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Gamers are sick and tired of a small handful of games taking up entire console's storage

Gamers are sick and tired of a small handful of games taking up entire console's storage

Games take up too much console storage nowadays and gamers are sick of it!

In this modern age of video games, it’s fair to say that we have to reserve a lot of storage space as gamers grow ever frustrated with having to either continually delete games or expand hard drive space.

Back in the days of the Atari 2600, video game cartridges demanded a mere 4KB of data on a cartridge with 64KB via bank switching with its then-demanding 160x192 pixel count. Obviously, as video games evolved so did the hard drive space requirement with the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III demanding 140GB at launch, way before the game receives any substantial patches and content updates.

Check out the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III trailer below!

During the early days of this current generation for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, it was relatively easy to manage storage space. However, a few years in, that task is not so easy. Sure, we could just delete the games we're currently not playing or move a game to an external hard drive to play later, but that’s an annoyance if we know we’ll come back to that game in the near future.

Recently, I’ve had to buy a 1TB SSD expansion card for my Xbox Series X and just this week, I ordered a new 2TB internal SSD for my PlayStation 5. As much as I tried to shift things around, at some point extra storage is likely, especially if I intend to buy games such as Modern Warfare III. That being said and to no surprise whatsoever, I’m not the only one that’s sick of demanding games taking up large chunks of storage space.

“It honestly baffles me that the storage space that games take up is just normal nowadays,” exclaimed Redditor solo13508. “I think the biggest culprit (at least for games I've played) this year has certainly been Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Great game but holy s**t, it does not warrant 150GB of space. At all. Considering that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order wasn't even 50GB the fact that its sequel had over 100GB more is just incredible to me. Like, how is that even possible?!”

“It’s so annoying. I moved to a rural area with data limits on the only internet provider in my area,” said askewboka. “I could download Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Forza Motorsport in a month and that would likely exceed my cap. Ridiculous!”

“That and the little amount of hard drive space. My PS5 only came with 500GB,” replied PickleSavings1626. “It realistically needs 50TB to 100TB. I can’t keep uninstalling games each time I want to play something else. It gets old fast.”

“It's mostly due to 4K textures, I wish developers had an option for you to just get the FHD textures and download the 4K ones if you want them instead of forcing you to download 4K textures either way,” explained kamacho2000.

Unfortunately, storage demands for modern video games are unlikely to improve anytime soon. So you better get deleting or expanding.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Sony

Topics: PC, PlayStation, Xbox