idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I can't agree, because I literally never once saw the installation requirement even mentioned as a con, precisely because it always meant faster load times.
PS3 Forced Installs
DMC4 Has Forced Installs?
GTA 4 PS3 vs 360
20-min PS3 installations to become the norm?
Yes, these are all opinion pieces, but that's what we are talking about, people listing cons between the consoles. As you can see early on the forced installation of games on the PS3 was viewed as a con by many people.
Just showing the console mentality here at the beginning of the generation. Installation was a forced hand that ended up being a useful and acceptable idea, and yes, new generations of both Sony and Microsoft should and will have it. But the reasons the 360 didn't come with it originally were because of the differences in console and PC gamers, practices, culture, etc.