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PlayStation Store Patch Fixes Laborious Free Download Process

Tiny improvement makes a big difference.

There’s been a patch to the PSN Store on PS3. Sony seems to have neglected to mention it but that’s probably understandable, given the week they’ve been having. The patch seems to have speeded things up a bit, with that long boot time now slightly more agreeable.

The menus also feel a little bit snappier when navigating around but perhaps the best result of the patch (1.03) is the return of easy free downloads. You no longer have to go through the pointless add-to-basket and check out steps when downloading free content. Just hit the selection, agree to the download and it’ll start.

It’s been a big week for Sony but sometimes it’s these little things that make all the difference. I still feel a bit like my PS3 is old hat now I’ve heard what the next console will do though!

  1. Yahavage
    Since: Apr 2010

    I’m one of the people who enjoyed the add to basket and just activate way – I really don’t have enough HDD space to down load all of the content, and I don’t have enough time to get through everything, so a lot of the time I’m just activating the content but not wishing to download it just yet. It’s a bit annoying having to manually cancel the download each time. They probably should have the add to cart option still, as well as the download button.

    Comment posted on 22/02/2013 at 18:02.
  2. John Malcolm
    Since: Apr 2009

    It may be a tiny bit faster but the Store is still far too unwieldly and irritating – the old one was far better. Like Microsoft (Win 7 -> Win 8) Sony have fiddled and made a good product worse.

    Comment posted on 22/02/2013 at 20:16.
    • Airiaen
      Since: Aug 2009

      The biggest thing Microsoft did was add a new Start thing, how could that be worst? What Sony have done is completely turn the previous Store layout into a monstrosity. The PS3 can’t even handle it. :/

      Comment posted on 22/02/2013 at 23:14.

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