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PS3 1.6 Update Details Disappoint

Details of the upcoming 1.6 update have been revealed, and many PS3 users aren't happy. It seems that Sony allows game developers to use all of the console's memory for their games, whereas Microsoft has intelligently reserved 50MB for system use. And this is where the problem lies. Since the PS3 uses all the system's memory for games, background downloading while a game is running is impossible. When you download the 1.6 update for your PS3, background downloads will pause while you play games.

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zonetrooper53710d ago (Edited 3710d ago )

"As Sony allow the full memory to be utilized by games, this makes background downloading impossible as there is no memory spare to conduct the process."

That sounds really dumb and stupid if true.

"Details of the upcoming 1.6 update have been revealed, and many PS3 users aren't happy. It seems that Sony allows game developers to use all of the console's memory for their games, whereas Microsoft has intelligently reserved 50MB for system use. And this is where the problem lies. Since the PS3 uses all the system's memory for games, background downloading while a game is running is impossible. When you download the 1.6 update for your PS3, background downloads will pause while you play games."

DJ3710d ago

So PS3 devs get more RAM to work with than 360 devs, and yet that's a bad thing? We already know that you'll be able to use XMB functions while downloading (music, video, internet), so no gripes with that.

Only certain 360 titles allow for background downloading while they run (they pause the download, and let you resume later after you're done playing).

TheMART3710d ago

Stop the twisting DJ

"Since the PS3 uses all the system's memory for games, background downloading while a game is running is impossible. When you download the 1.6 update for your PS3, background downloads will pause while you play games.

The Xbox 360 has a smarter system which will only pause downloads if an online game begins. This is to allow all your internet bandwidth to be used for the online game, which is a good idea.

Hopefully Sony will figure out a way to allow for background downloads on the same level as the Xbox 360. But until then, those wishing to download content on their PS3 and play games at the same time will be left wanting."

As long as I don't play online, the 360 has downloading in the background. When you go online, the download pauses. It's not 'letting' you to resume after you are done playing online, it picks it up automatically again without any actions to take.

And don't even start on the memory. That's the main bottleneck for the PS3.

weekapaugh3710d ago

when i'm playing Gears, single player and not online, the background downloads pause. unless there is some other other setting i'm not aware of.

dantesparda3709d ago

For once i agree with Mart, sh!t, Mart try not to make me do that again. Yuck, i feel dirty now, LOL!

AudioRage3710d ago

all xbox360 titles allow background downloading, obviously if your playin on live they stop to provide optimum connection.

FirstknighT3710d ago

What a mess. The ps3 just wasn't ready.

techie3710d ago

Rumour. We'll see aye?

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