It will be 50GB on PC and Xbox One.
In this day and age, you can’t rely on physical copies to bail you out of saving you precious disc real estate. Physical games also install on your hard drive, and then you have patches and updates. However, you can at least look at buying a physical copy to avoid having to download really large games from the internet and using up all your bandwidth.
Unless the game in question is The Division 2, especially on the PS4, in which case you’re out of luck either way. That’s because The Division 2 will have a 90 GB day one update for the PS4 version, Ubisoft announced today, including for physical copies. This means that no matter what, you will be downloading 90 GB of data to play The Division 2.
The update can’t be deferred indefinitely either, given that The Division 2 is in fact an online game. Given how the PS4’s file system works, this means that you will have to clear almost 150 GB of hard disc space on your system just to be able to install the game—which, for those of us who are still on the launch 500 GB hard drives, is going to be hell.
Xbox One and PC versions get off better here, where “better” means that their updates are only about 50GB in size. But when we are celebrating an update being the file size equivalent of three The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wilds, you know we’ve kind of gone too far now.