Author Topic: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!  (Read 301 times)

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As part of the big new update, Sony is removing the ability to purchase PS3, PSP and PS Vita games from the online PlayStation Store. PS4 Apps, Themes and Avatars will also be removed the web and mobile PlayStation Stores.
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1350044/PlayStation-Store-update-PS4-PS3-Vita-wishlists-Avatars-themes-games

I'm pretty sure it's just noting the Online Website & not the PS Store one consoles - Even so, it might be a good time to check out them DLC/Updates you have & make a PS3 back up to an External HDD.

pzeke

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 05:27:47 am »
According to the e-mail I got, you can still make purchases directly from the console.

VGCollect: Hypocrisy Unbound

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2020, 06:29:44 am »
Hopefully so, but have you tried accessing the PS3 store? Often when i try download something it crashes. If anything I find it easier to go into my account settings and Download history to Re-Download anything.

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 10:27:32 am »
I just got the PS Now subscription, which has many of the PS3 titles playable on the PS4. While there are games that can be downloaded to your PS4, sadly, there are none from the PS3 (like Double Dragon Neon), that can be downloaded. Those can only be played via streaming.  :(

I'm late to the current console gaming market. I've only had a PS4 since Christmas of 2019. I went from having a PS2 to an Xbox 360 & then reverted back to the PS2. I was so bound & determined to not buy a PS4 or Xbox One, but my wife got it for me unexpectedly. I resisted hooking it up & playing for a solid three days, but then gave in.

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 01:56:42 pm »
The new PlayStation Store website is so laughably awful. Sony seems to be purposely trying to get people to spend less money buying games.

Add-ons are no longer showed on a game's product page. There's also no trailers or screenshots or file size.

You cannot sort anything in any way. You can't sort low to high, high to low, alphabetical, nothing. It's just shown to you in a random order.

You can no longer see new add-ons. The add-ons page just shows the most popular games. Every week I would load up the new this week section and claim all the free add-ons and other content but now I can't do that at all.

I could go on but wow. I wanted a new look for the store because it looked so old but this is horrible in every way.

thewelshman

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 02:11:54 pm »
Hopefully this will lead to some pretty decent sales. I have a ton of old PSN Plus games for PS3, and Vita still queued up to play. I can vouch that it still works for the Vita, but my PS3 is a glorified Bluray/Netflix player in my son's room for the moment.

shadowzero

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Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 05:58:34 pm »
Whenever things like this occur I always wonder what games will be impacted by the simple fact that one day, day one patches will not be available any longer.  What physically owned games will impacted by game breaking bugs that cannot be patched out?  It saddens me because for a while I thought I would always be safe with physical copies.

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 09:53:52 pm »
Whenever things like this occur I always wonder what games will be impacted by the simple fact that one day, day one patches will not be available any longer.  What physically owned games will impacted by game breaking bugs that cannot be patched out?  It saddens me because for a while I thought I would always be safe with physical copies.

I was hoping the that the patch servers would never close. I am just hoping someone will open up another patch server for every PlayStation 3 game out there, if the PS3 patch server closes. since you cannot just back up ALL, of the patch data onto another PS3.

 the PS3 backup utility says you can't backup all the patch data. Some games might need to be hacked in order to use some of the game patches.

Here is more details below in this topic.
https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,10381.msg170242.html#msg170242
« Last Edit: October 22, 2020, 10:07:32 pm by oldgamerz »


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pzeke

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 11:25:11 am »
I'm late to the current console gaming market. I've only had a PS4 since Christmas of 2019.

I'm in the same boat; I got mine on Black Friday, mainly because the price was right and the Final Fantasy VII Remake was on the horizon. Even after all that, I hemmed and hawed before hooking it up, which was about two weeks after the release of FFVII Remake, and it has literally been the only game I've played so far; I aimed to platinum it, but procrastination won.

As for the topic at hand, I haven't logged in in a while, so I don't know how things are currently within the store, but I'd like to think any possible hiccups are due to the updates they're pushing, so hopefully everything will go back to normal soon after.

VGCollect: Hypocrisy Unbound

mrkonasoni

Re: PS3, PSP & Vita Store Closing Down - I hope I've Read This Wrong?!
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2020, 05:29:38 pm »
Thank God for PS3Hen
Life it's too short for being negative and shame others.
The pain end with me.

573!!