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Sony is shutting down the PlayStation 3’s storefront on 2nd July, and that’s prompted many to fire up their last-last-gen console in order to make a few purchases before it’s gone forever. While you’ll still be able to download any titles that you’ve picked up in the past, the closure of the PS Store will mean that there are numerous games you won’t be able to buy ever again, as they never received a physical release.

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 posts and 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.

It could be a case that PS3’s servers are simply experiencing unprecedented traffic right now; Sony may have scaled down support for the system over the years, but now there’s been a sudden surge in activity it’s struggling to cope. Whatever the case, the manufacturer will need to find a solution, because it’ll have a scandal on its hands if these issues aren’t resolved adequately prior to 2nd July. We’ll continue to investigate, and will update if we learn more.

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/04/ps3_owners_facing_wide-spread_problems_downloading_games_ahead_of_ps_store_closure



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I was gonna buy a used PS3 , I'm unsure if I want too? Help me guys?



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If I think hard enough I think Sony just killed my favorites like these before I had the chance to download PS3 versions?

Jim Ryan actually meant it when he said he doesn't care for old games? he's going full force which is a shame These download only games will be gone forever I think your email with PS3 downloads will be worth alot now but , it has to be an email with no personal info and many more Download only games.



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Fortunately my gf downloaded all of our purchases to her PS3 a few days ago and had no issues. What worries me is this:




TL DR: The PS3 has an internal battery that will die and after it does and PSN is gone you might be unable to access any digital games you purchased. I highly recommend watching the video for more details. The problem is even worse for PS4.



Spike0503 said:

Fortunately my gf downloaded all of our purchases to her PS3 a few days ago and had no issues. What worries me is this:




TL DR: The PS3 has an internal battery that will die and after it does and PSN is gone you might be unable to access any digital games you purchased. I highly recommend watching the video for more details. The problem is even worse for PS4.

Start 4:50 to 6:00 mark of video that's evil.



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Damn... with the rate at which I play games, I will never get through my backlog before my battery gives up the ghost.



Close this thread I'm tired of negative news even though Players need to know. I hope Sony can get back up . There PS plus subscription is a killer with blockbuster download games I think that's there gamepass competitor sort of with Final fantasy 7 remake ps plus and few new bangers releasing day 1.



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Maybe they've found a way to emulate them on PS5? Wishful thinking probably but its a possibility



dx11332sega said:

I was gonna buy a used PS3 , I'm unsure if I want too? Help me guys?

I would buy an Xbox instead and run everything in backwards compat.

Most of the good exclusives on Playstation 3 got remastered/remade/re-released on Playstation 4 anyhow if I recall.



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