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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Feb 18, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update. Today we launch the premiere of The Tester, a brand new original reality series on PSN. You can download Episode 1: “The Critical Eye” from the Game or the Video Store.

Price Updates

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Sale, One Week Only (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Topatoi Permanent Price Drop (now $7.99, original price $9.99)

Ubisoft Game Sale – Ends on 3/4:

  • Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood – Old West Map Pack Sale (now $5.99, original price $9.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding The Glamour Pack Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding Target Limited Edition The Glamour Pack Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s End War Faction Elite Pack Sale (now $1.99, original price $3.75)
  • Brothers in Arms D-Day Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
  • Price of Persia Revelations Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Sale (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

The Tester

The Tester Season Premiere: Episode 1 “The Critical Eye” (free)
The chosen 11 gamers meet for the first time, confront their first challenge, and face the panel in the debut of PlayStation Network‘s new original series. Download now and find out who goes home first.
File size: 347 MB (SD) 936 MB (HD)

Qore

All Qore subscribers and purchasers of February’s episode (#21) can now visit Episode 21’s Download Center to download The Eye of Judgment LEGENDS demo for the PSP/PSPgo.

PSone Classics

Magic Carpet (5.99)
Jump on your magic carpet and revisit this classic filled with mystery, spells, and monsters. Let the fantasy take you away!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 84 MB

Mass Destruction ($5.99)
Become a one-man army as you get behind the controls of one of three multi-armored battle tanks. Show no mercy as you utilize every weapon in your arsenal to bring about mass destruction against cruel, despotic regimes in over 20 missions across four types of terrain!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 87 MB

Sorcerer’s Maze ($5.99)
Travel through the Sorcerer’s Maze in this fantasy-filled puzzle game. Can you harness the powers of magic to defeat the monsters within?
ESRB Rated E
File size: 25 MB

Avatars

MAG SVER Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 134 KB

MAG SVER Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 109 KB

MAG Raven Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

MAG Raven Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 106 KB

MAG Valor Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

MAG Valor Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 112 KB

Game Demos (free)

Yakuza 3 Network Demo
Introducing the next cinematic chapter in the prestigious Yakuza series renowned for its authentic, gritty and often violent look at modern Japan. Making its first appearance exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the rich story and vibrant world of Yakuza 3 lets players engage in intense brutal clashes within the streets of Okinawa, and the vibrant and often dangerous city of Tokyo where only the strongest will survive.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.20 GB

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Demo
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Playable Demo.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 827 MB

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! National Geographic: Kids Quiz Pack ($7.99)
A new question pack for BUZZ!
File size: 60 MB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Saiyan’s Pack (free)
The “Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #7 is now available! The seventh release is the “Saiyans Pack.” This pack contains very popular Saiyan fighters: Majin Vegeta, Trunks (Fighting Teen), Vegito, Bardock and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta! The Saiyans of all Saiyans now enter the Raging Blast battles! Who will be the last fighter standing…?
File size: 116 KB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities ($4.99) ($3.99)
A must for Assassin’s fans, Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in twelve new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola.
File size: 1.49 GB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations ($9.99) ($6.99)
Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in 12 new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola. Three Templar secret locations from the AC2 Collector’s Edition are also included: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard.
File size: 1.49 GB

Dante’s Inferno Florentine Dante Costume ($1.99)
Dress Dante as the famous Italian poet of the Middle Ages, Dante Alighieri. Part one of his poem The Divine Comedy serves as the backdrop for EA’s action-adventure epic Dante’s Inferno.
File size: 5.34 MB

Resident Evil 5 Lost In Nightmares ($4.99)
This is the first installment of new content for Resident Evil 5. Find out what happened to Jill at Spencer’s estate, and play as Barry Burton and Excella Gionne in The Mercenaries Reunion.
File size: 413 MB

Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 1 ($1.99)
This costume pack is compatible with the original game. Show off Chris’ muscled physique with his Warrior outfit, and add a bit of elfin fantasy to Sheva with Fairy Tale. These costumes can also be used in The Mercenaries Reunion in addition to the main story.
File size: 116 KB

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Mission Pack ($9.99)
Go beyond the evil ending of The Force Unleashed and take the Apprentice to Hoth to “recruit” an important ally.
File size: 888 MB

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

  • “Let Forever Be”— The Chemical Brothers ($1.99)
  • “Weightless”— All Time Low ($1.99)
  • “Stray Cat Strut”— Brian Setzer ($1.99)
  • “Fascination”— Alphabeat ($1.99)
  • “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay (Take 2)”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “Love Man”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “I’m Sick Y’all”— Otis Redding ($1.99) ($1.99)
  • Otis Redding Pack 1 ($8.49)- Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Otis Redding Pack 01. This album includes “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay (Take 2),” “Love Man,” “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song),” and “I’m Sick Y’all” by Otis Redding.

File sizes: 15 MB – 28 MB (singles), 80 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 2/18 Edition
File size: 290 MB (HD) 466 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Career Overview
File size: 95 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Commando
File size: 57 MB (HD) 95 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Direct Action
File size: 52 MB (HD) 87 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Field Support
File size: 54 MB (HD) 88 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Rapid Assault
File size: 45 MB (HD) 72 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Sniper
File size: 41 MB (HD) 70 MB (1080)

ModNation Racers PSP Announcement Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

Yakuza 3 Gameplay Trailer
File size: 104 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed II: Battle of Forli Trailer
File size: 69 MB (HD)

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 – Announcement Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 1
File size: 39 MB (HD)

Fret Nice Trailer
File size: 29 MB (HD)

make.believe Award Winning Filmmaking
File size: 123 MB (1080)

make.believe Games Loved By Millions
File size: 86 MB (1080)

make.believe Racing on the G4 Circuit
File size: 137 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Resident Evil 5 Customizable Theme Pack ($1.99)
File size: 8.58 MB

Amazing Peaks Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.67 MB

Hemorrhage Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.27 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Fret Nice Wallpaper
File size: 229 KB (SD) 1.09 MB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 ($39.99)
The best selling shooter on the PSP returns with an intense single player campaign, unprecedented 4 player co-op, and up to 16 player competitive multiplayer.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.04 GB

Puzzle Chronicles ($29.99)
Enter the dark and savage lands of the Ashurin Empire as you battle to avenge the atrocities the Empire brought upon your tribesmen. On your heroic quest to topple the Empire you will fìght fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors in this new Puzzle RPG hybrid game. Featuring an active puzzle combat mechanic, deep story, and robust character development Puzzle Chronicles will bring you into the next era of Puzzle RPGs.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 146 MB

Add-On Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BUZZ! Quiz World PSP National Geographic Safari Pack ($3.99)
From the world famous National Geographic archives comes the ultimate African wildlife quiz. This BUZZ! Quiz World PSP quiz pack features hundreds of new questions about African wildlife to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World PSP game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 52 MB

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Online Entitlement ($19.99)
The Online Entitlement is used to activate the online / infrastructure features of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3. For those purchasing the game second-hand, the entitlement will need to be purchased and entered into a PSN account prior to activating the infrastructure co-op and multiplayer features. The entitlement will be tied to purchasing PSN account and cannot be used by another account.
File size: N/A

LittleBigPlanet PSP Savannah Level Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of goodies to create your own Savannah themed levels.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.63 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Savannah Costumes (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get a sneak peek of what’s in the Savannah Theme Pack with this free Lion costume!
Note: Manual update required
File size: 4.56 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Wedding Theme Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own LittleBigWedding! Weddings Theme Pack includes two costumes, 14 materials, 15 stickers, one music kit and one background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.64 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Wedding Costumes (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get two free costumes and get dressed up for the biggest wedding of the year!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.48 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season Premiere: Episode 1 “The Critical Eye”
File size: 155 MB

Pulse 2/18 Edition
File size: 53 MB

ModNation Racers PSP Announcement Trailer
File size: 11 MB

DEAD OR ALIVE Paradise Trailer
File size: 11 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Army of Two PSP Theme (free)
File size: 561 KB

Hemorrhage PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 480 KB

Matterhorn PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 446 KB

//Add Your Own

250 Comments

101

+ stevelvl on February 18th, 2010 at 4:47 pm said:

more ps1 classics no ones heard of? what are you trying to do? shouldn’t you call the ps1 classic section “games no one will play”


102

+ darthquixote on February 18th, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

To the above posters, “word”.


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+ Pulseman on February 18th, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

@60 I totally agree. There is nothing premium on the “premium” avatars. They don’t move, they don’t talk, they don’t do anything. They are just promotional images for their respective games. At least all those images “avatars” should be available to all owners of those games that the avatars try to promote.


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+ NitsudRevart on February 18th, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

Every update for 2010 has sucked balls, good Job at failing Sony at least your consistant. WHERE IS VAGRANT STORY????? really this is sad sad sad instead we get 3 no name ps1 classic

palm on face


105

+ MellowSong on February 18th, 2010 at 4:52 pm said:

I am still waiting for actual PSone classics to hit the store. I have been waiting for ‘Brave Fencer Musashi’ to get on that list. :)


106

+ bgardner on February 18th, 2010 at 4:52 pm said:

Yakuza 3 going be good from the videos i saw in January Qore download the demo


107

+ jobo030 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:53 pm said:

nice downloading yakuza 3 as i speak


108

+ acerazer1 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:54 pm said:

Yay a game-less update again! Woooo


109

+ bgardner on February 18th, 2010 at 4:57 pm said:

they need gta 1/2 ps1 games on the store i have them on disk and spider man 2 enter electro gt 1/2. uk got better ps1 games


110

+ bgardner on February 18th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

pre order Yakuza 3 ya


111

+ mafia28 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

wheres the new God of War 3 trailer?


112

+ bgardner on February 18th, 2010 at 5:01 pm said:

i farted


113

+ xenonick23 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:04 pm said:

….so why did I decide to get into the handheld market starting with the PSPGo? Somebody please remind me or shed light on this almost ridiculous excuse for a portable gaming library.


114

+ Mikaa1701 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:06 pm said:

Great way to milk me getting the Qore file for the PSP demo. Cute.

Nice update of PSOne games, some interesting obscure games are a welcome change.

Nice to see a few sale items, though seeing a few Konami games go on sale would be cool (ie – Gradius Collection).

Looking forward to Heavy Rain and Blaz Blue PSP content soon…

And will we see the iPhone/iTouch versions of Civilization Revolution and Street Fighter IV show up as minis or downloadable games? Or just PSP games?


115

+ Tenan on February 18th, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:

So…where’s our Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC Bundle? To that end, this is quite possibly the best week this year thus far.


116

+ Brapp347 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:

deff. getting the lbp psp stuff!


117

+ GoToSea2 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:11 pm said:

PES 2010 please….


118

+ Afrodesiac on February 18th, 2010 at 5:13 pm said:

I really excited for Yakuza 3 demo, but can we get Vagrant Story for the Network.


119

+ Psikorps on February 18th, 2010 at 5:19 pm said:

For future reference Sony….Old…does not infer “Classic” status on games.

Not sure what definition of classic your using…

Classic, pronounced Clas-Sic (adj)
a. Belonging to the highest rank or class.
b. Serving as the established model or standard: a classic example of colonial architecture.
c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.

Take another look at the “Classic” titles you have been adding recently, they dont exactly fit the common definition very well….do they.


120

+ SenileAssassin on February 18th, 2010 at 5:21 pm said:

Why is DLC for AC2 $3 more expensive on PSN than on Xbox? Bonfire of the Vanities with Secret Locations – $9.99 on PSN, and 560 points, or $6.99 – on Xbox Live.

What the hell?


121

+ MLZ911 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:26 pm said:

is there ever going to be uncharted 2 wallpapers or themes? seems like someone really dropped the ball !


122

+ ROLO_ONFIRE on February 18th, 2010 at 5:26 pm said:

@60 agree. also many the “premium” themes, aren’t really premium, as many only have wallpapers but the basic icon set


123

+ ADR143 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:28 pm said:

great content!!!


124

+ KingBroly on February 18th, 2010 at 5:39 pm said:

Nice, new avatars. Come on Sony, release some of third party games, God of War III and Uncharted 2 already.


125

+ Mikaa1701 on February 18th, 2010 at 5:40 pm said:

…I bought the Qore episode listed, but the PSP demo mentioned is not listed; I only get a pair of theme downloads. Why can I not get the Eye of Judgement PSP download?


126

+ BuckyMcShots on February 18th, 2010 at 5:47 pm said:

Has anyone else tried to log in from PSP today? I can’t get on, it says mantainence or updating, but it’s been like 7 hours!


127

+ Pulseman on February 18th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:

@117 PES 2010 is already released. As usual, Konami screw it up once again. Even though you don’t have to create a Konami ID on PES 2010 and just use your PSN ID, Konami decided to isolate each region by releasing the exact same game as a different SKU for US, Europe and Japan. Basically, if you have the US version, you can play only against US players and not any other regions.

I am very disappointed with Konami and it will certainly be the last time I bought PES. I have had enough. At this time and age, I expect every game to allow me to play with my friends from Europe and Japan and any other region for a matter of fact. Pretty much like every other game on PSN.


128

+ DiscoJer on February 18th, 2010 at 5:49 pm said:

Yeah, I logged in on my PSP earlier to see if Rocket Racing was up (supposed to be out today. It wasn’t, but the store worked otherwise).


129

+ OMGmyFACE on February 18th, 2010 at 5:53 pm said:

Ok, you know what they need to do with the PSone Classics? And I’m serious right now. No one wants the crap they’re peddling on us and it’s wasting server space to hold onto things like Magic Carpet. Ok, no one wants that. Here’s what I propose to Sony and I hope someone’s reading this. Poll us. Yeah, send out some emails or write a blog post with “what games do you want” as the topic. We WILL respond and, telling from the fervor above, we’ll most likely want what’s already on the PSN for other regions. I personally would love Vagrant Story or Xenogears. You already got Suikoden, why not put the second one up in the store? Even Tecmo’s Deception or Trap Gunner. Those were awesome PS1 titles. Just ask us. We’ll tell you what we want and will pay for. It’s not that hard, Sony.


130

+ AceBeeDee on February 18th, 2010 at 5:54 pm said:

i agree with comment no.2…look into it


131

+ OMGmyFACE on February 18th, 2010 at 5:55 pm said:

Also, forgot to mention it, THANK YOU for the Yakuza 3 demo. I hope it’ll get more people excited for its release in March!


132

+ bentl78 on February 18th, 2010 at 6:06 pm said:

still no return to ostagar..? i am starting to think.. either bioware or sony really forgot about it :( please add it soon! :(


133

+ bgardner on February 18th, 2010 at 6:07 pm said:

the tester suck but i watch the all


134

+ Dardantuan on February 18th, 2010 at 6:11 pm said:

Glad to have the new Socom, but as each week goes by, I am getting more and more angry at the lack of new games and support for my PSP Go.


135

+ ziggurcat on February 18th, 2010 at 6:16 pm said:

wow, ubisoft… $10 better be really worth it for content that should have been in the game on its release date.

also – how about releasing some FREE avatars? i simply cannot justify paying for the current ones when they really aren’t all that special. or at least when you release some, put out more (and more interesting ones) than a handful of them at a time. there’s absolutely zero reason (maybe apart from sheer laziness) for there to be so few available.


136

+ krae_man on February 18th, 2010 at 6:17 pm said:

That’s a weird and random perk to give to Qore subscribers out of nowhere.


137

+ Blazebrova on February 18th, 2010 at 6:25 pm said:

Nice update….I cant lie though, I was patiently waiting for that new God of War 3 trailer…..


138

+ Negative_Ocelot on February 18th, 2010 at 6:30 pm said:

WTF! Sony, you get us to buy into this whole digital download thing with the PSP Go and you release (or in this case) don’t release anything for it from week to week? Where is all the back catalog games? You have a HUGE library of PSP games and you are releasing 1 or 2 (sometimes 0) every week? Give me a F’in break Sony! And you wonder why Nintendo has dominated the handheld scene for so long… It’s because they actually support their handhelds Sony! You release the PSP Go and don’t release crap!!!


139

+ djroberts on February 18th, 2010 at 6:38 pm said:

It’s the same every week. No past UMD titles for PSP Go, no word, no responses. I’m starting to regret my purchase…


140

+ Evelsnake on February 18th, 2010 at 6:40 pm said:

I realize the psp seems to be dying a slow death, but why not release older psp games? There are very few games coming out for the psp. Release good ps1 games. Hydro Thunder plays extremely well on the psp. There are so many classic ps1 games but all we seem to get are very obscure titles. Very disappointed psp go owner.


141

+ Razorback on February 18th, 2010 at 6:41 pm said:

I want God of War Trailer!


142

+ jelly_bean on February 18th, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:

Not that great update but the Yakuza 3 demo is worth it. Hey guys where’s Shadow of Destiny for the PSP/PSP Go? It has been almost 2 weeks since the release date and the game hasn’t showed up in the PS Store yet :/


143

+ D-Squad3 on February 18th, 2010 at 6:52 pm said:

We need 3rd party avatars like cartoon network, marvel, capcom, square enix etc.


144

+ overDOS on February 18th, 2010 at 6:56 pm said:

still no Vagrant Story this week?!give us already!the PSP update is crap!i didnt bought my PSP GO for crap like this!


145

+ Korlithiel on February 18th, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

Not a bad update, I just wish SOCOM: FTB3 played more like the first two (and thus was worth buying).


146

+ gators625 on February 18th, 2010 at 7:08 pm said:

Rocket Racing was supposed to be out for PSP Minis this week. What happened?


147

+ AutomaticOcelot on February 18th, 2010 at 7:09 pm said:

@120 Bingo. Even some blogs like ‘stiq reported lower PSN prices for the AC2 DLC than are actually in the store. Very strange more people haven’t mentioned it. I guess everyone is too busy harping about what isn’t in the store updates. Handy distraction…


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+ pttUS on February 18th, 2010 at 7:11 pm said:

Everyone knows, that Vagrant Story would be a big seller among PSOne Classics, it’s up there with FFVII and FFVIII in European PSN. At this point, where Sony needs to be the top company and PSN needs to offer the best value to actually compete against other systems, you guys seriously need to start responding to requests and what people ask for. It is part of customer service. US store and EU stores are lacking content compared to JP store, they have more content there than in both of the stores in the west. No wonder PS3 is competing with Wii there… Why don’t you just start listening to people and make their wishes true? It’s just easier and less work, and it works. It just WORKS!

Now how about trying it with Vagrant Story?


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+ jiggyteddy on February 18th, 2010 at 7:21 pm said:

I actually have a proposal Ms. Grace Chen.

You know how the EU Blog has a name for their store update post called “Heads Up” right?

How about we name our weekly store update post?

My suggestion would be “Incoming!” and yes… incoming with an exclamation point!

Thoughts?


150

+ EdgarFriendly on February 18th, 2010 at 7:28 pm said:

Eye Of Judgment Legends is not showing up in the Qore Download Center


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