XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.
Justin M. Streiner
streiner at cluebyfour.org
Fri Jan 27 09:45:07 CST 2012
On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Tei wrote:
> Can internet in USA support that? Call of Duty 15 releases may 2014
> and 30 million gamers start downloading a 20 GB files. Would the
> internet collapse like a house of cards?.
I don't see a problem with supporting this. As other posters have said,
any congestion that results from this would likely be concentrated at or
near 'the last mile' - the downloader's location or the download server's
location. Even then, the result would be that it takes longer to
download the game data - not a total meltdown. Also, while there would
very likely be a big rush to download Call of Duty 15 the millisecond it's
released, it's not likely that every one of those 30 million gamers will
do that at the same time. I would hope that Microsoft/Sony/other major
game producers do some sort of geographic disribution of their downloads,
or use one of the several CDNs that are available, if those logistics can
be worked out.
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