Originally Posted by Kintaro
HDD space isn't the issue. The lack of an open, competitive market is the issue for consoles. So, again, it will never be like PCs.
No, that's been the fundamental problem with full retail DD games on consoles. Lack of HD space. When your market has from 0 to 320gb of space you don't have a full market to deliver too. Why would publishers want to commit to a full DD system that blocks out a large chunk of their market?
When HD space is no longer an issue (next gen) then that disappears and the full market has the open space to go full DD. Sure there are people without broadband access, but the % of people who own a PC and Console the % is quite high.
We won't see a full blown DD system of Day1 releases this gen, for that reason.