PS3 Install Size For Battlefield 3 Revealed

With Battlefield 3's depth, scope and breadth being something that's unprecedented in certain aspects, install sizes for the DICE-developed shooter has been a hot topic for months.

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fluffydelusions2285d ago

My 320gb HD laughs at your 2gb install

Iroquois_Pliskin2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

My 1 TB HD laughs harder :P

WarPonyDestroyer2285d ago

Some guy who sounds dumb as a rock is currently playing on ps3.

Parapraxis2285d ago

My 80GB with a little over 1000MB of free space sheds a tear :`(

orange-skittle2285d ago

@ WarPonyDestroyer

Your link shows no video. Try Again

DirtyLary2285d ago


His video is valid, the kid is at work. Said he'd be back streaming in a few hours... 6pm pac time.

NewMonday2284d ago

Is their an option to install better txturs like on 360?

dantesparda2284d ago

the PS3 already has the textures by default, you have to install the so called "high-res textures" on the 360,just to get it to look like the PS3 version. Oh and btw, no HDD and you get what they called a standard def version on the 360

Legion2284d ago


Correct that the mandatory install for the PS3 has the pack within it. The optional install for the Xbox 360 is reported to be similar size. As for the HDD... as long as you have at least the 4GB you can still avail the optional install. I don't know of a single Battlefield fan who doesn't have a HDD. So you should be ok.

Biggest2284d ago

Because Legion knows them all!

guitarded772284d ago

Upgrade... you will never have to worry again. Do it big though. I started with an 80gb, stepped up to a 320gb and now I'm at 750gb. It's worth the small investment. I have over 150 downloadable titles and over 120 retail titles with various DLC, music, videos, etc and I'm not even half way full on my HD.

On topic: Story won't load for me... does this include the super textures or whatever they're called? Anyway... CAN'T WAIT FOR BATTLEFIELD 3!!! Feel free to friend... guitarded77 across all consoles.

Sarcasm2284d ago

My stock 120gb laughs at this.

Legion2284d ago


Obviously I don't know them all but simple logic that BF3 is a more hard core game and thus would fall into the category of hard core gamers that have HDD systems.

But I do know MANY on the Xbox 360 and all have HDD. Still have not ran into a single player that hasn't got an HDD. Though I am sure they exist they aren't the core gamer nor are there many.

Majority of people who bought a model without a hard drive have already upgraded and purchased hard drives separately. The same person that doesn't have a hard drive likely is not a Gold Live member either... so doesn't fall into the typical BF3 gamer.

finbars752284d ago

My 4TB laughs the hardest

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newleaf2285d ago

My 250GB doesn't know how to laugh, Microsoft doesn't make em like that.

Bodster2285d ago

My poor 60gb launch ps3 is crying in agony at having to delete more stuff to make room...

Being a college student with a crap paid part time job sucks xD

AKS2285d ago

Check out sales at newegg or the like. You'll find that they can be very cheap, and you won't need to be hastled with this problem again.

ShoryukenII2285d ago

I have an obese 80GB PS3 and he feels no pain, only sadness.

Dart892285d ago

You can get a 500gb hard drive for around$50 on amazon.

PRHB HYBRiiD2285d ago

:( i have a 30 gb fat.... he wants to suicide

isarai2285d ago

Im a full time college student and i could still scratch up $30 to get a 300GB HDD, it aint that hard. i just traded in some game i didnt want anymore and used that money to get a HDD from amazon

xAlmostPro2284d ago

upgrade your harddrive, it really is worth the investment..

I actually seen a 1tb 2.5" hard drive for £45 which is around $65 ?..

the only downside to upgrading is you may have to spend a couple of hours when your first get it to re-download any downloaded games.. other than that it's well worth it :D

Bodster2284d ago

I totally would all, but i am currently earning only £5 an hour at work (really sucks for 19 year old) and I have pro tools to buy soon :)

Might get a cheap and cheeerful 250gb or even just a 120gb :D

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caperjim2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Im downloading the Origin PC version now. Its 11.4 GB. I expected the PC version to be a little bigger. Oh well. Cant wait!!!!

EliteAssass1n2285d ago

Ya, same here. I thought it would've been at the very least 20GB in size!

RegorL2284d ago

That fits quite well with information from NVidia LAN

"Per multiplayer level
- 200 - 250 MB of streamed object meshes
- 1.3 - 1.5 GB of streamed object textures"

9*1.5 GB = 13.5 GB

And textures can be compressed on DVD to expand during install. I guess the DVD media on both PC and Xbox limits actual size.

@caperjim - Could you check actual install size?

caperjim2284d ago

The actual install size on pc is 11.4 GB. I checked again after it was fully installed.

TheGuardianFID2285d ago

My 750GB HD laughs at your puny install, MUAHAHAHAHA!!! 8P 8)

death2smoochie2284d ago

Just play it for the PC and you have no worries ;)

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smurfz2285d ago

Wow, that's not too bad, at least much better than shooters like RAGE.

Ace_Man_62285d ago

you can that again! RAGE takes up 7.7 GB altogether and its still got massive pop-in!

R4MBO2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Not as worse as expected. Either way, can't wait to pop this badboy in.

DarkTower8052285d ago

Same, is this including the texture pack though?

MrBeatdown2285d ago

The "high def" texture pack is the only texture pack on PS3, so yes.

tdogchristy902285d ago

No it is not including the texture pack. I think I saw that with the texture pack it's more like 8gb? I also know for certain that the texture pack for 360 is 1.5gb so if you go off that, a mandatory install of 2+1.5 equals 3-4ish gb total install?

MrBeatdown2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )


There is no texture "pack" on PS3. The high def textures are the only textures.

The only reason the "high def" pack exists at all is because it's only possible via an install on 360. DICE had to make it optional since not everyone has a hard drive. There is a "standard def" pack if you just play without the install, and the "high def" pack is offered as optional.


I love how someone disagreed with me for posting fact and backing it up with a source.

tdogchristy902285d ago

@ MrBeatdown,

The ps3 has the texture pack as well. It just has the benefit of being on the blu-ray disk instead of a separate disk. It will download from the disk onto the hdd. So both the ps3 and 360 have the texture pack. People just get crazy since oh my the 360 is on a separate disk. They both have the pack, one is just single disk while the other is multi disk.

MrBeatdown2284d ago (Edited 2284d ago )


I basically already said that.

Of course the PS3 is going to have these textures. I pointed out that they were part of the default, mandatory install. The point is, it's ridiculous to even call it a "pack" as if it's something unique when the textures are just part of the basic install on PS3.

The only reason the term "pack" is used, is because it's some clever marketing by DICE to make the 360 install sound more special than it is. And it seems to be working. People seem to think it's some kind of bonus or new feature, when really, all it is, is an optional way to bring the 360 version up to the other versions' standard. Playing without it, you'll be playing an inferior version.

RegorL2284d ago


The 2GB install size on PS3 is interesting as one multiplayer level would fit...

From Nvidia LAN
"Per multiplayer level
- 200 - 250 MB of streamed object meshes
- 1.3 - 1.5 GB of streamed object textures"

PS3 could use this as a Bluray cache (like RAGE) and get almost full texture resolution from the PC install.
(but it really doesn't as screen resolution on PS3 is limited way below PC)

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Optical_Matrix2285d ago

Well, having about 90GB of storage left, this is nothing really. Bring it

jazzking20012285d ago

When you look at RAGE, this is nothing. Props, DICE.