A post on TheSixthAxis has revealed the file sizes for a number of Sony's first-party launch titles, and the results stretch as far as 3.3GB.
Naturally, that high number is only applicable to Uncharted: Golden Abyss — which, given the game's visual fidelity, makes perfect sense. Other Sony launch titles come in at a much more reasonable size, with Everybody's Golf 6 and Wipeout 2048 utilising 1.2GB and 1.6GB of space respectively. Mini-game compilation Little Deviants sits at just 1GB, while augmented reality brawler, Reality Fighters, uses just 670MB. Finally, ModNation Racers commands 1.4GB.
For those unwilling to apply a simple dose of mathematics, that's roughly 9GB for the full set — not overly offensive, but still way over half of a 16GB memory stick. And therein lies the big downer — in Europe, the biggest card you'll be able to purchase at launch is the 16GB, meaning if you're planning on picking up your games exclusively from the PlayStation Store, you're going to run out of space pretty quickly. Deleting games in order to make room for more shouldn't be too much of a hassle, but the lack of a 32GB card at launch is disappointing. Thankfully, those of you in North America won't have to deal with this issue.
We suppose the file sizes are susceptible to change before the system's release next month, but don't hold your breath. Thankfully all of the aforementioned games will be available on retail cartridges as well — meaning you won't have to deal with memory card juggling unless you really, really want to. We're not sure it's going to be worth it.