PSN Slow Downloads for Games Initiated by Sony to Preserve Online Gaming

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With more and more people being ordered to stay at home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, most people have turned to gaming to entertain themselves. While that in itself is fine, it seems this is putting strain on the internet as a whole. If you encounter PSN slow downloads today or in the near future, it’s not your net provider, but it’s Sony.

In a new letter posted on the PlayStation Blog for the community, the company announced PSN slow downloads for games, and this is to make sure online gaming is at par with what we’ve accustomed to.

Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much needed entertainment during these uncertain times. Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with internet service providers in Europe to manage download traffic 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.

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.

Reading this, some might get confused with the Europe mention and assume this is just for EU. This was published on the US PlayStation Blog, and from what Sony’s saying, it seems Europe might be taking up too much bandwidth.

While this might be a bummer for most people, it’s a small price to pay to ensure that everyone gets their online gaming on, right? When somebody asks why their PSN downloads are slow, show them this.

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