Well, it’s certainly been a hot topic for the Xbox 360 version, at least; the game will ship on two disks for the platform, as well as featuring an optional texture pack install (which, if not installed, makes the game look “standard-def”).
The PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3, meanwhile, has stayed out of the spotlight in regards to install sizes; however, the install size for Sony’s console has now been revealed.
In a recent video showcasing the unboxing of the Limited Edition, it has been revealed that the PlayStation 3 install size for Battlefield 3 weighs in at exactly 2GB (it’s not clear whether the installation is mandatory, or what it entails -- such as the texture pack)
When comparing Battlefield 3′s install size with recent releases, there’s substantial differences. Firstly, RAGE -- as well as Battlefield 3 -- was expected to push console’s limit, in particular its graphics, and thus received a mandatory 8GB installation requirement for PlayStation 3 owners. In contrast, the Xbox 360 version of the game has an option 22GB install.