Space Requirements for Diablo III on PS3 and Xbox 360

Blizzard Blues on the differences between the hard drive space needed for the upcoming console versions of D3

PS3 and Xbox 360 Diablo III Boxes
The PS3 version of Diablo III requires more than twice as much storage space for saving characters than D3 on the Xbox 360. The recent Blizzard Blue posts deal with a variety of topics, including a number of different questions about the console versions of Diablo III.


D3 Console FAQ
There is a big difference in how much space is needed for storing characters on the console versions of Diablo III. This is an important for console players to know if they are looking to back up their Diablo III characters to play at a friend's house, as detailed in an earlier blue post.
Posted by: Narull

Q: What are the Hard drive requirements for PS3 and / or Xbox 360?

Answer: You'll need 5mb of hard drive space to save your characters on the Xbox version, and 12mb on the PS3. The PS3 requires a bit more space due to the Trophy Pack file that needs to be included.

Posted by: Narull

Q: Will options like in the PC version be on console?(turning on damage numbers etc)

I answered this question in this thread, but I'll quote that answer here, too.

Posted by: Grimiku

We kept a lot of the options in the console version of Diablo III that you currently have, including damage numbers, advanced tooltips, health bars, and elective mode.


Q: What happens to a Hardcore character if I save it to a USB then it dies on my console? Can I just reload it and bring it back to life?


You can find this answer right here, and I'll quote it so you don't have to follow the link of course.

Posted by: Grimiku

This can be done, but it should be noted that all of the heroes are stored together with the profile, so all of your characters on the console would be overwritten with the USB version.


Posted by: Narull

Q: How exactly does the controls work. For someone like a DH how do you control the range of stuff like spike traps or RF bombardment?


I answered this question about a month ago, but it doesn't hurt to say it again.

Posted by: Grimiku

This was something I was, personally, very curious about, and genuinely surprised when I discovered how easy precise skill execution is with the controller. A lot of the skills in the console version were specially tuned for controller support, and skills will automatically center on whatever monster you have targeted, or fire off in the direction your hero is facing if you don’t have a monster targeted. On that note, you can hold L2 (PS3) or Left Trigger (Xbox 360) to lock on to your target for those situations that you want to be able to freely maneuver while keeping your eye on the enemy.


No Diablo III Console Demo
There isn't any announcement about a demo for the console Diablo III versions, at least so far.
Posted by: xmikeyx1026

on a demo for ps3/xbox users yet?
We don't have any further details pertaining to a demo version for console users at this time.


Diablo III Books in Order
Vaeflare posted a great review of the novels and other works around the world of Diablo III, for people who are interested in the story of Sanctuary.
If you're interested in diving into books surrounding the world of Diablo, you have a lot of really interesting reading material ahead of you!

I'd suggest you start with Diablo III: Book of Cain as a foundation (if you don't mind spoilers), and from there, dig into the rest in this roughly chronological order:

  • The Diablo story starts off with the Sin War Trilogy; Birthright, Scales of the Serpent, and The Veiled Prophet. These books give you a glimpse into the Sin War from nearly 3000 years ago.
  • Legacy of Blood takes place just before the events of Diablo II, and would be next in line for consumption. The novel The Black Road and the comic Tales of Sanctuary take place near this time as well.
  • The Kingdom of Shadow, then Moon of the Spider both take place after the events of Diablo II.
  • Next you'd have the novel The Order, and the comic Sword of Justice, which take place in the years between Diablo II and Diablo III.
  • Finally, the stories in Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls, take place shortly before the events of Diablo III, and are another great read.

  • After you're done with all of those, you also have Diablo III: Book of Tyrael to look forward to in October, as well as Diablo III: Storm of Light in 2014.

    Additionally, you can check out Demonsbane, which is an exciting adventure story written in the early days of Diablo, before the Diablo II and Diablo III storylines had been clearly developed. It's one of the stories included in the Diablo Archives and I definitely recommend checking it out.

    I hope that answers your question, and make sure to let us know what you think of the Diablo books and comics you read!
    Read almost all of them :)

    Think there are different authers on the different books so some are better written than others, but still..
    If you like the lore then its a blast to read :D
    Demonsbane is great (don't know why Val forgot it, but its the first (2000, Robert B Marks).. Really got the gory, dark feel to it ;)
    That's awesome that you've read so many of them! Which has been your favorite Diablo book so far?

    And good catch on Demonsbane!

    Demonsbane is an exciting adventure story written in the early days of Diablo, before the Diablo II and Diablo III storylines had been clearly developed. It's one of the stories included in the Diablo Archives and I definitely recommend checking it out as well.
    Posted by: WordMaster

    I am also interested in learning more about the Diablo universe. Thanks for listing these books, Vaeflare. One thing I noticed, however - The Book of Cain appears to be sold out in the Blizzard Store. Any estimate on when more will be available for purchase?
    We don't have any estimate at this time when more will be available from the Blizzard Store, but you might try checking Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local retailer for a copy.

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