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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Install Size Reveals

Finally, Someone has already received a copy of Skyrim that reveals the install size of PS3. (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

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DeathAvengers  +   1558d ago
Why is it bigger than Xbox's install? I think it's because it's compressed on the Xbox, then ported to the Ps3? Can anyone confirm this?
fluffydelusions  +   1558d ago
5.5gb..not too bad I guess. BTW, when does the embargo lifts for Skyrim and MW3? Anyone know?
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DeathAvengers  +   1558d ago
Meh, I don't know. I'd really like to see more gameplay, but that new Werewolf gameplay... oh my. There's one that shows transformation and combat. spoiler: it's awesome!
Lucreto  +   1558d ago
The skyrim one is the launch day. It is more likely MW3 will be launch day too.
Ren_  +   1558d ago
I think Skyrim's embargo lifts on the 10th November.
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Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1558d ago
Stop right there criminal scum!
inveni0  +   1558d ago
Holy EPH. Thank you, DeathAvengers!
NCAzrael  +   1558d ago

I have to admit, on one hand I'm a little disappointed in myself for clicking the link and ruining the surprise. But on the other hand, THAT'S F'ING AWESOME!
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xPhearR3dx  +   1558d ago
Ren_ is correct, the embargo for Skyrim lifts the 10th. MW3.....well, who cares lol
mike_d_  +   1557d ago
No biggie for me,thank you 500GB HDD!!!
AngryTypingGuy  +   1557d ago
Does normally have the 360 vs. PS3 comparisons up before the games launch? I want to get Skyrim on Friday but I want to know which version is better first.
mike_d_  +   1557d ago
@AngryTypingGuy just get both,that's what i usually do on most multiplat games.
SwampCroc  +   1558d ago
you could be right.. I want to say i read something about the xbox 360 being the build console for the game...

but I try to stay away from anything that could stir up the console fanboys...

I own both systems and since february when I bought my PS3 I haven't purchased a single game for Xbox 360.. mainly because there was so much Playstation stuff to catch up on... but some of the games were multi-platform and I chose to get them on PS3, for example Homefront, Brink, LA. Noire.... ultimately I don't have any of these anymore.. but this is the 1st time I've ever owned 2 consoles... and currently I have like 7 PS3 games and Halo: Reach for 360 and to be completely honest the main reason I kept my xbox360 and xbox live was because of Geometry Wars 2 on the arcade.. I'm like 160 something in the leaderboards.

but for Skyrim I'm going with Xbox 360... solely because I had Oblivion for 360, so I'm gonna stick with what I know..
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fragnificent  +   1558d ago
most devs do do it on xbox cause it uses windows which is easier to develop for, either way tho, i couldnt care less, its still an awesome game
fluffydelusions  +   1558d ago
The only reason I would go 360 for Skyrim is for the timed exclusive DLC. I just hope this game isn't bug ridden on PS3 like Fallout: NV was. That game froze up the PS3 more times than I care to count.
Gam3rSinceBiRTH  +   1558d ago
"I kept my xbox360 and xbox live was because of Geometry Wars 2 on the arcade.. I'm like 160 something in the leaderboards."

You are a God.
Blacktric  +   1558d ago
"But Skyrim works perfectly on PS3 “it runs very smoothly, although there are a few flickering soft shadows which are a bit distracting and the scenery can look a little washed out at times, although that may just be the starting area. Walking out into the open for the first time wasn’t quite as impressive as it was with Oblivion, but on a whole it looks amazing.”

Way to put me off from the PS3 version... Pff. Might have to get the 360 one.
NukaCola  +   1557d ago
"Walking out into the open for the first time wasn’t quite as impressive as it was with Oblivion"

See I am not as impressed looking back at Oblivion. It was some tunnels and led out into a field. (Seems Link to Past-like or how it started) and yes you saw a few hills and stuff, but Skyrim has such a lush world. I am completely blown away.

I also though Fallout 3's opening was brilliant. The sun cutting you down when you step out and seeing the rumble of DC and the Washington Monument in the distance. Same with FNV's Tower and the lights in Vegas.

I alwyas love seeing some distinct feature so far away at the beginning. It gives you a sence of journey. Hell even Journey has that mountain you can see at the beginning and through out. It starts out small but grows over the time you head towards it. Seeing the Mountain in Skyrim and as you venture to it you cross a town adn bandits and animals and it takes you a while to get there, it's so breathtaking. I will probally head towards it at the beginning, but a part of me wants to turn around and just go off in a different direction. Of course I don't know how the game starts.(I hear a little prison scene agian like ESIV)
zeddy  +   1558d ago
i much prefer a large install, it usually means the game will perform better. but we'll wait and see.
Blacktric  +   1558d ago
That's a great point. If you check the Eurogamer's New Vegas Faceoff article, you can see that PS3 version's texture data was around 2 gigabytes while on the 360, this was 1.2. Hopefully this means the PS3 version will look just as good if not better than the Xbox 360 version. I decided not to trust what some random guy said about PS3 version looking washed up in some areas and not going to cancel my PS3 preorder.
Jeebus  +   1553d ago
Really? GoW3, Uncharted 2 and 3, and Killzone 2 and 3 have no installs.
StraightPath  +   1558d ago
the stuff he said about Skyrim on the PS3..wonder if they exist in the Xbox 360 version..oh no..
andrewsqual  +   1557d ago
I'm playing it 9 hours now and it only takes up 4300mbs in the install folder. The guy didn't even mention that there is a patch available for it already when you fire it up. It brings the game to version 2.0????? Its about 50mbs. What the hell did it change?
Gamer1982  +   1557d ago
Its bigger than xbox install as it wouldnt work on a LOT of 360s otherwise. As arcade versions only come with a 4gb mini drive. 5.5GB way too big for that. So xbox will have it compressed no doubt.
Anon1974  +   1557d ago
What's the PC install size? Anyone know?
KingSlayer  +   1558d ago
If my PS3 didn't have a HDD, I think I'd be inclined to care.
NCAzrael  +   1558d ago
If your PS3 didn't have an HDD I think you'd be inclined to install one since it won't work without it.

I think the more important thing is that if your PS3 was limited to certain HDD sizes, and you had to pay out the ass for those specific HDDs instead of just buying a 3.5" SATA HDD, you might be inclined to care.
KratosWitAGun  +   1557d ago
I thought you could install external HDDs via USB?
SwampCroc  +   1558d ago
As a Veteran....

My 2011 Veteran's Day will start @ Gamestop.

and it will end somewhere in the wilderness of Skyrim!

11/11/11 = Skyrim Release/Veteran's Day
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Gam3rSinceBiRTH  +   1558d ago
You da man! I'll see you in the wilderness.
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MasterCornholio  +   1558d ago
Sounds like they did a pretty good job with the PS3 version. I don't like the sound of washed out backgrounds but that is probably a common trait with the console versions. Now I would love to see some footage.

Pintheshadows  +   1558d ago
I just up the colour on my TV nowadays depending on the game. It's a little on the nose but I don't care.
DeathAvengers  +   1558d ago
plenty of leaks out there, but they've been there for weeks.
Ren_  +   1558d ago
I'm pretty sure there was an install with Oblivion. I think it was around 4.5GB minimum. Not sure why the article states that there wasn't :S
J@D  +   1558d ago
because probably the person didn't see the "usual" installion black screen since Oblivion IV it install itself on the PS3 on the background.
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meant2live34  +   1558d ago
I was thinking the same thing
SeraphimBlade  +   1558d ago
5.5 gigs not much? That's actually quite a bit for an install. Should be totally worth it though :)

Crap, I still need to decide what I'm buying it on...
Stewie2k8  +   1558d ago
if you want the DLC a little earlier then get it for Xbox.
im getting it on PC for 2 reasons
1. I just got a new pc and i wanna play it on ultra :D
2. well MODS ofcourse.
gta_manic  +   1558d ago
I would choose mods over dlc any day
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meant2live34  +   1558d ago
I'm with you on that one gta_manic. We may not get early DLC but we also get mods.
TheWolverine  +   1557d ago
wish they'd bring mods to console... my laptop would blow up if i tried installing it.
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NCAzrael  +   1558d ago
If you have a decent PC I'd strongly recommend getting it for the PC. The mods alone will make it worth the purchase.

Otherwise I'd probably suggest the 360, seeing how you'd be able to get the first two DLC releases 30 days earlier than the PC or PS3. Granted, those won't be out for a while, but it's worth thinking about.
gta_manic  +   1558d ago
I really dont understand all the attention for install size and whatnot, seems pretty pointless to me.
NCAzrael  +   1558d ago
Some people don't have a lot of hard drive space, either because they have to deal with preset HDDs on the 360 or because they simply haven't upgraded the drive on their PS3. You can actually fill up a 40GB-80GB HDD pretty fast if you install a lot of games, nevermind DLC, especially for stuff like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
typeN8  +   1558d ago
Gettin it for ps3
Im sure it will be fine

If i had a pc i would get it on pc for sures though
triplethreatattack  +   1558d ago
Honestly that is pretty small compared to what RAGE was. Rage was 8.1 GB and that game wasnt even really an open world game!5 GB for Skyrim is perfect because there is no telling how humongous this game is going to be, and rather be safe than sorry.
Brixxer600  +   1557d ago
Not long to wait now :)
double-o-7  +   1557d ago
I'm getting it on 360, loved oblivion's DLC.
LoaMcLoa  +   1557d ago
Uhmm, Horse-armour?
SuperK  +   1557d ago
I'm getting it on 360 also. bethesda has no love for ps3. My fallout 3 and NV was ridiculous interms of crashing. but then maybe it was like that on 360 also. Hmm can anybody confirm this?
kevnb  +   1557d ago
360 was better, but still glitchy and didnt perform the greatest.
C0MPUT3R  +   1557d ago
Its a Bethesda thing mostly, buggy games are buggy.
kevnb  +   1557d ago
I never believe performance reports from console versions, so many games run like turd but then people say its smooth. Although I hope all users can enjoy skyrim without the annoying hitching of previous games.
Ocean  +   1557d ago
5.5gig isnt that much really....hope the game does well.
ForROME  +   1557d ago
Its bigger than Xbox becuse the BluRay drive is slower, look it up this has been said dozens of time. Not to mention with a hard drive on every PS3 its ok to push a larger install.

But after seeing all the first comparisons the games are exact looking
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Pain  +   1557d ago
160 gig HDD.. Dont care
Kyur4ThePain  +   1557d ago
Is this from a Google translation?
Panzerkanzler  +   1557d ago
Who cares about install size? Just buy a new hd for a few bucks you cheap people.

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