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PlayStation Plus Update: Instant Game Collection Comes to PS Vita

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Nov 19, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This is the week we’ve been waiting for as PS Vita officially joins the PlayStation Plus membership with the Instant Game Collection, which now delivers six PS Vita titles in addition to the lineup of 12 PS3 Games. Don’t forget that in addition to the free games that come with your membership, PS Plus also delivers PS Vita benefits such as discounts, online storage for game saves, Automatic Updates, and auto Trophy sync!

We’ve also got new PS3 free games for members, like the acclaimed Dungeon Defenders, great discounts on amazing games and a bonus PS Plus freebie! Read on to check out all the Plus content hitting this week when the PlayStation Store updates on November 20th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 20th PlayStation Plus Update

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition and follow the murderous trail of an ancient and secret Spanish sect. Undiscovered temple ruins, vast karst caverns of Central America, legendary lost cities, fantastic action sequences, and of course, Mr. Nathan Drake himself bring this complete Uncharted experience to PS Vita.
Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world. One of my personal favorite PS Vita games is yours to play free with PS Plus.
WipEout 2048 (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

With PS Vita’s enhanced controls – including front touch, rear touch, and six-axis motion sensors, this entry into the venerable WipEout series is one of the best. Optimized for 23rd century racing, you can compete with up to 8 other players on 10 new tracks. Don’t forget to stay on top of those online leaderboards too!
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

One of the most unique and hilarious PS Vita titles also happens to be one of the best. A side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about an ornery mutant blob that, after being held captive in a lab that can only be described as something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the early ’50′s, escapes into the world and sets out on a path to consume everything. Use touch and the motion sensor functions combined with traditional analog stick controls to defeat the pathetic humans. Eat your way to freedom. It’s that fun.
Jet Set Radio (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio on PS Vita. Free for PS Plus members the same day it releases; fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force. They’re not nice.
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS Vita, PSP)

Free for Plus Members

Originally released in 1998 on the original PlayStation, this first tactical RPG in the legendary Final Fantasy series, enthralled fans around the world with its unique artistic style and intricate storyline, and it’s certainly one of my top favorites of all time. A sublime strategy experience with an ever engrossing job system, tactical battles, tens of hours of gameplay, and remastered from the original, yours free with Plus.
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)

Free for Plus Members

An addictive blend of Tower Defense and cooperative online Action-RPG, Dungeon Defenders gives players 4 distinctive classes to lead through action-packed combat while upgrading their statistics, gathering tons of loot and inventory items, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing unique class abilities. Play it online co-op, or splitscreen, free with PlayStation Plus.

Limited Time Sale Offer: Music Unlimited Premium One Year Subscription

80% off the PS Store Special Price for PlayStation Plus members (PS Store Limited Time Sale price: $59.99, PS Plus Price: $12.00)

Music fans with a PS Plus membership: We’ve got an amazing deal on Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service. For those unfamiliar, you can use your Music Unlimited premium subscription on a range of compatible devices including PS3, PS Vita, Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPod touch and any PC. Choose any album or song from a catalog of millions. Never any ads or song skip limits. An annual subscription is valued at over $119, so at practically 90% off Plus members will get an amazing deal of a 1 year subscription for $12. This is a limited time offer so get it on the PS3 or PS Vita Store while you can!
Sonic Bundle: Sonic 1 + Sonic 2

Free for Plus Members

If you haven’t revisited these two Genesis classics in some time, or perhaps even better have never experienced them, you’re in luck! Plus members will be getting this Sonic Bundle which includes Sonic 1 and 2, free. Upgraded for a great look on an HD screen and PS3 Trophies to boot; see where one of gaming’s heroes got his start with this bundle.
Select SEGA Titles (aka more SEGA goodness)

Various Discounts

In case the Sonic Bundle above wasn’t enough, SEGA’s got more great offers on some of their more recent releases including NiGHTS into Dreams and a Hell Yeah Bundle (including the 2 Add-Ons), among other games. Check out the full list below.
Game PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition $19.99 $14.99
Hell Yeah Bundle (Full game + 2 DLCs) $14.99 $10.49
NiGHTS into Dreams $6.99 $4.89
Jet Set Radio $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 2 $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 1 & DLC Bundle $4.99 $3.99
Sega Rally Arcade $4.99 $2.99
Space Channel 5: Part 2 $3.99 $2.99
Sorcery (PS3)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $15.99)

Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move motion controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen. PS Plus members who own Move owe it to themselves to check out this fantastic game at a great price.

That wraps it up for this week! PlayStation Plus will continue to grow and strive to be the best bet for gamers around the world, and your feedback is indispensable in that process.

In addition, with many new features hitting Plus and possible new members as well, we updated our PS Plus FAQ page as well. Visit it if you have any questions about your Plus membership.

PlayStation Plus Update 11-20-2012

Thanks for continuing to make your voice heard, and as usual, I’ll see you in the comments.

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PlayStation Plus Update 11-19-2012 Frequently Asked Questions

  • I pay for Music Unlimited using auto-renew every month. How do I go about getting the special offers?
    With the 11/20 PlayStation Store update, there will be an option to purchase the one-year subscription, so you’ll need to select the one-year subscription package option to get the deal.
  • What time with the firmware update for PS Vita be live?
    It will be live at approximately 9:00pm PST on 11/19. The Instant Game Collection for PS Vita will be available after the PlayStation Store updates on 11/20.

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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:07 am said:

I’m kinda wishing I didn’t pay full price for Uncharted on Vita. It really wasn’t good enough to pay that much for it, but as a free PS+ title, it’s awesome.


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+ Welmosca on November 19th, 2012 at 10:08 am said:

Thats some awesome games Free for Vita….great start Sony.


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+ Deekman on November 19th, 2012 at 10:08 am said:

Glad to see plus for Vita finally up and running. Hope to see more PSP game support with the 2.0 firmware update


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+ GET2DAACHOPPAAAA on November 19th, 2012 at 10:08 am said:

Will we be able to download the Vita games through our PS3 and then transfer them to our Vitas?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

    Yep.


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+ Ghostwize on November 19th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

Eh. Good PSVita titles. Lovin the FFTactics free for PSP and Vita. Wish we could get some Red Dead Redemption! :P


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+ ZeroSection on November 19th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

That is an amazing instant game collection for the Vita.


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+ aelurio1980 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

Best update ever. thanks. xD \o/


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+ kiwizin on November 19th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

Morgan I would love to ask you to bring some half priced DLC on the table…
I would love some Deus EX, Dead Space, and the list goes on…
Apart from that… great update…


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:34 am said:

    DLC would certainly be great content to discount; thanks for the suggestion.


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+ yourworldonfire on November 19th, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

Any word on store update time for tomorrow or just the usual?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:28 am said:

    It may be towards the later part of the afternoon (PST); but the teams will be working as hard as they can to get out the update as quickly as possible.


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+ Zezzler on November 19th, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

Loving all of that Vita content! And Dungeon Defenders too!
Not regretting PlayStation plus one bit.

thanks for this great update.


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+ oXx-JD-xXo on November 19th, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

Woooooo! Finally!!!!! Plus for Vita!! Not to mention dungeon defenders and sonic games! and and great thing giving discounts for sega games, I’m definetlly going to get some. Thanks for this awsome update and keep up the great work!


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+ Francision69 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

I’m subscribing to Music Unlimited for that price. That’s just too good to be true! I love PS+!


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+ osoelhartani on November 19th, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

Morgan Haro, the bringer or Awesome news!!

So excited for tomorrow!! Wooo!


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+ StealthReborn– on November 19th, 2012 at 10:11 am said:

Hi Morgan,

Is the Sonic Bundle the Sonic games we got free for PS+ awhile back or are they different Sonics?

Thanks! =)


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

    It’s Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 from the Genesis days, so they’re’ the same games that were free a ways back ( I think about 1.5 years ago


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+ dodgedoors on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

When will the update and plus go live today?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:38 am said:

    11/20. Plus updates, are always tied to PS Store updates, which occur every Tuesday between 11am and 6pm PST.


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+ WCKidRock on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

@4 I download my vita games on the ps3 all the time

Thank you sony! I have always thought that the price of PSN+ pays for itself….but the is even better….if that is possible. I am so glad that I held off on buying any of these games! I checked at my work and even just buying uncharted, gravity rush and wipeout comes to $110! This makes getting PSN+ for vita owners a must!


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+ Gadirok on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

LOL @ That music unlimited video.

That was amazing, you guys should air it as a commercial.


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

    “i’m gonna cheat on you. I’m gonna cheat on you.” keeps going through my head, lol


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+ MassaBR on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

Can’t wait for PS+ on the Vita.

Now, on the Blogcast they mentioned something about a sale this week… is it not part of Playstation Plus as usual?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

    We’ll have some news on more sale goodness tomorrow, of which Plus members will be getting some extra benefits!


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+ bball230 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

New Features?


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+ Ghostwize on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

Oh! Question! My PSP isn’t internet enabled or anything like that but it is linked to my PS3. How will downloading FFTactics work? Just d/l it and transfer it to the psp? Will it be playable infinitely since my psp isn’t internet enabled? If so is there some sort of timestamp on it if my plus sub doesn’t get reupped?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:36 am said:

    Yeah, just download it on PS3, then transfer. You don’t need to be internet connected or anything to play the game once it’s transferred, but I’ll have to do some digging on the tech side to see how the PSP will know when to limit access.


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+ saab01 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

I have heard good things about Dungeon Defenders hopefully tomorrow the store can update early so I can snatch it up. Also I cant wait to finish the Walking Dead I am sure it will end with a bang.


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+ xKM07x on November 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

AWESOME! I can’t wait to install Gravity Rush. I got Uncharted with my Vita for my birthday a few weeks ago, so it was already free for me. :-) I picked a great time to finally get a Vita.


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+ WCKidRock on November 19th, 2012 at 10:13 am said:

@15 it says it goes live tomorrow the 20th….


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+ duffyboy1986 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:13 am said:

Morgan Haro,
The blogcast said there would be a black friday type sale going on this week on the psn store any info on that


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:37 am said:

    mañana


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:13 am said:

Dungeon Defenders.. a game that always interested me that looks fun but never found it interesting enough to pay for.. now I get it free!! I dont have a Vita (but my cousin does) Ill just be using his to play Gravity rush and Uncharted heh) finally since Double Dragon launched in Sept do I get a free game(s) I actually WANT/care about… woot!!! looks like Ill have to wait til the first week of Feb before it finally happens again :(


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+ LABARONX on November 19th, 2012 at 10:13 am said:

$12 dollars for a year of music unlimited for ps3/vita/sonyproducts is a steal plus members


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+ WCKidRock on November 19th, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

@20 you can download it on your ps3 and copy it over


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+ vanwinkle on November 19th, 2012 at 10:15 am said:

Morgan, I need you to find something out for me. WIth the automatic updates for Vita with Plus, will we still be able to read the patch release notes for the updates that were downloaded? That’s one of the huge perks of Vita over PS3; being able to see what the patch actually does.

Thanks.


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:42 am said:

    I’ll see if I can get a peek at what the formatting looks like for this and let you guys know.


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+ Ryumoau on November 19th, 2012 at 10:15 am said:

No Plus Discount on Persona 4 Golden?! Boo!!

Also, why does Sega keep offering discounts on the games i don’t care about. They need to discount Sonic Generations. Its still $30 on psn, when the disk is $15 at some retail places.


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+ Betorro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:15 am said:

Amazing update! We need Discounts on Vita games!


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+ GHOZTPRIME on November 19th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

great update! I’m gonna need a bigger memory card.


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+ killersense on November 19th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

now i remember seeing something when i was going to preorder playstaion all stars that the game will be available 12:01 am est on nov 20th and u get all the preorder bonus costumes as well. now is that true


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+ Chanerooo on November 19th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

Wow, that’s a HUGE update for Vita!! Too bad I don’t own one… Can’t complain, Dungeon Defenders looks interesting and the Sonic bundle sounds WAY to good.


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+ I_Montano_I on November 19th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

This is a great ps+ update, but I hope vita users are aware – it also has an ulterior motive. Look at all those free vita games, they take up a good amount of space, now I need to buy a bigger proprietary sony memory card! $99 there’s your free games.


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+ punkmusic2009 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

everyone the black ops bug issiue sould be fixed bye tommorew ownly if you guys can stop calling actavstion none stop i can have this resolved in 20min but not if actavsion close the phone line so please stop calling i already fixed this problem with xbox 360 i have to tell actavsion what to do so they can call sony after for the pacth they need to fix it


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+ YorlecmNwahs on November 19th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

Go to Google

Search “Let’s Get Patapon 3 PSVita Compatible”

Click on the second result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you


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+ Curtisio on November 19th, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

This is great! I’ts hard to believe I get this stuff on my Vita! Granted, I bought Uncharted but Gravity Rush will work!


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+ ResistanceGTA on November 19th, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

This is a great week. Everyone gets their Vita stuff, I will get one on Black Friday, hopefully, and I will without a doubt get Music Unlimited for such an insane discount. Great work this week Sony. Hope to hear of some PSN ‘Black Friday’ sales sometime today, or tomorrow.


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+ telmonjd on November 19th, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

i don´t have ps vita, but the owners deserve this games … nice update! i’ll take night into dreams … good price


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+ Ryumoau on November 19th, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

I’m excited to see Plus coming to Vita though. Any idea when the Vita update will occur today?

Also, Dungeon Defenders is a really fun game. Bought it when it first came out. Only stopped playing because people keep kicking you out of their game whenever you try to join, which is a pain. Hopefully now that more people are getting to play it, the community will be alittle less obnoxious.


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+ AXE_420 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:19 am said:

Will PS+ for Vita be a weekly update like the PS3 or monthly? How many games can we expect each month? Very excited about plus for the Vita. Just bought my girlfriend the Assassins creed Vita bundle and got her plus, She is supper stoked for Uncharted. Thank you Playstation!


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

    You can expect a few games updated monthly for PS+ on PS Vita. They’ll always be announced by the same Monday Plus post though.


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+ ForeverGreen2652 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:19 am said:

Wow! This has been the best month ever. First RE5. Then Quantum Conundrum, which is simply wonderful. Its the only game thats even come close to making me feel the way Portal 2 did. I love how they incorporated all the dimensions into the later puzzles. I felt so accomplised every time I solved one. Now we’re getting Dungeon Defenders and Sonic 1 + 2. Sonic 2 was my favorite game growing up. I played a demo for DD a few weeks back and it was really fun. Its like a mix of tower defense and a dungeon crawler/rpg with all the looting and leveling up. Definetly meant to be played with multiple people. Looking forward to digging deep into this one tomorrow. Thanks Plus!!!


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+ DanSD on November 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am said:

I don’t have a Vita/PSP, and already have Sonic 1 & 2 from the last time they were offered free to PS Plus, but Dungeon Defenders is a welcome addition.


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+ Lasdrub on November 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am said:

Very impressive update. Definitely gave this one a 5. I am very surprised and happy with the Music Unlimited discount. It’s pretty awesome to listen to anything I want while playing Vita games. The Vita Plus games are also impressive. You are giving us some of your best games here. Thanks for your hard work, guys.


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+ cwsluke on November 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am said:

Awesome stuff. Now I NEED to upgrade my Vita’s memory card lol. Sorry to be off topic but if I pre-order PSASBR on PSN (59.99 for PS3) do I get the Vita version? Please some1 awnser :)


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+ brunomello8 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:20 am said:

Maybe this is a silly question, but can i play PSVita games on a PS3? Thanks :)


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

    afraid not


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+ taifunBr on November 19th, 2012 at 10:21 am said:

I don’t have a Vita yet but FFTactics is my all time favorite, would it be playable on ps3 system or psp/vita only?


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+ Zonic505 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

If my PS+ account is on my master account/PS3 & my sub account (which is what I normally use since I made it before I was 18) that’s tied to the master account is on my Vita, can I still take advantage of PS+ content on the Vita the same way I’ve been able to get PS+ games/discounts on my PS3?


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+ eghostx80 on November 19th, 2012 at 10:23 am said:

Are we gonna be able to buy PS Plus from our PS Vita? Would love to do that, instead of having to go somewhere else and get a card :)


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+ ImaFREEZEtheRoom on November 19th, 2012 at 10:23 am said:

Music Unlimited for $13 for a whole year? That is awesome and I will purchase the plan for sure.

Quick question, will I be able to get this service if I use my 1 month Ps+ trial I got from purchasing the Uc3 GOTY PS3 Slim?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

    You should be able to take advantage of the offer while that 30 Day Plus Trial is active; though I certainly hope you’ll choose to stick around longer than 30 days!


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