How Many Games Can You Install on PS4?

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deftonian

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50gb seems kind of hefty for a game. I don't even think Crysis 3 was that large of a file to fit all that graphics code. I wonder what takes so much space compared to current gen?
 

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We better see 1.5TB SSDs soon that is affordable by the man on the street. ...or that doesn't cost more than the PS4 itself.
 

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The nice thing about PS3/PS4 is the hot swappable HDD's you can toss in there, as well as external drives like others have said.

And it's not like HDD's are expensive or anything. 2 TB HDD's are going for roughly $100, which is more then plenty of space.

Xbox on the other hand...
 

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Meanwhile my home PC has 7TB of storage....lol, I wish they wouldn't stick to the smaller more expensive 2.5" HDD's although I'm sure they will.
 

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I think an external USB 3.0 drive is going to be the way to go. That way you're not limited to a single 2.5" drive. Heck, it might even be faster than the internal drive, if you get something with a reasonably fast 3.5". You could even potentially get something with two drives striped for even better speeds. I wonder what the max supported size is, and what filesystem they're using?
 

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I can't speak for PS4. but on PS3 alot of the games were larger then their PC equivalents was because they use less compression because of Blu-Ray. Consoles game are still mostly sold in physical medium versus PC which is almost all digital so PC games are usually more compressed to make the download sizes smaller.
 

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The question is the thickness of the 2.5" HD. That will determine the upgrade for the internal drive unless you use a cable and move the drive external. I believe also they said external storage would be disabled at launch also.
 

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Need to also consider we don't know the size of the 2.5" HD. That will play a critical part of determining how large of upgrade we can do. I hope there is plenty room for varying thickness of hard drives. Unless you just get a cable and move the internal HD to an external HD then you can use whatever size you want.

I also believe I read an article saying the external storage on the X-Bone & PS4 would be disabled at launch for some reason.
 

virodeath

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Need to also consider we don't know the size of the 2.5" HD. That will play a critical part of determining how large of upgrade we can do. I hope there is plenty room for varying thickness of hard drives. Unless you just get a cable and move the internal HD to an external HD then you can use whatever size you want.

I also believe I read an article saying the external storage on the X-Bone & PS4 would be disabled at launch for some reason.
 

virodeath

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Need to also consider we don't know the size of the 2.5" HD. That will play a critical part of determining how large of upgrade we can do. I hope there is plenty room for varying thickness of hard drives. Unless you just get a cable and move the internal HD to an external HD then you can use whatever size you want.

I also believe I read an article saying the external storage on the X-Bone & PS4 would be disabled at launch for some reason.
 

virodeath

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Need to also consider we don't know the size of the 2.5" HD. That will play a critical part of determining how large of upgrade we can do. I hope there is plenty room for varying thickness of hard drives. Unless you just get a cable and move the internal HD to an external HD then you can use whatever size you want.

I also believe I read an article saying the external storage on the X-Bone & PS4 would be disabled at launch for some reason.
 

virodeath

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I am very sorry I just noticed my message is posting multiple times. I have no idea why. Extremely sorry about that!
 

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Much of that content may be HD VIDEO that doesn't even require to be installed.

My average game is about 8GB. I wouldn't be surprised if Knack had 20+ GB of H.264 video cut scenes total ling somewhere between one and three hours.

I think a 25-game minimum installation is likely to be typical.
 
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