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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 31, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

PlayStation Store Update

PSN Games

Jetpack Joyride (Free)
Join Barry Steakfries as he breaks in to a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers.
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 20.6 MB

PS Vita

AR Play 2012 Holiday Bundle ($6.25)
Jump into the world of augmented reality for your PlayStation Vita system. This bundle includes a choice selection of our AR Play titles and add-on content released in 2012, including: Table Ice Hockey, PulzAR, Table Top Tanks, Table Top Tanks Toy Tanks Set DLC, Table Soccer, Table Soccer Match Day Game Pack DLC, Cliff Diving, Cliff Diving Additional Cliffs DLC & Fireworks.
File Size: 1.1 GB
Chronovolt ($4.99)
Chronovolt, an action adventure in time. Pilot the Chronosphere through wonderful worlds to stop Dr Scabious and his Minions from controlling the end of the Universe. Use powerful time controls to stop and rewind time, open time gates and blast enemies into the past.
ESRB: E – Everyone //File Size: 261.3 MB
Jetpack Joyride (Free)
Join Barry Steakfries as he breaks in to a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers.
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 20.6 MB

PlayStation Store Highlights

It’s almost time for 2013! Ring in the New Year with even more Holiday Essential deals! PS Vita owners can pick up Chronovolt, Jetpack Joyride and an AR Holiday bundle packed with content. PS Plus members can enjoy deeper discounts and two new games for their PS3 & 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 Plus Update: 12-31-2012

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Instant Game Collection

  • NBA Jam On Fire Edition (PS3)
  • Chronovolt (PS Vita)

Discounts

  • Batman: Arkham City (30%) – PS Plus Price: $14.70
  • inFAMOUS Festival of Blood (30%) – PS Plus Price: $4.90
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 Deluxe Edition (30%) – PS Plus Price: $9.80
  • Shadow of the Colossus (30%) – PS Plus Price: $9.80
  • Bulletstorm (30%) – PS Plus Price: $9.80
  • Sound Shapes (30%) – PS Plus Price: $7.35
  • Sound Shapes Vita (30%) – PS Plus Price: $7.35
  • TOKYO JUNGLE (30%) – PS Plus Price: $7.35
  • Skullgirls (30%) – PS Plus Price: $7.35
  • Touch My Katamari (30%) – PS Plus Price: $12.25

Price Change

  • Amy – PS3 Game (now: $3.99 original price: $9.99)

Holiday Essentials Sale

  • Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: $9.80)
  • Batman Arkham City – PS3 Game (now: $20.99 original price: $29.99 Plus price: $14.70)
  • Bulletstorm – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: $9.80)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – PS3 Game (now: $14.99 original price: $29.99)
  • inFamous 2 – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: FREE)
  • inFamous: Festival of Blood – PS3 Game (now: $6.99 original price: $9.99 Plus price: $4.90)
  • Just Cause 2 – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $19.99)
  • Quantum Conundrum – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Shadow of the Colossus – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: $9.80)
  • SoundShapes – PS3 & PS Vita Game (now: $10.49 original price: $14.99 Plus price: $7.35)
  • Skullgirls – PS3 Game (now: $10.49 original price: $14.99 Plus price: $5.14)
  • Tokyo Jungle – PS3 Game (now: $10.49 original price: $14.99 Plus price: $7.35)
  • Touch My Katamari – PS Vita Game (now: $17.49 original price: $24.99 Plus price: $8.57)

PS Vita Add-ons

Chronovolt
  • Chronospheres Pack ($0.99) – NEW Chronospheres are available! Professor Chase has upgraded his original prototype and developed four new ones to try. Each has a different functionality: Electrosphere, Velovespa, Gravisphere and Chronosphere X.
Jetpack Joyride
  • Coin Booster Pack ($1.49) – Add 20,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Mega Pack ($2.49) – Add 50,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Ultra Pack ($3.99) – Add 100,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Barry Pack ($3.99) – Add 250,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Ultimate Pack ($13.99) – Add 1,000,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Counterfeit Machine ($2.49) – Every coin you collect in the game is worth double! Does not apply to purchasable coin packs.

PS3 Add-ons

Jetpack Joyride
  • Coin Booster Pack ($1.49) – Add 20,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Mega Pack ($2.49) – Add 50,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Ultra Pack ($3.99) – Add 100,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Barry Pack ($3.99) – Add 250,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Coin Ultimate Pack ($13.99) – Add 1,000,000 coins to your in-game Stash.
  • Counterfeit Machine ($2.49) – Every coin you collect in the game is worth double! Does not apply to purchasable coin packs.

PS3 Themes

  • Apocalypse Dream – Good Dayz Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Apocalypse Dream – Hellcatz Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Apocalypse Dream – Love Life Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Apocalypse Dream – Mystery Wall Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Apocalypse Dream – Pursuit of Happyness Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Create PSP Theme — $1.49
  • DNA Static Theme — $1.99
  • Few Words Created Life Static Theme — $1.99
  • Play PSP Theme — $1.49

Game Videos (Free)

  • LittleBigPlanet Karting Halloween Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting Launch Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting Story Trailer
  • The Last Of Us Story Trailer

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+ four24twenty on December 31st, 2012 at 1:25 pm said:

sorry Plus members!


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+ KrisButtar on December 31st, 2012 at 1:26 pm said:

a small store update this week


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+ tiny_tim31 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:26 pm said:

Happy New Year Grace!


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+ emiru69 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

Wow, what an embarrassing update. Lucky Europeans.


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+ megacarlos on December 31st, 2012 at 1:28 pm said:

Jetpack joyride saves the day


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+ dodgedoors on December 31st, 2012 at 1:28 pm said:

Any update on the status of Motorstorm RC vita install problem error C2-12383-7? and the missing dlc fix?


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+ Nevi901 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

So, Europeans get all the good stuff? You can’t keep pampering a region while shunning the other one, Sony. That’ll come back and bite you someday.


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+ DJBennett1985 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

Thanks for the update. Jetpack Joyride is still listing as $3.99 on my PS3 though.


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+ boomstickbhg on December 31st, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

You should have just taken the week off instead of posting the last couple store updates.

Nothing to see here folks, move along…


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+ jabscold on December 31st, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

Think I’ll add NBA jam and Chronovolt to my Instant Game Collection. Thanks for offering different games from time to time that i may not have otherwise looked into or played. Happy New Year to all !!!


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+ DJBennett1985 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

Ignore my #8 comment… I was looking at the “mini” version


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+ mixedkidbx on December 31st, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

LOL…. these store updates just get funnier and funnier…


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+ Satnamji on December 31st, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

So Jetpack Joyride is free for everyone?


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+ AizawaYuuichi on December 31st, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

Wow… guess I was wrong on my PS+ Blog post… the full store update has two more games on sale for all users that were previously free PS+ games… and Jetpack Joyride…
Here’s hoping 2013 has some decent content so we can put 2012 behind us…


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+ NeoTrovador7 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

i wanted to play nba jam on fire edition so for me it was a good update (finally, haven’t seen a good game since they gave us walking dead). Hope they add some real good games on the ps plus like PS+ EU.


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+ DrAndonuts on December 31st, 2012 at 1:34 pm said:

Katamari isn’t showing up as $8.57. It’s $12.24 – will this be fixed on the store?


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+ whatisdelicious on December 31st, 2012 at 1:34 pm said:

Wait, what happened to Lumines? I thought it was supposed to be on sale, just not part of the Holiday Essentials. I was really excited to buy it today. What is going on? Three different posts have had three different levels of information. C’mon.


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+ blackiemist88 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

in response to EU dec. PS+ you guys said we would be happy about our updates…cant find exactly where morgan said it but im and very very disappointed this month not one game i wanted EXCEPT retro city rampage. thats it..please do better come next year


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+ avdavidw on December 31st, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

Ok there’s one sale I’m interested in but I have no idea which price this is supposed to be.

Touch My Katamari (30%) – PS Plus Price: $12.25
Touch My Katamari – PS Vita Game (now: $17.49 original price: $24.99 Plus price: $8.57)

In the store it’s $12.24.

I like the $8.57 price best, but I guess that’s a mistake, right?


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+ markos_silvano on December 31st, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

Great games on PS Plus collection from eu.playstation.com:
- Batman Arkham City
- Limbo
- Vanquish
- Bulletstorm

Will these games come to PS Plus US?


21

+ Dookykong on December 31st, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

Sound Shapes & Joyride for me thanks and Happy New Year!


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+ Potocus on December 31st, 2012 at 1:38 pm said:

JETPACK Joyride is NOT showing up FREE! quite the opposite is shown as a $3.99 download – is this an issue with the store or is the game free in the US only?


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+ poodude on December 31st, 2012 at 1:38 pm said:

So, Lumines doesn’t have a discount for Plus members? Shame, guess I’ll wait for the retail version to drop in price.

But at least Sound Shapes is at a good price :).


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+ CrashSpyro on December 31st, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

Just wanted to say thanks for the PS Store team for the updates and good deals during the holiday break to add some positive vibes to the posts around here lately.


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+ Invert_Time_Rift on December 31st, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

Definitely in for a few of these deals and Jetpack Joyride for free is awesome!

Thanks to the PSN team for a great year. Have a safe and happy new years!


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+ saab01 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

Nothing this week lets see what Next Tuesday brings.


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+ snakeeyes211 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Most of the deal of the week are on old game that most of us should already own anyways a Nother nothing for me week :-(


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+ dthboys on December 31st, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Wow the EU store is awesome.


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+ RyanSaotome on December 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

Nearly every reputable store will honor a price that is being listed, even if put by mistake. So please set the Katamari price for $8.57 in the store.


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+ Kieferw on December 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

Really regretting renewing my plus membership right now, thinking about moving to ireland anyway but now they get the good games too……


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+ fede01_8 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:

i really, REALLY want to get Arkaham City (and Bulletsorm) but those games are on Ps+ on Europe. How do i know that we’re not getting them for free next year? Can you promise me that?


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+ Skater_Ricky on December 31st, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

I’ll download the free stuff and move along. Thanks for the update on the store. Keep them coming.


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+ sciteach on December 31st, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

so how much is touch my katamari? it is 12.24 and 9.50 (something) listed above…


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+ Dubloon7 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:53 pm said:

did Morgan finally quit from Sony for being a total shed? Have enough reading all of the negative, but true comments on how much garbage PS+ and the service it provides is?

ALL PS+ team should be unemployed for failing customers NUMEROUS times throughout the past 2 months on the utter garbage you have given us.

Thanks for nothing!

Thanks for Last Guardian!


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+ whatisdelicious on December 31st, 2012 at 1:53 pm said:

Okay, so Lumines is listed in the store as $20.99. Is that the official sale price? I thought that was supposed to be a non-Plus members price.

What is going on with Lumines? Seriously, this is ridiculous. I have no idea if I should buy this yet or not. This is still a $9 discount, and that’s still cool, but is it going to get updated again and then I paid extra for no reason?

Consolidate the many various branches of PSN if it’s this hard to have a sale for one game accurately.


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+ BreakinBad on December 31st, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

Does the PS+ update count as December or January?


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+ MrMichigan323 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

@Potocus. Check under the Ps vita games section for the free version.


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+ eggmiester28 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:55 pm said:

meh another poor week but what else can be expected from the end of a year i guess.


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+ yesimasian2 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:57 pm said:

Sony’s extreme emphasis on FREE content is giving people an unrealistic expectation of Plus… It’s basically a premium membership, much like Costco, DirectBuy or a fan club… Yes, you get some freebies, but more importantly you get exclusive access to discounted items (occasionally ahead of time)… seems that so many people lose sight of the fact that discounted purchases are yours to keep FOREVER… the free content is only there until your membership runs out, & it’s basically a rental, like MusicUnlimited or Spotify… so it’s kind of foolish to be upset about the freebies, they’re simply an amenity
GameStop for instance pitched the PowerUpRewards membership to me with an emphasis discounts… the magazine subscription is enticing & initially caught my attention, but it wasn’t the best benefit… getting discounts and extra trade credit was more than enough to convince me… the free magazine subscription will eventually expire if I don’t renew, but everything I purchased while being a member is mine to keep
Sony’s Instant Game Collection ad campaign seems to make most people believe the Free stuff is the ONLY benefit, when in fact there are MANY more great perks with membership!


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+ fede01_8 on December 31st, 2012 at 1:58 pm said:

to the people complaining about complainers: we pay for a service, we are costumers. As much as you would like to believe that you’re getting free games, you’re not.
If a video store or Netflix offer you 5 free movies per month and all they give you is 80′s Chuck Norris movies, are you not going to complain?


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+ rioskenny on December 31st, 2012 at 1:58 pm said:

People need to learn that EU users pay more for PLUS. Meanwhile we pay only $50 they pay $65 so surely they will get the better games!if you want so much EU games just do what i did, create an EU account and pay for plus and stop complaining.


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+ FeistFan on December 31st, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

And….now I know what it feels like to be one of the people with Plus who say, “But I already owned that game..!” – Love NBA Jam, and at least it’s basketball season (and it beats the snot out of NFL Blitz), but I wish you’d gone another direction.

Oh well, perhaps it will bring some fresh meat into the online game, and I can rack up some wins. I haven’t really gotten into the online – either you play three-point specialists who bomb away and never miss (so you have to take the same strategy or you just can’t stay close), or you play complete noobs who cough up the ball every play – there’s not a lot in between. No platinum trophy, though – disappointing.

Otherwise…meh. Add up the cost of the DLC for Arkham City, and you’re less than $5 away from buying the GotY edition, so the discount on the base version of the game is WAY too little.

Looking at SoundShapes, though. Kids might like it.


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+ RyanSaotome on December 31st, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

@38

Look at all of their competitors, Steam especially. They bring out the heavy guns this week since a lot of people have money to spend from Christmas gifts and gift cards, and this time of year has always been big for deals. Yet Sony gives one of the worst Plus games yet and the deals are a joke (and not even enough professionalism to put the correct prices on the blog post). Theres just a lot of ineptitude especially behind the US Plus team here.


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+ PainOfSarrow on December 31st, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

Worst update i seen in a veryyy long time. pretty weak but heyyy it is what it is. atleast i get Jetpack joyride for free then nothing. aha


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+ yapyap898 on December 31st, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

Bah, no Rocketbirds Vita.

Hopefully next week can be better.


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+ layyen_layyen on December 31st, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:

jetpack for vita the best thing for this week in my point of view..
more discounts from sony = more money from me.. i wont buy game for 39$ but i like to buy 4 games for 20$ = 80$ if you offer some good games… which is better for you(SONY)


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+ rockxx2 on December 31st, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:

please arkham city for ps plus


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+ polo155 on December 31st, 2012 at 2:06 pm said:

i wonder if gamers on this blog realize that playstation employees have lives too and actually DO get to enjoy the Holidays too?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!????!

i can’t believe people are actually saying that this up no good, its getting worse… guess what ppl get a #%?)ing life. ITS NEW YEARS EVE FOR GODS SAKE!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on December 31st, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

I got ps plus so I could get music unlimited and when I go on PS3 it says content not available at this time and when I go on the website it says I signed up for the 14 day trial. What gives?????


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+ iuhawkeyelaw on December 31st, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

Really weak to take away the ps plus deal for Lumines. This is really a bad move and puts a really bad taste in my mouth. It should be $17.49 for plus members as advertised and I refuse to pay $20.99 for it after this fiasco. This was a really poor job of managing this situation and you guys just lost a sale from me.


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