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How long do full PS3 games generally take to download?

#11Frasier_Crane(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2012 4:26:15 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2102545688.png

That's with the rdr download on pause. Also some of you are saying like 18 hours, but the rate that it's going seem more like it's be 80-90 hours. It's a little faster than 1% per hour, but not much.

The real question is how am I suppose to fix this problem?
#12poopninjamvc3mkPosted 8/5/2012 4:34:06 AM
Get better internet if you can.
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#13Frasier_Crane(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2012 4:38:28 AM
poopninjamvc3mk posted...
Get better internet if you can.


How does one go about doing this?
#14EroyumePosted 8/5/2012 4:45:41 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2102545688.png

That's with the rdr download on pause.

Still quite poor. Infrastructure in the US is in a really sad state right now, and that speedtest perfectly illustrates it. Hopefully Google's Gigabit service forces competitors to step things up.

The real question is how am I suppose to fix this problem?

Even with that low of a speed, it shouldn't take you 4 days. If your PS3 is connected wirelessly, it could be due to a poor signal. You could try hardwiring. Or you might have other internet-enabled devices in the home that are eating up bandwidth.
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#15Frasier_Crane(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2012 5:53:56 AM
Couple of questions.

There are like 4 laptops, 3 iphones, an ipad and a web TV all connect to the same wifi as my ps3. If I turned them all off, how much of a difference might that make?

Other question, if I was to play a game on my PS3 while it downloaded, would that slow down the download speed?
#16ThamauturgePosted 8/5/2012 6:35:12 AM
I would never buy a PS3 game online unless it is the only option, and this is the reason. I feel your pain TC.
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#17killakPosted 8/5/2012 6:39:02 AM
if you have other devices connected, and they're using the internet at all (even scanning for updates), they're going to suck your bandwidth.

Turn them all off, then re-run your speed test.
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#18Frasier_Crane(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2012 7:55:49 AM
killak posted...
if you have other devices connected, and they're using the internet at all (even scanning for updates), they're going to suck your bandwidth.

Turn them all off, then re-run your speed test.


Do you have to turn them off, or is turning of there wifi sufficient?

Also does anyone know if playing a game on the PS3 slows down the download rate?
#19mcsmellingtonPosted 8/5/2012 8:21:16 AM
Games take forever to download on my PS3 (and Vita, as well). It's a right pain, a download that would take an hour on my 360 can take 2 or 3 times longer on PS3, and I have no idea why. I'm tempted to cancel my PS Plus subscription to be honest - the free games are nice, but they take so long to download and then update that I just can't be bothered and end up on the 360.

It's at the point where I don't bother using the PS3 because everything is so damn slow. Even with disc based games I've got to do countless updates before I can even get to the start screen!

Definitely puts me off using the thing, when there's the no fuss option sitting right next to it.
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#20EroyumePosted 8/5/2012 5:34:09 PM
There are like 4 laptops, 3 iphones, an ipad and a web TV all connect to the same wifi as my ps3. If I turned them all off, how much of a difference might that make?

Depends on what they're doing on the network, if anything at all. They could be running updates without your knowledge.

Also, like I stated above, your signal strength could also be an issue. Connecting the PS3 with an ethernet cable might help.

Do you have to turn them off, or is turning of there wifi sufficient?

o_O You only need to shut off their access to Wi-Fi. Without a connection, they can't consume bandwidth.

Also does anyone know if playing a game on the PS3 slows down the download rate?

It shouldn't.

As for what mcsmellington is describing, results can vary. A lot of it is dependent on your location relative to Sony's servers. I max out or come close to maxing out my connection on PSN, but others are not so lucky.
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