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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jul 17, 2012 // Director, PlayStation Store

PlayStation Store Update

Highly-anticipated PSN releases make up this week’s PlayStation Store Update. Read on to find out which Games, Add-Ons, and other content you’ll want to to add to your digital collection this week.

PS3 Full Games

Crysis 2 – Maximum Edition (Includes Add-Ons) ($29.99)
Aliens are decimating New York City, with a full invasion force bent on the total annihilation of mankind. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military can stand against the invaders. Only you have the technology to survive: with the unique Nanosuit 2, tackle the alien menace in ways a regular soldier could only dream of. The Crysis 2 Maximum Edition includes Crysis 2 and its 2 DLC Retaliation and Decimation.
ESRB: M
File Size: 6.36 GB

Record Of Agarest War 2 ($44.99)
Journey to the world of Agarest, a land teetering on the brink of destruction. Join Weiss, the main hero, and his descendents on a quest to save the world, restore a god, and perhaps even find true love. With a revamped battle system, HD graphics, mini-games and a completely new Agarest universe, Record of Agarest War 2 is a stunning addition to the hit series.
ESRB: T
File Size: 14 GB

PSN Games

Dyad ($14.99; PlayStation Plus Price $11.99, ends 7/24)
Descend into Dyad to experience ultimate sensory overload in this psychedelic racer. Blast through a reactive tube to create a harmonious synthesis of color and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels.
ESRB: E
File Size: 1.31 GB

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles ($14.99)
The latest Resident Evil guided shooting experience! Use the PlayStation Move motion controller or traditional wireless controller to take down zombies in HD re-mastered graphics for a new kind of Resident Evil horror experience. Survive a new horror-filled story and many familiar tales with classic characters in The Darkside Chronicles!
ESRB: M
File Size: 6.45 GB

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles ($14.99)
Get ready for a Resident Evil guided shooting experience! Use the PlayStation Move motion controller or traditional wireless controller to take down zombies in HD re-mastered graphics for a new kind of Resident Evil horror experience. Relive events from the original series through new perspectives with classic characters.
ESRB: M
File Size: 5.34 GB

PlayStation Store Highlights

This week marks the release of the acclaimed PSN-exclusive game, Dyad.

Part racing game/part puzzle game, and a visual and audio experience that syncs up with the actions you’re doing on screen, Dyad is one of the true must-play PSN releases of t2012. For those of you in the know, chances are you’re already downloading this highly-anticipated title. Read up more on the game’s official page on PlayStation.com and then discuss the game with the PlayStation Community on the new and improved PlayStation Forums. And don’t forget — Dyad is available for 20% off during launch week, only for PlayStation Plus members!

For those who haven’t gotten around to playing Crytek’s fantastic FPS Crysis 2, now is your chance! The new Crysis 2 Maximum Edition bundle is coming to the PlayStation Store today, and it’s packed with the core game play and all the combat options that made the original game a hit, as well as the Decimation and Retaliation Add-Ons. Crysis 2 Maximum Edition is the best and most complete version of the Crysis 2 experience. Find this game and other top bundles in the Ultimate Editions section of the PS3 Full Game category, in the PlayStation Store.

Resident Evil fans get more options with today’s release of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, now available separately at a great price. Darkside Chronicles retells events from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica; while Umbrella Chronicles provides players with a new angle on the storylines from Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 3.

PlayStation Store Update 7-17-2012

For those seeking JRPG action, look no further than Record of Agarest War 2, available in the PS3 Full Games category in the PlayStation Store. With upgraded HD animations, a deep battle system, and fun mini-games, this is one title that JRPG fans won’t want to miss.

PlayStation Store Update 7-17-2012

As mentioned, PlayStation Plus members get a 20% discount on Dyad during this week, so make sure you hop on this deal to celebrate the release of this game. . We’re also happy to announce an update to the Plus Instant Game Collection with two PS one Classics. Get in the Summer Games spirit with International Track and Field and Hot Shots Golf 2, available now for free for Plus members! PSP owners who have PlayStation Plus through their PS3s will also be able to take advantage of this free offer as well.

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There’s much more to check out this week including new Add-Ons for Street Fighter X Tekken and Rainbow Moon and the re-release of the Escape Plan demo for PS Vita. Check out additional details in today’s PlayStation Store Update and, as always, let us know your thoughts on this week’s update in the comments!

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Free Games PS one Classic – International Track and Field
PS one Classic – Hot Shots Golf 2
Discounts PSN Game – Dyad (20% off) – $11.99
PS one Classic – XS Junior League Football (50% off) – $2.93
PS3 Full Game – Fight Night Champion (50% off) – $14.69
PS3 Full Game – Sports Champions (50% off) – $14.69
PS3 Full Game – Top Spin 4 (50% off) – $14.69
PS Vita Game – Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (50% off) – $17.63
PS Vita Game – Hustle Kings (50% off) – $4.89
PS Vita Game – Virtua Tennis 4 (50% off) – $19.59
PSP Game – NBA 2K12 (50% off) – $9.79
PSP Game – MLB 2K12 (50% off) – $4.89
PSP Game – Madden 12 (50% off) – $9.79
Full Game Trial PS3 Full Game – Record Of Agarest War 2
Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week) Dyad (20% off) – $11.99
Rainbow Moon (20% off) – $11.99

Game Demos (Free)

Escape Plan (PS Vita) (Now fixed)
From the producers behind Fat Princess comes a new touching adventure. Escape Plan takes advantage of the PlayStation Vita system’s multi-touch display, rear touch panel and motion sensor, putting the fate of Lil & Laarg in the palm of your hand. Only you can help them survive each deadly room before their captor, Bakuki, recycles them and turns them into his minions. Escape or die trying! Download the demo today!
ESRB: T
File Size: 541 MB

The Games Sale

Fight Night Champion (PS3 Full Game) (now $20.99, original price $29.99)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (Vita) (now $25.19, original price $35.99)
Hustle Kings (PS3 & PS Vita) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Madden 12 (PSP) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Major League Baseball 2K12 (PSP) (now $6.99, original price $19.99)
NBA 2K12 (PSP Version) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Top Spin 4 (PS3 Full Game) (now $14.69, original price $29.99)
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (PS Vita) (now $27.99, original price $39.99)
XS Junior League Football (PS One Classic) (now $4.19, original price $5.99)

Additional Sales

DJMax Portable 3 Digital (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Hamsterball (PSN Game) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (PSN Game) (now $4.99, original price $14.99)

Price Changes

Blazing Souls Accelate (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $34.99)
Cho Aniki Zero (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Fate/Extra (PSP) (now 14.99, original price $24.99)
Jikandia: The Timeless Land (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $24.99)
Mimana Iyar Chronicle (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $34.99)
MLB 12 (PS Vita) (now $26.99, original price $34.99)
Rayman Origins (PS3 Full Game) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Record Of Agarest War (PS3 Full Game) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 9 ($0.99)
The ninth of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!
Dragon’s Dogma: Weapon Pack: The Debilitator ($2.99)
This pack makes twelve weapons and shields with special effects available. As a bonus, you get one of each for free!
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 5 Heroes Pack (Public Release) ($1.99)
Villains beware! More crime-busting super heroes are coming to the rescue with this LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 5 character pack. Get this rare collection featuring Nightwing, Katana, Shazam, Zatanna, plus the brand-new Robin–Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 5 Villains Pack (Public Release) ($1.99)
Holy nightmare! Wreak havoc with a crew of wicked villains and download this rare collection in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 5 character pack. Things will start to get a little strange with the addition of Bizzaro. But you can chill as Captain Cold, get serious with Black Adam and Black Manta, or just go wild as Gorilla Grodd.
Mass Effect 3 Earth Multiplayer Expansion ($0.00)
The fighting is fiercest when it’s your home at stake! Mass Effect 3: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver, and London. It features 3 new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol, and Typhoon light machine gun. Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow, and Fury!
Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Gorodo) + Fire Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Gorodo’s inventory. You will also receive a Fire Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.
Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Serena) + Pearl Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Serena’s inventory. You will also receive a Pearl Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.
Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Zelorus) + Black Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Zelorus’s inventory. You will also receive a Black Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.
Rainbow Moon – 90,000 Rainbow Coins ($1.99)
Want to prepare yourself for a long journey? Download this product and 90,000 Rainbow Coins will be added to your coin bag.
Rainbow Moon – Rainbow Pearls Bundle (Large) ($6.99)
Do you want to give all your characters a big boost? Download this bundle and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to each of your character’s inventories.
Rainbow Moon Amulet Set (Double) ($1.49)
Download this Amulet Set to obtain Kjayudo’s Revenge and Annihilator’s Tool Amulets. Both are valuable items with massive boost potential.
Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Medium) ($1.99)
Do you need a boost? Download this Starter Pack and the following items will be added to your inventory: 35,000 Rainbow Coins, 6,000 Rainbow Pearls (1,000 per character).
Real Steel Value Pack #1 ($9.99)
Here’s your chance to purchase 2 full sets of robot parts for the price of 1! This pack includes the “TAGMA Lv.5 Full Parts Set”, which boasts exceptional punch speed, and the strength-based “GARGANT Lv.5 Full Parts Set”.
Record Of Agarest War 2 2nd Generation Exclusive Pack ($3.99)
Exclusive equipment for the characters of the second generation. Familial Memory (Schwarz) x 1, Servir Belt (Vanessa) x 1, Healing Star (Li Ra-Lua) x 1, Grooming Kit (Yumil) x 1, Rigueur Ring (Ignis) x 1, Scarf of Passion (Jude) x 1.
Record Of Agarest War 2 Add-On Dungeon 3 Enhambre ($0.00)
This will allow you to access the all-new dungeon – Pillar of Enhambre – which is guarded by the Lishius clan, and will be accessible during the third generation. To get there, you must first reach a certain point in the game and trigger a specific event scene. A new adventure awaits you…
Record Of Agarest War 2 Bonus Point Pack 4 ($4.49)
Thank you yet again for your business. To reward your headlong march towards insolvency, we have put together a package of useful points and cold cash. Included within: 10,000,000G, 1,000PP, 100,000TP.
Record Of Agarest War 2 Frensberge Specialty Pack 2 ($1.49)
A wonderful collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! Like those other creature thingies, you gotta collect them all! Seriously, if you want to be accepted as a TRUE Frensberger, you’ll need all of this stuff! Carrot Sword x 1, Cooking Pan x 1, Nostalgia Pistol x 1, Warrior Soul Towel x 1, Mushroom de Runo x 1, Sena’s Cookie x 1
Record Of Agarest War 2 Priscilla Can Do It Pack ($0.00)
I’ve finally had something other than eggs and sawdust for breakfast, and made some truly stunning pieces! I may not look it, but I am one heck of a hard worker! Princess Bustier x 1, Imperial Guard x 1, Levitation Stone x 1, Princess’s Tiara x 1.
Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 4 ($0.00)
For those who wish to strengthen their weapons but have not the stomach to Convert or who are simply too lazy, pay heed! Take the following items and go unto -Warrior Soul-! Silver Bullion x10, Platinum Bullion x10, ATK Element α x4, DEF Element α x4, MAG Element α x4, RST Element α x4, Unicorn Horn x2, Moonlight Flower x2.
Record Of Agarest War 2 Shaldie Mail Order 1 Pack ($2.49)
One of my experiments went sideways on me and I ended up conjuring up a pile of useless cra– I mean a treasure trove of wonderful items. I owe you a favor or two, so I’ll let you have it all…at a very reasonable price. It’s not like I’m ever going to use it, anyway. Tenma Sword x 1, Hakken Meteor x 1, Legendary Paw x 1, Gate of Hell x 1, Wind of Carillon x 1.
Soulcalibur V Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8 ($0.00)
You must have the Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8 to purchase the following in Creation: Modern Costumes 3, Ancient Armor 2, School Uniforms 1, Dark Warrior Armor 1.
Soulcalibur V Dark Warrior Armor 1 ($2.99)
This pack is only for male characters and features armor for a dark warrior. Try mixing and matching with the equipment found in-game or in the Ancient Armor pack! Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)
Soulcalibur V Modern Costumes 3 ($1.99)
This pack contains modern clothes such as tennis outfit, denim jackets, and jeans. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)
Soulcalibur V School Uniforms 1 ($1.99)
This pack contains classic school uniforms. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)
Soulcalibur V: Ancient Armor 2 ($1.99)
This suit of armor is of a style worn by soldiers in ancient Rome. Combine it with equipment found in-game to create a variety of different styles. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)
Street Fighter X Tekken – Combo Editor ($0.99)
Enables use of the Combo Editor for all characters. Create your own custom combo for each character!
Street Fighter X Tekken: SF Boost Gem Pack 7 ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. These Gems will go into effect upon taking damage from your opponent’s attacks. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
Street Fighter X Tekken: SF Boost Gem Pack 8 ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. Includes Gems for fighting against Pandora as well as Gems for instantaneous vitality recovery. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
Street Fighter X Tekken: TK Boost Gem Pack 7) ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. These Gems activate upon countering your opponent’s attacks. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
Street Fighter X Tekken: TK Boost Gem Pack 8 ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. These Gems activate upon countering your opponent’s attacks. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Arctic Strike ($9.99)
The fight continues with Ghost Recon Future Soldier’s Arctic Strike Map Pack, as the battle takes you from the streets of Moscow to the far reaches of the Arctic. This all-new downloadable content pack extends your Ghost Recon Future Soldier experience with new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode, and more!
Warriors Orochi 3 – Dynasty Trad Costume ($2.99)
New costumes will be available for selection for 39 characters. The new costumes are for some of the characters from “Wei”, “Wu”, “Shu”, “Jin” and “Other 1″. How to use: At Select Team, choose any of the 39 characters and select Change Costume.
Warriors Orochi 3 – Stage Pack 4 ($3.99)
New stages will be available for selection under Select Battlefield. In-game music and additional weapons are also included.
Warriors Orochi 3 – Stage Pack 5 ($2.99)
New stages will be available for selection under Select Battlefield. In-game music tracks are also included. New stages: Mystic Love, Reclusive Beauty, Champion’s Challenge, Zhong Hui’s Pride, Party Planners. Additional music: 9 additional tracks will be available.
Warriors Orochi 3 – Wall Papers Dlc 3 ($3.99)
New wallpapers will be available for all 40 characters from “Jin”, “Other 1″ and “Other 2″. How to use: Select Wallpaper in the Gallery. Wallpaper for any of these characters that have been used in-game will be available to view, or to set as wallpaper.
Warriors Orochi 3: Bgm Pack 3 ($1.99)
New music will be available for selection at previously cleared stages. How to use: Select a stage that you have already cleared. At the loading screen, choose Select Music. Additional music: “SAMURAI SCANNERS”, “OPTIC LINE”.

Rock Band 3

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

  • Love Shack – The B-52′s ($1.99)
  • My Body – Young The Giant ($1.99)
  • Not Again – Staind ($1.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • Reckless & Relentless – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)
  • Mystery Train – Jerry Naylor ($1.99)
  • Gamers Unite – Dante’s Dream ($.99)
  • Deny – Betrayed by Sorrow ($1.99)
  • I Don’t Want to Hear About Your Crappy Boyfriend – Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives ($0.99)

Avatars

Rainbow Moon Dozeru Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Giant Spider Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Gorodo Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Phantom Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Walking Bone Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (Free)

Crysis 3 E3 Trailer
Darksiders 2 – The Last Sermon Trailer
Dirt Showdown Launch Trailer
Dirt Showdown Short #1: What Goes On Tour (Trailer)
Dirt Showdown Short #2: Go Hard Or Go Home (Trailer)
Dirt Showdown Short #3: Never Lift Off (Trailer)
Doom 3 BFG Edition Debut Trailer
Spec Ops: The Line – Launch Trailer

PS3 Themes

PlayStation London U.K. Theme ($0.00)

Wallpapers

Dyad – Wallpaper 1 ($0.00)
Dyad – Wallpaper 2 ($0.00)

//Add Your Own

249 Comments   22 Replies

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+ Darth-Krayt on July 17th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

@49 Polo

Thanks for the info, though I’m already well aware that pretty much any digital PSP game can be put on Vita through PS3 even if it’s not on the official compatability list. All my digital PSP and PS1 games are just waiting on my PS3 HDD uninstalled waiting for me to buy a Vita.

Speaking of that, do you have personal experience with Gran Turismo PSP on Vita? Does the “graphical upgrade tech” on the Vita make a huge dif from playing it on PSP?

The only big issue for me is that it doesn’t read the digital comics or have access to the digital comic store. I know it seems small, not many people were into the digital comics, obviously since Sony stopped adding new ones. But I loved them and have spent close to $100 on digital comics alone. And not only the principal of it being digital content I own, but it would also look INCREDIBLE on the Vita, so it’s something I need in the product as a digital consumer.


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+ RENEGADE-Xx-xX on July 17th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

Anyways I have a question for Morgan?

I’m on the ball park on buying a vita and keeping it this time but as I do my research on the life cycle of OLED screens and I keeps seeing 2000 hours and then other sites say that sony isn’t making the screens no more they will be going crystal LED displays from now on and that they aren’t doing OLED anymore cause they tend to go bad within a YEAR I am worried to invest in that handheld and 12 months down the road I go to turn it on and nothing happens will be my worry and 300 bucks down the drain. What kind of OLED is in the vita. The blue, green or red? Each time has a 12 month life cycle and one has very long life cycles. Which color is the OLED display under? Then I can make my decision if I want to drop down another 300 for another vita today and a memory stick at walmart.


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+ Aliaksandr on July 17th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

Finally I’ve bought Rayman Origins – drop to 20$ – sweet =)


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+ gm914 on July 17th, 2012 at 1:39 pm said:

Here are some numbers I found regarding PS+. Just putting it out there:

July 2011 – 2 PSN games, 1 PS1 game, 3 Minis = 6 games
August 2011 – 2 PSN games, 1 PS1 game, 3 Minis = 6 games
September 2011 – 3 PSN games, 4 PS1 games, 2 Minis = 9 games
October 2011 – 4 PSN games, 1 PS1 game, 5 Minis = 10 games
November 2011 – 1 PSN game, 4 PS1 games, 5 Minis = 10 games
December 2011 – 1 Retail game, 1 PSN game, 3 PS1 games, 3 Minis = 8 games
January 2012 – 2 PSN games (1 Episodic Series), 3 PS1 games, 2 Minis = 7 games
February 2012 – 1 Retail game, 13 PSN games, 1 PS1 game, 2 Minis = 17 games
March 2012 – 1 Retail game, 1 PSN game, 1 PS1 game, 1 Mini = 4 games
April 2012 – 1 Retail game, 2 PSN games, 1 PS1 game, 3 Mini = 7 games
May 2012 – 3 PSN games, 2 PS1 games, 2 Minis = 7 games
June 2012 – 6 Retail games, 6 PSN games, 1 Mini = 13 games
July 2012 – 3 PSN games, 2 PS1 games = 5 games

Before the E3 announcements, we averaged 8.3 games per month. Of that
monthly allotment, we averaged 3.1 PSN games, 2 PS1 games, 2.8 Minis

Now since E3, we have recieved an avg of 9 games per month.
But because of the permanence of the IGC, it looks like these numbers will fall.


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+ Satnamji on July 17th, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

@102 — I’ll take fewer PSN/full retail games over more PS1 classics and minis any day of the week. Really happy to see this shift in Plus–and the reason I finally joined.


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+ CZ4200 on July 17th, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

any word on when we will non-olympics theamed sales for the vita, because i am not a sports fan


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+ XLR8WE on July 17th, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

No Dawnguard Again?? What A Surprise!


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+ RENEGADE-Xx-xX on July 17th, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

Also can you guys bring Dirt 2, Nascar 2011, GT5 and Dead island to psn cause I’m sick of waiting.


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+ shay_84 on July 17th, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Thanks for the update!
I have a question: when will you have a discount,a price change or a sale on RE4HD for PLUS users or any other?
I know you had one before but i wanted to know if there are any chances you will do another one soon?
Thank you very much and keep up the great job,proud to be a PlayStation member since PS1! :)


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+ RENEGADE-Xx-xX on July 17th, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

Is their any NASCAR games in the works for vita and a vita exclusive gt5 game? I would break through the glass doors over spikes all the way back to electronics if so. I’m more a racing type of gamer and all these shooters and rpg’s and AR games on vita is not my cup of tea. I want good RACING games on that thing.


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+ DeVeAn on July 17th, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

I greatly appreciate the sale and discounts happening more often. Any update on the PSone classics for vita? I have a ton of them and really want to play some of the JRPG’s that I missed as a kid on my Vita!


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+ MarcosPVJ on July 17th, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

Morgan, do you know when we will have London 2012 in the US Store? I think Europe already has it…


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+ crimsonsoulz on July 17th, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

A little bit off topic, but how are sales for DLC determined, do the game publishers decide to put something on sale or does the playstation network staff decide on that? I really want the Deus ex human revolution dlc, but $14.99 is a bit pricey imo.


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+ Aremus_ on July 17th, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

There’s a mistake there:
Top Spin 4 (PS3 Full Game) (now $14.69, original price $29.99) appears as $14.69 as game sale without PS+ but on the store appears as discount only for PS+.
I wanted to buy it, since i only have $15.00 on my wallet.


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+ RETB629 on July 17th, 2012 at 1:56 pm said:

First let me say I’m very pleased we have been getting our updates way before the listed 6pm time…I really enjoy that. I don’t really like when i’m still waiting to see whats coming to the PSstore around 1am. I’m a Plus member have been for 6 months an thats alll i really check the store for…also new add ons But come on sony. You say your revamping the plus program an all ive seen the past 2 weeks is shit. I DO NOT care for International track an feild nor hot shots golf…PSONE CLASSICS!!!! step up the friggen game for plus members you offered us all them awesome ass games after e3 then all we been getting is pure shit!!!


116

+ WaveLightning777 on July 17th, 2012 at 1:57 pm said:

Still waiting for those Sonic avatars…


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+ gm914 on July 17th, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

@103 Satnamji-
TBQH so am I. I far enjoy PSN and Retail titles over PS1 and minis.

As I said I’m just putting that out there.

If the Plus program could give us 6 or 7 quality titles over the course of a month EVERY month, I’d be very happy.

I also agree with the above posters about racing games. Motortorm Apocolypse, Split/Second, NFS Hot Pursuit or even GT5 (my HDD is man enough to take it lol) would be welcome additions to PS+.

Multiplayer-only games like GC Impostors are a mistake as giveaways IMO.


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+ Ecks on July 17th, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

I am wondering why so many games don’t have a demo available, but when you purchase it, you have to download the demo and unlock key. This happened for Dyad, as well as Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition, and many many other games.

I’m sure there are many games I might have bought if the demo was made available, but instead I thought, nah, I’ll just wait until they put out a demo or it goes on sale.


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+ Victoryismine52 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

@luvtoseek I understand that PC/mobile are different markets and mirrored pricing was NOT what I was referring to. I was pointing out the method in which they run sales and pricing not the price itself. The only example that I think mirrored pricing applies to that I listed off was in looking at retail pricing such as amazon (In this example I was referring to retail PS3 copies)


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+ robgnkc on July 17th, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

When are we getting the vita update? Want PsOne Support Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ PsychoSploosh69 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

GTA: Liberty City Stories for PSP is up on the store now, thanks Sony! I hope more GTA’s are on the way! I don’t get how you can charge 19.99 for a psp game though, but I’m happy it’s on there, and is compatible with the VITA. Now if GTA III and Vice City are ever compatible with VITA, I’M THERE!


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+ Gnordy on July 17th, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

@gm914 Another way of looking at your comparison:

7/11 to 5/12: 4 PS3 games (11 months)
6/12 to 7/12: 6 P3 games (2 months)
-In 2 months, we have already received 2 more PS3 games than the prior 11 months.

7/11 to 5/12: If you exclude the one month we received 13 games (Feb), the average decreases from 3.1 to 2.1
6/12 to 7/12: 9 games in 2 months
– It looks like we will continue to get 3 games added to the instant game collection each month, which would be consistent with the prior 11 months. Also, who is to say just because we got 3 games this month does not mean we won’t get more in other months. We have gotten 15 PS3/PSN games in 2 months, as we saw in the past year, some months will have more games than others.

This is just 2 months in, I would be willing to bet we get a few more PS3 games over the next 9 months. I really can’t see the complaints unless someone is a big fan of PS1 and mini’s. For those people it is reasonable because the focus has obviously shifted.


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+ Anti-Steven on July 17th, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

@Ecks I remember hearing that having a demo can decrease sales because people can tell for sure if they want to buy the game. I think they have the demos ready at launch but wait so that they don’t let that happen. This is concerning because it doesn’t allow people to make informed purchases. I noticed that Pure Chess has a demo ready, but you can only see it after you buy the game. This might also be due to the fact that Sony charges the companies to have a demo on the store, which is also why many of the demos disappear after a while.


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+ Anti-Steven on July 17th, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

@gm914 I agree about the PSN and retail titles, the other stuff is an acquired taste (but probably way cheaper to get). I hardly ever download PS1 or mini games. There are some exceptions though. I also agree with the multiplayer only games. I tried to play GCI but i could hardly ever get a get a game going, and I got kicked a lot during the games, despite having a good internet connection.

Oh well, I don’t think they’re being deliberately mean, some of it might be business or just things that they had to do. They seem like nice people to me at least. My Plus runs out at the end of the month, so I really hope the august games make me want to come back. I don’t think the PLAY promotion is enough for me to do so since i’m only getting two of the games.


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+ Deekman on July 17th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

Great to see some Vita games on sale even if they’re not my cup of tea.

Would love to see some price drops on other titles along with PSP support and PS1 support for Vita.

It’s a little much to buy Peace Walker digitally on PSP for $40 when it’s $20 in store or $14 used AND the PS3 MGS HD collection is only $30 and it comes with a proper HD remake of peace walker AND 2 other MGS games!

Are PSP games likely to be price dropped in the foreseeable future?


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+ EnderII on July 17th, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:

Hey Morgan,
When can we finaly get Jet set radio on ps vita?
I really cant wait!


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+ Erlaxis on July 17th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

Ok, Morgan. I’m going to trust your recommendation and buy Dyad. You seem to know what you are talking about. =)

The game looks great. To be honest, I would be surprised if it turned out to be bad.


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+ lonewhitewolf1 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:37 pm said:

i have been waiting along time for mimana to go down…. now i can buy it and feel ok with the price. thank you sony lol. i just wish it was under 10 dollars but it will do lol


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+ luvtoseek on July 17th, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

@116, Victoryismine52- you mean like how Steam has dev. bundles? I don’t know how often Steam commonly run discounted content but their Summer Sale is downright saving the PC gaming industry.


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+ CHeeCKS on July 17th, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

Love seeing the VITA sales. I see them in Retail Stores all the time, but don’t want to be swapping cards. Now I can take advantage of my 32GB card!!!!!

Unit 13 on sale soon? :)

Loving my Vita!


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+ DarqueDragon on July 17th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Unfortunately, I prefer demos before plunking down $15 on a game I know little about (aside from the video earlier this week, I had never even heard of the game). Since the demo won’t be out for the sale, I will wait for another sale. Dyad looks interesting, but not the type of game I usually play. I’m willing to give it a shot, but no demo makes that impossible, so for now I must say no, regardless of the reviews.

Also, any clue on when we might be getting more themes for PS+. They were promised awhile ago, but there has been nothing in quite some time. I have been looking forward to these, because there have been some awesome themes (I love the ones with motion, like the Hitman theme with the smoking guns). Please, any word on when this might possibly happen?


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+ Nates4Christ on July 17th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

I was just thinking. Boy I wish I could try record of august war 2. And then as I scroll down there is a Full game trial!!!! Thanks playstation. And then the first game is reduced price which is perfect if I like the second one after the trial.


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+ MidnightMark612 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

Any word yet on WWE Wrestlefest…the video said it was out already


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+ Bluejays20012 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

i just downloading The Escape Plan demo it still has a error didn’t you say playstation it was fixed. i guess you were lying :(


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+ trapper12 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

Hey Morgan

Is there any chance that we’ll hear more about the upcoming release of Jet Set Radio HD and Frobisher Says! for the PS Vita???


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+ saab01 on July 17th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

I am very Disappointed with Sony. Why cant you guys force the developers to add demos ? Is it not strange how on the 360 every game has a demo but here on the PS3 it doesn’t happen? And who had the smart idea to add a discount of 3 dollars off for only 1 week. And than the next week or possible future a demo might release. That is very bad. This is the reason I will continue to buy my Digital Games on my 360 instead of my PS3.

The only good thing out of today is I got into the LBP Kart Racing Beta but since its 3.5 GB I will not be able to play until tomorrow.

And Last I hope we get some themes and avatars for Plus members in the next 2 weeks since we haven’t seen anything the whole month of July.


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+ Milagres_ on July 17th, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

about all that retail/psn or psclassics discussion.

I actually like PSone and minis.
First because there are some hidden gems minis (Wizorb looking at you. Release date?)
I’m oldschool gamer so I, sometimes, rather re-play classic games (Castlevania SOTN, Megaman 2, ComiXzone Grandia..) than some of brand-new games.
Not only that I have a bunch of young nephews that love WAY more oldschool games than modern ones – few execptions like Rayman Origins and Scotpilgrim. Maybe ‘cuz they have the oldschoolstyle in them….

So, though I LOVE all those great retail-games PS+ granted us, I’m afraid sony’ll stop (or greatly lower) the classics giveway.
In MY opnion, oldschool type of games are better (and should be encouraged on developers).

Please Morgan, remember that.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 17th, 2012 at 5:54 pm said:

    it’s an interesting discussion for sure. when we were doing a lot of minis and ps one classics, there was a lot of feedback for less of those and more big games and PSN games. so i think there’s got to be some good balance for that. we’ll be fine tuning everything as we go along for sure, thanks for the feedback!


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+ SogeKing on July 17th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

Where did
Resistance Retribution
Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

go?

These PSP games used to be on the store for Vita.


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+ SogeKing on July 17th, 2012 at 3:03 pm said:

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+ SogeKing on July 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

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+ LordDust on July 17th, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

Does Sony only make money off PS Plus or do they make on everything they sell on the ps store just wondering


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+ iTofuMan on July 17th, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

Somewhat of an ok update, In all honesty i really think the Drop should showcase some sales/deal unless all of these deals were last minute. Because from the drop i would have thought this update would be the worst we had. But the sales/deal made up for it, although not by much.

All i can say is Dj Max sale is nice especially since Technika should be out soon (summer) i know i can wait for it, and i would have jumped on that price for portable 3, but sadly i already own it.

Other than that though nothing really of interest. i was looking forward to Dyad, but no demo equal no buy for me. i cant risk losing 15$ especially with Steam summer sale going on.


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+ tiredminds on July 17th, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

Question regarding PSP games on PS Vita.

I have had Liberty City Stories on my Vita since the day that I got it by transferring it from my ps3.
I am wondering if now that it is “officially” supported, was there an update to the actual game at all? Should I delete what I have on my Vita now and re-download it in order to get the update? If there was an update can we just update through the game screen icon? Or has it just been fully tested and found to work?
Thanks.


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+ GoPens35 on July 17th, 2012 at 3:27 pm said:

Do you still need a credit card saved on Psn for Ps+?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 17th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

    you never need a credit card on file to have PS Plus


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+ gm914 on July 17th, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

I can’t speak for others, but I can certainly attest to demos significantly influencing my digital purchasing decisions.
Of the 40+ PSN games I have paid for (ie not PS+ giveaways) there are only a handful I have impulsively bought without first playing a demo. It takes a very rare gem, like Journey, for me to purchase sight unseen.
Or unplayed, as it were.

The rest, 80% of my purchases, are the result of me deciding to buy after trying it out.
Quite often these are games I would never have considered if a demo had not been available.
That’s a fact.

Yes I have tried demos and thought ‘Garbage’, but without the demo, that game’s not even on my radar anyway.
I’d like to see the Sony team go through all the PSN trial/unlock configured games where the actual free trial is not available (there are quite a few), and put them up on the Store.
Think how it could make a slow week amazing, by giving us all those trials to err, try.

I bet, BET, you see sales increases over the weeks previous.
Peace.


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+ race2winnet on July 17th, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

Awesome! Thank you so much for the Vita love!! Much appreciated!


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+ SHINSPIKES on July 17th, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

Are we gettin the Awesomenauts patch today? I hope its soon. Please release it sony.


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+ Nando_lavras on July 17th, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

Huummmm…. very good price on Top Spin 4… Deal……..

See ya.


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