How Long Will It Take To Download Xbox One Games?

Quite a while, even on a 10 Mbps connection.

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We know about the install sizes for the Xbox One’s launch titles, which you can view here, but ever wondered how much time it would take for you to download each title?

We decided to do a rough calculation for the same using Numion. For instance, with a 10 Mbps connection, Battlefield 4’s 33 GB will take roughly 7 hours and 20 minutes to download. Call of Duty: Ghosts’ 39 GB will take roughly 8 hours and 40 minutes on the same connection. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to have a 1 Gbps connection, you can have your game ready in a matter of minutes. We wonder how many people are lucky enough.

Looking at these file sizes and the bandwidth which Microsoft takes into account when offering them for download, it will certainly be interesting to see how streaming Xbox 360 games over the Cloud works. Some titles are no more than 14 GB or so in size. Will today’s connections serve as enough of an impetus to offer game streaming? We’ll have to wait and find out but as it is, Microsoft’s Albert Penello has already stated concerns about bandwidth for streaming games online.

The Xbox One is slated to release on November 22nd across 13 territories worldwide.


  • Jorge Chávez Colmenares

    That’s quite a lot, but, didn’t they announced that feature “play as you download”? So you won’t have to wait for hours.

    • Benjamin Anson ツ

      Yes, however, at least 50% of the game needs to be downloaded. So for me BF4 will be playable after 45 minutes. And the game has to support “Play as you download” to be able to actually do it…

  • HyperionLight

    “How Long Will It Take To Download Xbox One and PS4 Games?”

    Or are you implying you can download games faster on the ps4 with the same connection speed?

  • Mike Greenway

    Games download in the background, so just play with your ______(something else) until the game is playable.

  • Slay

    They will be fast.

  • Anthropophagic

    Any word on how much we will have to download before we can begin to play? like 20%, 40%?

    • Hyndman

      50%

  • dirkradke

    I have never in my life obtained my maximum rated download speed for any length of time because of throttling. If not my ISP then the place I was downloading from throttled to give others a chance. Then there are the vagaries of the Internet of the connections between where you’re downloading from and going to – which I assume in this case is your X-Box. I downloaded Star Trek Online, which is around 12.1 gigabytes and it took me over 5 hours. I doubt the digital future Microsoft wants is actually here yet. One of the many reasons besides the huge outcry about that always-on connection for why they changed there policies. I think it actually gave the executives an excuse to the shareholders to say “this is why we can’t enact our vision of total global domination…yet”.

  • rourke

    I usually get around 60 down and 30-40 up with optimum boost here in NY and curret gen games like infamous 2 and arkham have taken a good 45 mins or so, maybe a bit more. So i would hope that between the play as you download features and quicker systems, that I can be playing ps4/xone titles within a couple hours. we shall see

  • Benjamin Anson ツ

    So it’s going to take an hour and a half to download BF4 for me.

    But you have to take into account that:

    Internet connections are never a constant strength.
    Launch dates download speeds are going to be an all time low, for AAA titles
    You can start playing the game after 50% of the game has been downloaded, if the game supports it…

  • james braselton

    hi there wow hughs net data cap is 10 gb per month with 15 gb bonus bytes thats only 25 gb per month thats 0 too 1 game download per month

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