How to automatically install downloaded games and demos on PS3

Posted By | On 08th, Feb. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


It’s amazing how many people do not know of this simple thing – how to automatically install games and demos on your PS3. If you want to install a bunch of games together on your PS3, follow this exact procedure below.

It isn’t complicated at all, and certainly does not require you to be a qualified engineer. You just have need to know how to click buttons on your DualShock 3, which I assume – almost everyone knows, right?

Note: You do not need PSN Plus, so that takes care of that inevitable question.

  • First of all, go to the PSN Store (d’uh), and then look at the content you want and follow the next step.
  • If you want to download plenty of things together – Add to Cart option is your friend. Add as many games as you desire, so that it is noticeable in the cart.
  • When you’re done, click the ‘Go To Cart’ option in the top right corner.
  • Proceed as normal, purchasing all the items in your cart. When you’re then given the option to download each item individually OR ‘Download All” option at the very bottom. Click “Download ALL”.
  • Now leave it alone, as each download finishes, it will automatically install the game or demo. The beautiful part is that as it installs one game or demo, it continues downloading the other items in your queue. By the time it’s done all content should be installed into your Hard Drive.

Voila! No need to install downloaded items separately, this method works really well.

Check it out for yourself, and please do share us your experience with this in the comments section below and tell us whether it worked or not.

Thanks, faviang!

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  • we know this already man:/

    ps3 auto install games, if you also go to Turn off system after downloads

  • This is actually a pretty unknown feature because Sony doesn’t advertise it when they should. I have asked on forums on how to do this for years and never got a solution.

    Up until recently, if you had uninstalled items, PS Plus would automatically install them for you on its scheduled update. Then they took that away. Can’t believe there isn’t an “install all” option 7 years after launch.

  • Jim

    I think most people know this by now man. You should probably ditch the forums you’ve been using all these years.

  • charles2029

    Nice tip, more PS3 owners should be aware of it, since a lot of time is wasted if you do this one by one.

  • Guest

    You can’t any free games (e.g via PS+) – You have to select to download them one by one (you can get a few going in the background while others are downloading though) – then you need to install them one at a time. PITA.

    However, during or after downloading one or multiple games, if you go to and check the option and then click . It will automatically install them. It’s a bit unintuitive (as the option does not suggest installing) but am “amazed” you did not mention this “simple thing”. 😛

    Sony really need to fix this up though.

    -KENT

    • Kent

      Eww – this thing hates angle brackets. 🙁

  • Kent

    You can’t “add to cart” any free games (e.g via PS+) – You have to select to download them one by one (you can get a few going in the background while others are downloading though) – then you need to install them one at a time. PITA.

    However, during or after downloading one or multiple games, if you go to “users”,”turn off the system” and check the “turn off system automatically after background download” option and then click “yes”. It will automatically install them. It’s a bit unintuitive (as the option does not suggest installing) but am “amazed” you did not mention this “simple thing”. 😛

    Sony really need to fix this up though.

    -KENT

    • DFG7

      I think you just saved my life.

      Ok, not quite, but it is going to make next monday’s late launch of Dark Souls 2 a lot more bearable, I can just leave it overnight.


 

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