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Welcome Back Package: Will your PS3 cope with download size?

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.

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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Daniël Mallet

I have gained the Playstation Plus, but I dont have the possibilities to download the free games like Infamous, Dead Nation and the other 3. What is the problem?

Jack Hancock-Bruce

Very annoyed! My ps3 has got the ylod (yellow light of death) just moments after downloading the infamous 2 demo, wtf do i do if i dont get my ps3 back on in time for the main welcome back package for the full version of infamous!?

James David Oliver

 The only problem being that you can only play them for the 30 days that you have of playstation + so thats quite a bummer although wipeout hd and ratchet and clank and super stardust hd are free for ever

Jason J Lewis

Keep in mind that once purchased they are yours forever, it’s not like you have to download them the second you purchase them.

Jason J Lewis

Keep in mind that once purchased they are yours forever, it’s not like you have to download them the second you purchase them.

Trevor Wardrop

I put a 500 Gig HDD in my old fatty model.  But I have two PS3s.  If you have a big enough thumb drive, can you put it on the thumb to transfer the game to another PS3? 


I’m guessing you completely forgot about the whole swappable harddrive thing.  My 60g has a 320g harddrive in it.  Space concerns are simply beneath me.

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