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PS3 Owners Facing Wide-Spread Problems Downloading Games Ahead of PS Store Closure

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Of course, with so many scrambling to complete their digital software collections, there’s increased emphasis on PS3’s storefront right now – and it’s not holding up particularly well. The web is absolutely ablaze with users complaining about two very specific errors: 80029509 and 80029721. These codes appear when trying to download software, whether it’s a new purchase or something older from the user’s download list.

Sony appears to be doing a terrible job providing customer support, too, as a large proportion of its staff are trained to deal with PS5 and PS4 problems – and not necessarily PS3 ones. Having read through dozens and dozens of social media postsand forum threads, we’re still yet to find a conclusive answer. A handful of users have had success toggling two-factor authentication on and off, but many others have reported this doesn’t work.

 

Zeroing

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What if that was a trick to make people buy games?
Mind blowing!


anyway! With the problems PSN had because of PS3 legacy infrastructure... I kinda understand why they are closing it.
 

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The PS3 store was always one of the worst infrastructures I’ve seen since consoles went online. Slow, janky, unreliable, and with a bizarre sorting system. I went back to it a few days ago and it’s even worse! PSOne Classics are now alternatively catalogued as such, or as PS3/PSP/Vita games, so you can’t see them all while browsing the same category. There’s no apparent criteria to this, too. It’s an unbelievable mess, and it’s baffling how Sony never even tried to improve it in the 9 years I’ve had a PS3.
 

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Fuck playstation under Jim ryan. Things were do great under shawn layden and jack trenton a couple years ago. Gio corsi was hyping up the vita, they were backing indies in a major way, they openly communicated with their audience. Now we have 2005-2008 era playstation all over again. I always thought arrogant sony was a meme but there is some truth to it
 

Zeroing

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It shouldn't happen, as they promised that digital games were the future and they were never going to shut them down.
Yes you are right but PS3 was a mess, from the over complicated chip to the PSN infrastructure that was build without thinking about the future.
vita was future thinking hardware that failed

with the ps4/5 now running on x86 architecture I am more sure that they will never close those stores! But then again I could be wrong! Sony was never very good at maintaining servers for games and services! That is a fact!
 

Zeroing

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Fuck playstation under Jim ryan. Things were do great under shawn layden and jack trenton a couple years ago. Gio corsi was hyping up the vita, they were backing indies in a major way, they openly communicated with their audience. Now we have 2005-2008 era playstation all over again. I always thought arrogant sony was a meme but there is some truth to it
They aren’t arrogant just silent! And yes, those were people who were gamers and loved games and I miss that era!

now we have silent Sony that is failing to connect to their fans/consumers
 
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Yes you are right but PS3 was a mess, from the over complicated chip to the PSN infrastructure that was build without thinking about the future.
vita was future thinking hardware that failed

with the ps4/5 now running on x86 architecture I am more sure that they will never close those stores! But then again I could be wrong! Sony was never very good at maintaining servers for games and services! That is a fact!
With an asshole like Jim Ryan, I can be sure that sooner or later PSN on PS4 is going to shut down.
 
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Fuck playstation under Jim ryan. Things were do great under shawn layden and jack trenton a couple years ago. Gio corsi was hyping up the vita, they were backing indies in a major way, they openly communicated with their audience. Now we have 2005-2008 era playstation all over again. I always thought arrogant sony was a meme but there is some truth to it
You reminded me how badly Gio tried to breathe life back into the Vita with exclusives, indies, and ports. The madman almost did it.
 
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Naked Lunch

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"These [error] codes appear when trying to download software, whether it’s a new purchase or something older from the user’s download list."

That is the real kicker right there. They claim you will still be able to download things from your downlist list after the store closure - but how long will even that stay up? People are already having issues downloading past items and its not even shutdown yet.
 

DenchDeckard

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This is why I would prefer to use a service like gamepass. Atleast I won't feel like I'm losing the games I've bought.

What a shit show, Sony.
 
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wvnative

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I downloaded motorstorm apocalypse and remember me without an issue, must have just started in the past day
 

Vol5

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I've downloaded around 50GB worth of PS1/2 classics and PS3 games. No problems for me (UK).
 

Rayderism

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Probably just server overload due to people panicking and going into a download frenzy. I'm not fussed myself. They already said you can still download your previous purchases after the shutdown, you just won't be able to purchase any new games. I pretty much have my PS3 "completed" as far as all that.
 
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Sony be calling plays from the Don Mattrick era MS playbook. I think I'll replace the hard drive in my ps3 with an SSD for longevity. Then I'll get an external SSD to backup my library. Thank you Jim Ryan for treating your lifelong customers with so much respect. Great job mate. Who did this clown blackmail to become the CEO of PlayStation.
 

Miles708

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The exact same thing happened when DriveClub has been exhiled from Playstation services: all content got pulled off the store before the announced date, so many people (myself included) got screwed by simply trusting their own announcements.
Sony said it was a technical problem, but in reality the content was simply not there anymore.

I think they have problems deactivating content, so they have to do it before, to be sure to have everything offline by their announced date.

It's such a mess it's laughable.
 
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Noboru Wataya

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Bought a ton of digital only stuff today.

  • Dark Mist
  • Magic Orbz
  • Calling All Cars
  • Super Rub a Dub
  • Blast Factor
  • Ratchet: Gladiator
  • Datura
  • Rain
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood
  • House of the Dead 4
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho
  • The Last Guy
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection
  • Motorstorm RC
  • Linger in Shadows
  • .detuned
  • LocoRoco Midnight Carnival
  • Ridge Racer (Ps Vita DLC)
  • TxK
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Anything good I’m missing thats only available from the psn store?
 
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Banjo64

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Bought a ton of digital only stuff today.

  • Dark Mist
  • Magic Orbz
  • Calling All Cars
  • Super Rub a Dub
  • Blast Factor
  • Ratchet: Gladiator
  • Datura
  • Rain
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood
  • House of the Dead 4
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho
  • The Last Guy
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection
  • Motorstorm RC
  • Linger in Shadows
  • .detuned
  • LocoRoco Midnight Carnival
  • Ridge Racer (Ps Vita DLC)
  • TxK
  • Frobisher Says
Anything good I’m missing thats only available from the psn store?
How much did all that set you back?
 

Keihart

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Keihart

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Probably just server overload due to people panicking and going into a download frenzy. I'm not fussed myself. They already said you can still download your previous purchases after the shutdown, you just won't be able to purchase any new games. I pretty much have my PS3 "completed" as far as all that.
Good luck searching for a specific game when the store goes down.
 

Noboru Wataya

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Thank you mate, much appreciated. Don’t really want to drop a tonne like this but I’m the type of person who will regret it when the option to purchase is gone.
Yeah, it’s a bitter pill to swallow but it had to be done. i am going back through my own download history and getting all my previous dlc and themes etc. Content like the heavy rain bonus episode never came out on PS4 or PC versions. I know you can redownload stuff after the store closes, but I’d rather get it done now on both my PS3s to save me doing it much later.
 
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Oh well, if they send a powerful enough signal maybe Sony will decide to do something about their legacy.