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

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Remember when I said Sony maid a billion earlier last week??????? I was wrong it’s probably a trillion now..... Jesus my vita and PS3 games are going to skyrocket it in prices... Ppl looking for COD DLCs not sure if they’re not expired but the Hardened and CEs have the season passes.... sucks, but I had a feeling when I saw the rumor they would pull this shit, but I have pretty much the entire PS3 library just gotta do vita before August

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Given the amount of anger about this, it is a matter of time before people online start calling Jim Ryan at his house about this. If he is going to make decisions about this like this, the anger should be expected. (However please please don't give the man death threats, you can't play games from prison and it's not worth it)

 

I'm not really angry about this, I'm just more angry I've bought so much and now I'm not even sure I'll be able to do them all. I'll be able to download them, but who knows for how long given my slowness and other obligations.

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11 minutes ago, shaunsheep677 said:

I'm definitely against this decision they've made. But okay they've decided to close them, I can't do anything about that. 

However what really irks me is the way this is being handled. For starters 3 months notice for PS3, and 5 months for the Vita is ridiculous. It should of been 'at least' a year, just like how PS+ games being stopped for PS3 and PS Vita was given a years notice. How they come up with 3 and 5 months is beyond me, especially when the world has just been through some really tough times. That's not going to be enough time for everyone to get everything they want. Not asking for a sale because I know there won't be one (although it would be a nice incentive). But they should of given us a decent amount of time to buy whatever we want, and a year would of been what was acceptable in my mind.

The other thing is regarding the Vita, as there's no clarity in their email. They say we'll be able to re-download games via the Download Lists, but the Download List is inside the store on PS Vita so how is this going to work?

The Vita closure surprises me the most here though, since the digital store for that has had a shorter lifespan than the PS3 and the PSP. Plus there are (or were) releases planned for the Vita in 2021, so I'm assuming whatever was to be released will be cancelled now. The Vita is essentially a digital indie machine which has plenty of unique games which  aren't available on PS3, PS4 or PS Now. I guess I will have to try and get custom homebrew which I've always been wary of because of been banned. Since the system is literally dead though I guess that's very unlikely.

 

I've beaten this horse to death at this point, but the stores closing in just 3-5 months is the thing that really confuses me, and pisses me off the most. I doubt the stores are a drain on their profits, if anything, they are almost definitely still seeing small profits from them, so I don't get the rush. Also still don't understand why they didn't announce this when they announced the new webstore redesign.

 

I feel sorry for devs still developing for Vita that had to learn the news like we did. Someone even got a Vita devkit recently. No idea why they weren't informed, probably just incompetence on Sony's part but it's honestly inexcusable for such a large company to do this.

 

It's incredibly disheartening how little Sony seems to care not only about their customers still using their legacy consoles, but also for those developing games for their platforms. Not to mention that they're unlikely to ever have any kind of PS3 or Vita emulator, or bring back PS1/PS2 or PSP games, so that's a lot of history and a lot of games that are essentially going to be lost soon, on such short notice. Sure, PS3s are Vitas are still going to exist, but anyone getting those consoles after the stores close are going to be locked out of a lot of content legally.

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Itll be okay to shutdown ps3 if ps5 can handle ps3 games to be honest otherwise sony is pulling a dick move

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12 minutes ago, HMS_Victor said:

 

What's with this guy? Everyone else is talking about the store being shut down and he uses this place to cry about Biden? This is the second comment I've seen him do that. No one cares. Take the hint

The SECOND comment! Where is the political guide team when you need them?

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1 hour ago, Dark771 said:

Do you believe if things will ever turn around for PlayStation to win back their good name or is this the point where it's all too late?

Only when they get kicked hard in the ass again by M$ like what happened in the PS3/X360 era.

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Now I wonder when will we be unable to download what we already purchased. I hope this day never comes, but who knows.

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When is the store closing?

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Posted (edited)

7 minutes ago, MrTacoNinja said:

When is the store closing?

july 2-psp august 27-vita and ps3

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when this shuts down wait till people start panicking about ps4 (they are already in the process of shutting things down)

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2 minutes ago, Sir_TyroneOBE said:

july-ps3 august-vita

 

Okay thanks dude. Looks like I'll have to buy some DLC soon at its normal price. I've been waiting years for a sale even though I knew deep down none of them were ever going to go on sale again most likely. Oh well. 

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4 hours ago, TonicLemonIce said:

I mean it's obvious that it had to come down to this someday, right?

 

Nope, it’s not obvious at all. While there’s storefront that built its business model by selling fair priced “good old games” for nostalgia PC gamers and newcomers, seeing established company that’s presumably “For the players” effectively limiting access to a huge library of games for its previous platforms is counter-intuitive. If GOG or Steam can sell old games, why can’t Sony?

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1 hour ago, BlindMango said:

I really, really, really hope Sony has some sort of plan to bring PS3 emulation to the PS5 at some point, I doubt it, but I hope they have a plan for this

 

 

I don’t have a huge problem with streaming/subscription based preservation. The problem is that PS Now is not a substitute for a real PS3 (it’s not being advertised as one I know 😅). The PS Now library seems to be about 50/50 with disc available/digital only, and maybe just maybe <1% of the digital-only PS3 library is there to be found. The aims are laudable but the methods are ineffective in current form.

 

Gonna be some cash droppin’ over this month and next 🤷‍♂️ Ngl...

 

Take my advice, go to Games, sort by PS3 or VITA, and start screenshotting pages (~50 for PS3) and make your choices. 37+ games I know of are already delisted but come this doomsday they’re All gonna be delisted.

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Posted (edited)

45 minutes ago, HMS_Victor said:

 

What's with this guy? Everyone else is talking about the store being shut down and he uses this place to cry about Biden? This is the second comment I've seen him do that. No one cares. Take the hint


So you basically pull out one thing and then decide to complain about me? 
 

Blocked. If you’re going to take my comments and pull out stuff like Biden (because let’s be honest, we’re still in a pandemic) despite having mentioned his name maybe twice on these forums these past few months, I don’t need to hear your nonsense.

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Anyone know if after the shut down we will be able to unlock ps3 trophies and conect to the PSN "the profile part"???? 

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6 minutes ago, Hwoarang_21 said:

Anyone know if after the shut down we will be able to unlock ps3 trophies and conect to the PSN "the profile part"???? 

You still can, but you may never know with how unpredictable Sony these days.  Just focus on finishing your PS3 backlog ASAP.

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11 minutes ago, EqualityEarth said:

I don’t have a huge problem with streaming/subscription based preservation. The problem is that PS Now is not a substitute for a real PS3 (it’s not being advertised as one I know 1f605.png). The PS Now library seems to be about 50/50 with disc available/digital only, and maybe just maybe <1% of the digital-only PS3 library is there to be found. The aims are laudable but the methods are ineffective in current form.

 

Gonna be some cash droppin’ over this month and next 🤷‍♂️ Ngl...

 

Take my advice, go to Games, sort by PS3 or VITA, and start screenshotting pages (~50 for PS3) and make your choices. 37+ games I know of are already delisted but come this doomsday they’re All gonna be delisted.

My biggest issue with PS Now is that thing isn't avaliable for my region (Russia) lmao

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2 minutes ago, milanbarca82 said:

You still can, but you may never know with how unpredictable Sony these days.  Just focus on finishing your PS3 backlog ASAP.


That’s my biggest fear. 
 

With around 10 - 15 PS3 games and 2 Vita games left, it’s going to take some time for me to get through them. 

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2 hours 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'm a big pc gamer and always will be but take a look at gamepass pc. It's amazing value.  The barrier to entry into xbox is pretty easy now. 

 

 

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Just now, Dan-lives-here said:

I'm a big pc gamer and always will be but take a look at gamepass pc. It's amazing value.  The barrier to entry into xbox is pretty easy now. 

 

 


Xbox lacks those good exclusives, and their stuff is virtually played on the PC. 
 

Occasionally there are some who play PS Now on their PC but I feel they’re the minority. Most still game on their PS4 and PS5. 

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1 minute ago, milanbarca82 said:

You still can, but you may never know with Sony these days.  Just focus on finishing your PS3 backlog ASAP.

Honestly, I'm going to do that as well.

I'm not worried about the downloads  per se, though some people believe that they can steal your car if you  agree to their ToS (the fact that you're required to accept the ToS in order to play the same game you bought is already an headache in the court of law), I'm however, extremely worried about the online servers of the  ps3 games that are  left.

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also might want to say to all of you who are looking to get some rare games on ps3 before the store goes, games like wolfenstein 3d, siren blood curse, painkiller and darkness along with castlevaina lords of shadow mirror of fate

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