With PlayStation Now getting detailed at CES 2014, a lot of people are asking a lot of questions about the service, which is scheduled to have a beta this month, with the full rollout in the US this summer. - PSLS
5mb is not bad at all.
You have to remember though the better the connection the better the quality.
So if 5MBps is recommended, I assume this would work on lower speeds (2-3 MBps?) I have a 30+ MB connection so nothing to worry about, but it's good to know they targeted a fairly reasonable speed. I'll gladly trade off *a little* in video quality if it means playing these games ANYWHERE.
at 200mbps I should be fine
PS Now is WOW! End of story!!
@NewMonday Nah, your connection might get interference from your big head.
@DoctorJones I'm using an Ethernet cable so my ego shouldn't cause problems :p
I am hoping current subscriptions and ourchased content will carry over. Honestly, i love the fact that i will be avle to stream and play games anywhere, this opens up an.entirely new realm of content. If i have my tablet or vita with me, i still have the ability to enjoy ps content. Good job sony, lets just hope the price is right.
perfect my 70mbps might be able to handle this
There is more to it than just the connection speed. A higher speed will give you better visuals, but it's also important to be consistent, if your throughput has big dropouts then this just won't work well. The other aspect is the latency, I normally get 8-12ms ping time on my connection so it should be fine for me if the servers aren't on the other side of the planet.
I have 120Mbps soon to be upgraded for free to 150Mbps here in the UK but we will have to wait a bit for this service. But even with my 120Mbps we have 2 PS4s 2 Vitas, 2 PCs, tablets and smartphones all connecting at the same time. Wifi technology is not perfect as yet - that's why I cable connect my PC and PS4 for maximum speed!
Don't Forget Bandwidth cap.
But I think you can't take full advantage of your connection if it's over 50mbps.. Not a huge deal but I find it weird that late 2013 gaming machine has a 50mbps network card.
I definitely cant wait for Google fiber to come to Florida!
I'll be very interested to see the pricing structure for this. I'm not buying a PS4, so I love the fact that I could play games through my PS3 and my Bravia TV. I just hope that the pricing is separate from PS+, and it should be since it expands Sony's services beyond PS3, PS Vita and PS4. I would be extremely happy if they were to create a client for PC, kind of like OnLive.
LOL with other cloud services people here say "the world isn't ready" but with 5MBps minimum they now say "that's not that bad" flip flop.
Someone needs to clarify. Is it 5MBps or 5Mbps? 5MB = 40Mb so I would just barely fall short at Fios 35Mbps. However, if they meant 5Mbps that be plenty for almost anyone with cable/fios or even fast DSL. So anyone know which they mean? MegaByte or Megabit? 1 MegaByte = 8 Megabit
Meanwhile, Microsoft's heads are still in the clouds. "Our 100,000 servers will make your Xbone 3 times more powerful!!!"
That is NOT true. They'll have to lower the graphics in order to meet balance for the service overall. it's how game streaming works. Unless, they provide options to those who have faster connection for better graphics.
Mad its launching in the US first where as Europe has better internet so less problems.Plus Europe you can rol out over several countries so less problems.
Wouldnt the speed be affected by the number of concurrent connections? Meaning in a home if only one device were connected to the internet there would likely be no degradation of performance. that is if you had a 6mbps connection. But if you were to connect multiple devices (console, pc, mobile) to that 6mbps connection it would degrade somewhat. Because that is a 6mbps total circuit and not 6mbps per device. now logically it would be ideal to turn off or disconnect any devices that are not in use but in many cases we just dont think about that. I have 12mbps and when i get home my phone automatically connects to the home wifi. My kids have their tablets and my oldest has his PC. So in effect all wifi or net enabled devices are connected and using that shared 12mbps speed. i didnt notice it as bad before the kids got their tablets but now im noticing how much slower the home network is. And to think, i was considering chopping our speed in half to try and save money.
Yup. Not everyone has it but a lot of people do. Akamai reported that the average Web connection in the United States was 8.6 megabits per second. Edit: I would love to see this integrated into Steam.
1.) My 4G connection can easily reach 90+ megabits per second and 2.) This will never come to steam gakai is owned fully by SONY. 3.) At first you were hating on it but then your like hmmmm... hope it comes to steam.
@Beast Wait what? I was trying to Point out that most Americans will be able to stream just fine. The National average is above the recommendations. Also I have a PS4 and will be sreaming through it. But imagine whst a bold move it would be for Sony to partner with Valve to spread PlayStation branded content. This is already beyond any one box. Be open minded.
Actually, many Americans heve only about 3-4 Mbps..... thats just "average" (lets say some business ppl have 100-1000 mbps), they are also in the measure involved. Example, at first, the average salery in my country (Croatia) is relatively "high" in EU but if you do a better research it actually isnt for 80% of ppl in Croatia. Thats because our politiciants have a much much higher salary than us.
Only 5mb hell yeah I'm ready now time to beg yoshida for an entry in the beta.
That was my first reaction but the title says MBps not Mbps 5MB's is 40Mb's. Where i live at the moment i only recieve 6Mbps so I think I need to move to a better area before this comes to the U.K
5mb is nothing at all. i have a pretty standard connection and thats 18mb. before i had called and updated, we had a 12mb connection for over a year before that. 5mb is nice for those with struggling connection speeds.
Sure. What about the minimum 150ms of constant input lag?
Shhhh, nobody wants to hear about that because it's sony. Edit - Nah don't worry, Sony will break physics with the power of the Cell..oh sorry, whats the new hype phrase? They will break physics with GDDR5 ;)
Oh I can see why you have 2 bubbles Irish
Irish just buy a ps4 then you can stop being jealous and spend less time trolling ps articles and more time gaming..
Actually for the first time he's right. People are only praising this BS because it is Sony.
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... "Other latency analyses were revealing. Gaikai handles Bulletstorm rather well, sometimes even matching the 133ms input lag of the Xbox 360 - an astonishing achievement." -Digital Foundry I just linked a thorough analysis of Gaikai back in 2012, now I'll wait for your reply which consists of more bullshit. If the Xbox 360 held an input lag of 133ms and 150ms isn't far from that, then you been playing with input lag this whole time and never even noticed it. I applaud you sir with the bullshit award. lol
Sorry to burst your ignorance bubble. Welcome to the real world. "Games that run at 60 fps: PS3 System menus: 3/60ths Guitar Hero III (Xbox 360): 3/60th Ridge Racer 7: 4/60ths Virtua Tennis 3: 4/60ths Ninja Gaiden Sigma: 4/60ths PixelJunk Racers: 4/60ths"
All wireless controllers have some ms of input lag. Its nothing new. If it can match what a controller typically has then its pretty decent. Cloud will always have a slight delay, but I started gaming from the 56k dial up gaming era with the MSN Gaming zone. So its nothing new to me.
Wait! so if I'm not from the US then I won't be able to use this service at all !? If so .. **** my life! :|
its rolling out in the US first, rest of the world will get it eventually I am sure.
This is really great. Now I will have to move to the city and get the fastest internet connection money can buy. All that for gaming xD
I want to know like if I have a ps3 can I stream bf4 and play ps4 players? Is it cross platform streaming?
No its exclusively for PS3 and VITA games for the moment so you cant play PS4 games on your Ps3.
Wait, someone explain.. With only PS+ sub i can play ps3 games on ps4 for free?
No, PS Now will most likely be a separate subscription hence the pricing discussions and feedback during the beta. And eventually, in theory...yes assuming you have access to PS Now and they have PS4 games on it there should be no reason why you would need a PS4 to play them.
The visual quality won't be the same and there will be minimal input lag. For the most part everything people are saying that makes PS4 better then the competition will be gone, but gaming will be better since you can stream it anywhere as long as you have the required internet connection. Standing from the outside looking in, the irony is insanely overwhelming.
challenge accepted. .94 Mbps
:( sorry to hear that. And i thought Aussie internet was shithouse
Where do you live? In the Congo? lol
I live right next to Boston, which is even sadder Lmao. Actually tested the connection on my ps4, got 684 kbps....
Isn't it 5 megabytes (MB) not megabits (Mb). 5MB is 40Mb. I get about 40Mb with PS3, sometimes less sometimes more.
I am wondering the same thing. The capitalization has left the bit vs. byte question open. If it is bits then many people will be able to enjoy this, but if it is bytes it almost requires you to have cable or better internet connection.
My net sucks... never get above 4mbps :( fucking Australia and its copper shit network.
Hopefully Canada (and everywhere else) doesn't have to wait too long for it.
It's kind of strange seeing how the US internet infrastructure is kind of underdeveloped compared to other markets, especially in a sense of usage caps. In Sweden they don't even exists and I'm pretty sure it's the same around Europe. Oh well, I'd imagine at least Europe getting it within a year.
Hmm. I can do 5mb, with a LAN cable I can get almost 20mb to the PS4. On Vita, its a different story, probably around 3-4mbs on Wi-Fi.
You need a new router
It is 5MB. So you need a 40mbps connection.
50 megs down on wifi...
my 50 mbps is ready...I just want to know how to get into that beta
Awesome to hear it will work even on these low speeds! I'm glad to know that having semi-outdated internet won't be too big of a negative factor.
Not bad, not bad
I'm curious to know how much this is costing Sony. Server's aren't cheap, especially considering how many they will need to meet each individual gamer on the service. That said, I would gladly pay an additional fee or subscription on top of PS+ to have this. Really hoping I can get in on the beta as a PS Vita user.
Well the subscription fron the service itself will get some extra dough, not to mention the mandatory ps plus subscriptions theyre benefiting from
Based on the interview, it sounds like it'll be more like Amazon's stream service then, say, Netflix. Buy or rent any game, or stream a selection like Amazon Prime.
So playstation now's gaikai service will have a fee?
Um..probably. Stuff ain't free ya know.
I knew it was gonna have some kind of fee. I was just curious if it's part of your psnplus subscription or do you need to pay a separate fee.
its a seperate fee. it makes sense when you piece the puzzle together. you will have a large access of legacy games to play stream from their servers. so you know thats extra.
My ps4 tells me I'm at 24.5mbps when I do a connection test using ethernet cable. That'll do! Btw what do all of you show with your ps4 connection test?
I'm in the western suburbs of Chicago using Comcast and I get between 40-55 Mbps depending on the weather.
One state over and using Comcast, I get 60 down and 10 up on my Xperia Tablet, 19 down and 5 up on my PS4. Both on Wi-Fi.Ping is 12-16 to nearby test servers. That's what a modern Wi-Fi router with beamforming will do for ya.
my ps4 says 15megs using cat5. my pc says 57meg 15up using cat5. I think it's the PS4/PSN that has some sort of bottleneck. I download off steam around 8MBs I was downloading from battle.net getting 11.7MBs These numbers are from being hooked directly to my business class comcast box. *edit - just check at 2:16pm says 20.6meg down 3meg up on psn.