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Old 03-07-2013, 22:34
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I tend to download all my Vita games to my PS3, and then transfer them to my Vita via the cable. However, when I do this, the downloaded file gets removed from my PS3.

Ideally I want all my Vita games stored on my PS3 as my memory card is only 8GB.

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Old 03-07-2013, 23:50
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Think you have to keep using content manager to copy stuff back and fourth. I seem to remember with PSP games it gives you the option to delete it from the PS3 once it's copied over. Not sure if the option is there on Vita games though.

Other than that use the copy feature on content manager - it's relatively quick and faster than re-downloading your games- With the added bonus it shouldn't delete your game saves.
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Old 04-07-2013, 00:01
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Think you have to keep using content manager to copy stuff back and fourth. I seem to remember with PSP games it gives you the option to delete it from the PS3 once it's copied over. Not sure if the option is there on Vita games though.

Other than that use the copy feature on content manager - it's relatively quick and faster than re-downloading your games- With the added bonus it shouldn't delete your game saves.
Oh so you can copy it back to the PS3 when you've finished with it?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:50
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Oh so you can copy it back to the PS3 when you've finished with it?
Should be able to using the content manager on the Vita. I've been upgrading my memory cards (running out of space!) and i've used the PS3 as storage by copying back and fourth.

Have a poke around the content manager menu to have a check.
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Old 09-07-2013, 18:13
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Think you have to keep using content manager to copy stuff back and fourth. I seem to remember with PSP games it gives you the option to delete it from the PS3 once it's copied over. Not sure if the option is there on Vita games though.

Other than that use the copy feature on content manager - it's relatively quick and faster than re-downloading your games- With the added bonus it shouldn't delete your game saves.
i got a vita that came with fifa 13 and a 4gb card - it turrned out the fifa was a digital copy so takes up nearly 3gb.

i backed up data such as demos to my ps3 hdd to save space and copy over. when i delete a demo to make space for another one, it says all saved data will be deleted. so i never wanted to risk deleting my fifa in case i lose all my career data.
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Old 09-07-2013, 18:33
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i got a vita that came with fifa 13 and a 4gb card - it turrned out the fifa was a digital copy so takes up nearly 3gb.

i backed up data such as demos to my ps3 hdd to save space and copy over. when i delete a demo to make space for another one, it says all saved data will be deleted. so i never wanted to risk deleting my fifa in case i lose all my career data.
You can backup your save data using Content Manager. If you choose Ps3 or PC it will backup your game including the saved data, if you choose cloud it will just backup your saved data. Also if you go to System Settings > PlayStation Network > Automatic Update Settings you can set game saves to backup in the cloud automatically like you do on the PS3.

I have been storing my saves in the cloud but I agree that it would be far easier if the Vita had a saved games folder like the PS3, I dunno why Sony missed this.
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Old 10-07-2013, 14:23
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You can backup your save data using Content Manager. If you choose Ps3 or PC it will backup your game including the saved data, if you choose cloud it will just backup your saved data. Also if you go to System Settings > PlayStation Network > Automatic Update Settings you can set game saves to backup in the cloud automatically like you do on the PS3.

I have been storing my saves in the cloud but I agree that it would be far easier if the Vita had a saved games folder like the PS3, I dunno why Sony missed this.

thanks for this, i'll give it a go. im gonna be buying a new card soon anyway as i still have a 90 day playstation plus trial and want to get uncharted golden abys
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:35
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You can backup your save data using Content Manager. If you choose Ps3 or PC it will backup your game including the saved data, if you choose cloud it will just backup your saved data. Also if you go to System Settings > PlayStation Network > Automatic Update Settings you can set game saves to backup in the cloud automatically like you do on the PS3.

I have been storing my saves in the cloud but I agree that it would be far easier if the Vita had a saved games folder like the PS3, I dunno why Sony missed this.
Does your Vita have to be in sleep mode for auto updates?

Surely it can't be good for your vita to always be in sleep mode?
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:50
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Does your Vita have to be in sleep mode for auto updates?

Surely it can't be good for your vita to always be in sleep mode?
You phones is always on sleep mode too and it doesn't do that any harm. ARM is very efficient and hardly uses any power while in standby, it's the screen that uses the vast majority of the battery.
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Old 10-07-2013, 22:08
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You phones is always on sleep mode too and it doesn't do that any harm. ARM is very efficient and hardly uses any power while in standby, it's the screen that uses the vast majority of the battery.
Very good point the phone thing lol although the phone was built to be on 24/7... the Vita isn't.

What do you mean by 'ARM'?

I am tempted to switch auto updates to ON the vita... does it tell you what it did when you next come to use it like the PS3 does?

I keep mine in a zip up case, but that shouldn't cause any issues being woken up to update right?
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:37
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Very good point the phone thing lol although the phone was built to be on 24/7... the Vita isn't.

What do you mean by 'ARM'?

I am tempted to switch auto updates to ON the vita... does it tell you what it did when you next come to use it like the PS3 does?

I keep mine in a zip up case, but that shouldn't cause any issues being woken up to update right?
To be fair I've left my Vita in sleep mode for a few days and the power drain is really low. As the above poster says it's the screen that draws the most juice.

Not sure about the auto update function though as I've only just discovered the cloud save function!!!! To think I've had it since launch day....
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