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downloading and installing games while ps3 off

Idea 61727 | Posted in , by | August 21, 2012

Your ps3 can download and install games while your ps3 is off so playstation users don’t have to worry about there ps3 being on all night.




GT_168  |  August 21st, 2012 at 12:24 pm

If you go to the far left in the XMB and choose the shut off button a notice will appear that will ask if you want to shut off after all downloads are finished. It will finish the downloads and install them before shutting off for the night.


fps_d0minat0r  |  August 25th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I think by ‘off’ he means just enough power to allow the download to come through, leave the HDD on and turn everything else like USB ports, HDMI, optical off.
I strongly agree with this because whats the point keeping it on at full power when downloading a large file overnight?
I was planning to keep a 24h endurance race running on GT5 while I download some games but it wont allow the download then.
This seriously needs more votes but then again, it could have been written out better.


SsJ_Naruto-Vash  |  August 25th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

If you purchase a subscription to PlaystationPlus, you can have the PS3 turn on at a fixed time every day, and sync your trophies, check for updates (for system and games) and sync your save files to the PSN cloud.


steelerssouperss  |  September 11th, 2012 at 4:27 am

yes i know but it would nice if you didn’t have PS PLUS and download games that will take longer then over night to download and then your ps3 been on for 2 days that’s just not my thing.


DonkeyKongKilla  |  December 28th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Um, with it not even being on how are you going to download something? If its not running. I mean do you download apps to your phone with it off? don’t think so. Like the other two stated, one suggested the plus which is good it’ll automatically update for you at a time you specifically set then turn off, then the other you can choose to turn it off automatically without plus after the download is done. And to have enough power to download while being off, lets see what’s wrong with that right there. If its off but still able to run well you’d still need to be signed in to start downloading. and honestly it’d have to have power to acknowledge it’s connected to the internet. vito


mcasey0809  |  August 16th, 2013 at 1:14 am

Well to the person who thinks you cant download anything when your system is off, xbox can download games while the actual system is powered off.