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Reversal: PS3, Vita, And PSP Stores To No Longer Close Permanently

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even YongYea is talking about this.

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I think the thing that pisses me off the most about this, assuming it's true, is the timing. We're still in a global pandemic, things are tough for some, and they decide to go and permanently get rid of the legacy storefronts in the summer, basically forcing anyone that hasn't brought everything they want off them yet to hurry up and buy everything they do want within the next few months, for full price.

 

I've already bought everything I want myself a while ago now, but it's sure going to suck if I end up discovering something I might want on PS3 or Vita that's digital only a few years from now, and I'm out of luck aside from resorting to piracy.

 

As discussed before, it's highly unlikely Sony is losing money keeping the storefronts up, they likely still make enough money through sales to pay for themselves several times over. There's little reason to shut down the stores from a financial perspective, especially so abruptly.

 

Again, this is all still just assuming the rumours are true, nothing is confirmed yet, but I'm starting to speculate more and more that it's sadly likely true.

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Guess this means I need to get the Prince of Persia and MW3 dlcs before it's too late. 

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They would have to support purchases and updates. What abut games like The Evil Within that are virtually unplayable without the day one patch? 

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I personally don't believe this, The Gamer is the same site that pushes out daily top ten lists that they copies from other sites almost word for word.

 

Or pushes out fluff pieces with barely no information or reasoning behind why other then to get site traffic.

 

A questions I have though is if Sony's store can really just shut things down as easily as they make it out to be in the article? While the games may be "old" for the most part. It's the only digital market to provide these games and some of these games can only be purchased digitally.

 

I wonder if any publishers/developers that have paid service fees to get their games/dlc posted could potentially drag Sony into court especially if they shutdown sales of Vita Games that are still being planned for release this year. I don't know all the logistics of their digital storefront or this/contracts between publishers/developers. But I feel this could potentially level them open to lawsuits over potential losses at least on the Vita Market.

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1 hour ago, arcanehornet_ said:

List of all old systems that eventually lost achievement syncing:

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I had to do a ton of research for this list.

 

WOW THAT LIST IS HUGE LOL thanks.

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im thinking they plan to go all in on virtual machines, psnow with some premium ps now for dlc inclusion. forge more of a push for digital content. eliminating communities and theese older stores free up bandwidth.

 

I don't undertand why they're willing to pay chucklevision for exclusive benefits when they could upgrade their network with that cash, chucklevision will release their greedy cash grabs everywhere because their profit margin wouldn't allow any different.

 

jim ryan is just arrogant and greedy and making mistakes previous leadership already made and learnt from.

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It's crazy to think that at the very beginning of the last generation of consoles Microsoft was the one that took all worst possible decisions while now they are doing so good, on the other hand Sony is now displaying itself like bad user-friendly corporation. 

All of the recent issues (PS3/Vita store removed from "official" website, continuous PSN connection issues, community service removed, etc) make me worry about that rumour and I actually believe it's very possible from Sony to erase all of its own history in so little time.

 

Then you have Xbox today, wonderful infrastructure/connectivity with all former systems, total backward compatibility, very strong digital services like Game Pass (I own PS Now which would easily be the major counterpart of GP but Sony is like "nah fuck that", and it's shame so much potential is wasted on Sony's hands...).

 

So yeah to be honest I'm very worry about it and I 100% expect Sony to shut down old systems, I just hope it lasted for another couple years at least but at this point I would be glad if they won't discontinue trophy support, cloud saves and the possibility to redeem games/DLCs/every other purchased content indefinitely.

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I seriously doubt this is true, I love sony but they would hurt their reputation indefinitely if they did this

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20 minutes ago, SuperSmexy500 said:

I think the thing that pisses me off the most about this, assuming it's true, is the timing. We're still in a global pandemic, things are tough for some, and they decide to go and permanently get rid of the legacy storefronts in the summer, basically forcing anyone that hasn't brought everything they want off them yet to hurry up and buy everything they do want within the next few months, for full price.

 

 

Well, when is the last time anything was on sale for the PS3? Full price is your only choice one way or the other I'm afraid. To err on the side of caution, I would recommend you buy any PS3 DLC you want sooner than later (Even if this isn't true) because it's not going to be available forever. 

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4 minutes ago, Agent_Renegade22 said:

It's crazy to think that at the very beginning of the last generation of consoles Microsoft was the one that took all worst possible decisions while now they are doing so good, on the other hand Sony is now displaying itself like bad user-friendly corporation. 

All of the recent issues (PS3/Vita store removed from "official" website, continuous PSN connection issues, community service removed, etc) make me worry about that rumour and I actually believe it's very possible from Sony to erase all of its own history in so little time.

 

Then you have Xbox today, wonderful infrastructure/connectivity with all former systems, total backward compatibility, very strong digital services like Game Pass (I own PS Now which would easily be the major counterpart of GP but Sony is like "nah fuck that", and it's shame so much potential is wasted on Sony's hands...).

 

So yeah to be honest I'm very worry about it and I 100% expect Sony to shut down old systems, I just hope it lasted for another couple years at least but at this point I would be glad if they won't discontinue trophy support, cloud saves and the possibility to redeem games/DLCs/every other purchased content indefinitely.

Communities were removed on PS4 because illegal porn was being hosted on them. it's not talked about or reported on much, but that's mostly why they're nuking the communities on PS4.

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35 minutes ago, KingSkovald said:

Haven't heard about any issues with Microsoft Store or Nintendo eShop, it's just Sony messing up what was working properly.
They are doing poorly since they moved their headquarters from Japan to USA. In the end, Abby will rape us all.

 

haha

 

but to be fair, we can't compare the switch with with ps3/vita. Nintendo did close the wii store years ago. 

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1 minute ago, Sendai-Horatio said:

Communities were removed on PS4 because illegal porn was being hosted on them. it's not talked about or reported on much, but that's mostly why they're nuking the communities on PS4.

Never really used communities, but is that a good reason to erase a whole online service? 

A serious company would constantly ban illegal contents rather than destroying the whole service. 

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5 minutes ago, Agent_Renegade22 said:

It's crazy to think that at the very beginning of the last generation of consoles Microsoft was the one that took all worst possible decisions while now they are doing so good, on the other hand Sony is now displaying itself like bad user-friendly corporation. 

All of the recent issues (PS3/Vita store removed from "official" website, continuous PSN connection issues, community service removed, etc) make me worry about that rumour and I actually believe it's very possible from Sony to erase all of its own history in so little time.

 

Then you have Xbox today, wonderful infrastructure/connectivity with all former systems, total backward compatibility, very strong digital services like Game Pass (I own PS Now which would easily be the major counterpart of GP but Sony is like "nah fuck that", and it's shame so much potential is wasted on Sony's hands...).

 

So yeah to be honest I'm very worry about it and I 100% expect Sony to shut down old systems, I just hope it lasted for another couple years at least but at this point I would be glad if they won't discontinue trophy support, cloud saves and the possibility to redeem games/DLCs/every other purchased content indefinitely.

 

It is strange how down to Earth Microsoft seem to be nowadays. I didn't think they'd be going along with memes people made about their consoles a decade ago. They definitely appeal to me a lot more now than they ever have done.

 

Unfortunately they don't have total backwards compatibility, but most of the more popular original Xbox and 360 games are on there at least, and it's already way more than Sony has done for backwards compatibility in recent years. Almost my entire 360 library is backwards compatible on the XB1 and XSX.

 

Definitely going to try and start prioritising my Vita backlog now at least, mostly just been playing my digital PSP games on it lately, but I'll start playing more actual Vita games on it soon, just on the off-chance they disable trophy syncing and cloud saves for those. I'm less worried about the PS3 due to PS Now, but I've been making it a point to always have at least one PS3 game that I'm currently playing at least once a week for the past year and a half now anyway, even if it's just one of my PS1/PS2 classics.

 

1 minute ago, Floorkiller74 said:

Well, when is the last time anything was on sale for the PS3? Full price is your only choice one way or the other I'm afraid. To err on the side of caution, I would recommend you buy any PS3 DLC you want sooner than later (Even if this isn't true) because it's not going to be available forever. 

 

I know, but at least a year advance warning would give people enough time to spread out the cost. As I said previously, they gave a whole year's notice of monthly PS Plus games ending on PS3 and Vita, you'd think permanently shutting down storefronts would be a tad more important than that, and would also warrant a year's notice minimum.

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1 minute ago, TalalHmd said:

 

haha

 

but to be fair, we can't compare the switch with with ps3/vita. but Nintendo did close the wii store years ago. 

They closed WII store but WII U still up and is backwards compatible with pretty much everything, you can still buy lots of good stuff for NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, PC Engine, Neo Geo, Sega Mega Drive and MSX there

 

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Over 8hrs and nobody from Sony has said anything, must be true. Be awesome if we got 1 last sale and it was mega. I would buy so much! Be also nice if the PS3 got a little redesign, like a purchase content section. But knowing Sony it will just straight close and cause loads of issues that will never get fixed. 

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8 minutes ago, KingSkovald said:

They closed WII store but WII U still up and is backwards compatible with pretty much everything, you can still buy lots of good stuff for NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, PC Engine, Neo Geo, Sega Mega Drive and MSX there

 

 

I hooked up my Wii U again for the first time in a few years. I'm very glad the eShop is still open. If Nintendo can keep the Wii U shop online, I don't see why Sony can't keep the Vita going. Vita is getting more new releases physically and digitally than the Wii U is. PS3 might've sold far more than the Vita or Wii U, but it's going to be 15 years old this year. So I kind of see why the PS3 shop might close down.

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Guess it's time to jailbreak one of my spare PS3s

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Sad. Very sad. 

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21 minutes ago, GUDGER666 said:

Over 8hrs and nobody from Sony has said anything, must be true. Be awesome if we got 1 last sale and it was mega. I would buy so much! Be also nice if the PS3 got a little redesign, like a purchase content section. But knowing Sony it will just straight close and cause loads of issues that will never get fixed. 

I *really* hope that if it’s true everything’s discounted. Games, avatars, themes, DLCs, etc. Because forking over $50, $80 & $60 for BO2, BO1 & MW3 respectively is ALOT compared to current gen games that go down to <$40 just a few months after release.

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