The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Install Size is at Least 50 GB for PlayStation 4

Time to make room on your PlayStation 4 if you’re planning on purchasing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Sony Computer Entertainment updated the game’s listings on several European PlayStation storefronts, adding the detail that the minimum install size will be 50 gigabytes, as you can see below from the Italian store.

With Wild Hunt’s massive open world that will feature over one hundred hours of gameplay, the size doesn’t come as a shock. The game’s file size for the Xbox One version has yet to be revealed, while the PC version requires 40 gigabytes.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release on May 19th for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.

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  • Sunny

    50gb for the digital version only? Will the physical disk copy be the same size?
    Phew glad I upgraded to 2TB hdd no worries

    • mooshroom

      Digital

    • Female Anime Face

      someone correct me if I’m wrong, but IIRC disc copies fully install the game to the hard drive, and after that the disc is only used for authentication. Thus disc and digital take the same amount of space. That’s the way it works on both PS4 and Bone

      50 GB is pretty much standard for a full retail release these days

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        You’re not wrong, even if I would not consider it a standard. A lot of full retail releases hover around 30 GB.

        • mooshroom

          Isn’t The Order 1886 around that zone?

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Shadow of Mordor and AC unity too, like 36-37

          • Castor Troy

            AC U is around 40-45!

          • chobi77

            And that’s only the patches. 😛

          • mobkingDC123 .

            Lol uncharted 3 45gb and thats on last gen

          • Castor Troy

            That’s mainly because of the 3D option, Killzone 3 was also huge.

          • mobkingDC123 .

            30gb I recall reading

      • Black Heaven

        That’s…. kinda sad for me. So the disc only serves as an installer of sorts.
        Well, perhaps that might improve performance I guess. Still, HDD’s gonna snuff out fast. Kinda late for me to replace 500GB for now as there’s gonna be a lot of data exporting to do (save files and stuff of all the console users).

  • mooshroom

    Not surprising, the PC version needs 50 gb

  • OtakuDom

    Man if this was my PS3 I would be salty

    • mobkingDC123 .

      You be surprised what ps3 can run just cause 2 red dead redemption gta 5 still run stunningly on the system

  • Wassass

    Quick Question

    Is dualshockers banned on neogaf??

    • realgamer07

      Giussepe said he is banned from Neogaf

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        Mine is just a temporary thing, but yes, the site is. Some competitor really doesn’t like competition and campaigned very hard for it.

        That said, this is off topic, so please keep it in topic.

        • realgamer07

          Is ok mate. =D

        • pz678

          Dualshockers >>>>>>>>>>>

        • Black Heaven

          Aw that’s too bad.

          I wanna ask for more stuff (do you use a temporary alt account to sneak in? would you retaliate?) but as it’s off topic… I might not get an answer 🙁

        • Big Boss

          Understandable, DS is the better site but we’ll leave that out of it.

  • They Call Me Senpai

    Wow.

  • Nicholas

    This year, all this time I was worried about my money, I never thought of my hard drive…

  • wrestlefan01

    cant wait to get a hold of this..this game and batman are the games that are non exclusive i am looking forward to this year.

  • Rob

    Yeah. I expected that.

  • RealityCheck2015

    We NEED a bigger Boat 😀 Well a 1TB PS4 would be cool SONY in 2015??? 😉 (i put a 1TB in my PS4 on day 1 which was cool) 😛

  • Eggyhead85

    Just finished first light, and will certainly be done with Dragon age by then. There will be room.

  • nextleveltaken

    Thank goodness I just shelled out cash for a 2TB Hard Drive.

  • Chris Taylor

    Why is the PC at 40GB while PS4 is 50G?

    • Stranger On The Road

      to early to tell since the game isn’t coming out for another 3 months. But keep in mind that when looking at the download size of a game in the EU store, that download also includes multiple language packs.

    • mobkingDC123 .

      Optimizations ps4 pretty different probably needs certain coding to make game run well and pc doesnt require those coddings probably wat I think

  • Craig Sloan

    This seems to be the norm now for open world games. There will also be DLC and patches that will make this game larger. If you can it’s time to upgrade to a 1 or 2TB hard drive.

  • Username pending

    Space isn’t an issue for me, I doubt I’ll ever need to buy a 1TB+ Hard Drive because I finish my games and then delete them, if I ever want to play them again I just download them again and begin playing within 30 minutes. Of course not everyone has that luxury but for me, having owned a lot of PS4 titles, I’ve not once had any issue with space and I doubt I ever will.