Report – GT5 install takes 50 minutes, 6.4Gb on HDD [Update]

Friday, 19th November 2010 13:53 GMT By Johnny Cullen


This may not end well.

According to what is probably the biggest forum post on the game ever on GTPlanet from Amar212, the install for Gran Turismo 5 will take over 50 minutes to complete.

Amar claims his install was done in 40 minutes, though.

Not only that, the install will take up a massive 6.4Gb on your hard drive.

You may remember Amar provided these subtle hints to the game last April before its official unveil at E3 two months later.

There’s more on it here. If you want to see the ultimate GT5 info wank, hit that link.

Gran Turismo 5 launches worldwide on Wednesday for PlayStation 3. Watch Kevin Butler steal the game’s cover car, the Mercedes SLS AMG, here.

Thanks, TSA.

Update: As half the internet is screaming out, the big install is optional.

The mandatory install will only be 256Mb, as pointed out by a Kazunori Yamauchi tweet from August. The 6.4 Gb is most likely for the optional install.

Update 2: SCEE’s just sent VG247 a statement on the matter. It’s in full below.

“GT5 gives users the option of an install. This makes loading times throughout much faster but is not a requirement when first playing.

If users choose not to install the data straight away it will do it in stages as news areas, tracks etc are accessed during normal game play.”



  1. Erthazus

    some people saying that install is only 40 minutes and there is a smaller install with 256 MB.

    but that is a massacre.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Tommie360

    Thought I heard the install was not mandatory. The install would only make the game load faster and run slightly smoother. Don’t have the source for that though.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Coheno

    The install is not mandatory no.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I’m emailing Sony.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Freek

    Oof. Is there a nice loading screen though? SC2 gave the complete backstory of SC1, with voice over and art work.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Withnail

    It’s optional. There is a mandatory install as well but it’s only something like 256MB.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Debabrata Nath

    @Johnny: It’s amar not amir :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Syrok

    “Game gently warns that “Install of game data can take up to 50 minutes”
    “It took 40 minutes”
    “the install for Gran Turismo 5 will take over 50 minutes to complete.”

    I’m sorry, but I don’t follow your logic.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    Ta, dude.

    Syrok – I’ve fixed it up. Should make a bit more sense now.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gama_888

    hmmmm, wasnt it orginally supposed to be a 10gb install?
    im pleased by this news as im not sure how much space i have left on my 80gb hdd.

    as for the 50 minutes, thats not really a problem, ill be getting it on christmas day so ill just stick a dvd in while i wait :)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. StolenGlory


    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Blimey, why so slow for 6gb? Is that just a standard ‘worst case scenario’ disclaimer? :shock:

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve emailed Sony, so I should hopefully hear back from them shortly.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. El_MUERkO

    “We’ve been waiting years for this game but now we have to wait another 50 minutes!!! FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU $ONY!!!!”

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk


    #15 4 years ago
  16. Razor

    What’s the problem? It’s optional.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. themadjock

    How long on an SSD :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. chronoss2

    a bit less than Prologue, no problem !

    #18 4 years ago
  19. cookiejar

    @17 1.5 seconds :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen


    #20 4 years ago
  21. tha_con

    Hey, Johnny Cullen, thanks for the update.

    The “this might not end well” is a bit over the top though, and doesn’t do much for the article ;) Also, the optional install has varying options, with one to install 6.4GB all at once, and then install things as you play, or go for the full 10GB install in one fell swoop.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Nonsense, Johnny’s at least 8-bit.

    Edit: Ha ha! What happened to your ‘indignant/rude’ version of that post, man? :-D

    #22 4 years ago
  23. cookiejar

    No big deal then, really.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Mike

    Why does a 6Gb install on my 360 take 5 mins and 6Gb install on a PS3 take 50?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. tha_con

    Blerk – Well, I still feel it’s a bit amateur to write an article centered around here-say and a lack of facts, especially with the tone this one has. That said, I didn’t think it was right to say what I said :)

    Mike – That is probably due to disc speed differences between the two, and the different technologies used to uncompress the data and install it.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. ReeceHeywood

    Could complete a game in that time. :P

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DrDamn

    A 360 install is a direct read and install of the ISO – so no real seeking require, just a straight read off. (5 minutes is a little low even assuming full speed across the 6GB which is not the case). A PS3 install would be taking off the BR which would be set up for optimal disc performance and plonking selected data on the HD which would have different set up requirements.

    That and the fact that for general reading and seeking the 360 drive is just better. Bluray has better capacity and a consistent read rate across the disc – which could be useful in some circumstances. Bluray is a dog with seeking though – so lots of small files = Mr Slow.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Blerk

    @25, that’s all well and good and commendable, but you ruined my joke! :-D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. cookiejar

    @24 Also probably the same reason updates, downloads and other installations are quicker on the 360 too. I think Microsoft being a software company, and having many years of experience with Software makes it run that bit smoother. Not to say Sony’s software is bad, but they were/are mainly a hardware focused company.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    Just got a statement from SCEE.

    Gimmie a sec.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    A sec?! A whole sec!? WTF?! Pat, fire this man.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Johnny Cullen

    It’s up. :(

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Mine comes tomorrow. Boner.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Blerk

    “If users choose not to install the data straight away it will do it in stages as new areas, tracks etc are accessed during normal game play.”

    That’s cool. I wonder why more games don’t do that?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. robmlufc

    Whys this news? Is it an issue? Can people not wait 50 minutes? It was mentioned months ago that a large install would be required. Make a brew and chill people.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. naffgeek

    If this is as good as everyone is expecting I think Sony will sell one more PS3 very soon.

    But then I have to buy Uncharted 2 and LittleBig Planet and ..ah fuck.

    Do you actually need kidneys to live?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. itsucks

    who cares, go cry your tears over so many other shitty games out there that require 4+ gbs too, nothing to see there. People should be mad about the copy protected saves, now that is such a lazy dev. move it’s maddening.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. jacobvandy

    I’m glad to see games taking advantage of the hard drive, I upgraded to 500GB as soon as I bought my PS3…

    #38 4 years ago
  39. albo88

    hahahahaha 40 minutes to install and abut 1 hour to update online hahahahahahah the next gen console LMFAO

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    It’s just an FYI article……not a complaint. Sheesh

    #40 4 years ago
  41. datamonkey

    It’d probably be worth doing the full install if those long loading screen videos turn out to be true…

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    ^ What video was that?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Rah_Xephon

    Is this really what gaming has come to? Get a grip of yourselves ladies. I’ll be getting this day one come what may. Stuff like this doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things…

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Kuwabara

    thats how epic the game is :)

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^ Exactly dude.

    This game stretches itself out, kicks it’s feet up, grabs a brew and makes itself fucking comfortable as hell taking up as much space as it wants cause it’s a fucking beast and it owns the entire genre, and it knows it..

    #45 4 years ago
  46. MegaGeek1

    4 years + another 50 minutes? Smeh, worth it.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Isaaclarke37

    That’s pretty huge amount of data on the HDD.

    #47 4 years ago

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