SSD pricing VS GTA V

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HunPro, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. HunPro macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Budapest, Hungary
    I just noticed that the price of GTA V ($60) can be less, than the price of the SSD space it takes up.

    GTA V takes 65 GB of disk space.

    Upgrading from 128GB to 256GB costs $200 with both MacBooks and MacBook Airs, and no other component is upgraded.

    That's $100 / 64 GB.

    So the total is $160, and the SSD is the majority of it.
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

    I just noticed I can buy a new car for less than the price of an Apple watch edition.

    I can spend up to £16000 on the watch and buy many brand new cars much cheaper.... :p

    Of course one thing you can't buy for $100 dollars is 64gb of superfast PCIe storage for your new macbook without getting it as an upgrade from apple...
  3. HunPro thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Budapest, Hungary
    In GTA the point is not to buy cars but steal them.

    Please don't be off topic.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    There is no topic!!!

    It is a random statement about 2 completely disparate things...

    Which is why mine followed suit. :rolleyes:
  5. HunPro thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Budapest, Hungary
    Well, you need 65 GB of space to install GTA V, so you do end up paying more for the local storage than the game.

    This was the interesting point. I can't break it down further for you.
  6. alvindarkness, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

    alvindarkness macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2009
    Thats an interesting way of looking at it, thank you for that. Although it only seems to be interesting in the absurd world of Apple BTO pricing. Otherwise the cost of 64GB of SSD storage space would pretty much be in line with the price of the game - which in and of itself is also interesting.
  7. Failurbydesign macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2011
    What model do you have?
  8. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2013
    B.F., KS
    I'm not sure what to make of this post.........

  9. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    That's one helluva big game. Entire Blu-Ray disc.
  10. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    You'd think they'd actually do this with the physical version, but it ships on 8 DVDs.
  11. Donoban macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2013
    Dude, it's winter in Australia and I've started using a heater at home to stay warm. It's one of those little electric jobs.

    The heater cost $30 and the house cost $500,000. So together it is costing $500,030 to use the heater with the majority of the cost being the house.

    Brilliant way of looking at things man. Lolz.
  12. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    You cannot really play GTA V on the mobile notebooks with the pcie SSDs anyway, ergo the stuff isn't really related.
    Imagine how much you pay for 32GB when upgrading to a 64GB iphone not that you can run GTA V even on low on it.
    Sure flash costs like 10$ for 32GB but that never stopped anybody from chargin more than 10 times that for the difference.
  13. shaunp macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2010
    8 DVD's indeed. A friend of mine bought it and complained about the install time. I asked him why he didn't just get it off steam and let it download overnight as his broadband is unlimited. This was followed by a 'Doh!' and the sound of him slapping his forehead.
  14. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    To be fair, all you have to do is login to the Rockstar website, enter your code and DL it in the same manner. It's patching itself so nbd.. but funny regardless.
  15. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    GTA V is only $20 in China [on Steam]; I found this so unbelievable (because I'm used to buying crippled China-only software that's really cheap), that I logged into my US account to buy it at the regular price.

    Then I found out the two versions are just one and the same, just to get people in China to actually buy games (instead of pirating it), they made it much cheaper... :mad:

    Anyways you can run the game off a regular HDD.

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