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GTAIV PS3: 3.26MB Storage, 1080p HD

The closer we get to the Grand Theft Auto IV launch on April 29, the more intricate details we uncover. For example, a large screenshot of the back of the box - shown here at the GameSpot forums - has uncovered two interesting tidbits of information concerning the PS3 version of GTAIV.

First of all, this game isn't going to take up as much space as you might think: 3.26MB. This shouldn't be a problem at all for anybody; the vast majority of users have either 40GB, 80GB or 60GB worth of space on their console. We've heard some nasty rumors about a very long install process (some say it takes around an hour), but we've been unable to substantiate such rumors. Secondly, you'll also notice that GTAIV PS3 supports full 1080p resolution, which is a huge bonus for HD owners. We believe the Xbox 360 version also supports this maximum HD, although it may not be native, so it seems that all users will benefit from this resolution.

With everything that GTAIV will offer gamers, from the lengthy single-player campaign to the diverse and involving multiplayer, we fully expect most players to pump many hours of fun into Rockstar's giant blockbuster. Remember, if you wish to tackle everything, the developers have said it will take over 100 hours...that long enough for your $60? We'd say so.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

4/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 3:18:59 PM
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That doesn't seem right? 3.26 MB is like not even half of my PS2 Memory card...

If there was an install onto the HDD wouldn't it be more along the lines of 3.26 GB? 3.26 MB sounds like the size of a save file for a game.

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Naiman17
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 1:43:57 PM

Well the 3.26MB(KB) is how large a game save file will be.

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dillonthebunny
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 3:49:23 PM
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im sure thats just a typo. its gigs for sure....

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fatchad420
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 4:08:34 PM
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The picture on the box says 3340KB so that's 3.4mb and not gigs.

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BlinkBoy
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 4:26:22 PM
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It say 3340KB "Minimum". That sounds more like a save file would be like, I expect to have an other option to install additional content on the HDD for faster loading times. I will install it I guess.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 5:10:39 PM
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That's definitely the save file size. And it says minimum because you need, at the very least, that amount of free space for the game to save.

And the game isn't 1080p, it's 720p native. At most, it'll just fake an upscale to display on older HDTVs that don't have 720p - that's it.

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Fiddlesworth
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 6:43:35 PM
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The games that require installation are by far in the minority yet everyone seems to expect each major new game to have some 5GB install like DMC4. I don't get it.

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orangpelupa
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 10:54:11 AM
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PS3 become like PC!!!

when disc inserted
You must install,

1. Minimum Install 3.3MB
2. Full Install 3.3GB >.<

@ben

you said :
We believe the Xbox 360 version also supports this maximum HD, although it may not be native, so it seems that all users will benefit from this resolution.
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i know this s PS news website , but please dont post biased personal comment like that. x360 and PS3, graphic-wise is on-par.

if the PS3 got native 1080p, x360 will get 1080p native too. Texture-wise and data-wise, if GTA run at 1080p on PS3 that have 256MB ram, it will run on x360 too. (x360 have 512MB vga system ram, they are unified)

x360 will have benefit in no need to install but [b]slower[/b] loading.
PS3 will benefit in Faster loading but need install.


thats the only different. CMIIW

thanks


btw
if there will be a "Big Install" on PS3 that take 3Gigs or more, im sure the ps3 version will almost have no loading. HDD is very fast

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 8:22:08 PM

I've never posted a biased personal comment in a single news story I've ever written, for any site, about anything.

You misinterpreted the statement.

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xPAULIEx
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 1:55:35 PM
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Yeah I'm not too sure what the big deal is about installing the game to your HDD...I actually like it, not only because it speeds up load times but it also saves the life on your laser. Depending on how much you played it you had to replace the ps2 laser...at least I did. I replaced my laser twice on my ps2...so I say bring on the install.

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deeksy23
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 4:59:36 PM
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it doesnt matter how much space this game takes up its still going to be killer

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deeksy23
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 4:59:38 PM
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it doesnt matter how much space this game takes up its still going to be killer

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deeksy23
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 5:00:08 PM
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it doesnt matter how much space this game takes up its still going to be killer

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deeksy23
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 5:00:11 PM
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it doesnt matter how much space this game takes up its still going to be killer

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