Final Fantasy XV File Sizes Revealed for PS4, XB1

by Matthew Hayes

The file sizes for Final Fantasy XV have been revealed for the PS4 and Xbox One. This probably goes without saying, but uh, you might want to clear out a little bit of room before the game launches on November 29. This information comes to us courtesy of Dual Shockers, and though the file sizes differ from what we see listed on the PSN Store, we trust them - they're based off of data coming in from pre-loads, which are now live in Japan. The file sizes shown on the PSN and Xbox Live stores are always tentative, anyway.

Okay, so how much room are you going to need? We're hearing that the game will take up about 51GB of space on the PS4. You'll be able to start playing the game after the initial 6.5 gigs are downloaded and installed. There is an almost exact parity in file size between the PS4 and Xbox One version, as the XBO file size was revealed a couple of weeks ago to be about 51GB.

We're assuming that this 51GB behemoth includes the enormous day-one patch, called the "Crown Update." You can read all about the Crown Update here, but for the sake of brevity I'll tell you that it really does add quite a bit to the game. There are scenes from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and the fantastic Omen trailer added, as well as some bonus items and other extra miscellany hitherto undisclosed.

While 51 gigs may sound a bit unreasonable, it's actually not unheard of. It's one of the biggest games out there, sure, but it's certainly not the biggest. The Battlefield Bundle takes up nearly 75GB of hard drive space, as does the entirety of Destiny if you own everything up through Rise of Iron. Even older games like Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition need upward of 60GB of space so, comparatively, 51GB for an enormous JRPG almost a decade in the making sounds pretty modest, right?

We're almost there, guys. Final Fantasy XV launches worldwide for Xbox One and PS4 on November 29.

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.