1. Yepi69

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    Look, don't say it won't happen or it never will cuz it will and soon enough I'm afraid.
    A couple of friends of mine (one working at Best Buy and the other working at GameStop) told me that Sony is gonna shut down PSN for PS3 on March/April 2017 and at first I thought it was fake but now I've been seeing that might not be.

    Tekken Revolution, a free to play game, has been taken off PSN's store last month and people who kept the game, with be able to play online until March 2017 before they shut down the server.
    And now the same goes for Grand Theft Auto V in terms of transferring your progress to a newer gen console.

    I think you guys should be holding on to your Ps3 more than ever because it might end without a warning or it just might end sooner than you think.

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  2. James310

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    If this is true then they would have said so already....millions still use the PS3, odds are they won't shut down until late 2017 or 2018
     
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    OH NO! MY FREE ONLINE GAMES. :(
     
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    No way. PS Plus games are still given away and PS Now wouldn't even work.
     
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    I still play BF3 online, and there are always 40 to 100+ servers that for the most part are full. at night it's about half that. I think it would be a big mistake for them to pull online service like that.
     
  6. Yepi69

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    I know many people use the online service, myself included however the console is a decade old and seeing services end now, pretty sure it won't take long before Sony pulls the plug.

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    Barely.

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    No, last time I checked they gave away two every month. And let's just say Sony did pull the plug on PSN despite still selling a subscription service as a huge fuck you, there's still

     
  8. Yepi69

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    Regardless they have been offering shit PS Plus freebies for the PS3.
    Not to mention that PS Now works on PS4, meaning that it can't possibly use the same server.

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    PS Now is streaming made up of PS3 games, which are ran on, guess what - PS3s.
     
  10. Yepi69

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    If Sony pulls the plug, pretty sure my console will still work fine, same goes for those consoles.

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    Thanks for warning but I am not buying your story or your friend at GameStop or Best Buy anyway. I will wait for Sony themselves to be announcement for this. They are the trust source and a responsibility to confirm us.

    Therefore, I do not care about PSN. I only care about physical disc games. :)
     
  12. Yepi69

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    I care about PSN digital versions more than physical games, regardless, physical games also use PSN.
    But like the title says, I'm not sure they're gonna shut it down or not but we already have 2 things pointing to it.

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    Sorry at OP, but thats untrue.

    they would announce it way earlier, games like tekken arent as succesfull as thoughed, thats why its getting shutdown.
     
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    Yeah but I am into art boxes and manuals. That's why I prefer it over PSN digital versions anyway. Therefore, save space as well.
     
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    Regardless Grand Theft Auto V is being shut down of one of its services
     
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    Got any source of that aside from Rockstar saying they don't do GTA online transfers anymore soon?
     
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    You mean about Tekken Revolution?
     
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    Persona 5 comes out in April for both ps3 and ps4 sony not going shot down PlayStation network for ps3 when they are still making new games for ps3 that's not only new one coming out this yr for ps3. Tekken Revolution was taken down because of Tekken 7 coming out soon. they still coming out with Dragon's Dogma Online (PS3) RPG July 2017 and Residential evil 2 remake and many other games all for the ps3 so your friends are very misinformed.
     
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    If the DSi shop lasted until 2017 then I assure you the PS3 PSN servers will last until ATLEAST 2024.
     
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    It could happen. No one really knows yet though.
    But if that's the case there are always alternative servers people can make. Its been done before with other systems who had plans on shutting down their online services before.

    And its only been three years since the PS3 friend system/online has been running since the PS4 came out officially in north america (2014 I think.)
     
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