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PlayStation Plus Update: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jan 28, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

January is almost over, and we have one more Plus update for you, but first let’s reminisce on this month’s offerings, shall we? Plus member freebies included NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Darksiders, Mega Man 9 and 10, along with Foosball 2012, and we there were some awesome deals with the 13 for ’13 discounts (last day is today). Topping it all off was access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta, and the 12+3 Plus promotion where you can buy one year of Plus and get three extra months at no additional cost; which is active right now.

We’re sending January off by welcoming Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for PS Vita, free for Plus members! There are also some amazing PSN gems at fantastic prices that you may have missed. Read on and enjoy the update, which takes effect when the PlayStation Store updates on January 29th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita to purchase, or click here to get instant access via the Sony Entertainment Network online store.

January 29th PlayStation Plus Update

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

One of the highest-rated action games is back and better than ever. Experience a new way to play one of the finest editions of Ninja Gaiden Sigma with motion & touch controls, tons of content, and new challenges to test even the toughest ninja. Be warned though, Ninja Gaiden is a tough game, but the feeling of mastering the combat and handling your foes is second to none.
Madden 13 Sale (PS3 and PS Vita)

30% off for PS Plus members

With the Super Bowl right around the corner (go Niners!), our friends at EA are happy to help everyone get ready for the big game by offering both PS3 and PS Vita versions of Madden 13 for 30% off.

Madden 13 (PS3) – Original Price: $41.99; PS Plus Price: $29.39
Madden 13 (PS Vita) – Original Price: $27.99; PS Plus Price: $19.59

Gatling Gears (PS3)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them. Together with his niece and his trusty Gatling Gear unit he must fight his way to the heart of the Empire and eliminate the destruction at its source. Grab the game that IGN.com called “a joy to play”, at a steal of a price.
Section 8: Prejudice (PS3)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Pick up this sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat at an amazing price. In Section 8: Prejudice, every decision drastically impacts the battlefield. Discover the sinister series of betrayals that threaten humanity’s survival in the single-player campaign; or battle up to 32 players in multiple game modes as you complete a variety of Dynamic Combat Missions.
Greed Corp (PS3) (US and Canada only)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Why share when you can have it all? Greed Corp is an online multiplayer strategy game in which you battle for dominance over a world once rich in resources. In order to prevail, you must exhaust all remaining resources to build an army, and use the depleted collapsing terrain to your advantage. An extensive campaign mode and multiple unlockables are also waiting to help you prepare to take the battle online.

Let us know what you think of this week’s update in the comments below, and remember to vote in the poll to help us see what you’re excited about from this week’s update. 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 topics to chat about (or start one yourself). See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-29-2013

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+ Kchow23 on January 28th, 2013 at 10:55 am said:

I hope those aren’t all the discounts was hoping that there would be some worthwhile PS Vita games on discount even if its not as high as 50%.


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+ JoeGoodsnake on January 28th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

@KidCommando

Actually, they are comparable services. Let’s look at what they have in common:

- They are all services offered by Sony for PS3 and Vita
- They all have automatic updates
- They all have Cloud Saves
- They all have discount promotions
- They all offer free games to subscribers

Now let’s look at what’s different:

- They all differ by geographic region.

Considering that this is the only difference, your entire argument hinges on the fact that the difference in your geographic location actually nullifies any comparison you may have despite the similarity in services offered, the fact that it’s the same parent company offering these services and even the fact that same name used for the service in all localities. I think that makes it a weak argument.

Anyway, more importantly, what’s it to you if people compare the two? Did your day get ruined? Is it messing with your enjoyment of the internets? I can’t tell why you’re getting upset by others’ posts, especially when you have no logic to back up your own.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on January 28th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

Wow PS3 owners complaining that they “don’t get anything” now? And people comparing EU to NA Plus again? I’m not sure why they’re even expecting the same things. I don’t recall NA or EU ever getting the exact same content, so I don’t see how this is so surprising.


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+ GStylez1980 on January 28th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

@Dan_dannunzio

LMAO…ummm, that’s exactly what they’re doing! Kind of like when they cater to just PS3 users the other weeks. Morgan has been clear in saying that PS3 content will likely come at the beginning of the month, and Vita content at the end of the month. Apparently, you didn’t get that memo. And you “don’t think it’s exactly fair” that they give out Vita specific content? Dude, get a Vita if you want to take advantage of the free content offered by Plus every week, but don’t bag on Sony for catering to all of its gaming customers.


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+ Betorro on January 28th, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

We want Sleeping Dogs to!
We want Sleeping Dogs to!
We want Sleeping Dogs to!
We want Sleeping Dogs to!
We want Sleeping Dogs to!
We want Sleeping Dogs to!

Copy/Paste everyone!


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+ Erlaxis on January 28th, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

Awesome! I was considering to buy NG Sigma+ the other day. I loved the original game.

Also, 3 months free with the 1-year subscription? Great deal.

It looks that PS+ will backlog me to hell during 2013, as it did during 2012.

I need a long, long vacation.


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+ jwj011576 on January 28th, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

I wish all the people crying about the European store would pack their bags and move to Europe!!!!!

Europe gets better stuff than us becasue they don’t have all the ridiculous trade laws that USA has. Example of this how many different color game systems do we get compared to Asia and Europe the reason for this is the US Customs does not allow it.

P.S. Thank You Sonny for what you can do with PS + in the USA PSN Store. I I just can’t find any reasons to cry about all the free games I have got!!!


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+ aelurio1980 on January 28th, 2013 at 10:59 am said:

Amazing update. thanks.


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+ GStylez1980 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:00 am said:

@Milagres_

Ummmm…were you getting a free PS3 game from Plus every single week before they added Vita to the IGC? Absolutely not, and you know that! So how on earth is Sony offering NGS+ to Vita owners affecting Plus’ PS3 offerings?! Even if there was no Vita IGC, PS3 owners would not be getting a free game every single week…didn’t happen before Nov. 2012…not happening now.


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+ MatheusRuggeri on January 28th, 2013 at 11:00 am said:

@KidCommando
“If you want what EU gets, then get an EU Plus subscription.”

Everybody says that, ok, and if I change? I will lose ALL my Plus games.
Its ok be diferent, but is not only it, while Europeans receive good games like Red Dead, Crysis 2, Motorstorm, Deux Ex, Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm, Batman AC, Mortal Kombat, Vanquish, and a lot of others, Americans receive: SSF IV (ok, one good), Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, Rochard, Sonic, Hard Corps, Choplifter…

If I could change my account to Europe, I would, but I could not, so I will lost my time texting it, even knowing that Haro never read my comments.

And thanks, this update will be good. Will be better if they give us one great game like Ninja Gaiden than if they give us two games like Choronovolt ou foosball 2012.


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+ WAR1965 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:01 am said:

OMG ! REALLY ! YOU GAS PEOPLE WITH A PLUS DEAL AND THEN YOU THROW A BONE TO THE SOON TO DIE OUT VITA THE SUPPIRT FOR THE SYSTEM IS A JOKE I PLAY PS3 ON A 60 in. screen w/7.1 surround the way games should be enjoyed and ninja gaiden sigma goes to vita and us ps3 owners who out weigh them get some garbage discounts atleast you should of given us sigma also wtf EU GETTING SLEEPING DOGS !! WHAT THE FRAK IS THAT CRAP AFTER CRAP GET A CLUE REALLY I CANT BELIEVE IT !BETTER DEALS OR BETTER GAMES THE FLAGSHIP CONSOLE AND PLUS JUST GETS BURNED IN AMERICA WOW !!!!!


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+ pOcHo_OX on January 28th, 2013 at 11:02 am said:

Thanks a lot for this great game-

Please give us Sleeping Dogs too!!!!!!


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+ elmofurious on January 28th, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

I read these comments every update and notice the same complaining. If you are that worried about what the grass is like on the other side of the fence then go to it. I, for one, have both accounts. I have PS+ for EU and US and it’s like Christmas for me, everyweek. We’re not talking about a ton of money that needs to be spent, $100 dollars a YEAR and you get the best of both worlds. Just thought I would throw it out there for everyone that is always complaining. There ARE options. Enjoy. I know that I will enjoy my Sleeping Dogs and whatever game US comes out with come the first.


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+ Rani_XTREME on January 28th, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

Ninja Gaiden is a great surprise XD


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+ FMF on January 28th, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

shift* sorry lol


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+ Melvins1 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:04 am said:

This is great, but I still envy the european updates. I was hoping for Escape Plan on the Vita side, but Ninja Gaiden is enough to satisfy me for a while.

I hope Sleeping Dogs is free for US Plus subscribers on the next week.


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+ Rani_XTREME on January 28th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

Ninja Gaiden is a great surprise XD but we wanna too sleeping dogs and batman AC.


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+ bldudas on January 28th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

For those complaining about Europe, make a European account. Create another user on your PS3 and make that PSN account set to a European country to get a European account. There, problem solved.


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+ GStylez1980 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

@WAR1965

It’d be easier to understand your rant if you laid of the CAPSLOCK…and used punctuation every once and a while. I knew you were mad based on some key words used (i.e., “JOKE,” “GARBAGE,” “CRAP”), but otherwise, your “statement” was unintelligible.


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+ FMF on January 28th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

Glad I just got a vita! Any chance we can get some racing games I can’t remember the last time one was offered maybe shift 2. Anything psn or retail.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on January 28th, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

@ MatheusRuggeri you’re upset that you’ll lose all your plus games if you switch to EU Plus, but then claim that NA Plus only has 1 good game? If that’s the case, you shouldn’t be that upset lol


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on January 28th, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

@FMF Wipeout 2048 is a Free racer for the Vita Plus service.


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+ alesshido on January 28th, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

Ninja Gaiden Sigma!? Now we came back to business! :)
Congratulations, Sony! Having Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Wipeout, Ninja Gaiden Sigma and many others absolutely free for Playstation Plus subscribers for sure makes the Vita itself more attracting to new customers! :)


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+ terrencec06 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:09 am said:

Nice Update. (I’m one of the few who doesn’t complain all the dang time.) Thx.


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+ DazeOfWar on January 28th, 2013 at 11:10 am said:

Well it’s a lot better than Foosball and Chronovolt but unfortunately I had this on D1 so nothing for me once again.


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+ FMF on January 28th, 2013 at 11:10 am said:

@ZaGe-zAiKaNo I more so talking about ps3.


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+ xl_Kevin_lx on January 28th, 2013 at 11:11 am said:

what? ooh vamos, no puede ser que aquí en América nos den unos juegos mediocres la verdad .___. cuando en Europa se llevan grandes títulos, por que demonios pasa esto?
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what? ooh we can not be that here in America give us the truth about mediocre games .___. when Europe have great titles, why the hell is this?


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+ PainOfSarrow on January 28th, 2013 at 11:12 am said:

not to bad sony. il be getting Greed Corp and i been wanting Gatling Gears for a long time now. reminds me alot of renegade ops. now is the perfect time. thanks.


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+ likeanobody on January 28th, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

Nothing for me here… I would like to see discounts (30% or more) on psn games this month, Journey, I am Alive and Costume Quest would be higly appreciated.
Oh, and any chance Catherine get a price drop? It has been free for Plus, but I didn’t had my PS3 back at that time. >:
Also, you should look to @terminode/49 suggestion, it’s great.


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+ JoeGoodsnake on January 28th, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

@BlueBl1zzard, @bldudas

Very simple question for you both, and anyone else who thinks that people should be happy with what they get:

Do you believe that the collective value of EU updates is equivalent to the collective value of NA updates, even taking subscription cost ratio into account?

It’s a yes or no question. Try and answer Yes with details as to how. I’d really really like to be like you guys and feel that I should not complain. Because right now, as a consumer, I feel it’s my right to ensure that my investment gets me the same net value as the investments my friends across the pond have made.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on January 28th, 2013 at 11:15 am said:

@ FMF LBP Karting is 10.00$ for Plus service, not a bad deal for a racer. just saying.


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+ Keefer_H on January 28th, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

Thanks for showing the PS Vita some love, can’t wait to download this bad boy tomorrow.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on January 28th, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

@ likeanobody Journey & I AM ALIVE had a price drop of 7.45$ i think? during Xmas sale.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on January 28th, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

Hey Morgan, don’t know if you’re the one to ask, but since the 1 year anniversary of the vita launch is coming up Feb. 22, do you guys plan on doing something special (like a sale maybe)? Pretty please?


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+ DonRodie on January 28th, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

Man I wish the US got sleeping dogs!!!! Please give the US sleeping dogs next month.


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+ ezeka_matthew on January 28th, 2013 at 11:19 am said:

Morgan,

Really great update! Not only am I downloading Ninja Gaiden, I’ll also be buying Gatling Gears and Greed Corp. I’ll have to think about Prejudice. I’m not sure. Being honest, though, I really do enjoy the deals Playstation is running this week and ran last week. $2.50 doesn’t break the bank, and the games you are offering are really good.

And to everyone complaining that PS3 didn’t get any love, the discounts are the love. Having been a day one subscriber, these are really good discounts on really awesome games! If you don’t like the discounts, wait till next week.


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+ Rapid_arion on January 28th, 2013 at 11:19 am said:

sleeping dogs & catherine !!!! Please give the US sleeping dogs next month.


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+ YungShep on January 28th, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

I SWEAR I WAS GONNA BUY SIGMA PLUS FOR VITA AT LAUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Squiggle55 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

@Morgan
I still prefer my updates weekly and a surprise every Monday, but even I have to admit that a monthly update may help with weeding out the young people from this blog that still don’t comprehend the differences between EU’s and US’s schedule. Now there are also seemingly-mature and rational-minded people with reasons like wanting to know what will be on sale or free a few weeks from now so they don’t buy it, but there is a mind-boggling amount of complainers that are likely merely fueled by our weekly updates and their inability to add up all of the weeks into a complete month to compare it to EU’s games.


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+ YungShep on January 28th, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

but i dont see how we didnt get sleeping dogs….didnt that game just recently come out????


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+ TMAZT3R on January 28th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

I could have saved 40 dollars!!! I did even finish the game because Chapter 18 is gaaaaaaaay! Thanks though sony, some people will love it.


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+ sab_krit on January 28th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

@JoeGoodsnake LOL do u seriously expect them to answer, when they obviously dont know whats going on in US plus board rooms?


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+ YungShep on January 28th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

jumping on those madden deals. probablly stick with the vita version


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+ Lord_Schroeder on January 28th, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

Thanks for the update, nice to have a new Vita game for the road! Can’t wait for tomorrow! :3


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+ BrianC6234 on January 28th, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

Another Vitagame I don’t have. I won’t have to buy many games for a while if this keeps up. I already have a huge backlog of free games to play. Not that I’m complaining. :)


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+ gexillion on January 28th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

I’m thinking we are getting journey free in feb. Morgan gave us a hint in his reply to question 20.


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+ sab_krit on January 28th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

@BrianC6234 Dude, u are the one complaining abt not getting vita games, last week.


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+ MatheusRuggeri on January 28th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

+ BlueBl1zzard on January 28th, 2013 at 11:06 am said:
@ MatheusRuggeri you’re upset that you’ll lose all your plus games if you switch to EU Plus, but then claim that NA Plus only has 1 good game? If that’s the case, you shouldn’t be that upset lol

I do not listed good games, I listed exclusive good games, ex: Mortal Kombat only was released in Europe Plus, and SSF IV only in USA Plus.


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+ StunnaMain on January 28th, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

Finally I have been looking for a reason to pick back up my vita… Now can we please work on getting some ps2 classics to work on the vita!


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+ Fraggiwinks on January 28th, 2013 at 11:26 am said:

I think it is fine that you want to promote the Vita and I think it is good you are providing free content for it. However, as a PS3 user, I am paying for the plus account for the PS3 and it would be nice to provide something free for the PS3 each week. I feel that the PS3 users have been neglected with a lack of content and/or old content. In addition, It seems that the EU users are getting better products than the rest of us and it would be nice if your loyal North American customers get taken care of as well. It is my hope that some improvements will be coming soon.


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