If you're a PlayStation owner in Europe, you may have experienced some ridiculously slow downloads speeds the last few days. Can you imagine waiting 48 hours to download a game?! That's a reality for some folks right now.
When a reader alerted me to the fact that PlayStation Network downloads were sluggish lately, I figured we were talking about a few hours longer than usual to download patches and the like.
I remember what it was like in the PlayStation 3 days — it wasn't pretty. PSN was a slow beast for yeaaaars. (At least, it was for me. I know some folks — unicorns, I believe — got better speeds.)
We are aware of reports that some users are experiencing slower then usual download speeds from the PlayStation Store.
This has been reported to our network team for investigation. Please keep an eye on this thread for updates.
How bad is it, though? I asked folks on Twitter to share photos of their download speeds, and it's kinda unbelievable. If there weren't so many people having the same experience, I might be inclined to say "hey, maybe it's just you," but I've received dozens of similar responses.
Here are just a few:
— Mikkel Winther (@MikkelWinther) June 25, 2015
— Andreas Hedberg (@Hedbergaren) June 25, 2015
@patrickklepek TESO download showed around 80hrs est time, it was a little bit faster but download speeds are very uneven on ps4 (120Mb/s)
— Pawel Niesciur (@pawelnie) June 25, 2015
@patrickklepek Yes, downloading Driveclub PS+ edition (a 2gb download, not the patch however) would take me 20 hours. I have a 100/50 line.
Oof. Sorry, folks. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.