Final Fantasy 16 download size: How big is FF16 on PS5?

Final Fantasy 16 download size: How big is FF16 on PS5?
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

21st Jun 2023 11:56

With the game almost here, more PlayStation fans will want to know the Final Fantasy 16 download size. That's especially because if it's as big as expected, plenty of room will likely need to be made on PS5 consoles far and wide. 

So, let's break down what you need to know about FF16's download size, including details on the day one patch. 

How big is the FF16 download on PS5?

Screenshot of The Dark Eikon in Final Fantasy 16
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Recently confirmed by PlayStation Game Size, the Final Fantasy 16 file size is 90.131GB.  Although the base file size is 90.180GB, a day one patch of 300MB means a slight increase to an already massive storage requirement on the PS5. 

We'd recommend ensuring that you have at least 93-94GB of storage space free on your PS5 in case of any small post-launch updates. It's already a surprise that Final Fantasy 16 is getting a day one patch at all, despite game director Hiroshi Takai saying to Game Informer earlier this year that there wouldn't be one. 

Nevertheless, when announced during a special pre-launch live stream, as reported by MP1ST, producer Naoki Yoshida did apologise for there being a day one update after all. What's more, he also stated that this patch is not required to play the game - as it aims to only fix minor text and very rare progression issues.

So, those who have bought a physical copy (or pre-loaded the game digitally) before the patch can still enjoy Final Fantasy 16 and its massive file size without an internet connection.

That's all you need to know about the Final Fantasy 16 download size. For even more Final Fantasy 16 guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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