Quantcast
This is how you redeem cross-buy games on your PS3 - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


This is how you redeem cross-buy games on your PS3


6:09 PM on 02.05.2013
Redeem cross-buy on PS3This is how you redeem cross-buy games on your PS3 photo



Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is out today, and I've already had a stampede of readers who have no idea how to redeem their cross-buy copy. For those of you who aren't familiar with Sony's promotion, if you buy the $39.99 PS3 version of Sly Cooper (or any game within the cross-buy realm), you'll get a free digital Vita copy.

But this process isn't as simple as redeeming a code included in the game. People who already utilized this function in the past with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale may know the drill, but for the rest of you, you're probably in the dark. Let me help.

All you have to do is put the disc in your system, go into the XMB, and under the game folder, find "Disc Benefits." Select that option, and follow the instructions to link the disc to your PSN account (you should be signed in for this). Voilą! Once you link it, you can't repeat the process again, but you'll be able to bust out your Vita and download your free copy of the game.

Since the PSN doesn't "fully update" at once in terms of game listings, you may need to manually search for "Sly Cooper" on your Vita's store to utilize the cross-buy function. You also may find that the Disc Benefits screen says "this content is coming soon." All that means is that the PSN needs to update (usually in the evening, EST time) before you redeem it. It's not broken.

That's it! Feel free to play both versions and utilize the cross-save features to your heart's content.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






guides

4:00 PM on 09.06.2014
Not-review: Brady Games Ultimate Street Fighter 4 Official Bible

Fighting games are about more than competition. At their best, they are about taking the most simple of design concepts (be better at hitting someone than they are at hitting you) and using game theory magic to somehow evoke ...more



11:00 AM on 08.30.2014
Very quick tips: Swing Copters

The spiritual successor to Flappy Bird has arrived, and it's incredibly difficult. It's also awful. Just plain awful. Don't you worry, though. Destructoid is here to help.  Maybe you liked Flappy Bird. Maybe you are a Fl...more



1:30 PM on 07.24.2014
Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors receiving hardback game guides

A new Amazon listing has confirmed that both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors will be receiving hardcovers guides published by Prima Games. The Hyrule Warriors guide will feature a bonus section with behind-the-scenes material...more



View all guides






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more