Pictured: a despairing 12GB PS3 owner

If you've got a 12GB PlayStation 3, then we've got some bad news for you. As if it wasn't bad enough that your console has barely enough room to download a decent collection of movies, or that you can only install a few games at a time before running out of space, it's now been revealed that Grand Theft Auto Online will no longer run on the half-pint system.

But panic not, as a 12GB machine will still happily play Grand Theft Auto V in single player mode – you'll just have to remain offline in order to make it work. Addressing the issue in a blog post, Rockstar wrote that "if not enough space is available on the system, hardware limitations will prevent players from accessing GTA Online", before advising anybody suffering with the problem to upgrade their hard drive – a course of action that we at Push Square fully endorse.

It's a bit of a shame to see people losing access to the online component, but at least it's a problem which can be solved without much headache. And hey, once you've got a bigger hard drive, you can sample the delights of PlayStation Plus.

[source vg247.com]