Report: Sony To Shut Down Stores For PS3/PSP/PSVITA, Face Backlash Over Lack Of Game Preservation 

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YongYea 23 päivää sitten
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chris gamechannel
chris gamechannel 15 päivää sitten
Emulators taking over I wish I do pay for any old game again when I can play all of them in 8k and for free
Senator Armstrong
Senator Armstrong 15 päivää sitten
chris gamechannel
chris gamechannel 16 päivää sitten
Emulation taking over I play all my classic games in 5k now I brought me a powerful gaming pc
chris gamechannel
chris gamechannel 16 päivää sitten
Nobody really use it everyone downloaded them free
Grayson Kitteh
Grayson Kitteh 18 päivää sitten
Does it mean, the ONLY way to keep playing your purchased games, physical or digital IS to jailbreak your PS3?
ryancee7 Päivä sitten
The day physical copies are basically gone, I'm done gaming
Sayba 2 päivää sitten
After July/August, will trophy sync still be available for PS3 and PS Vita?
Jessica 2 päivää sitten
Black Ops Zombies Dlc maps :( Sony are breaking my heart.
Fred 006
Fred 006 2 päivää sitten
Everyone get to NoPayStation now
Natsu Yume
Natsu Yume 2 päivää sitten
Sony is just really becoming anti consumer. Let's not forget this April 14th ps community is being shut down, what's next? Taking away friends list?
Maximus 3 päivää sitten
When Store shutdown,Can i Still play gta online???
kojojolo 4 päivää sitten
Glad my dad jailbreak our ps3
Jtech ryu1
Jtech ryu1 4 päivää sitten
Any ps3 is jailbreakable
Jtech ryu1
Jtech ryu1 4 päivää sitten
Just jailbreak ps3 can't buy anymore check if hen cfw and go to molded warfare youtube
Weaponized Autism
Weaponized Autism 6 päivää sitten
R.I.P psn store, you will live on our hearts❣
Blank Space Provided
Blank Space Provided 7 päivää sitten
Games media be like: “When we aren’t calling for game devs to be cancelled, their games to be changed and gamers to die in a gutter, we are preserving games, protecting their developers legacy’s and being “pro gamer.”” GROSS
Johnny Dotson
Johnny Dotson 9 päivää sitten
The ps2 I can understand. Trying to emulate a game on that is a pain in the ass. The PSP and Vita though...
UniQueLyEviL 9 päivää sitten
I hate this wtf
Indr1DC01D 9 päivää sitten
That's why you collect physical copies of games
acw215079 10 päivää sitten
We can't forget that the only reason Xbox started backwards compatibility on the Xbox One was because Sony beat them so hard at the beginning of the last generation. MS was going to have no backwards compatibility AND restricted physical copies. Nobody is the hero in this story. If MS wasn't backed into the corner, there would be no backwards compatibility. I have been talking about this privately for years now. All digital services will someday die. Whether or not companies decide to preserve these games is a purely monetary decision that, as long as they aren't compelled to by consumer pressure (because nothing could get them to do it legally), will always fall on the side of whatever makes them the most money now. Anyone interested in any of these games should pirate the hell out of them because they don't care enough to leave them up for sale.
AnthonyLu123 11 päivää sitten
Anyone Play PS3 in 2021 and beyond? Get the best games before the closing date comes Battlefield 3 (& online pass) PVZ Garden Warfare Need For Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed (& online pass) etc.
Davis Connor
Davis Connor 12 päivää sitten
From microsoft at least they let you play og xbox, xbox 360, and xbox one games on xbox series X and not only that, but they also let use a paid app call dev mode from microsoft website and download to xbox series X and then download an emulator like retroarch and emulate games like nes, snes, ps1, ps2, gamecube, gba, etc, and this did not make your xbox live account ban or anything like that, and from sony for some reason can't not do the same and the cmos battery on ps3 when it die and it well the games that have been download from psn store will not work anymore after the psn store shut down and yes you can still use the game disc after the psn store shut down, but the ps4 is even worse when the cmos battery die after the psn store shut down not only the digital games will play amymore... but also the game disc will not work anymore at well so yea at this point after all that have been say and done... fuck sony, fuck the ps4, fuck the ps5, fuck the battery that bulid in the systems, fuck the ceo who at sony at this time and fuck this i am done with sony.
Pollo DiGomma
Pollo DiGomma 12 päivää sitten
I heartily suggest all the developers to make a copy of their works on PSP, ps3 and vita
Leadblast 12 päivää sitten
Oh don't tell me that blabber about mantaining servers online being costly and all that shit. There's literally still more than enough PS3 players online today to justify the existence of online servers. Also, don't think that physical discs are eternal. Like any material they have a limited lifespan, and even if you were to keep them in freshmint condition locked away under 7 keys then perhaps your PS3 (which of course you still continue using) will stop functioning even before your discs get a scratch.
EDarknesscarnes 12 päivää sitten
This is such a low blow for older generations, they are forcing us to forget about our nostalgia in order to sell more supposeddly, it is like the star wars phenomenon, in order to “move on” they destroy the things we were used to, i am gonna keep my nostalgia whenever the fuck i want, you are not going to make me think different, it is also an statement to say that the old ways were better, i mean they are doing bad for younger generations, and older generations as well, and the older generations could say before that we got their backs, but now they are giving the back to older generations too in their shitty marketing that is affecting newer generations... so i can see there is going to be a big change, people are just going to forget about videogames because they are not doing anything well, is costing a lot, and is so frustrating to jump in, so thanks companies, long long playstation user lost in here, maybe i move to x box or maybe i just grow up like they are suppose to telling us to, and just stop playing... what a time to live, everything is turning into a modern tragedy.
Iqhohacs 13 päivää sitten
GameStop: *heavy breathing*
Matt M
Matt M 13 päivää sitten
It’s just bad business because who’s going to trust Sony after this point.
ThisDudePlaysOnPS4 13 päivää sitten
jailbroken ps3 prices are gonna go high soon
Tino Carbajal
Tino Carbajal 13 päivää sitten
Sony you messed up
Tino Carbajal
Tino Carbajal 13 päivää sitten
It's going to bite sony in the ass
Kitsune1986 13 päivää sitten
If you cant download ur digital games is that even legal?
Rob Gatdula
Rob Gatdula 14 päivää sitten
They have confirmed that the games you own will be available to download
mondayjoker 14 päivää sitten
The chickens at last come home to roost. This discussion has been around since 2008-2009 and it's only in the last few years people are starting to discover it's impacts now that the first generation distribution platforms are being retired. There's only one way to stop it; Reject the digital distribution of retail games.
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
good god looks like the ps3 players will do 3 things one stop gaming. or go gaming on pc or find ps3 games online through other ways game stop or other shops but it is over
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
gaming is a waste of time man I have my old consoles SO they can suck on that
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
the ps3 will fuck up on you at some point no matter how nice you keep it was a good run free net gaming is ending on consoles all the people that can buy a new pc over ps5 piss them all off & buy disk copies where you can find it but in the end not matter how you go in time it will be taking from you so saving the money from them is better
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
just think of this you ps4 players are next
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
what is more funny i was thinking of buying some new games on my ps3 but you know what after this bs fuck them pc
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
they want you on new console
castlev1986 14 päivää sitten
it's over stop gaming or game on pc or buy the things you want before it goes down or buy a ps5 or stop gaming
Lu1 15 päivää sitten
I actually got an official email by sony
Lu1 15 päivää sitten
“Things that makes us laugh makes us cry” -Big Smoke
Tom G
Tom G 15 päivää sitten
Seems like "Play Has No Limits" to how low they'll stoop.
Tom G
Tom G 15 päivää sitten
It should be illegal for one company to have so much power and control over the historical preservation of so many individual creators intellectual property.
Jacky Cheung
Jacky Cheung 15 päivää sitten
Why shut down the store? You know that there are dlc and digital exclusive games that are available within these stores. If there's a way for emulation and preservation of dlc, I will be really thankful for the archivists and preservationists.
Whitewizard Mil98
Whitewizard Mil98 15 päivää sitten
Emulation is good ... If its compatible... That why I still want to get my hands consoles and handheld... I have ps4 but with a few cds... Coz its pricy ... But Ps5 is still damn too pricy for me..... The same goes for its CDs... Damn it all to hell!!
Whitewizard Mil98
Whitewizard Mil98 15 päivää sitten
Damn... I haven't even bought a PSP vita I've been wanting to buy for so long... I' just can't... Right now.. Dam. It all
Raya Winarko
Raya Winarko 15 päivää sitten
reject playstation, return to xbox
MuchoTaco 15 päivää sitten
Then the people who got digital copies of games or movies should get their money back
Super Vortex
Super Vortex 15 päivää sitten
people are lest likely to buy a ps5 if they gona loose all the games they love already why bother when the games on ps5 are all feminized
Super Vortex
Super Vortex 15 päivää sitten
if you don't have your ps3 jailbroken do it now, fk sony fuck copyright use multiman to dump your game discs to hd
Colton Torres
Colton Torres 15 päivää sitten
This is BS
Vega 13
Vega 13 15 päivää sitten
I'll be honest you guys I don't feel like buying the PS5 because there's no good games on it that actually get my attention if I have to make a FIplace video about this I'm going to probably do it I'm actually going to do it because I still have old classic games hell they're still systems I have and I still play the games to this day Hawaii I prefer the original than the remakes remastered because at least I know what I'm doing I know where to go but it's sad that we have to shut down a great system only because people don't want to either play anymore or they think because the new system is better I know I'm going to get a lot of hate but there's a lot of games out there that I grew up with that I still haven't finished playing it took me awhile to be where I'm at to finish some of them with the help of other players online it's not that I suck it's just that there's things I can do on my own and there's things that I can't and to shut down a great system and games it's sad it really is
[Ażurë Crįmsøn]
[Ażurë Crįmsøn] 15 päivää sitten
*Persona 3 FES forever gone.*
greathill21 15 päivää sitten
And this is why I buy physical games on ebay
greathill21 15 päivää sitten
I'm mad and it's because I'm still playing on the ps3 and I recently got the ps4
Christian Perez
Christian Perez 15 päivää sitten
Can someone please tell me if Splatterhouse 2010’s dlc store is still available for me to get the dlc masks or have they been shut down since way back then?
Nico 16 päivää sitten
Everyone acts like ps now has EVERY PS3 game ever made on it. It doesn't. It has a handful of games, and 90% are obscure "I've never heard of" games that nobody would play. They need to bring emulation to newer consoles. This is fucking ridiculous.
ErichGrooms1 16 päivää sitten
♪Do what you want cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate! Yarr har fiddle dee dee Being a pirate is alright to be Do what you want cause a pirate is free You are a pirate! You are a pirate! Yeah!♪
IGBEH MARIA 16 päivää sitten
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IGBEH MARIA 16 päivää sitten
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Commander Shepard
Commander Shepard 16 päivää sitten
This is for the players
Miguel Santana
Miguel Santana 16 päivää sitten
We must be prepared for the crazy price increases for physical ps3 and vita games on Ebay Afterwards!
Miguel Santana
Miguel Santana 16 päivää sitten
We still can download our games after the shutdown but for how long? The download list will be linked with your psn account or console? What if the ps3 cease to function,can i use another one to download my stuff with my psn account? I received a warning email from Sony but the email didnt answer any of this questions. This can backfire to Sony because gamers will think twice from now on on buying digital for ps4 and ps5. Iam a PS guy but i know that Microsoft at least believe in generations,a friend of mine with XBSX is having a blast buying and playing xbox 360 games,even the console transforms that games into remastered versions,i dont have that on my Playstations,not at that extend!
Frost Claw
Frost Claw 16 päivää sitten
Recently Sony is making decisions that are really annoying after this the price of physical second hand copies will increase too
Goku Black
Goku Black 16 päivää sitten
Remember the days when u had a ps3 cause of the specific games it had like metal gear solid 4.. How ironic how ps5 fans try to pumble Microsoft, yet sony has been fucking up a shit ton lately
Undead 16 päivää sitten
Of course they will, now they can make a shit ton of ''HD Remaster''.
Asufiku 16 päivää sitten
Hmm on console i was never really a fan of digital because i always considered physical to be part of the experience since on pc its all digital for me except for some old games.
Lucas Badour
Lucas Badour 16 päivää sitten
Sony you falling in Xbox is trap again I'm just letting you know I had a Time
Lucas Badour
Lucas Badour 16 päivää sitten
Make sure Sony sees my comments along with everybody else's
Lucas Badour
Lucas Badour 16 päivää sitten
Yeah cuz I put a lot of money in this PS3 Sony you have to at least let us pay $10 a month or something to keep things running this is not right for other people that can't afford PS4 and PS5 you're doing your customers wrong for PS3
LiveDark Virales
LiveDark Virales 16 päivää sitten
I still dont gent the ps5 cuz is too pricey here in mexico (can afford it is just its unaceptable how expensive is) so im waiting for a slim version but i will consider if the next BF is worth, if is not i will keep playing my ps4 until the shut down the store/servers and say goodbay to gaming.
LiveDark Virales
LiveDark Virales 16 päivää sitten
The only i keep playing in PS3 is BF3 and BFBC2, has the discs but i would love an port for the PS4 withe full thing like in PC.
BillGunslinger 16 päivää sitten
I still need to buy Max Payne 3, Dead Space 1 & 2 and God of War Origins Shit, I was taken by surprise
BlargTheEnderman 16 päivää sitten
This is why Sony is dieing
Not a Soy boi
Not a Soy boi 16 päivää sitten
God I hope this article turns out to be false. I purchased so much games and dlcs on my ps3. If I lose it and don’t get a friking refund I’m gonna lose my shit
Herna 16 päivää sitten
Sorry, dude. We've already gotten the official emails. It's real. They can't take away stuff you've already purchased, though. Not in the EU, at least. That right is protected by law.
freddyvidzs 16 päivää sitten
But we PAY for those digital copies.
Jake 32
Jake 32 16 päivää sitten
First Nintendo, now Sony. Is there an anti-consumer virus going on or something?
Mini Taro
Mini Taro 16 päivää sitten
I must say a big thanks to 4logkey for helping unban my psn account at such rate.
Mini Taro
Mini Taro 16 päivää sitten
I must say a big thanks to 4logkey for helping unban my psn account at such rate.
Required Particular
Required Particular 16 päivää sitten
I got an email from the just now. It’s says we will still be able to download already purchased games
Playing Tombi/Tomba and original ps1 games is gonna be fucked.
Lil Lopez
Lil Lopez 16 päivää sitten
when sony shuts down ps3 stores will we able to download our ps3 games to ps4 and 5?
CPT Freeman
CPT Freeman 16 päivää sitten
This is why I prefer physical copies these companies have too much control
MRP Media Rebel Productions
MRP Media Rebel Productions 16 päivää sitten
Its worse than you think. your ps3 will not even play the games (disc or digital), once the cmos battery runs out of juice. if Sony ever shuts down the PSN your systems will become bricks. Sony doesn't want to talk about it, but this is way worse than not being able to buy games.
TheSignOf Zeta
TheSignOf Zeta 16 päivää sitten
Why do I have the feeling that Sony wants to get rid of all of ther old fan service games?
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander 16 päivää sitten
All I wanted was to be able to play Gran Tourismo 1 and 2, Doom and Final Doom ps1 versions (better music) Colony Wars Series, C&C Retaliation, and Ridge racer revelations on my PS vita, no official way, but now need to learn how to Add emulators. Ps store prices on Psone games way too much when you have the disc originals.
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander 16 päivää sitten
Ps Vita managed by morons fix the memory card and give it offical ps 1 and 2 emulators for EVERY GAME it would be a retro classic, reason you never buy digital.
Darth Vader
Darth Vader 16 päivää sitten
This is why I buy physical on consoles.
Juanblue85 16 päivää sitten
Well, they took a while but there it is. It has been confirmed to be happening.
Caleb Tieman
Caleb Tieman 16 päivää sitten
Ps2 and ps3 games are perfectly capable of being ran on a hand-held provided the right hardware sony is disgusting. On an oil rig it's great for me to have MGS VRM, MGS2 AND 3 and MGS Peace Walker on the vita but Ubi can't even go further than Splinter Cell Essentials. Wtf dude
Fishplants 16 päivää sitten
They should have a HUGE sale until it closes, I mean why not ?
Wyldcat 16 päivää sitten
Ugh.... that was always gonna be the fate of Digital games and DLC.
DEXXO 16 päivää sitten
I Just Recived the info from SONY, a Cant belive it THIS IS UNACEPTABLE !!!!! this show me a less Gaming Culture sony is about . ITS A BIGEST SHAME i am so sure nobody will Acept this !!
Victor Damázio
Victor Damázio 16 päivää sitten
For the people who claim that physical media is superior, nowadays, physical media is not even safe and future proof anymore, because many games released on consoles, require a download even if you bought a disc, and with stuff like DLC, updates and patches, your physical copy will not have the complete version of a game unless you have those editions with all the DLC included, plus, with Day 1 Patches and games coming broken at launch, you can't have the good version of a game without a download.
army ofgod
army ofgod 16 päivää sitten
but i need my trophies
Nel T
Nel T 16 päivää sitten
Sony closes their stores and Nintendo asks $60 for half assed remasters while on Xbox Series you can play games from the original xbox and MS constantly does stuff like free updates to increase fps/res for their older titles and stuff like auto hdr. Seems like only one of these companies cares about their legacy content
Anthony 17 päivää sitten
Will there still be online play on ps3?
lmcgregoruk 17 päivää sitten
Excerpt from an email I got from Sony 5 minutes ago, "What about content you already own? • You will still be able to download your owned PS3, PS Vita, and PSP content, including games and video content. • You can download your owned content onto your PS3, PS Vita, or PSP by accessing the Download List on the respective device. • If you have purchased a PS3/PS Vita cross-buy bundle and have only downloaded either the PS3 or PS Vita version, you will need to download the other version prior to the closure of PlayStation™Store on the relevant device. • Video content that you own can be streamed on PS3, PS4 or PS5 through the My Videos app, or on mobile devices through the PlayStation™Video app. • You will still be able to re-download and play game titles you have claimed through PlayStation®Plus as long as you remain a member of the service."
Ivan Lee
Ivan Lee 17 päivää sitten
source from TheGamer? right....., well I'm sure some of the workforce over there may have expected this severe backlash to begin with and or may not agree with that the execs are doing.Besides I am sure they know what the current Xbox is capable off with their backwards compatibility and the sorts, or else most of us PS folk will flock to XB and/or to PC and the respective game libraries
Ray Oid
Ray Oid 17 päivää sitten
Sony: Thank you for spending billions for games on our platforms, Backwards Compatible will never happen for old games.
Ж 12
Ж 12 17 päivää sitten
Laugh in PS3 Hen
finalbladecrisis 17 päivää sitten
Digital only consoles are just a bad idea overall.
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Hi my name is ButtCorn 17 päivää sitten
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