Sony announces that it will reduce the download speed of PlayStation, because of `` Internet stability ''

The spread of the new coronavirus has caused many people to spend more time at home, and the

surge in Internet traffic has forced Netflix and YouTube to take steps to reduce traffic. Similar to video distribution services such as Netflix and YouTube, the PlayStation brand has announced that it will ' decrease PlayStation download speed ' to reduce Internet traffic in some areas.

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Sony Slowing Game Download Speeds In Europe To Help With 'Internet Stability'

Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the owner of the PlayStation brand, said in an official PlayStation blog, `` Working with European Internet Service Providers to Manage Download Traffic and Entire Internet Community We will protect the access of the. '

Regarding this initiative, Ryan said, 'An unprecedented number of people are at a social distance, and this has increased our reliance on Internet access, raising concerns about Internet stability.' And comments. In order to maintain a stable Internet connection especially in Europe, which has been severely affected by the new coronavirus, it will reduce the download speed of PlayStation.

In addition, Ryan said, 'Player can download games a bit slower but still enjoy stable gameplay. Take steps to make sure everyone has Internet access. Thank you for the support and understanding from the community. '

On March 15, 2020, Microsoft's online service 'Xbox Live' was unavailable for about 2 hours .

On March 17, 2020, Nintendo's online service 'Nintendo Switch Online' will be unavailable in the United States and Europe for about 9 hours.

It is unknown if the two online services became unavailable due to increased access. However, Mr. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's game division, says that he is `` experiencing unprecedented demand '' due to the effect of the new coronavirus, and as self-isolation is progressing around the world, to game services It seems certain that access is increasing.

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