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« on: March 29, 2021, 11:40:43 AM »

So there was a recent report that the PlayStation store is shutting down for PSP / PS3 / Vita. You can read more about it here: https://www.thegamer.com/...tores-permanently-closed/

Then last Saturday (3/27) Sony finally took down the "old" PlayStation store that you could access on the internet to purchase PSP / PS3 / Vita games.  Again, more here: https://delistedgames.com...ation-store-back-for-now/

While you can't access the store online anymore, you can still access the store though each console itself to purchase and download games / DLC / etc.

I have no idea if this means you will not be able to download anything after this date (purchased content, patches, etc.) but you might want to consider getting anything downloaded that you want to keep.


EDIT: here is the Official announcement: https://www.playstation.c...support/important-notice/
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 11:45:09 AM »

As for myself, I spent last week before the online store was down purchasing any free DLC / Games / etc I could find for PSP and Vita.  It was a lot easier to do it on the online store.  Also made sure to download everything I wanted to my PSP (Haven't gone though my Vita yet).  

If you are wondering, yes you can still get online with your PSP, sign into the store, and download content.  You can't browse for games but you can access your download list and if you search for a specific title, you can purchase and download it. I loaded up all my physical PSP games and checked for updates (I didn't have a single one but don't regret it).

I've also been trying to track down and physical PSP games I still wanted before prices start to get crazy (some already are).
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 12:31:33 PM »

Maybe too little to late, but any must have digital only stuck on these systems?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 01:05:56 PM »

Maybe too little to late, but any must have digital only stuck on these systems?

My Life in Gaming is supposedly working on a video to cover that.  Personally, I picked up some DLC for games I have, the third LoccoRocco game that was digital only, a few PS1 classics, and a 2 of the Ys games since they are selling for like $200 CIB now.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 03:46:16 PM »

I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but this is just one more reason to continue to purchase & support physical media. Yes, as gaming generations go on, the more games will be buggy or broken on day 1, but unless you're only playing AAA titles, there will be a lot of games that should still be playable in the future. These kinds of things just strengthen my resolve to continue to invest in carts & discs. Not because I know they'll be worth something someday, but because I'll still have a perpetual license to use that item in the future.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 05:42:17 AM »

I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but this is just one more reason to continue to purchase & support physical media. Yes, as gaming generations go on, the more games will be buggy or broken on day 1, but unless you're only playing AAA titles, there will be a lot of games that should still be playable in the future. These kinds of things just strengthen my resolve to continue to invest in carts & discs. Not because I know they'll be worth something someday, but because I'll still have a perpetual license to use that item in the future.

This is exactly the reason I don't buy digital.  You don't own it, it's a rental.  Unfortunately, you and I get it but the new generation do not.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 08:59:51 AM »

I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but this is just one more reason to continue to purchase & support physical media. Yes, as gaming generations go on, the more games will be buggy or broken on day 1, but unless you're only playing AAA titles, there will be a lot of games that should still be playable in the future. These kinds of things just strengthen my resolve to continue to invest in carts & discs. Not because I know they'll be worth something someday, but because I'll still have a perpetual license to use that item in the future.


I 100% agree and always buy physical.  I very rarely buy digital.  I'll even wait it out to see if something gets released physically usually.  As stated, I've bought some digital only PSP stuff this last week and this is probably the most digital games I've ever bought lol
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2021, 01:03:38 PM »

Update, Sony reversed its decision.  PSP is still shutting down but PS3 / Vita is sticking around.

https://blog.playstation....will-continue-operations/
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