Technical Problems Plague GTA 5 Digital Download on PSN
Earlier today, we reported on a bit of tough news for US gamers who purchased GTA V on PSN–unlike EU gamers, you can’t (or couldn’t now…) pre-load the game. Instead, you’d need to wait until 12:01 AM EST to start the game’s 18 GB download. Not convenient.
However, when 9:01 PM PST rolled around, it appeared the “Download” button on GTA V had vanished from the PlayStation Store. Gamers took to Twitter to vent their rage and seek solutions. I was trying to get it working for about 45 minutes there myself.
This one had me laughing.
I’m so glad PSN works flawlessly so I can download GTA at midnight. #itdoesntandicant
— Patrick Byrne (@4everRebuilding) September 17, 2013
At one point, selecting GTA V from the Day 1 Digital section lead me to this sad looking image, over and over (apologies for the low quality).
Shut up, how do I fix it so I can start the download and go to bed?
After digging around, what seemed to fix it for me was searching for “Grand Theft Auto V” in the PlayStation Store and selecting it from search results, rather than selecting it from the Day 1 Digital section. Try that, and hopefully you hit the GTA V product page that has a download button.
Mine is downloading now, and only about 250 minutes left to go…Well, I mean, ok–the digital future we’ve been hearing about, maybe we haven’t quite arrived there yet. There are things called servers, and when they get busy stuff goes slow. It isn’t really surprising, is it?
We’ve reached out to Sony for comment on these issues, and will update with more as we have it. And while you’re waiting for it to download, you can come watch us livestream the game at 12AM PST on our Twitch channel.