- Apr 3, 2020
I guess in theory. The Playstation 4 definitely had an installing problem, though it wasn't much more different than having to download and install on PC. The biggest issue was the system didn't have a good Wifi card to keep the speed up.The thing is, as consoles have approached PCs in technical parity, they've also approached PCs in operational parity- the XBox and Playstation are basically cut-down multimedia PCs at this point, with many of the same downsides PC gamers have been dealing with for decades. Nintendo is basically the last bastion of "just put a cartridge in and have fun" old-school console sensibilities.
This problem is solved really on the PS5. I put the discs for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition into the Ps5 and it installed the 98GB game in about 20 minutes and allowed me to play FF14 while i waited. I don't have an Xbox Series X to determine if that system also is just as fast with the install, but then again the Xbox doesn't have any games you'd need to install off a disc so I guess it doesn't matter .
Either way I'm sure the Xbox is fine and it's just another reason why this console generation is a bigger step up than people give it credit for. Graphics are only ever going to be able to get so good. And the real generational steps are going to be on the performance side. I hope PC SSD's will start to support the incredible loading speed from the PS5 because even my gaming PC that is technically more powerful than the PS5 by a decent margin still, does not load nearly as fast off the SSD at the PS5 does. The load times freak me out sometimes because they are stupidly fast.