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PlayStation Plus Updates: 75% Off Many Acclaimed Titles, Free Foosball

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jan 21, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Announced earlier today, we’re excited to bring you plenty of discounts this week as part of the 13 for ’13 sale starting tomorrow in the PlayStation Store! In addition to the sale, which offers a 75% discount for PlayStation Plus members on all the featured games, we’ve also got an addition to the Instant Game Collection for both PS3 and PS Vita with Foosball 2012. Read on to find out all the details this week for PlayStation Plus members and then let us know what you think with the poll, as well as the comments.

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January 22nd PlayStation Plus Update

13 for ’13 Sale

75% off Featured PS3 Titles for PS Plus members

We’re not done ringing in the New Year yet! Kick off 2013 with some of the best games available on PSN. PlayStation Plus members get the best deals on these with an astounding 75% off on all the featured titles. Amazing titles like the critically acclaimed The Unfinished Swan, Warp and even the classic Psychonauts will be all on sale. Check out the full list below and get in on the 2013 celebration when these go on sale with tomorrow’s PS Store Update.
Game Normal Price PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
LittleBigPlanet Karting $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
The Unfinished Swan $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Ratchet & Clank $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy $7.99 $3.99 $2.00
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection $24.99 $12.49 $6.25
Warp $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Shank 2 $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
NiGHTS into dreams… $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Jet Set Radio $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Psychonauts $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
Machinarium $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Foosball 2012 (PS3 and PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Jump in to this remarkably fun sports title that captures the fun and spirit of Foosball! With fun single player and multiplayer modes and PS Move support, there’s a lot to love with Foosball 2012. If you own both the PS3 and PS Vita, you’ll also appreciate full cross-compatibility between the two platforms. Not only can you play online against people on the other platform, but you’ll also have your saves automatically synchronized between your two PlayStation consoles. Download it free as a PS Plus member with tomorrow’s PS Store update.

escapeVektor (PS Vita)

20% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Get your hands on the fun gameplay of new release PS Vita title escapeVektor. You’ll take control of Vektor, who has been imprisoned inside the CPU and he needs your help to escape. With 150 nodes (levels) and 27 zones (worlds) to escape from, and tons of enemies and obstacles for you to overcome, you’ll find yourself with plenty to keep you gaming. Read more about escapeVektor in the PS Blog’s preview from last week featuring the game’s Creative Director Nic Watt.

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Let us know what you think of this week’s update in the comments below, and remember to hit the poll above. If you want to see what the rest of the PlayStation community is talking about, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, or find other great topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-22-2013

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+ Kchow23 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

Also how about some discounts on PS Vita titles? Doesn’t have to be nowhere near 50-75% :)


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+ joefranco85 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:25 am said:

Foosball, Machinarium, House of Dead and LBP Karting will be mine this week xD


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+ nikrel on January 21st, 2013 at 10:25 am said:

Get Skyrim or Guardians of Middle Earth on PS+
EU got GoME already, hook us up.


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+ chocoborts on January 21st, 2013 at 10:26 am said:

retro city rampage, cronovolt and now foosball, at leas price drops, discounts for vita games


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+ Johnny_Leyenda on January 21st, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Might get LBPK, Jak and Daxter and ratchet and Clank, very nice discounts but missing the essentials (Journey, TWD, etc).

But the free game…come on, you gave us the amazing Darksiders last week, you can do way better than Foosball. Thank you anyway, I hope you offer future discounts on Ni no Kuni released tomorrow!


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+ UncannySilk on January 21st, 2013 at 10:28 am said:

Foosball is the devil


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+ triedallthem on January 21st, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

@UltimateDisco I could go for bigger memory cards, cheaper would be nice too, but I need more memory. I have a 32 GB card, and I’m still worried about filling it up, thanks to Plus :). Need more/better games for Vita Plus though. We’ve had those games for a while. AND MORE CROSS-BUY GAMES; DO IT SONY


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+ WHITE_PR on January 21st, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

Little Big Planet Karting for 10$ and The Cave = busy week!!! PlayStation is the best by far.


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+ BardFaust666 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:30 am said:

Yep… That’s not a good week for PS Plus.


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+ Fardeenah on January 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

are u kidding me?????? Foosball really???? every week vita is getting a dissapoining release… man ps plus for vita really aint worth it after the initial IGC collection… next week…. a better game?? i wouldnt count on it… i give up… will let my ps plus expire and maybe switch over to UK account for good


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+ four24twenty on January 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

@UncannySilk:

That comment just made my day! I can log off now…


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+ ResistanceGTA on January 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

Johnny_Leyenda,

Just wait, those games will definitely come up in the Gamers Choice Awards in February, they don’t want to double dip, and Journey and TWD will have a strong possibility of winning, which will give them discounts.


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+ Mister-Nep on January 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

Fantastic deals on a lot of those games. Will definitely pick up a handful of those.


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+ dustyjack_ on January 21st, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

“We’re not looking for Foosball, we need more games like Borderlands, Bioshock, or Darksiders. I would personally like to see another shooter, maybe Killzone.”

You guys that expect big budget triple A games every week while paying $4 a month really need to get a grip on reality.

Great update btw, was on the fence for the foosball game for awile. Also will be getting the unfinished swan. Thank you!


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+ highoffcoffee496 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

These discounts are amazing! THANKS! This is what makes PlayStation Plus worth it :)


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+ saintaqua on January 21st, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

The sales are great, the rest is rather bland but acceptable.


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+ WHITE_PR on January 21st, 2013 at 10:34 am said:

Foosball what is the issue if you dont like it, dont download the game. Is easy.


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+ Weltal on January 21st, 2013 at 10:34 am said:

Will Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch make it as a Day 1 PSN Game?


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    + Morgan Haro on January 21st, 2013 at 11:15 am said:

    Yep; it’s on schedule to be downloadable on PSN with tomorrow’s Store Update.


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+ neokid832 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:34 am said:

what about the sly 4 demo that was suppose to be for PS+ this week?


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+ triedallthem on January 21st, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

Also forgot to say, I would enjoy PS2 classics for Plus games; when we get better/actual “Classics”. Add the rest of the Twisted Metal games to PSN, or make a collection with all 7 other console games for PS3 or the soon to be PS4. I think that’d be a big $$$ maker.


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+ CrusaderForever on January 21st, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

Slam dunk on the 13 for 13 but fail on Foos Ball :(

Would have loved to see Ninja Gaiden Sigma or Spy Hunter or the like.


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+ Secretchaos1 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

Awwe shoot. Those are some really nice discounts but I already got NiGHTS and JSR when they were discounted to $5. Kinda pisses me off that they’re down to $2.50 only a month later. Also bought LBP Karting earlier this month for $30, but I prefer having discs of my games anyway so I guess it isn’t a major loss.
I wish we got the monthly forecast for ps+ like Eu does though so that I can know what to expect with a little time in advance, then I wouldn’t have to go out and buy stuff that I could get cheaper from plus later on. It almost feels like a risk to not wait it out now.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 21st, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

Foosball is fun, you guys. Stop crying.


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+ Soruichi_Kitty on January 21st, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

Yeah, Karting looks great. I’m playing LBP2 right now. It seems so fitting.


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+ castonph on January 21st, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

I’ll definitely be picking up LBP Karting and Machinarium, Fooseball on the Vita will give me something to do on the bus. Still haven’t scratched the surface on Darksiders and my buddy lent me Fallout 3 so I’m going to be overloaded. Thanks PS+, you make my gaming affordable and diverse!


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+ soundandvision77 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:39 am said:

I really like the 75% off sale for PS Plus – hope future sales we get 75% off as well! Time to finally get The Unfinished Swan – I’ve been holding out for a sale like this or hoping to eventually get it for free on Plus. I might as well get Jak and Daxter for $2 too! Haven’t played it since the PS2 days.

Also, it might not be for everyone, but Foosball 2012 is pretty fun and not a bad Vita game. Just wish there were more players online when it came out. Hopefully multiplayer will be better now that the game is free.

By the way, Morgan if you are still thinking of changing the PS Plus update posts to once at the beginning of the month, I think it will really help with the negative feedback. A smaller PSN game like foosball looks pretty crummy on it’s own, but as 1 out of 3 or 4 games in the month including Darksiders and a 75% off sale? Suddenly January looks pretty good! Just a thought – I really enjoy the service, keep it up!


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+ PhantomOranges on January 21st, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

I dont want to complain, but this is another disappointing month for vita, Chronovolt was awful, and i have never seen great things about foosball. There is still another week left for something to come on vita but i doubt any thing will.


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+ Glacier928 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

I’m thinking of picking up LittleBigPlanet Karting for $10…not a bad price at all for that! Also, been playing through my review copy of “escapeVektor” on the Vita…really enjoying that so far.


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+ davidyerion1 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

I see maybe 5 games that I will be buying this week…


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+ boomstickbhg on January 21st, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

Pros:

A couple full PS3 games.
Very high discount like Plus use to get (and EU still does).

Cons:

A very high number of the titles on sale have already been on sale or free in recent months.
Other than LBP Karting no new PS3 full games. (yeah golf is PS3, not very new or good though)

Solid update for people who haven’t had plus long, or people who don’t already own the games.

For long time Plus users who already bought the games they wanted the last 1-4 times they’ve been on sale (or free), not such a good sale.

Great for people without the games, another slap in the face for people hoping to see recent PS3 games discounted, especially after the podcast people hyped it like there would be more full games. (if you’re not gonna match the offers the EU Plus get, don’t call it Plus in both regions and we’ll stop comparing).


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+ JamesBlonde777 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:42 am said:

Hey Morgan, is this the Vita game for the month, or can we expect something more next week? Thanks for what you guys do to make PS+ awesome!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on January 21st, 2013 at 10:42 am said:

“if you’re not gonna match the offers the EU Plus get, don’t call it Plus in both regions and we’ll stop comparing”

Lies.


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+ Ikaros19 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:43 am said:

and about the free psvita game is a joke why a boring game :/

look at Japan Store they get 4 good psvita game for free :/
i want the same psvita games for free like the Japan Store

http://www.jp.playstation.com/psn/plus/list/


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+ DelMurice on January 21st, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

Bah plus expires tomorrow, nothing really worth renewing for me, sorry.


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+ palermo1886 on January 21st, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

Meh,Foosball sucks and the game selection is pretty weak. Darksiders didn’t do it for me since i already have that game. So far i’m pretty disappointed with PS plus


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+ diarrheavanfrank on January 21st, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

boooooo. real foosball isn’t fun, why would it be better in video game form

and the 13 for 13 are all just whatever.

and lol @9 that’s a stupid complaint


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+ onslaughtree on January 21st, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

So we get a sale on LBP Karting and you guys still complain ? Just go buy the game……Yeh that will surly improve sales.


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+ likeanobody on January 21st, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

Is there a chance we will see full PS3 games on 13 for ’13 Sale in the future?
inFamous would be great, maybe Mortal Kombat too.


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+ ThePsychoGamer on January 21st, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

So, when are going to see the results of that pull from two weeks ago?


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+ felipeUmbra on January 21st, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

Dear Sony, we Vita owners haven’t none problem at wait about three or four weeks for a free title, if this title would be great. Just a tip.


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+ noodlesmcfatty on January 21st, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

Hey Morgan, is it possible to get some free PSP or PS1 games for Vita in the future? I’d definitely prefer them over any the latest additions for Vita (not counting the initial 6 for the collection. Those are awesome).


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+ Farnezi_Eduardo on January 21st, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

Best time EVER to buy “The Unfinished Swan”.
The other good games (for me) i already have…

I LOVE PSN PLUS!!!!!


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+ MushThePainter on January 21st, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

Wow , LBP karting and Unfinished Swan deals!! Awesome! Thanks!


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+ Hayterfan on January 21st, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

I Demand everyone reading this to BUY PSYCHONAUTS
Might pick up Unfinished Swan and LBK, but first im getting Ni No Kuni


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+ likeanobody on January 21st, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

Morgan is really thinking of posting the PSN/PS+ update at the start of the month? I give full support!


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+ javo600 on January 21st, 2013 at 11:02 am said:

YES! Amazing sales!!!
This weak I’ll buy The Unfinished Swan… and Machinarium… and The House of the Dead… and Night… and… and… and… OH! I want all the games!!!


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+ Ryumoau on January 21st, 2013 at 11:04 am said:

Foosball…..yay…..

No discount at all on Ni No Kuni? i’d trade in the discount on all 13 of those games for a discount on one jrpg.


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+ Krysta91 on January 21st, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

this is awesome =D exactly what i save up all my psn cards for, here’s hoping i don’t spend too much lol


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+ Nevi901 on January 21st, 2013 at 11:07 am said:

Man, this gets worse every week. So glad I don’t invest in +


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+ Rodny1024 on January 21st, 2013 at 11:07 am said:

Hi Morgan, thanks for the update!

Off topic, I’m trying to add funds to my wallet using the new PayPal option, but it is showing me a blank screen with the following message: Choose one of the following payment methods. And that’s all I get, the webpage does not show any payment methods.

Hope you can help me.

Thanks and have a nice week.


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    + Morgan Haro on January 21st, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

    I’ve been hearing that feedback, and I’ll make sure the teams know that this is happening for some. However, not sure of any timeframes on this possible issue.


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