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

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Not sure how I feel about all of this tbh. It has definitely put a spanner in works for me that is for sure. This is why I will never go 100% digital. I think if Sony continue down this anti consumer path they seem to be speeding down just lately then I may consider building my own gaming PC.

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10 minutes ago, CL0CKW0RK133 said:

 

I feel that mocking people for making assumptions on incomplete information is kind of a real jerk move.

In any case, I guess someone needs to start making a list of digital only/dlc that you can only get via the ps3 store.


Yes please. There’s quite an extensive list of games that will soon be lost. 
 

This is unacceptable behavior from Sony. Again, we can look back at the Wii store closing but I can’t recall such a drastic change, and the Wii U was backwards compatible. 
 

Jim Ryan’s attitude is really beginning to show, and maybe before long I’m going to consider going back to Steam and just sticking there. 
 

July and August is far too short of time and the way Sony America sees all of this is nothing short of selfish, arrogant and careless. 
 

Unbelievable.

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1 minute ago, OmegaRejectz said:

Oh... my bad. I read it wrong. I thought you meant DVDs/Blu-Rays weren't region locked but games were *facepalm*

 

 

All good, enjoy Batman one more time :)

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Didn't wanna go too crazy with the PS3 digital purchases. Just bought the DLCs for the Mass Effect series and I think that should be all I really need. I can't think of anything else on the Store that I'd be pissed if I couldn't buy it anymore. There are some DLCs for games like Sleeping Dogs and Far Cry 4 for PS3 that I could buy solely for the sake of 100%'ing their trophy lists but I have the DLCs on their PS4 versions so to hell with it.

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3 minutes ago, MilanYildirim said:

That's a way of Sony saying FUCK YOU to all of us.
Well, FUCK YOU RIGHT BACK SONY

 

Exact my words after TLoU 2 release, moment I realize I would never buy PS5. Now, after THIS news I sure wanna finish all games I have and just switch to PC completely.

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On 22/03/2021 at 10:06 AM, shxrpay said:

Hopefully this isn't true.

It is true. I received the same email from Sony

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Just now, Dan-lives-here said:

Between the PS5 having no games, a step backwards in UI and impossible to get nearly 7 months after launch.

 

The confusing and convoluted ps4>ps5 upgrade game system.

 

and now my ps3 and psvita becoming home-brew/piracy systems I'd say Sony has been pretty rubbish this year.

 

Xbox is killing it.


I burned my bridges with Xbox so my only choice is to go back to Steam on the PC. Many good indie and AA production level games on there that don’t require a good custom built PC to play on. Maybe I’ll finally give a damn about Steam Achievements.

 

This promotes piracy, any good company would try to kill it but I won’t be surprised if this will just encourage some people to hack their PS3/Vita systems, like you said.

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I feel this could all be solved with PS3/Vita emulation on PS5 but nooo gotta sell those PS Now subs lol. 

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I’m really disappointed, and a bit conflicted. I mean, if I buy a huge load of digital games because I know I’ll wanna play them at some point in the future, I’m basically giving Sony money as a reward for shutting down the service. And sure, for the future I’ll be able to download the games I buy on my list... but that functionality can’t last forever, right? 

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10 minutes ago, Floorkiller74 said:

 

 

All good, enjoy Batman one more time :)

Thanks.

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5 minutes ago, AJ_Radio said:


I burned my bridges with Xbox so my only choice is to go back to Steam on the PC. Many good indie and AA production level games on there that don’t require a good custom built PC to play on. Maybe I’ll finally give a damn about Steam Achievements.

 

This promotes piracy, any good company would try to kill it but I won’t be surprised if this will just encourage some people to hack their PS3/Vita systems, like you said.

 

I burned my bridges with Xbox as well and will never go back. Afterall, people are quick to forget the scummy practices Microsoft were going to go ahead with when the Xbox One was first revealed. Only reason they didn't go ahead with it was because Sony chose to continue as normal.

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5 minutes ago, xh117 said:

I feel this could all be solved with PS3/Vita emulation on PS5 but nooo gotta sell those PS Now subs lol. 

Yeah, I really think they should focus on bringing retrocompatibility to PS5 now that they are doing this

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2 minutes ago, AJ_Radio said:


Yes please. There’s quite an extensive list of games that will soon be lost. 
 

This is unacceptable behavior from Sony. Again, we can look back at the Wii store closing but I can’t recall such a drastic change, and the Wii U was backwards compatible. 
 

Jim Ryan’s attitude is really beginning to show, and maybe before long I’m going to consider going back to Steam and just sticking there. 
 

July and August is far too short of time and the way Sony America sees all of this is nothing short of selfish, arrogant and careless. 
 

Unbelievable.

 

They gave nearly 2 years notice for the Wii shop closing if memory serves, a year to still add Wii points to buy games, then another year to use any pre-existing Wii points you still had before time was up. And believe it or not, you can still re-download purchases you made on the Wii shop. The Wii U having backwards compatibility definitely also softened the blow.

 

There's still no way to play most PS3 games on PS4/PS5, not unless they're on PS Now or they got re-mastered/ported. And there's been no way to play PS1 games on anything since the Vita/PS3. The only exceptions I can think of being the FF7-9 games being ported to PS4, which were new versions you had to rebuy anyway. The last PS2 Classic on PS4 I believe was 2017.

 

It's almost going to feel like they're rubbing salt in the wound if they start releasing PS3 Classics on PS5 at £30/$40 or so. Doesn't matter if you bought one of those games previously on the PS3 digitally, you're gonna have to rebuy it. Would be nice for people to be able to play those games on more modern hardware, sure, but I remember when you bought PS1 games on PS3, you can often play those exact same games on PSP and Vita, no extra charge. And there was naïve me wondering when they would add PS1 classics to the PS4 shortly after it launched. Of course, that never happened.

 

But who am I kidding? PS3 games are "ancient", they're not going to re-release those unless they're remastering them with 4k resolution and absolutely nothing fucking else for £60/$80.

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What happen for all services like Battlefield 3 and servers hosting ? That will die too ? 

 

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Well damn, what a shame. I might get one game I’ve had my eye on, but after first hearing this news I just lost all interest in Sony and trophy hunting in general. There’s just too much I’d like to get that it’d cost hundreds if I bought everything now, and it’s simply not worth it. And what about digital only games? And I hate to see how physical copies are, more than likely, going to skyrocket.

Unless Sony plans to incorporate full PS3 (and Vita?) backwards compatibility, this is a horrible decision both business wise and for their reputation. At least I think so, wholeheartedly.

 

Well whatever. The new Monster Hunter released on Switch and I’ve been invested in that. Probably will be for the rest of the year lol.

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So its finally been confirmed...well I'm just glad I've only got a handful of things left to buy costing somewhere around 30 odd pounds. The PS3 store by the end of its life span is a one eyed 3 legged neglected dog it's a shame, but I'm going to have to resort to pirating in the future, but it is what it is Fuck Sony fuck Jim Ryans crusty lips and rip legacy stores. Hooray to digital! At least we can still download and sync after the shutdowns but god-damn Sony couldn't have shat more stanky shit into our mouths.

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Can anyone suggest PS3 digital-only games I should buy?


Or digital-only PS3 games that are significantly cheaper than what their physical counterparts are going for? (e.g. Yakuza Dead Soul digital is $20 on PSN, but the NTSC physical goes for $100+ on eBay)

 

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Does anyone know for certain if this affects games already purchased?

 

I might be blind but I don’t see a download to ps3 option on mobile ( can’t check web store right now). And to my knowledge in order to download games in your library on ps3 you need to access the store. 

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16 minutes ago, PostalDudeRus said:

 

Exact my words after TLoU 2 release, moment I realize I would never buy PS5. Now, after THIS news I sure wanna finish all games I have and just switch to PC completely.

More or less l am thinking about that too ( even though l spent 1500€ on TV and PS5 bundle ) l am getting tired of this anti-customer l am riding my high horse attitude. I hope Microsoft fuck them well on this generation so these fucktards can start make sense again. I swear one of the worst company ever

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I don’t even know what to do about a PSP and a Vita (neither of which I currently have, both of which I’ve always wanted. Now some of the games I wanted for those systems have been released on others (the first Star Ocean for PSP on Switch and PS4/the first two Danganronpa games on PSP/Vita on PS4 & other systems). Others, though AFAIK, have never been released elsewhere (Persona 3 Portable for the PSP, SH: Book of Memories for the Vita). 

 

Guess I’m going to have to do a lot of research I don’t really have time for rn to figure out if buying those systems used is worth it. 

 

....Or if anyone’s figured out how to *cough* play those games another way *cough* 

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1 minute ago, DunDonnie said:

Can anyone suggest PS3 digital-only games I should buy?


Or digital-only PS3 games that are significantly cheaper than what their physical counterparts are going for? (e.g. Yakuza Dead Soul digital is $20 on PSN, but the NTSC physical goes for $100+ on eBay)

 

That's a shame on yakuza man in the UK its around 20-40 I would recommend infamous festival of blood and hard corps uprising mostly the latter since festival of blood technically got a physical release in the infamous collection, but that's quite steep these days.

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Well.... this sucks. Had been hoping that it was only a rumour. Guess not.
 

This is why I’m very much all for getting physical copies of games- but I do have a backlog of ps3 games with dlc that I still need to get. I guess I better get started..

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