PS3, PS Vita, and PSP Online Stores to Close This Summer

Beezy

Well-known Member
Surely they won't stop access to download previous purchases.

I've just bought another vita so will have to get what I want now before the price for physical carts goes through the roof.
 

Video Nasty

Well-known Member
Still able to download my old PSP purchases last I checked so it will probably be the same with PS3 and Vita purchases I'm guessing.

Locking people out of potentially thousands of pounds of purchases would be madness.

Wouldn't shock me though.
 

shoemaker666

Distinguished Member
Surely they won't stop access to download previous purchases.

I've just bought another vita so will have to get what I want now before the price for physical carts goes through the roof.

hopefully you can still download your previous stuff I would have said yes definitely but with sony you never know


I hope they do a final big sale before they close the store
 

Wing80surfer

Active Member
My guess (and it is just a guess) is that you will not be able to download previously purchased content. This is done via the store & if the store cannot be accessed........
 

shoemaker666

Distinguished Member
My guess (and it is just a guess) is that you will not be able to download previously purchased content. This is done via the store & if the store cannot be accessed........
you can download ps3 games via your download list on your account rather than accessing that through the store
 

Video Nasty

Well-known Member
When you bring the store up on the Vita, there's a option in the bottom that brings up your download history.

Hopefully Sony leave that in place.
 

Video Nasty

Well-known Member
I would doubt it the store will be gone is there another way to access download list on a vita ?
No other way I can find.

However just checked my PS3 and the download list can be accessed through account management, transaction management.

I'm fairly certain that you need to turn off 2-step verification in order to transfer a file from the PS3 to a Vita or PSP which is a bit of a hassle. Been a while since I tried.
 

quidditys_shore

Well-known Member
I can understand them wanting to close them (however surely more sales if they had reduced prices!) but wouldn't it have been the better solution to have them all still accessible through a pc store?

I Really hope it's not true as I still buy games every now & again for vita & psp. (try to be selection due to high prices) but if that is it then I'm done with playstation.
I've been a loyal user for 21 years, I'd even bought the psp, ps3, psp2000, pspgo, psvita & ps4 all on launch day! If this is it then I'll just stick with these consoles & in the future it'll be nintendo & PC.
 

Video Nasty

Well-known Member
The "foreseeable future" line is a little worrying imo.

Can easily be taken as code that eventually people won't be able to redownload purchased content, in the future. Just not yet.

I'm expecting that PS+ freebies will be the first to go.
 

quidditys_shore

Well-known Member
The "foreseeable future" line is a little worrying imo.
I never even noticed that! That's going to be a bummer if it stops.

I feel for the devs who some have only just spent £2000 on vita dev kits with no heads up from Sony.

I can hope but I very much doubt there'll be a decent sale.
 

everett_psycho

Distinguished Member
I don't like where this is heading but it's going to be fascinating watching it play out. There's already a lot of people complaining about this shutdown and in the same week as Nintendo pulled some mario games from sale it's concerning older titles will disappear entirely. It's also not helped by patching, if they eventually remove services entirely will even disc based copies be broken as you won't be able to get the patch.

The more frustrating thing is this wouldn't fly for any other media, but gaming again has no way to purchase or consume old media, imagine if classic albums were on vinyl and vinyl only, no Spotify or CDs. If there's no way to purchase old games surely emulation and piracy will be the only way for new generations to play the classics if studios don't port them over. It's going to be interested to see if this timing impacts Sony's sales as well, Xbox clearly capitalised on the opportunity to go ahead and confirm xcloud backwards compatibility. Gamers can be a fickle bunch and k wouldn't be surprised if they get protective over their games and think Microsoft will be the best console storefront that will stick around.
 

shoemaker666

Distinguished Member
dont think Microsoft can be counted on better yes they will sell old games but the games still need updates and even the old games are all downloaded.
 

Flawed Tactics

Active Member
Think Sony are throwing themselves under the bus a little bit with this move, I have a Vita and while I don’t play it very often it’s essential for the first 3 RE games I have on that system. They’re downloaded so hopefully this won’t affect playability in the future.

I look at what Xbox is doing with backward compatibility, auto HDR, FPS boost then we get PlayStation doing their thing, closing Stores. The whole thing stinks to high heaven.
 

Beezy

Well-known Member
Been looking at getting the Ratchet and Clank games on ps3 and the prices for discs have gone crazy. Glad they've reversed this decision now as they're only £10 each for digital.
 

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