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You Can Now Buy GTA V From PSN, Download Is 18GB

Only ten times the price of GTA IV!

There’s less than a month to go until GTA V and for those eager to play their digital version as soon as possible, the game is now available to pre-order and download to your PS3 hard drive ahead of its September 17th release.

Well, in some cases anyway – there’s a lot of muddled information on the thread on GAF discussing the topic, and the game doesn’t seem to be available on the online version of UK PlayStation Store just yet, though it is available to pre-order on the PS3 version of the store for £49.99.

Some people seem to be saying that all they’re getting is a 1.2MB theme, while others are saying (and proving) that they’re downloading a 18GB game file.

I assume certain people are going to do everything they can to hack into this file once they’ve got it downloaded, but Sony’s pre-loading system seems solid enough to lock them out.

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25 Comments
  1. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    A £10-15 premium to waste 18Gb of space for 3 weeks. Sign me up!

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:19.
    • danimaen
      Member
      Since: Sep 2013

      I went to PSN to buy gta5, but after I had bought it and tried to download it, this message showed up and said tha it was to big for my ps3… Have tried to delete everyting on my ps3, but it still says that it is too big to download… Any help or suggestions?

      thanks

      Comment posted on 21/09/2013 at 22:32.
      • SpikeyDread12
        Member
        Since: Aug 2014

        Get an extension package to attach to the playstation3

        Comment posted on 21/08/2014 at 06:40.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    lets hope the digital version of games is a decent price next gen. If its RRP then people still wont catch on, well I wont be anyway.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:21.
  3. Sir_J
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Oh good so it wasnt just me missing something as I couldnt find it this morning! I live in Norway so this is actually the cheapest way for me to get the game (on launch day) so im glad they are offering this on the PSN.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:21.
  4. quinkill
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Great idea but at that price with no resale value you’d have to be some weird digital obsessive to go for this. It’s about £10 cheaper almost everywhere else and you get a retail copy.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:22.
    • Sir_J
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Haha, fair point… perhaps I am a weird digital obsessive, arent we all ;) Seriously though, im not that fused about resale (still have my original purchase GTA IV!) and I dont get that much time to play games these days so most of what I play is from PS+ so its all digital anyway :) And above all that, Norway is expensive (game will mostly likely be £60+ with conversion) and if I got from Amazon for £10 less, then I would have to wait a week + for it to arrive, pay £15 postal administration fee + 25% tax so doing the maths, for me, the PS Store is the cheapest best solution :)

      Norway… lovely country, horrendous prices :D

      Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 12:06.
  5. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I must admit I’m considering getting the digital version for slightly better performance and shorter load times.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:23.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Doubtful. The game will probably install to disk anyway. I’ve played a few games on both formats and never noticed the digital versions being any quicker.
      I have an SSD as well

      Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:32.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Can we start taking bets on how big the install from the disc will be? I reckon 8.5 gigajobbies. I’m sure there used to be some sort of Sony imposed limit until Polyphony laughed, slapped their knees and just went crazy.

        Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 12:20.
      • Amphlett
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        I don’t want any gigajobbies installed on my PS3, sounds like a dirty process.

        Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 12:43.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        I’m sure I’ve read somewhere around an 8 gig install from disc. Not surprising mind with the GTAV world being bigger than San Andreas, Red Dead and Vice city worlds all put together! :o

        Comment posted on 25/08/2013 at 18:45.
  6. arrybags
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    It’s £35 on amazon at the moment. £15 is a massive difference!

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:27.
    • Amphlett
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      It’s a 30% saving, which is a great deal in anyone’s book.

      Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:31.
  7. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Digital or Physical…..hmmmm I wonder!

    Although I’m not even buying it on day one…. although, is it region locked? Im in the states from 23rd September, perhaps I could get a copy cheaper out there…. (exchange rate n all)

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:46.
    • sabbat7001
      Member
      Since: Jun 2010

      I’m not sure if it will be cheaper (they typically retail in the states for $59.99+ whatever the local sales tax is) after conversion but it won’t be region locked. However, I can tell you that DLC does seem to be region specific so if you buy a North Amercian copy of the game and take it home, then decide that some of the DLC looks too good to resist you’ll be totally out of luck unless you can figure out how to set up a secondary account to download it from the US/Canadian store. I wish you luck either way.

      Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 19:47.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Cheers for the advice. Seems a lot of hassle especially if I won’t actually save any money!

        Comment posted on 25/08/2013 at 13:14.
  8. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i better not mention the size, somebody might go off on one, and that’s my job. ^_^

    for still waiting for my lifetimes supply of jaffa cakes, as specified in my contract.

    think i’ll be sticking with the disc version when i do get it.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 14:58.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      that second line was supposed to start “for which i’m still waiting for”

      that’s what happens when you decide to change the wording a little bit just before posting and then forget to finish it. o_O

      Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 15:00.
    • philzy85
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      What’s this talk of Jaffa cakes? :D

      Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 15:36.
      • Wardy-77-
        Member
        Since: Mar 2013

        It’s all about the smashing orangey bit ;)

        Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 19:52.
  9. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I pre ordered mine on the PSN store the same day it was available (US Store). All i get when i go back to check if i can pre-load, all i get is the theme.

    Not sure what’s going on with this.

    Comment posted on 23/08/2013 at 16:48.
  10. donnie
    Member
    Since: Sep 2013

    I am from UK, But I live in Japan, and it’s not coming out in Japan until 10th October. So downloading from my European PSN account is well worth it.

    Comment posted on 12/09/2013 at 14:01.

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