PSN update moving to Tuesdays in May

PlayStation Store Update: Sony advancing service's weekly infusion of new content two days beginning next month; Sam & Max Season 3, Final Fight: Double Impact hit this week.

Save for those rare exceptions when publishers toss PlayStation 3 gamers a bone, multiplatform downloadable content largely arrives last on Sony's console. That will soon change. With Nintendo adding new content to its online store on Mondays and Microsoft squatting on Wednesdays, Sony has confirmed that it will begin updating the PlayStation Network on Tuesdays. The PSN's first Tuesday update will arrive on May 4.

Until then, Sony still has a couple more weeks of Thursday updates for the PSN. Leading this week's additions is the first episode of Sam & Max's latest outing, The Devil's Playhouse Episode 1: The Penal Zone. In Telltale's latest adventure game, Max mysteriously acquires mystical powers--ranging from future sight to teleportation--but is quickly set upon by the "intergalactic gorilla invader Skunk'ape." The five-episode pack can be purchased for $34.99.

Sam and Max investigate The Penal Zone in their latest adventure.

Capcom's Final Fight: Double Impact bundle makes its way to the PSN this week as well. The $9.99 pack includes a tweaked version of the 1989 arcade original Final Fight, as well as the side-scrolling arcade action game Magic Sword. Both games in Final Fight: Double Impact include high-definition graphical filters as well as online and local co-op.

As for PlayStation Classics, Sony has added XS Junior League Dodgeball to its online store for $5.99. Released for Sony's original console in 2003, the dodgeball game sees players take to two sides to live out the classic playground sport.

On the PSP store, gamers can pick up Mimana Iyar Chronicle for $34.99. GungHo's portable Japanese role-playing game received poor reviews upon its initial outing on the PSP in March.

A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, discounts, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

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athenian29
athenian29

@izmickey It was just an example. And anyway, if you don't want to chat with your friends regardless of what they're playing, that's fine. There's always somebody else who does (as evidenced by the +9 my comment got). And another thing to point out: PSN is pretty much the only big-contender service that doesn't have it, since Steam and LIVE have had it for goodness-knows how long.

fabz_95
fabz_95

Some nice deals coming, can't wait!

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X

Okay, that's all fine and good but, how about Einhander, Tobal 2, Xenogears, etc..? some the PS1Classics are NOT classic at all! but, these games I just mentioned? yes, yes they are;) I know I'm asking alot on Tobal 2 but, the game is sooooo good!

BlackForestHam
BlackForestHam

@TheJuggla17 wtf are you talking about? Tuesday is rock band songs and dlc and misc. Usually new adds and stuff appeares too. Wednesday is xbla and games on demand. Thursday is usually avatar dlc and guitar hero dlc. The majority up the update is on tuesday. Hence my logic. p.s. This is how it updates in the canadian marketplace, maybe it's different on the u.s or w/e marketplace.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

I was Stongly considering a Wii after they announced the new Classic Controller with full Rumble support, and the new Wii motion plus add-on. Then I saw PS Move, and the new Slim Line PS3 I had in action and was like I would rather stick with what I got. This is great news for PS3 gamers as now the PSN store will update more often, and we may get content on time unlike the catch up style we do now. Plus we may get some game demos before XBL and that means developers better make sure their games don't suck for our platform or we will know long before they come out.

TheJuggla17
TheJuggla17

@BlackForestHam: I'm not going to argue with someone who is completely wrong like yourself. Get the facts right before you post. ~fin~

qwikqik
qwikqik

@ crapgamer-I could've said it better myself. Chat that actually works properly would be great, but an overhauled party system with private chat would be even better. Playing CoD and having to listen to a bunch jerks insult each other's mother is not my idea of a good time. And why do I have this weird echo while I'm in chat. I hear everything I say on a one second delay. It is totally destracting. I can barely hold a conversation. I've given you an other chance Sony, let's get it together!!

steven141
steven141

Woopty doo, who cares. I don't know why this is news worthy really. A whole 2 days

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Why don't they come out with stuff Mondays or Sundays and beat Microsofts Tuesday releases better?

The_crapgamer
The_crapgamer

So more useless console updates huh? Now on Tuesdays? Big whoop! How about you actually put something useful in the updates, I mean Sparkly backgrounds are nice and all but you know what else is nice? Voice chat that works, maybe some cross party voice chat oh and is HOME still just a beta? how long until that is actually finished and released in it's final form? not that anyone plays that schust..but yeah... Tuesdays.....

DaNubianPryns
DaNubianPryns

I agree @ Hvac0120. That was my only gripe about Thursday updates....just so late in the evening for people on the East Coast. You would think they could release the update simultaneously across the US. They are obviously staggering the update, I presume starting on the West Coast, then moving east. I suggest they release the update at the same time of 8AM PST (11AM EST) across the US. With all the technological advances these days, I'm sure this could be done without too much trouble lol.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I didn't mind waiting for Thursdays, but Tuesdays is good. Now I just want them to release the downloads earlier in the day. Here on the East coast, we don't get the updates until some time between 9-10pm. _

SteveTabernacle
SteveTabernacle

Will this mean better content? The PSone classics have been garbage all year long, with only one or two exceptions. Stuff like XS Junior League is a slap in the face. That is not a classic in sense of the word.

TTDog
TTDog

Presumably to give them time to correct all the inevitable errors that they forget to remove and have the thing working by the time the weekend comes around... practically every update is follwed by stories of bricked consoles.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

not bad i guess. i am used to the 4am xbox live update. but it is good to see all 3 consoles at the beginning of the week. but still wouldnt get me to buy a wii.

melty3219
melty3219

Awesome! now we can download some psp games from 2006 and a couple of themes two whole days earlier! -.-

yang4200
yang4200

sometime dl for the ps3 take so long they wear out their welcome already.. for example the resident evil 5 dlc... most ppl probably already play it beat it master it and move on... grand theft auto the liberty city.... grand theft auto hmm not many ppl play that anymore .. its all bout call or duty and battlefeild now... trying to spice up something that already lost most of their flavor not gonna improve the taste much

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Feels like a good thing but can't say it will affect me much since I generally do any downloading at the weekend anyway :P

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Seems a move to get in line with XBL's tuesday updates. I wasn't really bothered by updates coming thursday nights, but of course I wouldn't mind it switching to Tuesdays. Some updates come on the PSN store on different days by itself tho, I think the GTA IV stuff came earlier last week, or I didn't notice it the thursday before. I know for sure FF VII was released on its own on a monday i believe.

lil_z_95
lil_z_95

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Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I wish you could have the PSN filter out PSP content if you only have a PS3

Rebel4lyfe06
Rebel4lyfe06

Even though they are moving it two days up it will still be week to week for updates, so impatient people will still be impatient... This is insignificant when are we gonna get some big updates more info on specifics for premium service and some official dates. Looking forward to what sony can pull out the bag,

RedWave247
RedWave247

The move to Tuesdays doesn't bother me at all. After all, most movies and games are released on Tuesdays, so why not? We get thigns a little sooner. Now, I have two gaming-related things to look forward to on Tuesdays: Yahtzee's latest Extra Punctuation and PSN updates. Just wish that Sony would start putting some better PS1 games up on the network. Legends of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, Parasite Eve I & II, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy collections (Chronicles, Anthology, etc). Heh, come to think of it, it's mostly Square games, but you get the idea.

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

@ aznkhaos : You could always download the emulator and hook your ps3 controller to your pc.

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

glad to see this happening...i mean i never minded the whole thursday thing but i guess it helps other people who are a little too impatient

izmickey
izmickey

@athenian29 To this day, I don't see the big deal with this. I think they can give us something a little more important than cross-game chat. @xBloodKnighTx Lol, of course MS paying for GTAIV expansions is relevant. Its what let them have it first on XBL in the first place.

maverick_76
maverick_76

Well I'm glad they are releasing stuff on the more conventional Tuesday, that is when everything else mainstream releases so that is nice.

green_dominator
green_dominator

Who cares when they release stuff?? It gets released doesn't it?? This just seems Der-de-der......lol

athenian29
athenian29

So, when do we get a software update? That cross-game voice chat isn't going to program itself, you know...

thrasher510
thrasher510

i really dont care i only play on fridays and the weekends so i really dont care

boarwar
boarwar

wow, this is news? how bout we get our exclusive titles back on ps3 and drive the console war to the next generation. Or buy out our games and make them dummed down for outdated tech (360)

jamyskis
jamyskis

A moot point it may be, but a shift from Thursday to Tuesday makes squat difference to me, because with my work hours I only usually get to see the new stuff on Friday evening or Saturday morning anyway.

SoYoung24
SoYoung24

games on demand is updated tuesdays and XBLA arcade wednesdays and this is the fact.

akiwak
akiwak

I've got all the classics I could want still on hard disks for the PS1. I look more toward getting games that use to eat up my quarters such as Final Fight.....

BlackForestHam
BlackForestHam

@TheJuggla17 No other way around. Tuesday is update, Wednesday is when games on demand is updated. I don't know where you get your facts from.

keyboard-hero
keyboard-hero

@ addictedtochaos Know what they should put on the PS One Classics? Eagle One, and Disney's Hercules would be cool aswell (and where da hell are the Resident Evils Capcom has promissed?). I don't understand why didn't they put Crash Bandicoot 2, it was way better then the first one.

addictedtochaos
addictedtochaos

I didn't really have a problem with PSN updating on Thursdays my biggest problem is all of the so-called PSone classics, while there are some true classics available, many of the games that have been put up were not then nor are they now classics.

freema
freema

All the bickering "fanboys" who post something that stinks of personal opinion and then get all upset when someone with different taste in gaming calls them on their opinion , need to realize one thing and one thing only. A person who doesn't want opinions from others should keep their own mouth shut. If everybody realized that simple truth, we would probably have less immature xbox vs. ps3 rants.

xBloodKnighTx
xBloodKnighTx

@noodles297 Or, you didn't say anything specifically about xbox 360, but I suppose that statement is in there because it's pretty well true. Before you start screaming fanboy, I own both consoles. But didn't the PS3 JUST NOW get the GTAIV downloadable expansions? Whether that has to do with Microsoft and money is not relevant. Causality isn't being addressed by the statement. At least I didn't get that vibe. I'm not getting on you, or trying to flame by the way.

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

About time Sony. I feel like this is long overdue.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@noodles297 I at no point said anything about Xbox 360 if that's what you're saying. Microsoft is not the same as Xbox 360. What I'm saying is that it's stupid to even include such text in an article where the idea is not that.

Grandstream
Grandstream

@GodsPoison: It's Square Enix, my friend. Xenogears is one of the best RPGs with some controversial religious references. That's probably why they didn't release it in US or Europe just yet.

Grandstream
Grandstream

@Demonkillua: It does make slight difference. Microsoft was publishing content Wednesdays onto XBL when Sony did it the next day. The fact they're moving this to Tuesday means they want to get a slight competitive edge in the online department. But you are right...the content won't disappear if you don't get it that day, but timing has a tiny impact.

Demonkillua
Demonkillua

An update is an update. I don't think it matters what day they update, or what time. It's not like the content is going to disappear if you don't get it that day.

noodles297
noodles297

@TevoxZi No one said it wasn't about the money. Everything in life is about the money, so it should go without saying most of the time. But besides that I guess he was just saying it cause he thinks xbox360 is better and wants to announce his feelings. Nothing wrong with that. I'm just sorta going to his defense because many people seem to have the mentality that if you bash something you're in the wrong for speaking it out loud. Meanwhile its perfectly okay for fans to talk about how much they love something, and at the same time say they can because its their opinion. Well...its also the opinion of someone who doesn't like something to feel that way and talk about it. The problem is when the two sides start being rude to each other, but I've never seen a problem with people on opposite sides debating about something.

Serious
Serious

I would like to see the comic reader work for the PS3 as well.

hasimran
hasimran

Sony should put ps2 games on the store

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Sony needs to get off their @sses and start putting all those Ps1 classics onto the psn. Wheres my XenoGears? Wheres Front Mission 3? where is my Armored core, where the hell are all those awesome ps1 games at?