We have been playing games together on ps4 for years, or helping eachother with games like God of War, but I never realized how much it made us bond. So, there you have it: the pros and cons for physical and digital game … You can tell because outside of the moments just after booting the game up both the X1/PS4 disc is completely silent (stops moving). It takes longer and more skill to cut loading times and HDD space used and as such games are poking above the size they really should be for current HDD spaces. - con: can be more expensive. I'm not sure of the X1, but if you're talking about PS4, even the physical disc installs the entire game to the HD. Otherwise initial loading times are still going to be very long even loading from the hdd. I just want to know if the size was any difference. Need to switch from child to adult without deleting my account how? Some games will just copy the entire disc unto the hard drive; this is the easiest way of handling it. One answered given to what if the DD site stop is to have a disc backup. No half/half, it's one or the other for me. On PS4, I have FIFA 14, 15, BF4, and Killzone on disc. @jimmy_russell: nah I'll stick with consoles. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. New PS4 Games of 2021: All The Release Dates. the actual size of the games would be the same. Even Uncharted shouldn't be 40gigs but devs take the p*ss these days. And both Sony and Microsoft are willing to subsidize the move to digital. Sony digital sales overtake physical sales for first time on PS4. If I have unlimited bandwidth and I want the game to be up-to-date (maybe I enjoy upgrading my computer and the new hardware requires updated drivers,) then being always-online and receiving regular updates downloaded asynchronously is incredibly advantageous. Whereas this may be true in theory I've yet to see this happen in practice in this generation. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. @Articuno76: Wait, so in general, they're pretty much same in size on the HDD regardless of being in disc or digital format? so if im using a disc then the textures, sounds and so on may be transferred to the HDD but the FMVs and music may stay on the disc. Well you can cut down the size of the physical copies to just the disc themselves. A few others say that physical discs takes significantly less space; and I'm talking about consoles. I've been experimenting with PS4 and I was a little shocked that games need to be installed on the hard drive. That is actually something that happens more often but it is always up to the developer, with dual-layer Blu-ray and BDXL´s its not because they have to be installed. I'm not sure, you'd have to compare the space taken up by both versions of the same game. Do you have external storage to store additional games, and do you have good Internet speed to download the digital games fast enough? Instead, they can hop over the online store anytime, select a game, and own it within minutes. From what I've heard (since I'm not exactly sure, I own all physical so far), physical copies of games actually take up space equally as digital ones do. No spoilers, was the Ghost of Tsushima Digital Upgrade DLC worth it? It's finally 2021, but the PS5 isn't any easier to find in stock. I have game files that are nearly 100 gigs and I have the discs. BUBM Portable Carrying Case Compatible with PS4/ PS4 PRO, Fit Xbox One Game Disc Storage Bag Travel Case(Hold Up to 20 Discs)-Black 4.7 out of 5 stars 442 $18.99 $ 18 . @thegamingjunkie: well if it’s a disc it should hold the data on the disc unlike digital where it stores it on the hard drive right?? Transfer saves between the digital and physical copies to just the disc having a functional of. 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