It's always nice to have options.
With the Gran Turismo 5 launch a little more than two months away, people have been asking questions concerning the required amount of hard drive space. Series guru Kazunori Yamauchi has responded to those questions on his personal Twitter page (as noted by Andriasang ), and he has given us the lowdown: to actually run the game, you only need 256MB of space, but if you want to eliminate much of the load times, he recommends performing the hard drive install…which will eat up 10GB of space. Yamauchi said that by doing this, one would insure a "smooth" experience, so take from that what you will. At least it's good to know we're beyond the early days of the PS3 when a 60GB hard drive was the biggest one available, and there was even a 20GB option. These days, the default machine has a 120GB HDD and soon, that system will be replaced by the new default, which will sport a 160GB drive. Then, there's the big option: the upcoming $399 PS3 that has a 320GB HDD.
…yeah, the console has come a long way since 2006. But then again, we've been waiting on GT5 since about that time.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5