Xbox and PlayStation networks adjusted due to surging demand – Engadget

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Xbox and PlayStation networks adjusted due to surging demand – Engadget

In a statement sent to Engadget, Xbox product services corporate vice president Dave McCarthy said the company is “actively monitoring usage and making temporary adjustments as needed to ensure the smoothest possible experience for our gamers.” Meanwhile, in a blog post, Sony CEO Jim Ryan said that PlayStation was doing its bit to “address internet stability concerns,” noting that players in Europe may “may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay.” We’ve also reached out to Nintendo, which says it has nothing to announce yet.

These are unprecedented times for the tech industry, and with more people working from home or turning to the internet during periods of isolation, bandwidth is being stretched. Some companies, such as mobile carriers Verizon and T-Mobile, have been granted temporary freedoms to help deal with soaring demand. Others, such as Netflix and YouTube, have pared back its services to help ease congestion.

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