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Early Destiny Copies Hint at Massive 40GB Download Size


If you’re getting excited about the release of Destiny later this month but are limited for space on either your Xbox One or your PlayStation 4, you may want to look into clearing up some space.

According to an imgur user who has managed to be lucky enough to receive a copy of Destiny early, the box art for Destiny suggests the game will required a gigantic 40 GB free for installation. Not only is this size absolutely massive, it’s just the base game – there is bound to be gigabytes of more content and DLC planned for the future.

The Xbox One has just 500 GB available for use when you buy it brand new, which means that Destiny will take up a massive 8% of your entire hard drive space. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can add up quickly. It would take just 12 games with the same install size to fill up your hard drive completely.

If you’re more worried about the state of your internet bandwidth on launch day, rumors are circulating that you will only need to install 18 GB of Destiny before you can start to play the game – at that point, the remaining 12 GB will be downloaded whilst you play.


Fortunately, there will be pre-downloads available before the game is released so that players can get ready to experience the game as soon as it is released.

With increasing game file sizes, it’s surprising both Sony and Microsoft have opted to pick 500 GB hard drives for their new consoles – hopefully larger hard drives will be available for purchase in the near future – if not, both Sony and Microsoft may have a bit of a problem on their hands.

Destiny will be released on September 9th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Following on from the alpha and beta periods earlier on in the year, the game is expected to be a huge success.


  1. Yeah the game really was not what I expected. I thought it was going to be different from other shooters. Guess I don’t have to worry about my Como taking up those 40GB lol

    GuiltyCrown on September 6 |
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