XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.

Mark Tinka mtinka at globaltransit.net
Sat Jan 28 09:05:56 CST 2012


On Saturday, January 28, 2012 09:11:24 PM Roland Perry 
wrote:

> So does Microsoft Office (if you can call that a game).

So does Mac OS X Lion (exclusively, more so).

But I guess the trend the OP was raising was this 
distribution method shifting for console games. As many have 
already mentioned, since the majority of consoles are in the 
home, the last mile to the home router is likely the choke 
point in most cases.

For consoles that will be sold outside "major" areas, one 
might not be able to get CDN coverage, so not only do they 
have to suffer with small last mile pipes, they also need to 
contend with higher latency to get to the nearest CDN (which 
may not be so close by).

Then, of course, there are those who might not be in a 
position to get any kind of Internet access to their 
consoles. This isn't such a terrible thing if games are 
released both on digital and hard copies, but it's quite 
unlikely maintenance updates for the game might be available 
on disc.

Mark.
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