Why does it take longer to download games on the Xbox One than the PlayStation 4 and Steam? Danny, Chris and Andy talk about their experiences on all three platforms.
It's pretty amazing how much better PSN is now.
its alot better but i still dont get my max speed of 152mb download. all ports forward etc and top range router and i have to pause and unpause a few times to get it downloading really fast. pc and xbox 360 is rapid though.
The 360 was great for download speeds, much better than the PS3. It's kind of strange that the Xbox One has all these download and install problems considering they were trying to push a digital future with an always online console. Having to wait over night is unacceptable, I can download Last Of Us which is 50GB in a few hours.
@transistor. Unacceptable?!?! Just be thankful that your internet is better than most, the max internet I can get is 4mbs, and some places don't even have internet.
"the max internet I can get is 4mbs" That sucks, but that is not the situation I and many others are in. So for us, that's not good at all. Not to mention the target audience for the original Xbox One is NA, which doesn't have a problem with slow download speeds.
@transistor Having to wait overnight??? LOL dude something is wrong with your connection if it takes you all night to download and install a game. I have tons of games and I don't recall any of them making me wait overnight.
@ ThatOneRiggaNob Did you watch the video or actually read my comment? Are you trying to have a conversation with me? Because it would be nice if you had some insight into what is going on before pursing that.
Makes sense seeing how XBL does have allot going on in the background constantly. Monthly updates bring new updates or fixes. MS releases things in Tiers. Preview program first then public once they've finally fixed everything. Though I've personally haven't experience download speeds that take a day to download, I think its time for MS to speed up things under the hood now. Download speeds, loading apps, games things in general.
20 disagrees for my psn being slower than my kids xbox 360 to download lol. i best lock my windows .
This is not surprising that its twice as fast as Xbox live, when it comes to downloading content. Sad thing is MS was trying to go all digital....smh.
Downloading is not the problem. Its the install that takes a while.
Have you taken a look at two NIC cards? The PS4 NIC card is several years older than the X1 NIC card. I have zero Issue downloading on my X1 (install is a different story) but as we go forward the PS4 will start to experience DL issues.
That's like saying saints row is better Than Gta Lol noway in the world dude
My PS download speeds are pathetic compared to what i hit on Steam... I barely hit 30mb/s on my ps4 when i'm getting 150 ( or 18+ MB/s or w/e it is) on steam. No idea why.
So amazing yet it cant do basic features like change your name or appear offline lol
I think a lot of the PSN being slow issues were actually a problem with the PS3 hardware. Since getting the PS4, the speed difference was very noticeable, and almost no lag, and PSN is still kind of laggy on PS3, although downloads are faster than they used to be.
It's actually because PSN compresses the file size of the downloadable file then installs the game after downloading it, Xbox One installs the game at the same time as it downloads the game, so the download file size doesn't get compressed, that's why it takes so long... MS should really get this updated. Get with the times MS.
Digital downloads and physical installs are not compressed on the PS4. DD's are installed within a second. Ever heard of PlayGo?
While downloading tomb raider for my ps4 it said (in the notifications tab) it was only 5gb in size but when browsing in the store or managing storage it shows the game takes 20gb of space. Why is this? if the game isn't compressed and then extracted once downloaded? I wasn't saying physical installs were compressed, was referring to downloading a game from PSN.
@BecauseImBatman that 5gb is the minimum you need to START the game, maybe play the beginning or something, while the rest of the game downloads. same happen to me on battlefield 4 and injustice, with just 7gb i could start playing but now everything was available on the go
@BecauseImBatman That's PlayGo. "PlayGo (by using a secondary custom chip) allows immediate start of supported games, with only the need of the first chunk of game data. The following chunks are downloaded/installed independant of the mainprocessor and relinked/copied when complete." http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps...
Okay then thanks for clearing that up... seeings as it doesn't tell you the progress of the whole download I was led to believe that was the whole download and the game was originally compressed then extracted upon finishing the download. Like an Install file on PC.
That confused me at first, too, Batman. I HATE that it doesn't just show you the full download progress. It's needlessly confusing.
Its shows your download progress in the notifications. And then in downloads.
What? My ps4 downloads way slower than my xbox one and for some reason when i speed check it only shows half my speed on it. Switching to googles d.n.s did speed it up a bit tho. It used to be worse.
Your imaginary PS4*
If you said anything different I would have been shocked.
Only takes a quick second to look at comment history.
Funny I had the exact opposite experience for downloads and installs. Downloads are ridiculous on Xbox One. Installs are even worse.
It depends on the day. Some days my PS4 downloads faster and some days Xbox One downloads faster.
My xb1 gets my full internet speed(50mbps), my ps4 only get's like 20 unless I play with my router settings.
Is your PS4 WiFi or Ethernet? I consistently get 50+ on my PS4 (Ethernet-Verizon Fios East Coast USA).
Can't comment on PS4 as I don't own one but I find Steam downloads faster than XBL. To be fair Steam can also be slow, especially during sales.
I have the same experience with PS4 and Steam. While PS4 downloads faster than 3, Steam is still noticeably faster for me.
Steam is faster than both. I can actually hit my cap on Steam.
I agree Steam is Faster than my PS4. The PSN will sometimes have moments where thee download slows. If I'm paying attention I can pause it then restart immediately and it picks back up. This rarely happens on Steam.
Yes I do the same and it does help if I happen to be there waiting.
Fully digital on both my Xbox One and PS4. Have never had a problem downloading or installing a game on my Xbox One. Both have their days when they are fast or slow. Another BS video from Gamespot but who even goes to their site anymore. LMAO
Cant comment on the PS4 but I find the Xbox one blazingly fast, and much faster than the Xbox 360 and they both sit next to each other.
Never personally had slow downloads on Xbox One, I do have 150mb with virgin though. There's a massive percentage in UK now covered by high speed broadband, a lot of people are just tight and have a crappy service provider and expect miracles.
For me personally Xbox Live is much faster then PSN. I have a dual band router and my Xbox One can jump on the 5 GHz band and download items really quickly while the PS4 doesn't have a very good wifi card and can only jump on to the 2.4 GHz band. My PS4 is also literally about six inches from my router whereas my Xbox One is 6-7 feet away.
If your consoles are so close to that router, why not just plug them in. If you are short on ports, get a switch to plug into the router (not another router, just a switch) and plug them both in.
6" away and you're using WiFi? Please explain
Runs about the same as both to me – which is to say it entirely depends on your internet connection than the service itself.
I mean.. I got rid of my psn because of the ridiculous inconsistency with PSN. I haven't had any troubles with my One so far.. I would say Xbox is a better than PSN and I would assume Steam is greater than both. I'll be back on PS when that uncharted comes out.. or when I can buy someone's for cheap lol
No online is consistently faster. Too many conditions to work around.
Installs are slow but downloads are as fast as my internet 25mbp, which is slow for 30+gb download lol.
It only goes slow when I'm playing a game online while I'm downloading. I rarely have this problem because I do most my downloads when I go to bed for the night or while out from smartglass. I'm just happy all the system updates happen automatically and in the background. Usually over night which is very convenient.
It takes about the same amount of time for downloads on both consoles for me, I just preloaded witcher 3 on xb1 took 35 mins for 30.4gigs
Too many variables for a real comparison, margin of error is too high.
No it's faster than psn but slower than steam
XB1 download/install speed sucks in comparison to Steam or Origin for me. There is no excuse for it.
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