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PS Vita Anniversary Sale

More PS Vita Anniversary Deals This Week, Including New Free Games

PS Vita Anniversary Sale

Don Mesa's Avatar Posted by on Mar 04, 2013 // Director, Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation, SCEA

PS Vita Anniversary Sale

Last week, we honored the PlayStation Vita system’s one year anniversary by giving you—our awesome fans—great discounts on some of our top games. There is still one more day to pick up the first batch of sales titles, so don’t miss your chance to grab award-winning games like Escape Plan, Sound Shapes, and PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale at a big discount.

Launching PS Vita has been a fun journey for us so far, and we’re excited about the many new things we have in store for you this year, including immersive and unique games like Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway. In addition, we’ll be bringing you new ways to interact with your friends as seen in our recently announced Friend Network.

To continue the celebration this week, we’re pleased to offer a special gift for PS Vita owners—by giving away four classic games for free exclusively in the PlayStation Vita Store! In addition, you’ll also find a brand new set of downloadable PS Vita games on sale at a great discount. The promotion starts tomorrow and runs through March 11th.

Here are the free games we’re giving away for PS Vita:

  • Wild Arms (PS one Classic)
  • Patapon (PSP)
  • Piyotama (PSP)
  • Patchwork Heroes (PSP)

Here are the PS Vita games that are on sale for a 30% discount. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get 50% off:

  • Army Corps of Hell
  • Big Sky: Infinity
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
  • Dokuro
  • Knytt Underground
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes French
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings
  • Orgarhythm
  • Pure Chess
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Sine Mora (with Trial)
  • Spy Hunter
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Sumioni: Demon Arts
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

We also added a few more games to the sale, with the following discounts as noted:

  • FIFA Soccer 13 (30% off)
  • Madden NFL 13 (30% off)
  • Oddworld Strangers Wrath (25% off) (New patch details here)

Also, we want to remind you that the March savings promotion is still going on this week, where you can get $10 back for every $50 you spend using your SEN Wallet! So be sure to take advantage of the PS Vita anniversary sale and the March savings promotion while you can by heading over to PS Store!

What’s your favorite PS Vita game so far? Again, we want to thank you for being a part of the PS Vita community, and we can’t wait to share more about the exciting things in store for 2013.

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+ Generous6680 on March 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm said:

when Ps Store Update
im waiting
i dont sleep just for download new game


+ TrueLink00 on March 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm said:

Looks like the updated Vita prices are partially in now. Patapon and Patchwork Heroes are set to free. Piyotoma is still showing a price, and I already have Wild Arms, so any information I have on it may be off.


+ SedilesAstaroth on March 5th, 2013 at 4:45 pm said:

ok, is march 5th 7:45 in miami, where the hell are the games??????


+ Generous6680 on March 5th, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

i cant see free game in store for plus
i just see Spec ops
i cant see Disgaea 3 and tekken 3


+ Generous6680 on March 5th, 2013 at 5:01 pm said:

u must search free game at store ps vita
i download 4 free games


+ NinjaMicWZ on March 5th, 2013 at 5:04 pm said:

where is Stranger’s Wrath’s 25% discount?

i already bought Big Sky Infinity, Dokuro, Pure Chess and Retro City Rampage.


+ ZodR_ARG on March 5th, 2013 at 5:42 pm said:



+ beef_child on March 5th, 2013 at 5:46 pm said:

So, the store is updated, but no sign of the 4 free vita games….

What gives?


+ beef_child on March 5th, 2013 at 5:47 pm said:

Oh sorry, I’ll try the above advice…


+ beef_child on March 5th, 2013 at 5:53 pm said:

Still does not come up in search, and search by name does not give an add to cart button.


+ TrueLink00 on March 5th, 2013 at 5:56 pm said:

If it is still not coming up for you, close the store entirely, set your Vita into standby, and then retry. That way, it’s not using cached data.


+ beef_child on March 5th, 2013 at 5:59 pm said:

I’m trying online, but I’ll try closing the store. If it doesn’t work, I’ll get the vita out and try from there.


+ Alitoopocho on March 5th, 2013 at 6:00 pm said:

Little Big Planet for week 3 pleaase!!!! Good games last week, by the way


+ ziba94022 on March 5th, 2013 at 6:08 pm said:

how can i start grabing free


+ A_Different_Nate on March 5th, 2013 at 6:54 pm said:

I don’t have a Vita yet, is there anyway to redeem the free games so I can play them when I get one?


+ Varrols on March 5th, 2013 at 7:01 pm said:

Wild Arms isn’t on the store at all., there’s no way to add it to my cart.


+ donoho on March 5th, 2013 at 7:48 pm said:

Games that I didn’t see (like Wild Arms), I did a search for and downloaded with No Problem.

I’d never heard of Patchwork Heroes, but I’m Really enjoying it. Thanks All.

The only game I still miss from my first gen PSP is Key of Heaven. I’m sure it will be available eventually.


+ MickeyWard09 on March 5th, 2013 at 9:07 pm said:

@165, yeah you can just download onto your PS3 and transfer them or redownload once you get a PS Vita. By the way, definitely get a Vita!


+ Varrols on March 5th, 2013 at 10:02 pm said:

Seriously, was Wild Arms pulled from the store? I tried to activate it from the PC store as well, but there was no way to add it to my cart.


+ joufes on March 5th, 2013 at 10:05 pm said:

I found wild arms and patchwork heroes but there is no download option available. Is this broken?


+ voodooblue_2008 on March 5th, 2013 at 10:08 pm said:

What’s your favorite PS Vita game so far? Ridge Racer (PSP version) is actually my favorite right now. I loved playing Gravity Rush, but put it down couple months ago so I need to pick it back up again shortly. I also am loving Zen Pinball 2 – never thought I’d ever play a pinball game on a gaming console but their tables are flipping awesome. Anyone that enjoyed playing pinball should definitely check out these pinball video games – they are really really slick!

SCEA – keep up the promotions and please get more and more developers on board for the PS Vita. I love the hardware and really enjoying most games I’ve picked up thus far.


+ Carlos_Rorschach on March 6th, 2013 at 12:22 am said:

Disgaea and tekken will be available within the next weeks, not right now.

Greetings from México


+ TJF588 on March 6th, 2013 at 12:22 am said:

Wanted to say THANK YOU for extending the freebies to the PSP Store. Definitely nabbed all but Patchwork Heroes…since it’s one of my earliest purchases (back before I had my own PSP!).


+ eduvictor2012 on March 6th, 2013 at 4:11 am said:

would be great if would include THE KING OF FIGHTERS OROCHI SAGA on psn in digital format for PSVita


+ eduvictor2012 on March 6th, 2013 at 4:24 am said:



+ Raziel-chan on March 6th, 2013 at 5:20 am said:

@122: Don’t be silly, Europe getting anything even remotely as good? We don’t live in a fantasy world, you know? SCEE would sooner feed all their firstborns to sharks than give European players free PSP games that they can instead either not release over here or charge an arm and a leg for.



+ minpayne on March 6th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

The free titles are great.
But all the sale items are showing in PS Store at 30% off even if I am a PS+ member. Shouldn’t them be 50% off?


+ FaceleSSoldier89 on March 6th, 2013 at 10:17 am said:

Am I right to presume those sales are US only?

..so no anniversery sales for the EU-store…

-why has dokuro been pulled from the european psn store,
-why does germinators trial version cost as much as the full version
-and why is ninja gaiden sgma 2 plus an empty category in the store?

( the european store is so damn buggy at times )


+ DaCaPn0045 on March 6th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

I think the only way to get the freebies is to use your psp or vita to download them. I tried on ps3 last that and this morning and it didn’t work for me. I’m downloading patapon right now on my psp. I really, really wanted to play Wild Arms, so I was trying everything, lol.


+ TALLglassofWATER on March 6th, 2013 at 9:02 pm said:

I really hope they end the sale with some sort of memory card sale, a voucher, coupon, promotion or something. :/


+ PRTejeda on March 7th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:


I only see a 30% discount, not the 50% discount. I wanted to pick up some games here and there.


+ tommy_deathdoll on March 7th, 2013 at 1:54 pm said:

I’m grateful, but for some reason, I can’t get any of the free games. There’s no button to add to cart or anything for me on any of the four games. I even went onto store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com to try and get it from there. No dice. Anyone else getting this problem?


+ crazy_cry on March 7th, 2013 at 5:54 pm said:

I only see 30% off O.O


+ airtoast on March 7th, 2013 at 5:57 pm said:

A sincere thanks for making the free games available to PSP owners as well, Sony! It is still a great system I play almost daily. Hope to be getting a Vita sometime soon!


+ Dharos on March 7th, 2013 at 7:14 pm said:

As mentioned above, thanks for extending the free games to the PSP Store, downloading right now.


+ Natoxi on March 7th, 2013 at 9:50 pm said:

Ffff I hope my wi-fi gets fixed before the sale ends. I really want to see what Patchwork Heroes is all about!

Thank goodness for sales like these. My vita doesn’t get much love since I don’t have many games for it. At the moment though I’m playing Ragnarok Odyssey for my Vita. It’s a lot of fun :3 Though the customization for characters could have been better.


+ shikigami78 on March 7th, 2013 at 10:10 pm said:

got the free games and Dokuro!!…
now i just need a bigger memory card, this game-swap is madness ಠ_ಠ


+ lonewhitewolf1 on March 8th, 2013 at 1:56 am said:

i wish better games were there. only game i got was wild arms. thanks for a craooy list as usual sony.


+ teflontactics on March 8th, 2013 at 3:00 am said:

Dokuro review for those who’ve been holding out; http://bit.ly/10p67As
It’s a great game, and so cheap it’s pretty much a must-buy right now.


+ furystylee on March 8th, 2013 at 7:22 am said:

As long as I’m a PS+ subscriber, will those games remain free after the 11th?


+ TALLglassofWATER on March 8th, 2013 at 7:53 pm said:

These games are free for everyone, so they will remain ours even when our plus expires. Not only that, but wild arms is playable on ps3 too. The promotion can be found ONLY in the playstation store via the vita, you cannot redeem the free games without a vita and the internet.


+ jaydee1979 on March 9th, 2013 at 2:07 pm said:

Hmmm.. According to this blog, Lego Lord of the Rings should be 50% off with plus membership.. It’s 27.99 down to 19.59 which is 30% off, not 50… How do I get it at 50% off?


+ O94kiwi on March 10th, 2013 at 4:02 am said:

Can anyone confirm if these 4 free games are available in the UK, because I have checked on my Vita and Media go everyday since this sale started to see if the games are free yet. And I could have sworn the sale was meant to be available to every PS Vita owner.


+ EpicGamer1783 on March 10th, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

My favorite vita game is marvel vs capcom


+ Dandridge007 on March 10th, 2013 at 9:31 pm said:

who wants to see littebigplanet


+ Hunk619 on March 10th, 2013 at 9:36 pm said:

Need help everyone. I downloaded the free games on my PSP. It installed but it won’t run. I doubt if it’s not compatible with PSP since it installed. Any ideas? Thanks!


+ jacketti1357 on March 11th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

I can’t see these games in the px store! is it region bound? I’m from the Netherlands, Europe


+ EPICNAME420 on March 14th, 2013 at 5:04 pm said:

Wow i missed this :(

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