One of the biggest complaints people have with the PlayStation 4 is that even when you grab a physical copy of a game, your console's hard drive is still going to take a beating thanks to sometimes massive data install sizes, and it looks like that isn't about to change any time soon.
Indeed, if you haven't swapped out your machine's original storage component for something bigger, there's a good chance that you're already running out of room, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt doesn't sound like it'll help matters. The massive open world RPG will reportedly come with a install size of 50GB, making it one of the biggest offenders when it comes to memory-mashing titles.
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, though, since the upcoming adventure will boast a gigantic map that's filled with peasants that'll likely chew your ear off with good old medieval banter. Have you bit the bullet and bought a new hard drive yet? Convince yourself to go bigger in the comments section below.
I considered dropping 88 quid on a 2 TB before thinking "Maybe I'd be better off just starting to save up for a PC if the PSN is going to keep going down"
I did that last year and bought a laptop with an i7 processor and GeForce 770M graphics card, upgraded both HDDs to Solid-State and couldn't be happier. It's fast, and will play just about any game I can hit it with, so for PS4 exclusives, I'll just have to play on my brother's mostly untouched PlayStation 4 (so far, most next-gen content has been underwhelming, and our PS4 has maybe 20 hrs. use on it). We'll see how" The Order" is, that and the Witcher 3 could change things.
U know u get confused when I see these complaints about psn being down. While it is annoying it's never actually stopped me playing any of my games so what's the beef with it?
I'm pretty sure it will absolutely be worth every bit of space it takes up..and psn being down is annoying,it doesn't stop me from playing..we have two ps4 and they are used pretty much every day, ps4 has been a great console so far..Even though I've been a console gamer since the late 70s, I also played on pc quite alot about 10 years ago(admittedly not a hugely powerful pc) and I used to love it,but I did get a little tired with updating drivers, downloading patches(I know consoles have patches too but back then they didnt) and the playing around with various settings in games..i think a lot of people just feel cold towards pc gaming because of its more technical nature
@NEOTDS same here, I generally have no problem playing online even when psn is down, I thinks it tends to be hit n miss which games are affected.
That's a huge install size, I think I'll just delete other games I have cluttering the storage space before thinking of upgrading to a bigger HDD.
I'm mostly digital so I have had to delete a bunch of games to make room for new ones and the main question I had before finally upgrading the HDD is is it possible to transfer data from one hard drive to the next or will I have to download everything all over again? I'm looking at you BF4 premium and your 63gb files...
I swapped my drive with a 1tb hybrid last year, but it's almost full. Waiting now for the Nyko PS4 Drive Adapter, maybe put a Raptor in there.
I've been deleting games since last summer. No HDD will ever be big enough.
@dronester My PS4 is x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” 8 cores, with 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics and GDDR5 8GB RAM.
it's so powerful that it blows my mind to cost me only $399
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