PlayStation Now: Here’s How Long Every Game Available Takes to Load in the Beta

on February 14, 2014 4:31 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment is pushing the PlayStation Now cloud service quite hard, and the application is currently being beta tested, but how long do games take to load from when you launch it to the initial splash screen?

Today a reader that wished to remain anonymous sent us a list of the times it takes for each game currently available in the service to go through the PlayStation Now sharing procedure from launch to the splash screen. He also provided video as evidence, asking not to publish it to protect his identity (and account).

Here’s the list:

  • Dead or Alive 5: 51.10
  • Disgaea 4: 47.12
  • Papo & Yo: 43.10
  • Killzone 3: 53.49
  • Darksiders II: 50.53
  • MX vs. ATV: Alive: 48.15
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: 50.89
  • Shatter: 39.77
  • Shadow of the Colossus: 53.98
  • Puppeteer: 44.16
Our tipster also gave us full details on his internet connection (via Speedtest) for reference, as it does seem to influence the loading times considerably. 
  • Ping: 17ms
  • Download speed: 7.65 Mbps
  • Upload speed: 1.88 Mbps

The loading times appear highly variable from game to game, and considering how much data needs to travel between the datacenter and the local PS3, they definitely don’t seem too bad. We also have to remember that the service is still in beta, there’s still room for improvement.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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