Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds With The Rest Of The World

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Annoyed with your crappy internet provider, bad connection and slow download speeds? Well, as Steam's stats show, you are not alone.

Spotted by r/steam and r/games, the Steam Global Traffic Map's newly-implemented feature lets you look at a list of average download rates for each country, grouped by service providers. So you could, for example, head over to the interactive map and click on the state of New York to get this:

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Or click on some middle-of-nowhere Eastern Bloc country and get this:

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Click here if you wanna play around with the map yourself. Should be a fun diversion, at least for a couple minutes. The highlights? Probably Japan and, as Kotaku reader Bloodr0se points out, South Korea:

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World
Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Damn.


Comments

    "Annoyed with your crappy internet provider, bad connection and slow download speeds? Well, as Steam’s stats show, you are not alone."

    Except that my internet speed is well below the average for Australia.....

      Yep. I'm in the middle of the Gold Coast and regularly sitting on dial up speeds with my ADSL2+ connection. I can't even pay for any faster as that's literally the fastest available here.

        If you're on ADSL2+ and getting dial-up speeds I would suggest dropping to ADSL+ which is technically slower but has a better signal quality. Can't hurt if you're in the situation you have now.

    does anyone else find it odd that Australia accounts for 1.8% of steams' global traffic, whereas the US accounts for only 0.9%?

    would love to see a country rankings list.

      Since it says USA - New York. I'm going to bet that it's relating to just the traffic routing via New Your tbh.

      For me it says that the US accounts for 21.1% of Steam's global traffic. Not 0.9%.

        yeah was going by the img above, didnt notice it was new york only...

    Australia is slower than Brazil? Brazil?!

      It says Brazil's average is 5 Mb/s, while Australia's is 6.6 Mb/s. What numbers are you looking at?

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