It says for PS3 the estimated installation size is 8 GB. What about for the 360? Would like to know if I need to get a new harddrive or if I'll be able to clear enough off my current one to make room for this game.
both versions of GTA 5 for PS3 and X360 will have 8GB, I dunno if you'll have to install it on X360, but more than likely on PS3, if you don't think you'll have enough space if you do have to install it on X360, then yeah i'd either buy a bigger hard drive or just delete games or demos that I'm not playing anymore.
In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on the PS3 and Xbox 360. For PS3, GTAV ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game - the install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete. For Xbox 360, GTAV will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.
Who said anything about buying five 16GB flash drives? You should only need one to install GTA V, not five, and one 16GB Flash Drive you can get for around $10 now-a-days. The 250GB Xbox Hard Drive (on Amazon ATM) is $80, which is $70 more expensive. Maybe you could find it cheaper on eBay or elsewhere, but I'm just going based on what I see on Amazon currently. Some may not want to invest $80 in a hard drive, for instance, if they are planning to get an Xbox One or PS4 soon, and a 16GB Flash Drive could be a better option, and used for other things once they are done with their 360.
Although I do agree, an Xbox Hard Drive would be a much better choice if you are going for performance. At least, I've heard of people having some problems with the speed limitations that USB Drive's have and games loading properly and such, while a Hard Drive wouldn't have that problem.
all I meant, was that it would take 5 16GB flash drives to cover the cost of a 250GB X360 hard drive. so instead of buying a flash drive, it would be better and cheaper to just buy a 250GB 360 hard drive, so that you'll have more GB for future use, compared to how many GB 5 16GB flash drives would offer, plus less of having multiple flash drives lying around. and actually you can get a 250GB X360 hard drive for only $40ish at newegg.
Actually reading that, it doesn't fully explain. It specifies that for the PS3, the installation size is 8 GB. It does not specify an installation size for the Xbox 360. But anyway, got my answer from other answers, and thanks for the reply.
You are wrong. Both on the official Xbox 360 website and on the Rockstar website, they instruct you on how to format a USB flash drive for installation of games (and Rockstar even recommends it).
From what I've read online, you can use an external harddrive connected via USB, but the Xbox can only use 32 GB of it (not the entire thing) and the Xbox will need to allocate a partition on the drive that will render that partition useless for other OS' (until you format it, of course).
You mean to tell me that both the official Microsoft site and Rockstar's site lie? Granted, Microsoft says that not every game is compatible with it, but when Rockstar tells you it's going to work, it'll work.
Furthermore, there's no need for name calling on a discussion board here.