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Post By xPreatorianx
Once PSN is back online (possible scenario)
Once PSN is back online (possible scenario) –
there is gonna be approx 70 million users trying to get online downloading 200mb firmware update and changing passwords etc etc... isnt that gonna be a massive blow to the servers resulting in DoS type traffic? it isnt gonna work.
gotta knock that number down by a good few million, the ps3 has only sold 50 million units(the psn itself has 70 million accounts) and lets say 5 million are dead or not connected to the internet (or declining a pointless shit ass update) so more like 45 million spread between 6 continents(does africa have ps3's?), on top of that it's insanely unlikely that everyone's gonna update at the exact same time. Seems unlikely to me maybe go ask anonomous how many servers sony has for firmware updates?
Originally Posted by reznor
In all honesty the figures are purely semantics. The fact is that once PSN is fully online an extremely large number of people will log back on. It may not be the entire amount, but it will be enough to cause trouble.
Originally Posted by sonicmeerkat
I honestly believe they will turn on the service in waves. Basically region by region, and country by country. That way it will reduce load on the server, otherwise yes it will cause a simulated DDOS attack. So I would expect performance issues when PSN first returns to service. It's to be expected.
I would also advise that anyone who plans on going with the latest update when it's released, to grab the official update from the Sony servers and not from PSN. Or to be on the extreme safe side of things, I would wait a good week or two after wards. The reason is because they could rush the update out and it could cause a brick. god knows sony have had a bad run lately with firmwares. 3.56 bricked a lot of units, and so with the recent attacks they are rushing to get an update out. So I would wait for reports on the new firmware before upgrading. Otherwise your gonna potentially screw yourself over.