This has been a pretty hot topic on other forums, may as well get it over here too. Is this a problem for you? I know a lot of people will point out that you can change the HDD, but what bums me out is that because of these bloated installs, it's becoming less of a hella cool option, and more of a requirement. Because when you combine that installs with large PSN game libraries, PSone classics, and the installs... well suddenly just two or three of them has you scraping the bottom of the 60GB launch HDDs barrel, so to speak. I plan to get Siren this week, which is said to total out at 9GB if you download them all at once, or over time. So now I'm looking at possibly passing on buying the PS3 version of SC4, because of it's hefty install, unless I upgrade. (and I'd rather not do so)
Considering my HDD is being used for game related things only, thats pretty discouraging. I just don't get how a stellar showcase for the system like Uncharted runs as smoothly as it does with only a temporary cache, while lower quality games in terms of graphics intensity are gobbling up upwards of 5GB of space. You'd think it would be the other way around, right? But anyway, looks like I'll be spending money I don't want to spend whether I like it or not. Which is kinda lame. I would have preferred paying yet more upfront for an even bigger HDD if this was going to start happening, or that Sony make their own PS3 specific ones that are as easy as "pull out old, put in new" with a transfer cable to boot, or something. (as opposed to performing surgery with another one) Bah.
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