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why do some PS3’s make you have to install a video game with the disc and others dont?

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many people tell me that the only thing that occupies space in their ps3 are saves and things from ps store. they never nmeed to install games with disc

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  1. It’s not the ps3 , its the game that either requires an install or doesn’t , most require an install.

    The reason the game installs a portion is to speed up load times , it installs things like the cut scenes that otherwise would always be pre-loading off the disc before it runs on the console , if the data is on the hard drive it loads faster.

    games from the playstation store don’t need a disc because they are installed fully and run off the hard drive , a psn game is always going to run smoother and have fast load times compared to the disc version of the same game , I saw one game tested that took an average 35 seconds to load levels while the digital version load times averaged 12 seconds for the same game , that’s 3 times faster and that game even had an install.

    Some games have an optional install , if you don’t have the space available you can play off the disc only and skip the install.

    In games that make the install optional like streetfighter 4 for the ps3 if you will see a huge difference in load times , if you install the 4 gigs from that game off the disc it takes a few seconds to load a match after you pick your fighters , if you don’t install its more like 45 seconds and that gets really annoying , so most people do these optional installs when they have the hdd space.

    If someone says they never have installed any game they are either not buying a lot of games and only buy the few that don’t have installed data or they are not telling the truth , if they look in their game data utility on the ps3 they’d probably find a lot of games have used space for installed data , they also install game updates and add-ons for their games in the same folders.

    they use a few mb or less for each game save and the rest gets used for installs , psn games , dlc and apps usually.

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