NHL 13 & General Video Game Discussion Part Quatre
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11-17-2012, 09:03 PM
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The average PS1 game is less than 100mb. An 8GB memory card (which I'm pretty sure is the smallest they have) could hold nearly 80 PS1 games. A massive PS1 game like FFVIII (spanned 4 cds) is still less than 2gb.
Well I have one and between three PS1 games, a handful of Vita game demos, and game installs and saves, I've pushed up against the limit of my 8GB card several times. FF8 takes up 1.8GB, Metal Gear Solid takes up 780MB, and Castlevania takes up 350MB. Don't forget, drive formatting, OS, and other overhead mean you don't get the full 8GB and games can come out bigger than the original ISOs.
(Also, 4GB is the smallest.)
Putting all software on the PSN store from day one was absolutely brilliant of them. But not including a bunch of onboard memory––and then compounding the issue by not letting people use cheap SD cards––is going to lose Sony a ton of money in the long run.
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