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By: SeBBall09 I Only Post Everything 1028 posts
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Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

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And is there a way to speed things up? Im connected to wifi, 100% signal stregnth most of the time and whenever i try to download a game or movie it takes up to 3 hours! I mean i had to leave my PS3 on overnight last night to download infamous and when i woke up it was still only at 93%. Is downloading everything from PSN just this slow??

 

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Gaming Beast
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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

Jun 5, 2011

sonys servers throttle download speeds. keeps bandwith evenly distributed.

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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

Jun 5, 2011

SeBBall09 wrote:

And is there a way to speed things up? Im connected to wifi, 100% signal stregnth most of the time and whenever i try to download a game or movie it takes up to 3 hours! I mean i had to leave my PS3 on overnight last night to download infamous and when i woke up it was still only at 93%. Is downloading everything from PSN just this slow??


switch to a wired connection, much faster data transfers, and since the ps3 doesnt have wireless n, the speeds are much slower over wireless than compared to the ethernet port.

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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

Jun 5, 2011

PS3 speeds are still pretty slow though even over a wired connection.  My psp actually downloads faster over wireless than the ps3 does.  Weird.

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Uncharted Territory
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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

Jun 5, 2011

Download speeds seem fine to me.  I take it your internet service provider must provide really slow internet.

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Jun 5, 2011

It's probably because of your Internet provider. Also PSP games will always download faster because their files are alot smaller than PS3 game files are.

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

Jun 5, 2011

default1000 wrote:

Download speeds seem fine to me.  I take it your internet service provider must provide really slow internet.

lol...comments like these make me laugh.

it's more like..."i take it you've tried an xbox."  Not flamebait just truth. 

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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

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Re: Why does it take forever for everything on the PS3 to download?

Jun 5, 2011

It's definitely not your ISP; I downloaded LittleBigPlanet (2GB) yesterday in like 2 hours, and the download estimate a few minutes ago for inFAMOUS (7GB) was 1200-1600 mins, as in over 20 hours. I'm guessing the servers are just slow because of so many people using the stores and downloading.

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