How Long Can You Go Without Playing On Your PS3?

Forget the PSN incident for a second – or maybe for the next 60 seconds and let me give you an insight on what’s currently going on in my life.

We all have been affected by the PSN outage which lasted for over a month or so – this including the full restoration of the PS Store (which is as of writing this still offline). However, the majority of you have had the opportunity to play single player games on your beloved black box, ensuring the addict has got their fix whilst the PSN services were down.

Online gaming was restored only a few weeks ago, and those of you who are addicted to those multiplayer games got your ‘online’ gaming fix and your gaming life is now almost back to normal.

For me, it’s a little bit different. My story still goes back to when the initial services went offline back in April. I have yet to wait to get my gaming fix, whether it be on a single player game or a multiplayer. Why? Well, here my story (I hope the Hollywood producers are reading this – I’m sure you could beef up the story and make it into a Hollywood production).

When the PS Network went offline, I wasn’t really affected. Instead of showing signs of hysteria, I was as calm as the sea on a sunny day. You’re probably wondering I must be whack – not reacting to something that affected millions – but the truth is it didn’t matter.

My PS3, TV and Cable box was comfortably stored away in a secure area due to construction work starting on my house. I was more excited at the fact that I was having a huge 2 storey extension put onto the end of my house.

As I write this, the building contracters are probably knocking a wall or two down, creating a nice corridor to my newly built bedroom and creating an open plan lounge. However, my PS3 is still tucked away from the dangers that be.

It’s been well over a month since I last touched a controller, or even laid hands on my beloved black box, and with another 4 weeks to go before completion of my extension – that includes furnishing, I’m still as calm as the sea on a sunny day.

So, I’d love to know how long can you go without playing your PS3? How long would it be before you cracked up and gave into the deep desire of playing your PS3?

Note: I will update this article with the number of days I had to stay without my PS3 in hope to see if anyone can beat me – lol.

P.S. This question probably excludes Jay, he’s already holding the record for the most days without a PS3!!

Written by: Madagasca - News Contributor

  1. #1 by myk26 on June 1st, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    Well, I’d argue the “most days w/o a PS3” but that’s another story…

    Most days I remember going without picking up a controller (since my addiction started) was prolly no more then 9 days. Which is due to family vacations…when I’m not out of town, it’s a stiff 3-4 days at most.

  2. #2 by Pedro on June 1st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    That depends on what games I’ve been playing, when it comes to my beloved PS3 anyway. Probably during some drought of decent games to play I stayed about 10 days without worrying to much about it. During vacations or holidays about 25 days. Never had any kind of problem that “made” me stay away from it.

    However, when I was about 16 years old up until 19 I didn’t own any console (or even played games on the PC for that matter), so that’s a long time without a fix!

  3. #3 by EdEN on June 1st, 2011 [ 222946 Points ]

    I’ve done about a month without playing on the PS3. To cut back on my backlog I did 3 periods of “theme” months going between Portables (PSP/DS), Wii and PS3. After that I got several titles for review and that made me go all out on the PS3 for a while. Right now it’s been a week without any PS3 play so I could complete some Wii and DS games (completed 2 on each) while the store is back online so I can download the games I’ve got to review.

    I own a Wii (well, technically 2 since I just got a Red one hehehe), a DS, a PS3, a PSP, do some PC gaming (well, my PC is the “Telltale games magic machine!) and play some N64 and NES from time to time (even bought 3 NES games a couple of months ago) so it’s not like “oh noes, PSN is down and I can’t playz no games!”.

  4. #4 by Jason on June 1st, 2011 [ 28406 Points ]

    I could sell my ps3 now and be fine with it. Monster Hunter is on the psp. I can honestly say I have not played my ps3 barely at all since I reviewed Troy. Now if the question was how long can you go without playing Monster Hunter, Id smack you for even asking lol Thats crazy talk!

  5. #5 by Kane112 on June 1st, 2011 [ 35672 Points ]

    well if you include the time i didnt own any console i went about 2 years which ended last year when i got my ps3. Otherwise i couldnt say ill go days without playing any games maybe a couple of weeks. I use the ps3 more to watch movies and things than anything else

  6. #6 by Ravenitrius on June 1st, 2011 [ 1285 Points ]

    I could go a long long time without the ps3. Not so much going a long time without the PC otherwise I go insane. Right now I have only two platforms to worry about. The PC and the PS3. So I’m good if it’s without the ps3.

  7. #7 by GeneticMania on June 1st, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]


    I could sell my ps3 now and be fine with it. Monster Hunter is on the psp. I can honestly say I have not played my ps3 barely at all since I reviewed Troy. Now if the question was how long can you go without playing Monster Hunter, Id smack you for even asking lol Thats crazy talk!  


    Jason can live off Monster Hunter. It feeds him and gives him energy.

    I havn’t played my ps3 3 weeks prior to PSN going down. Still havn’t played it. Been busy playing on steam & messing around on the internet. Not to mention my anime hobby.

  8. #8 by Jay on June 1st, 2011 [ 83116 Points ]

    hells yeah I own the record. 3+ months haha

  9. #9 by Jcmdaddy on June 1st, 2011 [ 114567 Points ]

    I could go a good amount of time without playing my ps3, I’ve done it in the early years of it’s life cycle when there were only games worth my time few and far between. I could do it now as well, if there are no games I want to play. I’d still use it for hulu and netflix. But I’m sure, if it was needed, I could not play for a good while.

  10. #10 by FooBear408 on June 1st, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]


  11. #11 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on June 1st, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    me to be honest maybe a week at max, i need to game. idk y i just do

  12. #12 by topthis on June 1st, 2011 [ 985 Points ]

    ive gone 3 months until i played a small rnd like last weekend of assassins creed online

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