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Do you blame Microsoft for your lousy internet connection or your lack of knowledge that todays games require lots of data?



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jason1637 said:
Disk games take like 40mins while digitals like 8 hours.

I've never had any discs take 40 minutes to update on PS4. Damn near every update for my PS4 games had taken 5-10 minutes, tops.



Not sure where the idea that ps4 games have small install amount from but gta5 for ps4 requires 55 gb of data, the last of us remastered needs 50 gb, fallout 4 needs 40, and that's just three games. I have close to 30 ps4 physical games btw. It's not just Xbox. Every new generation, the data requirement goes way up from the previous gen.

Remember ps1 memory cards, how game saves were done by freakin kilobytes? When ps2 came out everyone thought an 8mb memory card was big. Then PS3 came out and we had consoles built in with 60 gb hard drives. Not sure why ppl are complaining now. It's always been like this.



It's not xbox one problem, it's Halo 5 problem (the game is somewhere around 100 GB right now with all updates)



 

Think it has been mentioned before but mutliplats have roughly the same size between platforms, so that's certainly not exclusive to Xbox1. There are tons of huge patches out there for all kinds of games.

With Halo 5 and Halo MCC you definitely chose some of the biggest games on X1 though.

Sounds like you don't even have Gold. Why have your console connected to the internet then? Just stay offline and you wouldn't need to download any update. The vast majority of the Halo updates are Multiplayer fixes and maps and stuff. And if you do, just do it overnight. Just leave the console on instant-on.



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Sixteenvolt420 said:
jason1637 said:
Disk games take like 40mins while digitals like 8 hours.

I've never had any discs take 40 minutes to update on PS4. Damn near every update for my PS4 games had taken 5-10 minutes, tops.

This. And for digital a 10 gb ps4 game would only take 1 hour, max. Last night it took less than an hour to download lord of the fallen on the ps4 and that game was over 10 gb.



UltimateGamer1982 said:
Not sure where the idea that ps4 games have small install amount from but gta5 for ps4 requires 55 gb of data, the last of us remastered needs 50 gb, fallout 4 needs 40, and that's just three games. I have close to 30 ps4 physical games btw. It's not just Xbox. Every new generation, the data requirement goes way up from the previous gen.

Remember ps1 memory cards, how game saves were done by freakin kilobytes? When ps2 came out everyone thought an 8mb memory card was big. Then PS3 came out and we had consoles built in with 60 gb hard drives. Not sure why ppl are complaining now. It's always been like this.

He is more talking about patches to games where he has the game on disc, sure Fallout 4 is close to 40gb but if you have the disc you put it in the ps4 and the great majority of that is on the disc... heck while there are patches for the game if you click on the icon for the game right off the bat you can select "launch without update" to start the game up exactly as you bought it from the store.

Also like you said regarding storage, the Ps1 mem card is 128kb in size then the ps2 launched and had a 8mb card (62x larger) so we had bigger space for more than just 15 games on a card, decent upgrade even though now most games were taking more than the 128kb of the original cards, it didn't matter we got the space required in the update. Come the ps3 we go from 8mb up to a starting 60gb (7500x larger storage) again game saves are now far above 8mb and at least for the start of the gen digital downloads are under 1gb meaning you still got substantially more games running on your ps3 than you would have on the ps2 without messing with the memory card/storage options. Along comes the PS4 500gb model (8x larger than last gen, far less when you consider how much is reserved for system use) now featuring games which require upwards of 50gb of the actual 400gb of storage available to them.... it is a gargantuan step backwards from all the previous generations, it is even worse than the PSone which would allow you have 15 games like FF7/8/9 on the go at the same time in that 128kb now if you combine Fallout4 and TheWitcher 3 fully updated on the PS4 you have close to 130gb of your 400gb used up so yeah, back to having less play options than the ps1 is now an issue.



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You'd still have to download with a digital version, and you'd pay more and you wouldn't be able to sell it...



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VGPolyglot said:
It's worth it for me. It would take me days to download a game, instead of the minutes/hour that it takes with the disc. Granted, I don't have an Xbox One, but considering that my PS4 can take a day to download 8 GBs of data, it would be a nightmare to try to download a 50GB game.

It's the other way around on the XONE. It takes me around 3 hours to download a 40 GB game... As a whole, most people who buy a XONE wound up going full digital sooner or later, at least around here... 



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    While i usually defend physical games to the death i will probably get first party xbox one games digitally for now on but third party xbox one games that aren't cross buy i am just gonna get physically.