Masahiro Sakurai's PS3 crashes, costing him nearly two decades' worth of save data

Masahiro Sakurai, best known as the creator of Kirby and the director of the 3DS's Kid Icarus: Uprising, is facing disaster.

The sordid details were laid out in the column he wrote this week for Japan's Famitsu magazine. What happened? "The hard disk on my PlayStation 3 has completely died," he said. "It's a full crash. The end. Goodbye, Planet Earth."

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NeverEnding19891654d ago

But why would I pay to save? Isn't that a service that everyone else offers for free?

turgore1654d ago

You also get a lot of other goodies. The saves are just icing on the cake.

ziggurcat1654d ago

normal game saving? obviously, yes.

cloud saving? no.

Phoenix-Ho-Yoku1654d ago

lol dude if u think thats the only thing ps+ is doing...

you get free exclusives avatars
Animated themes
Beta's Early acces
Full games for free
the best games out there half the price

more and more....the saving thing is just a little bonus

aquamala1654d ago

def free on Steam and Origin

Eyeco1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

Yeah I spent £10 for PS+ and on top of of cloud saves I got an ass load of free games Red Dead Redemption, Bulletstorm, Dead Space 2, Little Big Planet 2, Borderlands, Infamous 2, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition(already played it but lost the disc) Double Dragon Neo, as well as exclusive trials, demo's, betas, free dynamic screen savers, discount on games, cloud saves, so what is that like £300-400 worth of content all for £10-30 if that's not a robbery I don't know what is, it's essentially the closest thing console gaming is gonna get to Steam.

turnerdc1654d ago

@ Army_of_Darkness

Free on OnLive.

Ben_Grimm1654d ago


I totally see what you did there.

GarandShooter1654d ago

Do you ask the same question about playing online?

oricon1653d ago

You do not get full games for free you get rentals of pre determined games.

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Tonester9251654d ago

Never put 100% trust in technology

Elwenil1654d ago

I find it odd that a software programmer doesn't back everything up regularly out of habit. Every programmer I have known did it like it was their religion.

kneon1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

For important stuff I have a raid array plus at least 2 other back ups on non-raid storage.

I do a full back up of my PS3s every 2-3 weeks, back up stuff to PSN and for non-locked game saves I also save a copy to a flash drive.

If it's important to you then back it up or don't come crying when your drive inevitably fails.

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GraveLord1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

How convenient. He is known for making Nintendo games. He just HAD to let people know. It's not like he has any hidden agenda here.....

EDIT: Like other people are saying, if you were smart you would have gotten Playstation Plus to back up all your saves to the cloud. It's weird how you can play so many Playstation games and not be subscribed to Playstation Plus....

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aquamala1654d ago

why do Sony fanboys need to be so defensive, don't be so surprised when hard drives fail.

HammadTheBeast1653d ago

Why is Sony even mentioned then? He could've just said "Hard Drive Failure".

beerkeg1654d ago

Did you even read it Gravelord? No you didn't, that would be too much hard work aye?

'Sakurai took the rest of his column to discuss the online-backup features of the PlayStation Plus service, as well as similar backup tools on the Xbox 360 and other systems. "Going through this, I wanted to take this column to nag at all of you a little," he closed. "If you don't want to come face-to-face with this depressing turn of events, then it's best if you back up your game save data as much as you can. Right now! Immediately!"'

So obviously after he talked about what happened to him I imagine he spoke about the virtues of the backup tools on PlayStation Plus.

But hey ho, lets turn it into a fanboi fest about hidden agendas.

glennco1653d ago

judging by his agrees there are a bunch of readers who don't read anything but the heading

violents1654d ago

The article was really about reminding people to back up their saves, he's a develper and he forgot. All he's trying to do is give you a word for the wiser. It's just too bad he had to screw up to realize it.

"remember to back up info you want to save"

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TheLyonKing1654d ago (Edited 1654d ago )

Silly man, that happened to me once when I was coding and now I am extra careful.
I have two external Hardrives plus i regularly back everything up.

I know his pain but maybe nOt to a great as extent as him.