Posted on February 6, 2008,

Go Make a Sandwich While DMC4 Installs on Your PS3

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There’s been plenty of complaints over the past few days as word was spread that you’re required to install roughly 5GB of data on your hard drive the first time you boot up Devil May Cry 4 on PlayStation 3. Chris Kramer has posted on the Capcom US blog confirming that you do indeed need to install the files, but that it’s a one time thing that will yield “near-Super Nintendo speed load times.” And, as Kramer points out, anyone who has ever purchased a PC game before has been through this, and at least DMC4 offers a retelling of the story from the first three games.

Kramer facetiously suggests that while you wait for the game to load, if you’re not in the mood for backstory, go make a sandwich.

If you don’t want to watch the “Previously, on Devil May Cry…” portion of the install process, go make a sandwich and grab a soda, then come on back. You’re going to be spending some serious time with this game, and we don’t want you going hungry. Low blood sugar will make you dizzy and you’ll need to be focused like an Alan Parsons Project to defeat the enemies in this game.

Wah! The game takes 20 minutes to install the first time. Wah! Have you ever played a PC game? At least we aren’t making you shuffle multiple discs into a ROM drive, or continuously click “Yes!” on a series of endless Windows dialog boxes. Installing on a console may seem like a weird idea, but there’s a real benefit. Unreal Tournament also has an option to install files onto your PS3; I’ve done it and it makes a great game even better.

Honestly people, don’t complain about the need to install. Quick loads are absolutely heavenly, and it’s not like the files will be permanently ripped to your hard drive until the end of time.

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21 Comments on Go Make a Sandwich While DMC4 Installs on Your PS3

William

On February 6, 2008 at 9:18 pm

too many people are crying about this. Who can’t wait a quick 20 minutes and who doesn’t have plenty of room on their PS3 drive?

louie

On February 6, 2008 at 9:54 pm

A 20 minutes wait, for installing a game is nothing. besides the hard drive on the ps3 can be easily upgraded, mine has a 250GB :twisted:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

On February 6, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Its still on a PS3 so its automatically “teh suck”

Daniel

On February 7, 2008 at 12:06 am

I installed it after work and you know what I did… I had dinner while it installed. People need to quit ing about this 20 minute install. The load times after the install are almost not even noticeable.

Evil Monkey

On February 7, 2008 at 1:49 am

What about the 360? I think its an even greater offense for 33% of console owners to end up with the RROD where you then have to ship it back and wait days to weeks for a replacement to be shipped back, isn’t that much worse than having to wait 20 min to install a game? With that scenario you can’t do anything with your system at all and the difference here is that the PS3 DMC4 is “adding” the benefit of faster load times during the 20 min wait where the 360 is “fixing” a problem with the design of the system by shipping a replacement. So when you compare the two worlds I would take the 20 min install of the PS3 version over having a dead system any day.

weclock

On February 7, 2008 at 2:03 am

This is utter bull, and I will never play this game now because of this. You lost a potential sale!

Ronnie Da Snake

On February 7, 2008 at 3:05 am

I heard on the sneak that the PS3 has dual lasers…Think about that brah that’s pretty godamn sweet….Also I enjoy a good party everyonce and awhile…Peace Brah…

Ronnie Da Snake

On February 7, 2008 at 3:06 am

PS: 20 minutes is more than enough time for an afternoon sneak jack..That’s what I did when it was installing and man I like watch some weird ….

runemaster

On February 7, 2008 at 4:58 am

I think they did nearly everything right – an option to quickstart the game from the disc would have been nice, in case someone might want to show it to a friend but has already deleted the game on the harddisc. But telling the story of the first three parts while you are waiting is really a good idea, and having faster loading time is always appreciated (thats one of the reasons i had an modchip in the xbox – this was ing awesome with a lot of games loading times).

ManOfTeal

On February 7, 2008 at 8:34 am

Um I played this game all day yesterday on my Xbox 360 and I didn’t notice once any lag or long load times. And there is no 20 minute install for this game on the Xbox 360, in fact there is no install at all. Yet again another reason why I am glad I bought a 360 and not a PS3.

PS3 = Epic FAIL!!!!

Norbit

On February 7, 2008 at 9:56 am

ManOfTeal. You are an idiot.

Daniel

On February 7, 2008 at 11:31 am

@weclock: Dude, you don’t even have a PS3. So shut it.

ManOfTeal

On February 7, 2008 at 11:55 am

Shut up Norbit

What’s it like being Sony’s ?

Sk8man

On February 7, 2008 at 3:02 pm

@ ManOfTeal, the PS3 is an epic fail? strange, it sold more in it’s first year than your precious box did, so which console is an epic fail again?
Hint: Not the PS3

Chris

On February 7, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Hmm…I didn’t need to install anything that took 20 min. Just went like a normal install.
I’ve only browsed this site for a few days but to me it seems like the writers are Microsoft fanboys? I don’t really care but it’s kind of annoying. :???: We all have different preferences but u don’t need to go shutting every other console down.

ManOfTeal

On February 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm

@Sk8man

Um excuse me asshat but who gives a flying flip how many more sold in the first year???? What matters is total worldwide sales.

Current World Wide Sales figures: From VGCharts.com

Xbox 360: 16.82 Million units
PS3: 9.76 Million units

Don’t even get me started on how bad the Wii is kicking everybody’s ass.

Ok, I’ll say it:

Wii: 20.88 Million Units

So I say again

PS3 = Epic FAIL!!!!

Wii60 FTW!!!!!!

Chris

On February 7, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Let me reiterate once again that VGCharts numbers should never be trusted.

@Chris – What part of this story was anti-PS3? I’m saying people are wrong to complain about this install, so I’m not sure what gives you that impression.

JAK

On February 7, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Man of teals right.

ps3 only sold in its first year, because ppl didnt realise it was e..

but then again im not one to argue about consoles because theres more important ..

Atleast nintendo get what they deserve :)

JAK

On February 7, 2008 at 5:20 pm

and chris is right too…

why are you arguing…

ManOfTeal

On February 8, 2008 at 8:44 am

What’s unreliable about the sales figures on VGcharts.com?

amroalhiasat

On February 17, 2008 at 11:58 am

i agree with manofteal xbox 360 is a mcuh better console i was thinking of buying a ps3 since i have a ps2 but after checking the facts looking at games and hardware it was a very easy choice xbox 360