How to Download and Burn PS3 Games

The Sony PlayStation 3 has two sources from where it can access and run gaming content. The first is through the Blu-Ray discs, which the console runs via its Blu-Ray drive. The second, is to download games via the PlayStation Store. This allows users to download games on to their hard disk drive and run it directly from there, without the need of any disc.

Sony also released the PlayStation Plus subscription, which allows members early access to games and content and offers free as well as discounted games. The premium subscription is the way to go if anyone plans on downloading their games instead of going through the normal retail route.

Things Required:

– An internet connection
– A PlayStation 3 console
– A PlayStation Network/Sony Entertainment Network account
– A credit card/balance in the PlayStation wallet
– A PlayStation 3 controller


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    Press the ‘PS’ button on the PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 controller to power the PS3 on.

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    Navigate to the PlayStation Store and launch it.

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    Locate the game you wish to download. A number of various options will be available to search for the game or any specific content.

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    When you find the game you wish to download, highlight it and press ‘X’ on it.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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