Kotaku - Installing games on Xbox One takes way too long (PS4 comparison)

#1MilesTeg420Posted 11/27/2013 11:23:30 AM

We tested six multiplatform games on both consoles and every time, the PS4 was under a minute while the Xbox One install was several minutes long and required downloading an update before beginning the installation. When you include downloading those updates for each Xbox One game that happen in the background on PS4, the install times can get as high as fifteen minutes before you can even launch the game.

Assassin's Creed IV:
Xbox One (offline, no update): 5 minutes 50 seconds
Xbox One (with update, fastest connection): 7 minutes 2 seconds
Xbox One (with update, 10Mbps connection): 10 minutes 32 seconds
PS4: 42 seconds

The rest of these were tested on our office Wi-Fi which is around 9-11Mbps. It may have been faster on a wired connection, but you can compare your own connection speed here. These are our results:

Need For Speed Rivals:
XBO: 09:25 (including update)
PS4: 00:32

Just Dance 2014:
XBO: 08:48 (including update)
PS4: 00:45

NBA Live 14:
XBO: 16:26 (including update)
PS4: 00:35

FIFA 14:
XBO: 16:06 (including update)
PS4: 00:34

Madden 25:
XBO: 9:38 (including update)
PS4: 00:38
#2DFMan456Posted 11/27/2013 11:29:49 AM
Da clowd!
#3Skynet82997Posted 11/27/2013 11:30:51 AM
Ok then - another win for you.

You should be very pleased.....
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#4MRL3G3NDPosted 11/27/2013 11:34:27 AM
I thought that was strange... I mean the first thing you want to do when you get a game is play it. Not wait 10-15mins.

Some games played it off, so I guess it's up to the devs on how to handle that.

NBA2k14 had me play a 6min-4 quarter game... when it booted up (Heat vs Spurs). They timed it perfect, 2minutes left in the 4th, the commentary kicked in, and it was done.

Forza 5 had me do an initial race...with some commentary by the blah blah guy

I hope they get better because it is a pain
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#5CyborgTwentyPosted 11/27/2013 11:42:20 AM
PS4 mostly only take 1 minute or less.
#6qbertz716Posted 11/27/2013 11:43:59 AM
Xbone owners are gonna have to watch their calories from all the snack breaks.
#7Stouffer1Posted 11/27/2013 11:44:14 AM
I don't get the comparison?? Why compare a wifi download against a straight install?? Seems like a stupid way to check them both.
#8Syi_2010Posted 11/27/2013 11:44:58 AM
install times are significantly quicker on ps4 no doubt. There is no arguement around it.
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#9BassnaPosted 11/27/2013 11:49:54 AM
It's odd that it takes so much longer. Is this something that maybe they can/will change or fix in a patch later on?
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#10bob15xPosted 11/27/2013 11:50:36 AM
duh because ps4 isn't installing the whole game, they already said its just a cache.

anyone that thinks 30 gig can install in 30 secs needs their head checked