Can anyone explain what game console memory does, and in particular why games need to load content onto the console but you still need the disk to play the game? Is the console only saving your "save progress", or is it actually downloading executable or whatever gaming files as well? What happens when the console memory is smaller than what the game [or at least its PS3 version] claims it needs?
Several games require 3-4GB each on the PS3, but for the xbox360 versions the games only list the save memory required. For the 200$ xbox360 that has all of 2GB how do they play a 5GB game? Does the PS3 store content to the console while the xbox360 doesnt?
I've had a PS3 for years now, and its 60GB are mostly full, especially with all these new 5-6GB games coming out. I recently got a xbox360 250GB halo reach edition. I'm thinking about buying mostly xbox360 versions for games that are on both consoles.