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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Sep 14, 2010 // Director, PlayStation Store

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

PlayStation 15th Anniversary PSone Classics Sale – Castlevania: SotN (now $4.99, original price $9.99) & Castlevania Chronicles (now $2.99, original price $5.99)

Updates

Monkey Island Special Edition 2: Lechuck’s Revenge – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Age of Booty – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – Sale (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Megaman 9 – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars – Permanent Price Drop (now $19.99, original price $29.99)

Downloadable Games

My Aquarium ($4.99)
My Aquarium is a relaxation software that let’s you create your own Aquarium without the hassle of dealing with changing filters or making a mess! Cultivate and admire your very own tank of tropical fish on your PlayStation 3 system!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 231 MB

Space Invaders Infinity Gene ($9.99)
Space Invaders, the game that defined video games for generations, is back with a new twist! The game starts off looking like the classic Space Invaders, but as you play through the game, it evolves. Featuring a total of 143 stages, the possibilities are endless. You can even blast your way through unique stages evolved from your very own music! The more you play, the more the game evolves!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 92 MB

Worms 2: Armageddon ($14.99)
Worms 2: Armageddon is the latest turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon to come to the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and is packed with features set to satisfy both new and older generation of Worms players alike. With fresh visuals, hilarious new weaponry as well as returning iconic favorites, this online and offline destruction-fest is set to grab players across the globe with its unique brand of easy to learn, but hard to master gameplay.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 271 MB

Tumble ($9.99)
Welcome to the world of Tumble; a 3D puzzle/brain teaser for 1 – 2 players. Grab your PlayStation Move motion controller and get ready to test your mental and physical agility as you build, balance, solve & destroy your way through a vast array of challenges. Whether playing single-player, collaboratively or competitively in multiplayer, Tumble will challenge you, entertain you, and keep you coming back for more.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 456 MB

PSone Classics

Soviet Strike ($5.99)
We are looking at a worst case scenario. As an ace Apache pilot you must stop an ex-KGB general looking to heat up the Cold War. Download this PS one classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 484 MB

Game Demos (free)

NBA 2K11 Demo
Get a taste of the most anticipated basketball simulation videogame of the year with the NBA 2K11 online multiplayer only demo. Log on and play one quarter of a 2010 NBA Finals game between the Lakers and the Celtics in either head-to-head or 5-on-5 Team Up online only modes. In addition to being the only game featuring Michael Jordan, NBA 2K11 also includes improvements to core gameplay elements – including an all-new IsoMotion dribbling controls, all-new breathtaking visuals, and much more. This year BECOME THE GREATEST with NBA 2K11.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 710 MB

FIFA Soccer 11 Demo
FIFA Soccer 11 delivers a true soccer experience with authentic club and leagues licenses as well as gameplay refinements and innovations, such as Be A Goalkeeper and Personality+, that combine to create the complete soccer simulation. Download the demo now!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.51 GB

Space Invaders Infinity Gene Network Demo
Free Demo of the latest Space Invaders game!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 60 MB

Worms 2: Armageddon Demo
A purpose-designed, sample section of Worms 2: Armageddon, the latest turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon to come to the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. This free introduction to the game features a select few single-player campaign levels and one offline two-player game, all with the Worms unique brand of hilarious weaponry and easy to learn, but hard to master gameplay.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 271 MB

Racquet Sports – Network Demo
Experience perfect, natural control of your shots in Racquet Sports developed exclusively for the PlayStation Move motion controller. Try 10 different characters and choose between Tennis and Badminton out of 5 racquet sports (also included in final game: Squash, Ping Pong, Beach Tennis). Play in 4 iconic locations out of 30 in the game (Shanghai tournament, Paradise Island, Oslo Tournament and Ha Long Bay)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.22 GB

Eye Pet Move Demo
Say hello to EyePet, the newest member to your family. Grab a PlayStation Eye camera(required) and your PlayStation Move motion controller (required) and watch as he comes to life right in your living room!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 760 MB

Tumble Demo
You’ll need a steady hand to build the highest tower possible in the Tumble demo. Test your skill and dexterity in the single player challenges or try to out-build your opponent in multiplayer mode, then upgrade to the full game to take your constructions even higher.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 456 MB

Add-on Game Content

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

  • “Holy Diver″ – Dio ($1.99)
  • “Stand Up and Shout” – Dio ($1.99)
  • “Nirvana” – Juliana Hatfield ($1.99)
  • “Irish Blood, English Heart” – Morrissey ($1.99)
  • “Straight Lines” – Silverchair ($1.99)
  • “This Charming Man” – The Smiths ($1.99)
  • “Writing on the Walls” – Underoath ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “Africa” – Quartered ($0.99)
  • “Nightlife Commando” – Bang Camaro ($1.99)
  • “Shop Vac” – Jonathan Coulton ($1.99)
  • “Swallow The Razor” – Bang Camaro ($0.99)
  • “The Final Episode (Let’s Change The Channel)” – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)

File size: 20 – 33 MB (singles)

Bundle

Megaman 9 – DLC Bundle ($4.99)
Purchase all five DLC items for Mega Man 9 with this Mega DLC Bundle.
(Includes Endless Attack Mode, Hero Mode, Superhero Mode, Proto Man Mode, and the Special Stage).
File size: 620 KB

Megaman 9 – Themes Bundle ($5.99)
Purchase all five Themes for Mega Man 9 with this Mega Theme Pack (Includes Themes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).
File size: 7.71 MB

Monkey Island Special Edition: 1 and 2 Bundle ($7.49)
For the first time ever, enjoy The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition LeChuck’s Revenge together in one great digital bundle.
File size: 1.56 GB

Cuboid Ultimate Bundle ($12.99)
Cuboid is a stunning 3D puzzle game in which players navigate ancient ruins and lush environments, maneuvering a rectangular block through mystical exits.
File size: 102 MB

Magic Orbz Extreme Bundle ($12.99)
Get the Magic Orbz Extreme Bundle and enjoy the Magic Orbz game and three add-on level packs for one low price.
File size: 321.3 MB

Magic Orbz Level Bundle ($4.99)
Already own Magic Orbz? Then get the Magic Orbz Level Pack and enjoy three add-on packs for one low price.
File size: 300 KB

Mahjong Tales Wisdom Bundle ($10.99)
The Mahjong Tales Wisdom Bundle features the full game of Mahjong Tales, 25 extra layouts, and a Level Editor that allows you to create and share your own layouts.
File size: 262 MB

Smash Cars Extreme Bundle ($12.99)
Get both Smash Cars and Virus Run for one low price.
File size: 344 MB

Avatars

Mega Man 10 Avatars ($0.49) (x4)
File size: 100 KB

Street Fighter Avatars ($0.49) (x3)
File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution Gamescom Trailer
File size: 104 MB (HD)

Shaun White Skateboarding – Announcement Live Action Trailer
File size: 86 MB (HD)

Shaun White Skateboarding Dev Diary #1
File size: 121 MB (HD)

Athlete Profile – Dennis Enarson
File size: 96 MB (HD), 161 MB (1080)

Athlete Profile – Jamie Bestwick
File size: 87 MB (HD), 145 MB (1080)

Athlete Profile – Ryan Nyquist
File size: 97 MB (HD), 162 MB (1080)

PlayStation Pro Moments Chicago
File size: 58 MB (HD), 97 MB (1080)

LittleBigPlanet 2 – GamesCom Trailer
File size: 95 MB (HD)

The Fight: Lights Out GamesCom Trailer
File size: 68 MB (HD)

No Heroes Allowed! – Announcement Trailer
File size: 63 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE XMB Theme 1 ($1.99)
File size: 4.36 MB

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE XMB Theme 2 ($1.99)
File size: 1.70 MB

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE XMB Theme 3 ($1.99)
File size: 2.19 MB

MLB 10: The Show Theme (free)
File size: 2.69 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Nebraska ($2.99)
File size: 3.15 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Kansas ($2.99)
File size: 3.35 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Arkansas ($2.99)
File size: 3.2 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Arizona ($2.99)
File size: 3.31 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Clemson ($2.99)
File size: 3.26 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Illinois ($2.99)
File size: 3.28 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Connecticut ($2.99)
File size: 3.05 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Air Force ($2.99)
File size: 3.09 MB

Play On Words Theme ($1.49)
File size: 17 MB

Wallpapers (free)

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap Wallpaper #2
File size: 142 KB (SD), 602 KB(1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Phantasy Star Portable 2 ($39.99)
The Phantasy Star series returns to the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system for an exciting new adventure, bringing all-new content and returning the series to its online roots. Phantasy Star Portable 2 offers a gigantic dose of original content from new combat moves, weapons and character customization options as well as online play.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 942 MB

UFC Undisputed 2010 ($39.99)
So you want to be a fighter? This is how! Step into the Octagon in UFC Undisputed 2010 to see if you have what it takes to be the best of the best. UFC Undisputed 2010 features the most authentic MMA action while boasting the best fighters in the world. After one round with all the new features and key improvements, you’ll embody the essence and spirit of a real fighter. Are you ready to be one?
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.32 GB

Cabela’s North American Adventures ($19.99)
Bring your A-game on this hunt – you’re on camera. Your search for trophy game is captured on film as an expert cameraman records your adventures. It’s hunting taken to the extreme with record-class opportunities in situations meant only for the pros. You’ll hunt more than 30 game species across ten North American regions from Alaska to Mexico. Also featured are arcade-style shooting galleries and a Big Trophy Tournament with record-sized racks.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 241 MB

Gladiator Begins ($34.99)
Gladiator Begins lets you create and customize your own gladiator (male or female) to battle it out in the colosseum to try and earn enough money to buy your freedom.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 343 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Caterpillar – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 11 MB

Panda Craze – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 12 MB

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

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Lunar Landing Costumes (free)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere.
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Celebrate the exploration of the final frontier with these cosmic costumes!
File size: 2.2 MB

Game Videos (free)

Knights in the Nightmare Trailer
File size: 8.53 MB

Valkyria Chronicles 2 Launch Trailer
File size: 8.38 MB

No More Heroes Allowed! – Announcement Trailer
File size: 9.68 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

MLB 10: The Show PSP Theme (free)
File size: 600 KB

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs PSP Theme (US/CA Only) ($1.49)
File size: 530 KB

Family Guy PSP Theme (US/CA Only) ($1.49)
File size: 370 KB

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia PSP Theme (US/CA Only) ($1.49)
File size: 580 KB

PSP Wallpapers (free)

Gladiator Begins – Wallpaper 1
File size: 74 KB

Gladiator Begins – Wallpaper 2
File size: 77 KB

//Add Your Own

208 Comments   4 Replies

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+ darth_soul on September 14th, 2010 at 5:11 pm said:

FYI: Along with the Move demos going up and such, if you pop in your copy of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, the update for the Move is available now. It’ll update to version 1.01.


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+ TctclMvPhase on September 14th, 2010 at 5:15 pm said:

I got really excited when I saw “No More Heroes Allowed!” for PSP as I thought it might be some sort of “No More Heroes” PSP spin-off…but I think its just a typo. I believe the intended title is “No Heroes Allowed!” so you may want to fix that.


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+ DonCalzone21 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:17 pm said:

No DJ HERO 2 demo? XBOX got it 2 weeks ago.


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+ MadMeat001 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:17 pm said:

thank you for the castlevania awesomness!


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+ ldkash on September 14th, 2010 at 5:18 pm said:

Um, how is this a good PSP update?
If I’m correct, all those games can be bought at retail.
…and UFC 2010 should’ve been up there LAST week. >.>


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+ caindr on September 14th, 2010 at 5:18 pm said:

I’ll admit this is a good update, but I question it’s timing with TGS this weekend. Always seems Sony gives a nice update only around expos and/or holidays.
Loving the sales though!


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+ HairyToeKnuckles on September 14th, 2010 at 5:20 pm said:

You people that address Grace every week, and expect a response, really crack me up.


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+ xrayhearing on September 14th, 2010 at 5:23 pm said:

Wow. Great update – thanks! I don’t usually comment on the blog, but these last few weeks’ updates have been week as far as sale items, and this week really seems to be making up for the recent drought. Now…what to spend my money on…hmm.


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+ Dbzlotrfan on September 14th, 2010 at 5:28 pm said:

How long does (some) of this stuff last (stay on the shop ‘channel’)? I want to get a PS3, but I want some of this, but don’t want it gone when I do finally get it.


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+ SpyDudeFX on September 14th, 2010 at 5:29 pm said:

I agree that we need more avatar variety, it’s been a year that Eric announced “Premium Avatars” and how many do we have? About 80 and 99% of them are Street Fighter avatars.


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+ Chaos9144 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

Nice update but where’s Sonic Adventure!??


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+ Venom65437 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

Looks great! =D


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+ The1stMJC on September 14th, 2010 at 5:41 pm said:

Wow great update I know it can’t be like this every week, but try.


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+ TripG on September 14th, 2010 at 5:41 pm said:

Still no NeoGeo and/or PC Engine releases. Oh well, at least the PSP is getting a little more love and attention this week.


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on September 14th, 2010 at 5:45 pm said:

Am I the only one that can’t find where the MI+MI2 bundle?


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+ ViolentPhlegm on September 14th, 2010 at 5:46 pm said:

Some odd behavior in the store:

1) Some people are having trouble with the Monkey Island Bundle. It showed up in Special Offers for me, but when I added it to my cart, it instantly disappeared from the Special Offers list instead of just adding the blue cart icon (it *did* show up in my cart, though).

2) Mega Man 9 (the game, not the DLC pack or themes pack) was not in the Special Offers list. I found it by going to Games and looking for it alphabetically and added it to my cart. Then I paid for everything in my cart, leaving me with $0.00 in my wallet. Then I realized I should get the DLC pack which I then bought without adding more funds so I apparently got that for free. Is the intent that for $4.99 you get the game plus DLC pack or did I get the DLC free because of a glitch?

GRACE: As an aside, you guys should really use price slashouts for all discounts, not just Plus discounts. This is basic marketing, really. For instance, Hero of Sparta is $0.99 marked down from something like $6.99, I believe. Why isn’t that indicated? For permanent price drops, mark them as “New Price” or something similar for a couple weeks.


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    + Grace Chen on September 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm said:

    Thanks, we’ll look into this.


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+ cloud_9786 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:47 pm said:

When will dead nation come out?Cause ive been saving up my money for it and its taking a long time for it.


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+ boneyardweller89 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:51 pm said:

I remember back in 2007 when weekly PSN updates consisted of like 2 trailers and an avatar. We’ve come a long way. Good update!


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+ ViolentPhlegm on September 14th, 2010 at 5:51 pm said:

Just a thought, but I think maybe the problem with the Monkey Island bundle (and Mega Man 9) not showing up for some people might have something to do with whether you downloaded the demo / trial version at some point in the past. Mega Man 9 and one of the MI games uses unlock keys in conjuction with the demo and the store sometimes behaves unpredictably if you have the demo in your download list already. Maybe?


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+ ViolentPhlegm on September 14th, 2010 at 5:55 pm said:

Oh never mind… I was charged for the Mega Man DLC after all.


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+ ixnine on September 14th, 2010 at 5:55 pm said:

Thanks for the update, Sony. I’m glad to see Maverick Hunter X is dropped in price, I’ll be downloading that one soon.


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 14th, 2010 at 5:58 pm said:

is megaman 9 available for PSP download?


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+ ViolentPhlegm on September 14th, 2010 at 6:03 pm said:

@102 (Dbzlotrfan): Things usually stay in the store forever, but discounts might only last for a week before going back to regular price. Once you purchase something and it’s in your download list, you can delete it from your hard drive and re-download whenever you want.

One exception is things published in the Playstation Plus area. Some of those things are kept up indefinitely, but most are removed after a month. You can still access everything after they’ve been removed as long as you got them into your download list while they were up in the store. You can then re-download and use any free stuff for as long as you’re a Plus subscriber and you can use anything you bought at a Plus discount forever.


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+ MONEYISME on September 14th, 2010 at 6:25 pm said:

Lets FIFA 11!


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+ Donnyku on September 14th, 2010 at 6:32 pm said:

PS1 Classics: trying to scrounge money out of the worst sellers (ignoring the few worth getting)

Would have prefered if you guys stuck with the weekly Plus updates like during the first month instead of this every other week crap.


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+ Infemeth on September 14th, 2010 at 6:35 pm said:

Great update this week. Things can only get better as PlayStation Move comes this weekend!


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+ SephTiger on September 14th, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

You guys listed the “No Heroes Allowed!” trailer as “No More Heroes Allowed! – Announcement Trailer”. Unless there really a No More Heroes trailer, in that case it would be for a U.S. release of No More Heroes: Hero’s Paradise, would it not?


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+ hush404 on September 14th, 2010 at 6:45 pm said:

….there’s really nothing there I want…


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+ Albert_-_Wesker1 on September 14th, 2010 at 6:45 pm said:

coll


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+ jgrizzle358 on September 14th, 2010 at 6:49 pm said:

PS+ members, we got free stuff and an exclusive demo last week, we get free stuff and an exclusive demo next week (and possibly a beta) so it’s only fair that we don’t get anything this week. Stop whining and thankful for what u have. Geeze.


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+ agentBOOTIE on September 14th, 2010 at 6:50 pm said:

Sup with the black and white printer though?


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+ Zezzler on September 14th, 2010 at 6:52 pm said:

wow. that is a lot of content. great discounts, great releases, demos, minis, PSone games, and more. I for one will probably be picking up some castlevania for myself. I have already played through SotN about 200% but i always have time for another play-through :P


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+ Sunshock218 on September 14th, 2010 at 6:54 pm said:

Shocking, a decent update. More stuff might come next week because of Move.


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+ mundox86 on September 14th, 2010 at 6:57 pm said:

No just no, I bought monkey island last night for 9.99 and a few hours later you put on sale? epic fail…


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+ vectorman88 on September 14th, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

great update- but i can’t help but wonder where Blacklight: Tango Down is.


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+ Jerel on September 14th, 2010 at 7:04 pm said:

Guess who’s picking up Mega Man 9? This guy!


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+ ToxicKookie on September 14th, 2010 at 7:19 pm said:

@ Grace

I’ve sat by and just read the updates since I got my PS3, but after being burned by this same issue over and over, it’s time to speak up.

When you make these updates you hardly ever tell us what goes with what system. Today’s example are all the titles under the bold “Updates”. So when I see “Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – Sale (now $9.99, original price $19.99)” I think, “Alright, something I actually want for my PS3.” but when I go to purchase it it turns out to be PSP only. This could be rectified simply by stating what platform this is available for. Not doing so makes you look like someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, which I’m not entirely sure ISN’T the case.

tl;dr – Fix this simple but annoying issue or I will stop buying anything from PSN and instead come in here to heckle you every Tuesday until you do fix it.


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    + Grace Chen on September 14th, 2010 at 8:57 pm said:

    OK, thanks. We’ll try to clarify platform in future blog posts for the updates (when the content is combined in one section).


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm said:

Decent update but ya should of made the eye pet demo compatible with ps3s that do not yet have Move. I’ve been waiting a YEAR to try it out but I dont have 50 dollars to spend on a Demo, seems a bit ridiculous to me to offer a demo only some of your loyal customers can play. Also I am having issues with Home Rewards gained through Red Dear Redemption. Grace can you look into this for me. MMMMKay thanks.


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+ KidCommando on September 14th, 2010 at 7:24 pm said:

LOL @ 100 – HairyToes

It gives me a chuckle too. will they ever learn.


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+ GoodFella2487 on September 14th, 2010 at 7:33 pm said:

Solid!


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+ ZephLaeliash on September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm said:

Still pretty weak on the PSOne Classics Releases. But that aside, this is one of the stronger updates in awhile for sure.


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+ DOOMkillz on September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm said:

will we have killzone 3, infamous 2, and resistance avatars soon?? i dont know why ALL ps3 exclusive games dont have avatars we can use as our defaults or that we can buy..


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+ QCVic on September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm said:

*sigh* I got a disappointed kid here..we gotta wait for the move to try out the eye pet demo…other than that cool update!!


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+ Rammstone on September 14th, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

This is THE best update ever!


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+ Kwazzimoto on September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm said:

Not to be greedy but is there anyway that the special 15 years sales would last a little longer? I was on my way home to buy Suidoken today and then it was gone… I didn’t realize it would be just a week to week deal. I figured things would gradually get added until it was over….


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+ remanutd5 on September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm said:

well i got Phantasy Star Portable 2 already , im about to download Gladiator Begins , free Little big planet costume and i think thats it for my PSP GO
on my ps3 im going to download tumble, Ratquec sports demos , not Eyepet demo because i already have the game but i cant play it yet because its playstation move compatible only and thats it for my ps3 , very good update


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+ WaveLightning777 on September 14th, 2010 at 8:09 pm said:

Protoman avatar. FTW.


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+ rafapaim on September 14th, 2010 at 8:26 pm said:

Hello Grace!

I would like to know when Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep will be avaliable on PSN for PSPGo users.

Thanks in advance


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+ darklotus051280 on September 14th, 2010 at 8:27 pm said:

hopefully get a mega man 9 & 10 bundle soon now that would be awesome!!


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+ Skv007 on September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

Sorry to see that we won’t be getting Sports champ demo :(


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