PSN Updates Shifting To Tuesday Starting May 4
Thus far, we've all logged in to the PlayStation Network on Thursdays to check out the new updates. Well, if you do that starting in May, what you find will already be two days old.
Thing is, a Thursday update means the Network is behind both Nintendo and Microsoft; Nintendo updates their online store on Mondays and Microsoft updates Xbox Live on Wednesdays. Sure, it's only a matter of a day - or a few days - but Sony wants to be competitive in just about everything these days, so according to GameSpot, they've decided to move their PSN update day to Tuesday. This all starts on May 4 but until then, they've got a couple more weeks of Thursday updates, and that will include the first Sam & Max episode this week; you can snag all five episodes available for $34.99, if you so desire. And let's not forget about Capcom's Final Fight: Double Impact, which will be released as a $9.99 pack that features a tweaked version of the original 1989 arcade hit, plus the side-scrolling goodness of Magic Sword. We suggest checking both out but very soon, you won't have to wait until Thursdays to get your PSN update fix.
Does anyone else see this as a slight jab at Microsoft? After all, they're Sony's primary competition and to simply leapfrog over the Live update on Wednesday and provide gamers with DLC 24 hours earlier, it's kinda like...well, you know.
4/19/2010 10:50:40 AM Ben Dutka