Submitted by jwk94 1122d ago | news

Online Game Save Storage Increase Coming with PS3 System Software Update (v4.25)

Eric writes: "At this year’s Gamescom press conference, we announced that Online Game Save Storage will be upgraded to 1GB for PlayStation Plus members, and I’m happy to report that the increase will be available soon with PS3 system software update (v4.25)!" (PS3)

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insomnium2  +   1122d ago
Now THAT is a lot of space for saves. Great improvement!
CmonBeReal   1122d ago | Spam
oricon  +   1122d ago
Dont wanna jinx myself but the ps3 web browser seems more stable now havent had a crash yet <<
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FACTUAL evidence  +   1122d ago
Well my ps plus ran out the beginning of this month. I had it for a year, but I cannot see myself buying it again.

I hope Sony adds something more useful than just the 1GB worth of space..like PSN ID change, voice messaging, and so on.

Not saying 1GB is a useless feature, but for someone like me who has both systems, 360 got cloud saves after, and it started with 1GB worth of space.....I really think sony uses diversions for updates, to say they made an "update"...Ah wellz. I just give up until well....sony gets it together in my book.
fei-hung  +   1122d ago
Factual evidence above in 1st class trolling:

1) no one has ever bought ps+ for the sole purpose of game saves
2) majority (if not all) of ps+ owners dont give a crap about changing their psn ids or that ps+ cant do it
3) majority (if not all) ps+ users dont care about voice messaging

Now here are the factual reasons why people bought ps+:

1) unlike those paying £30 a year to game online, ps+ users pay £30 to get over £200 worth of content free every year
2) to get discounts on various games, apps and themes

In other words, they bought it for enhancing their gaming experience and library. Factual evidence and factual logic will tell you that the key thing to gaming is .....(drum roll) GAMES! u cant game withought games (can u believe that shit?!).

Now take one guess what ps+ gives every month to its members in abundance? Yes, thats right, GAMES!

Ure logic is like me saying, "i wont buy a 360, its rubbish, it wont make tea for me and i love drinking tea whilst gaming. I rather buy a kettle then buy a 360. Yeah, im a real gamer. Wooh, kettle FTMFW!"
nukeitall  +   1122d ago

What you don't get is that gamers don't just game, no more than a phone is just for making phone calls. I use my Xbox 360 to use many of the apps provided, even though they exist on the PC. Why? Because it is more convenient and my darn Xbox is quieter. It is also nice that the people I meet online to game with also don't abandon their accounts, and actually has a microphone.

The Xbox 360/Live community is much more online centric and that alone is worth it to me. I don't need more games, I need more quality time with the people I game with. That means organizing a game fast and Xbox Live enables that with party chat.

So in conclusion yes, the vast majority of us buy into Xbox Live over PSN (or PS+) or both, to enhance our gaming. It just so happens that it is in different ways.

Isn't it great that there are diversity in the services?
oricon  +   1122d ago
@fei hung

You dont actually get anything free from PS Plus, your just falling for sonys marketing. Theres no such thing as free games games on PS Plus their actually monthly rentals or however long they last. You do not keep DLC they expire aswell, what you keep is just avatars and themes.

Overall PS Plus you are paying for is Avatars/ Themes, exclusive betas/demos, exclusive sales and game trials/rentals. I have never gotten plus because i dont think its worth it since you dont really know what your getting every month better for me just go rent stuff myself and eu store sucks.

I dislike the term free used for PS plus because there's nothing actually free, sonys marketing has done a great job by making people think their actually getting things free all your getting to keep is themes and avatars.
CmonBeReal   1121d ago | Spam
mushroomwig  +   1122d ago
Vast improvement, hopefully in future updates we can add other things to the cloud other than just save data. I see a future where you can save something to the cloud using your PS3/PS4 and then access it using the Vita.
DarkTower805  +   1122d ago
An app like Dropbox would be amazing.
thehitman  +   1122d ago
think dropbox is already on the ps3.
lex-1020  +   1122d ago

You can use dropbox through the internet browser to view or download files only, but you can't upload and there isn't an app, sadly.
kneon  +   1122d ago
Perhaps they are preparing to allow sub-accounts to also save games on the network. They already have access to all the games downloaded on the + account, it seems silly that they can't also use the game save storage, and it would be even sillier to buy more accounts just for that one feature.
Xperia_ion  +   1122d ago
abzdine  +   1122d ago
Amazing space for only saves. Hope it could be used for sth else. Maybe they are preparing for something?!
I love PS+.
NBT91  +   1122d ago
Well I managed to hit 110MB out of the 150 MB limit with only 15 PS3 game saves. NBA 2K12 takes a lot of space ya know, association save is almost 5MB and My Player is like 8, the game has separate files for each game mode, you obviously want to upload all of them so yeah that game alone eats a good junk of the 150MB. And if you have games with similar styles of save files (Sims 3 is another example) its easy to fill 150MB
Granted 1GB is wayyyy more than that, but it still needed to be upgraded. I doubt they will let us save anything else to it, I imagine it is so that when PS+ comes to Vita there will be enough space for all of the PS3 and Vita saves to be uploaded...
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1122d ago
My Afrika save is over 300MB! Was never able to upload it.
KillerPwned  +   1122d ago
I hope the update comes out today I could really use this.
Karum  +   1122d ago
It's tomorrow according to the EU Playstation blog
Outsider-G  +   1122d ago
@KillerPwned It's out now
OcelotRigz  +   1122d ago
I never actually use it, but always intend to but just forget to.
Thats loads of space, us Plus guys are getting spoiled by Sony.

Can someone tell me this, you know when you are about to start a game for the first time and the message pops up asking if you want to upload you saves for this game? Yeah, well i always said no because i assumed it would take longer, but does it? How exactly does that work? Lets say you have autosave game that saves every few seconds, how would that work?
Would appreciate someone just explain that to me/
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PirateThom  +   1122d ago
It doesn't upload them on the fly, it only uploads them at your designated auto-update time so, say, for example, mine is set to auto-update/sync from 4am-6am every day. ,
OcelotRigz  +   1122d ago
Ahh i see.
I might actually use that now.

Thanks guys!
Dannycr  +   1122d ago
As Pirate Thom said, it doesn't do it immediately. It saves on PS3 HDD like normal, then, when the PS3 turns on for automatic updates it will upload the file.
topekomsi  +   1122d ago
Wundabar, this is nothing but good news.
ab5olut10n  +   1122d ago
now i can start that second skyrim character!
born2live  +   1122d ago
I'm just worried about being locked out of the cloud, i.e. if I chose not to renew my plus or if I din't have access to the internet for some reason... Remember, the end of the world is in barely 3 months!

But thanks you Sony, for listening to us.
PirateThom  +   1122d ago
I think there's a 3 month lapse period, where your saves will still be stored, but inaccessible until you renew again.
napalmbrainmusic  +   1122d ago
i ran out ages ago been getting that message about running out for months. im so glad they finally sorted this lol
twegnbxf   1122d ago | Spam
Outsider-G  +   1122d ago
Update is out now
CRASHBASHUK  +   1122d ago
yep it is downloaded fast seem to be a small update :D
i am lost did the update went to online storage still 150MB?
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Outsider-G  +   1122d ago
Yeah, mine says 150MB too. Others are experiencing the same problem.
Outsider-G  +   1122d ago
Not enough clouds in the sky it seems
FrightfulActions  +   1122d ago
I wonder if this update did anything for non-Plus users. Hopefully we'll get a "4.25 Hidden Feature" inspection soon.
ForRealz17  +   1122d ago
Still at 150mb.
xeromedia  +   1122d ago
I saw it was the same space as before. I opened my list of cloud saves then backed out and selected information on the cloud save icon and then it showed it as 1 gig :) Awesome!
LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1122d ago
still at 150mb.. Glad to know I'm not the only one with the problem D:

Scratch that,! It's at 1024 MB's now! yayy!!!!! :D
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xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   1122d ago
It's up now guys. 1024mb.
drpepperdude  +   1122d ago
I ran out of space before and now i've run out of ps+.
sdplisken  +   1122d ago
sweet more space!

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