Gran Turismo 5 Install Takes Almost as Long as Development

November 18, 2010Written by Corey Schwanz

Gran Turismo 5 is finally here. Well, almost. But as PS3 owners know, sometimes the best games require some of that precious hard drive space. How much does GT5 take up? Well…

Okay, it’s a slight exaggeration, but you get the point. While this installation is completely optional, unless you are extremely tight on space, there really is no reason to skip it. Be warned though, that this install is a whopping 6.4 GBs of data. That’s nearly as much space as the entire download of another PS3 exclusive, inFamous. The install is also reported to take an enormous 40 minutes to install. Sure, 256 MBs of data is all that’s required to play the game, but that would be but an insult to Kazunori Yamauchi’s masterpiece!

You’ve waited long enough for Gran Turismo 5. You can surely wait a little longer. 40 minutes won’t kill you. It will be worth it. Stay tuned for the PlayStation LifeStyle review of the game, with full 3D support and all.