Has anyone directly compared loading times - digital vs disc?

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User Info: Phange_2

Phange_2
4 years ago#1
I've been wondering about this. Seemingly, digital games should load faster than disc. I bought NSMB U and Darksiders II digitally, and DS II still has relatively lengthy load times, though nothing that is really all that unbearable.
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User Info: Beatperson14

Beatperson14
4 years ago#2
I don't think many people buy a game twice...

User Info: DiscostewSM

DiscostewSM
4 years ago#3
I think the average transfer speed of USB 2.0 is a little faster than the specified read speed of the drive. Guess we could at the very least compare "game boot-up" time, with people testing and posting the results of the version they have (physical or digital).
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User Info: miraimike

miraimike
4 years ago#4
Could ask IGN to be useful and run an experiment.
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User Info: sejan12

sejan12
4 years ago#5
IGN? Useful? Not a chance. Their article could be summarized as follows:

Wii U Disk Load Times - Terrible
Wii U Digital Load Times - Terrible
Buy moar PS360s

User Info: Beatperson14

Beatperson14
4 years ago#6
sejan12 posted...
IGN? Useful? Not a chance. Their article could be summarized as follows:

Wii U Disk Load Times - Terrible
Wii U Digital Load Times - Terrible
Buy moar PS360s


Hahaha oh man

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User Info: Pendragoon

Pendragoon
4 years ago#7
Ask Digital Foundry to test it.
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User Info: Megagunstarman

Megagunstarman
4 years ago#8
miraimike posted...
Could ask IGN to be useful and run an experiment.


I asked IGN back when the Wii U launched. They never answered.

But according to this: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=45819568&postcount=753

Load times are faster with the digital download version of MH3U.
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User Info: wingo84

wingo84
4 years ago#9
I have a physical and digital copy of N'land...

Might have a looksee
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User Info: Megagunstarman

Megagunstarman
4 years ago#10
wingo84 posted...
I have a physical and digital copy of N'land...

Might have a looksee


Please do.
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