Capcom responds to 20 min DMC install

Capcom US has responded to CVG's report yesterday that PS3 Devil May Cry 4 forces gamers to sit through a mandatory 21 minute install time - with little improvement to load times there after.

Just to be sure, we timed the 5GB install process (which you can't opt-out of) on our PS3 retail version and it clocked in at 21 minutes, 41 seconds.

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skagrerrrr5469d ago

why will it cost 10 pounds more on the ps3?

marinelife95469d ago

I'm picking it up today and I'll see for myself. Although I don't have a 360 to compare the loading times to.

Chippathingy5469d ago

Does anyone have the answer to that? Let me take a wild guess's because Blu-Ray disks are more expensive to manufacture?

But that doesn't account for all the other multiplatform disks costing the same.

Real Gambler5469d ago

Not sure why some country charge more for some games... Here in Canada, I never, ever, saw one game on the PS3 that was more expensive than the 360 version. Very strange.

Maybe buying online would be the solution. If the stores who are charging more do not sell games anymore, they will come back to regular prices...

Brixxer6005469d ago

That's the million dollar question as far as European gamers are concerned, i've no doubt that they'll claim it's to do with "Localisation", it's the usual answer.

athlon7705469d ago (Edited 5469d ago )

Typical, it was explained in an earlier post here on N4G that the developer is not charging more for the game, but it is the retailer that is deciding to do this. Nothing to do with development time, BD disk usage, or solar winds, the retailer is charging more because they want too and can.

Here is the link...

ravenguard885469d ago

They're apparently quite expensive to produce.

I remember hearing a while ago that PS3 games were supposed to be $10 more than 360 games.

fusionboxer5468d ago

these guys changed their story a bit. In the first article they posted that there was no difference after the install and now because a capcom rep came on the table and said their is a difference you see CVG saying there isn't, but there is. "But only by a couple seconds of course".

If they couldn't say that in the beginning why should we all of a sudden listen to them now?

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mighty_douche5469d ago

meh... its 20 minutes... talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill.

Some of us have been waiting years, whats another 20 minutes.

KidMakeshift5469d ago

And apparently it's "exciting" lol

craymoogy5469d ago

20 minutes is much less than 4 years right?

I can't do the math anymore, please someone help me.

Scrooge5469d ago

As a PC gamer, I don't see what is wrong with an install time. It's probably just a minor problem that the competition is blowing out of proportion just to be able to have an advantage. Every game I play has an initial install time, no problem. When I installed World of Warcraft last november it took 2 hours to install, so what?

Wraith0015469d ago

Yea cool Scrooge but how big is ur hdd mate compared to PS3?

If this trend continues because of low Blu-Ray drive speed i will jus ave to get the exclusives for PS3 and the multiplat on 360, coz i aint upgrading a console!

rofldings5469d ago

Wraith001, or you could just delete the install for games you don't play anymore?

Or upgrade your HDD, 2.5" SATA drives are pretty damn cheap.

radzy5469d ago

starting with 40 gig , about 7 gig for the operating system .
so now its about 33 gigs. install dmc4 (25 minute wait) and -5gigs.
now thats 28 gigs left. install oblivion (another 25 minutes wait)and -5gigs again.
now thats 22 gigs left.etc......
until you have installed about 5 games on hard drive and no space on the hard drive left for divx xvid movies , themes , songs , etc...

rofldings5469d ago (Edited 5469d ago )


First of all, not all games require an install and some games have it as optional. Uncharted is a great example of a game that doesn't need an HDD install and yet has no loading screens. Epic.

Second, you can just uninstall the game after you're done playing with it. Seriously why keep 6-7 games (pretty rare to have that many in the first place, unless you intentionally go out and buy games that require an hdd install) AND not all games are 5gb as you say ... Warhawk for example was only 900mb?

Last, you have infinite options to fix it - upgrade your hdd, my PS3 is currently a 250gb (originally 60gb model) - I got the HDD for about 90$ (sale).

FYI, I have 14 games (not including PSN games) and only 3 of them require an install (totaling about 10gb) - and 1 game has an optional install (UT3).

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paracardium5469d ago

It's the only thing people have to whine about to make the ps3 version look bad. I've never seen a ps3 game take that long to install.. Sigma and Oblivion don't even come close to 10 minutes and it's about the same amount to install.

marinelife95469d ago

That's a great point. And the load times in both games were way better than on the xbox and on the xbox 360.

Johnny Blaze5469d ago

I was able to get my hands on it for the 360 and I must say this game is great..Never [played 1,2 or 3 but this one has me hooked

ar5469d ago

Do you feel there's parts in the story you can't grasp because you haven't played the other games?

I haven't played the first three and I'm thinking of getting DMC4.

bruiser815469d ago

I would recommend you buy the first one, it pretty much explains everything. I personally dont even count 2 and 3 just tells about how he and his twin brother rivaled each other and how his brother dies.

KidMakeshift5469d ago


You people need to play the first one at least
You're only missing out

Johnny Blaze5469d ago

It has links to youtube videos of 1 , 2 and 3 explaining the story line...

HardcoreGamer5469d ago

its cheap nowadays, you should pick up dmc1, and dmc 3, give dmc2 a miss,

you will enjoy the crap out of those games, they are amazing even today

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LaChance5469d ago

5GB and 20 minutes is not worth waiting 1.5 second less when loading.
20 minutse aint alot its true but 5gb on a 40gb dd is alot.
anyways devellopers probaly care less for ps3 gamers complaining cuz thay didnt complain for the 600 dollar price tag so they think its ok to charge 10 dollar more for the same game.Its like a trap

actas1235469d ago

Agree. The fact is, the developer and the publisher both screwed up.
Plus, why this game is more expensive than others? its not like its better or anything. The graphics are inferior to other true next gen games, and don't tell me graphics are not that important. Because if so, why bother and buy a 360 or a ps3 then.

Legion5469d ago

It appears that you are actually getting more time then that. Yes the difference between the 360 and PS3 is only that small amount of time with the load to the HDD. But if you did NOT load to the HDD then the load times on the PS3 are MUCH worse then the XBox 360. (or am I reading this wrong?)It said something like 2 to 3 times the load times without the 21 minute download to the HDD. Because the reading speed of the Bluray? I didn't know that was actually a factor with the Buray disks? Anyone know the actual truth on this subject?

For the record I do like the way Bethesda made it seemless with Oblivion. But didn't Oblivion work on the core system? So why did it need to load to the HDD? Or was that for only the PS3 also?

CrazzyMan5469d ago

So, it`s because DMC4 went multiplatform, that game now has INSTALL and Downloading times on PS3.
Otherwise, it would be like Uncharted, NO install and NO downloadings. =)
So you can blame ONLY greedy Capcom, blu-ray has NOTHING to do with THIS. =]

actas1235469d ago

let face it, the developers screwed up, just like most of Japanese developers on next jen (to date). I think the Japanese should stick to making hardware and leave the software making to the Americans.

CRIMS0N_W0LF5469d ago

Japanese are the best developers.

PopEmUp5469d ago (Edited 5469d ago )

mean lets the American developer screw the gaming world cause all they make is shooter and no replay on other genre beside sport games

btw looking at your avatar you're Liverpool fan well good luck supporting them cause they ain't get any trophies/cup this season because united will take them all and domestic cup bot fa and premiere also uefa cup it time to look at 98-99 again United ftw!!! about the season you're out of the race is only gunner and maybe cheski to come against Manyoo and have great time watching your team been net so enjoy

Greek995469d ago

So your saying Square Enix sucks? I find that really offensive. Seriously.
Japannese developers are the best developers in the world. They know how to tell a story, unlike Epic with Unreal Tournament 3.

Myth5469d ago

His comments don't belong in the Gamer Zone

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