It’s been revealed today that Uncharted Golden Abyss for the PS Vita with be close to 4gb in size, as told to Edge by Sony Worldwide Studio’s boss Shuhei Yoshida in a recent interview.
In this respect, PlayStation Vita will focus both on Digital downloads and retail sales, allowing the consumer a choice, given that not everyone will have the capacity or time to download titles for the device.
“We believe, for some consumers, the time is right [For Digital Downloads], but for other consumers, the time is still not [right],” Yoshida said. “So we believe the time is still not right to go download-only as a platform.
“Some PS Vita titles, like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, will be close to 4GB in size, which could be too large to download for consumers who do not have a fast broadband connection. Also, some consumers like shopping in retail stores, talking to knowledgeable store clerks, buying and playing games on the spot. We do not want to remove that capability from consumers.”
This does seem a sensible approach to us, after all, as strange as it may seem, not everyone in the World is yet connected to the internet or has the connection to cope with such downloads.
Let us know what you think. Are you happy to continue to shop via retail for the foreseeable future, or are you ready for the digital download age?