While we wait for the PlayStation Store to come back online, our attention turns to the free games and downloads that Sony will give away as part of the measures the company are using to say thank you to its users. But with the Welcome Back Package, will your PS3 cope download size?
PSN users who have had an account since the 19th of April get to choose two free games from a list of five. But owners of the old PS3 models may have trouble with the size of the downloads, according to an article on Gamersmint. The old fat models had hard drives starting from a measly 20GB going up to 60GB. So owners of these models may have to plan which games they download or free up some space.
For users outside the EU the size of the downloads are as follows, InFamous 6.88 GB, LittleBigPlanet 2.21GB, Wipeout HD/Fury 738MB, Dead Nation 1.39GB, and Super Stardust is 290MB. Meanwhile EU users have the same games but have Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty2.4GB, instead of Super Stardust.
If you want to download some of the games but are worried you may not have enough space there are things you can do. Users will only have to select the download option on the PlayStation Store, and it should work in the same way as if you purchased a game off the PS Store. This should save the game to your account which will allow you to free some space or get a new hard drive.
Users must remember that you will only get thirty days to download the games once the store is back online. Now we have to just have to wait for the PS Store to come back.