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Introducing PlayStation Network’s “12 for ‘12” PS3 Game Sale

Ro Hernandez's Avatar + Posted by Ro Hernandez on Jan 16, 2012 // Digital Distribution Manager, Sony Network Entertainment

You may remember that this time last year, we offered up 11 great PS3 games at a discounted price as part of PlayStation Network’s “11 for 2011” sale. This year, we’re upping the ante by bringing you 12 discounted games and offering up even more savings for PlayStation Plus users!

12 for 12

We briefly mentioned the “12 for ‘12” sale in our last PlayStation Plus update, but now we’re bringing you the full list of games and discounts. We’re offering a dozen incredibly varied games for this year’s sale: from Q-Games’ frenetic shooter PixelJunk SideScroller to Trendy Entertainment’s slick “tower defense” hybrid Dungeon Defenders, there’s something for every type of gamer out there. Without further ado, here are the 12 for ‘12!

PixelJunk SideScroller – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
PAYDAY: The Heist – Regular $19.99, Sale $13.99, PS Plus $9.79
Dungeon Defenders – Regular $14.99, Sale $10.49, PS Plus $7.34
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition – Regular $14.99, Sale $10.49, PS Plus $7.34
Eufloria – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, Plus $4.89
BloodRayne: Betrayal – Regular $14.99, Sale $10.49, PS Plus $7.34
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken – Regular $11.99, Sale $8.39, PS Plus $5.87
Cubixx HD – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
Sideway New York – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
Rochard – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
Okabu – Regular $14.99, Sale $10.49, PS Plus $7.34

Not only are all of these titles some of the highest-rated PlayStation games of 2011, they’re also some of the newest titles to hit PSN! You may have seen some of these games featured in PSN PLAY and Only On PSN, and now you’re able to pick up these coveted games at their deepest discount yet.

Starting tomorrow, each game will be available at 30% off through January 23, and PlayStation Plus subscribers can purchase each game at 50% off.

We hope you enjoy this great line-up of discounted titles. Here’s to a great 2012!

//Add Your Own

206 Comments   11 Replies

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+ p0wd3rd on January 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

This is fantastic!

Surely those guys over at Steam could learn a thing or two about sales, holiday events, PR, and marketing from Sony :D Their pathetic non-premium service (paying for premium means better!), sub-par sales events, horrid AR games (really what are those anyway?!), community achievements, and giveaways sets no standard for digital distribution. None at all, no sir.


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+ Hooligantuan on January 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Rochard demo was pretty cool.

That’s a good price for Sidescroller. Cool enough game but it’s a bit underwhelming for $9.99 and a PixelJunk title.


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+ Souledge94 on January 16th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

@94
then why post here. PC is he only place to get super cheap games then stay on steam.


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+ Khronikos on January 16th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

PSN IS SUCH A SCAM AND IS WHY I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETELY SWITCHED TO STEAM.

YOU GUYS NEVER PUT YOUR DLC ON SALE AND HENCE HARDLY ANYBODY BUYS IT. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MODNATION RACERS DLC SALES LOL. I BET IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 5X MORE WITH SOME KIND OF 14.99 BUNDLE BUT YOU INSIST ON PRICING CRAP LIKE THAT SO WHEN YOU GET ALL THE DLC IT COSTS 50 MORE DOLLARS OR MORE THAN THE ACTUAL GAME. WTFCK IS THAT DUMB?

AND THEY WONDER WHY THEY DON’T SELL.


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+ Khronikos on January 16th, 2012 at 2:54 pm said:

Because PSN used to be a place with killer sales where I used to invest money into. Now, unless you have PSN PLUS (you guys still don’t get reduced DLC) the sales are worthless. Until these people learn that their 60 dollar method (15 for small games) and their overpriced and ridiculous DLC does not sell then continue on and fail.


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+ ixnine on January 16th, 2012 at 3:09 pm said:

BloodRayne for $7.34?! Nice! I’ve been wanting that game but have been puting it off, but no more. I can’t thank you enough, Sony!


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+ Sneeches on January 16th, 2012 at 3:11 pm said:

only have enough for one game. thx for the sale


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+ quirowekjefhgekr on January 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm said:

its nice we have these deals but i wish these deals were a little earlier, i just bought eufloria a couple of weeks ago (sometime after christmas) for 10 dollars and now this. i think i should start waiting to buy things when i have the money for it, this might come up again.


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+ gm914 on January 16th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

Cubixx HD has 7 player split screen! Great for having friends around or at parties.
Will be getting Sideway and Rocketbirds.
Also hoping SotC gets a Plus discount.


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+ eduwfd on January 16th, 2012 at 3:46 pm said:

Hello Sony,
These are great titles and I pretend to buy Rocketbirds and some others, hehe…

Please, Sony! Tell us if in 2012 are you going to bring us great titles of Treasure.co (you know I’m talking about Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun and Guardian Heroes). The other competitor already has these titles…

Pleeeeeeeeeaseeee!!!!!


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+ JonJonXD on January 16th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

Eh, I would have liked to have seen newer stuff hit this sale. It’s cool though for those that don’t own these already,


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+ neuropunk on January 16th, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

Gah, no Lara Croft or Castlevania HoD. >_>


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+ scataraman on January 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

i’ll be sure to pick up ‘Sideway: NY’. Neat idea, and it seems like a steal at less than 5 bucks. I think that’ll be all, the other games, especially Okabu and Rochard are both things i’d like to buy but I know I won’t get around to them. Gotta say though, kinda surprised you guys didn’t throw Festival of Blood in to this sale, since you guys are focusing on ‘Only on PSN titles’. If that was in the mix of the stuff on sale, i would have been sure to pick it up.


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+ iTofuMan on January 16th, 2012 at 5:00 pm said:

I’m guessing there isnt going got be a 12 for 12 for psp games? really sad that us psp users get treated like trash. let just hope we get something next year for the Vita, but i have my doubt.


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+ shawnlreed on January 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm said:

Why is a comment I wrote yesterday still awaiting moderation?
This is my second and last comment on these boards.
Lame job, plantation blog.


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+ Pariah_Dark on January 16th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

It’s easy to see that a good many of you will complain about pretty much anything. Bottom line, no matter what games they put on this sale, someone was going to moan and cry. If you don’t like what they offer, speak with your wallet and not your pointless rambling. Just DONT BUY IT if you don’t like it, plain and simple.

Now on to the sale, I see seven things on there I want. But with bills coming along and all, I’ll only get two, maybe three games tops.


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+ AgentX on January 16th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

Good list of games for this year’s sale. I’ve already got Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition and PixelJunk SideScroller, both of which were excellent. I’ll probably add at least two, maybe three of the others to my collection.

PixelJunk SideScroller is an extremely fun and stylish game. It also offers replay value by encouraging you to try the levels again, to extend your combos and rack up huge amounts of points. If you’re planning on picking up the game, see if you can beat my scores. ;)


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+ harmony102 on January 16th, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

To excited about Reckoning demo to worry about this~ @.@


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+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on January 16th, 2012 at 5:47 pm said:

I only want three of those (rochard, rocket bird & payday) and I’m probably only going to buy one or two if any. I need the money for Syndicate preorder. Already preordered Twisted Metal, months ago! What draws me most to preorder Syndicate is the $20 store credit it comes with via Amazon. Would be cool if PS Plus did something similar. Hey…..what a good idea!


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+ LaurenLark on January 16th, 2012 at 5:58 pm said:

Man, all you guys do is complain!!! Have you noticed that you can never be satisfied. You complainers make it no fun to read on here. You’re not always going to see what you wanted, even OK to say that, but it’s how you say it that is matters. And BTW, they already had a sale on all Res Evil games, sorry you missed it! Anyway, I loved Rochard, be getting Bloodrayne.


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+ ItaChu on January 16th, 2012 at 5:58 pm said:

wow these are some good games and nice prices ….but 12 for 12 … lol i dont understand the name they dont cost 1 dollar xD if i wasnt getting the Vita i would get one of these :(


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+ ItaChu on January 16th, 2012 at 6:00 pm said:

• Sideway New York – Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
/i wish i could get it


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+ StarFoxMania on January 16th, 2012 at 6:41 pm said:

@3 Charlyposho

Limbo is a masterpiece, and that’s not using a hyperbole. If you want to save $ on a game like Limbo…sorry man that’s just not right. Give it ever penny it deserves. It’s a work of love.


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+ StarFoxMania on January 16th, 2012 at 6:42 pm said:

.
…and to fully enjoy it, don’t use a guide :)


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+ seattlelite on January 16th, 2012 at 6:47 pm said:

Damn! I first thought the deal was 12 games for $12. Deep down I knew that was gonna be to good to be true.


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+ Wolf26pack on January 16th, 2012 at 6:49 pm said:

Personally I’m pretty disappointed so far, so many things I’ve bought at full price and now they are going on sale. For instance…

Title Price I Paid Discount Price

BloodRayne: Betrayal $11.49 $7.34
Crysis $19.99 $10.49
Burnout Crash! $ 9.99 $4.89
Total ______ _______
$41.47 $22.72

Price Difference $18.75

Not a start for a banner year for me, when it is my 1st time subscribing to PS+. I’m constantly buying stuff and immediately after it seems to go on sale & to top it all off none of the games I’d like to have seen go on sale are in this 12 for 12. Here are some of the games I’d like to see go on sale…

Plants vs. Zombies
Sky Drift
From Dust
Red Johnson’s Chronicles

To be continued…


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+ ManjoumeThunder on January 16th, 2012 at 6:49 pm said:

Any PSP games being discounted?


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+ Wolf26pack on January 16th, 2012 at 7:03 pm said:

Again I’d also like to see the original PS1 Twisted Metal be released and some games bundled together such as the Eye series mini games on the PSN store. Finally PS1 games need to have their prices reduced back to $4.99. Shoot I remember 2 or 3 weeks back you had the PS1 classic Crash Team Racing on sale, except it wasn’t actually on sale. It still was being sold for full price at $5.99. Again everything is going up in price! I remember when the highest priced PSN games were $9.99, then it went up to $14.99, then $19.99. Now I was willing to buy a digital copy of something for $9.99 but anything above and I’d wait for a sale. I don’t understand this logic of raising prices instead of lowering them during these hard times. I hate to say it but this may be my last generation in gaming as it seems that my favorite hobby is pricing me out of the market :-(


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+ Arryl01 on January 16th, 2012 at 7:14 pm said:

Totally buying Eufloria and Sideway! :D


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+ Arryl01 on January 16th, 2012 at 7:21 pm said:

ANY game you buy, will eventually go on sale… getting mad about a sale just because you already own the game is silly. If it bothers you that much, stop buying games before the go on sale :P especially if you are a PS+ member, things go on sale all the time! If I’m really excited for a game, I buy it right away, and when it goes on sale, I don’t let it bother me, I know my money has gone into the video game industry, towards the next batch of great games. It’s nice to get cheap games, but if all games were sold cheap all the time, no one would make any money :P


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+ onslaughtree on January 16th, 2012 at 7:22 pm said:

PixelJunk SideScroller, your mine. GET OVER HERE !!!


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+ thebgj on January 16th, 2012 at 7:40 pm said:

How are people confused…………its 12 for 2012

2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012


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+ LJS1678 on January 16th, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ thebgj on January 16th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

@wolf26

Plants Vs Zombies was one of the free games of the month in like october or november


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+ thebgj on January 16th, 2012 at 7:43 pm said:

Also it has that sign in front of the 12 meaning its a year not a dollar amount. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ’12’12’12’12’12’12’12’12


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+ Richlando on January 16th, 2012 at 7:53 pm said:

Ok so this 12 for 12 deal is pretty good, for Plus users that is (see what you did there), but wtflip is up with charging $19.99 per title for Ico/SotC? Hoping you have some kind of bundled price point in mind because they are BOTH bundled together for £19.99..which is roughly $28. Not $40 if there isn’t a bundle deal. I really hope so anyway. Anyone who can google can get a UK account, some UK cards, and save some money. So a bundle makes ALOT of sense. Don’t even scam the extra $1.25..make the bundle $28.75..fair is fair. Stop dividing the pond..
These days, this economy, gouging for a few extra bucks is beyond bad business imo, only, of course. I mean c’mon, Motorstorm Apocolypse is still $59.99..new release? Ok. Been out for awhile and available physically for MUCH LESS, just shows you want to squeeze as much out of our wallets as you can..

Rant aside, this 12 for 12 IS a good deal and maybe, eventually, the rest of your digital medium will be pointed towards more agreeable prices.


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+ Richlando on January 16th, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

Ok so this 12 for 12 deal is pretty good, for Plus users that is (see what you did there), but wtflip is up with charging $19.99 per title for Ico/SotC? Hoping you have some kind of bundled price point in mind because they are BOTH bundled together for £19.99 on the UK store. Which is roughly $28. Not $40 if there isn’t a bundle deal. I really hope so anyway. Anyone who can google can get a UK account, some UK cards, and save some money. So a bundle makes ALOT of sense. Don’t even scam the extra $1.25..make the bundle $28.75..fair is fair. Stop dividing the pond..
These days, this economy, gouging for a few extra bucks is beyond bad business imo, only, of course. I mean c’mon, Motorstorm Apocolypse is still $59.99..new release? Ok. Been out for awhile and available physically for MUCH LESS, just shows you want to squeeze as much out of our wallets as you can..

Rant aside, this 12 for 12 IS a good deal and maybe, eventually, the rest of your digital medium will be pointed towards more agreeable prices.

Bah proofreading! Where is my edit button? NVM #129..typos and such. O.o

Edited by ME @WhenIDidIt


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+ Burningfoot on January 16th, 2012 at 8:18 pm said:

Just reading some comments on here and I must say something
PLEASE STOP COMPARING CONSOLE GAMES TO PC GAMES!!!!!!
Of course the pc counterpart will almost always be better because you can upgrade your PC unlike a console. If you have to compare games please give the respect and consideration of comparing it to something on an even playing field. OK… now that I have that out of my system… There are a few games on the 12 for ’12 sale I might pick up. I already have Dungeon Defenders and Rochard and I LOVE both games, they are both a steal at the sale price whether your a plus member or not.


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+ Adrance on January 16th, 2012 at 8:21 pm said:

Is Eufloria still making PS3 systems lock up?


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+ D-yer_Mak-erZoSo on January 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm said:

*GOes Pawn Stars Style* Got yourself a deal. Thank god I got plus, getting Mortal Kombat along with Splinter Cell and Vegas. I loved playing splinter cell with my buddy, the co-op mode just picking locks and hacking PCs like a boss.


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+ devilmosh on January 16th, 2012 at 8:49 pm said:

I have several of these already, but there are some I’ve been wanting so I’ll definitely pick those up tomorrow. Thanks!


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+ doreo503 on January 16th, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

A bit disappointed with this sale; I was really hoping for Infamous: FOB, Trine 2 (I can wish, right?), Stacking, or Beyond Good and Evil HD. These are the only real titles I’ve been meaning to purchase, and would have loved to have seen them on sale. I think I may pass on this sale, hopefully other members are happy with the selection!


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+ beechbum1 on January 16th, 2012 at 9:14 pm said:

Well a other crap week for the ps3 store nothing good ever gets in the store


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+ crashsmash01 on January 16th, 2012 at 9:56 pm said:

the only one i really want out of the list is Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. everything else i’ve played the demos and they are decent but i really want rocketbirds so badly.
if only i had money to buy it….and a credit card lol


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+ Hooligantuan on January 16th, 2012 at 10:17 pm said:

Oh man, I *hated* Rocketbirds. Silly theme, but its art direction looked pretty cool, so I gave the demo a try. Terrible gameplay. Did not even finish the demo.

Standout is the music, really. Excellent jams on that soundtrack. Kinda like that Dead Block game didn’t have quite enough “game” for me, but I loved the jams.

Outside of Sidescroller, Rochard, and the MK Kollection (…and maybe Payday, I haven’t tried the demo yet), this is a really lackluster sale to open the year after a very lackluster year for the PS3. Not much in the way of saves, not much of a selection of titles.

But that’s becoming par for the course in the new post-April2011 PlayStation Network.

Shame, that.


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+ Hooligantuan on January 16th, 2012 at 10:18 pm said:

Bluh.

I meant “Not much in the way of SALES, not much of a selection of titles.” up there.


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+ Pariah_Dark on January 16th, 2012 at 11:42 pm said:

You know what they should do?

They should give us a nice block of cheese icon button next to your names when we post here. That way, we can press it to have something to go with all the WHINING that goes on in this place.


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+ DarkPyroZXA on January 17th, 2012 at 12:46 am said:

Pay Day for $15, that’s a great deal there, i might just pick it up, tho im more inclined to buy AMY instead when it releases


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+ spectralheaven on January 17th, 2012 at 2:45 am said:

Rochard is a must buy for me with this new tempting price


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+ gearhead32 on January 17th, 2012 at 2:46 am said:

@45 You actually thought it was all 12 of those games for 12 dollars amazing they have good deals on psn but, not that good that wouldn’t be fair to the developers of the games to sell them for a 1.00


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