Despite ongoing reports of abnormally slow downloads from the PlayStation Store, Sony says the issue is most likely isolated to low bandwidth areas.
Since the PS3 has been released in Europe, i never, i say NEVER, had any slow downloads! o_O Not like with my Xbox360 where a download needs 2days..
plz stop the bs...unless u using ADSL or sumthing
Maybe you have ADSL, a perfect combination for your Matchbox 360.
it super fast. My friend has comcast and it also goes so slow downloading form the PS Store.
Although, I used to get logged of PSN for no reason. I know somebody suggested to change ports, but I kept it the same. Now I don't seem to get logged out. Also, it's download faster on PSN than my PC imo, since I don't download Gigabytes of data on my PC :).
Downloads are fast for me. 30 minutes for 2 gb.
I, like Sony, was unaware of slow download speeds.
I can download and install the firmware updates in just 4 or 5 minutes. PSN content is fast as well.
Really, it's slow, as far as I know, PSN goes at the max download speed.
I use comcast 16mbs and its still relatively slow. I used to have aol broadband at 1.5mbps and the difference and instead of it being like 10times faster its only like 2x faster. Its annoying cus i paid extra for faster online just for psn
I'd say it's slower than my connection normally is. One thing is super slow. The thumbnail images in the shop, still takes forever to load. The same goes for signing in.
Wait, what? It's slow? Maybe it's just some peoples horrible connection speed.
Hey, whats wrong with dial up?
It's not Sony, it's peoples connections.
I download at 1.2MB / sec from the PSN. Works great for me.
My downloads on Live and PSN are comparable, both run wireless, both use the same IP and are in the DMZ. Firmware updates are the only thing I really have problems with as I usually grab them as soon as they're released.
Disagrees? Sorry, the downloads are not comparable, both are hardwired, both have different IP addresses and neither is in the DMZ. I have no trouble with firmware updates as I grab them a few days later? That better?
Bubble for you just in case someone took one down. I guess the only reason why firmware takes a while is because usually everyone download them around the same time.
but it's all in the connection and bandwith your ISP provides with that being said some people need to gett a better broaband connection from better ISP... time warner, Roadrunner, ATT.. Those guys rock
I have no issues downloading PSN or firmware updates. I also have not issues downloading from Xbox live. If you ISP connection sucks...you will have issues. I am hooked up wireless to a Dlink 802.N router. My PS3 is in the DMZ.
well, lucky you.
I, too, have the same speed for both consoles, both wireless, really good speed. It's all about your connections.
...you seem to think the sun shines out your a$$ cause you have a good broadband connection however, where are the servers located for each country/region for downloading PSN content from? I live in New Zealand and I don't believe we have dedicated servers in our neck of the woods so we are reliant on international pipelines for downloading. Sometimes they are good other times not so good. Sony, just like MS don't treat all countries and regions and equals so there will be some who will experience crap download times regardless of how good their local broadband connection speeds are.
It sounds like the only guy having this problem is the writer of this article? So he has to go and rant about it to the fu***n world? Then blame Sony? P.S. Theyre asian they get 63mb/s they wouldn't know slow either way.
The last few weeks have been really slow for me and I have a good connection. Usually download at a little over a mb a second but now it is much slower. I would guess 250 kb/s at the most. It sucks.
I have the exact same problem. Ps3 is much slower for me. But, I don't download a lot of stuff anyways.
BS!!! I believe they must cap their speed or use some sort of throttling system!! The download speeds are horrible i have a 6 mbps cable modem connection and I cant even download SD streams and watch movies that I rent from the PSN store.I always get Buffering etc.. And downloads are very up and down the speed is never constant!!!! They need to figure out what wrong here and fix it im willing to pay for it if it was always fast!!!???
What are you talking about? Speeds are really good with my connections.
It's always slow for me, I don't think it's my connection because on xbox live my downloads are much faster. It really bums me out because I prefer my PS3.
or per Megabyte? Because PSN content is usually a lot bigger. Also, if you're using wireless, make sure you're using WEP or WPA protection for your PS3 wireless as that Will make it download faster.
Mine is really slow. Speeds up if i download stuff through the night though.
I have a lowly 8 meg connection in the UK and my download speeds from the PSN are pretty good I'd say. It used to be incredibly slow when getting some of the early firmware updates and patches for games like Resistence but over the months I've noticed it actually get a lot better. Just my personal experience, I can't compare it to XBL as I'm not a 360 owner but I'm certainly not displeased with the performace of the PSN when it comes to downloading from it other than that I can only download 1 file at a time, speed is fine imo.
You can queue up downloads, though. Plus, I'd prefer to download 1 thing at a time rather than have 4 things at 90% and unable to play/watch them. You can always pause one download and start the other one first.
The 360 only lets you download 1 file at a time as well.
I have 12mb internet and it takes forever to download stuff on my ps3 but my 360 is faster download speeds anyone know how to fix it?
i find people who feel the need to put "im not a fanboy" before everything insecure
wait so which is it first he says he has a 15mbps download speed then he changes it to 32mbps.....i think i see something wrong
im fine with anything 600mb or under it's those huge 1gb+ demo's that really start taking up a lot of time i seriously doubt there's any issue with Sony's servers though.... my connection is just kinda crappy
if there are a few houses in the area that are using the same wireless channel you'll get a lot of collisions (most routers come out of the factory with the same channel and no one ever changes it). log onto your router and change the channel... it *might* improve things.
no problem here for any service..Live, PSN or PC, but we do have cable and all the devices are wired. there are way to many people with cheap/slow DSL packages running wireless devices...thats the big problem, especially when they try to host a game
It's about time somebody brought this up, I've complaining about since I bought my PS3. It is slow as hell, and it has nothing to do with my ISP, I have Time Warner cable. I have no problems downloading from 360 or Wii, but PS3 is slllloooooowwwwww!!!! I'm not bashing PS3 I'm just simply admitting that the PSN network definitely has problems.
I have Verizon Fios Right now. So far, my largest download which was about 1.6mb or 1gig I guess? took about 15 minutes or so. It probably is everyone's connection, because when I started out with just a modem, it took forever, upgraded to fios, and it was fast as all hell. I hate being restricted to the Open Zone :(
Verizon Fios? 1gig 15 minute? no way the psn must be slow..with fios 20Mbps shouldnt take that long... hell am usin crap roadrunning dont even take me that long to download 1gb off xbl
But I could be under/overestimating the time. All I know is, it's fast. @Jack Also, with a normal verizon dsl modem, it would take me about 2 hours to download something that large. So Yes 15 minutes is fast for me :)
I got a 1.5Mbps connection here in the states, and it's slow a molasses. So stop complaining. EDIT: By the way thats actually their fast service.
Many people fail to realize that too many machines connected to 1 internet connection slows down bandwidth. Like if you are on your ps3 and you're trying to grab something off some p2p network like bitorrent or sharaeza on a pc connected to the same broadband, then yeah, your speeds for downloading are going to slow down. I understand that yeah most people have broadband. But even broadband connections being shared drops speed. And if people in your neighborhood have wireless items like psp then yeah, they can be latching onto your signal thereby taking even more bandwidth speed Personally, I have time warner cable. And I never had any issue with my download speeds on the ps3
I also think it's up to the individual connections. I have downloaded a lot of things from the store and a 2 hour movie took about 10 min. Games take no time at all unless I am downloading them at the same time as everyone else. At 1 point I downloaded 1 movie 2 TV episodes and a couple game demos as well as games and it took maybe a 30 min for it all to be done.
10/1 cable here that never lets me down PSN downloads are always slow and painful for me.
I have a 20MB down connection with Verizon FiOS. I used to get like 1-2% done every second with a 700MB demo for example. But i have to say it HAS been a bit slow lately...not my connection either...
My PS3 connection speed is pretty good........I am using a wired connection....even when I used a wireless connection never had issues(reason I am using a wired connection It makes no sense to play online with a wireless connection and Comcast does some funky things to your router I had to reset my router everyday when I went wireless every single day............Comcast sucks @$$) Never had any issues....with downloading anything only time my download speed slow's down is when I am downloading things from a torrentfive or Releaselog.net...and it has to be multiple downloads Now I download(wired connection) Semi-Pro for 360 480p and BlackHawk Down for PSN at the same time...I was able to watch Blackhawk down while it downloaded...when it was finished...Semi-Pro was still downloading...
I agree with aesmith, i have problems downloading things on my ps3 but i dont with the 360. I switch back and forth between wired and wireless connections.
Wish i had Verizon Fios.. i almost always have problems downloading things on the ps3.
I use the same wired connection for my PS3 and my 360. I just change the cable to which console I'm using. My PS3 takes about 40% longer to down load a demo of the same size as the 360!
Last thing I got was Pur Demo late last week, didn't seem slower then usual to me,
I can download content on XBL alot quicker than I have ever done on PSN, pretty sure its not my connection being slow as I got a 20mb connection.
Why do people stop to think about this stuff? Still even if it WAS a problem it wouldn't be as worse as the whole console overheating.
demos download at the same speed on my PS3 and 360 takes about 5 minutes to download 1gb for me i have the fastest fios internet verizon offers for $54.99 a month only reason why it seems faster on 360 because it doesnt have installs also both systems are in DMZ
my downloads are pretty quick..
I have a 16mb service plan from Comcast = zero speed issues. My ping is 64 on Warhawk and I am able to host 28 player games without lag. My DL speeds are amazing as I can get a 1 gb file from the PSN in no more than 15 min and usually 11 to 12. The speed issue is with your I.P. and area.
Download speeds are slow for me. Takes me over an hour to download a Gig.
I have a 10Mb coonection modem from rogers torrents xbox downloads fast ps3 takes a very long time to download and im in Toronto, Canada no excuse Sony my wii hmm i think its still in the box i will give it a shot later
It goes slow for me sometimes, like when i was downloading the socom conf beta. at first it was blazing and would of been done in about 30 mins. And then it starting crawling and took over an hour and a half. I use comcast and my speed is usually around 40-50 mb for dl and 2mb ul.
Nothing wrong with my downloads.
I stopped at "sony unaware"... DUH! LOL
umm yeah i noticed....that's why i pay 4 dollars a month for live.
I've gotten 300MB files in under 5min! I downloaded Qore in like 10 minutes. To be honest I have seen some of my friends download very slowly but it has always been fast for me. I guess it is just related to low bandwidth areas.
Wait B3yond haha just kidding sony has the best console on the market blu ray, SOCOM, Killzone 2 etc.
I have had a few downloads that where reasonably fast the new Motorstorm demo came down really reasonable. And sometime the other downloads are just as fast as the 360. But more times than not it has been very slow on average all the firmwares have taken around 40 minutes for me. My connection is a 3MB DSL and I know there are faster connections but I suspect I am may be getting only around 50Kb/sec download when its acting up(guessing based on PC download times).
yeah right, and Microsoft wasn't aware of any xbox 360 being bad... Come out... we know it's Free but Don't lie to us
People are complaining about the slow icons, but I've found a strange solution ;D If you press square (to change the layout into a list) the pictures load 2-3 times faster, and you can just scroll down the list till they all appear. Then, press square again, and all the pictures will be loaded. Strange, huh?