Is 6MBPS high speed broadband sufficient for console gaming?

#1BBQMooseheadPosted 4/22/2014 6:37:15 PM
I ask because im on 15mbps right now but prices are totally overpriced right now and looking to save some money on my monthly bill. So if i can downgrade to 6mbps and itll be good enough to handle online gaming ill do it,

I dont download very much on the computer anyways.
#2OMGWYATTPosted 4/22/2014 6:39:34 PM
I have .375 mbps DSL and it's enough for console and PC gaming, so absolutely.
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#3PorungaPosted 4/22/2014 6:39:50 PM
It should be enough for most things, you may have a tiny bit of a lag issue but nothing too severe. I've been able to game on a 1.5mbps connection before and it worked "okay" so 6mbps should be sufficient.
#4LovecraftiangodPosted 4/22/2014 6:44:12 PM
I can play everything fine on my ps4 with a 5 high connection so you should be fine with six
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#5chex81Posted 4/22/2014 6:59:03 PM
I get roughly 3-5mbps and it's fine
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#6IGGYTONYPosted 4/22/2014 7:04:37 PM
I played live bridged to a pc tethered to a 3g smart phone with two bars of service and hardly had any lag. Gaming is never the issue with slow Internet, it's downloading updates and waiting for stuff to load.
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#7RedFive3Posted 4/22/2014 7:31:04 PM
Its not the download speed that matters, its the upload speed.
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#8ScRuiPosted 4/22/2014 7:34:09 PM
I'm understanding now why people have been complaining about how long downloads take...

... Just don't blame the consoles for it ...
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#9ScRuiPosted 4/22/2014 7:46:05 PM
Sorry for a little off topic in my previous post...

On topic though, I think 6mbps is low... If that's your upload speed, then that's even worse...

Can you game? Yes but will you experience difficulties? Yes... Ex: downloads take forever, uploading videos will be a lifetime, lag (sometimes) multiplayer etc...

Goodluck, hope u don't have any of those problems
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#10Garage_ManPosted 4/22/2014 7:50:20 PM
Ping times! Upload and download are almost irrelevant. It's how fast your stuff can talk to the servers that matter. It doesn't matter if your car can go 200 mph if it takes 30 seconds to get there.