Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching.


The hard drives in both my Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are full, and now, as I procrastinate buying more storage, I get to play a fun new game where I try to figure out which game I want to delete to make room for the newest purchase.

That's a lot of bytes.

Above: That’s a lot of bytes.

Image Credit: Finder.com

I’m lying. Hard-drive management is not a fun game. I give it a 0-out-of-100. That’s probably why Finder.com, a website that tries to provide detail information about a wide variety of products and services, came up with a tool that lists the install size for every game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Considering you have to install every game on these systems, whether you buy them digital or on disc, this tool can potentially save you a step or two if you know to clear space before you buy a new game.

For example, before you plunk down the cash for Batman: Arkham Knight, you can use Finder’s tool to see that it is 46GB.

While all of this information is available on the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network websites, you’d have to go track it down on a case-by-case basis for each game. Finder helps by combining all of that in one place.

I also used this tool to find out some quick facts, like the 10 most storage-intensive games on both systems.

Xbox One’s largest games:

  1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection — 62GB
  2. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited — 56GB
  3. Grand Theft Auto V — 49GB
  4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare — 49GB
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III — 48GB
  6. NBA 2K15 — 47GB
  7. Battlefield: Hardline — 46GB
  8. Halo 5: Guardians — 46GB
  9. Forza Motorsport 6 — 46GB
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition — 45GB

PlayStation 4’s largest games:

  1. Battlefield Bundle — 74GB
  2. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — Ultimate Evil Edition — 58GB
  3. The Evil Within Digital Bundle — 52GB
  4. Batman: Arkham Knight — 46GB
  5. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition — 45GB
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order — 44GB
  7. NBA 2K15 — 43GB
  8. Battlefield: Hardline — 42GB
  9. Grand Theft Auto V — 42GB
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition — 41GB

And what happens if you try having all of the top 10 largest games on each system installed at the same time? You’d take up 494GB of Xbox One’s standard 500GB hard drive and you’d take up 487GB of PS4’s 500GB drive. Either way, we’re probably all gonna need to buy more space.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.