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

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On 3/31/2021 at 4:12 PM, GregHouse007 said:

Well, his fear is not that they may or may not do that, is the fact that if they do that and give another 3 months until the servers for trophy syncing shut down, there is no way in hell he will finish playing everything he has in his PS3.

 

So, we basically need to play all that now because when they send the notice of trophy syncing ending, they will not give us a reasonable time to play what we have. Suddenly playing all those PS3 games feel like a "job" I have to do now

 

I've had this thought as well. Like, I LOVE the PS3, and I've been wanting to replay a bunch of the games on it for quite a while but just haven't gotten around to it, so it's not all that bad. At the same time, though, I do wonder how long the trophy servers (and things like cloud saving) will still be available. It doesn't help that I'm in the same position with Vita too, and I'm even more concerned there. A lot of the games I want to play are RPGs, and I just don't know if I'll be able to finish them in time. 

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2 minutes ago, iceblade997 said:

 

I've had this thought as well. Like, I LOVE the PS3, and I've been wanting to replay a bunch of the games on it for quite a while but just haven't gotten around to it, so it's not all that bad. At the same time, though, I do wonder how long the trophy servers (and things like cloud saving) will still be available. It doesn't help that I'm in the same position with Vita too, and I'm even more concerned there. A lot of the games I want to play are RPGs, and I just don't know if I'll be able to finish them in time. 

Perhaps the synchronization of trophies will be available for a long time. Since there are disk games

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1 hour ago, AJ_Radio said:

The kids can have their fun with Fortnite, but I’m done with multiplayer heavy MMOs and MOBAs. It’s funny, I was starting trophy hunting when I said my goodbyes to MMOs, one in particular that went down the shitter after an American investment company bought it. Now Sony is going downhill for the same reasons, it got greedy and shifted its focus entirely on something else. 

Yes. My kids have fun play in Fortnite on my accaunt. My kids just aren't interested in trophies. They laugh at me and say, " Dad, why do you need this?" I have nothing to say. My childhood was marked by the collapse of the USSR. Trophies are like collecting coins for a collection. I'm sorry that I can't collect many because I work in the north and I go home 4 months a year. But I still don't understand why Sony is doing this? Why disable stores on previous generations? What for? Yes, young people may not want to play games from ps3, but 1 out of 10 people will definitely be a trophy hunter and would love to go through many games. Why would they bury their library? Nintendo attacked the pirates when their games were emulated. But apart from Zelda and Mario, they have nothing. Another confirmation of the fact that at the head of Sony is a complete idiot who does not understand anything

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Just now, U4oloG said:

Perhaps the synchronization of trophies will be available for a long time. Since there are disk games

 

Hopefully :(. If I focus mainly on PS3 and Vita I think it'd still take 2 or so years to finish everything. Maybe longer... If nothing else, the good thing with this is that the PS4 seems tightly tied in with the PS5 so it should take a long while for those games to be cut off...

 

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5 minutes ago, U4oloG said:

Yes. My kids have fun play in Fortnite on my accaunt. My kids just aren't interested in trophies. They laugh at me and say, " Dad, why do you need this?" I have nothing to say. My childhood was marked by the collapse of the USSR. Trophies are like collecting coins for a collection. I'm sorry that I can't collect many because I work in the north and I go home 4 months a year. But I still don't understand why Sony is doing this? Why disable stores on previous generations? What for? Yes, young people may not want to play games from ps3, but 1 out of 10 people will definitely be a trophy hunter and would love to go through many games. Why would they bury their library? Nintendo attacked the pirates when their games were emulated. But apart from Zelda and Mario, they have nothing. Another confirmation of the fact that at the head of Sony is a complete idiot who does not understand anything

Nintendo's base is Smashbros, more than Mario, and there are good Luigis amd Yoshis games, you should include Kirby as well, Splatoon or Sonic exclusives for them

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2 minutes ago, iceblade997 said:

 

Hopefully :(. If I focus mainly on PS3 and Vita I think it'd still take 2 or so years to finish everything. Maybe longer... If nothing else, the good thing with this is that the PS4 seems tightly tied in with the PS5 so it should take a long while for those games to be cut off...

 

I agree. But you have to force yourself to play what you put aside for later. This is not correct

1 minute ago, Pottercito_ said:

Nintendo's base is Smashbros, more than Mario, and there are good Luigis amd Yoshis games, you should include Kirby as well, Splatoon or Sonic exclusives for them

I figuratively said

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20 minutes ago, U4oloG said:

Yes. My kids have fun play in Fortnite on my accaunt. My kids just aren't interested in trophies. They laugh at me and say, " Dad, why do you need this?" I have nothing to say. My childhood was marked by the collapse of the USSR. Trophies are like collecting coins for a collection. I'm sorry that I can't collect many because I work in the north and I go home 4 months a year. But I still don't understand why Sony is doing this? Why disable stores on previous generations? What for? Yes, young people may not want to play games from ps3, but 1 out of 10 people will definitely be a trophy hunter and would love to go through many games. Why would they bury their library? Nintendo attacked the pirates when their games were emulated. But apart from Zelda and Mario, they have nothing. Another confirmation of the fact that at the head of Sony is a complete idiot who does not understand anything

 

I would honestly be more worried about Putin and the mob in Russia wanting their share of the pay than I would be about digital games becoming lost, but that's another topic for another day.

 

It becomes more apparent that the few who care about PS3 games are my peers and older. In 2006 - 2010 we were still going to college, my 16 - 18 year old self was still obsessed with reading gaming magazines at my local grocery store. It definitely feels strange that I feel far more excitement to look forward to and play Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots than I'm excited to play whatever 4K, 60 FPS AAA game Sony has cooked up for release in the near future.

 

Just let your kids have your fun. I've been through everything they're going through, and in 20 - 25 years time they're going to turn up like me, a long time gaming veteran who is disillusioned with the direction the industry has taken.

 

For now, I just hope that online integration for these older Sony consoles will stay intact for a good while.

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1 hour ago, AJ_Radio said:

 

I would honestly be more worried about Putin and the mob in Russia wanting their share of the pay than I would be about digital games becoming lost, but that's another topic for another day.

 

It becomes more apparent that the few who care about PS3 games are my peers and older. In 2006 - 2010 we were still going to college, my 16 - 18 year old self was still obsessed with reading gaming magazines at my local grocery store. It definitely feels strange that I feel far more excitement to look forward to and play Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots than I'm excited to play whatever 4K, 60 FPS AAA game Sony has cooked up for release in the near future.

 

Just let your kids have your fun. I've been through everything they're going through, and in 20 - 25 years time they're going to turn up like me, a long time gaming veteran who is disillusioned with the direction the industry has taken.

 

For now, I just hope that online integration for these older Sony consoles will stay intact for a good while.

I let them play the way they want. But Putin has nothing to do with it. The whole world has gone mad and is heading for Armageddon. Let's do it without politics. Gamers are out of politics.

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2 minutes ago, U4oloG said:

I let them play the way they want. But Putin has nothing to do with it. The whole world has gone mad and is heading for Armageddon. Let's do it without politics. Gamers are out of politics.

 

I'm making out a piece of history there. To be frank, gaming is pretty low on my list of priorities. I'm just sick and tired of seeing Sony try to fuck me over after I spent thousands of dollars on them going back to the PlayStation 2 days.

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3 minutes ago, AJ_Radio said:

 

I'm making out a piece of history there. To be frank, gaming is pretty low on my list of priorities. I'm just sick and tired of seeing Sony try to fuck me over after I spent thousands of dollars on them going back to the PlayStation 2 days.

I agree with you. Sony has lost its reputation in my eyes.

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On 30-3-2021 at 2:09 PM, SnowxSakura said:

All the while sony is laughing away at all the people panic spending on the store for full price games. They're really taking advantage of FOMO

This is not because of Fear Of Missing Out, but because of Content Unavailable Necessity To Spend.

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49 minutes ago, pinkrobot_pb said:

This is not because of Fear Of Missing Out, but because of Content Unavailable Necessity To Spend.

Which gives people the fear of missing out

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20 hours ago, WILD DOG said:

 

Yeah I haven't played Asuras Wrath and wasn't willing to fork over $80 for it lol. I got the JP version for about $20 and I just need to get the DLC from the JP store. Luckily the JP version lets you use english menus and subtitles.

I just bagged the English pal copy for £11 YES HAHA GOD IS ON MY SIDE TODAY.

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16 hours ago, AJ_Radio said:


The decisions were made by people who probably have no real interest in their own product because at the end of the day, money is all that matters. 
 

That’s probably why they’re killing off certain games because they weren’t profitable. Sony couldn’t care less about Knack 2 or Nex Machina because well, they didn’t sell all that well. But put out another Last of Us Part II, they’re raking in the money. 
 

Pretty soon we may have to pick up physical games on the legacy systems thru some second hand retailer or if you’re real lucky, someone on eBay will sell the game you want at a reasonable price. 
 

My main issue is the lack of time. A few short months just isn’t enough. This is going to get piracy to increase for the select few who still care about the older games. 
 

Some asshole like Jim Ryan steps in, someone who probably wasn’t familiar with Sony products prior, and everything starts going downhill. It’s happened to many other companies in the past. Just look at EA nowadays and tell me they still care about the ‘art’ in video games. 
 

That’s how a lot of big business works.

If you think EA's bad, wait until you realize Activision is in the same, if not worse, position since someone who never, EVER sees gaming as art (Bobby Kotick) has been a CEO since the 90's. EA had got the bad change sometime on the way to the 2010s.

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On 4/1/2021 at 2:19 PM, POEman553 said:

 

While I hope for this too, I just wonder how it will be implemented. I would hope PS3 PSN or PS3 DLC purchases would appear for it based on a person's account but everything I've seen with the new store layout makes that seem impossible.

 

If it's disc based emulation, that's less of a problem (just pop it and the PS5 recognizes it as a PS3 game).

 

But so far with PS5, Sony hasn't given me any confidence.

 

I imagine if they do anything it would either be through ps now or through a new emulation app called PlayStation legacy or something similar. Either way, it seems unlikely to be disc based it that's only my opinion and I don't know anything about how hard game emulation is to provide x)

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Fuck, never buying digital again, and just out of spite, only used physical copies 

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9 minutes ago, Radgeck said:

Fuck, never buying digital again, and just out of spite, only used physical copies 

You should but today's physical is far less physical than it used to be at this point it's just a key, but I would still recommend physical anyway.

50 minutes ago, ziggypossum said:

It's a good thing pirating exists.

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4 minutes ago, Radgeck said:

Fuck, never buying digital again, and just out of spite, only used physical copies 

 

I always avoid digital as much as possible, and rarely buy digital-only games full price unless I really, really want them. I usually wait a year or two and see if a physical ever pops up, and if not, I wait until they're on sale for a reasonable amount. Even then, I still have a few hundred digital games across all my platforms with no physical alternative.

 

With the PS5/XSX, I got a feeling more and more games are going to start becoming digital only as the generation goes on, and their likelihood of getting even limited physicals willl probably be even less than what it is now. There's already some games "this" (8th) gen that I'm kinda surprised didn't get physicals. Some games have gotten physicals later, like Hellblade and Hollow Knight, but it's always kind of a toss up whether or not something will get physical down the line, and it's generally only the at least semi-popular games that do.

 

Really wish I could just stop buying digital games, but I know there's always going to be digital-only games I want, and that's going to overpower the other half of me that's "fuck digital".

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2 minutes ago, SuperSmexy500 said:

 

I always avoid digital as much as possible, and rarely buy digital-only games full price unless I really, really want them. I usually wait a year or two and see if a physical ever pops up, and if not, I wait until they're on sale for a reasonable amount. Even then, I still have a few hundred digital games across all my platforms with no physical alternative.

 

With the PS5/XSX, I got a feeling more and more games are going to start becoming digital only as the generation goes on, and their likelihood of getting even limited physicals willl probably be even less than what it is now. There's already some games "this" (8th) gen that I'm kinda surprised didn't get physicals. Some games have gotten physicals later, like Hellblade and Hollow Knight, but it's always kind of a toss up whether or not something will get physical down the line, and it's generally only the at least semi-popular games that do.

 

Really wish I could just stop buying digital games, but I know there's always going to be digital-only games I want, and that's going to overpower the other half of me that's "fuck digital".

Yeah, they are slowly phasing out physical with their products the wording just years of slowly getting away from retail copies it just gives them more control which also gives them potential for more profit.

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I'm so gutted about this, I always play by vita and just platinumed persona 4 golden today. I have a lot of digital games compared to physical, good thing I've played most of them and downloaded all. 

 

If they are removing the store and also apparently the messaging system on vita, will the ability to earn and sync trophies stay or will they eventually remove that as well?

If they do, then I would stop playing the vita for good but it's such a great console for trophy hunting on the go. 

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I'd really suggest buying any physical games you want now as well, because the market for physical PS3 games will change for the worst when the digital option is gone. It really makes me wish I could check out the used section at EBGames, but they're all pick-up only here.

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