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June 2012 PSN Top Sellers – Magic: The Gathering Casts a Powerful Spell

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jul 11, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

June proved to be another great month for PlayStation gamers seeking out the latest in downloadable gaming.

Our congrats go to Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 for taking the top spot in June! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 features amazing artwork and intuitive yet deep tactical competition, so it’s no surprise that fans summoned this download more than any other in June.

On the PS Vita side, the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection proved that, after 25 years, Snake’s still got it. PSN users downloaded this portable collection in droves in order to re-live two of Snake’s finest missions, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, with high-res visuals, extra content, and transfarring.

There’s more, too. Legend of Dragoon continued to reign over PSone Classics, Need for Speed: Most Wanted conquered the PS2 charts, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite took top honors in PSP. Have any predictions for next month’s list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

June 2012 PSN Top Sellers

Top 20 PSN and PS3 Full Games






  1. Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 – With an impressive array of cards and multiplayer fun, this is one game strategy minded gamers won’t want to miss.
  2. The Walking Dead – Episode 1
  3. Journey
  4. I Am Alive
  5. Batman: Arkham City – The PS3 Full Game release to one of 2011’s best titles arrives just in time for this summer’s big blockbuster movie.
  6. Grand Theft Auto IV Digital
  7. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
  8. inFAMOUS Festival of Blood
  9. Fight Night Champion
  10. Castle Crashers
  11. Pure Chess – Chess fans jumped on this remarkable game featuring connectivity functionality with its PS Vita counterpart.
  12. Sonic CD
  13. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown – VF5’s remarkable showing this month was echoed with a fine performance at this year’s EVO2K fighting game tournament.
  14. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
  15. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves – The building excitement for Sly’s new adventure on both PS3 and PS Vita has gamers revisiting his older but still amazingly playable adventures.
  16. Sly 2: Band of Thieves
  17. PAYDAY The Heist
  18. Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II
  19. Resident Evil 4
  20. Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale

Top 10 PS Vita Games

  1. METAL GEAR SOLID: HD COLLECTION – Solid Snake, Raiden, and Naked Snake’s adventures are too good to not pick up in portable form.
  2. Gravity Rush
  3. Table Top Tanks
  4. Pure Chess PS Vita
  5. Escape Plan
  6. PulzAR
  7. Resistance: Burning Skies
  8. The Pinball Arcade PS Vita
  9. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PS Vita
  10. Plants vs. Zombies PS Vita

Top 5 PS3 Add-Ons

  1. FIFA Soccer 12 PREMIUM GOLD JUMBO
  2. Battlefield Premium – Battlefield 3’s premium subscription service starts things off with a bang.
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Collection 2
  4. Mass Effect 3 Premium Spectre Pack
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Collection 1

Top 5 PSone Classics

  1. LEGEND OF DRAGOON
  2. FINAL FANTASY VII
  3. Tomba! – Platforming is alive and well in the PS one Classics with Tomba! debuting in fine form.
  4. Crash Bandicoot
  5. FINAL FANTASY VIII

Top 5 PS2 Classics

  1. Need for Speed Most Wanted – The Need for Speed series rarely disappoints as gamers found out that this PS2 Classic still goes strong.
  2. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
  3. Max Payne
  4. Odin Sphere
  5. God Hand

Top 5 PSP Games

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – With endless missions, equipment, (obviously) monsters, this title is the gift that keeps on giving. And giving, and giving…
  2. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
  3. God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  4. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS
  5. DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY

//Add Your Own

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+ Sogeman on July 11th, 2012 at 6:16 am said:

God dammit, release Persona 3 FES in Europe already!


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+ Valde_zerocool on July 11th, 2012 at 6:24 am said:

I can’t imagine there are that many people who still don’t own Journey. It’s good to see Table Top Tanks and Pulzar in rhe top 10 Vita titles, those are pretty neat titles for the price.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 11th, 2012 at 10:46 am said:

    Well while the most core gamers have likely played, there’s always a TON more casual gamers that may be waiting in the wings. Even some of my good friends who own PS3s haven’t gotten around to playing it, but word of mouth can be a powerful thing for sales and give a title very long legs as seen here with Journey.


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:38 am said:

man when can we get news on psone classics for vita


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:39 am said:

stop with the bs psone on vita plz


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:40 am said:

long time comin time to stop the bs psone games rule vita


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:42 am said:

more psp compatibility games for vita


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+ TJF588 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:45 am said:

@2 – There can ALWAYS be more people who need to get Journey. Heck, after watching Extra Credits’ “The Hero’s Journey” videos about it, I’m just more impressed with thatgamecompany. Even if it’s entirely coincidental, that they were able to construct something that could be analyzed that way really speaks to their craftsmanship.

Otherwise, The Walking Dead’s been really good for TellTale (maybe I should pick it up for my folks), Castle Crashers is STILL bringing people in (go get that Pink Knight DLC, folks!), good to see Gravity Rush still holding (just booted up some VVVVVVs yesterday), Legend of Dragoon’s really picking up on its crier’s desires, Tomba!’s keeping the platformin’ around, likin’ P3FES up there (there are some compromises between it and P3P; hopefully P4G is a straight-up upgrade), WE LIKE MEGA MAN, CAPCOM, and FFT and DDFF are still gettin’ attention.


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:45 am said:

it really sucks yall want just put firmware out and its up and running wats the problem


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:54 am said:

just want my psone classics im stuck out here in the country house sitting for the next three months plz stop with th bs and hit us up with the firmware


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:56 am said:

i know it want make a difference how many times i post a comment yall still gone make us wait for yall pleasure


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 6:58 am said:

psone classics plz no more bs dlc watever that crap is add ons freaking suck vita needs more games asap


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+ GameBreak68 on July 11th, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

@commentspammer – PSOne classics on Vita are coming, begging and spamming for it won’t help it get here any faster and it just aggravates everything :/
Regardless, will love to see the Vita get some serious love soon–want to pick up that assassin’s creed bundle in a few months, but having a hard time reasoning it so far :/ Moar vita supportz pls :p

Anyhow, lil over a month I’ll have Journey (and Flower&Flow again, wwwyki). Can’t wait:)


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

if yall would do wat yall promise there would b no jerks out there trying to tell yall how to do yall job but when u bs your customers out Of wat was promised and wat they want wat do u expext to happen its just uncalled for


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+ iDEFiiNiTiON on July 11th, 2012 at 7:09 am said:

when will the community spotlight winner be revealed?


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 7:09 am said:

its not coming cuz everybody want step up and say wats on there minds im welling to bet sony has the firmware up and running how would they not only reason its not out is because they want vita sales up and thats not the way to do it sales get worse and worse they just want 5mill before they give us wat we want


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    + Morgan Haro on July 11th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

    love your passion, but for the future, please try to make it happen in one or at most two comments. your feedback is much more likely to get reviewed if it’s not interpreted as an overload of comments. thanks!

    to your point; we wouldn’t announce ps one classics to vita at E3 if we weren’t serious about it. It may take a bit more time, but I believe the timeframe was given as this summer; of which we are smack dab in the middle of


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+ iDEFiiNiTiON on July 11th, 2012 at 7:10 am said:

Proud to say i purchases walking dead episode 1!


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+ AsiaQatar on July 11th, 2012 at 7:15 am said:

Sony- You know what helps sales?

Demos!

You’ve really dropped the ball this year when it comes to offering free demos. I’d like to know why.

Games that are put on the other console are required to release demos. I understand Sony is a little more lenient in that regard, but if the dev/pub team makes one, why on earth not utilize it?

I’ve really wanted to try out at least 5-6 games in the last few weeks, but because there is no way for me to try it out -other than looking at youtube vids- because I dont own ‘the other console’, I’ve skipped on purchasing until something like a 50% sale comes up.

That’s $50-$70 potential dollars you could’ve earned, just by putting up demos that have already been created.
WHY!?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 11th, 2012 at 10:43 am said:

    Demos are becoming more and more prevalent and our teams are working with devs to ensure most games have demos. From what I understand, It is an optional item for the developer to include; so they may value time to get the game out, as opposed to delivering a demo. Just my perspective, but our teams are always working to get more demos up on the Store.


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+ AsiaQatar on July 11th, 2012 at 7:20 am said:

And please don’t use the excuse “the demo was not available to Sony”
This week on the EU PSN Store players recieved -

Rainbow Moon demo/trial
Frogger Hyper Arcade trial.

These games are SET UP as a TRIAL/UNLOCK, so why no demo/trial to begin with?

Mind boggling!! Hope you are reading this. It’s your money.


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+ dallscowboys88 on July 11th, 2012 at 7:28 am said:

heh, its funny that the vita doesn’t have a top 20. it probably doesn’t even have 20 games.


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+ MoonLance on July 11th, 2012 at 7:32 am said:

Suikoden 2 on the PSN please, thanks~


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+ Heavenly_king on July 11th, 2012 at 7:43 am said:

LEGEND OF DRAGOON IS #1 PSOne Classics, that is because people love the game. Please Sony make a sequel!!!


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+ gm914 on July 11th, 2012 at 7:45 am said:

I agree with #17 / #18

Where have all the PSN demos gone?
(thanks for the Frogger/Rainbow Moon demo heads up)


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+ jacob_w_18 on July 11th, 2012 at 8:00 am said:

OTACON: Snake? Are you there? Answer me! Snake? SNNNAAAAKKKKEEEEE!!!!!!!!

SNAKE: Sorry Otacon. I am too busy playing MGS HD Collection on my Vita! Call Raiden will ya…


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+ jacob_w_18 on July 11th, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

RAIDEN: Would be even better if I could play MGS Portable Ops on my Vita…or even MGS psone classic..

SNAKE: Oh quit your whinning already. Don’t you have anything better to do?

RAIDEN: Oh yeah! I gotta get prepped for REVENGENCE!

SNAKE: !


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+ Heavenly_king on July 11th, 2012 at 8:09 am said:

MGS4 TROPHY PATCH COMING: andriasang.com/con1vt/metal_gear_announcement/

AT LAST!!!


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+ gerneric123 on July 11th, 2012 at 8:59 am said:

MGS HD over Gravity Rush

SMH


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    + Morgan Haro on July 11th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

    both great games


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+ akibake on July 11th, 2012 at 9:10 am said:

Honestly, I don’t have any desire to play PS1 games on my PS3, but I have a great desire to play them on my Vita.


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+ deetnick on July 11th, 2012 at 9:22 am said:

This is the world ranking or American?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 11th, 2012 at 10:41 am said:

    North America only


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+ TheTrainJob on July 11th, 2012 at 9:31 am said:

@AsiaQatar, just because the EU store has something does not mean SCEA has license to provide it here. But I do agree that demos are a good thing; whatever the reason for the lack of demos, Sony needs to do what they can to make them available here.


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+ TheTrainJob on July 11th, 2012 at 9:39 am said:

@furlowguy134, you shouldn’t use your daddy’s computer without permission.


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+ Elvick_ on July 11th, 2012 at 9:49 am said:

Go Gravity Rush, Legend of Dragoon, Tomba!, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, Journey, inFamous: Festival of Blood and Sly! Woot.

I don’t know if this has been asked and answered (probably) but why no list for Minis?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 11th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

    i can see about adding this in there


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+ AsiaQatar on July 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am said:

@29 The TrainJob

If they’re able to sell the game in both territories, they have the license.
Take the 2 games I mentioned for example.
They are both available in multiple PSN Stores, and the games are both configured to a “trial and unlock key” system.
The way its SUPPOSED TO BE is the trial is free and you pay for the unlock key (which then grants you the actual game)

So why does Sony US not offer the free trial until you buy the game?

Btw turns out I was incorrect about the EU Store finally offering the Rainbow Moon trial btw, bad info from the EU Blog.
The only way to access the free Rainbow Moon trial is to buy the game.

THE ONLY WAY TO ACCESS THE FREE RAINBOW MOON TRIAL IS TO BUY THE GAME.

Sony- Read that back to yourself and decide if that makes any sense.


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+ estoc1 on July 11th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

I still think that the Nintendo’s 3DS is much better than the Vita. At least Nintendo doesn’t jerk everyones chain with their Bulls**t and lies.

To quote Red Skull from Captain America: “YOU ARE FAILING!!!” Yep You are failing with the VITA. And again, you wonder why Nintendo is kicking your @$$ and winning!


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+ TheTrainJob on July 11th, 2012 at 10:37 am said:

@32 unless you have read the contracts they have for every game from every publisher then you can’t know that. Just because they have a license to sell it doesn’t mean they have a license to give it away for free sans the unlock key(ie. the demo). They can’t just do whatever they want; it depends completely on their contracts.


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+ sicuro95 on July 11th, 2012 at 10:38 am said:

why is Resident Evil 4 still 20$ in PSN store ? it should be atleast 10$ or 15$ i cant really buy more games if these top good games have high prices in the PSN store.


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+ lisatsunami on July 11th, 2012 at 10:39 am said:

@furlowguy, well, ordinarily I hate whining spammers, but since you freely admit you, & by extension all of you PS1 on Vita whiners, are jerks, then ok, at least you’re honest.

You make a valid point, probably by accident. What ticks the rest of us off is not that complainers make the same complaints every day, every blog post. It’s the extreme, false Internet-tough-guy rudeness. None of you would have the cajones to talk like some of you do in person, so don’t use your anonymity to be such total jerks. State your case like a normal person & maybe you’ll sway more people to your side.


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+ SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT on July 11th, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

Morgan, I would agree with @17 as far as demos go. On that “other” HD console, there are trials (or demos) for pretty much EVERY game that you can purchase on their store.

Also, a major improvement would be to have screenshot or video previews for ALL content on the PS Store, not just for paid content. An example would be if I go to look at the demo for Journey, I have NO Preview link. When I go to the paid one as if I’m going to purchase it, there’s usually a Preview link where I can see 4 or 5 screenshots or a video/trailer. And even with some paid content there are NO previews which is unacceptable. I know most of us could quickly check out some screenshots on our smartphones, tablets or laptops, but still it’d be convenient to have them on the PS Store for ALL titles.

The “other” HD console’s store does a better job of linking ALL related content for that particular title together (demo, full game, screenshots, gamer pics, avatar items, wallpapers, themes etc) and they have a nice option called “See Full Game” on some of the demos to connect you to more info, screens etc.


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+ Maxomega on July 11th, 2012 at 11:04 am said:

Can anyone tell me if the NeoGeo Station is dead for PSN? I could never find any hard facts regarding its status. Did it have poor sales and has it just been dropped by SNK or Sony? It has been forever since there was an update for it. I was hoping there might be some more old school SNK fans out there that want to rebuild their NeoGeo collection on their PS3.


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+ boxmyth on July 11th, 2012 at 11:09 am said:

I helped those Gravity Rush and Tomba numbers. Love both those games.


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+ digeythedog on July 11th, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

I got lucky enough to get a LBP Karting Be
ta code! can’t wait for it to finsh downloading!


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+ sk8allday25 on July 11th, 2012 at 11:19 am said:

Hey Morgan any news on the Metal gear solid HD collection PS3 coming to the store? i never got to play a MGS game so now with the HD version it would be perfect and it would be nice to play the HD collection before i play MGS 4 with trophy support in august.


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+ Kchow23 on July 11th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

So did any of those PS Vita games make it into the Top 20? Any chance that we could get overall best selling games for the month.


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+ digeythedog on July 11th, 2012 at 11:32 am said:

A new ACIII Liberation tralier was just put out! Can you guys put it on PS Store like the first trailer?


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+ Kchow23 on July 11th, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

@17 Actually it probably doesn’t help them… specially if it isn’t a good portion of the game or if it is the only good part. It does help us a bit, but how can you be sure whether or not that slice of the game is its peak and the rest isn’t very good? That’s why I rely on game reviews unless I trust the developer and will take a bet on them to deliver regardless of what a reviewer may say.


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+ polo155 on July 11th, 2012 at 11:56 am said:

you a cool dude morgan, i do see a difference since u showed up here. keep up the good work.


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+ IcedDice777 on July 11th, 2012 at 12:34 pm said:

Comment Spammer, You’re what’s wrong with gaming. Anyways, METAL GEAR 4 trophy patch coming soon! finally! Happy to see Magic 2013 on top but wizards of the coast better NOT turn Magic into the Call of Duty of CCGs with yearly releases with minimal upgrades. I hope they let us build our own decks or allow us to play with every deck released from all previous Magic games now available…otherwise, NO Magic 2014 for me.


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+ furlowguy134 on July 11th, 2012 at 2:16 pm said:

i feel u and yes games r a passion of mine i been gaming since i knew how to hold a game stick and psones made it worth wild for me james bond now thats a shootin game i have every games system ever made and my dad made sure of that til he passed aways some years back just cant afford these new games like that I have two games and the rest r downloads from back in the day and most of them dont work on here which is why i complain so much on here i miss my psp should have never gave it up for trade should hve jus kept it


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+ marcsevens on July 11th, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

Duels of the Planeswalkers on vita please.


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+ Navas_Flores on July 11th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

Great that SMT: Persona 3 FES is in there, loved the game! Now I’m hoping to see anytime soon Persona 4 :)


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+ ShardYu on July 11th, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

Great work sir Morgan :D


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