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

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3 minutes ago, KON007 said:

This thread has gone wild, first we were discussing if the PlayStation store is closing down and whether we could download our purchased content if the store is closed. Now we're discussing that the entire PSN is being shutdown on PS3 and people panic buying from the PlayStation store.

 

Relax, Sony hasn't announced anything about the closure of either the PlayStation Store or PSN on the PS3, all we have is an article from an unnamed source (which isn't exactly reliable) saying the store is going to close on July 2nd.

 

Until Sony confirms or denies the closure, don't make any rash decisions. Just be aware that eventually the PS3 store will close and start working on your PS3 Backlog now. Plus if Sony was to announce the closure, they would likely announce it a year before closing it, not just 3 months before as the article suggests.

I would still advise making a bucket list of PS3/Vita content you want from the store and working on acquiring it sooner rather than later as the PS3/Vita store isn't going to last forever regardless if this shut down rumor is real or not.

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2 minutes ago, DEI2EK said:

I would still advise making a bucket list of PS3/Vita content you want from the store and working on acquiring it sooner rather than later as the PS3/Vita store isn't going to last forever regardless if this shut down rumor is real or not.

True, my prediction is that the PlayStation Store will be closed within 2 years. Best to be prepared for the closure, but not to go completely wild on just rumours alone.

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I really hope this isn't real but with everything Sony has been doing lately it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Pretty dissapointed in them especially since picking up an Xbox One X last week, I mean shit Microsoft have it TOGETHER and you can still buy and download games/DLC for 360 (valid as it's directly comparable to PS3) and even OG Xbox and play it all on the current System. Hell there was even a DLC for TES IV Oblivion that wasn't showing up for Purchase on the MS Store (one of those many small add-ons that only PC/360 got if anyone remembers those) and the entire XBLM from the 360 Interface came up and I was able to make the purchase through an EMULATOR of the machine.

 

Anyway point is if they shut the Store down like this, and with such short notice (I saw someone mention they should at least give a Years notice... I agree, AT LEAST that with the fact there are no sales and you need to use the shit sluggish stores on the system to make said Purchases) I'm really considering buying the XSX first and making it my preferred Platform 🤷 early PS3 Era Sony is making a comeback with a vengeance imo and I'm all OUT ✌️🖕

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Well, if this is true, then many of us will have to tighten our panties, Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye.

 

Now in all seriousness, I have plenty of DLCs to buy yet.

 

But here are my main concerns:

 

-Will this affect your "Download List/Transaction History"? As in: will we be able to download all our purchased games/DLCs/media despite the store "potentially" shutting down?

 

and:

 

-What will happen with the "renting servers" service of some games like Battlefiel? Because that option to rent a server is done by redirecting you to the PS Store.

 

Anyway, hope this isn't true, or at least give us a fair warning and some discounts so we can buy our games' crap.

 

But will have to keep an eye on this subject.

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4 minutes ago, MRR---OFFICIAL said:

you can still buy and download games/DLC for 360 (valid as it's directly comparable to PS3)

 

The 360 had a three core PPC architecture that is fairly simple to emulate. The PS3 used an 8 specialized core Cell processor that didn't and doesn't function like any other processors before or since. They can't be validly directly compared.

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10 minutes ago, Ghanupher said:

What will happen with the "renting servers" service of some games like Battlefiel? Because that option to rent a server is done by redirecting you to the PS Store.

 

 

That function barely works as it is anymore. 

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11 hours ago, NxtDoc said:

Fuckin thank you!  gamepASS is in fact unsustainable, and removes power from us customers/gamers.  I hate the term "Value".  Because no one ends up liking value... we want quality.   Value ultimately ends up being garbage

 

 

#1 Sony fanboi chimes in again. Explain your value/quality argument with gamepass. I don't subscribe to it, nor will I ever- but it's extreeeeeemly popular. It's got no shortage of quality games, and many younger gamers don't care about ownership- they just want to play the games. 

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Sony really took a 180 on game preservation after the PS3 probably due to that abysmal launch I can understand that much but trying to erase legacy consoles like they didn't exist is like Joji acting like he was never filthy frank. Just all sucks tbh.

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For the ppl who are waiting on Sony to confirm or deny is irrelevant or are waiting on a sale for specific PS3 game/DLC... tomorrow is Sony’s big Play @ home with a ton of free PS4 games... they don’t give a shit about the PS3 or Vita... in fact let me ask you all this.... If Sony said hey we’ll give you 1 last final sale on the PS3/Vita, but you couldn’t get the Play @ home games for free no more, which would you choose? It doesn’t matter if you buy your older stuff now or in a couple of months, it most likely will be the same price....

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13 minutes ago, Carbon_Lancer said:

For the ppl who are waiting on Sony to confirm or deny is irrelevant or are waiting on a sale for specific PS3 game/DLC... tomorrow is Sony’s big Play @ home with a ton of free PS4 games... they don’t give a shit about the PS3 or Vita... in fact let me ask you all this.... If Sony said hey we’ll give you 1 last final sale on the PS3/Vita, but you couldn’t get the Play @ home games for free no more, which would you choose? It doesn’t matter if you buy your older stuff now or in a couple of months, it most likely will be the same price....

100% i would choose a ps3 sale over play at home games^^. yes its the same price but spending 500 bucks now is different than spending 500 bucks over 2-3 yearrs. at least for most people

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15 minutes ago, Carbon_Lancer said:

For the ppl who are waiting on Sony to confirm or deny is irrelevant or are waiting on a sale for specific PS3 game/DLC... tomorrow is Sony’s big Play @ home with a ton of free PS4 games... they don’t give a shit about the PS3 or Vita... in fact let me ask you all this.... If Sony said hey we’ll give you 1 last final sale on the PS3/Vita, but you couldn’t get the Play @ home games for free no more, which would you choose? It doesn’t matter if you buy your older stuff now or in a couple of months, it most likely will be the same price....

 

The likelihood of having final ps3 sale is close to zero.

It's not Sony who dictate game prices and its not Sony who select games for sale and determine discount rate. Its game publishers who do that, and their interest in selling 10 copies of some abandoned long forgotten title is probably comparable to Sony's interest in keeping PS3 alive.

 

That's also why last existing ps3 sales kept having the same games over and over again. No one else cared.

 

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What do you think will happen with the trophy update and what will happen with the video games of the plus? Will we have them forever since you will not be able to check if we have it or not?
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11 minutes ago, Jhony_C said:

 

What do you think will happen with the trophy update and what will happen with the video games of the plus? Will we have them forever since you will not be able to check if we have it or not?

I seriously doubt that we won't be able to sync trophy and download purchased games after store closure. Nonetheles, we never know until there is an official confirmation. :)

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49 minutes ago, kingdrake2 said:

i would choose the vita/ps3 sale over play at home games imo. 

 

48 minutes ago, Helyx said:

 

I'd do both. Claim the PS4 stuff with an alternate account, while my main account gets to grab the final few DLCs I need to round out my PS3 collection.

Touché 

 

47 minutes ago, Ich1994-1994 said:

100% i would choose a ps3 sale over play at home games^^. yes its the same price but spending 500 bucks now is different than spending 500 bucks over 2-3 yearrs. at least for most people

 

Now I was hoping I would get the PS3/vita answer....but I wanted to put a spoiler text in saying what YOU choose, goes for EVERYONE, still have the same answer????? Meaning you just screwed all PS4 owners just so you can save a few bucks on ME3 and Drakengard DLC 😅😅😅😂

Thought I 😈 for a second 

 

 

 

45 minutes ago, Zbir_Vladimir said:

 

The likelihood of having final ps3 sale is close to zero.

It's not Sony who dictate game prices and its not Sony who select games for sale and determine discount rate. Its game publishers who do that, and their interest in selling 10 copies of some abandoned long forgotten title is probably comparable to Sony's interest in keeping PS3 alive.

 

That's also why last existing ps3 sales kept having the same games over and over again. No one else cared.

 

Yea it’s pretty much done for on the sales, think the last price drop was Deadfall went from $20 to $5 and Sound Shapes only cause of cross-buy... I was just just seeing who my die hard PS3/Vita ppl are 😀 I love my PS3s and Vitas

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2 hours ago, DEI2EK said:

I would still advise making a bucket list of PS3/Vita content you want from the store and working on acquiring it sooner rather than later as the PS3/Vita store isn't going to last forever regardless if this shut down rumor is real or not.

 

This right here. Make a list of what stuff you want even if you're not going to buy them right now. And then if Sony confirms the shutdown, you'll know what stuff to buy over the next few months. That's what I'm doing. I'm not buying anything digitally until they confirm your download list will still be accessible after the shutdown but I have started stocking up on physical Vita games I've been meaning to play

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I'd advise not making any sort of purchases before we get some form of official confirmation from Sony.

 

I had worries about digital purchases expiring when the CMOS battery which cause the internal clock to de-sync with Sony's servers.

 

If and it's a strong "if" that just not the storefronts but all PS3 server infrastructure does get shut down, we may be looking at losing our ability to validate our digital licences.

 

To quote an article that confirms my worries about the CMOS issue...

 

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Game preservationist group [Does it play?] drove home the impact of such a business decision by Sony on Twitter. The thread is quick to point out that even if users are quick to re-download all of their purchases to a PS3 system before the purported July 2nd deadline, those games will eventually become unplayable if the system clock becomes desynchronized. Replacing the PRAM battery and reconnecting to the PlayStation Network prior to Sony shuttering their servers should buy the user some more playtime. However, without any further changes to Sony’s licensing policy little else can be done physically to ensure those digital PS3 games will work in perpetuity.


https://hackaday.com/2021/03/23/digital-playstation-3-purchases-may-only-live-as-long-as-your-pram-battery-without-sony-servers/#comments

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18 minutes ago, Null_Spectre said:

I'd advise not making any sort of purchases before we get some form of official confirmation from Sony.

 

I had worries about digital purchases expiring when the CMOS battery which cause the internal clock to de-sync with Sony's servers.

 

If and it's a strong "if" that just not the storefronts but all PS3 server infrastructure does get shut down, we may be looking at losing our ability to validate our digital licences.

 

To quote an article that confirms my worries about the CMOS issue...

 


https://hackaday.com/2021/03/23/digital-playstation-3-purchases-may-only-live-as-long-as-your-pram-battery-without-sony-servers/#comments

 

At that point, I just hope there's some hacking methods to circumvent this. I believe there already are, but I'm not certain, I know next to nothing about homebrew. If the PS3 or other PS consoles do become fully offline and unable to connect to PSN at all, there wouldn't be much holding me back from hacking them to retain access to my legally bought games. It's just a sad future if it actually comes to that.

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Posted (edited)

Let me ask everyone this... If this happens, is it enough to make you switch to Xbox?

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I've just spent a couple of hours scanning through the Vita library and made a list of all games that I'd be interested in playing/ buying if this thing is going to happen.

 

I'm not making any purchases until Sony officially announce the store closure - and if we are able to download already bought games (At least I'd hope this is the case).

 

So far, I'm at £342.

 

Come on Sony. Let us know as soon as possible so I can split this up monthly so it won't hit as hard as it already has to my emotions!

 

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10 minutes ago, SuperSmexy500 said:

 

At that point, I just hope there's some hacking methods to circumvent this. I believe there already are, but I'm not certain, I know next to nothing about homebrew. If the PS3 or other PS consoles do become fully offline and unable to connect to PSN at all, there wouldn't be much holding me back from hacking them to retain access to my legally bought games. It's just a sad future if it actually comes to that.


My experience with homebrew so far is my PSPGo which is a fantastic system again once you have some custom firmware installed, loads of how-to resources online.


And I don't see why you couldn't alter/trick the clock if you have custom firmware installed, jailbreaking it does give access to the kernel.

I've got an old fat PS3 (sadly not BC with PS2 games) might test over the weekend and run some scenarios.

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