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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Oct 02, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

PlayStation Store Update

Pre-Orders

Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition + ACIII: Liberation ($119.99)
The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed III eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more! In development for over 3 years, the game features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine. And with the Gold Edition, take home the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass! This bundle also includes Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for PS Vita.
Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition ($89.99)
The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed III eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more! In development for over 3 years, the game features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine. And with the Gold Edition, take home the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass!
Assassin’s Creed III ($59.99)
The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed III eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more! In development for over 3 years, the game features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine.

PS3 Full Games

NBA 2K13 ($59.99)
Executive produced by JAY Z and featuring an enhanced MyCAREER mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 pits the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent, including the much-debated matchup between the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team.”
ESRB: E – Everyone // File Size: 9.1 GB
Resident Evil 6 ($59.99)
The bioterrorism nightmare continues. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, what fate will await our heroes?
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 10 GB
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 ($19.99)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry Potter’s heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Encounter new faces, new challenges and more magic, to prepare for the ultimate face-off with Lord Voldemort!
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 9.2 GB

PSN Games

Sonic Adventure 2 ($9.99)
In Sonic Adventure 2, will you choose to save the world or conquer it? The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world!
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 3.06 GB
NiGHTS Into Dreams ($9.99)
Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With all 7 original dreams, enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever.
ESRB: E – Everyone // File Size: 1.98 GB

PS Vita

New Little King’s Story ($39.99)
New Little King’s Story comes to the PS Vita handheld entertainment system for the very first time! Based on the classic action adventure RPG, players can enter the role of King Corobo and experience his incredible journey to win back his kingdom.
ESRB: E – Everyone // File Size: 650 MB

PSOne Classics Added to Vita Store

  • Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol
  • Spec Ops: Ranger Elite
  • Spec Ops: Covert Assault
  • Spec Ops: Airborne Commando
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Maga Man 3
  • Mega Man 4
  • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
  • Darkstalkers
  • Darkstalkers 3
  • Street Fighter Alpha
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Dino Crisis
  • Dino Crisis 2
  • Breath of Fire IV
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Final Fantasy Origins
  • Final Fantast VI
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tomb Raider III
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • Gex
  • Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
  • Fighting Force
  • Parasite Eve
  • Parasite Eve II
  • Xenogears
  • Legend of Mana
  • Threads of Fate
  • Vagrant Story
  • Chrono Cross
  • Chrono Trigger

PS2 Classics

Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition ($9.99)
Farm, raise livestock, and help your neighbors on Heartflame Island put a stop to an ancient curse in this futuristic Harvest Moon!
ESRB: E – Everyone // File Size: 1.29 GB
Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy ($9.99)
Hunt down the missing Piglots as bounty hunter Ruff Trigger uncovers an evil plan to take over the galaxy.
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 1.91 GB

Apps

Neon Alley ($0.00)
Neon Alley is a 24/7 channel of ALL English dubbed, UNCUT, anime & more including weekly exclusive premieres of hit series and 1st time dubs along with classic kung fu, anime inspired live action movies & more! Catch premiere episodes of NARUTO Shippuden, Blue Exorcist & Tiger & Bunny plus favorites like InuYasha, One Piece, and Death Note all together only in one place – only on Neon Alley. Download the app and start your 1 WEEK FREE TRIAL now!
File Size: 15 MB

PlayStation Store Highlights

Resident Evil 6
It’s officially October, which means our latest store promotion is in full swing. If you spend $100 this month you’ll receive a $20 PSN credit in November. Even better, if you already pre-ordered an October title last week, that money counts toward this promotion.

This week both NBA 2K13 and Resident Evil 6 are hitting the PlayStation Store the same day as retail. Remember, there are still a few titles you can pre-order to receive an exclusive theme and a discount if you’re a Plus member. In case you missed picking it up before, LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 is also available on the Store today.

Other goodies out today include Sonic Adventure 2, NiGHTS Into Dreams and PS2 classics Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition and Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy. In terms of add-on content there are items available for Dead or Alive 5 and NBA 2K13.

New Little King's Story

For PS Vita owners, New Little King’s Story is now available for download, along with a bunch of newly compatible PSone classics. Popular franchises like Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Chrono, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Resident Evil and more are now playable on your PS Vita.

As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also chat about this update in the PlayStation Community Forums.

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Store Update 10-2-2012
Click here to learn more and purchase online or go to the PlayStation Store to activate instantly.

Instant Game Collection NFL Blitz
Pre-Order Deals Dishonored (10% Off) – PS Plus Price: $53.99
DOOM BFG Edition(10% Off) – PS Plus Price: $35.99
Need for Speed Most Wanted (10% Off) – PS Plus Price: $53.99
Full Game Trial LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Discounts Alex Kidd in Miracle World (80% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker HD (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $5.00
Spelunker Championship Area 2: Nasty Cave with a Stream (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 3: Fiendish Ancient Ruins (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 4: Frigid Icy Depths (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 5: Ancient Creature’s Fossils (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 6: Cave of Glowing Moss (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 7: Scorching Cave (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 8: Mysterious Mining Facility (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 9: Unforgiving Characters (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Spelunker Championship Area 10: Heinous Creature’s Lair (50% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Last Chance (Leaving on 10/9) Instant Game Collection – Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Instant Game Collection – Sideway New York
Full Game Trial – Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
Pre-Order — Dishonored (10% Off) – PS Plus Price: $53.99
Discount — Alex Kidd in Miracle World (80% Off) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
Discount – Tokyo Jungle (20% Off) – PS Plus Price $11.99
Free Add-On – Tokyo Jungle – Pomeranian Black
Free Add-On – Tokyo Jungle – Pomeranian White
Free Add-On – Tokyo Jungle – Silky Terrier
Free Add-On – Tokyo Jungle – Fat Cat

PS3 Game Demos (Free)

Sonic Adventure 2
In Sonic Adventure 2, will you choose to save the world or conquer it? The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world!
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 3.06 GB

PS Vita Game Demos (Free)

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is a suspense-driven visual novel/puzzle game and spiritual sequel to the hit, 999. Zero has kidnapped nine people and placed them in a warehouse to play the deadly Nonary Game. Play as Sigma and decide who among the eight others to trust and who to betray in this plot twisting visual novel! With fully voiced dual language support, new puzzles and more, solve the mystery that is Zero!
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 132 MB
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
Enter your very own horror story with the newest release of Silent Hill, for the PS Vita system. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a chilling exploration of the best that Silent Hill has to offer. Enter a world full of untold stories, change the past, and write your own ideal history. Encounter a chilling lineup of iconic Silent Hill characters and scenes that will leave you craving more! Download the demo today!
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 552 MB

Price Change

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – PS3 Full Game (now: $29.99 original price: $39.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – PS3 Full Game (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
  • Saints Row: The Third – PS3 Full Game (now: $39.99 original price: $49.99)

Sales

  • Foosball 2012 – PSN Game (now: $5.99 original price: $7.99)
  • Foosball 2012 – PS Vita Game (now: $5.99 original price: $7.99)
  • Hyberballoid HD – PSN Game (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
  • Susume Tactics! – PSP Game (now: $2.49 original price: $4.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Escape Plan
  • Director’s Cut ($4.99) – The Director’s Cut pack is filled with the most devious and evil tricks that Bakuki ever conceived, including the Slap-a-ma-tron 9001, and a butt-ton of mind-bending puzzles. Continuing with tradition, we have added four new costumes to the dressing room. Dress Lil and Laarg in a new spectrum of costumes such as Timeless and Lost Clause.
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • The Pirates! Costume Pack ($2.99) – Arrrr! Download this costume minipack to dress your Sackboy or Sackgirl in swashbuckling pirate attire! This includes the Pirate Captain, Cutlass Liz and Black Bellamy costumes. Cross-entitled for PS3.
Treasures of Montezuma Blitz
  • 1,000 Crystals Pack ($0.99) – Crystals are the game’s Virtual Currency. They can be earned while playing the game or purchased here to bypass the balancing restriction. This pack provides the player with an additional one thousand Crystals. Crystals are used to rent and upgrade bonuses that increase a player’s chances of racking up a high score.
  • 1,000,000 Crystals Mega Pack ($69.99) – Best deal on ToM Blitz Crystals! Crystals are the game’s Virtual Currency. They can be earned while playing the game or purchased here to bypass the balancing restriction. This pack provides the player with an additional one million Crystals. Crystals are used to rent and upgrade bonuses that increase a player’s chances of racking up a high score.

PS3 Add-ons

Dead or Alive 5
  • Costume Pack 1 ($0.00) – Fight in style with this free pack of costumes for 11 Dead or Alive 5 characters.
LittleBigPlanet 2
  • The Pirates! Costume Pack ($2.99) – Arrrr! Download this costume minipack to dress your Sackboy or Sackgirl in swashbuckling pirate attire! This includes the Pirate Captain, Cutlass Liz and Black Bellamy costumes. Cross-entitled for PS Vita.
NBA 2K13
  • Blue Diamond Jewelry Collection ($24.99) – Unlocks a diamond jewelry set for your MyPLAYER that provides a +10 boost to all attributes. Collection includes diamond watch, bracelet, earrings and rings. Attribute boosts are applied upon ownership, and jewelry items need not be worn to receive boosts. Collections do not stack, and if multiple collections are owned, only the highest boost will be applied to your MyPLAYER.
  • Gold Jewelry Collection ($4.99) – Unlocks a gold jewelry set for your MyPLAYER that provides a +3 boost to all attributes. Collection includes gold watch, bracelet, earrings and rings. Attribute boosts are applied upon ownership, and jewelry items need not be worn to receive boosts. Collections do not stack, and if multiple collections are owned, only the highest boost will be applied to your MyPLAYER.
  • Platinum Jewelry Collection ($9.99) – Unlocks a platinum jewelry set for your MyPLAYER that provides a +6 boost to all attributes. Collection includes platinum watch, bracelet, earrings and rings. Attribute boosts are applied upon ownership, and jewelry items need not be worn to receive boosts. Collections do not stack, and if multiple collections are owned, only the highest boost will be applied to your MyPLAYER.
  • Spanish Commentary Pack ($4.99) – Enjoy in-game NBA commentary in Spanish from three of Spain’s most prominent basketball journalists – Antoni Daimiel and Sixto Miguel Serrano from Canal+ along with Jorge Quiroga of Marca – with this Spanish Commentary Add-On pack.
Sonic Adventure 2
  • Battle Mode ($2.99) – Up the ante in the fight between heroes and villains with Sonic Adventure 2’s Battle Mode DLC! Upgrade your Sonic Adventure 2 experience with six new characters, 21 additional two-player battle maps, and Chao Karate from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle!
Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 6 ($0.00) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use. 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.
  • Color Palette Add On 8 ($0.00) – The 8th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization. Note: This add-on is exclusive content for STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN.
  • SF Boost Gem Pack 13 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. If you are being the aggressor in a match, as you attack the effects will activate.
  • SF Boost Gem Pack 14 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. A stronger version of the Gems that activate upon performing a technical action. 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.
  • SF Boost Gem Pack 15 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. These Gems activate upon performing normal moves. 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.
  • TK Boost Gem Pack 13 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. These Gems activate as you are on the defensive but looking for your chance to strike. 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.
  • TK Boost Gem Pack 14 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. The activation conditions for these Gems are simple and the effects are well-balanced. 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.
  • TK Boost Gem Pack 15 ($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.
Rock Band 3 – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
  • Down ($1.99) – 311
  • Amber ($1.99) – 311
  • Beautiful Disaster ($1.99) – 311
  • 311 Pack 1 ($5.49) – Includes “Amber,” “Beautiful Disaster,” and “Down.”
  • Adonaï ($1.99) – ETHS
  • Move Your Body ($1.99) – Eiffel 65
  • That’ll Be the Day ($1.99) – Jerry Naylor
  • The Restless Mind ($0.99) – Francisco Meza
  • This Round’s On Me ($1.99) – Blackguard
RockSmith
  • Bright Lights ($2.99) – Gary Clark Jr.
  • Caring is Creepy ($2.99) – The Shins
  • Paris (Ooh La La) ($2.99) – Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
Spelunker HD
  • Championship Area 9: Unforgiving Characters ($1.99) – The pyramid cave is filled with pretty unforgiving chambers.
  • Championship Area 10: Heinous Creature’s Lair ($1.99) – The lair of this mysterious creature is truly heinous.

Game Videos (Free)

  • ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES ESCAPE TRAILER
  • NEON ALLEY Trailer
  • PAGE CHRONICA GAMEPLAY TRAILER
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK TRAILER
  • REALMS OF ANCIENT WAR – COOP MODE TRAILER
  • REALMS OF ANCIENT WAR – THE ROGUE TRAILER
  • ROCKSMITH BASS EXPANSION DLC TRAILER
  • The Last Of Us E3 Extended Demo Video

PS3 Avatars

  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – ADA AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – B.S.A.A. AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – CHRIS AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – HELENA AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – LA VITA NUOVA AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – LEON AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – PIERS AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 – SHERRY AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 -D.S.O. AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 -JAKE AVATAR — $0.49
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 PSN AVATAR BUNDLE — $1.99

PS3 Themes

  • Dynamic Comic Hero 3 Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Fairy Tale Red Riding Hood Theme — $2.99
  • NIGHTS INTO DREAMS PREMIUM THEME — $1.49
  • Partytime Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Platonic Dream Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • RESIDENT EVIL 6 CHINA INVASION DYNAMIC THEME — $2.99
  • SONIC ADVENTURE 2 PREMIUM THEME — $1.99
  • TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON – DECEPTICON THEME (PUBLIC RELEASE) — $2.99
  • Typescape by Wallzo Dynamic Theme — $2.99

Available In-Game Only (Not on PlayStation Store)

Rock Band 3
  • Down ($0.99) – Pro Guitar (In Game Only) – 311

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+ AdrianZK90 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

o.O


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+ Ryumoau on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

@147 Sony doesn’t understand proper pricing on the digital front. The didn’t even give us Plus members a discount on their first party Ratchet and Clank game. lol


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+ Reluctant-Hero on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:13 pm said:

It’s kind of a bummer that New Little King’s Story is priced at $39.99. Would have liked to see $35.99 or less. But I bought the game anyway. You’re welcome, KONAMI.


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+ SolidDeacon on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

@152 The real sad thing about that is it was Sony dropping the price of a number of first party games a couple months back. Not one of them that has a digital download received the same drop. Does not make any sense at all.


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+ tgpumpkin on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

@Elvick_

Thanks for the answers. I appreciate the support for a new Vita owner. That slick white Vita with the game and upcoming IGC was too much to pass up.

I share your bedazzlement on why Little King Story is DL only and at $40. I owned the Wii version which was underrated and outstanding. I’d love to pick this up but don’t understand why there isn’t some sort of discount for digital content only games. Essentially the owner is surrendering the right to resell the game and regain some cash value. Why not sell it for $30? The owner wins as they get a discount, the publisher keeps more funds…everyone wins. Oh well I suppose.


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+ focaldragonfly23 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

when does psn charge i got a item with parenthesis for 59.99 and its a preorder


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+ Ryumoau on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

@156 its my understanding that they don’t charge you for the preorder games until the day of release. Similiar to how Amazon does it.


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+ ilanfren on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

what about sleeping dogs ,when the full game will be available on the psn store


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+ VincentMayer on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

omg yes, I have been hoping for Chrono Cross since PS1 games started getting released on the vita, this has made my week.


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+ magpie4life on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

@Kristine Steimer
Can you please ask sony (nicely) to increase the limit on PS3/PSP/PSVITA machines count from 2 to 3 or 4. I wanna play my digital games when I visit my parents in the weekend…PLEASE!!!


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    + Kristine Steimer on October 3rd, 2012 at 8:36 am said:

    But you can take your PSP/PS Vita with you!


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+ Guimace on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

Fantastic update!!

Alex Kidd at 1 buck is mine! :)

Nights is another must have…

Thanks!


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+ tgpumpkin on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

@160 / magpie4life I thought the limit was 5. Did that go down?


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+ eggmiester28 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

nights even comes with the christmas one thats awesome and a most buy now


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+ WaveLightning777 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

Hooray, Sonic Adventure 2! Hope we get the avatars to go with it soon. I have a JPN friend who was sporting a Shadow the Hedgehog avatar, and I so want it. :)


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+ kmoirkne on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

What happen to NBA2k13 for PSP? Looking forward to playing it on my Vita.


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+ DoTheKiller91 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

A Mass Effect trilogy is said to be comming later this year or ealry next year on PS3, with Mass Effect 1! Thats good for people like me who never played Mass Effect, and hey we get ME1 too! It’s 3 discs in a neat Shepard foil box with some DLC’s $59,99 :notbad:


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+ DoTheKiller91 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Idk if links are allowed here but if they are then just right click and open link – http://www.masseffect.com/about/trilogy/


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+ gravislord on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

New Little King’s Story for 40 bucks and AC: Liberation $30 (factoring from the AC bundle pricing), seems to me NLKS is overpriced, 29.99 is magic for VITA titles IMO.


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+ DaWolf619 on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

I second the 2K13 for PSP(Playable on the Vita). I won’t get to play the PS3 Version til tonight, but it would’ve been nice to have the PSP Version for my after work commute.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

Why are you guys expecting digitally distributed games to be cheaper? Who cares if there’s no case or shipping costs. Do you have any idea how expensive those servers are? And the maintenance! Do you think all those technicians are working for minimum wage? I think not! How about the huge increase on the publishers’ electric bill for keeping those servers constantly running? And the bandwidth… holy crap. ONE COST REPLACES ANOTHER. The cost of the servers replaces the cost of cases and pressing of materials. The technicians’ salaries replaces the expense that originally came from their shipping partners, etc.

But! It is cheaper anyway, already! The lack of tax saves you a few bucks. (After a few purchases, that really adds up.) Also, Sony’s allowance of two active copies makes it an even better deal if you happen to have two consoles. 2 copies for the price of 1. The cross-buy titles have been an incredible value as well. Or can you guys not figure this out; the most simple of first grade-level mathematics? I wouldn’t expect digital prices to access the initial content to be much lower than discs at any time in the near future. Probably no more than $5 cheaper…


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+ Death8u4u on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:58 pm said:

Got to love the math geniuses on the blog…Bashing Sony because of pricing? First off, pricing is a primary concern for companies not directly Sony’s fault. Secondly, you’re sold TWO copies of a game when you buy it digitally, that’s buying 2 for the price of 1 for all the simpletons out there…

They are not going to drop the price for digital copies when they’re more valuable than their physical counterparts.


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+ Ryumoau on October 2nd, 2012 at 2:58 pm said:

@167 yeah. Theres no reason why Little King Story should cost more than an Assasins Creed game.


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+ Ryumoau on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

either 169 and 170 are alts accounts of same guy or both are incredibly stupid.


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+ gravislord on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

@169, SNE covers those costs via their % cut from the price. It shouldn’t be passed onto the customer. But in the end, the Publisher dictates pricing, not SNE.


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+ Fuzzy_Bones on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:05 pm said:

I’m curious. Does Sony have any interests in placing PSN titles, like Sonic Adventure 2 and Jet Set Radio, onto the PS Vita? The hardware and controls seem to all be there. Or is Sony more focused on creating a difference between home, and mobile gaming with select games, to create a different game feel between the two.

I’d really like to know.


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+ Death8u4u on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

“either 169 and 170 are alts accounts of same guy or both are incredibly stupid.”

A 3 second search would have clued you in on the fact that I cannot be anyone’s “alt account”.

The fact you can’t do the math tends to point towards who is actually “incredibly stupid” might I add.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:09 pm said:

“29.99 is magic for VITA titles IMO”

No doubt, that’s an enticing price and it would be great if all Vita games could sell for that price at launch, but then again, given the nature of the technology and the youth of the Vita, it’s not likely. Only if the Vita really starts dying will they get desperate and lower all the prices.

And hey, I never heard anyone complain about first party titles on the DS costing $34.99 (NSMB, MKDS, etc.). And they stayed at $34.99 for a LOOOOOOOONG TIME. For years!


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+ gravislord on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:10 pm said:

@Fuzzy, I don’t doubt that SCEA has interest in getting those titles onto VITA, but the reality is that it comes down to SEGA deeming it a profitable endeavour, period. Yes, SCEA can sweeten the deal by offering reduced licensing fees, etc. but at the end of the day, it is still up to SEGA. That is, unless SCEA believes in it enough to license it from SEGA and make it in-house, if SEGA would even do that.


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+ IzoGray on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

Why do I HAVE to buy the season’s pass with the ACIII bundle.

I”m serious. I don’t want to spend an extra $20-30 on DLC that I really don’t want. I would buy the bundle if it was just ACIII and Liberation.

You can’t just force people to buy DLC if you’re trying to push the PS3 and Vita version. It’s straight up bull.


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+ gravislord on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

@176, yeah, I am hoping it will become a more normal price-point if the sales data can show it being worth their while. I would even be willing to go up to 39.99 if it were a cross-buy title, for a worthy game.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

@ryumoau:

First of all, I have no alt account.

Second, just because you say that, it doesn’t make it true. The fact that you failed to include any points for your side of the argument only shows that you know you’re in the wrong but don’t have the stones to admit it.

I put up points, put up yours. That’s how a debate works. You can’t just say “you’re stupid” and assume you’ve magically won. Coincidentally, it only makes you look… well, you know. ;)

By the way, there sure could be a very valid reason why “Little King’s Story costs more than an Assassin’s Creed game”. You simply just don’t know what it is.


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+ IIL0YDII on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

@PrimeroIncognito
You’ve got to be on crack,obviously digital version should be cheaper with no production,shipping,less taxes cost,Valve somehow can handle servers maintance even with -75%-80% off titles,and they got far more content to handle as well as far more users,so don’t give me that crap.

Digital versions releases need to change drastically:
First of all,as it happened with LBP PS Vita if the game goes on sale on streets its should be on the store the same day,and I don’t know why anybody would think “day 1 digital” is such a great innovation?PC gaming services doing that for long long time without bragging about it.
Second, the price should go down on digital versions for obvious reasons,the sooner you’ll understand this the better.Retail version is far better choice because you can resell the game,and you can buy it even cheaper than digital version straight from Sony,that ridicilous!


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+ Death8u4u on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm said:

“Second, the price should go down on digital versions for obvious reasons,the sooner you’ll understand this the better.Retail version is far better choice because you can resell the game”

The prices will not be dropping…The sooner you realize that, the sooner we might see less ridiculously asinine posts repeating the same concept over and over again.

Retail being better because you can resell?

1. Why bother buying a game you just want to sell later? Rent it. Infinitely more logical.

2. The ~10-20 dollars maximum that you get for reselling the game is negated by the fact that you save roughly 30-40 through digital purchases if you have any idea of what you’re doing.


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+ MarkakaJin on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm said:

Good job, Sony. You give us PS+ subscribers this NFL Blitz game for free and the damn game won’t even load up. I can start it but it won’t load at all. Thanks for giving us a free but broken game. This really is a slap to the face.


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+ Wade_VC on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

Has anyone else downloaded NFL Blitz?

I have downloaded it twice and all it does is hang up on the start-up screen…did EA hand out a 1900+mb Wallpaper??


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    + Kristine Steimer on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

    Downloading now to see if I have the same issue…


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    + Kristine Steimer on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

    It works for me! Maybe try deleting and reinstalling?


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+ favian on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

alex kidd for a dollar, oh my yes


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+ Wade_VC on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

@183: Yeah, same here, see above post. ^^^


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:24 pm said:

IILOYDII:

Valve doesn’t have any of the extra costs that mainstream publishers do.

Valve also sells games at standard retail price (or even higher) all day long.

PSN runs sales too, mostly for games they’re having trouble moving, or would like to promote better.

Does Valve give you 2 copies for the price of one? (I asking on this one, I really don’t know. I don’t use Valve.)

Did you think about all of that? No.

I gave numerous reasons on some blog post last week why digital distribution has many advantages over retail, but I’m not going to type them all again. Now, keep in mind I’m only playing advocate for the digital side of things. I like disc games too. Both have their obvious ups and downs, but the fact that almost none of you can see the advantages of digital downloads in frankly worrisome to me.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

“Why bother buying a game you just want to sell later? Rent it. Infinitely more logical.”

Precisely.

Not only that, but I’ve noticed that most people end up wanting to play the game again at some point down the road. Then they end up spending MORE to get another copy, even if it’s used. Whereas with digital, it’s still in their purchase history and they can just click “download” and enjoy.


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+ TallCrowe on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

Maybe I should just download my Assassin’s Creed games…


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+ inadaze69 on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm said:

i totally agree with the gentleman above that digital copys should be way cheaper than hardcopys as u dont have a hardcopy of the game, also i think nhl 12 should be cheaper than 13 since its older, madden 12 is 30 bucks since madden 13 came out. whats up playstation, im a loyal fan of the system and spend lots of money on downloads each month and u guys do do nice things for us members but what ive stated above needs work. Thank you for everything, ur loyal fan Daze


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+ Wade_VC on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

Yeah, I am reading on a few Facebook PS3 groups and other forums that NFL Blitz is pretty much FUBAR…


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:29 pm said:

“IS frankly worrisome”.

I don’t know how I typed “in” when I meant to type “is”…


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+ boomstickbhg on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

Regarding prices of full PS3 digital games.

It would be nice if Sony would price match everyone else in North America!

Retail copies of many of the available digital games are now 20$ or less.

Forget not needing to spend on packaging and other costs of digital vs retail, the prices should at least be the same (if not lower like many think).

I like that more games are coming to the PS3 Digitally, and I don’t mind that brand new games end up being the same price as retail, although the Plus discounts on some are definately nice.

But please stop charging 30-60 dollars for Digital copies of a game (some old) that anyone can find a retail copy of for 10-30 dollars less.


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+ RXMaverick on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:36 pm said:

:( My vita says “I hate you, please delete stuff”. Anyone have any rumors on us getting more screens or folders?


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+ PainOfSarrow on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:38 pm said:

Cornyyyy update, Cornyyyy Sales. was realy Hoping for Tokyo Jungle D/L Content. owellllll.


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+ Jaden26 on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:39 pm said:

Hey,

I tried to load Pocket Fighter from Vita and PS3 but I get error c2-13270-3 on vita and the game does not show in content manager for PS3.

Any ideas?

It shows on the store to buy but no success.

My other Capcom games released on the list today loaded no problems.

This game never loaded on PSP either as a history lesson Sony.


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    + Kristine Steimer on October 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

    Oy! It did it to me too. Will alert folks that this is happening.


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    + Kristine Steimer on October 3rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

    Just heard back on this — Pocket Fighter was placed on the Vita storefront in error, it is not actually PS Vita compatible. We will be issuing refunds on this for those who purchased the title and that should hit your PSN wallet in 5-7 business days. Very sorry for the inconvenience!


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+ ftlaudman on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 pm said:

Is there a bundle of Assassin’s Creed 3 (standard edition) and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation?


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    + Kristine Steimer on October 2nd, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

    Negative, ghostrider.


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+ JoeTheBeast16 on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

I wish there was an option to preorder AC3 with AC3 Liberation without the season pass for $100 instead of $120. I’ll just have to preorder AC3 and then wait to buy AC: Liberation..


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+ RXMaverick on October 2nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm said:

@196 Mine did that too, after about 5 tried it downloaded correctly. Too bad it’s my 101 game so I can’t play it.


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