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

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10 minutes ago, TheAbyssWalker61 said:

 

If i have Playstation all stars battle Royale for PS3 with The content i'm going to buy, i can play it on PS Vita? I don't have Vita But i'm going to buy one

 

The content works for Vita. However DON'T get the game for Vita. The online servers for multiplayer closed long ago so you won't be able to get the platinum for either version now.

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1 hour ago, AJ_Radio said:


As much as I want to agree with you, Sony is doing more than taking away PS3/Vita games. 
 

They removed features on the PS4, and this summer they will also remove the movie library from the store. They’re doing this because they don’t want to look after it. 
 

And I wouldn’t give Nintendo respect either. They have tried killing off their old library of NES/Super NES games, far predating PS2/PS3. They locked and shut down numerous websites where people were having ROMs and Emulators. Their online functionality is still crap, and they mostly thrive on their exclusives. 
 

Since you’re concerned with the Vita, Vita physical games are going to shoot up in price. They are already very expensive, I had to pay premium prices for a couple of them. Memory cards are also ridiculously expensive. It was so much cheaper to buy a number of these games off the PS Store. 
 

Sony is killing a part of their legacy and burying anything that’s older than 2013 - 2014 under the rug because it’s no longer profitable. 
 

inFamous: Festival of Blood, a PS exclusive will no longer be bought. Though admittedly, PS Now keeps such games so players aren’t at a total loss. 
 

There needs to be alternatives, because potentially there is going to be a lot of content that will be lost forever. And if online functionality is gone, these legacy systems will be entirely useless.

 

The digital future is bleak.

I think they have a real opportunity to make ps now much bigger. Many would happily pay 10 a month or more for the back catalog of games or at least most of them.

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56 minutes ago, AJ_Radio said:


And this also shows that Sony doesn’t care about other countries other than where they’re based at (America). 
 

I have my reasons for not using PS Now, but as it stands the service is lacking a lot of things that need to be there in addition to opening it up to other countries.

 

53 minutes ago, U4oloG said:

It's always been like this. In Russia, the ps storе has always been circumcised. We had to register American accounts to play many games.😔

 

Yup, like, few years ago I had no idea PS Store capable of streaming shows and movies or music and stuff.

Uncharted 2 DLCs in Russian store are not even compatible with base game, so you have to refund it and buy GOTY disc instead

 

Again, playing on foreign account is must if you use RU PSN, thank god they don't block you by IP tho :)

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1 minute ago, DanielVT said:

I think they have a real opportunity to make ps now much bigger. Many would happily pay 10 a month or more for the back catalog of games or at least most of them.


Well yes but not everyone can get PS Now. There needs to be more available for  the service and many digital only titles are completely left out. 

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5 minutes ago, enaysoft said:

 

The content works for Vita. However DON'T get the game for Vita. The online servers for multiplayer closed long ago so you won't be able to get the platinum for either version now.

Thanks, im going to buy that console and get the sly trilogy there, Gravity rush , i have the PS4 remastered versión but it's was freaking expensive, bullet girls.. etc, killzone mercenary it's still active?

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6 minutes ago, TheAbyssWalker61 said:

Thanks, im going to buy that console and get the sly trilogy there, Gravity rush , i have the PS4 remastered versión but it's was freaking expensive, bullet girls.. etc, killzone mercenary it's still active?


As far as I know, Killzone Mercenary servers are still alive.

 

As for Sly Collection on Vita, you gotta rush on getting Sly 3 on the store before it closes, here’s why:

 

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On 3/22/2021 at 10:01 AM, WaddysWDS said:

You will still be able to:

  • Download previously purchased items
  • Earn and sync trophies
  • Upload and download cloud saves

I'm so glad that you will be able to still download previously purchased games because my current memory card on vita doesn't have anywhere near enough space for all mine. >.<

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24 minutes ago, TJF588 said:

There are many exclusives for PlayStation platforms that were only released digitally. With no obligations on the companies in charge of their distribution to honor their existence, it really is up to the pirates to maintain the legacy of gaming.

 

Yeah I can agree with that.

 

I've got a ton of games on my PS3 already installed that were delisted a while ago. Things like Plants Vs Zombies, Konami's X-Men, The Simpsons, Turtles in Time.

I am already considering not playing any new PS3 games just because I want to preserve my PS3 system, especially if one day, I can't redownload them if my PS3 has a YLOD, or worse/just as bad, I can't find a working second hand PS3 in the future should I need one.

 

 

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I guess I will throw a few hundreds to pick stuff I want from Vita and PS3 Store and double check all cross buy games that I didn’t download. Always these idiots at Sony gives us a difficult time 🤨

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25 minutes ago, MaxieM0us3 said:


As far as I know, Killzone Mercenary servers are still alive.

 

As for Sly Collection on Vita, you gotta rush on getting Sly 3 on the store before it closes, here’s why:

 

If i can't get sly 3, it's available complete on PS3 versión, and digital PS4 store right?

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Just now, TheAbyssWalker61 said:

If i can't get sly 3, it's available complete on PS3 versión, and digital PS4 store right?


Yes, Sly Collection is available and complete on PS3, physical or digital.

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Can I transfer all games I bought in a external hard drive? Will I have a problem with any game that has to be patched? if I didn’t launch it already .
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I had PS1, have pink PS2, PSP, 2x PS3, 2x Vita and one PS4 but PS4 is the last Playstation in my house.

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3 minutes ago, Hysteria said:
Will I have a problem with any game that has to be patched? if I didn’t launch it already .

There’s nothing in the announcement that suggests patches will no longer be available when the store goes down

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The problem now is with the legacy web store gone, you are at the mercy of using the horrible console stores. 
 

I generally get error messages and other issues using these stores. Sometimes the stores work, sometimes they don’t. It’s completely random. 

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Just now, AJ_Radio said:

The problem now is with the legacy web store gone, you are at the mercy of using the horrible console stores. 
 

I generally get error messages and other issues using these stores. Sometimes the stores work, sometimes they don’t. It’s completely random. 

Yeah, man I'm just trying to hurry this up until now the PS3 store gods have given me relatively smooth access to buying things(in that PS3 standard) but I've heard the horror stories of people losing the ability to purchase, so I just hope I don't have to deal with those kinda issues for a little longer.

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41 minutes ago, Hysteria said:
Can I transfer all games I bought in a external hard drive? Will I have a problem with any game that has to be patched? if I didn’t launch it already .


Sadly you can’t. PS3 never supported external hard drives to store game data.

 

However, I know a workaround the legit means. You can format two or more internal 2.5” hard drives on the same console and swap between them whenever you need it, for example a game is installed on a specific HDD. Of course, turn off and unplug the PS3 to be sure. Just remember that the hard drives can only be inserted and played on the same single PS3 you formatted them, or else you’ll be forced on formatting them again on another PS3 and lose all your data.

 

In this case, backing up their data on another big external HDD is the safe proof of any potential hard drive or console failure.

 

Otherwise, there exists the modding method to instal ISOs of games directly from the external hard drive (I never did it myself) but I don’t recommend it, unless you don’t mind risking your account and purchased digital games.

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6 hours ago, Zarakai1989 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.

Xbox fucked up major with the Xbox One at launch. But when Phil Spencer arrived thing started to turn around. They actually have backwards compatibility, Xbox Game Pass is great for consumers, there games are available on PC, they aren’t shutting down their store for legacy platforms, their current CEO doesn’t say ‘who’d want to play that?’ When looking at PS1/PS2 games. They haven’t been tearing down a bunch of features & they have apps that actually work properly. They seem to actual listen to those who buy into their products.

36 minutes ago, TazDevilz1986 said:

I guess I will throw a few hundreds to pick stuff I want from Vita and PS3 Store and double check all cross buy games that I didn’t download. Always these idiots at Sony gives us a difficult time 🤨

Why wouldn’t they? They’re getting tons of people to panic buy. ;/

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3 hours ago, enaysoft said:

Those 9 "free" games they gave us last week, well they're all free, until 2030 or so.

Why what's happening in 2030? You keep purchases. 

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Damn, so it really happens!

I mean, deep in my heart I knew this day would come. I guess it was kind of inevitable after a console lifespan of nearly 15 years. But now, with knowing the date it will end, it feels painful and makes me really sad 😢.

 

Well, time to finally check if I missed any games or DLC (pretty sure I'm already fine on that point, but better check twice).

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3 hours ago, enaysoft said:

For now this store closure is going to make it impossible for newcomers to ever have a chance of catching up with the guys at the top, tons of easy Vita stacks are soon gonna be gone forever.

Its already impossible, how could a newcomer catch those at the top? Most of the top trophy hunters are cheats anyway. And most of the vita stacks will still be available on the PS4 store via cross buy. 

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1 minute ago, GUDGER666 said:

Its already impossible, how could a newcomer catch those at the top? Most of the top trophy hunters are cheats anyway. And vita stacks will still be available on the PS4 store. 

Who would want to catch up with those who make trophy hunting unfun the news on this forum is the second biggest mockery on this website the first being the leaderboard.

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4 hours ago, enaysoft said:

 

That's the biggie. Along with online play on PS3 and Vita games. If you lose the ability to sync trophies. That would indeed be devastating for a lot of people.

Imagine being half way through a game and on something like 33% but then you can no longer delete it or be able to play it anymore and sync the game..

They need to clarify those important things. 

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50 minutes ago, AJ_Radio said:

The problem now is with the legacy web store gone, you are at the mercy of using the horrible console stores. 

I browsed 1500 items yesterday with no issues, even better if you have an ssd. Also better if you filter out all the crap. On my PS4 Pro the store always refreshes when I'm browsing or force closes, hate that store. 

 

Don't forget about This over at trophies.org, lists all the DLC available on disc for the PS3. I expect the prices on these to sky rocket. I would pin this to the top. 

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2 minutes ago, GUDGER666 said:

I browsed 1500 items yesterday with no issues, even better if you have an ssd. Also better if you filter out all the crap. On my PS4 Pro the store always refreshes when I'm browsing or force closes, hate that store. 

One odd thing the store tends to do when looking for DLC is it only displays some of them on the add-on section but if you go back to the search it shows the rest of the DLC.

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