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How much data does gaming use?


Best Answer starjax , 27 June 2017 - 12:56 PM

as stated in article, downloading the game consumes the most data.  Depending on the game, it will depend on the data consumed. For the most part, the size of the game = data consumed.  A... Go to the full post »


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shelleywa

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Hello,

 

I'm new to online gaming and I want to know what exactly will use up my data - is it downloading the games and the patches? Or the actual gameplay itself afterwards? I'm using Steam and currently downloading a 2GB (download size) game. How much data is this likely to use per hour when it has finished the initial download and I'm actually playing it? Is there a way to find this out before I download a game?

 

I'm particularly interested in playing Sims 3 on Steam at the moment.

 

Thanks! :wave:  


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http://www.tomshardw...ideo-games.html

 

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as stated in article, downloading the game consumes the most data.  Depending on the game, it will depend on the data consumed. For the most part, the size of the game = data consumed.  As to the data consumed while playing, that will very greatly.  If your connecting through a router, it should have a feature to allow you to monitor your bandwidth.  Older games like Sims 3 probably don't consume much data as compared to a newer game. 

 

If you stream a movie, that will consume the most data by far. 


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Thanks both for your input. We have a large data plan but not unlimited, so should be fine for this game.  :yeah:


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