The Sony PlayStation 5 is a new generation gaming console from Sony and it obviously comes with better hardware. While we wait for this device to get to the hands of users, there have been a couple of comparisons. Of course, it defeats the purpose if the previous generation is better than the new generation. In terms of game loading speed, the Sony PS5 is way faster than its predecessor. How about game download speed? Any difference?
Recently, USgamer did a game download speed test between Sony PS5 and Sony PS4 Pro. For accurate results, both consoles were connected to the same router via a LAN cable. The internet details are Verizon FIOS internet — 756 Mbps down, 939 Mbps up. The game download test considers the time it takes for a game to install fully and playable.
USgamer used two games for the test. It considers one of the games as “small” while the other is “medium-size”. For the small game, it used Disgaea 5 which weighs 6.58GB. However, for the medium size game, it used Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise which weighs 36.6GB. Let’s see the results of both games
Disgaea 5 (6.58GB)
- PlayStation 4 Pro – Download time is 10 minutes 42 seconds
- PlayStation 5 – Download time is 1 minute 58 seconds
It takes about 1 minute to transfer the game to an external hard drive for it to run on both systems.
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (36.6GB)
- PlayStation 4 Pro – Download time is 58 minutes 34 seconds
- PlayStation 5 – Download time is 7 minute 1 second
We can see that there is a significant difference in the download time between the Ps4 Pro and the Sony PS5. For the medium-size game, it reduced from nearly an hour to under ten minutes. This is an amazing drop in terms of download times.
Of course, the PS4 Pro is faster than the Sony PlayStation 4 in terms of download speed. So, there is an interesting and massive improvement in the Sony PS5 in terms of download speed. This is the time where people with 5G networks will see the benefits of fast internet. Of course, those with fast 4G LTE will also enjoy the benefit of quick downloads. However, many people with slow internet will have to wait for ages for a single game to download.
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