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PlayStation limiting PSN download speeds to preserve internet access

Sony PlayStation is working with European ISPs to limit PlayStation Network download speeds in the region in an effort “to help preserve access for the entire internet community.”

“We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns as an unprecedented number of people are practicing social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access,” Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, detailed in an update.

“Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding from our community, and their doing their part, as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.”

We’ve asked PlayStation Australia to see if anything is planned locally, or if limiting the European PlayStation Network will impact our region directly.

Considering how slow PlayStation Network downloads already were… we’re feeling for you, Europe. This guide on speeding up PS4 downloads may help.



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