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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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+ Thodias_Br on November 20th, 2012 at 7:40 am said:

Good update! “Unfortunately”, i already own Dungeon Defenders, but it is a great game indeed. Sure thing i’ll get the sonic games though.

Hey Morgan, can we expect new free PS3 games coming to plus next week or the free games are over for November?


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+ Stan2508 on November 20th, 2012 at 7:55 am said:

smh i was trying to join playstaion plus on my vita but its said “there no content items. plus when i check the app store i still aint see these five games ex: gravity rush is free for playstation plus member so please i need to know whats going on, if can only join playstation plus via my ps3 nd if im really gpoing to get free games. thank you


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+ oneSHOOTER on November 20th, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

Ok so my PS3 is being repaired and shipped back to me. Let me guess i can only download the PS Vita stuff on PS3 and then download from cable or wireless from there?

Can I access plus games via the web and download to computer and then download to PS Vita – like an update?


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+ UnrealSackboy on November 20th, 2012 at 8:05 am said:

Why cant I play Sonic 1 and 2 on the vita -.- that is just silly. cause the vita can obviously play sonic 1 & 2 with no issues…so why cant i play any of my genesis classics on my vita??


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+ MegaCheekz on November 20th, 2012 at 8:09 am said:

Simply awesome !


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+ bigbnyc77 on November 20th, 2012 at 8:13 am said:

When will the store be updated?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 20th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

    later today on 11/20. The latest I’ve seen lately is around 6p PST


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+ Paraplegic on November 20th, 2012 at 8:17 am said:

Am I missing something? On my PSVita the store wants to charge me for the free games. I’m signed in to my account, and no where in the store does it say anything about PS Plus. Is the store on the Vita just not updated yet?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 20th, 2012 at 10:34 am said:

    The Store has not updated yet. It usually updates between 11a – 6p PST on Tuesdays. The PS Blog will always post an update when the Store is live. Watch for that post.


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+ Stan2508 on November 20th, 2012 at 8:22 am said:

thats what i am talking about there no free games smh


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+ komentra on November 20th, 2012 at 8:41 am said:

Oh how I regret selling my Vita now. :(


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+ EZaxess on November 20th, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

This was asked before twice but left unanswered, so I attempt it myself…

Can you stack the MU deal? Say get 2-3 years for that discount or is it a one time offer only?


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+ ExpiredWindex on November 20th, 2012 at 8:57 am said:

Holy sack boys of fire! 12.00$ for a year of Music Unlimited?
I think my ears just suicided of hapiness!


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+ Xypperr on November 20th, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

When are you going to update the store?


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+ wishthink on November 20th, 2012 at 10:39 am said:

It’s 12:37 (CST) on the 20th. I’ve updated my vita and i believe my PS got updated also. Am i missing something? I can’t seem to find out how to find PS+ games on my vita, and they aren’t listed on the Ps3.


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on November 20th, 2012 at 11:02 am said:

How long do I have to buy the MU subscription before it’s taken off the discount?


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on November 20th, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

I am thinking about getting the Music Unlimited deal. Does anyone know how the offline mode works? My gym doesn’t have internet access, so will I be able to listen to some of the music offline with Music Unlimited? For only 12$ versus 100$ that’s a great deal…


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+ AlwaysTruTat2 on November 20th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

well my vita updated to 2.0 at 6 am this morning …is there a settiong or something i need to change to find playstation plus on my vita..or is it just a waiting game for ps store to updatwe and then it will just be visible for everyone when it does??


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+ AlwaysTruTat2 on November 20th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

@ jimmyNEUTRON413 the music offline mode relys on memory it downloads the song to ur memory card..so if u dont have a 16 or 32g card ur kida screwed..


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+ JimmyNEUTRON413 on November 20th, 2012 at 11:25 am said:

I have a 32g Nexus 7….so I should just be able to chose songs I like that get saved to offline mode? And I hope the sign up will be easy with the 12$ purchase lol. Cuz I already downloaded the app on NY tablet and ps3 lastnight to prepare for today lol. Thanks a lot for the info… Very much appreciated!


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on November 20th, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

Hopefully, I can put it on my game collection just in case I end up going out and buying an vita. but I was thinking how about this:
For me, the PSN store updates about 8pm at night ughhh its annoying not much time to download and play before i have to sleep. I don’t know the process putting an game on the store takes, but How about starting the process Monday evening and finishing it Tuesday morning so we can at least get them downloaded and play that day…


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on November 20th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

just read you can :)


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+ zidan03 on November 20th, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

A great update indeed, and I made up my mind, I will finally buy me a nice Vita 3G model :).

I have a question though is there any chance that you will return to giving up free PSX games? I really loved it when you gave us 3 PS1 games each month.

Or, can you please relaunch some of the PS1 games that newer Plus subscribers didn’t get the chance to download for free? something like Resident Evil 1,2,3 I would love to see it for free some time in the future.


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+ AKAKAIZER on November 20th, 2012 at 12:09 pm said:

Come on Man, why you make us pay the FULL PRICE , when we can wait a couple of weeks to get it LESS THAN HALF PRICED ???? i bought JET SET RADIO FOR 8.99 $ and NIGHTS for 9.99 $ and was glad that i bought them till today.
I won’t buy a thing from PSN STORE FULL PRICE CUZ LITERALLY U MAKE IT WORTHLESS.

PLEASE RESPOND HERE @Morgan Haro.


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+ GGCAN on November 20th, 2012 at 12:24 pm said:

Just added 2 email accounts to the new email Vita app.

Works very well !

Loving my Vita more each day !


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+ GGCAN on November 20th, 2012 at 12:26 pm said:

@ 363 – JimmyNEUTRON413

Offline mode works great !

Just make sure that when you’re online to select what you want to play offline.

I use it all the time.


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+ JeffsonP_US on November 20th, 2012 at 12:46 pm said:

@28 vanwinkle, Morgan, you can just touch and hold on home screen to enter edit mode. Once there choose the bubble of the game, then Update History. It shows the log of every change made in every patch released.


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+ ShadowCoon on November 20th, 2012 at 1:07 pm said:

When will this update be going live? I was just in the store and didn’t see FF Tactics for free or the Sonic bundle at all.


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+ ShadowCoon on November 20th, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

Oops. Saw the answer right after I posted. Sorry about that. XD


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+ AVAEMPIRE on November 20th, 2012 at 1:20 pm said:

Well it’s the 20th, when does it start? I didn’t see anything on the store. Looking forward to JGR!


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+ marciomatielo on November 20th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

It’s almost 21st! What GMT you had in mind when you said 20th? GMT -24:00? LOL

Can’t wait to download me some (kinda)free gaymz!


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+ erlycon78 on November 20th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

I have to say that the advantages Playstation offers versus the competition are incomparable and ridiculous -in the most awesome way, of course! It’s deals like this one that tells me Sony really loves their customers. As I see it, you are giving us the opportunity to play 2 of the VITA’s best games for free. Yes, we must subscribe to Playstation Plus but when you do the math, a year’s membership costs less than buying these games themselves. Thank you so much!


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+ mrbeast_ on November 20th, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

I have updated my PS Vita and I still do not see PLUS in the store.


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+ xrobertojr on November 20th, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

How long will this offer last?


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+ mramos18 on November 20th, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

I got the update 2.00 however I can’t download Uncharted without paying $44.99, urgh!


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+ aka_dark_knight on November 20th, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

Just what I was waiting for! And Just bought Playstation Vita + Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation Bundle!


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+ Froguin on November 20th, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

Question: will Vita-only owners be able to purchase subsriptions through the PSN store?


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+ Stewapet on November 20th, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

I believe that was answered on an earlier page. Yes, Vita only users will be able to purchase Plus through the Store when the store updates today.


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+ spasmoi on November 20th, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

do cross control is in its way ?


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+ marciomatielo on November 20th, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

| + erlycon78 on November 20th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:
|
| I have to say that the advantages Playstation offers versus the competition are incomparable and
| ridiculous -in the most awesome way, of course! It’s deals like this one that tells me Sony really
| loves their customers. As I see it, you are giving us the opportunity to play 2 of the VITA’s best
| games for free. Yes, we must subscribe to Playstation Plus but when you do the math, a year’s
| membership costs less than buying these games themselves. Thank you so much!

For at least three months granted you keep your membership active ;)

If you pay in full for the game, you have it for life, or as long as the cartridge or BluRay last.

But I hear you, it’s a sweet deal. It’s more like a rental, a “Netflix for games” if you really think about it, but it’s worth every penny!


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+ EZaxess on November 20th, 2012 at 2:16 pm said:

@377 It’s PST… and it wasn’t even 2PM when you posted your message… and Morgan said it more than once during all these impatient posts that it will be between 11am-6pm PST… why are you people like that?


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+ spasmoi on November 20th, 2012 at 2:19 pm said:

my bad : do cross-controller is in its way ?


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+ greasesman2 on November 20th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

my playstation store app on my ps3 just updated is that what is going to happen before the store itself updates, as in download a new version of the store?


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+ Rod_Toy on November 20th, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

why I can not use MU in Brasil?


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+ marciomatielo on November 20th, 2012 at 2:47 pm said:

| + Rod_Toy on November 20th, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:
| why I can not use MU in Brasil?

We better ask our legislators, their law is so different from elsewhere that online music stores have to do crazy adaptations to fit our laws and tax payments. At least that’s what Apple said back then.


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+ uU_nknow_Nn on November 20th, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

ps+ available now


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+ marciomatielo on November 20th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

Lies! True!?


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+ spasmoi on November 20th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

yep


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+ cocacolafreak on November 20th, 2012 at 2:54 pm said:

not yet !!! no update in ps store yet !


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+ marciomatielo on November 20th, 2012 at 2:54 pm said:

TROLL ALERT! It was not updated here…


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+ uU_nknow_Nn on November 20th, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

yea true
download list

uncharted GA
Grav Rush…..


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+ uU_nknow_Nn on November 20th, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

go to cont manager—online storage– SUBSCRIBE


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