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PS3 Firmware 4.40 Adds Support for Downloading Games from Web PlayStation Store

The official changelog for PS3 Firmware 4.40 reveals that the update adds support downloading games to the console from the Web version of the PlayStation Store. The feature will become active in May 2013. (PS3)

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Cam977  +   678d ago
That's a brilliant feature! My account is currently loaded with £5 for Machinarium in the Vita.
stage88  +   678d ago
Machinarium is a great game. I got it free with PS+
Cam977  +   678d ago
Me too but I never got to finish it. Now seems the best time because it has been optimised for the Vita.
Skate-AK  +   678d ago
It won't be until May that the feature launches.
InMyOpinion  +   678d ago
Been using this a lot on the 360, adding a queue from work etc, and think it's a really nice feature.
REALgamer  +   678d ago
Yep, I use it a ton for my 360 and for Android. I find just generally browsing a lot of content and particularly searching with text is much faster on a PC than on the device itself.

I always found that weird that you can buy games through the PS web store yet you still need to turn on your PS3, go to account management, go to download list, select to download, select to download in background, go to next item, repeat.
InMyOpinion  +   677d ago
@REALgamer - Yeah, that completely defeats the purpose. Good that they have fixed it.
Xwow2008  +   678d ago
Nice :)
Neko_Mega  +   678d ago
I kind of feel like this is pointless, but in other ways it seems good because the new store is slow.
nevin1  +   678d ago
I dont get it either.
TKCMuzzer  +   678d ago
It's not pointless. I often browse the web version when not at home with my PS3. This means I can set it to download and it would be ready when I got in. That would be pretty useful to be honest.
Why o why  +   678d ago
find the new store bloody annoying. Slow and confusing.
Riderz1337  +   678d ago
How is it pointless? Sometimes I don't feel like opening up my PS3 to check what's in the store. This way I can just use my laptop to not only check out what's on the store but also have the ability to download the games.
toxic-inferno  +   678d ago
Agreed! I have been really surprised at the amount of use I've got out of the browser-based store so far! This will only add to that!
Lazyeye79  +   678d ago
Since the Playstation store doesn't work for me, this is a great update. Finally I can get stuff from the store.
caseh  +   678d ago
Awesome, a patch for a function that isn't due to be available for another 2 months.

Whats up next, you gonna release a patch for GTA5? woooooo.
erick21093  +   678d ago
Nice reasoning. Do you really think it's good to go? you must really not have any idea or a spec of reasoning to think on what they have to do before it goes live.

They have to troubleshoot, check for bugs, make sure it works properly with syncing to you're ps3. There is obviously something they have to go through or check before it goes live. Who knows what, but something.
caseh  +   677d ago
Its called beta testing, something that usually happens on a system that isn't live i.e. your PS3.

Undoubtedly there will be another patch, possibly two before this goes live. If the intention is for it to go live in May then the patch should be fully tested before its even rolled out, not patching a patch if it doesn't work.

Working example, the cross-game patching that happened for DOA5 when DOA5+ was released rather than 3 months before. I fully understand how it works, clearly not a lot of other people do.
telekineticmantis  +   678d ago
So is
the webstore accessible from the PS3, or do u do this on ur PC somehow?
Bladesfist  +   678d ago
It is accessible through the web :/
Bellcross  +   678d ago
Gaikai Slowly getting implemented I see.
CRASHBASHUK  +   678d ago
hmm I say this sounds like a rumour more tbh
CRASHBASHUK  +   678d ago
oh it is official real I see http://uk.playstation.com/p...
Sarobi  +   678d ago
Well this is actually a useful update.. being that the actual store is SO SLOW
stage88  +   678d ago
A lot of trolls in this thread.

Love this update and no, the store is not slow. It has got considerably faster with 1.04 release a few days ago.
Why o why  +   678d ago
you are kidding right. compared to the old style store this new one lags. Not trolling if its true mate.
DwightOwen  +   678d ago
Don't argue with fanboys.
hawkeyejonjon  +   678d ago
i go on PS store on PS3 a lot and it only takes 10 seconds to load everything. The old store took 10-15 seconds for my internet to load it. Probably it depends on internet speeds because i have absolutely no problems with the new store. Personally i like the new store more than the old.
Silly gameAr  +   678d ago
I have to agree. It's a bit faster then when it first launched, but it's still a bit on the slow side.

The web store is much quicker.
NobleTeam360  +   677d ago
I have pretty fast internet and the Store is still slow to load up sometimes taking up to over a minute to launch.
tommygunzII  +   678d ago
Now we just need a SEN mobile app, like what Steam has.
KingKevo  +   678d ago
Great feature. I guess that you will have to be singend in on the PS3 to use that feature, but I can also imagine that for PS+ users the game will be added to a queue when they are not going online the download will start automatically when next auto update happens if that function is enabled. I really like that and it has a lot of petential, not just for the PS3 of course.
Skate-AK  +   678d ago
Wow that's weird. I never knew the Sony Wireless Headsets didn't work on PS2 classics.
IcicleTrepan  +   678d ago
This is great. I was wondering when they'd do this. Xbox has had this for years.
dboyman  +   678d ago
Well still waiting till they organize the downloads list. Also Sony should follow Steam's option to "gift" a purchase to another PSN user. Would make gift shopping easier at times :)
kingmushroom  +   678d ago
I know !!! so you can send me a gift LMAO
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dboyman  +   678d ago
But seriously Sony should make the downloads list more organized than the "list" it is now...
kingmushroom  +   678d ago
yah im expecting the Ps4 to have Ps3 issues resolved
tweet75  +   678d ago
until sony confirms that the existing ps3 games that you already own will be accessed for free in the ps4 "cloud" i am not buying anymore downloads
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Bladesfist  +   677d ago
The game has been programmed to utilize the cell hardware. The beloved hardware optimization of consoles is what stops them from being easily BC.
TKCMuzzer  +   677d ago
Simple, keep your PS3. I will be keeping mine...
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StinKyNuGz  +   677d ago
I hope we don't have to make a new account and gamertag we can just transfer to ps4
rataranian  +   677d ago
How about the truth:

Sony: "Nice work team. 4.40 has solved the problem."
Hackerz: "Nice work team. 4.40 has been breached. Let us continue gaming for free."
Sony: "..Boss, you're not gonna like this. 4.40 has been hacked.
=|..*rage* ...Get started on 5.00"
DivineAssault  +   677d ago
Nice feature
GoldPunch-TR  +   677d ago
Good. Normal PSN Store is very slow. :(

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