Three Console Download Speeds Tested


Fanboys at the ready. MTV Multiplayer has performed an experiment to determine which console downloads content the quickest. Stephen Totilo decided Mega Man 9 would be his testing ground. While all three versions have vastly different sizes (the Wii clocks in at just over 8MB, while the 360 is a mammoth 88.7MB), Totilo based the speeds on MB per second. With multiple tests and multiple winners depending on the connection, Totilo is able to come to the conclusion that the PS3 can haul in the most data. However, a 360 on a wired connection will likely beat them all.

While not a full scientific study, especially given all of the potential variables, it’s still unique to see how this all works and the numbers that support the theory.