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

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I have a feeling that if this rumor is indeed more than a measly rumor, some announcement will happen on March 31st as that's the end of the fiscal year, or on April 1st. Except, that will be no April fools joke

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Don't know why some think I was being funny? 🙄. The support said they couldn't find information on the subject. and someone posted a report with no verifiable sources, the fact that people are freaking out about this gives the article credit. Until Sony officially makes a statement, we should treat this as a mere story.

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I’ll be the first to admit I’ve actually been scare buying 😅 as of last night. The ironic thing is I just found out you save ~3% getting PSN $100 through OffGamers as opposed to directly using your credit card.

 

I am so glad the PS3 store hosts VITA content too. There probably won’t be a flash sale though, there hasn’t been one in forever.

 

On one hand, I’m scared shitless, but what I’m missing is finite. On the other hand, Mystic hasn’t reported anything yet (we’ll have to wait for Friday!). I trust him more than some blog I’ve never heard about.

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5 hours ago, Cryogenicide_X said:

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

 

No.

But if a tenable solution can't be found (I point once again at PSNow), I'd be heavily considering a permanent switch to Steam or similar.

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8 hours ago, DaivRules said:

 

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.

Wasn't comparing the Hardware itself (I know how vastly different they are, I'm not stupid) I was just pointing out that it's valid since it's the same generation and mostly the same Game Library (minus the Exclusives on both sides) however Microsoft are actually going out of their way to make sure the best of those old systems are brought forward and continue to sell them on the current store (and even have access to the old store through the Emulation) also PC Emulation for PS3 has been progressing very well from what I've seen and heard and that's just gamers doing it for Free in their spare time... What excuse does Sony have for not putting a team on figuring that shit out much like Microsoft did (and it wasn't simple for them to get Xbox/360 running on the Xbone either, a lot of effort has gone into it 🤷)

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41 minutes ago, EqualityEarth said:

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve actually been scare buying 1f605.png as of last night. The ironic thing is I just found out you save ~3% getting PSN $100 through OffGamers as opposed to directly using your credit card.

Nowhere to get it cheaper in US? Loads of places to get it cheaper here in UK. One thing that's been going for years is using O2 sim cards to get £25 (use to be £30) PSN credit for either free or £5. 

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4 minutes ago, MrTrofyHunter said:

If I read this entire thread with every post and this turns out to be just a false rumor, I'm going to be pissed!

Right there with ya lol

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On 23/03/2021 at 6:55 PM, SHADOW-KILLER-S2 said:

Always nice to come home after a long and hard day of work and see 160+ new messages in 1 thread. 1f602.png

We live in a society :awesome:

 

 

6 minutes ago, MrTrofyHunter said:

If I read this entire thread with every post and this turns out to be just a false rumor, I'm going to be pissed!

This is getting a bit out of hand, i do believe 😒

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6 hours ago, Cryogenicide_X said:

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

Sony has definitely made big mistakes these past months with their current services, but It's still a far better option for me than buying a Xbox Series X/S. Enlisting some of my reasons:

 

1.- Xbox gaming is mostly suscription-dependent, and I don't really like not having permanent ownership of a copy of my played games.

2.- It is rare to even see a Xbox One in sale around my country, let alone Series X/S and physical games. Buying physical Xbox games isn't an option for me.

3.- I like PS exclusives more than Xbox exclusives. Besides Sunset Overdrive, Gears of War's games, and Halo games, I can't really remember another IP that is somewhat interesting from my perspective.

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44 minutes ago, GUDGER666 said:

Nowhere to get it cheaper in US? Loads of places to get it cheaper here in UK. One thing that's been going for years is using O2 sim cards to get £25 (use to be £30) PSN credit for either free or £5. 

If your a sam’s club member you can get a $100 for $94.98, so you save a little bit... also OffGamers has a fee at the end of transaction, but usually still has decent prices

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7 hours ago, Cryogenicide_X said:

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

 

The only thing that would make me switch to Xbox is if Falcom moves to exclusively developing games for Xbox because that is the main reason why I have a Vita and PS4.  Since the chances of that are almost none, the Xbox 360 will very likely remain the first and only Xbox system I ever owned and it's still just sitting in its box unplayed for years after the last time I moved.  To be honest, if they stop being PSN exclusive it's more likely they'll move back to PC development.

 

Bear in mind, I used to work for Xbox support, so I also have some personal reasons to dislike Microsoft as a company and would definitely need games I absolutely cannot resist to be exclusive to it.  Since JRPGs are my favorites and Falcom is the main dev of the games I absolutely cannot resist, the chances are almost none because Japanese devs don't seem to like Xbox much and only the big AAA ones that I don't care much for have been getting released on Xbox.

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9 hours ago, Cryogenicide_X said:

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

I actually swapped over from Xbox (8+ years) to PS in late 2019 (PS4 is my first ever PlayStation).

 

Main reason? Games. PS has by far a superior selection of games that I like to play, seconded only by the Switch but I didn't consider that console because it lacks any form of achievement system. Actually the only reason I stayed on Xbox that long was because I didn't wanna give up my achievements but eventually the game selection was just so dry that I couldn't do it anymore.

 

However I'm going to be honest with you, I'm extremely frustrated by PSNow and lack of PS3 backwards compatibility options without straight up buying a PS3 that may or may not actually be relevant based on circulating rumors. I recently took a look at PSNow and found a couple games I'd be insterested in (especially Disgaea 2/3 and Lego Clone Wars)... but then was absolutely sad to see that none of the Tales games of the PS3 era are on there. Guess I'll have to get a PS3 if I ever want to play those... By far Xbox dominates in the gamepass/backwards compatibility option department with their XSX console. I would have even been OK if my PS4 was the only option for BC of most PS3 games, but nope. I totally understand and get it, weird architecture and blah blah but come on. Not having more options to play these games that I would LITERALLY BUY RIGHT NOW absolutely blows.

 

There's a load of JRPGs I WANT to play from the PS3 gen and would INSTANTLY buy a PS5/PSNow subscription if more options were available on PSNow or if PS5 had full PS3 BC. What's even more frustrating is that Sony is being shepherded by someone who "doesn't see why people want to play older games", sort of mentality. Gives me real good vibes for any more BC options in the future... not.

 

If Xbox stepped up their JRPG offerings massively I would probably swap back to Xbox. I don't really care much about any of the Sony "mainstream" exclusives besides Bloodborne. Disgaea, most of the Tales of series, Ys, etc. on the other hand... that's what sold the PS system for me and continues to fill up my backlog. 

 

Though recently with some very... questionable decisions by Sony, I'm skeptical on the availability of some of the games I really want to play. Especially Disgaea 6. I'm still upset that it's getting a PS4 east release but not a PS4 west release (at least for now). But whatever.

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Posted (edited)

20 minutes ago, yuber1234 said:

https://www.ign.com/articles/playstation-patents-the-ability-to-add-trophies-to-emulated-retro-games

 

A friend of mine brought this to my attention. I don't know if this makes the store closure rumors less likely or more likely.

 

I don't think this provides evidence either way with regards to the rumors.  Still pretty interesting and cool that trophies might be coming to old ps2 games.

 

I'm starting to believe these "rumors" are pure BS aside from concerns regarding the PS3's hardware in event of server shutdown.  All the news articles are citing the same news source from "The Gamer", which doesn't even seem to be that reliable of a news source.

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Posted (edited)

On 2021-03-24 at 2:57 PM, Cryogenicide_X said:

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

Nah. Exclusives being the biggest reason why but I've also built up a collection of games over the years that can keep me gaming comfortably for a long time. At the end of the day it's all about the games so as long as they keep making great quality exclusives and competent consoles to run em, I'll continue supporting.

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53 minutes ago, FreshFromThaDeli said:

Tell that to the same developers/publishers still doing sales for 360 games on Xbox platforms. 

 

Sony are going out of their way to block any kind of sales for games on legacy hardware  that aren't cross play compatible.

Now that's just sad :(

 

I didn't know there were still sales for xbox 360 games... But with the BC it's to be expected tbh. More of a reason why we need backwards compatibility.

 

Companies usually patent lots of things, most are not even used, let's hope that the one a couple comments before mine becomes a reality. 

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24 minutes ago, Sword said:

I'm extremely frustrated by PSNow and lack of PS3 backwards compatibility options without straight up buying a PS3

 

Eh, I wouldn't be too upset that PS4 lacks backwards compatibility to PS3, especially since the PS4/Xbox1 generation is pretty much the generation of remasters.

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9 hours ago, Cryogenicide_X said:

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

 

Closing of the PS3/Vita store, no.

Any of the other rumors (preventing downloading of digitally purchased games, unable to earn trophies on old games etc.), I don't know.  I might move away from console gaming entirely.

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5 hours ago, sepheroithisgod said:

Not in the slightest. Even amidst bad decisions, Sony puts out better games. Xbox is just full of crickets, disappointments, and a terrible controller.

Thats why i have stuck with Sony for many years. I like their games better and the playstation controller is so much nicer. 

 

Im super glad i bought everything i needed from the ps3 and ps vita store. I hope this is not true though but at least i will be prepared. 

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I hope this isn't real. There are still so many games I plan to play and collect that are only on PSP/Vita/PS3 that are only on those consoles. Whether it's download or physical I gotta get them. 

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Posted (edited)

Just WoW how an article made things go up side down , remembered when we used to live in peace?

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