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
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • 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.

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  • Paul

    If the network crashed can I download it again? :S help

    • http://www.gamersmint.com Cyborg

      If you navigate away from the Welcome Back section of the store without choosing your free games or exit the store completely you may need to follow the below in order to choose and download your free games.

      On your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable navigate to the PlayStation Network icon on the XMB.

      Hope this helps

  • http://none Andersen

    I have a question:

    Now the playsation store is up and running – but where can i get the 2 games that sony has offered?

    I don’t see anything on it anywhere?

  • http://none Andersen

    I have a question:

    The playstation store is now open again – but where and how do I get access to the games in the welcome back package? When I open playstation store there nothing about it?

    Anyone?

    Btw. Live in Denmark

  • Wondering

    Just how many games out there on the PS3 actually need Blu-ray to be released on?

  • jeremy

    wow that’s weird, the bigger the size the better the game lol..well IMO

  • http://www.twitter.com jaber

    this size needs new PS3 ..i have fat ps3 60GB and almost full now ..so what to do ?

  • mike456

    i had a fat 60g(changed hd to 500gb), which i gave to my parents, and i bought a 250gb slim.
    i bought many psn games, with my main account, when i logged on on my slim, some games weren’t available for download anymore, exemple, super rub a duck.
    that game was my first psn game, and i really liked it, like when you have friends with children, they can have fun playing it.

    i can’t download it anymore, and my slim was the second system where i logged on. i should be able to download ALL my psn games on my second system, right??

  • DaEmph

    Its called upgrading your HDD…..so the size of the games shouldn’t be an issue at all.

  • Jip

    What a load of shit! Guessing the size of games is a completely useless pointless way of doing things. How the fuck do you know how big they are? You’ll have to download more data than you have estimated. The download seize will be larger than the installed game size.

    • http://www.gamersmint.com Cyborg

      Hi,

      all of this are the download sizes and not the install game sizes and these have been confirmed in person.

      Cheers!

  • storm warrior

    if you still have a “FAT” ps3, just put in a bigger hdd. i put a 500 GB in my 60GB model. the hdd is cheap to buy on amazon.com

  • preshen

    My 60 GB BC PS3 died on me yesterday, does any1 know if I can redeem my online profile on a new PS3 – I bought a shitload of PSN stuff (games, dlc, and themes) and I remember that once u pay for it u can download anytime, as many times. If so, how do I do it?

    • http://www.gamersmint.com Kartik Mudgal

      Hi Preshen,

      You can use upto 5 PS3′s with one account. Just log in to your account with a new PS3 and voila!

    • Andy

      To add… When you log into the PS Store with your new system there will be a ‘Downloads’ section that will list everything you have downloaded in the past

  • Arjun

    Oh oh, I have just under 8GB and want inFamous. Time for some mega cleaning out… Thanks for posting this though, I’ve been curious.

  • Rob

    Very helpful. Thanks for posting. 

  • CJ

    free space doesnt really matters..multiple accounts = i can get all titles…dont you think??

    • http://www.gamersmint.com Kartik Mudgal

      Most of the games are same for all accounts, but yeah you can get em all with multiple accounts.

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  • xxx

    btw the fat models HDD’s where 20, 40, 60, 80 and 120 (or it was 160). the 120 (or 160, i forget the hdd size) gb fat was bundled with Uncharted Drakes Fortune and a download voucher for PAIN.

  • xxx

    @ bob
    PSN accounts cannot be deleated i dont believe. once its created it is permanent. a PSN ID can be activated on up to 5 consoles at any given time. an activated account had the ability to download stuff from the store, and once again, only 5 accounts can have the ability to download. from what it seems, the support guy deactivated all of your accounts, so at this time nothing can be downloaded till you activate your account. to activate your accound you can find it in account management or just download something. yes, you should be able to download the free games

  • bob

    MY account was made long before april but a week before it wen down i had them deactivated because i had a broken ps3 which i can no longer deactivate but the customer support guy said it put a seven day period before i could reactivate them and he doesn’t know why but before the seven days were up psn went down so is my account still able to get the games?

    • http://e-mpire.com Dustin

      Whether or not the account is activated does not matter, that just means any games that were downloaded to PS3′s with that account will not longer work. The account itself is left unchanged, however, so it’ll still be eligible for  the free games. When you download and install a game with a PSN account, that particular PS3 is “activated” to use that game. When you had all of your accounts deactivated, it just rendered those games downloaded to those PS3′s unusable. It has no effect on the account itself. As long as you opened the PSN account before April 20, regardless of activation or any of that, you’ll get the games.