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Sep 16 2013
By: WCArmy69 First Son 19 posts
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GTA V Disc or through PSN

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I'm unsure of it so I'm asking does it matter weather you get GTA 5 on disc vs PSN download or doesn't matter? I know the game is the same but will load times be slower through download than it will be on disc, Will there be lag in the downloaded version cause its running off the HDD? Should I download it or get it on disc?

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Treasure Hunter
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Sep 16, 2013
It's more likely to run better from the HDD than blu-ray..but the download is big and could take awhile..of course the disk probably will need a patch that the download might not...
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Sep 16, 2013

PSN your system will never freeze.

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Sep 16, 2013

I'm good on DL speed that isn't the issue, so I'm better of downloading it through the psn store than

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Yes the HDD probably reads a lot faster than the PS3 2x Blu-Ray drive..anyways the game will work for both and really there shouldn't be any difference in a good working system. If I had a working Blu-Ray I might have got it on disk but since I don't I'm going digital.

 

I'm happy with the way GTA IV ($7.49) and Red Dead ($9.99) run off my HDD as I bought both at the 75% discount..I had never played the addons for GTA IV (still have the disk) or the full Red Dead game and for that price I got all GTA addons and most for Red.

 

I probably would buy more digital games if I was going to continue gaming with Sony..but I've had enough of this company only here because I have no other place to play GTA V but PS3..I had to remove "2 years of dust" off my PS3 and restore it lol...

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Sep 17, 2013

I came here to ask this exact question. I'm not too concerned about the download speeds if I went off of PSN as I have no issue waiting a bit IF...IF the game happens to run better off of the HDD than the 8gb install from and with the disc. I prefer to own a physical copy of games but if there is going to be a difference in load times and pop-in, etc I just want the best experience possible.

The only thing that has kept me from going off of PSN is the concern that any future DLC would require the disc and, if there is no difference, I prefer to own the physical copy of a game as you can sell it later or let a friend borrow it and so on.

 

So, does anyone have any concrete evidence that the PSN version running completely off of the HDD would perform any better than the disc based version? 

Thanks.

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Sep 17, 2013

As for me guys I am never pre-ordering anything from the PSN store again. Im in Orlando I will have to wait until 3:01 am in order to download GTA V. Why do I need to wait three more hours to download a game I pre-ordered on PSN. This is crazy. 

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Sep 17, 2013

RDSCSTR wrote:

As for me guys I am never pre-ordering anything from the PSN store again. Im in Orlando I will have to wait until 3:01 am in order to download GTA V. Why do I need to wait three more hours to download a game I pre-ordered on PSN. This is crazy. 


it's been confirmed it will be available for download at 12 AM EST.

 

 

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Sep 17, 2013

Thanks for the info. 

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Sep 17, 2013

By chance do you have an idea how long the download will take?? I gauging about 6 hours. 

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