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Submitted by TrendyGamers 1409d ago | news

Battlefield 3 Install Sizes for Xbox 360 Revealed and Confirmed. Day One Update Live.

Thanks to some retailers selling the game early, a couple of our readers have put their hands on a full retail copy of Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360. While other reports have the PS3 version install clocking in at 2 GB, that is true and it is actually the same as the Xbox 360 HD-Pack. The PC version install size is actually smaller than that of the Xbox 360 and we even know the size of the day one title update. (Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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enkeixpress  +   1409d ago
"Thanks to some retailers selling the game early, a couple of our readers have put their hands on a full retail copy of Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360. While other reports have the PS3 version install clocking in at 2 GB, that is false and it is actually the same as the Xbox 360 HD install."

omg, great news.. That means that the PS3 version does run & play from the PS3's hard drive after all.. Awesome! :)

I thought the game runs off the blu-ray disc with some textures streaming from the HD.
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Criminal  +   1409d ago
I'm quite sure that it's not the case. Unfortunately, you won't be able to download the game on the PS3.

Edit: No the 2 GB install is not what I was referring to.

"That means that the PS3 version does run & play from the PS3's hard drive after all.. Awesome! :)"

What I mean is that you'll play it off the disc plus the hardrive at the same time.
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BattleTorn  +   1409d ago
PS3 mandatory install is confirmed 2gb.

http://n4g.com/news/870746/...
TrendyGamers  +   1409d ago
Battle Torn is right, in my haste to get the story up, I made an error. It's all fixed up now!
JaredH  +   1409d ago
So since the day 1 update is already live I'm guessing reviews won't be days passed release like people thought.
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gamingdroid  +   1409d ago
@enkeixpress
It seems you are misinformed, it seems the PS3 version only has the texture pack as an install option. The disc will still be spinning and streaming data.
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EchozProdigy  +   1409d ago
No the xbox 360 has the HD texture pack to as an install option
Blacktric  +   1409d ago
PS3 one is mandatory. The 360 one is optional and comes on the second disc.
onyoursistersback  +   1409d ago
lol....so the full install is 15!!! i was bashed on other post for saying this!? but i think i typed it wrong, i said it was the texture was 15 gb, and not the game it self....
jetlian  +   1408d ago
its 1.5 gb for textures
it 14 GB for the 2 disks

you don't have to do all of them. I only did 2 disk for rage
onyoursistersback  +   1408d ago
lol....N4G. people are disagreeing on what was my OLD POST?! haha....i made a mistake on other post, and people are here saying im right?! Hu???? @jetlian yep your right, just made a mistake on another post i did. :D
Rearden  +   1409d ago
A few Gigs aren't that much considering what you'll be getting in return. DICE has said that the texture pack "really makes a difference".
TrendyGamers  +   1409d ago
Yeah, the game looks simpLy amazing.
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1409d ago
So you get the HD content from the marketplace, not the disc?

thats according to the picture in the article.

for some reason, i recall them saying it was on disc, oh well.
hiredhelp  +   1409d ago
Im sure will be on the disc ive never heard of anything like that be a DLC thats apart of the game the servers be dead slow for one thing. it be on the disc.

BattleTorn - Then take that option install it mate for the best results.)
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BattleTorn  +   1409d ago
it's on Disc2 but it installs separately from just installing each disk on dashboard.

it's an in-game prompt that adds another 1.5gb of HD content. (optional)
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RastaCC  +   1409d ago
Go look at the picture again. The marketplace content is the online pass.
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1408d ago
actually, you go look again.

under Battlefield 3 HD Content, it says Marketplace Content.

in fact, here is the screenshot so you dont have to click the link.

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megacowdung  +   1408d ago
it would be better but ps3 uses blu ray cd's that hold alot of gb. maybe 20-25 gb so there's no need to install stuff on the ps3's hdd
padz1  +   1408d ago
Wow, your misinformed.
SJPFTW  +   1409d ago
how come you cannot install the game on the PS3 HDD? wouldn't it be faster like load times and streaming and stuff?
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damnyouretall  +   1409d ago
it would be, works good for my 360. i wonder why ps3 doesnt have the option. where are the tech heads when you need em
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TrendyGamers  +   1409d ago
Yeah, it would be great if you had the option on ps3 but i buy all multiplatformgames on my 360 so it doesnt bother me.
InfraredChimera  +   1409d ago
They would make it so it was a PSN+ feature and screw everyone else over.
vinniects  +   1408d ago
The laser for the blu ray runs really hot. I guess it's ok for a few hours, but I had to go through two ps3's . I sadly have no life and play way to much . Installing on my hard drive would save my poor abused ps3 lol
tehgam3r  +   1409d ago
hmmm, prob cos ps3 games has duplicated data already on the disk so it is easier and faster to read.
The install times would be longer and possibly larger.
Virus201  +   1408d ago
Blu Ray disks carry more data than the Xbox 360's DVD disks. However the Xbox 360 options to install the game onto the hard drive allows the data to run faster on the Xbox 360.

Watch any videos where they compare the loading times of the ps3 vs Xbox 360 with the game installed.

However I'm still getting BF3 for ps3 day one. See you all on the battlefield.
SignifiedSix  +   1409d ago
Good thing i have a 120gig HDD, lol. Not much of a bother for me. Have about 57gigs left. And plus, you get a superb game on top of that 15gig install ;)

Off topic. Here's a video of the singleplayer with the HD content installed. Enjoy! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Chuk5  +   1409d ago
Found some comparisons of HD texture pack vs standard def on 360.

http://forum.ea.com/eaforum...
SignifiedSix  +   1409d ago
Holy crap, you can really tell a difference there. lol.
The_Infected  +   1408d ago
Wow without the HD texture pack it looks horrible!
Legion  +   1408d ago
I find it odd that in the pictures the texture pack actually adds the screw driver and wiring and extras on the phone bomb. And I am assuming the shadow of the screw driver is a texture then too, not seeing how else a shadow would be cast for a texture item?
BootHammer  +   1408d ago
Cool stuff, nice HD texture pack ;) The game is going to look fantastic.
GraveLord  +   1408d ago
-_- Day 1 patch.........me no likey.
jack who  +   1408d ago
no need for the multiplayer install for me
bunfighterii  +   1408d ago
Considering that the current gen is that old, this should not surprise anyone...
jtmgames  +   1408d ago
I honestly think the install isn't a bad idea at all. If it helps with the game's visuals and overall performance then I'm more than willing to sacrifice 7.3 GB of space for it.
Legion  +   1408d ago
What... you are going to install it 5 times? The texture install is only 1.5GB.
jtmgames  +   1408d ago
I'm including the install for the game itself so the 360 won't have to read from the disc itself.
Legion  +   1408d ago
Wouldn't that be closer to 14GB then or are you not including the multiplayer portion?
MasterD919  +   1408d ago
So I can just install the texture pack, right?

Don't need to worry about the game being put on to my HD...
AO1JMM  +   1408d ago
The game looks absolutely awesome on all platforms.
BigShotSmoov007  +   1408d ago
Thank god I have the 250 GB xbox. With Rage being installed onto my xbox and now I just got BF3 and thats 15.5 GB, I needed all the space I could get.
Morbius420  +   1408d ago
Why would you thank God for it? He didn't buy it.
vinniects  +   1408d ago
Maybe it was a church donation lol
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1408d ago
EA needs to send out a notice on the 360 copy cases or something, I can see it now, allot of my friends complaining and returning they're copies because of the low res. -_-
VforVideogames  +   1408d ago
What?????????
Good thing that on xbox360 its an option not mandatory.

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