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50GB PS4 Games Could Take 50 Hours To Download

Next-gen PS4 titles could take close to 50 hours to download according to broadband site Think Broadband. (PS4)

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GreenRanger  +   860d ago | Well said
And it'll only take a few minutes to walk into GameStop and buy the disc.
Gamingcapacity  +   860d ago
Depends on the connection I have a very average 4/5mbps and is take 20/30mins to download a 1GB.

I would also like to point out that's why we aren't ready for an all digital download gaming envioronment. With MS's old X1 policy, if you wanted to play your game around a friends house you would have to re-download it from your library to the local computer. Even if a game take 30mins to a hour to download, you just wouldn't bother.
PCGamingNoobs  +   860d ago
only people that will do this are people with fast internet connection. i have 100mbps and even i would rather just go and buy a bluray copy.
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Blackdeath_663  +   860d ago
you can play as you download, or atleast that is the solution next-gen has to download speed problems. but i agree you can access your ps4 game downloads on a friends console so if i were to go to a friends house and wanted to play a game i have but he doesn't it would take ages for it to download only to be deleted as soon as i leave a few hours later. i sincerely hope gaikai allows you to stream games you own even if it mean latency and lag as long as its playable its something
PoSTedUP  +   860d ago
with Playgo i'll finish the game before it's even done downloading; creating a time paradox that will allow me to use the remaining undownloaded MB as an entry passageway back through time that i allready experienced to find out that Playgo and the ps4 didnt actually launch yet and... ****, why did i do that -_-...
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Gamingcapacity  +   860d ago
Play as you download is a great feature and one that's nudging us into an all DD future. It will all be DD one day but we are a few years behind.
Army_of_Darkness  +   860d ago
I have a pretty decent connection @ 24mbps but anything over 10gb I'll be purchasing the bluray version.
christrules0041  +   860d ago
Depends on the online infrastructure and how powerful the online infrastructure is. If you have 100gb/s download but only 10gb/s download for the infrastructure you have to take the lowest common denominator. Can't download 100gb per second if the online infrastructure only supports 10gb per second.
Neixus  +   860d ago
if you have 5mbps, it should only take 200 seconds to finish, 1000 : 5 = 200
AlexanderNevermind  +   860d ago
My plan was to get KSF as my 1st digital download as long as it was available day one. 50gb has me slightly rethinking this.

It would take my 25/25 connection up to 4-6 hrs if as we know that we won't be able to utilize the full speed. We will only be able to dl as fast as the PSN allows. That being said at least the new system allows background downloading while you play.
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Gamingcapacity  +   860d ago

Companies measure their connection speed in Mb (megabits) not MB (megabytes). 8 bits make one byte so you would need a 8Mbps connection to download at 1MBps.
abzdine  +   860d ago
something the media is completly forgetting, it's the possibility for Killzone: Shadow Fall for example to download either Single or Multiplayer.

You can also start playing while it's downloading as well, so no problem for me and you can still start playing at the moment you click Download.
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minimur12  +   860d ago
Meanwhile the story takes 13 hours, so by the time you've completed the game - it's still downloading
wsoutlaw87  +   860d ago
I have a good connection so when I do digital download like I did with the last of us I started the download right when it released so when I woke up it was good to go
vigilante_man  +   860d ago
Now we aren't restricted by the XBox DVD then even multi-platform games will be 25-35GB. I have fast 120Mbps with no cap but it would still rely on a good connection to PSN. So not a day 1 purchase as the servers would be flat out busy.

A week or so later would be fine for me but not for a lot of people. I guess Microsoft never really thought out the fully digital way to go thing that much (there's a surprise).

I am looking forward to the faster blu ray drives so I guess you decide which games you think you will play the most on. For great but shorter games with 2-3 replays then its disc only but for long games with engaging multi-player then it could be digital.

But who knows how good a game will be until you get it.

Edit:* Its the price we pay for great visual games on a large scale. We asked for them, now we will get them.
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SilentNegotiator  +   860d ago
Even with the best connection available, it would be less time consuming to go to one of my several local Gamebucks...I mean, Gamestops.
gaffyh  +   860d ago
Stuff are absolute idiots. Sony knows that this is an issue, which is why they've tried to mitigate it by providing other options.

Play as you download, preloading, and providing an option to get a disc version. All of it makes a difference.

Also, 50gb would take a while to download at UK speeds, but not over 2 days.
RyuCloudStrife  +   860d ago
I am wondering WHY IS THIS NEWS???????
callahan09  +   860d ago
50 hours is less than 300 kb/s transfer rate. That's really slow for most of the world's broadband right now. I get a consistent and reliable 1.5 MB/s which would be like 9 hours. But doesn't Sony have it set up so you can start playing while it downloads and it finishes the download as you're playing? That way you don't actually have to wait all that time before you can jump in.
Blackdeath_663  +   860d ago
"That's really slow for most of the world's broadband" i live in london and i would dance in joy if i managed a constant 300 kb/s. when i downloaded my first game of steam it was like being catapulted into the future got around 1 MB/s. i think once PSN improves games won't take as long to download
Caffo01  +   860d ago
"i live in london and i would dance in joy if i managed a constant 300 kb/s"
but you could upgrade to a better broadband, right? not that you should, but i don't believe you struggle to reach 300 kb/s in London..
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   860d ago
PSN is the main problem here.
never gotten a Download higher than 3 megabyte/s on the PSN.
yet i get 12MB/s on steam all the time.
frankly, PSN is slow and old. they need to make it faster and more streamlined.


its on the principle of getting with the times.
sony if behind and if they cant support the speeds i have then they arnt ready for nextgen IMO.

i can download a game in 1 hour or even less at times on steam. yet it takes more like 6 hours for the PS3 to download the same game, the size is even smaller aswell.

unless they arnt fixing this with the PS4 like they have said then i wont get multiplats on the platform at all even with all the exclusive shit they trow at a third party game.
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Rainstorm81  +   860d ago
At madness

Even at 3mb speeds it wouldnt take 50 hours...

Uncharted 3 digital version is 40+ GB and The Last of Us is 20+ GB.....neither of those games took 40 or 20 plus hours to download respectvly and my internet speed is about 15mb/s
Gamingcapacity  +   860d ago
I have about 4/5 Mbps connection which is equal to less than 1MBps :(
Are_The_MaDNess  +   860d ago
you say you have a 15 megabit ocnnection, that would be 1.87MB/s.
if you had a 12MB/s, wouldnt you be mad at Sony for not supporting the speeds you have? when something can take a much,much shorter time than it currently does.
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CocoWolfie  +   860d ago
or you can pre-order online and itll come the day of release, you can even go to the midnight opening for your copy. if not you can order online, with next day delivery for most places, and my bet is itll be cheaper too :p
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fredrikpedersen  +   860d ago
Don't shop at GameStop, though!
MethCupcakes  +   860d ago
skydragoonity  +   860d ago
Its morphing time!
I_am_Batman  +   860d ago
A 50GB game would take me about 75 hours to download. I just recently subscribed to PS+ and I think it's a really great service but It's potential is limited by my internet connection.

Took me about 10 hours to download Far Cry 3. And Dragons Dogma will take almost double the time.
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Irishguy95  +   860d ago
ROugly same speeds for me, Overnight them is what I do. Uncharted took a few days
Bluepowerzz  +   860d ago
I_am_Batman  +   860d ago
This won't work with slow bandwidth though. If it takes longer to download a game than a playthrough it won't work without pre-downloading a big portion of the game.

Also I don't see how it would work with open world games .
hollabox  +   860d ago
Yeah on top of that downloading games to only maybe 400 GBs available to the users the HD will fill up quick downloading games that large. Plus when I'm done with it I can get almost half of my money back trading it in. But I must admit sometimes its hard to wait when I got that midnight itch and can't wait until the store opens up to make my purchase.
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IRON883  +   860d ago
Were getting next gen consoles but I'm sticking to still buying discs
jessupj  +   860d ago
I honestly don't know why so many people complain about the speeds of PSN downloads. I have a 70 mbps cable connection and it seems to work just fine.

I get speeds of 10 MB/s.

I downloaded a 200 mb patch the other day in less than 20 seconds.

Maybe it's because I live in Australia and there's like 2 gamers here and only 1 of them games online.

Having said that I'll still be buying physical copies. Why pay the pathetic price of $110 for a game a can't trade or resell, when I can import the same physical game from the UK for $60 and have to option to pawn it?

There's also the added bonus that the content won't be censored as my stuck in the past nanny state can't grasp the simple idea that adults can choose themselves which games they want to play.

Until prices reflect what I'm losing (the ability to resell) I will never buy online. It's a joke that the PSN price and physical retail price is the same considering they extra money publishers get... An absolute joke.

And another thing. I don't know about other countries (although I hear it's getting worse and worse everywhere), but here I have a 200 GB bandwidth limit for the month. And that's the most expensive residential connection I can get. I buy 1 next gen game and that 1/4 of my usage gone for the month. Internet companies are going to have to stop ripping off their customers before DD really takes off.
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Funnymonkey013  +   860d ago
Agreed yo I would wather just go to GameStop and get KZSF even though I have 9 Mbps download speed.
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ajax17  +   860d ago
Yes. HDD space should be reserved for indie games and PS classics...for the most part.
TAURUS-555  +   860d ago
downloading games like Battlefield, cod and FIFA that come out every year seems to be the right choice but the disc would be the right thing to do when it comes to special games like kill zone.

at least thats what im gonna do
BoriboyShoGUN  +   860d ago
I really wanted to purchase Killzone digital so I could swap between BF4 and KZ easily but these games sizes are scary. 500GB isnt going to last very long especially if playstation is giving free games every month! Decisions Decisions :(
*Also guys im sure the actual ethernet ports allow for more data transfer than last gen if your connection can push it that is,not to mention improved networks so I dont think the downloads will be too bad*
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ATi_Elite  +   860d ago
I'm not downloading 50GB of anything!

Compress that File. Winrar or 7zip FTW!
GamerXD  +   860d ago
Guess what, I'm taking the physical copy. 55 hours of waiting is a pain in the ass. But PlayGo functionality exists, the play-as-you-download stuff, so do we really need to worry? I hope that PlayGo works well. Anyway, prepare your bandwidth and good luck.
newflesh  +   860d ago
PlayGo is basically useless when I found out that you must still download at least 80% of the game. Big deal.
MWong  +   860d ago
I will mainly be picking up retail versions personally. But, I mean is that right? It took me 15 minutes to download & install the 1.7GB BF4 beta yesterday with my slow AT&T connection. So if my math is right it would roughly take me 7.4 hours to download 50GB's. That's not to mention I can remotely tell my PS4 what I want to download via an app while I'm at work.

Stop making a big deal over the small stuff.
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jackanderson1985  +   860d ago
it's a pretty big deal especially consider MS's original push for digital gaming and the likelihood down the line MS/Sony will start pushing digital games more heavily (they already are, especially PS+ and it's instant game collection)
MWong  +   860d ago
Here is why it's not a big deal. Honestly, disc based games wont be going anywhere for at least another 10-12 yrs if not longer. M$ was crazy trying to force that down the throats of gamers. 9 out of 10 Sony thought about it and said no, not a smart business move. Publishers realize not everybody in the world has internet access why try to miss out on the possible revenue.
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jackanderson1985  +   860d ago
it might not be a big deal to you but other people are heavily geared towards an all digital future... hell look at netflix for example back in march they reported they had 33 million users of their online streaming service... also there is a number of online required games like Destiny, Division, Titanfall and those FPSs while they do have a SP they're mainly a MP game... while they'll stick with disc's for now i think the all digital push will hit sooner than most people expect it to especially as some of the major publishers are either launching or have launched their own game platforms for digital gaming ala steam
tidusforeverx2  +   860d ago
United States infrastructure for Internet is nowhere near some of the other countries that have better connections. in Japan for instance even out in the boonies they have extremely good internet connections which we're only going to see once Google Fiber actually goes nationwide.unfortunately this is also going to cause a lot of problems with already existing internet providers considering that Google Fiber is going to be offered in such a steep discounted price and most peoples cable and internet providers are the same group. whether or not this will be good competition a bad competition is yet to be determined. but if anybody doesn't know what google fiber is just go to and look at it it's pretty fast.
LoveOfTheGame  +   860d ago
Gotta love living in KC, loved it when they chose here to start Google Fiber.
FungalPsychosis  +   860d ago
Mind sharing Google Fiber with us? lol
My_Outer_Heaven  +   860d ago
Buy it on Disk instead, problem sorted!
jackanderson1985  +   860d ago
not if you live a good decent from a game retailer and want it day one or even day two
Fishy Fingers  +   860d ago
Take one millionth of that bandwidth and mail order it. Use the other 49.9999999gbs on porn.

It's common sense.
superterabyte  +   860d ago
@fishy fingers 50gb on porn? I see why you're called fishy Fingers!
Ohlmay  +   860d ago
It'll take more than 50 hours, PSN is so slow when it comes to download speeds. I'm sticking to a physical copy for this game.
NoLongerHereCBA  +   860d ago
They said they improved the download speeds, so I guess you just have to wait for confirmation from someone to know whether it is true or not :)

Edit: I believed this was part of the PS4, so not yet noticeable. Not sure how this is possible though, maybe hardware related.
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Ohlmay  +   860d ago
Actions speak louder than words. After GTA V and the digital copy issues with PSN, hard to trust Sony and PSN.
GTgamer  +   860d ago
@ohlmay are u referring to when the game is installed because that was a problem with GTAV not PSN that happened when disc 2 was installed.
callahan09  +   860d ago
50 hours is a rate of under 300 kb/s. If you think PSN downloads are that slow, I don't what to tell you other than maybe it's where you live, or you're just trolling. I get 1.5 MB/s download on PSN and I think that's more limited by my ISP than by PSN.
princejb134  +   860d ago
I don't see how it is slow. I could download a 4gb demo in about 20 minutes on a 10mbps connection
Bluepowerzz  +   860d ago
retard foooocking hell maate download while you play the game remember e3 or feb ps4 reveal ?
Hicken  +   860d ago
Man, quit trollin.

I used to have issues downloading things. Simply put: it was slow. Then I moved, got a faster connection, had no problems. I can tell you from experience- something I'm sure you're very short on- that it's your own connection, rather than something on Sony's side, that would cause such a slow down.

Well, it WOULD be your own connection, but I doubt you've any intention of owning a PS4, and question whether you've got a PS3.
SoulSercher620  +   860d ago
Then you need to upgrade your internet. Plain and simple.
Tiqila  +   860d ago
depending on your connection it could also take 50 years
newflesh  +   860d ago
14,4 kb/s... where's my us robotics dial up modem... oh, damn, i can't use it with psn :(
Fishy Fingers  +   860d ago
Sod that. Someone needs to invent some form of physical media I can exchange for money.
listenkids  +   860d ago
I downloaded 12 gig in a few hours, does this mean I am a wizard?
Fishy Fingers  +   860d ago
No, just a lair.

Are_The_MaDNess  +   860d ago
nope, i can do that if i get someone to upload at that speed to me.
12MB/s is great.
too bad that PSN cant even handle 2MB/s tho.
BLAKHOODe  +   860d ago
My internet isn't the greatest, but I downloaded GTA V, which is nearly 18 GB in 6 hours.. so, it would take most of a day, but no 50 hours to download a 50 GB game.

If that were the case, I would just buy the physical copy anyway.
AusRogo  +   860d ago
Bullshit. Depends how slow your net is.. pretty much what everyone else has said. Im in Aus and don't have the best speeds im in a rural town, and I can download 20gb in like 5 or so hours.
jahfen83  +   860d ago
Don't go digital unless you have decent download speed. Simple.
ninjamonkey1982  +   860d ago
I`am in Northern Ireland and have 120mb with Virgin Media and for sure won`t take 50 hours to download. If i can get 120mb in NI people should not have much issues!!!!!
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LordMaim  +   860d ago
I'm confused as to why they made a point to say PS4 games will take so long, when the Xbone's games will be the same size. Its not as though their version of multi-platform games are going to be somehow magically smaller.
-wub-  +   860d ago
Play while downloading feature ftw.
GmIsOnPt360  +   860d ago
If you can play as you download then why is this is an issue?
newflesh  +   860d ago
You must still download at least 80% of the game
nick309  +   860d ago
Takes me 3hours to download 19 GB. Ill do overnight for huge games , of play while downloading.
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weirdo  +   860d ago
i'm happy to download small indie/digital games, but for the big games i'll be buying the boxed blu-ray versions. i can't justify anything else considering i tether my smartphone for the internet
Dark_Overlord  +   860d ago
Strangely enough I always get my full 20mb on PSN that I pay for :)
pabadamus1  +   860d ago
Well my plan has always been to buy physical copies of all of the large, retail games and download the digital only, free-to-play and smaller indie titles from PSN. I have a 20mbs connection now and I have enjoyed up to 50mbps in the near past and downloading large files has always been a chore from PSN.

Also, let's not forget that 50 gigs is 10% of the default storage and KZSF is only a first gen launch title. I doubt most games will push that 50 gig envelope but I see an average of 20 to 25 gigs being the norm. Safe bet would be to swap the HDD for one with a larger capacity as soon as you get the PS4 home or buy the retail copy of the game.

KZ probably has very little compression if any and is probably a sight to behold.
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Rebo00  +   860d ago
2Mbps is a sloooooooooow.
I'd be hoping most of the world would be on at least 50Mbps by now and as -wub- said, the play whilst downloading will help people with the slower connections.
patsrule316  +   860d ago
For the most part, I plan to buy physical copies of the big games, unless they give me a good reason to buy the digital version instead. Still, my internet connection is somewhere between 40 Mbs and 50 Mbs, so I don't think the download speed will be a major issue. But seriously, what is the incentive to buy the digital version? Will remote play work better on digital games, can we share them (without giving someone our password?) On either system, I just don't see the benefit right now unless there is a significant bargain (with PS+, I know there are nice deals from time-to-time, plus eventually, they will have some full size games as flat out freebies. As a 360 owner, I can say the discounts on the Live side pretty much suck).
DJLIVENYC  +   860d ago
I Get 75Mbs But I Still Rather Have The Blu Ray Disc
pyramidshead  +   860d ago
lol dat flawed digital future. Way too soon. Retail will be around as long as people still have shit internet connections.
Sprud  +   860d ago
Yes, too soon for most of the world. Everyone I know however, me included, up here in a middle sized town in Northern Europe, loathes discs. Stores only have discs for the most popular games now, because they sell so little of them. If it's not GTA or something you'll pretty much have to order online if you want a disc.

That being said, a 50GB download isn't even a 2 hour wait if the speeds are as good as on Steam. Also, download limits per month are unheard of up here.
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thejigisup  +   860d ago
pretty sure with some good traffic on a stormy day we can get it to around 3-4 days!
Goro  +   860d ago
or it could take 5 hours or even 500 hours, it depends on your connection.
For me 50GB would take about 20 hours.
jackdaddy  +   860d ago
Sky fibre 38/10 dl/ul. No concerns as I get super fast downloads on psn, the file size is more concerning. But hey not complaining though, feel sorry for people in bad broadband areas.
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kingxtreme81  +   860d ago
For some, maybe, but not for all of us.

For me the decision to go all digital, at least with PS4 games, is the remote play ability: being able to play PS4 games on my Vita.

Going with discs reduces the freedom of that ability. If I'm away from my PS4 and unable to switch discs I'm limited to that disc and what else is on my HDD. If I go all digital every PS4 game I own will be accessible to me. That's the selling point for me for going all digital.

If not for remote play I would have a more difficult decision to make. Since that ability exists, though, I intend to take full advantage of it by going all digital.
patsrule316  +   860d ago
Before commiting to an all digital library for the sole purpose of remote play, I would suggest making sure it works and works well if you are away from your home and trying to use wi-fi. I believe remote play will work fine in your home over your home network, but I have serious doubts about whether it will work when you are away. I am getting WatchDogs on disc day 1, plus Drive CLub free from PS+. I will try to use both using remote play in my home, and also from my Mother's house on Thanksgiving two weeks later (about 80 miles away, and we both have very good internet connections). Even with good connections, I just expect there to be too much lag for it to work that way, which is on top of the report I saw a few weeks back where the booth people at TGS told a reporter trying remote play that remote play would stop working once you left your house (the reporter did say they seemed like they weren't sure about what they were saying). I hope it works great, but I won't believe it until I see it myself.
Jamaicangmr  +   860d ago
It took me 3 - 3.5hrs to download TLOU so i estimate about 5.5 to 6 to download 50gb. Stuff like this is why i know we aren't ready to go fully digital as yet. Regardless of being able to play as you download. Files are just too big and average bandwidths aren't up to scratch.

Give it another 10 years and lets see.
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