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GTA V download problems on PS3

The long awaited launch of GTA V is almost upon us and for PS3 users looking to pick up the digital version, the party has already started. GTA V on PS3 is available for pre-load on the PlayStation Store, but it appears that many of you have been running into long downtime times as a result of the expected server hammering.

Originally, the pre-load of GTA on the PSN was due to start on Saturday September 14. However, Sony and Rockstar sent out word that this would have to be delayed until Monday September 16 instead due to some issues – which obviously didn’t go down well with fans considering that GTA V is a whopping 18GB download.

Fortunately, some of these issues were cleared up and pre-loading of the game could actually start on Sunday afternoon, as confirmed by a Tweet from Sony below. This obviously prompted everyone to jump onto the PS Store at exactly the same time and it looks like Sony are having problems keeping their servers steady in wake of the heavy traffic.

We’re hearing feedback from you that downloads are only on 10% despite already having started the download for hours. Even worse, we hear how one user had to restart the 18GB download completely after 64% when the console became unresponsive – we’ve seen this happen during BF3 DLC downloads many times.

With the game launching in retail stores on Tuesday, this isn’t exactly the type of service that digital buyers would have expected. At the very least, consumers will want the download to be completely finished by the time Tuesday comes around, but it may not be possible for a lot of you if the slow download times continue.

How are you getting on with your GTA V pre-load at the moment? Have you been experiencing long load times in your area or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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7mo6
7mo6

Im having the same issue here , my download keep restarting , its really annoying sony have to fix this problem or refund us !

Mark
Mark

me to 1 try download stop on 25% – download error info
2 try 14 % and download auto reset, staro on 0%
now super speed 50 mb on 1h 46min

Alice Rasmussen Braute
Alice Rasmussen Braute

when will this be fixed D:? i really want to play u.u first i guessed it was somting wrong with my PS3 but then i google GTA V download problem on PS3 and i see this u.u

will I ever play GTA5
will I ever play GTA5

Download was at 98% (after 30+ hours), speed had picked up. Went to the shop, cooked some food, came back to my PS3 and the download has restarted. 1%. The file is nowhere to be found.

WHAT THE F*CK SONY

Cmon :(
Cmon :(

all stores in my store were sold out. So I bought it in the ps store.. but if I knew the download would take like 4 days or so.. wtf it’s downloading for 10 mins now and still at 0%.. and I got a really good internet connection..

Working my ass of all day looking forward to the evening.. and now I even won’t be able to play it..

ALI
ALI

Guys ive downloaded the game its still not letting my play it even though its Tuesday morning! Says “The content is not available before the start date (8002951E)” any thoughts?

Lewis Enright
Lewis Enright

Shouldn’t ps+ should have started the pre-load automatically on availability? Because it didn’t for me. I just started my download about a 1/2 hour ago and I’m at 6% :'(

Bobby Lambeth II
Bobby Lambeth II

THIS ARTICLE IS WRONG . SONY ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER IT WOULD BE TONIGHT AT 12AM ………………… IT IS NOT AVAILABLE YET

Fred
Fred

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… PSN does it again. Did anybody actually think their wretched network could handle the immense increase in traffic? I’ve got my DVDs for my Xbox. I’ll be finished with the game before you PSN jerkoffs finish your download. Wankers!

Admir Karalic
Admir Karalic

What I don’t like about PSN, is Downloading takes forever when you have mild internet connection and then you need to install the game, last time it took me 1 DAY to download BF3 but took me also more then 2 hours to install it :S, I can’t imagine with a 18GB download :S. I wish the PS4 won’t have this issue, like XBOX once it’s downloaded it’s also installed on the HDD and you can play it RIGHT A WAY !

ssaw wehttam
ssaw wehttam

Any ideas why its not showing up on my PSN store to preload? 4PM EST but no preload option to download

thezooniverse
thezooniverse

Still cant install it!!!

Sindre Høyland
Sindre Høyland

Download was a bit slow at times and also the system had to be restarted due to lack of response. Still, I am all set now!

gta v
gta v

i keep getting 80029564 when i try to install

Tony
Tony

Still cant download in nyc 🙁

lorelai4cuties
lorelai4cuties

I already pre ordered mine at PSN US store i hope it run smoothly ..i dont mind if take 2 days download cuz im pretty busy this week so all good ^_^

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