Download Size Of The Free Welcome Back Programme Games
Sony’s recently announced that every PSN user who has had an active account created before the 19th of April, the day when the company took PSN offline after being hacked, would be receiving two free games which they would be able to choose from a list of five titles.
The titles are as follows:
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
Every country in Europe and the US having a PS Store would be entitled to avail this offer. Although it’s a great initiative from Sony’s end but one point still remains mostly unclear. How big is the download size of these games? We know it won’t be an issue for owners of the newer models of PS3 which come with a big hard disk, but users who’re still relying on their trusty old FAT models which come with 20 GB, 40 GB and 60 GB HDDs might have issues if they don’t know about their download sizes, so that they can plan accordingly.
Therefore, we’ve collected the estimated download size for each of these games and also will be revealing a method by which you would be able to redeem these games and keep them as a “purchase” and download them at a later date.
First off, let’s take a look at how big the download sizes of these games are:
- InFamous – 6.88 GB
- LittleBigPlanet – 2.21 GB (Thanks Hawkboi)
- Wipeout HD/Fury – 738 MB
- Dead Nation – 1.39 GB
- Super Stardust – 290MB
For EU users:
- LittleBigPlanet – 2.21 GB
- Infamous - 6.88 GB
- Wipeout HD/Fury - 738 MB
- Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty – 2.4 GB
- Dead Nation - 1.39 GB
If you’re worried that your PS3′s HDD doesn’t have enough space to download two out of these five titles which you’re interested in redeeming, don’t worry because we know of a method that will ensure you get to have your pick and download them at a later date when you can clear up some space or upgrade to a better hard drive.
You’ll only need to select the “download” option from the PS Store if you don’t have the required space and it should operate in the same way as that of a game bought off the PS Store, which will enable you to download it at a later date as selecting this option would save the game to your account as a “purchase”.
There you go, it’ll act in the same way any regular PSN purchase and there you shouldn’t be worried if you don’t have the required space left in your PS3 to download two of your favorite titles from the list.
Keep in mind that these games will only remain free to download for 30 days from the day the PS Store comes back online, so make sure you do it before that period expires.
If you’ve any more queries, feel free to post them below.