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PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 15:18:58 Reply

Now, I'm an owner of all 3 current-gen consoles, I love all of them. But there's something that really annoys me about PS3s......DOWNLOADING.

First you have to download for an hour, then update your game for ANOTHER hour, then install the download you JUST DOWNLOADED which USUALLY doesnt take long. And then you can get all kinds of errors during downloads which make you have to waste YET ANOTHER hour. WHAT is Sony thinking?!

This is why I tend to stick with my 360 for online crap. You download once for about 20 minutes, update game for 5 seconds, and play. None of this bullshit.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 15:24:21 Reply

I don't have a problem with mine. Sure downloading games and packs can take long but it's not too bad. And the updates and stuff, either your connection sucks, or your PS3 is fucked up cause mine is ok.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 15:25:12 Reply

Oh god, yes. PS3 is atrociously bad when it comes to updates. I don't know if their servers are shit, or if they have larger updates files than the 360, but patching a PS3 game or the console itself takes forever, when the 360 only takes a few minutes.

Anyone remember MGO beta? Yeah.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 15:30:19 Reply

Personally I think the 360 has over all faster download times when it comes to games and updates but some people have no problems with their time on the PS3. I have a very good connection so it doesn't effect me too much. However, the thing that annoys me the most is that after downloading a game you have to install it. I hate that. The 360 is clean cut. Download and play.

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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 15:57:49 Reply

Downloading takes about an hour for me, but installs are usually under five minutes. No idea why your PS3 installs so slow.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 18:29:14 Reply

downloading a 1gb demo takes me 1 hour and it takes around 2-5 mins to install..My psn connection is as fast as my computer's so i guess its alright..


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 18:46:03 Reply

go to network settings and disable media servers, that speeds things along and stops errors when downloading game updates.

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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 19:45:29 Reply

At 6/16/09 06:29 PM, ratchetrockon wrote: downloading a 1gb demo takes me 1 hour and it takes around 2-5 mins to install..My psn connection is as fast as my computer's so i guess its alright..

Funny.

Took me 15 minutes to download and install Burnout Paradise.

4 GB.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-16 20:06:07 Reply

The only time it was really bothersome was when I first bought the system. It took maybe 30 minutes...?

Updates, Downloads, Purchases are all downloaded in under 5 minutes for me.

Maybe get a better internet connection.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-17 01:05:23 Reply

I remember I had a shitty connection and attempted to download Metal Gear Online. After an hour, it was 11%. Half a year later, after somehow getting a better connection, it finished in little more than an hour. I don't like downloading times either, but once you get a decent connecion going, you feel so releived.


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-17 01:41:52 Reply

It might be your connection. For me, stuff on my 360 download slower than stuff on my PS3. Like for me, a 1 gig demo on the 360 takes an hour or so, but on my PS3, it tkaes 20 minutes or so....


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-17 01:51:34 Reply

At 6/17/09 01:41 AM, ThePhantomGamer wrote: It might be your connection. For me, stuff on my 360 download slower than stuff on my PS3. Like for me, a 1 gig demo on the 360 takes an hour or so, but on my PS3, it tkaes 20 minutes or so....

Hmm, it may take you longer but I'm calling bullshit on taking a hour.

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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-06-19 00:00:22 Reply

yea i have that same problem, and i checked my internet settings, and its 100% good so its really not my fault, and yea all that updating takes forever and with school ending (FINALLY) its gonna be boring as hell for some ppl if they keep this up, also downloading demos takes alot of time too.

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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-08-05 01:49:47 Reply

At 6/17/09 01:51 AM, SlipperyMooseCakes wrote:
At 6/17/09 01:41 AM, ThePhantomGamer wrote: It might be your connection. For me, stuff on my 360 download slower than stuff on my PS3. Like for me, a 1 gig demo on the 360 takes an hour or so, but on my PS3, it tkaes 20 minutes or so....
Hmm, it may take you longer but I'm calling bullshit on taking a hour.

Well, I'm downloading the Madden 10 demo right no on my 360. I started around 1. It's 1:45 right now and the demo is 57% downloaded....


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Response to PS3 download times... 2009-08-05 02:54:19 Reply

this problem isn't consistent tho.

I've never had a slow download time. Nothing ever past 15 minutes and those are the largest 2-3 gig sized files i've tried downloading.

Only people I know that have a really long download time, have a terrible connection (or wireless).