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With PS4, digital downloads are incredibly common. Users are able to download games, of course, but if you also think about streaming via PlayStation Now, patches, firmware updates, and other bits and pieces, the amount of total data must be pretty staggering.

Well, according to a new report from Sandvine, 2.7 per cent of global internet traffic comes from PS4 downloads. That may not sound like a lot, but making a dent in a worldwide statistic like this means that people are using Sony's console to download a massive amount of data. To put it another way, it's the tenth largest individual source of internet traffic worldwide.

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As you can see from this infographic, PS4 doesn't quite catch up with video on demand services like Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Netflix, with the latter responsible for a whopping 15 per cent of global traffic. It would be fascinating to see the numbers behind all this. Still, the takeaway from this is that people are using PS4 to download a heck of a lot of stuff.

How much do you download on PS4? Have you gone digital yet, or do you still mainly buy games on disc? Don't break your data limit in the comments below.

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