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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 17, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Best of 2009 Collection

Take the guesswork out of shopping PlayStation Store. This year’s top-ranked downloads for PS3, PSP, PSone, DLC, demos and premium themes are right here in the Best of 2009 collection. Find the most popular titles and DLC and celebrate a year to remember. It’s the best of the best on PlayStation Store.

Best of PSN 2009

Updates

Beaterator Price Drop (was $39.99; now $19.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Price Drop (was $39.99; now $29.99)
Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman Price Drop (was $19.99; now $9.99)
Brain Challenge Price Drop (was $9.99; now $4.99)
Unbound Saga Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)
Tetris Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $6.99)
Burn Zombie Burn (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

PUZZLEGEDDON ($9.99)
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 171 MB

PSone Classics: PS3/PSP

Final Fantasy VIII ($9.99)
The peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Ultimecia takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. To restore order, Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy’s elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey that spans time and space.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.78 GB

Game Demos (free)

Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge
Take a test drive of Gran Turismo 5 and test your racing skills in the national Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge through January 25, 2010. Race the all-new Nissan 370Z in stock and tuned versions on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course, with the chance to walk away with bragging rights and an unforgettable Indy 500 VIP weekend experience.
ESRB Rated RP
File size: 203 MB

Army of TWO: The 40th Day Demo
Army of TWO: The 40th Day has been built from the ground up as an incredible cooperative experience. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets you put your best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever you want. This demo allows you to play part of the first level in split-screen or online co-op.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.44 GB

TV Show King Demo
Confront friends in local or online multi mode with this TV quiz game show! Try to answer fun and challenging trivia questions and see who can win the greatest amount of cash in the final deciding duel. TV Show King will challenge your brain!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 246 MB

Guitar Hero Van Halen Demo
Party with the greatest Arena Rock band of all time – Van Halen!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.41 GB

Diner Dash Demo
Players take direct control of Flo, an office-worker turned restauranteur, as she runs to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, take payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time limit allowed.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 71 MB

PUZZLEGEDDON Demo
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 171 MB

Add-on Game Content

PAIN Red Jimmy Character ($0.99)
Red Jimmy is a tough cowboy, but this new launchee is nothing without his beloved Horsey. Rumors say he broke in his steed just by shouting, “CHILL.” He can even lasso a full-grown bull and take out a fly off a cactus, blindfolded. But will you have the same accuracy launching him AND the Horsey he rode in on through the world of PAIN? Download Red Jimmy and the Horsey he rode in on today to see how the West was PAINed.
File size: 100 KB

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Cold Front ($9.99)
Kit yourself out in snow gear and fight your way through blizzard conditions, joining a team of mercenaries or a squad from one of the world’s top Special Forces regiments including the Russian Spetsnaz. Try your hand at Arms Run, a new game mode that features dynamically placed missile launchers that must be activated or destroyed, depending on which side you’re fighting for.
File size: 1.19 GB

Brutal Legend Hammer Of Infinite Fate ($4.99)
HAMMER OF INFINITE FATE Map Pack adds four new maps to Brütal Legend’s multiplayer mayhem. “Coiled Remains” is located deep within the heart of Tainted Coil territory, forcing armies to fight in a desecrated Titan temple. “Altar of Blood” separates opponents by a dangerous arena that can be activated to fill with drowning blood. “The Amplified Cliffs” pits players against each other in a desolate wasteland of amps and lava. “Crucible of the Titans” plunges players deep underground to fight in the company of the Metal Gods as they dangerously forge the Brütal landscape.
File size: 147 MB

NBA 10 Holiday Shoe Pack (free)
Get the latest kicks for NBA LIVE 10 with the holiday shoe pack featuring 23 updated shoes for your favorite players. From official team playbooks, signature player warm-ups and unique arena audio to daily updates of player attributes driven by Dynamic DNA. Whether it’s a quick game of play now, an Adidas LIVE Run online game or your Dynamic Season, NBA LIVE 10 brings you the ultimate in authenticity every time you hit the court.
File size: 90 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf ($1.99)
  • “Sister Jack” by Spoon ($1.99)
  • “Cut Your Hair” by Pavement ($1.99)
  • Indie Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf, “Cut Your Hair” by Pavement, and “Sister Jack” by Spoon. 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 – 47 MB (singles), 118 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Gives You Hell”— All-American Rejects ($1.99)
  • “This is War”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
  • “Kings and Queens”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
  • “Christian’s Inferno”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • “Last of the American Girls”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • “¡Viva la Gloria!”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • Green Day Pack 2 ($5.49)- Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Green Day Pack 01. This pack includes: “Christian’s Inferno,” “Last of the American Girls,” and “¡Viva la Gloria!” by Green Day.

File sizes: 25 MB – 39 MB (singles), 75 MB (track pack)

The Beatles: Rock Band
Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing these song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.thebeatlesrockband.com.

  • “Girl” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “In My Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Michelle” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Nowhere Man” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Run For Your Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “The Word” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Think For Yourself” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Wait” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “What Goes On” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “You Won’t See Me” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • Rubber Soul Album ($17.99) – Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing Rubber Soul (Album).

File sizes: 29 MB – 39 MB (singles), 380 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

ModNation Racers “Express Yourself” Trailer
File size: 67 MB (HD)

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #1
File size: 129 MB (HD)

Critter Crunch “A Barf in the Night” Trailer
File size: 70 MB (HD)

Mushroom Wars Trailer 2
File size: 14 MB (SD) 41 MB (HD)

High Velocity Bowling Jarvis & Ginger Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption Trailer 2
File size: 87 MB (HD)

Planet 51 Launch Trailer
File size: 51 MB (HD)

NBA UNRIVALED Trailer
File size: 19 MB (SD) 38 MB (HD) 69 MB (1080)

Themes

Smash Cars Theme (free)
File size: 1.56 MB

Digger HD Theme (free)
File size: 1.42 MB

Mushroom Wars Theme (free)
File size: 2.69 MB

Smash Cars B&W Theme (free)
File size: 1.80 MB

Guitar Hero Van Halen Theme (free)
File size: 1.83 MB

Legion Theme (free)
File size: 339 KB

Assassin’s Creed II Ezio Theme ($0.99)
File size: 4.92 MB

Bianca Premium Plus Theme ($1.99)
File size: 9.27 MB

Lindsay Kaye Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.89 MB

The Hangover Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.93 MB

Transformers 2 Theme ($1.99)
File size: 2.82 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Dynamic Theme Dual Pack $4.99
File size: 11.55 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Blue Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.27 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Red Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 5.28 MB

Gaze Theme ($1.99)
File size: 1.56 MB

Tropical Paradise Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.44 MB

Wallpaper (free)

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Wallpaper 3
File size: 237 KB (SD) 0.98 MB (1080)

Gravity Crash Sun Wallpaper
File size: 280 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

BUZZ! Quiz World ($19.99)
The portable quiz show experience without boundaries! Take a huge variety of trivia options on the go with you in BUZZ! Quiz World for the PSP system. All new single and multi player modes will keep you and your friends challenged for hours. If you think you’ve mastered it all, now you can jump online to try quizzes created by other fans or download add-on quizzes on your favorite subjects through the PSN. Take your trivia party to go!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 679 MB

Sega Rally Revo ($15.99)
Don’t just rip up the track, tear it a new one. Race through awesome environments, with a variety of weather conditions on surfaces including snow, mud, dirt, gravel and asphalt. This unpredictable off-road racing experience demands all of your skill and focus to win.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 144 MB

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus is a standalone addition to the 2006 award winning stealth action title of the same name. Focusing on a portable multiplayer experience, players will be able to enjoy more maps, more missions, and recruit a talented crew of war heroes for battling real opponents in online arenas.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 640 MB

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops ($14.99)
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is the action game from Hideo Kojima’s legendary Metal Gear Solid series that redefined the stealth action genre on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. With an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and innovative online gameplay that lets gamers recruit their own comrades, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops offers players a Metal Gear experience unlike any other.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 804 MB

Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel brings the renowned Metal Gear IDW comic book series to life on the PSP system, complete with stylized animation, thrilling music and explosive sound effects.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 614 MB

F1 2009 ($39.99)
F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of FORMULA 1 video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the FIA FORMULA 1 World Championship. F1 2009 will take gamers as close as possible to the most spectacular motorsport on the planet.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 382 MB

Ridge Racer ($14.99)
Prepare for intense racing excitement in the critically acclaimed Ridge Racer for the PSP system and take part in one of the most exhilarating portable racing games ever!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 646 MB

Game Demos (free)

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo
The world-renowned stealth-action series returns in a new chapter
hand-crafted by Hideo Kojima himself! The year is 1974. Join “Snake,”
(a.k.a. Big Boss), in pursuit of a mysterious armed force that threatens
peaceful Costa Rica. Play four mission types in this exclusive demo!
File size: 104 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 storefront)

Heracles Chariot Racing ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 44 MB

Spot the Differences! ($2.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 76 MB

Game Videos (free)

Tekken 6 PSP Trailer
File size: 9.44 MB

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Gameplay Sizzle Trailer
File size: 6.88 MB

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Launch Trailer
File size: 13 MB

Armored Core 3 Trailer
File size: 17 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 storefront)

Tropical Paradise PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 542 KB

Pinball Heroes: High Velocity Bowling PSP Theme (free)
File size: 501 KB

Pinball Heroes: Uncharted PSP Theme (free)
File size: 551 KB

Gaze PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 494 KB

Gaze PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 563 KB

Off the Beat – Pursuit PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 446 KB

Off the Beat – Hang Out PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 496 KB

Transformers 2 PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 566 KB

The Hangover PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 601 KB

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+ xeno3d on December 18th, 2009 at 7:41 am said:

Now I just want FF IX and I will be extremely happy ;)


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+ xeno3d on December 18th, 2009 at 7:44 am said:

oh, and Final Fantasy Anthology and Final Fantasy Chronicles


203

+ reson8er on December 18th, 2009 at 8:20 am said:

AVATARS for PSN, do want, please.


204

+ Venom1976 on December 18th, 2009 at 8:30 am said:

No more Rockband unplugged songs?


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+ KidCommando on December 18th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

Great update this week, lots of content there! Thank you.

Still waiting for a preview function on the products you are selling. Very few items use that feature and I’m not buying anything without a good representation of what it is. I shouldn’t have to google everything just to see what it is.

I really don’t understand some of the pricing points, mainly the PSP content. I thought digital downloads were supposed to drive costs down? If this is a taste of how an all digital platform will be implimented, then count me out. Almost everything on your store can be found in physical copy form at a much cheaper price. If PSP2 is all digital, I can’t imagine how badly the consumer is going to get slammed and forced into your pricing structure.

There is no doubt that digital distribution is the future, but I will give up gaming if future platforms don’t give the consumer an option in purchasing software and we are stuck with uncompetitive pricing.

Also, I have been using the same Avatar since November, 2006. Yes, that is 3 years ago. An update would be nice. :)


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+ DRESTAK on December 18th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

@204 NO MORE rockband unplugged DLC

For The LOve of Edea!!
can be … FFVIII??? its a dream.
Thanks SE


207

+ GentX on December 18th, 2009 at 9:54 am said:

We definitely need Mega Man 9 for the PSP


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+ maa4208 on December 18th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

I’m glad I get to play FFVIII, because that was the one I missed, but if (or when =D) FFIX is released, then I will die a happy man.


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+ ShadowPhoenix18 on December 18th, 2009 at 10:26 am said:

I can’t find anywhere else to post this, and I tried looking online but could only find talk of FF VIII on the PSP using non-PSN methods.

I picked this up yesterday, as it is the only playstation FF I don’t own on disc form and I loved playing through it on PC long ago. I thought I’d try playing it on my PSP, but the game stutters and stalls into a 1-second loop 3/4 of the way through the intro FMV. I’ve done a hard reset a few times and tried again, and every time…same spot. Same data plays fine on my PS3 though.

Anyone else encountering a similar problem playing this FF VIII on the PSP? I wish I had a better place to ask, but…there you go.


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+ XxBLO_DROxX on December 18th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

so ya i was really wanting to get a psp go but the only thing holding me back rite now is that they have not put ff7 crisis core on the ps store yet!!!!!!!! i heard its the best psp game out rite now…i played ff7 years ago and loved it and really wanna play crisis core…they really need to put ff7 crisis core on the ps store!!! ne1 kno if they are and when???


211

+ TripG on December 18th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

Hi Grace. Just so you know, there is a problem with the Ridge Racer game; there is a lag in the game when playing it. Speculation is due to type of compression being used.


212

+ Prem-aka-Prince on December 18th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

FFVIII, nice :)


213

+ Slamman23 on December 18th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

Does anyone else have intermittent slow down of framerate on Ridge Racer for the PSP-GO? Bought the game, downloaded it, played it and noticed there are definate framerate slowness on some of the tracks. Anyone?


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+ saige_1 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

its an okay update…ffVIII is awesome but they need to add Legend Of Dragoon and Breath of Fire 3 and 4 and i would be really happy if ffIX would come soon.. but like i said before FFVIII is pretty awesome.:D


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+ MadMeat001 on December 18th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

i loved Metal Gear Peace Walker Demo!
will they ever bring “Dos” games to PSN? (same than pc)
including HD, and trophies and online playing and updated stuff?
same with Arcade would be awesome.
and i’d love to see a game that PSP/PSN/PS3 both own and when I’m playing the game online on the PSP i could also play against PS3 owner!


216

+ MadMeat001 on December 18th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

since i like to play on the original screen and anywhere, could it be possible to do something so i don’t have to buy another time the same PsOne classic on Psp?
pssss, contact Id Software to have an Exclusive Quake Game for PSN with updated maps


217

+ xTruShinobix on December 18th, 2009 at 7:20 pm said:

Awwww man! Nice update! Wish I hadn’t gotten Beaterator and Chinatown wars before the holidays tho. X[ lol

Hey Grace, are the PSP price drops for the holidays or are they permanent?


218

+ MellowSong on December 18th, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

Great update! but I am still waiting on ‘Brave Fencer Musashi’ for PS1 to hit PS store. That game gave my childhood some really amazing happy moments lol Hopefully it comes next update :)


219

+ lizzybaby5964 on December 18th, 2009 at 8:06 pm said:

Have they came out with any Band hero add-on’s yet


220

+ reecearcade on December 19th, 2009 at 4:50 am said:

Im confused, have they released FF8 now? or will they be releasing it? :0 thx


221

+ w-a-r-ninja on December 19th, 2009 at 8:12 am said:

is dragon valor going to be in ps1 classics soon?


222

+ LoserkidKCMO87 on December 19th, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

THANKS SONY FOR FFVIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


223

+ requirium on December 19th, 2009 at 10:32 am said:

I cant wait for the Playstation Room/PSP Room
to come out on the 24th!


224

+ sthenurus on December 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

Yes! Finaly FF8. Been waitinf for this one for a while.


225

+ LiAmJr on December 19th, 2009 at 6:03 pm said:

i like updates(:


226

+ blood-towner on December 20th, 2009 at 1:07 am said:

i don’t know how to download movies. the catergery is not there on the psp store help


227

+ blood-towner on December 20th, 2009 at 1:09 am said:

do i have to download any thing for this


228

+ snoopy1675 on December 20th, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

playstation has spider man 3 game that is rare


229

+ swweet on December 20th, 2009 at 4:55 pm said:

its all great but…i’m getting a psp-go for christmas :( it may look cooler, but i have a lot of friends i n europe…they all keep talking about their free games…(3 if they had UMDs) and we get a slightly bigger rbu demo…at least let them choose 5 more songs along with the included five!its not fair…


230

+ BLACKANACONDA on December 20th, 2009 at 9:07 pm said:

I’m soooo happy that the Network put the hand held MGS’s up, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!


231

+ bloodroze9299 on December 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 am said:

yay! final fantasy 8 >.> ~erases ff7 off of psp~ woot ^o^ finally i had ff8 4 the ps1 but it always froze on disk 2 D’: oh well ff8 on my psp now! portable final fantasy rox!!! ^o^ >w<


232

+ samven582 on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

Eric please fix the PSN version of Ridge Racer. The game lags like crazy.


233

+ LBPGirlz on December 22nd, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

Do we know what happened to LBP “Pirates of the Caribbean Add ON? It was supposed to be out today :(


234

+ DeathMoJo on December 24th, 2009 at 9:43 pm said:

good stuff with Final Fantasy VIII. Never played through that one.


235

+ KBBGary on December 25th, 2009 at 10:06 am said:

Will there be a patch for FF8? I downloaded it and it has frozen on me 3 times in 2 days. :(


236

+ guitarRick on January 5th, 2010 at 9:05 am said:

I hope they wil soon put a demo of socom fireteam bravo 3 on PSstore i saw many videos of this game i love it! high graphics for a psp and good gameplay. wel hope they do put the demo on :)


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