Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs At Least 105GB

Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs At Least 105GB
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As 4K TVs become more and more common, so does another unfortunate fact of life: triple digit install sizes.

Sony recently announced a PS4 Pro bundle for Red Dead Redemption 2 and, beyond that fact that it’s a PS4 Pro with the latest Rockstar game, there’s not much to say about it. It’s a black PS4 Pro. It’s Red Dead. Not much to see there.

Unless you looked on the other side of the box, which one Rockstar fan did. Rockstar Intel noticed the fine print in the middle of the console box, which notes “105GB Minimum” and that Red Dead Online will support between 2 and 32 players:


While the official PlayStation Blog and Twitter account only posted a shot of the front of the box, Walmart didn’t. The back of the box also confirmed that Sony and Rockstar have a 30-day exclusive content deal for “select online content”, as they have with Destiny and recent Call of Duty games.

If you’re downloading RDR 2 at launch, it’s worth noting that the download itself won’t be that large. The PS4 OS often reserves plenty of room — sometimes double — when installing as a safety measure. Still, if your PS4 Pro (or aging stock PS4) is starting to run out of space … maybe it’s time for an early Christmas present. Like an older 1TB SSD. 500GB really doesn’t go far these days.