Earlier in the generation, this wasn't a big problem. But it seems like every new game requires more hard drive space on the PS3, and it's getting a little annoying.
Not every game and it doesn't bother me. My 120gb is fine and I have psn games and 30gb of music on it
I have a 60GB....so it will begin to bother me eventually. I could just delete stuff to make room..but then I have to take the time to reinstall a game every time I want to replay it.
I manage my PS3's HDD space like I do any device with internal storage. It's a non issue.
You could spend less than the cost of a game and upgrade your HDD to a 250+gb.
It's not that big of a deal... Just get a larger HDD or uninstall a game you are already finished with. PC gamers install/download most of their games and it is not a problem, and in fact it actually makes games play better since they do not need to read a disc.
We generally have thousands of gigabytes to throw around though.
I have 1TB :D. I'm half way through it i think.
LOL he mentions the 360's discs. 360 fans can install the entire game or not any of it at all. This is even less of a deal than the mandatory installs. Why is this such a big deal for some PS3 fans? Can't you retrieve owned data/content if you decide to delete to make room? EDIT I own a 250gig 360 and own a mix of arcade games and Xbox 1 games and do not keep them on the hard drive. I own the rights to these games so I leave them on MSFT's servers. The only thing on my HDD are the games I'm actually playing.
People only call out the marines when Sony does the same thing that other systems do.
stick a tb drive in a stop complaining
Yeh, get a new HDD and problem solved. I have a launch 60GB console and that just isnt enough with all the game data and game downloads we get today, so I upgraded the HDD to 200GB and now all is good =)
It is an issue... saying, "just buy a bigger HD" doesn't make the issue disappear. But it's not a big issue. Lack of backwards compatibility, lack of BASIC file sorting options, lack of custom soundtrack implementation, etc., etc are all more important IMHO.
Thing is, a lot of what you said applies to the 360 just as well. Running off the disc the game wont run as well on the system and installed it has a similar if not larger space issue. With the recommendation to manage it as you need a sidestep. No one even talks about the Arcade SKU, or whatever they're calling it now.
Not exactly. That might be the thing, were there anything in my post that might be construed as some sort of comparison between the PS3 and 360. Not exactly? Sorry, I meant "not at all." As for 360 installs... they're a completely different animal. 360 installs are not mandatory. And if you think this is a big issue with the PS3, just wait 'till the Vita--it's going to be so much worse. Sony seems to be following Nintendo's suit and trying to resurrect elements of the industry that died more than a decade ago. Want to install data for Persona 2 so you don't spend half the game staring at loading screens? No internal memory. Memory cards that are proprietary. Cripes, it'll be like going back to 1997.
"Memory cards that are proprietary. Cripes, it'll be like going back to 1997." Or to when MS introduced the Arcade SKU. Forced people to either buy expensive and proprietary memory cards, HDD well below the average at the time. This doesn't dismiss the PSV's problem, but if you've never recognized it with the 360, then you shouldn't be bring it up. And if game performance wasn't an issue then installs wouldn't be one at all for the the 360. The guys with the new 360s that came with 250GB HDDs should not be talking for those with olds 40GB ones.
as games progress installs will only get bigger, mandatory installs are not going away, theyre the future. get used to them now because tomorrow every game will require a mandatory install. they really dont bother me much anyways, i pop the game in and do something else for like 5-10 minutes while it installs, its not a big deal lol
Bother/worry all you want, but I'm fine
Wow how will this dude cope if he ever starts gaming on a PC.
Not really a problem if you have a larger HDD or like me, jiggle the space
If you are serious about gaming just get a 320/500 gig hd, they are pretty cheap. Problem solved...
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