PS4 version of Lego City Undercover is considerably much faster than the Switch port

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    According to this German let's play video it takes about 34 seconds to load whereas the Switch takes 50 seconds (only 10s less than the WiiU version). WB dropped the ball here, the Switch version should not be taking so damn long!


     
  2. DrCrygor07

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    PS4: Home console
    Switch: Portable console (Hybrid if you consider the dock)
    Guess which one should be more powerful...
     
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    Disc vs Cartridge

    N64 was superior and inferior yet it still offered quicker loading times than PS1 or Saturn.
     
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    The entire disc is loaded onto the ps4 :/ So it can read from the hdd and the disc at the same time for faster loading times. Thats why its faster lol
     
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    Nice point, but loading times are also based off the ram(ddr4 for ps4) and cpu speed
     
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    that too lol
     
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    I said this half a month ago when people were talking bullshit how Switch will finally have ultimate Lego Underground and how shit WiiU loading was, unplayable atrocity and so on.
     
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    Okay but considering it's on a cartridge it should run faster than on a disc.
     
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    Hahahah you're kidding me right?

    PS4 only uses the disc for DRM, games run from the hard drive.
     
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  10. DrCrygor07

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    The fact is that ps4 installs the game from the disc to the hd, so it's not catridge vs disc, but catridge vs hard disk. Anyway it's true that it should run faster, cause flash is faster than hard disk.
    EDIT: Partially ninja'd
     
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    Crap. I forgot about that, it just defeats the whole point then.
     
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    That depends, in comparison to SD cards, hard disks can be faster specially when we are dealing with hundreds of small files. I don't know what kind of flash memory the Switch uses though.
     
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    Good news for ps4 owners

    sad that i already played it on wii u
     
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    No offense to anyone but I can wait 50s and don't see a problem here. Of course Ps4 can load it faster because it's a more powerful system and it reads straight from the hdd.
     
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    The WiiU loading times had a special feature - It'd allow you to go take a piss, wash your hands, make a sandwich and then it would finally be ready. :P
     
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    Lol, i do that when waiting on lobbies on online games :P
     
  17. Jiehfeng

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    Finding that out myself.
    Don't be too quick to judge, there might be a day one patch for the Switch.
     
  18. TheDarkGreninja

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    any confirmation that the ps4 DOESNT have an ssd?
     
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    We can actually. The ps4 might be running without a patch so it's a fair comparision.
     
  20. TheDarkGreninja

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    HDD in most cases is faster than most sd based data retrieval.

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    But the ps4 could have an ssd:P
     
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