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Mar 17 2013
By: abhijtv Hekseville Citizen 368 posts
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PS3 takes a LONG time to install games

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So my PS3 takes a LONG time to install games. I have never properly timed it, but I think it is safe to say it takes more than 30 minutes and probably more to install a 14 GB game say. Is that TOO long or reasonable time?

 

What can I do to rectify this?

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Re: PS3 takes a LONG time to install games

Mar 17, 2013
The larger the file, the longer it takes to install on the system. I have no experience with files that large, but I wouldn't be surprised if it took that long to install such a large file.
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Mar 17, 2013

As lomg as it is normal, I'm ok. I don't wanna experience a crash to my PS3's hard drive, ya know.

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Mar 17, 2013

Its normal....

if you've ever played large PC games, its takes quite a while to install a 15-30Gb game

Cognitive Dissonance - The ability to understand multiple viewpoints even if they conflict with one another - and still use critical thinking, logical thought, and common sense to come to the realization that only ONE is the correct one and the others are wrong.

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Mar 17, 2013
I had same complaint because installing games of the same size on my pc only takes a fraction of the time. So one day I called PlayStation to ask why this was and the lady i talked to said it has to do with internet speed ROFL after trying to explain to her and she said she understood what I was talking to she still said it has to do with my internet speed she told me to call my ip and upgrade my serves if i wanted to instal games faster....

yes i told her installing NOT downloading but she was so sure she was starting to get angry with me lol

just though I would share my store I know it don't help but I hope you got a laugh out of it I know I did that's for sure
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Mar 17, 2013

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I had same complaint because installing games of the same size on my pc only takes a fraction of the time. So one day I called PlayStation to ask why this was and the lady i talked to said it has to do with internet speed ROFL after trying to explain to her and she said she understood what I was talking to she still said it has to do with my internet speed she told me to call my ip and upgrade my serves if i wanted to instal games faster....

yes i told her installing NOT downloading but she was so sure she was starting to get angry with me lol

just though I would share my store I know it don't help but I hope you got a laugh out of it I know I did that's for sure

Those people are quite dumb. It is sad sometimes... :smileytongue:

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Mar 17, 2013

FYI if you queue up a lot of stuff to download it will keep downloading games and stuff if while you install and it will make the install take much longer as the HDD can't keep up with downloading stuff and installing at the same time.  Pause any queued up downloads before you install or wait till everything is downloaded before installing.  

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Mar 17, 2013

I just want to confirm I have installed large games like 10GB and 14GB and they do take over 30 minutes to install

 

so glad the PS4 will allow us to download and play at the same time

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Mar 17, 2013

I know what you mean. Some games could take a long time to install. It is annoying! lol

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Mar 17, 2013

I feel your pain :smileysad:

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