Sony Closing PS Vita And PlayStation 3 Stores Shows Why I Fear An All-Digital Future 

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Sir Kinsella98
Sir Kinsella98 7 päivää sitten
I wish PS3 store doesn't go way so soon.
est84inc 17 päivää sitten
i JUST got a VITA in box for low on EBay and spend money and games and thinking bout getting is modded. all the things u can do with a Vita in 2021 makes it a must have
babbisp1 22 päivää sitten
0:14 Where is that video?
Blinkz Vidz
Blinkz Vidz 26 päivää sitten
So glad they decided to not close the PS3 store 😊
IronWolf 369
IronWolf 369 27 päivää sitten
This is why piracy will never ever die.
Polishing Platinums
Polishing Platinums 28 päivää sitten
Das y I got a Standard PS5
mikeohawk95 28 päivää sitten
but least my startup of Mikeohawk will be 50/50 digital/retail in product distribution to customers and science investors!!, BTW look up mikeohawk on Facebook to see our first primary objectives!!
mikeohawk95 28 päivää sitten
yes & games cd stores, yet cd's also a means of external data storage when main console gets full & all max cloud storage is used up, the tech innovations are losing its touch, & not just sony, but tesla, apple post-steve jobs death!!, & others too, BUT doesn't have to be true xbox,playstation fans!!
House of Osborne
House of Osborne 28 päivää sitten
I feel this
Encasing Embrace
Encasing Embrace 29 päivää sitten
How can you sit up here and claim to fear an all digital future when you bought a digital PS5 and an Xbox Series S??? You’re directly contributing to the problem 🤔🤔🤔🤔
i had enough
i had enough Uukausi sitten
you'll own nothing and you'll be happy - Klaus Schwab
TheBlueCoyote Uukausi sitten
personal opinion: when a company closes down any legitimate means of purchasing a game from them, they lose the right to complain when people who desired to play those games find alternate means of getting them. Already we had the game companies try and go after used game stores, but if they shut down the way to even digitally purchase games (such as you bought a used console and want to buy the games) you are going to be limited to the used games stores for your legal purchases of the games. I do not endorse pirating games, as you should at very least keep the used games stores in business with your purchases, but when the titles you want are not even in their inventory, that creates much frustration at the original companies making it very hard to get the games in a legal sense. so once again I do not endorse piracy, however, I can understand why people turn to it since sometimes it is the only way to get to play the games they wanted.
Rosumin Uukausi sitten
This is exactly why I never hopped on the digital only train.
eric1911a1 Uukausi sitten
I think things like this is why piracy won't go away period.
trent williams
trent williams Uukausi sitten
funny,where's the "all digital is the future" idiots now?
On My Way To 9
On My Way To 9 Uukausi sitten
But we get to keep the games we bought already right?
itsjusterthought Uukausi sitten
RTUSA I agree. This isn't about Sony. This is about all digital. You own nothing. The service decides what you play. Game Pass is the perfect example. Games can be taken off the server at any time and if you drop your sub you loose the lot. The $1 entry fee gets you in the door, but if you want to continue playing the games you have to renew the full price sub, and that's expensive when it's just an access charge without owning anything. Xbots are praising the value in the short term, but MS will make them pay in the long term.
kyo01 Uukausi sitten
better example you should use for download patch is Mass Effect: Andromeda
D SMITH Uukausi sitten
1Smoking Lizard
1Smoking Lizard Uukausi sitten
Buying physically copies of games is synonymous to having an actual dollar in your wallet. It's yours, it's tangible. Buying digital copies of games is no better than owning Dogecoin. It's not a safe bet.
Football Picks
Football Picks Uukausi sitten
when we buy games digitally why should sony store our non downloaded games for us? everyone download and back up your own games its your job too look after them not sony's this is why we have huge memory cards and hard drives nowadays. if i have a small house sony wont store my physical media so why should they store my digital media. backup your stuff.
Rift Shredder
Rift Shredder Uukausi sitten
I can't even log in to my PS3 anymore
Football Picks
Football Picks Uukausi sitten
i don't see why people make an issue with this, buy your games before a digital store closes then download them all to a memory card its really not that hard, then you have all your games on a memory card/hard drive. having your games on a memory card is no different to having physical games. download all your games people.
Eddie 2P
Eddie 2P Uukausi sitten
i own my games physically cracked/pirated on my harddrive
Christian Cosgriff
Christian Cosgriff Uukausi sitten
Most physical games nowadays are just as bad especially after all the patches and fixes and dlcs are out the disk is basically worthless It’s up to companies to give people an option to save and store there digital purchases somehow but Sony doesn’t give AF why would they they’ve had our money so why would they care after that.
Jarjarfunk Uukausi sitten
the only thing these companies can do is multi generation libraries and continued backwards compatibility till the end of time. Otherwise even physical games of the modern era will be unplayable if not fully on the disc.
Jarjarfunk Uukausi sitten
the remedy is piracy and hardware modification. yoho yoho yoho yoho a pirate's life for me
Ahmad Aminu
Ahmad Aminu Uukausi sitten
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Ahmad Aminu Uukausi sitten
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M'aiq The Liar
M'aiq The Liar Uukausi sitten
Unless sony does backwards compatibility they're missing out on a side hustle since reading some comments and people these old games now is contradicting the statement people don't buy older games if i remember i had to repurchase san andreas for the ps4
El Chaos
El Chaos Uukausi sitten
I thought that the nuking of licensed games like Marvel vs. Capcom was enough of a reason to avoid so-called digital distribution like the black death.
Bael Lord of End
Bael Lord of End Uukausi sitten
That what you get when you give up your rights to own games for connivence instead. You have always been been pushing all digital future but it always looms one bad meeting or bad decision by executive that can take it away in a instant.
Sleggar Law
Sleggar Law Uukausi sitten
Emulation, custom firmware on original hardware. That's the answer
Daniel Pindell
Daniel Pindell Uukausi sitten
The games you purchased are still part of your account. Its always been that way so you can just log in on the system, go to account and downloaded the game you own.
Jarjarfunk Uukausi sitten
until they shut down server authentication for these platforms entirely like nintendo did to the wii. then if its not downloaded you lose it. not only that but even if you have it downloaded but the cmos battery dies all your digital purchases are dead since without the internal clock or network verification the ps3 can't prove you own it. replacing the cmos battery doesn't fix this either since your internal clock will always be off now.
Someone Just
Someone Just Uukausi sitten
I haven’t hooked up my ps3 since 2016..I’m thinking about buying megaman legends
aztekno2012 Uukausi sitten
My hacked PS Vita is 100% all digital. Here's hoping that future systems cab be hacked in such a way!
Ultemed15red Uukausi sitten
unfortunately not all digital games on ps3 were moved to the ps4 , thats why i repurchased some from the xbox 360 and steam the real problem is the ps1 and ps2 games are not available on ps4 , I don't want to pirate those games so sony have to do something at least the ps4 games are backward compatible on ps5 which is why they should have done that in the first place
Scout Saber
Scout Saber Uukausi sitten
That's why I am never uninstalling the original last of us on my ps3
Saion teller
Saion teller Uukausi sitten
honestly i hope there is way to download these games in the future
the one you dont see
the one you dont see Uukausi sitten
its even scarier because they want to add emulation of old sony games then kill old stores making the old devices useless and making you buy the game again!
Zoe Kavanagh
Zoe Kavanagh Uukausi sitten
At this point it doesnt matter because most ps3 games arent even in the store anymore. Luckily I have them all as physical but it’s a bummer for certain games where their license expired and now we cant ever buy them again such as TMNT: Turtles in Time Reshelled
Giganotti Uukausi sitten
Imagine if Steam was suddenly closed for some reason.
Cranstonite Uukausi sitten
This is why I only ever wait and buy games at a massive discount and almost exclusively use Steam now since the Ps3 era. At least if they disappear off the planet I've only spent a few ££'s on each.
WhySoSrs? Uukausi sitten
My concern is old games getting censored like with WWE. Woke culture is relentless.
Bandamount Cinematics
Bandamount Cinematics Uukausi sitten
Was just on my way to hop on the highway to buy someone’s vita for $100 glad I seen this
hatred is power
hatred is power Uukausi sitten
Patches yes dlc not needed at all that's just selling you stuff that's already in the game taken and put behind a paywall
ANUBIS 009 Uukausi sitten
In my psvita I have mos of my games original card some as psp or ps one download I recommend to have the game in physical format.
wolverine Uukausi sitten
Its confirmed, got an Email from Sony letting us know, its sad news but this is why I'm glad I've bought many of my Fav games on Ps3 on Disc and unlike todays game like you've mentioned where the Game disc barely holds anything a lot of Ps3 Single Player games held the entire game on Disc, games like Demon's Souls etc.
GlaciusTS Uukausi sitten
I also fear the move to streaming. Let’s say one day that the move to streaming is successful. People no longer own PCs, they own online devices that connect to some big server somewhere else. Then one day, we see AI reach a point that it can understand context and do essentially anything a person does and constantly improve itself. It starts using mechanical arms and 3D printers to assemble little manufacturing devices that can essentially assemble anything from raw materials. If we ever reach that point, we will want that, but as long as we are only accessing a server, the people running that server will be able to restrict us and prevent us from doing anything that effects their bottom dollar. Want the AI to assemble a computer for you so you don’t need the service anymore? Nope. Want it to earn passive income for you while you aren’t using it? Nope. Want to use it to design things that compete with the company? Nope. Want free education? Nope. Technology that could put power into the hands of the individual and away from capitalism would never be allowed in civilian hands. It’s an extreme example, but it’s possible and I suspect we’d see a lot more happen before that. Computers are a powerful tool in the hands of so many people.
brawl bull
brawl bull Uukausi sitten
You know what the remedy is, its just that companies make more money through digital distribution so they developed the new console in a way with the SSD to justify saying “This is why PS5 games need to be downloaded digitally”. So once again we see a case of providing a small convenience (faster load times) but sacrificing something much more valuable, that being the right to ACTUALLY own the things were paying for like you stated. Human ingenuity is boundless and we could literally go down infinite technological paths. Look at how the switch is doing with physical media as an option still. Next thing to expect from Sony are adds being shoved down our throats. thanks Jim Ryan 😋
bestjunky Uukausi sitten
The moment I heard the news, I went ahead an rooted my Vita, and after I discovered what that was like, I regretted not doing it a lot sooner. All of my games still run, but now I can also install software that was long ago discontinued by Sony. I didn't have to suffer! PS3 I will not root till the cutoff date. I did not switch to PS4, because there was no backwards compatibility. Didn't switch to PS5 for the same reason. And even if there was a way to play my PS3 games, it would not be the discs I own, of course. I would have to re-purchase everything I own again. They'll call it 4K enhanced. They'll find an excuse why my old game can be played, but it's not the same game. It's new and improved, and likely costing half of what I already paid. I don't think Sony can offer a better deal than that.
jake Hernandez
jake Hernandez Uukausi sitten
AutZentus Uukausi sitten
I had gotten a ps3 just last year and now here we are with the news that the digital market servers are going to shut down for it and for the vita. And yeah I don't support and all digital future for entertainment and I don't support streaming services.
AssaultRazvan Uukausi sitten
In my opinion the best remedy to an all digital Future might be to download all games to a hard disk and make copies of them
eridion kiorai
eridion kiorai Uukausi sitten
2019 wii shop 2021 ps store
paisa 408
paisa 408 Uukausi sitten
Sony is making a big mistake Alot of people still use these systems
Rez Uukausi sitten
This is why I don't buy games on steam.
Josh Mueller
Josh Mueller Uukausi sitten
One of the things I like about pc. It doesn't avoid the digital issue, but there aren't gen specific stores, so steam now will be the same steam in 15 years. I'll stop have all my games in that one place. Able to install a game that released in 2005 and a half that released in 2030
Michael Barber
Michael Barber Uukausi sitten
Totally agree
Ghost Dj
Ghost Dj Uukausi sitten
You didn't even say nothing just rambling
jonathan plooij
jonathan plooij Uukausi sitten
thanks for the video
The Iced Coffee God
The Iced Coffee God Uukausi sitten
I dont think we will have to worry a out these games being lost. Pirates will make sure that doesn't happen
The Iced Coffee God
The Iced Coffee God Uukausi sitten
Your psp vita and ps3 will be less valuable
Riot Angel
Riot Angel Uukausi sitten
Even if you have physical media, they're usually version 1.00 and way out of date. Especially for online games, the development studios may mandate only certain newer versions.
Riot Angel
Riot Angel Uukausi sitten
If they're not interested in such classic markets (i.e. don't want revenue), they should license to a partner to maintain these services.
Kellin Winslow
Kellin Winslow Uukausi sitten
I put up with this when the WII store was closed. Just download all games you have and they are yours,as long as your system lasts. What makes the PS3 worse is the battery inside that checks the clock and with PSN. When that battery goes you can't play any of your digital games period. Basically it's a ticking time bomb. It really sucks since I have 89 games off the store. About half I could replace with physical copies,to go with my other 70+ ones but I shouldn't have to do that. The rest,like Tokyo Jungle or Everyday Shooter, are digital only. Sure you can open up your system or jailbreak it but that's a pain in the butt especially for a non tech person like me. Why they did that is beyond me but it's clear they don't care about the consumer.
toy bonnie15
toy bonnie15 Uukausi sitten
Yep Sony did the shut the ps3 store and other stuff so to all ps4 owners that own gta5 becarefull!!!!! More modders on gta5 great 😂
Astro10024 Uukausi sitten
Trevor Gough
Trevor Gough Uukausi sitten
It's good that at least you can download purchases that you've made it before
javierortiz82 Uukausi sitten
I'm not too hot for that new patent, they could try and limit development of emulators by some technicallity. Also, closing the shop for the Vita is a slap to the face of devs who are still supporting that machine.
Mrhemptastic Uukausi sitten
sony killing of half their ps5 stock in one swift move... why any one would buy anything but the disc version now is beyond me.
KabukiKid Uukausi sitten
I have always been suspicious of all-digital distribution and this move by Sony does NOT instill confidence in my hopes for their support of future consoles. Heck... the Vita isn't even 10 years old yet and it is being killed. I STILL buy games for it! I am sure there aren't a ton of people who do, but it is a bad look to kill something so quickly like this. This is why I will ALWAYS go to physical media when I can.
EMSenseiMusic Uukausi sitten
Rich - "Why I fear an all-digital future" Also Rich - "I haven't bought a physical Nintendo Switch game for years"
Alex Miller
Alex Miller Uukausi sitten
He addresses this in the video. You can both enjoy digital games and be concerned about the future.
Flying V
Flying V Uukausi sitten
Kinda contradicts his argument don’t you think?
D R H Uukausi sitten
A future of planned obsolescence
Andman8210 Uukausi sitten
This is why I like game pass
shinra358 Uukausi sitten
this is why online shouldnt make or break a game's success...
Christian Stoleski
Christian Stoleski Uukausi sitten
Hope not PS4 store
Christian Stoleski
Christian Stoleski Uukausi sitten
its all crazy crazy omggg
Cool breeze
Cool breeze Uukausi sitten
Its all about getting our money. Smdh
6 String Therapy
6 String Therapy Uukausi sitten
I will not buy an all digital console. I like to OWN my games.
Ryan Weiss
Ryan Weiss Uukausi sitten
I honestly don't see this being an issue with 8th gen moving forward. Nintendo and Sony have adopted a more Steam-like model years ago. That said, I always buy physical for $50+ games. First party Nintendo games in particular always appreciate in value, and more than half sold are digital now, so it's a no brainer.
ChrisCa1601 Uukausi sitten
It is now confirmed by Sony themselves. Just got an email recently. This is now last call.
Allan Coleman
Allan Coleman Uukausi sitten
Digital games are convenient yes but the company can always pull the plug.
Super Vortex
Super Vortex Uukausi sitten
what a bummer i hack my ps3 cmos battery so i get all the store games free,trust sony to do this bs
The Boss
The Boss Uukausi sitten
I really love this fat guy!!!
Superior Snake
Superior Snake Uukausi sitten
If it's so hard for Sony to keep few Terabytes online then there no hope for humanity ...
Colton Reinsvold
Colton Reinsvold Uukausi sitten
if companies are going to shut down their digital storefronts they need to be more proactive about adding backwards compatibility to their new systems
Stray Sheep
Stray Sheep Uukausi sitten
This is why I am a physical copy gamer. Digital is convenient, but you risk your purchases by the hands of the seller.
Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly Uukausi sitten
PS3 and PlayStation Vita are obsolete even PS4 heading that way.
Treva H
Treva H Uukausi sitten
Nah... No way would Sony rip all those games away from us that we have purchased with just a few months notice, we can still go on there right now and purchase games, no date warnings etc. As for being able to buy them in the future.... It's obvious to everyone (not Rich) that the store as is will not be running forever so we can only hope Sony has a future proof plan.
Brendan Mohan
Brendan Mohan Uukausi sitten
if you're in America, buy Middle Earth Shadow of War Definitive Edition from Europe. It comes with 2 discs. The US version just has the original disc and dlc codes.
Michael Guerra
Michael Guerra Uukausi sitten
Rich we’re essentially gaming pilgrims in uncharted waters.. And, nothing stays the same forever.. I really do hope they’re working on backwards compatibility because my controllers for the older systems are getting so old it’s hard to play successfully on them and it’s also hard to find new ones for a decent price.. It is def sad hearing this however because I’m a fan of all three systems PS3/PSP/PSV and there may be a few more titles I’d like to purchase this year.. Regardless this news inspired me to finally work on stuff like Red Dead Redemption and Beyond Good & Evil..
Kieran Baker
Kieran Baker Uukausi sitten
Stores are definitely closing. Got an email from Sony. Might have to look into jailbreaking and see if I can get hold of the games this way.
Kieran Baker
Kieran Baker Uukausi sitten
@David Hinkle yeah but I bought a PS3 really late, bought one in 2017 and I don't have a lot of games lmao. I went straight from PS2 to Xbox One, then I got a PS4, then PS3. I plan on buying what ever I can that I want. I have most of what I want already luckily. I don't condone piracy myself but if Sony aren't gonna allow people to get their games legally, I might just jailbreak if I don't buy a digital exclusive game I want in time, as it will be basically abandonware at that point. Maybe I'll buy another PS3 for jailbreak and have my main for the games I bought in case I brick one, as I've never jailbroken a PS3 before.
David Hinkle
David Hinkle Uukausi sitten
Sony confirmed that you will still have access to the download list so you can redownload games they are not taking that access away
Film Fan 1234
Film Fan 1234 Uukausi sitten
They are closing the store my friend got an email. My concern is that we won't be able to redownload stuff
David Hinkle
David Hinkle Uukausi sitten
@Film Fan 1234 permanently Sony is not going to take that away
Film Fan 1234
Film Fan 1234 Uukausi sitten
@David Hinkle that's cool. Question is for how long. I know downloads you purchused can be accessed via transactional history
David Hinkle
David Hinkle Uukausi sitten
Sony confirmed you will still have access to the list to re download everything you bought
Jon S
Jon S Uukausi sitten
I saw this coming as soon as people started embracing digital. They thought I was an old fool when I would go on about what happens you can't download or you happen to have the worst internet ever and cant download your 50gb game.
Joe Uukausi sitten
This is definitely something to consider
ChaosInvoker X
ChaosInvoker X Uukausi sitten
Agreed. This is why I want Nintendo to adopt a backwards compatibility plan. I want to be able to carry over my 30+ games I have on the Switch to Nintendo's next generation platform. I doubt this will happen and I will likely have to buy a new Switch right before they stop production of the platform and re-download all my games again to preserve all those purchases for as long as that new Switch lasts, similar to what I did with my 3DS about 2~3 years ago.
Link to Insanity
Link to Insanity Uukausi sitten
In an email from Sony, this is what I would expect when companies go all digital, not Nintendo for example whom I can nolonger download the games I own from on the Wii "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. "
Link to Insanity
Link to Insanity Uukausi sitten
@David Hinkle Yep, exactly as I said. :)
David Hinkle
David Hinkle Uukausi sitten
Sony confirmed everything you bought you can re download they are not taking it away
BASSIT17 Uukausi sitten
Gamepass will kill the physical games and we cannot do anything about it
ibra S
ibra S Uukausi sitten
How is this fair ? I’m 45 year old nearly . I own 189 psn purchased games Probably half of them numbers are Psp. Vita PS3 . And obviously other half ps4 . How do I retain what I paid for ?
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