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Submitted by Nyxus 822d ago | news

Metal Gear Rising available on PSN from March 5th

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is coming to the PlayStation Network next week. People in the United States and Latin America will be able to download it starting March 5. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3)

Canary  +   822d ago
I wonder if Sony will see a steep decline in PSN sales now that we know none of them will be playable on the PS4.

I, for one, probably would have grabbed a PSN copy of Rising last month. But now? I can't even muster the will to spend that small pittance they doled out into our PSN wallets right before the PS4 announcement.
Nyxus  +   822d ago
Well, it'll still be a while before the PS4 comes out, and unless you plan to get it right away you can still be playing on your PS3 for a few years. So I wouldn't stop buying games for that reason, personally.
Canary  +   822d ago
Well, I've already had 4 PS3s die on me, so I don't have much confidence in the longevity of Sony hardware.

That I'm forced to play PS2 games by running .isos off a PC doesn't help.
jc48573  +   822d ago
this is the very reason why I never even bothered buying any digital games because something like this would happen.
Silly gameAr  +   822d ago
Nice try. With the steep decline thing, not the 4 PS3's dying on you part. That blows. My 40 gig fat died on me, but it had a good run. I got a PS3 Slim Move bundle like a year ago.

As for the steep decline in online game sales, who knows? I'm sure over 70 million people won't have the money to run out and buy a PS4 day one, so they'll probably stick with the PS3. Given Sony's track record, they'll support the PS3 even after the PS4 is launched, so I think current and future PS3 owners will be good.

How or if PS3 PSN games will transfer to PS4, we'll just have to wait and see how that works out.
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Heavenly King  +   822d ago
Eventually you will be able to play them through emulation. Just like PSP games on the VITA they require additional mumbo jumbo to run in the device.

As long as you a bought your games digitally, so that they are attached to your account, you will be able to redownload them once the specific emulation for each game is available at the PS4 PSStore, without any additional payment.

It will require some time, but it will eventually happen.
Hydralysk  +   821d ago
To be fair, PS3 disc based games aren't going to work on PS4 either, so it's not like by buying retail instead of digital you're future proofing yourself.

I'd still rather buy physical though since on PSN they're still selling it at retail price despite not having any manufacturing or shipping costs. I don't like blatant cash grabs, especially after I heard all that talk about how digital distribution was supposed to lower prices.
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Skate-AK  +   821d ago
Weird. I have only had one break in me in 6 years. It was a Fat PS3 and the BluRay drive went out.
Nyxus  +   822d ago
@ Canary: Four? That's bad luck... I've had a 60GB since launch, and it finally died the day before yesterday, so I had to buy a new one. But it worked for almost six years.
Canary  +   822d ago
Well, I am fudging the numbers a bit.

Launch PS3 broke after 5 years.
Repaired launch PS3 broke after 4 weeks.
Repaired launch PS3 broke after 2 weeks.
New slim PS3 broke after 2 days.

Currently, I'm on my 4th PS3, but that's only because I've got two of 'em.

Thing is, though, six years is not a very long time. At all.

It's taken more than a decade to get decent PS2 emulation; odds are we'll never see decent PS3 emulation. Without b/c, all of those PS3 classics like Valkyria Chronicles, Uncharted, Catherine, Demons Souls, Nier, Dragon's Dogma, etc., will be gone for good.

EDIT@Nyxus:
Only for the new PS3 that broke after a few days, but I just returned it to the retailer (Amazon). I spent several hundred dollars trying to get my launch PS3 working again, and all the fixes were temporary.

Apparently, the defect in the launch SKUs makes it inevitable that they should break; and there is no permanent fix.
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Nyxus  +   822d ago
Ouch. But I assume you at least had warranty for the last three. I hope my new Slim lasts a bit longer than that.
Irishguy95  +   822d ago
Really unlucky man. I got unliucky with the 360.. I've had my 80Gb 45nm chipset Ps3 for 6 years now with no problems. I've had 3 xboxes and this one had to be fixed twice.
Canary  +   818d ago
Gotta love how I can state facts and still get disagrees.
nugnugs  +   822d ago
Pre-order on PSN for the one off special price of £59.99!
Knux  +   822d ago
Awesome, I wonder how big the file size will be?
josephayal  +   821d ago
Good News but The pricing for digital games should be lower

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