XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Fri Jan 27 15:45:07 UTC 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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