Gran Turismo 5 initial install size revealed, takes 40 minutes to install

Gamersmint: A user who’s provided legit proof that he has the retail version of Gran Turismo 5 has revealed what the game’s initial install size is.


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FishCake9T42987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

Its going to be pretty tight for me but i will make space for GT, goodbye MW2. I don't need you any more.

OneSneakyMofo2987d ago

To all those who have already complained:

We've waited five years, what's another 40 minutes? After 40 minutes, you'll have pure perfection until GT6 :)

himdeel2987d ago

...I got plenty of HD space and as long as this game is in my house installation times are a mute point. When I have the friggen game in my house...then I'll know the game is real :)

Beefstew4u2987d ago

Tough fit for me too. I still have my original 60gb hdd.

Chuk_Chuk2987d ago

this is what my hardrive thinks

Redrum0592987d ago

I'd rather do the "full 10gb" "optional" install for a perfect and smooth 1080p 60fps car simulation experience.

anyone wanna argue with that.

Bromeslice2987d ago

MW2 doesn't even have an install, it takes up like 14 mb

Hellsvacancy2987d ago

Hmmmm, the GT5P install corrupted my old fat PS3s hdd, it was that bad i had 2 send it in2 Sony and get a replacement PS3, the replacement installed it no problem

Boody-Bandit2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

The 40 minute istall is OPTIONAL!
I have a 500gig drive so either way it's no big deal to me. I will do the full install.

Hideo_Kojima2987d ago

Good buy GT5p and Xmen 3 in 720p

ShinMaster2987d ago

Nvm. I'll more than likely install everything :D

jwk942987d ago

40 minutes is a while, id laugh if somebody was installing and just as it was at 99% they got YLOD. But GT5 looks amazing, not my type of game though.

Dac2u2987d ago

If you all didn't read it, you should know that the 40 minute install takes place while you're actually playing the game, according to the article. So, there's no need to wait after the initial 256MB install. I just wish I liked racing sims, I have 400GB free on my 500GB HDD. Eh, maybe I'll give this one a try, I haven't played GT since the first game.

ian722987d ago

The way I read it is that GT5 has an initial 40min install and after that while playing it installs more data on top of the first 40minutes worth of data.

PSFan1002987d ago

40 mins is fine, why? because i'm going to make many sandwiches while it's installing, i'm OBVIOUSLY going to need them.

Dac2u2987d ago

I mentioned in a post further down that I may be misinterpreting what I'm reading. I think you may be right.

So, it would mean that it takes 40 minutes to install 6.4ishGB and then installs the rest of the 10GB while you play. Someone mentioned it may be decompressing files as it installs, I think that's really the best explanation for why it takes so long.

Sarcasm2987d ago

It's optional and I will do it anyway.

Besides, every 360 game I have I do an install. Sure saves a lot of stress on the Disc drive in the long run.

Theonetheonly2987d ago

it is 40 mins to install 6.4 GB? if so that is sad.

if its like 50gb its still sad but not as sad as 6.4.

thats a really low transfer speed.

i wonder what the reason is.


i can rip a blu ray in like 20 mins. and that includes conversion time. 15 for straight transfer of bd.iso all while playing a game @ 1080x 1200

thats just me tho.

HolyOrangeCows2987d ago

GamersMint continues its FUD campaign, I see...

UltraNova2986d ago

My Toshiba 360gb 10000rpm HDD says hi!

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iPad2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

The installation is OPTIONAL!

nickjkl2987d ago

i think hes talking about spac eon his shelf since mw2 update is like less than 15 MB

shoddy2987d ago

I have 500gb so bring it on.

Can't wait.

phosphor1122987d ago

GT5 has only a 256mb mandatory install that is finished in minutes. There are two other options. A full 10 gig install or "install as you play," which will only install the content that you have been using/viewing up to the 10g mark. At any time there is a "stop install" option that lets you stop anywhere from 256 to 10 gigs of installed data.

St02987d ago

Yep, and if you don't click the install all at once, it'll install a little at a time when your flicking thru the menus. Looks like that from the leaked videos anyway

CernaML2987d ago

Dude that sounds awesome. More developers need to implement stuff like that in their games. Why is it so hard for some to use the HDD for data caching?

phosphor1122987d ago

Sony usually limits installs to 5gigs.. but i think that's for mandatory installs. But yeah, more devs should do what PD does. The options in GT5 are amazing. You can even turn of Anti Aliasing in GT5 just to make sure you get a constant 60fps.. just for those racing fanatics. But yeah, the install options they have in the leaked video shown earlier this week is amazing.

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10GB is optional.

256MB is required to install, but the best way to experience the game is to install 10GB.

psman0122987d ago

I bought a 120GB Hard Drive for my PS3, so I will just wait a few hours and do the full install. Thanks for the link!

zireno2987d ago

since I installed a 500 GB HDD a year ago on my PS3 I don't care about installs, that's what i like about sony, they give you the option to upgrade your HDD with any 2.5 SATA drives :)

Sarcasm2987d ago

So what? Microsoft gives you an optional HDD upgrade too. The catch is that you have to buy it from them, pay 5 times more than a regular 2.5SATA, and bend over backwards.

poopface12987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

I only had GT1 and 3 but am probably going to get this, I love buying all the cars that I will never have in real life.

I just dont get why it takes that long to install 10gigs, but my ps3 has around 100 gigs left so Im not worried.

RedDead2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

Hurray for the 80 GB model

Edit----I would always prefare an install no matter hw long it takes, if it improves the game's performance then why the hell not?

Cupid_Viper_32987d ago

How do I install a new HardDrive on my 80GB Fat ps3 backwards compatible and still keep all the data I have on the old harddrive? is that even possible? thanks for any answers in advance.

zireno2987d ago

yeah dude, there's an option called data backup utility, basically you need an external hdd to transfer all the data you have on your ps3 (game saves, etc.) then put your new hdd go to the data utility again, a select restore while you have the external hdd connected, but keep in mind that not all game saves can be backed up, when I changed my hdd a little more than a year ago, I didn't knew this and I freaked out when I lost my re5 saved data :( some games have that data locked so that you can't back it up, but it was no biggie since I got a whooping 500 GB of space. here's a link for a more detailed information, cheers :) .

zireno2987d ago

oh, by the way I forgot to tell you that once you remove your old HDD you can basically kiss good bye the data you have in it because if for some reason you decide to put your old HDD back into your ps3, it will have to be formatted.

Dark_king2987d ago

If you take out your harddrive and stick another in you will lose the data but just removing it doesn't require it to be formatted.

zireno2987d ago

yeah, but why would you remove your HDD if you aren't putting a new one in? I was just giving him proper information in case his new HDD is defective or something, but yes you are correct, in the extremely weird case that you remove your HDD just for fun (and not putting a new one in) you won't be required to format.

KwietStorm2987d ago

Thats still not accurate. You can remove a hard drive and use a different one, but even putting the original back in will still work as it was , as long as it hadn't been put into another PS3 or formatted otherwise.

zireno2987d ago

That is not correct, I've done it and you have to format your old HDD (the one that came originally with your ps3). When I first changed the original HDD with a 500 GB HDD I lost some save files which were locked and at that time I didn't know about that, so in my desperation to retrieve those files which I thought I hadn't properly transferred to my external HDD I decided to put back my old HDD to try and copy them again, but when I did, I was warmly welcomed with the message that I had to format the HDD, so there you go, I don't know if it has to do with the model (I have the 40 GB) but to my experience that's what happens.

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PS360fanboy2987d ago

Another 40 minutes delay?!

nycredude2987d ago

I guess you didn't read the article.

KwietStorm2987d ago

He was being sarcastic. Thats why he said delay.

beardpapa2987d ago

you know optional and initial are different things. Initial makes people think it's a mandatory install.

kwicksandz2987d ago

sucks to be a 20gb owner!

FACTUAL evidence2987d ago

GT5 is letting you have 40 minutes for your soul, before it takes it for the next 6 years. See yiu guys all on the track.

snake-OO2987d ago

i got 500 gig hdd in my ps3, so il be doing the full 10 gig install all in one go

zeddy2987d ago

i've waited 5 years 40 mins aint shit.

TheLastGuardian2987d ago

We've been waiting for years, what's 40 extra minutes? That 40 minutes is going to feel like forever.

rafaleon2986d ago

The title should be: Gran Turismo 5: Stunning installation time :D

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mrv3212987d ago

Since game will be your only game in your disk drive for about a year they could have shipped a read only hard drive and people still wouldn't care.

mushroomwig2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

40 minutes? I hope not! There's nothing worse than buying a game from the shop, taking it home and having to wait for it to install.

It's even worse if the title has a patch. T_T

It's not the end of the world, I would just take a nap.

STONEY42987d ago

It's initially 6.4GB, then it installs the rest when needed during gameplay.

And the install is optional.

rdgneoz32987d ago

Oh noooo... An OPTIONAL install that ranges from 6g to 10g. Something you don't need to do at all and can just stick with the 256 mb install... What has this world come to when an OPTIONAL install is 40 minutes long...

mushroomwig2987d ago

Oh, yay. I didn't realize it was optional.

The Maxx2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

If you have the option to install, why would you not? If you don't install, expect extremely long load times before races.

It's better to wait 40 minutes to install and get it out of the way than to wait 3 minutes before every race for the next several years until GT6 comes out.

skip2mylou2987d ago

@maxx please dont kid yourself load times for races are about 10-30seconds the only person who said 3min was a shitty video slowed down by kotaku

ct032987d ago

Why would it take 40 minutes to install 6 GB? Is this normal?
It takes me less time than that to download 6 GB off the internet.

Dac2u2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

It installs slowly while you play the game, it's in the article, did you comment without reading it?

Edit: I could be misinterpreting what it says though.

nycredude2987d ago

You download 6 gb in less than 40 minutes? What kind of connection are you on?

truehunter2986d ago

Dude wanna share ur speed with me ?? 1GB of DL to me takes 40 ro 50 mins.

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Balt 2987d ago

Sure would be nice if the PS3 allowed you to do other things during this time. Like, I dunno -- Stream Netflix or play a PSNMINI. Something.

rdgneoz32987d ago

Seeing as the install is optional, you can do something else during that 40 min install time. Play the game for starters, or read online about why there are better things to do than complain about something that is optional...

divideby02987d ago

^ sounds like you are in serious need of a life, if you cant start the install and leave your gaming console for a time which really needs to be confirmed. Dont have anything else you can do ?

Balt 2987d ago

Plenty to do, but you're saying the option wouldn't be nice? You people on this site are so worried someone's bashing your system of choice you'll shoot down the possibility of better features if it means making your system look better in the here and now.

The feature to install something in the background would be nice. Regardless of what you or anyone says. And regardless if you have something to do or not.

Rocket Sauce2987d ago

A) That sounds perfectly reasonable

B) We're on N4G; none of us have lives

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

That's a lot of time.

I don't really have a problem with installs, because I'm a PC Gamer since long time ago, I get used it.

But 40 Mins (the 2nd optional mode to install) is a lot of time.

Wait, they said before GT5 will use 10GB of Space as the 2nd Option to install.

And around 256MB as a quick installation.