Newsno image

Published on November 1st, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Ridge Racer 7 to hold 5GB of PS3 HDD

With the negative press about the PlayStation 3 (spelling it in all caps is nonsense) starting to die down and taper off into support, here’s some news about Sony’s new console that neither helps nor hurts the production-crippled console: Ridge Racer 7’s install takes up 5GB of the PS3’s HDD:

Famitsu PS2 quizzed Teramoto on one area thats on everyones mind right now: hard disk support. Ridge Racer 7 makes extensive use of the PS3s hard disk. In addition to saving your game and saving future download contents, the hard disk is used for speeding up gameplay. The game does a hard disk install to the tune of five gigabytes.

That might not bother those receiving the “Premium” 60GB PS3, but those getting the “Core” are definitely going to be hurting for space with 25% of the system’s 20GB taken up by RR7 alone. I don’t know whether to cheer because you can supposedly install a larger hard drive, or jeer because that only raises the price of the already uber-expensive console.

With Genji taking up 4GB on install, the duo will consume nearly half the drive space on the low-end model. I wonder how hard it’ll be to install a new drive, because those gamers that like to build collections may have to keep a couple in wait or install a big ‘un to game without swapping.

Ridge Racer 7 Update [via IGN]

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

6 Responses to Ridge Racer 7 to hold 5GB of PS3 HDD

  1. I can see you are an expert at your field! I am launching a web site soon, and your facts will likely be incredibly useful for me.. Thanks for all your support and wishing you all of the success.

  2. This is Awesome! Thank you so much.

  3. Wonderful web-site, where did you found this information in this article? I am glad I discovered it. i will be checking out back soon to verify what other content articles you may have.

  4. Hey! I just want to say Thanks for giving such useful information.

  5. Howdy. Nice theme you’ve got there. I’m searching for a different theme for my webpage – where did you get this layout? is it cost-free or paid for? Thx.

  6. Toby Graw says:

    Hi, I’m a professional pianist and I’ve created a stupid rule that allows me to take a 15 min break every 1 hour of practicing. Now, each and every break I have to perform anything completely various, so mostly I go to Google and seek for your suggested last hour blog. It’s fun to complete anything different and to discover about new things each and every single day. BTW, now I’m playing. HandelHaydn. Your web site is fantastic, I wish I could remain longer, but We’ve to get back to play… Subsequent time I’ll come to visit again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑

Web Statistics