Has anyone directly compared loading times - digital vs disc?

#1Phange 2Posted 1/17/2013 8:07:26 PM
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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#2Beatperson14Posted 1/17/2013 8:18:25 PM
I don't think many people buy a game twice...
#3DiscostewSMPosted 1/17/2013 8:30:54 PM
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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#4miraimikePosted 1/17/2013 8:33:52 PM
Could ask IGN to be useful and run an experiment.
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#5sejan12Posted 1/17/2013 9:22:24 PM
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
#6Beatperson14Posted 1/17/2013 9:26:20 PM
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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#7PendragoonPosted 1/17/2013 10:03:54 PM
Ask Digital Foundry to test it.
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#8MegagunstarmanPosted 1/19/2013 4:41:13 PM
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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#9wingo84Posted 1/19/2013 4:44:27 PM
I have a physical and digital copy of N'land...

Might have a looksee
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#10MegagunstarmanPosted 1/19/2013 4:56:06 PM
wingo84 posted...
I have a physical and digital copy of N'land...

Might have a looksee


Please do.
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