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DMC4 Requires 22-Minute 5GB Install?

You can expect our Devil May Cry 4 review this week, but in the meantime, the biggest news on the Internet is the install time for the PS3 version.

According to several sources, including CVG, the game must install nearly 5GB of data to the PS3 hard drive before you can start play, and this process takes about 22 minutes. Now, this is in stark contrast to the Xbox 360 version, which doesn't require any such download, but there's something else- supposedly, the install to the PS3 drive should allow for shorter and less frequent loading. At least, that's what we heard late last year. However, CVG says there's not a significant change in loading times between the PS3 and 360 version. Apparently, it shaves a few seconds off here and there, but nothing to warrant a 22-minute, 5GB install. Of course, we have also heard this install was intended to be optional, but now it appears it's necessary if you wish to play the PS3 version.

We'll clear all this up when we get our hands on the game, and we do hope there's a bit more of an advantage to such a huge install. A few seconds isn't really worth it, obviously, but hey, that's not the prevailing issue, here. All we really care about is which version is best...and from early feedback, it seems both are pretty darn similar, with perhaps a slight edge going to the PS3 DMC4. Stay tuned.

Related Game(s): Devil May Cry 4

2/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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berzerker
Monday, February 04, 2008 @ 10:05:20 PM
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So? Who cares if it gives us virtually no loading times.

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recks1jtp
Monday, February 04, 2008 @ 10:27:45 PM

Umm....do you? Well, if not, then you can sit there while the loading screen goes "tick, tick, tick", while the rest of us are playing the game.... "Who cares if it gives virtually no loading times" ....what a dumb question... Go play Sega CD to get that answer.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 04, 2008 @ 10:32:50 PM
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I think Berzerker meant to say more along the lines of 'who cares, as long as it gives us no loading times.'

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 @ 1:33:02 AM
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The difference in load times will have to be very significant for this to be worthwhile. 5GB is a lot to lose from your HD.

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fatchad420
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 @ 1:55:04 AM
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According to IGN the PS3 version is a little better in therms of textures then the 360 version. They also mentioned that the 5GB Install data greatly reduced the load times compared to the 360 version.

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BlinkBoy
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 @ 10:26:02 AM
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One of the reason my PS3 got 250 gb HDD.

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fatchad420
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 @ 2:21:38 PM
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"One of the reason my PS3 got 250 gb HDD."

One of the reasons my PS3 has a 250GB HDD

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K Phantom
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 7:27:31 PM
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guys 5gigs is not huge anymore...in bizzaro world!!! My COD MW is about seven gigs in total!!!

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