Don't Plan On Downloading Any More PlayStation 3 Games

While Sony is warming to the idea of releasing more PS1 and PS2 games on the PlayStation Network, those hoping for more PS3 games being made available for download might want to find something more constructive to do.

Asked by IGN whether Sony would be releasing more "full" PlayStation 3 titles (like Warhawk and Burnout Paradise) onto the PSN, PlayStation senior VP Peter Dille replied "No, I don't think so - at least, not any time soon".

Shame. Why, Peter?

"Part of the reason for that is broadband", he elaborates. "We have an advantage with PlayStation 3 from an optical media perspective because a Blu-ray disc contains 50 gigs. Maybe this point will come at some time, but today to download 50 gigs of data before you play a game, you could probably go buy a car, bring it home, put your family into it, drive to the store by and bring the game home by the time you [could download it] ."

Man makes a fair point. That and most people own a PlayStation 3 for which 50GB (or even half that) would constitute the bulk of their free hard disk space.

End Bosses: Sony's Peter Dille [IGN]


Comments

    “We have an advantage with PlayStation 3 from an optical media perspective because a Blu-ray disc contains 50 gigs. Maybe this point will come at some time, but today to download 50 gigs of data before you play a game"

    Ok but:

    1. Most PS3 discs at this point have actually only been 25gb Bluray discs so bullshit on that point pal.
    2. Most PS3 games at this point have NOT approached the point of actually being bigger than the average 360 game. There have indeed been some such as Uncharted 2, but even LBP was only 7.9gb. There are sites that break down the size of the games and quite a few are no bigger than the average 360 games. Again, SOME PS3 games are much bigger of course and a few do indeed fill a bluray but by and large, most don't even come close to it.

    So sorry, not buying that bullshit.

    single blu-ray disc is 25gb's.
    games like MGS4 which are made on a dual-layered Blu-ray which is 50gb's

      Exactly what I said above Jarryd, the claims crap. The dual layered disc is indeed 50gb, but most ps3 games (usually multiplatform games, and most console games these days alas are...) are usually under 9gb anyhow. So I'm just not buying this bs spin from sony.

    Your forgetting something, we live in Australia, land of the crappy overpriced broadband. Yes maybe sony is lying to cover their own backs. However at this point it dosent even matter.

      agreed. my point exactly

        what he said is pretty much right, i dont know about the 'buy a car' bit but the rest, imho, is good, it would be quicker to drive to the store and buy the disc.

        even maxing out a 20mb connection its going to take nearly an hour to download even the smallest ps3 titles, id guestimate 1% of the population have full speed access, i only live 3km from my exchange and i dont get anywhere near full speed.

        also, imagine the bandwidth the server(s) would require...

    Chances are it would end up being cheaper to buy most of those PS3 titles in store anyway. I've seen some of the prices they sell PSP games for and they're almost always more expensive on the PSN.

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