How to Download Games on a PS3


The PlayStation 3 is a true multimedia device. In addition to playing PlayStation 3 games on disk and playing Blu-ray high-definition movies, the PS3 is capable of downloading full games to play off of the system's hard drive. Downloading these games is as easy and only takes a matter of moments.

Things You'll Need

  • Broadband Internet connection PlayStation Network account
  • Turn on your PS3, and let it boot to the XMB (Cross Media Bar).

  • Log into your PlayStation Network account by entering your registered email address and password.

  • Enter the PlayStation Store, and find the game you wish to download.

  • Choose the game you wish to download by selecting "Download." If the game costs money, you will be asked if you want to confirm your purchase; otherwise, the download will begin.

  • Allow a fair amount of time for the game files to download to your PS3. Because of the heavy traffic on the PlayStation Network, some files take longer than others to download.

  • Exit out of the "Download Complete" screen, and install the downloaded game.

Tips & Warnings

  • Exit out of any other programs that rely on an Internet connection to operate to improve download speeds while on PSN.
  • Do not shut off the PlayStation 3 while download is in progress. In addition to stopping the download, you risk corrupting the portion of the file that has downloaded to the system.

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