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By: HaRiS37 Lombax Warrior 218 posts
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When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

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Hey guys, well I didn't really participate in PS forums until now, July 28, at 3:15 A.M. 

 

Note: My profile says I joined on November 11, 2012, however that is wrong. I purchased my first PS3 in 2010, and in 2012 summer I was on vacay in London, my PS3, and a bunch of other games, accesories etc. got stolen... that was over an estimated over $650 loss. 

 

My question is when will Sony shut down PS3 servers? My buddy said that they will shut it down in 2016, and if thats the case, I'll buy my Ps4 in 2016. I mean, I just recently bought a new Ps3  again... I gotta use it more. 

 

Thanks in advance guys.

 

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

Jul 28, 2013

HaRiS37 wrote:

Hey guys, well I didn't really participate in PS forums until now, July 28, at 3:15 A.M. 

 

Note: My profile says I joined on November 11, 2012, however that is wrong. I purchased my first PS3 in 2010, and in 2012 summer I was on vacay in London, my PS3, and a bunch of other games, accesories etc. got stolen... that was over an estimated over $650 loss. 

 

My question is when will Sony shut down PS3 servers? My buddy said that they will shut it down in 2016, and if thats the case, I'll buy my Ps4 in 2016. I mean, I just recently bought a new Ps3  again... I gotta use it more. 

 

Thanks in advance guys.


You buddy is BSing you. Noone knows if or when Sony will stop supporting PSN for PS3.

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

Jul 28, 2013

You have a LONG time till anything happens to the servers. They just recently stopped producing Ps2's, so that was around 12 years. Expect the Ps3 to be around that long.

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

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I actually think Sony doesn't shut down servers all together. I think its a specific game. For example: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs was released in 2006, six years later its server shut down, yet it was very popular. 

 

Sometimes the game company shuts down the servers. Luckily for me, who only plays Battlefield, Battlefield 4's servers will continue for PS3, maybe discontinue for Xbox 360 after six years... why? Take a look at Battlefield: Modern Combat. 

 

But anyways thanks, I'm done... goodnight everyone.

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

Jul 28, 2013

HaRiS37 wrote:

Hey guys, well I didn't really participate in PS forums until now, July 28, at 3:15 A.M. 

 

Note: My profile says I joined on November 11, 2012, however that is wrong. I purchased my first PS3 in 2010, and in 2012 summer I was on vacay in London, my PS3, and a bunch of other games, accesories etc. got stolen... that was over an estimated over $650 loss. 

 

My question is when will Sony shut down PS3 servers? My buddy said that they will shut it down in 2016, and if thats the case, I'll buy my Ps4 in 2016. I mean, I just recently bought a new Ps3  again... I gotta use it more. 

 

Thanks in advance guys.


The "registered" date is just the date you first logged into / registered a PSN ID on the forums.

Not the date you created your PSN ID on your PS3.

 

 

 

 

 


HaRiS37 wrote:

I actually think Sony doesn't shut down servers all together. I think its a specific game. For example: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs was released in 2006, six years later its server shut down, yet it was very popular. 

 

Sometimes the game company shuts down the servers. Luckily for me, who only plays Battlefield, Battlefield 4's servers will continue for PS3, maybe discontinue for Xbox 360 after six years... why? Take a look at Battlefield: Modern Combat. 

 

But anyways thanks, I'm done... goodnight everyone.


Correct. Specific games shut down their servers all the time. As for PSN no longer being supported on PS3, who knows when / if this will ever happen. But, if it does, I'm sure a lot of those digital game adopters would be very, very upset, considering they will no longer be able to re-download their games.

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

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Nobody here can predict the future, so I am guessing that Sony will keep the the PS3 servers up until this.↓↓↓Smiley Very Happy

 

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

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Don't even worry about something like that.
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Hopefully never. People seem to think just because Microsoft shut down the original xbox servers, sony will do the same with the PS3. Hopefully they wont. That would anger too many people to handle and block access to thousands of dollars of games people own. I for one, would riot. I have over $500 of games on my account. 

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

Jul 28, 2013

HaRiS37 wrote:

Hey guys, well I didn't really participate in PS forums until now, July 28, at 3:15 A.M. 

 

Note: My profile says I joined on November 11, 2012, however that is wrong. I purchased my first PS3 in 2010, and in 2012 summer I was on vacay in London, my PS3, and a bunch of other games, accesories etc. got stolen... that was over an estimated over $650 loss. 

 

My question is when will Sony shut down PS3 servers? My buddy said that they will shut it down in 2016, and if thats the case, I'll buy my Ps4 in 2016. I mean, I just recently bought a new Ps3  again... I gotta use it more. 

 

Thanks in advance guys.


they wont shut down psn support for ps3 at least until they drop support for ps3 all together, and that wont happen till they are close to releasing the ps5

 

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Re: When will PlayStation 3 servers shut down?

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HaRiS37 wrote:

I actually think Sony doesn't shut down servers all together. I think its a specific game. For example: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs was released in 2006, six years later its server shut down, yet it was very popular. 

 

Sometimes the game company shuts down the servers. Luckily for me, who only plays Battlefield, Battlefield 4's servers will continue for PS3, maybe discontinue for Xbox 360 after six years... why? Take a look at Battlefield: Modern Combat. 

 

But anyways thanks, I'm done... goodnight everyone.


actually its poosible one day they will do it,, look at microsoft there was a day where they shut down xbox live support for the origional xbox, so there is really no reason why sony wouldnt do the same for the ps3

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