A listing in the official Xbox store might have given fans details on just how much storage space they’ll have to clear up to make room for the upcoming Dragon Ball Sparking Zero’s size requirements.
The game that’s promising to resurrect the dormant fan-favorite Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series received a trailer at The Game Awards that officially revealed its name to be Dragon Ball Sparking Zero. Since then, publisher Bandai has been silent on the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero size requirements and release date, but a new Xbox store listing might have given fans some knowledge of the game’s file size.
Thanks to two shared screenshots, fans can now estimate what the required file size for the upcoming Dragon Ball game may be. The file size may have to do with what engine is powering the new title and what platforms the game is coming out on, as current-gen console games have skyrocketed file sizes compared to those on the previous generation.
How much storage space will Dragon Ball Sparking Zero require?
According to shared screenshots taken from the Xbox store, Dragon Ball Sparking Zero will require over 70GB of storage space to run.
A Twitter user shared a screenshot of the Xbox store showing the file size of the game as 71.6GB. Another user later shared a second screenshot taken from the Xbox store, but the size had been changed to 77.8GB. Since the latter also shared a video backing up their claim, it might be that some extra assets were added to the game which increased the required storage space size requirements.
This file size is more than double that of the largest Dragon Ball game to date, Dragon Ball: Kakarot, which takes up less than 40GB of storage without any DLC installed. This huge increase in required storage space might be because Sparking! Zero is run on Unreal Engine 5, which is known to occupy lots of storage space due to the new Nanite lighting technology and other similar improvements.
What platforms will Dragon Ball Sparking Zero be on?
Dragon Ball Sparking Zero will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
The Xbox and PC releases come as a surprise to many fans as this will be the first Budokai Tenkaichi game to receive an official release on the PC and on an Xbox console, as previous mainline games in the series have been exclusive to the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii. Even the Tenkaichi Tag Team spin-off game was released as a PlayStation Portable exclusive.
While the PlayStation is retaining the upcoming entry in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, the game won’t be getting a Nintendo Switch version. This may be due to the heavy system requirements of the game, which means there’s a chance that a cloud version of Dragon Ball Sparking Zero might be released for the Switch. The game may also get a port for the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 console, as leaks suggest it’ll be more powerful than the current-generation Switch.