Sony to rush through PlayStation store releases

As you might have imagined, when the PSN went down, all of the titles and releases that were meant to happen were halted. This has caused a backlog of content, with publishers and developers losing quite a bit of money each week. Develop is reporting on what Sony plans to do to clear this backlog.

As I mentioned in my article about PS3's ups and downs, Sony will have to deal with this backlog in a way that pleases developers and gamers alike and now it looks like they've decided how - multiple PS Store publishes.

Normally, the PS store gets new content once a week, however in order to clear the backlog, Sony has promised to publish content multiple times through the week until its cleared.

“To date, three Wednesday publishes were missed and rest assured that you won’t miss any of this great content,” read a Sony notice to customers.

“To catch up on the large amount of material, we’ll be publishing to the PlayStation Store multiple times per week once commerce functionality is restored.”

It remains to be seen how this will ultimately affect developers and how pleased they will be at this outcome. Will the rush of content mean gamers have too much choice and thus smaller titles miss out on sales they otherwise would have had, or will gamers have a backlog of cash they haven't been spending over the last few weeks? Will developers get much notice about their releases to help drum up some publicity, or will it end up as a free for all?

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I think I would like the PSN store more, if they kept my items I paid for, so I can re-download anything. Like movies for instance, if you buy a movie and download it. That's it, you can't re-download anything if you delete it or it gets deleted some how. That goes for ANYTHING that you download from the PSN store.

Right now Sony needs to earn my trust back and not be a bunch of a douche bags that don't communicate to there customers in a reasonable amount of time. Once they do, then they will get my CC info again and maybe Plus subscription again.

RawGutts said,
I think I would like the PSN store more, if they kept my items I paid for, so I can re-download anything. Like movies for instance, if you buy a movie and download it. That's it, you can't re-download anything if you delete it or it gets deleted some how. That goes for ANYTHING that you download from the PSN store.

Maybe for movies, but definitely not on the game store. Everything I've ever downloaded/purchased on the PlayStation Store is all available for me to re-download in my history section.

Yeah this I've always been able to redownload old content. Friend's who've had replacement/multiple PS3's have recovered content this way.

RawGutts said,
You guys are just talking games and DLC on packs right? Hmmm haven't tried that really.

You can redownload video content that you buy. PSN keeps a list of all the stuff you buy so you can redownload it without searching the store for it. They also seperate the game and video list to make it easier to look up.