How is the speed of your downloads? (Game downloads)

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#1 Posted by k41m (723 posts) -

Mine are extremely fast! It's great I'm downloading 5 GB in about 12 minutes but I googled it and it seems like a lot of people are getting really slow download speeds. Wonder what the difference is between me and them.

Is anybody else getting really fast D/L speed?

#2 Edited by GTR12 (9060 posts) -

TC, you didn't mention anything, Is it PS3/4? What downloads (game/video/audio)? Location? ISP?

#4 Edited by kitty (114485 posts) -

On the ps3 they are terrible. I can download 1 gig a minute with my internet connection. Yet it takes like 30 mins on the ps3.

I download games over 21 MB/s on my computer, yet the ps3 on gets 1MB/s or maybe 2.

This is my speed at the lowest peak. (which that image can be found in my profile)

#5 Posted by SoNin360 (5279 posts) -

Something like 20 mins/GB on my PS3 and probably around that for my Vita. My connection isn't horrible, but I'm not on fiber optics obviously. I get something like 15 mbps download when testing my connection on my computer. I'm not sure how fast a GB of data is supposed to download with that type of speed, though.

#6 Edited by kitty (114485 posts) -

@SoNin360 said:

Something like 20 mins/GB on my PS3 and probably around that for my Vita. My connection isn't horrible, but I'm not on fiber optics obviously. I get something like 15 mbps download when testing my connection on my computer. I'm not sure how fast a GB of data is supposed to download with that type of speed, though.

Not sure if this also applies for the upload, but you divide the result you get from speedtest for the download, by 8. But in order to find out what your max download speed is, you'll have to try different servers. The local ones around me don't give anything near what I get in the picture I posted above. So thats why I use the one I do.

#7 Posted by SoNin360 (5279 posts) -

@SoNin360 said:

Something like 20 mins/GB on my PS3 and probably around that for my Vita. My connection isn't horrible, but I'm not on fiber optics obviously. I get something like 15 mbps download when testing my connection on my computer. I'm not sure how fast a GB of data is supposed to download with that type of speed, though.

Not sure if this also applies for the upload, but you divide the result you get from speedtest for the download, by 8. But in order to find out what your max download speed is, you'll have to try different servers. The local ones around me don't give anything near what I get in the picture I posted above. So thats why I use the one I do.

I see. So for me I should be able to download something at about 2 MB/s, meaning a 1GB file should ideally take about 10 minutes at most? I don't really download large files aside from games on my PS3 and Vita, so I don't have a full idea of how fast it can be. But I guess it's good enough, would be nice if it was faster but I don't think there are many, if any, better options here.

#8 Posted by Star650 (4569 posts) -

the internet in my country is terrible I downloaded the The Last Of Us : Left Behind and it took for it to download 14 hours. which is the fastest download out of the other games I downloaded which are full games that are over 5GB.

Oh how I long for the internet in my country to be improved.

#9 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite for the PC took something like 3-4 hours (probably closer to 4 hours) from download until I was adjusting settings in the game menu. The game folder size is 16.9gb.

You guys could do the math.

#10 Edited by ButDuuude (415 posts) -

I downloaded Infamous: Second Son in about 10-12 minutes..very fast.

#12 Edited by BH14 (1661 posts) -

Test your speed.

My PS3 with Optimum is 12 mb/s download.... 2.7 mb/s upload....(Wireless).

Wired?.... it jumps to 15 mb/s download and 3.0 mb/s upload. Basic package!

If I pay $5 more a month with optimum, I can get 50 mb/s download and 25 mb/s upload. There is also Optimum Ultra 101 option and that gets you 101 mb/s download.

#14 Posted by Randolph (10426 posts) -

Calm down, guys.

#15 Posted by dethtrain (384 posts) -

On the ps3 they are terrible. I can download 1 gig a minute with my internet connection. Yet it takes like 30 mins on the ps3.

I download games over 21 MB/s on my computer, yet the ps3 on gets 1MB/s or maybe 2.

This is my speed at the lowest peak. (which that image can be found in my profile)

My god I thought it was me. On my PC I get about 2 MBPS for game downloads. On my PS3 it seems to take forever to download those 400 mb PS1 games. WTF?

#16 Posted by mariokart64fan (19348 posts) -

it aint you , mine takes for ever to , dispite it only taking minutes on pc , wiiu or xbox360

#17 Posted by RiKanKiDD (1058 posts) -

My Downloads are very fast! Love Ps4

#18 Edited by BH14 (1661 posts) -

With all the net neutrality stuff happening, it seems like downloads take a little bit longer. Now, I think Optimum wants to force people pay more for a more expensive, faster internet package. 3 different internet tier packages? I don't download much and I don't mind to wait so the basic internet is fine for me.

#19 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69738 posts) -

mine are pretty good on the PS4

#20 Posted by BattleSpectre (5953 posts) -

On my Xbox One not so great, on my PS4 it's a lot more acceptable. I don't have the greatest internet in the world, but it does it's job.

#21 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

I forgot to mention that I downloaded the Steam Bioshock Infinite (16.9Gb installed) using WiFi N. If I used a wired connection, it'd be done sooner.

#22 Posted by lensflare15 (6174 posts) -

I don't have any next gen consoles yet, but on my PS3 the download speeds are tolerable (they usually don't take any longer than a few hours for the average indie game off of PSN). Not sure about the exact measurements of it though.