Press the ‘PS’ button on the PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 controller to power the PS3 on.
Navigate to the PlayStation Store and launch it.
Locate the game you wish to download. A number of various options will be available to search for the game or any specific content.
When you find the game you wish to download, highlight it and press ‘X’ on it.
You will have two options here; the first is to purchase and download straight away and the second option allows you to add it to your cart and check out later.
Whatever your choice, you will ultimately end up at the checkout counter. Here you can finalise your purchases. If there are funds present in your wallet then they can be used here or you will be required to enter your credit card information to complete the transaction.
Once that is done or if the game itself was for free, then you can begin the download process. Most games have a ‘background download’ option. This allows the user to download the game in the background while he can play other games and access the rest of the PlayStation 3’s features.
When the download is complete you will be asked to install the game onto the hard disk itself. Just follow the onscreen instructions and based on the size of the file, you will have to wait a few more minutes.