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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 22, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

Price Update

Brain Challenge Expansion Pack (now $2.99)

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! Quiz TV American Culture Pack ($5.99)
Think you know everything about living in the USA? Test your knowledge with this new BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack that features over 500 new questions about American culture to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge your friends and family with new questions and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 243 MB

NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 7 (free)
Download Storm Pack 7 and unleash the legendary Sound Ninja Jirobo as your support character in battle. The Storm Pack 7 also contains new Ultimate Mission to engage!
File size: 100 KB

Skate 2 Time Is Money Pack ($4.99)
If you are busy, or just plain lazy, “Time is Money” will unlock all locations, skaters and gear that can be earned by playing through Skate 2′s career and online modes.
File size: 3.59 MB

Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Tomorrow” by Silverchair ($1.99)
  • “Outtathaway!” by The Vines ($1.99)
  • “Dimension” by Wolfmother ($1.99)
  • Aussie Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Tomorrow” by Silverchair, “Dimension” by Wolfmother, and “Outtathaway!” by The Vines. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File sizes: 33 MB – 44 MB (singles), 119 MB (track pack)


Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Feed the Tree” – Belly ($1.99)
  • “I Stand Alone” – Godsmack ($1.99)
  • “Typical” – Mute Math ($1.99)
  • “War Zone” – Rob Zombie ($1.99)
  • “Wind Me Up” – Ghost Hounds ($1.99)
  • “Space Cowboy” – Steve Miller Band ($1.99)
  • “Take the Money and Run” – Steve Miller Band ($1.99)
  • “The Joker” – Steve Miller Band ($1.99)
  • Steve Miller Band Track Pack 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Steve Miller Band Pack 01. This pack includes: “Take the Money and Run,” “The Joker,” and “Space Cowboy” by Steve Miller Band.

File sizes: 21 MB – 34 MB (singles) 116 MB – 79 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

WipEout HD
It was there back at the beginning and now it’s taking the franchise into the future: WipEout HD is set to deliver 1080p High Definition visuals running at a breathtaking 60-frames-per-second. WipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the franchise, meticulously crafted and fully reworked to showcase the processing power of PS3 system. Available exclusively on the PlayStation Network.
File size: 1.02 GB

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Demo
Download the demo today and play highlights from F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. A routine mission turns into a fight for survival when an explosion of unknown origin decimates the city and unleashes the wrath of Alma Wade, whose terrifying power threatens to surge out of control unless Special Forces Sgt. Michael Becket and his squad can find a way to destroy her.
File size: 685 MB

Game Videos (free)

Resistance: Retribution Story Trailer
File size: 68 MB (HD) 111 MB (1080)

Lords of the Rings Conquest: Conquest Good to be Good Trailer
File size: 46 MB (HD)

Mirror’s Edge DLC Trailer
File size: 33 MB (HD)

Eat Lead Teaser Trailer
File size: 82 MB (HD)

Ski-Doo Snowmobile Challenge
File size: 55 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe: “Reinstated” Featurette
File size: 55 MB (SD)

Max Payne: Script to Screen Featurette
File size: 34 MB (SD)

Horton Hears a Who: Anatomy of a Scene Featurette
File size: 84 MB (SD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Game Videos (free)

Resistance: Retribution Story Trailer (also available from PS3 Store)
File size: 12 MB

PSP Themes

* Kicks PSP Theme ($0.99) (PS3 Kicks Theme also available from PS3 Store)
File size: 172 KB

* PSP Premium Themes (x18) (Various; $0.99/$1.49) (also available from PS3 Store)
File sizes: 231 KB – 546 KB

//Add Your Own

205 Comments

101

+ LvL99Dayvie on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

awww no PSone games… I’m sad :(


102

+ LIQUIDhAWK on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:46 pm said:

can we get party chat on the ps3 or some brand new avatars? and drop savage moon that game looks nice!


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+ MidnightParty on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:46 pm said:

A few changes I’d love to see that would make the Playstation Store GREAT:

1) more big game title downloads (I don’t like physical media–let’s see some bigger game titles downloadable)
2) wishlist for future store downloads (saving titles I may be interested in buying later/tracking)
3) TITLE of current category always visible on screen
4) LARGER TEXT SIZE (it’s so tiny, beef up that text size!)
5) subscription content service
6) more sorting options (price, name, game type, etc.)


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+ MidnightParty on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:51 pm said:

7) Game screenshot previews / more video trailers


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+ SuperTiso on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:53 pm said:

Do not put an expansion or game up one week, in this case Brain Challenge, only for it to get a price reduction the next week. This is beyond insulting for an expansion that should have already had all these “fixes” in it from the get go. Sony needs to start tracking these type of things to offer customers refunds of the difference when it happens so quickly. Not happy with this yet again lack luster horrible update.


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+ chriscowboyd on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:56 pm said:

this week update were ok so am not going to complain about no demo to play but i do have to say this skate 2 is by far the worse looking game of 09 . EA i am not going to give you 60 bucks for that game it is basically the same game from last year and x play give it a 4 out of five EA how much money you give them for that review ? this is why i dont pay attention to game review on what to buy. i will wait when i can get this game for 30 dollar which want be long .


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+ KILLZONE79 on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:57 pm said:

Uh Sony, i see Wipeout HD demo was released today but i just went to my USA account download list and it shows Wipeout HD Demo released 11/15/2008


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+ KILLZONE79 on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:59 pm said:

Wipeout HD demo was released 11/15/2008 as it shows on my USA account download list


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+ Awsaim on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:01 pm said:

Wheres the Home content for today? You forgot to change the stupid trailer for the Mall movie.


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+ Ahmad- on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:04 pm said:

WHERE THE PS1 GAMES?!
ODDWORLDODDWORLDODDWORLD


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+ triple_lei on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:06 pm said:

You can put up a demo for WipEout HD but not the DLC for WipEout Pulse on the PSP (which, BTW, Europe has had for about a year already)?


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+ NipGrip on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:09 pm said:

An ok update only salvaged by the FEAR 2 demo. Otherwise, not so great at all. That Skate 2 cheat code, I don’t how many people give their money on such a thing is shady and only brings down the PSN, but then again.. It appears your main aim is money, not quality.

And yes, bring out the library of PS1 games. You have a very large amount of folks asking for this that would purchase these games.

So much lost potential.


113

+ Axecution on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

@Jeff I know this is off-topic, but why are some of our Avatars not showing up in the comments? Mind is still the smiley gray dude. I mean, its not that big of a deal or anything… whatever though. :D


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+ KILLZONE79 on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:18 pm said:

Hey grace chen Senior Manager, PlayStation Store, just so you know Wipeout HD demo was released 11/15/2008 how do i know? i just check my USA account download list and it shows 11/15/2008. why did you re add Wipeout HD demo on the update list?


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+ Superstrokey1123 on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm said:

nice update! Any idea on when we will get some of those japanese ps1 games? they make me so jealous as i want to buy tonnes of them!


116

+ mtgd on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:26 pm said:

nice update, could use more demos though!


117

+ RememberMetal on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:29 pm said:

Where is Savage Moon…? Is it Sonys only downloadable ace in hole? They’ve never given a release date they haven’t explained the —MASSIVE— delay… Sony are ussually so open with release dates…As much as I’ve loved Sonys consoles and games they’ve never been the masters of product placement…..Couple weeks, sigh, I’ll be playing Killzone 2 by then.


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+ x3lit3forc3x on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

Alright not a bad update, cant complain but i must say this, a lot of people are confusing the Skate 2 DLC like there adding anything extra, this is just a “cheat” that you have to pay for to unlock everything thats available in the game already the’re not adding anything the’re just unlocking whats in the game, i think thats BS that you have to pay for something thats already in game.


119

+ INF3RNO132103 on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

Another very satisfying update. I’ve particularly been looking forward to the FEAR demo.

Thanks guys.


120

+ TwinDad on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

Incredible again another week that the EU store is better updated then the US. Keep up these “awesome” updates. I won’t ever have to spend money on the PSN. It appears that Sony hates money.


121

+ jipmg on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

I cant wait till the LBP DLC next week, I hope capcom releases RE ps1 classics on PSN before RE5 comes out.


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+ Mastroall on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 pm said:

@ the people complaining about no PS1 games.

You dont get it. Sony has to get licenses from companies that made the PS1 classic, and if that company went bankrupt and disbanded, then they cant get it all.
Sony does not own all of its games.

As for the update, I understand.. All of the great games came out already, now there no more demos..


123

+ Mastroall on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:47 pm said:

@120.
Fine, dont. No one cares. Seriously, dont spend your money on PSN. At all.
Maybe the rest of the 24 million member community will.
Hmm..


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+ Mastroall on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:53 pm said:

@103.

A few changes I’d love to see that would make the Playstation Store GREAT:

1) more big game title downloads (I don’t like physical media–let’s see some bigger game titles downloadable)
2) wishlist for future store downloads (saving titles I may be interested in buying later/tracking)
3) TITLE of current category always visible on screen
4) LARGER TEXT SIZE (it’s so tiny, beef up that text size!)
5) subscription content service
6) more sorting options (price, name, game type, etc.)

1. Like what? Name some. I think the Playstation store has enough of the great titles.

2.Thats a good idea, I side with you on that one.

3. Hmm.. Allright.

4. 4 letters for ya there; H-D-M-I.

5.Qore?

6. Another good idea.


125

+ SpiritThief on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

Is this how all of 2009 will be? So far this year sucks:(

Least next month sounds awesome.


126

+ Novaoblivion on January 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm said:

Cool looking forward to trying out Wipeout HD.


127

+ Acevedo-215 on January 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm said:

coo


128

+ Mastroall on January 22nd, 2009 at 8:08 pm said:

@125.
How about Infamous, Prototype, and God of War 3?
Go check them out..


129

+ Jeigh on January 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm said:

Hm… Well, the demos are nice… And this doesn’t even approacn “Worst Update Ever”, even if we’re not counting the first few months.

Thanks for the update. :)


130

+ Jams_Shop on January 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm said:

two demos? thanks


131

+ gor1llap1mp on January 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm said:

PS1, Capcom, Resident Evil, hello. how about some 5.1 sound for the video store, ill never purchase a video again especially with this DRM bull. transferred videos to PSP to upgrade my HDD and then tried transferring back but no-can-do!


132

+ maxxy209 on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

Well I guess I could say this was an ok update not great but not bad either, at least we got new themes although I would really like a spyro the dragon theme, or spiderman web of shadows theme.For free though since thats kinda wasting money on something you could spend on towards a game.


133

+ SharkRocket7 on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:13 pm said:

Let’s have some price updates for Guitar Hero III! The Guitar Hero World Tour tracks are cheaper than GHIII. What gives?


134

+ louie_vitton on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm said:

Whats with all the crying, shut the hell up already… Seriously, I always read the blogs and so many of you (crybabies) just complain over and over about the same stuff, wheres this game saying you might not want it anymore now come on man.. And somebody was talkin about what the europe store got and would be happy with that.. Excuse what did they get? would you buy it uh no so shut up.. Uh and lets see the skate 2 dlc ok somebody was crying said it should be in the game.. Well duh it is jus play the damn thing to unlock everything and boom there it is… Sorry whats wrong with sellin DLC for that? what if i jus like playin the game and dont care for to put hours in unlocking stuff.. Dont buy it… easy as that.. ok sorry keep it up sony we’ll get through this together.. drop the price, fallin way behind..


135

+ Calendaros on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:17 pm said:

Could someone explain why we aren’t getting Outrun for PSN here in the US, while Europe gets it? Is it because of SCEA crappy policy of rejecting games? They blocked Dark Mist and Battle Fantasia, so obviously they are to blamed for this BS.


136

+ Cancer-fish on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:21 pm said:

haha Skate 2 payable cheat codes!


137

+ wocyob on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:23 pm said:

mice fear 2… cant wait to try that


138

+ wocyob on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 pm said:

hm meant to say NICE*


139

+ mtgd on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:28 pm said:

nice update, could use some more demos though


140

+ mknightstalker on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:32 pm said:

An ok update. We still need more psone games.


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+ MidnightParty on January 22nd, 2009 at 9:52 pm said:

@124

I’m glad you agree on some of the PS3 store ideas, I think the ratings would really help the store (see the iPhone App Store). As for the larger text size, I am using an HDMI connection with a 1080P LCD TV, not a small unit but not big either. All I want is a “jumbo text” option to view the PS Store textual information (what’s the harm in the option?) from further away.

For the big-name downloadable games… I know there are a ton of demos, but if Sony posts a demo, they’re taunting us by not releasing the full game alongside it or shortly thereafter. Mirror’s Edge demo is about the #8 in top downloads but there is no full game download available. Sonic Unleashed demo was amazing and up there on the list, but there is no full version demo available. MK2 VS. DC Universe is a popular game, but neither a download available. So yes, there are many concerns/limitations here, but as Sony beefs up the hard drives (up to 160GB now) let us download those “big name” (and larger filesize) titles…


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+ Echo307 on January 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm said:

Man, pretty dead update… at least for my taste in games anyway. I suppose we’ll have to deal with some down time between now and the warmer months. At least we’ve got a couple of top shelf titles in Fear 2 and Killzone 2 to look forward to!


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+ Prototype69 on January 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 pm said:

Boring!


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+ Letters2Kay on January 22nd, 2009 at 10:59 pm said:

Wow, that Skate 2 DLC just makes me angry. I’m going to spend a lot of time unlocking that stuff so that I can rock it proudly online, and here anyone can just spend $5 and get it all on day one. Shame on EA, this is repulsive. Skate 2 is a great game, though…


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+ nico2409 on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm said:

F.E.A.R 2 demo was cool! Maybe I`ll buy it with Killzone 2. Unfortunatly no new GOW3 and Uncharted 2 trailer :(


146

+ GER-Cloonix on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm said:

*YAWN*

What a crappy update…


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+ John-Shooter on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:09 pm said:

keep them demos coming i was tryin to get a friend to let me use an activation on his account for wipeout cuz i was thinkin of gettin it… but now i dont have to!… DEMO’s keep the demos coming..

i didnt care much about fear or the skate game… i bought part one of each game thinkin i’d play the s*** outta them but ended up ditchin them for newer releases…

cant wait for the RE5 and KZ2 demos in feb…

any update is a good update as long as we get one…


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+ JohnnyMoses on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm said:

I agree with the full game downloads point. But, they would have to make them less expensive that way both parties, the customer and the publisher, win. The customer gets a lower price and the publisher doesn’t have to worry about the buyer trading it in and lowering new game sales. Are you listening EA games?


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+ RikiDog on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm said:

Mirror’s Edge DLC? cool.


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+ John-Shooter on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm said:

im tryin to put off downloading alot of games… i have way too many downloadable games that dont even get played and i have to keep them….

it would be cool if sony let us like put old games up toward newer ones …

i have 6 ps eye games…23 ps1 classics…48 psn games and 7 psp games bought on the store… so yea im tryin to put off actually purchasing for a while… my wallet is burnt atm..


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