Split/Second sets new PS3 hard drive install record at 7Gb [Update]

Sunday, 16th May 2010 11:36 GMT By Joe Anderson


Update: If PlayFront’s to be believed, the install’s 3.8Gb. We’ll have to check this with Disney tomorrow.

Original: Just as we report how Rockstar has managed a teeny PS3 HDD requirement for Red Dead Redemption, along comes Split/Second and breaks the record at the other end of the scale.

The install space needed for the PS3 version of Disney’s racer is a whopping 7Gb, almost doubling MGS4′s last record at 4.7Gb.

There’s no word yet on how long it takes to install the game.

Split/Second is set to release this week on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Via The Sixth Axis.



  1. Redh3lix

    Good example of lazy or incompetent developers right there. Red Dead Redemption = 600mb open world game…. Split second = 7gig driving game….

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Sneak-Out

    This is not correct! A German website says there are only 3.7 GB … see Picture

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ninjanutta

    i personally wish that all games on ps3 could be installed completely like x360 and play from hdd,the games would run far smoother and it would save the bluray laser and keep it cooler,cant understand why its not an option,it was one of the best things the 360 added imo.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DarkDevil


    is it so hard to develop on the ps3?

    its very sad that installation brings nothing by ps3.

    if i install on x360 games, then the games are running very fast,

    but ps3 if i install or not, its the same speed

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve done an update.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. justiceblob

    errrr……. I really wouldnt want to add Blu-Ray sized games to my HDD. Multiplats sure, but what about 40 giggers like MGS4 and LBP?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. McLovin85

    @3 Even if it did have the option would you really want to be able to install a game that is on a blu-ray? That install would be like 20-40gig per game.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    HOLY SHIT! That’s bigger than fallout 3 with all the dlc!!

    What is up with this racing game?? O_o

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Enkeixpress

    It’s 3.7GB

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    looks like a typo guys

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Happy Hardon Harry

    This is nothing, GTA IV on the PC is 15GB!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Maximum Unreal

    And AVP on PC is 16GB or more !!!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. ninjanutta

    its only the hd movies in the games that make them so big,the actuall game is never more than 7gb or so,LBP is 7gb too,where you getting 40gb from??????

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    Age Of Conan on PC 27 GB. EVEN MORE :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. onlineatron


    Uncompressed audio adds a hefty size to the disk as well.

    Maybe a game has few cinematic but it wills till have voiceovers, compositions and sound effects that will bump what’s stored on the disk.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. PS3_Rules

    There will never be a 7GB install on the PS3, that’s just way too big.

    Just another reason PC gaming has been dying of the past few years and will continue to do so.

    #16 5 years ago

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