

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HighDefinition3019d ago

GOW3,FF13,UCDF,UC2,LBP and countless other have gotten over this problem.

Not to mention most of those are STILL the most impressive games to date.

So save it, I don`t wanta hear about it.

Boody-Bandit3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

Don't lame looking for hit sites have better things to do? I mean this is so tired and played out. Most PS3 gamers I know have a 500 gig hard drive in their consoles. They are dirt cheap and a breeze to install.

AridSpider3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

That's bigger than most games on the Xbox 360. Sheesh, how big is the actual game then?

Mr Logic3019d ago

The weird thing is that these are the same guys that made Pure which only had an optional install of about 1gb to improve load times.

BannedForNineYears3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )


N4G users don't use common sense.
If you point something bad out regarding a game, you'll get disagrees.

BTW, you just have a lot of games.
I haz a lot of games but only *6 aren't above 50%.

shadow27973019d ago

Isn't that the size of the entire game on 360? Why in the world is it so huge? And here I thought the 5 GB install on GT5 Prologue was excessive.

bobcostus3019d ago

Who cares? This game is lame.

meluvulongtime3019d ago

The author hasn't been around PS3 too long. Bioshock, Bioshock 2, DMC4, Oblivion, MGS4, Bourne Conspiracy, RE5, SOCOM, are all around 5gb install and there's just as many if not more with 3-4gb installs (Far Cry 2, GTAIV, Assassin's Creed, GTA: EFLC, DA: O, Starwars: Force Unleashed, RB6: Vegas2). I never thought the installs were a real big deal to begin with. Sony put a an hdd in the PS3 for a reason and also made it so that the consumer could upgrade it themselves. It seems like it's gotten much better. When I first bought my PS3 back in 07 seemed like a lot of PS3 titles had large mandatory installs, now it seems like there's just as many with little to no install.

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Nicholas Cage3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

i would rather have large installs that not be able to play the best fnk games out there. and its not even like the installs are even that big. the articles now are soo predictable

saint_john_paul_ii3019d ago

for a racing game though, this is ridiculous. obviously these devs dont lead on PS3.

Chaos Striker3019d ago

Actually, they developed both the PS3 and 360 version from the ground up (based on a interview with Digital Foundry). I guess in exchange for the 7gb's, the PS3 version gets pretty good performance throughout the game.

saint_john_paul_ii3019d ago

well i guess thats a good thing. compared to the 360 version of the demo I played, the PS3 version matches it %99.9 well.

Arnon3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

"and its not even like the installs are even that big."

A 7 GB install isn't big?
Pretty sure that's big.


7GB is the biggest space so far.

MGS4 is reasonable and it is 5 or 6GB of space, the game is bigger than 30GBs

But Split Second, wonder why developers design the game like that.

nikoado3019d ago

How big is MGS4's install altogether?

At each chapter it wipes the previous one and installs again, so we never have the entire install at one time, although I REALLY would have liked that option rather than install every frickin chapter on every playthrough.

I'm guessing it was probably about 12 GB altogether, base on the amount of time each one took(some of them were relatively short)

ThanatosDMC3018d ago (Edited 3018d ago )

7gb is huge! That's like a whole season of some tv series' dvd rip i downloaded. Basically the whole game is in the PS3 but it still needs the disk? Is that how this game works?


And I'm wondering if this game is worth it in any platform. Is it any good?

Arnon3019d ago

It looks pretty entertaining. And it's gorgeous from what I've seen. Also, I really enjoy the fact that the HUD is displayed behind the car itself, rather than on the screen to give you a more immersible experience.

Chaos Striker3019d ago

I am sure that if you love arcade racers and games like Burnout, this will be your cup of tea.

Gamehead363019d ago

The demo has me hooked!! I've played the same track in the demo about 25 times already. After the first play through I was underwhelmed but then after the third and fourth race I was impressed. Can't wait to get the full game.

Hotel_Moscow3019d ago

you did the same thing i did huh

i love drifting i dont know why its a since of accomplishment being able to drift around the corner with the ai causing an explosion that sends you flying to the wall giving you a split second to correct youre steering and throttle which seems like forever to me because i have really fast reactions

ClownBelt3019d ago

Luckily every PS3 comes with a hardrive.

Cajun Chicken3019d ago


Takes the p***. Might aswell not put the disc in for playing it.

Dacapn3019d ago

Whenever I see installs like this, I wonder why they just didn't make the game a PSN downloadable.