What is it with… PS3 downloads?

The PlayStation Store is working again today so I took the opportunity to buy and download the game Pain. Great game.

However, I wait for the over 1GB of data to download, then for it to install before I can run it… then I have to wait for it to download and install updates. Updates? When I’ve only just downloaded it. Quite obviously you only download the original version and then all updates are applied. But, why? If you download PC software from a website you generally (I can’t think of any exceptions) download the very latest version – no updates should be needed. Why can’t Sony do this for the PS3?

The other bug-bear is that the updates, unlike the original download, can’t be downloaded in the background so the PS3 is tied up whilst it happens. And, again unlike the original download, the PS3 shows no indication of how long it will take.

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