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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Mar 27, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hey everyone,

It’s the final week of Spring Fever, but we’re closing out with the fan favorite indie game: Closure! Winner of several awards from the Independent Games Festival, to the Indie Games Challenge and more; you won’t want to miss out on this uniquely engaging adventure where the only things that exist are what you can see. Featuring 100 puzzles, an award-winning soundtrack and hand-drawn art; Closure captures the spirit of PlayStation Network by offering a game experience you can’t find anywhere else and independently self-published by the developer.

You’ll also want to get in on this week’s Spring Fever Franchise Sale on a ton of content from the Tom Clancy series! Download the classics including titles from the Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and Rainbow 6 franchises. Up to 75% off for a limited time only.

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Other great new games hitting the PlayStation Store today include PS3 Full Game FIFA 2012, and new PS Vita games Supremacy MMA. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fans may want to note that COD Elite members can access Drop 3: Overwatch starting 3/29 as well.

There’s a fresh new app hitting PSN that photo and video nuts will want to download and try. Intoducing PlayMemories Studio. Allowing users to freely navigate personal videos and photos, and edit HD video content in a fun, interactive user interface, this service can also be used remotely with a PS Vita system or PSP using RemotePlay! This new offering provides PlayStation platform users with unprecedented abilities to manage and edit photos and videos directly from their PlayStation systems. PSN users can download a free 30 day trial, but PlayStation Plus subscribers get access to this app free. Check it out!

Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and come back next week to see what’s new in the PlayStation Store.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Spring Fever Discounts: Closure 20% off
Splinter Cell HD 50% off
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 75% off
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 50% off
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 75% off
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD 50% off
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory HD 50% off
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent 50% off
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD 50% off
Tom Clancy’s End War UMD Legacy 75% off
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 UMD Legacy 75% off
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Predator 75% off
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas – UMD Legacy 50% off
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Essentials UMD Legacy 75% off
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 75% off
Free Items: PlayMemories Studio
Unit 13 Grenade Avatar
FIFA 12 Full Game Trial
Discounts: Dead Block 50% off
Sky Drift 50% off
Zack Zero 50% off
MotorStorm RC MISCHIEF Vehicle Pack 1 50% off
MotorStorm RC MISCHIEF Vehicle Pack 2 50% off

PS Vita Games

Supremacy MMA ($39.99)
Supremacy MMA takes the non-stop brutal action of unsanctioned amateur and unlicensed MMA fighting to new levels with the power of the PlayStation Vita System.
ESRB rated M
File size 1.34 GB

PS Vita Add-Ons

Blazblue: Cse – System Voice Arrange Platinum Type-A, Type-B (Vita DLC cross entitle with PS3) ($5.99)
File size 100 KB

Ridge Racer add ons (x3) (free – $2.49)
Assorted add on content.
File size 3.3 MB – 60 MB

MotorStorm RC add ons (x6) ($0.25 – $0.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 200 KB each (singles), 800 KB (pack)

Dynasty Warriors Next add ons (x18) ($0.99 – $9.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB – 10.46 MB

PS Vita Apps

Resistance: Burning Skies Augmented Reality Monument Viewer (free)
File size 74 MB

PSN Games

Closure (+Trial) ($14.99)
In the dark and mysterious world of Closure, only what you see exists. Manipulate lights to phase objects in and out of reality in this multiple-award-winning puzzle game.
ESRB rated E
File size 433 MB

PS3 Full Games

FIFA Soccer 12 ($59.99)
Winner of 20 “Best Sports Game of E3” awards, including the prestigious E3 Game Critics award, FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine.
ESRB rated E
File size 5.76 GB

Game Demos (free)

Zack Zero Demo
Zack Zero takes you on an action-packed platform adventure with incredible 3D graphics and the playability and entertainment of classic 2D games. Help Zack Zero save his beloved Marlene, kidnapped by the evil Zulrog in an effort to obtain the powerful substance that will allow him to travel back in time. More than 30 characters, 5 spectacular bosses and incredible and diverse scenarios!
ESRB rated E
File size 279 MB

Closure Trial
In the dark and mysterious world of Closure, only what you see exists. Manipulate lights to phase objects in and out of reality in this multiple-award-winning puzzle game. Play as a strange spider-like demon who explores the stories of three human characters through beautiful, eerie environments such as a decrepit factory, a murky forest, an abandoned carnival, and the strange, surreal realm that connects them together.
ESRB rated E
File size 272 MB

Blades Of Time Demo
Download this demo to get a sneak peek into the mysteries and dangers of Dragonland.
ESRB rated M
File size 660 MB

Add-on Game Content

MotorStorm RC add ons (x6) ($0.25 – $0.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 200 KB each (singles), 800 KB (pack)

Blazblue: Cse – System Voice Arrange Platinum Type-A, Type-B ($5.99)
This is a system voice by Aoi Yuuki, the voice of Platinum the Trinity. Two versions are included.
File size 2.72 MB

Asura’s Wrath – Additional Episode 11.5 ($1.99)
Don’t miss this fully-animated episode revealing the mysterious explosion between episodes 11 and 12!
File size 1.08 GB

Battlefield 3 add ons (x14) ($1.49 – $64.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 add ons (x6) ($2.99 – $6.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Tales Of Graces F add ons (x12) ($0.99 – $4.49)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB – 1.8 MB

Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 DLC add ons (x8) (free – $1.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 100 KB – 17 MB

Elevator Action HD – Additional Stages -3 ($1.99)
New DLC for ELEVATOR ACTION DELUXE has arrived! This update gives you five new stages to explore and master. This time, the building seems impenetrable! Use bombs to get those documents. Your status as a superspy is being put to the test.
File size 11 MB

Final Fantasy XIII-2 add ons (x3) ($2.99 – $3.99)
Assorted add on content.
File size 2.06 MB – 26 MB

Magic 2012 Gold Deck Bundle ($9.99)
Maximize your Magic 2012 Gold Bundle experience! Get your hands on all 19 unlocked decks at once, and then convert all 19 decks into foil! Start dueling today!
File size 3.71 MB

Magic: The Gathering – Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012 Gold Bundle ($19.99)
File size 735 MB

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Weapons And Armor Bundle ($4.99)
Prepare your hero for every type of battle with the Weapons & Armor Bundle! The bundle includes the Sorcery, Might, and Finesse Packs.
File size 43 MB

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Randall’s Misadventures ($2.99)
File size 6 MB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Second Chance” – Shinedown ($1.99)
  • “The Crow and the Butterfly” – Shinedown ($1.99)
  • Sounds of Shinedown ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: SOUNDS OF SHINEDOWN PACK. This pack includes “Bully”, “Second Chance” and “The Crow and the Butterfly”. By Shinedown.

File size: 24 MB – 32 MB (singles), 85 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Bigger Than Kiss” – Teenage Bottlerocket ($1.99)
  • “Break Me” – The Irresponsibles ($0.99)
  • “Dystopia” – Chaotrope ($0.99)
  • “No More Excuses” – Kill the Alarm ($0.99)
  • “The Massacre (Rock Band Mix)” – FantomenK ($0.99)

File size: 11 MB – 33 MB (singles)

Apps

PlayMemories Studio ($14.99)
File size 956 MB

Updates

Unit 13 Soundtrack (Price Change) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Puzzle Dimension (Price Change) (now $2.99, original price $8.99)
Armored Core 3 Digital (Price Change) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Armored Core Last Raven (Price Change) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Armored Core Silent Line (Price Change) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Zack Zero (Sale) (now $8.99, original price $12.99)
Caterpillar – MINIS (Price Change) (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
Class Of Heroes Legacy (Price Drop) (now $14.99, original price $39.99)
Crimson Gem Saga Digital (Price Drop) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Gold Fever – MINIS (Price Change) (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
Hexyz Force Digital (Price Drop) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
INTERPOL: THE TRAIL OF DR. CHAOS (Price Change) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
John Daly’S Prostroke Golf Course Pack 01 (Price Change) (now $8.99, original price $12.99)
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble Digital (Price Drop) (now $14.99, original price $39.99)
Knights In The Nightmare Digital (Price Drop) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Panda Craze – MINIS (Price Change) (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
RICOCHET HD (Price Change) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Riviera: The Promised Land Legacy (Price Drop) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
ROCKS ‘N ROCKETS – MINIS (Price Change) (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
SHAPO- MINIS (Price Change) (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin Digital (Price Drop) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Digital (Price Drop) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Digital (Price Drop) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Wakeboarding HD (Sale) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Yggdra Union Legacy (Price Drop) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)

Avatars

The King Of Fighters XIII (x9) ($0.49 each)

Disgaea 4 (x6) ($0.49 each)

Hitman: Absolution (x5) ($0.49 each)

I Am Alive Avatar (x5) ($0.49 each)

Shoot Many Robots (x10) ($0.49 each)

Unit 13 Avatar (x5) ($0.49 each)

Dynasty Warriors Next (x20) ($0.49 each)

Hyperdimension Neptunia – NISA #2 Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

Mass Effect 3 Fight Trailer

Major League Baseball 2K12 Launch Trailer

Jam: Live Music Arcade Announcement Trailer

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Co-Op Shade Survival Mode Trailer

Journey Dev Diary 2 – Reaching the Summit

The Tester Season 3 Episode 8

Pulse 3/27 Episode

PS3 Themes

Peaceful Beach Theme ($1.49)

Moon Jellyfish Theme ($1.49)

Leaning Tower Of Pisa Theme ($1.49)

Sunset Pier Theme ($1.49)

Abstract Heavenly Particles Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Abstract Color Waves Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Idiot Squad (Minis) ($4.99)

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 3 Episode 8

Pulse 3/27 Episode

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Vampire PSP Theme ($1.99)

//Add Your Own

164 Comments

51

+ asfah on March 27th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

i hope sony add to the playstation store:

resident evil outbreak (ps2)


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+ TooLVolta on March 27th, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

@asfah

I’m with you bro, we need more resident evil content in the psn store. What i really want them to do is make a HD version on Zero and Remake, then put them in psn store 8)


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+ Error605 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

I was wondering if there will be a new move bundle, any news?


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+ PossessedReGan on March 27th, 2012 at 3:14 pm said:

hmmm…….. yawn. Oh well, the FF sale/update was plenty awesome last week.


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+ eggmiester28 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:20 pm said:

not a bad week but nothing i want oh well maybe next week


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+ ThanatosDMC on March 27th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

Now if we can only have a Little King’s Story sooner or a Vita exclusive Monster Hunter game…


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+ Carl-G on March 27th, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

Cool update;) But shame i have to wait another week(WHY?! do that) for ‘The Tester Season 3′ Final :(


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+ onslaughtree on March 27th, 2012 at 3:24 pm said:

For all that are asking, NOT ALL PSP GAMES WORK ON THE Vita. So be very careful with purchasing games in mind. Also on the FF sale. Remember, most discounts and sales usualy last 1 week. So if you see a sale and want the game, best bet is to BUY IT. Most times the sale will be gone at the next PSN update. Keep on Gamin.


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+ kcarl2879 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

When on earth will there be a PS Vita update so the Vita will be able to support PSOne Classics and more PSP titles? Or will there be even be one at all.


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+ Sevyne on March 27th, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

So pretty much all of the Atlus PSP games drop in price and you fail to mention it here. Way to go!

I’m also with Double-O-Vex on his comment. When in the hell is Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock?


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+ Omii132 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:28 pm said:

Oh sweet all persona games are price drop, and crimson gem saga, and hexyz force, and knights in nightmares nice nice!. That´s the best part of this update!


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+ Omii132 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:30 pm said:

But you have to check it out by yourself, they didn´t tell us anything about it.


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+ Faythi on March 27th, 2012 at 3:37 pm said:

Would love to take advantage of psp sales and ps1 discounts but whats the point when vita owners don’t know if or when the vita will support it. Same thing for remote play. I’d be out buying so many more ps3 games if remote play would work with it.

Get to it Sony, I want to give you money!


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+ Glass-X73 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:42 pm said:

I think there’s an error on the price for Splinter Cell HD bundle unless I’m not understanding something or my math is off. The bundle is regularly priced $40.

Discounted at 50% the price should be $20.00 and at 75% for PS Plus the price should be $10. The store says the regular discounted price is 27.99 (that’s a discount of 30%) and for PS Plus members the price is $19.59 which on the original $40 is a discounted price of 51%.

My question and I hope I get a response, has the original price been increased? Are PS Plus members getting a 75% discount on this bundle or just the 50%? Or am I completely misunderstanding how this discount works?


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+ DMcgee627 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:42 pm said:

PlayMemories Studio ($14.99)
15 dollars for a crappy movie editor?


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+ zDeoxyZ- on March 27th, 2012 at 3:53 pm said:

Will there ever be any Naruto Avatars?


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+ alien_jew_420 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:56 pm said:

decent update… gotta say tho, the video editing software… wut? who asked for this type of content… who will actually use it? i can already edit video on my computer, tablet, phone, etc… how about focusing on this new portable you just launched and i gobbled up… or features we actually want like remote play. LISTEN UP SONY give us what we content and features want, instead of developing half baked apps that nobody asked for!!

moar vita games please!!!!!


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+ Glass-X73 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:57 pm said:

Also just to add, on the PS Store, the advert on Tom Clancy content is that PS Plus members get up to 75% discount, but I couldn’t find a single item that showed a 75% discount. Just curious about how the discount’s been calculated.


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+ retro25 on March 27th, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

Nothing interesting this week, when is The Price Is Right decades coming to PSN?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on March 27th, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

Morgan Haro, if you’re around, I have a question, sir.

I was under the impression that The Pinball Arcade from FarSight Studios was to be released on PSN today, however, it’s not listed here. Do you have any info on what happened, or a new release date?


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+ FORMIK on March 27th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

There’s enough requests for what makes sense, Plus on the Vita. Here’s what I’d like to see:

- Cloud storage expanded to 200MB to accommodate both PS3 and Vita.
- Automatic Update to inform players on the Vita Notification when a specified amount of data or days has surpassed since last backup, or conduct update on own if possible.
- Automatic Update to also allow players to download the latest episodes of Pulse, The Tester, and new Flixster trailers if memory card has enough allocated space.
- Notification also to display when a player receives a message in the Livearea, and social apps like Facebook.

* All PS3 players’ PSN profile comments should be viewable, just viewable, on the Vita. All Vita players’ PSN profile panels should be viewable, just viewable, on the PS3. Those with both a PS3 and a Vita will have a more fleshed-out profile.


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+ Retrievil on March 27th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

How about fixing the issue with PS+ minis not working on the Vita? I can’t even buy the games, they don’t appear on the Vita PSN, and you can’t transfer them from the PS3. You guys have known about this issue since day one and at this point, all I can think is that Sony is intentionally not fixing the issue so we will buy more of the launch titles.


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+ CartmanPat on March 27th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Yikes. There’s always next week…


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+ Oakridge on March 27th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

SkyDrift (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99) from ps store update 2 weeks ago and if this is permanent Price Change which it seems that it is(it says 9.99 on the store) then Sky Drift 50% off plus wouldn’t the be 4.99. so which is right?


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+ Link01 on March 27th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

Hey, you know… besides the ‘should be work in progress PSBlog app’, there should be a notification on the Vita that people can enable letting us know the store has been updated. That would be nifty :D


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+ PuppetShoJustice on March 27th, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

So I take it that PS1 classics aren’t a thing Sony is doing anymore, huh?


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+ arturfbt on March 27th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Finally Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles is available for vita …


79

+ Strangeheaven on March 27th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

That’s a shame, no KARA tech demo video, that would of been nice.

Would it be possible to have developer interviews and development game progress updates on playstation store.

Like say one hour specials of behind the scenes of the latest development from the top developers like, rockstargames, naughtydog etc.

I would love any update progress of The Last Guardian, and the secretive Rockstar North ps3 exclusive AGENT.

Cheers


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+ tylerh1701 on March 27th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

Same question as #75 – Oakridge.

The update post says Skydrift is 50% off for PS+ members, but it’s only 25% off on the store. ($7.50 instead of $5). Any chance the price will be corrected to 50% off?

Thanks.


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+ Shidarth on March 27th, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

any word on us getting those Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Avatars or were they just Europe exclusive :(


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+ ReptileHand on March 27th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

That battlefield DLC is ridiculous. The only thing I would pay for is the Air vehicle DLC and I’m never paying for that. $10 for all the unlocks? Of course I could help my Team better if I had them. but $10? That’s EA for you. I wouldn’t mind $5.

Thanks for the early update.

Early update = anytime before 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00 (EST) fyi

Nothing for me, might pick up the MS RC DLC since it’s cheap for PS+ members (keep providing free/discounted DLC and people will actually buy it) :D


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+ kirafung on March 27th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

Content is good, but the Spring Fever sale is… not good… Maybe because not enough variation like past few spring fever sale…


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+ Gephyon501 on March 27th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

awww yeahhh


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+ ItaChu on March 27th, 2012 at 4:48 pm said:

thnx for updating the list :)


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+ Sevyne on March 27th, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:

@TheMissingLink Yeah http://www.atlus.com/res/atluspsnpricedrop2012.jpg


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+ KILLZONE79 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:07 pm said:

any plans to up the Sterio Headset Mic Level? cause its current is at level 3 and level 4 and 5 is greyed out


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+ AyatoKamina2 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

I was just thinking about buying the shun megami tensei stuff for my vita too. happy coincidence!


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+ Eraser35 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

on Media Go Persona 2 is still $29.99


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+ harmony102 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

Nothing about a Tales of Graces F demo?
Also a price lowering on Mass Effect 3 would have my buy!


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+ MoogleDee on March 27th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

Neat update, thanks as always. Just uh… what’s the difference between a ‘Price Drop’ and a ‘Price Change’? Is one temporary and the other permanent or is it just one is significantly more than the other?


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+ Zemus101 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

I got excited when I saw Magic 2012 add-on content. Blah. Nothing for me.


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+ drakenbutch on March 27th, 2012 at 5:39 pm said:

will mw3 be available in the psn store soon ?????????


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+ MushThePainter on March 27th, 2012 at 5:48 pm said:

Escape Plan avatars????


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+ Rinaldus91 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:49 pm said:

Any chance we’ll be seeing Mass Effect avatars soon?

Normandy SR2?
Male Shepard?
FemShep?
Garrus?
Wrex?
Legion?
Liara?

These would all be awesome.


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+ gilgamesh21 on March 27th, 2012 at 5:51 pm said:

Thanks for the update PSN team. I’m looking forward to trying Closure.

Sanuk Games is supposed to be releasing Arkedo’s three games; Arkedo 1 Jump, Arkedo 2 Swap, and Arkedo 3 Pixel, on PSN. I think they are releasing them as minis. I believe Europe has the first two already. Any word on these games?

Have a good week!


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+ mountain_duwe on March 27th, 2012 at 5:54 pm said:

meh


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+ Enigma777 on March 27th, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

Is the PSP Persona games’ price drop permanent or temporary?


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+ GreeD on March 27th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

Hello, Is there a reason that Persona 1 and Persona 3 are not accessible anymore using the PS Store via the Vita?!? I am half way around the world from my PS3 at the moment and would really like to grab them for my Vita please and thanks


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+ that-acmilan-guy on March 27th, 2012 at 6:30 pm said:

Spring sales feels more like spring cleanup if anything, there are hardly titles in the sales worth getting excited about :(

Also please fix the pricing, 60$ for FIFA 12 you kidding me?! I can get it for no more than 30$ these days!


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