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PlayStation Plus: Dokuro Marches to PS Vita’s Instant Game Collection

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jul 29, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

We’re putting the finishing touches on July’s PlayStation Plus lineup by welcoming Dokuro! The PS Vita exclusive that captured the hearts of many can be yours, free as part of your PS Plus membership. Also, PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD for PS Vita is on sale for its launch week!

With all the PS Vita love, our friends at Rockstar decided to balance things out by putting a huge discount on one of the most intense action games of 2012. PS Plus members can grab Max Payne 3 for $7.99, or the Ultimate Edition for just $11.99. Action game lovers who may have not been able to play it last year: do not miss this one.

The clock is ticking to grab the PS Plus preorder discount on PlayStation Store PLAY titles, like Ibb and Obb and DuckTales Remastered. You can only snag those discounts by preordering.

Read on for this week’s full PS Plus lineup, and we’ll see you next week for the reveal of August’s Instant Game Collection additions!

PlayStation Plus - 1-year MembershipPlayStation Plus - 3-month Membership

Dokuro (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $13.99, Free for PS Plus members

Dokuro
Dokuro is a stoic, little skeleton who is a mere peon in the Dark Lord’s army. One fateful day he witnesses his master returning with a helplessly abducted Princess he intends to force into marriage. At once smitten by her plight, Dokuro resolves to free her from the Dark Lord’s treacherous, monster-infested castle. Along the way, Dokuro must switch between his Skeleton and Hero forms to utilize his various skills and abilities. While the Skeleton form allows him to stalk about in the shadows and ensure her safe passage, the Hero form enables him to mount a gallant offensive against the armies of darkness!
PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD
The definitive PixelJunk Monsters experience! Tikiman the Forest Defender is in trouble. Hordes of monsters are sweeping through his realm, hoping to chow down on his offspring – and it’s up to you to defend them. Whether you’ve played the original, or have never taken PixelJunk Monsters for a spin before, this is an amazing way to experience a classic PSN game.
Max Payne 3 Sale (PS3)

Max Payne 3 – Regular Price: $39.99; PS Store Sale Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99
Max Payne 3 Ultimate Edition – Regular Price: $69.99; PS Store Sale Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

Max Payne 3
For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.

Last Chance (Leaving on 8/6)

Instant Game Collection
Battlefield 3

Discounts
Thomas Was Alone: Benjamin’s Flight
Ibb & Obb Preorder

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 7/30. We’ll be back next week with more details on the game arriving to the Instant Game Collection as well as any other benefits we can share.

If you’ve got feedback or thoughts on today’s Plus update, leave them below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community to discuss this week’s news, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 7-30-2013

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+ YHDragon on July 29th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Nice!!


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+ Xer0Signal on July 29th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Whoa, Max Payne 3 for $8 is insane. One of the best games from last year. I already have it on disc, but, may very well just buy the digital version.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:09 am said:

    Yeah it was a fantastic game that I think a lot of people may have missed out on. So so good.


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+ onslaughtree on July 29th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Awesome. I loved this game.


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+ Rafie27 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

Phenomenal, Mr. Haro. Dokura is an excellent game. I actually played it on a friend’s Vita and I loved it. I had a big feeling that this was going to come on the Vita as a PS Plus game, and I’m glad I waited. I’m very pleased that the PS Plus program for the US has been getting better and better. Thank you again for your hard work and listening to the fans. I appreciate it!


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

    Thanks for the support and hope all the PS Vita Plus members get a chance to enjoy Dokoro. It really is quite fun, but super charming and has some really fun gameplay. Though some of those puzzles will definitely stop and make you think!


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+ Nck90 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

Max Payne 3 complete for 12 bucks.. I might be game on that one…


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+ Xcaligamer1 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

dokura is mine, all mine!!


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+ thelookey6 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

max payne 7.99 ? i will take it


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+ chavez1138 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

great sale on Max Payne and really nice to have a good new title in Vita. Great week for Plus!

not sure about PJMU HD


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

    You know, I haven’t played Monsters myself, but everyone around me always tells me I’m missing out. From how this new Vita version is looking, I think it’s time to jump on it. It’s got a great reputation in the gaming community so I’ll hop on it if you do! That launch week Plus discount won’t hang around forever.


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+ Gorvi on July 29th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

You know, you guys suck. I’m currently working on finishing Velocity Ultra, playing through (and obsessively S-ranking) Stealth Inc, and I really need to get back to both Knytt Underground and Hotline Miami. I already have Dokuro in the backlog, so that won’t be piled on top of everything else this week, but you had to go and have a discount this week on PixelJunk Monsters. Seriously. One man can only play so much.


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+ Briarios on July 29th, 2013 at 8:16 am said:

Dokuro is a great game. Highly recommended!

Looking forward to the August announcements!


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+ Shinra_Soldier7 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

Any sort of teaser of a game we will be getting next month? Just one game? :D EU is getting NFS and Mafia 2 which I would love to see as well for us. Would be different than getting another FPS.

Also, Any way we could get more full games some months than the 3-4 small psn games? I have no problem with getting them but it does get kind of old getting 3-5 small psn games each month. Switching it up a little more would be something to look at. For example, maybe a PS1 or PS2 classic one month to replace one of the psn games or have another full game to replace it.

Thanks


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

    We’ll be delving in to the August lineup next week. No teases till then, sorry!


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+ dodgedoors on July 29th, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

Max Payne will be mine. You made this a great update. More Ultimate games should have these types of sales. Thank you. And for anyone who hasn’t played Dokuro, It is a quality game and could have been a cartridge game. If it had more advertisement behind it, it could have been a system seller.


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+ chavez1138 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

not sure if I should get the Ultimate Edition, any advice?


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+ remanutd5 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

I’m looking forward to Dokuro and very glad to see Pixeljunk Monster Ultimate HD getting a discount for plus members.


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+ thelookey6 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:19 am said:

whats coming to plus next month? and can all the game just get release at the same time?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

    We’re going to be keeping the drops every week for the time being, but still be giving the month outlook so you know what’s coming. We’ll have more news on August next week.


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+ FJ1100_rider on July 29th, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

got dokuru last winter during a psn sale, great game. I’m going to have to get another $20 psn card , that will get me pixeljunk monsters and max payne 3 . great update, maybe the best this summer so far . Thanks Sony , keep up the good work


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+ Fardeenah on July 29th, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

thx for the game. but i would appreciate that next month we vita users, dont get any psp game and all games vita version only, be it a small downloadable title or a retail game. rayman origins vita would be nice , or mgs vita


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+ akisuo on July 29th, 2013 at 8:22 am said:

Definitely getting Dokuro for sure. Really tempted at the amazing price sale for Max Payne 3 though. Hope the PS Plus updates on Monday continue to be this early. =)


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

    We’re looking at keeping them at the same time from here on, but of course, we may delay if it’s absolutely neccessary.


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+ RampageDeluxe on July 29th, 2013 at 8:22 am said:

I already own Max Payne on the 360, but for that price, I’ll get it for the PS3, as well.


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+ hazelcabug on July 29th, 2013 at 8:22 am said:

Dokuro is way better than psp games so PLEASE NO MORE PSP NEXT MONTH AUGUST!

This coming months please:

NO MORE PSP
NO MORE PSP
NO MORE PSP

Give discount on psp rather than giving it free every month. Making it free every month is worthless if it will just replace our FREE vita games! Come on now U.S.! All region of PSN are giving free 2 vita titles to it’s subscribers in ps plus except here in U.S.!


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+ Tjoeb123 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

For some reason, I keep thinking tomorrow is August 1st, and therefore, that we would be getting the August update today. It’s not…

My hopes for August: Tales of Graces F (to go along with Xillia) and/or Tekken Tag 2 (to go along with the Revolution update).


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+ carlpain on July 29th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

I’m getting Max Payne 3. Waiting for tomorrow to see if we get more discounts. I like to buy the games.


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+ Tjoeb123 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:25 am said:

@2 It’s been on sale numerous times on Steam and Amazon, but for the PS crowd, yes, this is INSANE!!!


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+ Squiggle55 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

Woohoo! Nothing better than getting a discount on a game I planned on buying no matter what. Very pumped for playing some Monsters again.

And Dokuro is a great free game. I hope everyone enjoys it. I love the art and it’s very challenging. Great for short bursts of playing too.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

    I think the art style is one of the game’s most endearing characteristics for sure. That cute lil’ skeleton, you just want him to win! ^___^


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+ secularsage on July 29th, 2013 at 8:29 am said:

Playstation Plus makes me so glad to own a Vita… I’ve had my eye on Dokuro for awhile, but I’ve been too busy finishing off my other Vita IGC games. Now I’ll have a good excuse to play it.

Considering the rather weak store update this week, PS+ is a ray of shining light.

If I can throw in my 2 cents on suggestions — a PS+ mega-sale on top-rated PSX, PS2, PSP and PSN backcatalog titles would be awesome. There are so many good games available on PSN that I just forget about because the Store interface is so clunky and there are so many titles to browse. Sales help to bring those games back to the forefront.

Also, Max Payne 3 for 8 bucks? And the Ultimate Edition for $12? Even the recent Steam Sale never beat that deal. Way to go, Playstation Network!


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+ DrApollo on July 29th, 2013 at 8:30 am said:

Dokuro for free is a surprise. Absolutely love this game.


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+ thelookey6 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:30 am said:

my IGC
no more psp games

ever


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

    can’t say that’s not going to happen. I’ve mentioned this before but through working with the community, we have seen that a good chunk of the Plus population do like the PSP content, despite what you may see here in the comments some weeks. But we’re working on making sure that the PSP games that do come are as interesting as possible. That’s just the status quo for now though, and we may change things up as we move forward.


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:32 am said:

Definitely grabbing Dokuro this week. And that’s a really nice price for Max Payne. Thanks Morgan, decent update to wrap up July!

Here’s my IGC wishlist:

God of War (all games in the series; digital versions of GOW3 & Ascension)
Grand Theft Auto (all games in the series)
Guacamelee
Hitman Absolution
Hotline Miami
Machinarium (Vita)
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Rising
Metal Gear Solid HD (PS3), digital version of MGS4
Red Dead Redemption
Red Faction Guerrilla & Armageddon
Uncharted 1 & 2
Velocity Ultra

Also, could you add Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops to the Vita store? It’s available in all regions except North America, and it’s also the only MGS game I haven’t played!


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+ carlpain on July 29th, 2013 at 8:32 am said:

Is there a big difference between the regular version and the ultimate (Max Payne 3)? I know the ultimate edition comes with extra things, but I’m more about single player and DLCs that give you a reason to come back to the game.


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+ Viewtiful_Gene on July 29th, 2013 at 8:33 am said:

You know what I want for next month?! (or the month after that) God Hand for PS2 free for PS+!
Or some other sweet PS2 gem!

Also, fantastic discount for Max Payne 3, I already played it though.
Let’s hope you have more discounts like this in the future, so you can match the Steam ones.


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+ Malkavilis on July 29th, 2013 at 8:40 am said:

Hey Morgan!

I’m curious about Dokuro. Looks good.

Well, WRC 4 will be released in October for Vita and PS3. Is there any chance of WRC 3 be available in IGC or discounted for VITA and PS3?

Thank you.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

    I have no news on WRC 4, sorry!


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+ Ryumoau on July 29th, 2013 at 8:42 am said:

$12 for Max Payne 3 sounds tempting. Might as well try Dokuro, since it didn’t look like something i wanted to pay over $9.99 for.

Btw, please try to get us a plus discount for Tales of Xilia next week. Considering how neglectful you guys have been with rpgs in the IGC (despite it winning that genre poll you guys took earlier this year), it would be a great step in at least acknowledging the genre.


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+ PainOfSarrow on July 29th, 2013 at 8:43 am said:

i got max payne 3 brand new for only 10$ on newegg. great game specialy for this price. everyone should def get it. anyways hope stealth bastard community shared levels gets patched in soon.


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+ KINGOCELOT on July 29th, 2013 at 8:43 am said:

I want more psp sales and discounts! JRPG’s please!


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+ rswsc0407 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

To the Vita owners who complain about PSP games being part of the IGC or why don’t they put more VIta games on the IGC.

You do realize that there aren’t all that many Vita games to begin with? What do you guys want them to put every single Vita game on the IGC? Stop being cheap and buy them if you want them so badly.

Also $11.99 for the Ultimate version of MP3, what a steal. I’m also curious what the differences are between the different versions. If all that is included is some MP stuff then I’ll just the normal one.


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+ stalemate666 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:47 am said:

Hate having to wait a week before finding out what we get next month lol, I just hope there aren’t any shooters we got too many shooters with psn+ already, something like Twisted Metal, ICO collection, Cathrine, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Valkyria Chronicles or Dragon’s Dogma would be more appreciated then more over saturated shooters.


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+ plark2 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:49 am said:

@ Morgan; resently ive notice that there are many (sony 1st & 3erd party games), that came out in the ps3 early years, like SIREN, valkyria chronicles, adn other games (called hidden gems that didnt sell god), like: prince of persia (the 1st of the current gen), enslaved, etc… Am shure that gamers would love to play this games, or have special discount on them

ps: wanna thank you for BF3, i believe is thanks to u we ended up with it


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+ BigDaddyEarl71 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Still wondering if we’ll ever see themes, avatars or PSOne classics in the PS+ program again. I miss those and I’m sure I am not the only one.


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+ SocialClimber_85 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

Oh ffs I have Dokuro, its a fun game but it seems like every PS+ game they put up I already have.
I think I’m gonna hold of on buying the digital titles from now on on both systems.


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+ k-r15t0 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:57 am said:

Wow great sale on Max Payne 3… I will take it!


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+ MatheusRuggeri on July 29th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

Great, but we get so much japonese games or RPG to PS Vita, I still waiting for shooters, stealths…

And why European Plus showed August’s update 12 days ago and American until now not shows anything?


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+ xFuzylilManPeach on July 29th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

Dokuro will be on my Vita for sure this evening :) thank you PS+!!!

And that price for Max Payne is very very tempting, i think ill have to pick it up. Unfortunately, ill probably have to clear some space for it though :/ ohhh well.


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+ XtemmA2 on July 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am said:

No more Playstation Classics enters IGC.
Current gen consoles/handhelds is here, now, for a reason.
A reavolutioson if you will.


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+ triple_lei on July 29th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

More PSP games plz

Especially them RPGs. I think we got all the fighting games?


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+ MatheusRuggeri on July 29th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

Max Payne 3 Ultimate Edition for $11.99 is Amazing, better than Steam Summer Sale, we need more sales like this.

And Haro, I really like BomberMan, but US$ 9.99 for BomberMan ultra is very expansive, is more than Max Payne 3. There any prevision to sale this game or give to us in IGC?

Thanks


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

    Bomberman certainly has a special place in my heart, but I don’t know if there are any plans for those games to be a part of Plus. You may want to try raising the suggestion on Konami’s channels


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+ RateX_BR on July 29th, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

Sine Mora for Vita, plz!


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+ nysmokey on July 29th, 2013 at 9:09 am said:

Huge let down where’s a game for ps3??in all kind nice plus needs Tiers,,last week we got a vita game!!very few people post who have plus and a lot of people do not own a vita ,,its probably a beast little system but I don’t have a beast of a wallet:-) guys at plus mucho love but let’s get tiers going,,who is gonna want ps3 games when ps4 is out”or who wants a ps4 game who hasn’t gotten a ps4 yet lucky for me I preordered :-) all I’m saying tiers will benefit all like ps3”ps4 tier regular and for one big game a month add premium I would pay more make vita a tier on its own or make a package I just hate that these last 2 weeks vita vita Boo get off da stage!!still tho love plus future reference vita booo get off the stage ps3 :-)


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+ IzoGray on July 29th, 2013 at 9:09 am said:

NO MORE PSP GAMES unless they’re worthwhile Sony published games like Jak Lost Frontier, Parappa, God of War or even any of the Final Fantasy games. Unless it’s some stuff like those

NO MORE PSP GAMES


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    + Morgan Haro on July 29th, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

    define worthwhile. and then you’ll find that everyone has a different definition of what a worthwhile PSP game is ^__^ For some, they loved Metal Slug XX last week, others, it wasn’t their cup of tea; and that’s kind of just the way it goes no matter the platform, right? We do our best to provide as interesting content as we can secure with our partners, as well as offer up great discounts, and services like cloud saves, auto updates, etc to deliver the most value we can for your membership. I think you’ll find that over the time you have Plus, it delivers, but I don’t think the PSP games are leaving the lineup anytime soon. Take heart and thanks for your feedback! We always report on thoughts like yours every week to the larger team and your thoughts are much appreciated.


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+ nestorv on July 29th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

I think PS+ is doing an excellent work, here is my wishlist: IGC :

Metal Gear Rising
DMC
Tomb Raider
Valkyria Chronicles
Catherine
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Max-Payne 3
Red Dead Redemption
Uncharted 1-2

Thank you very much for all your work.


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+ thelookey6 on July 29th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

sony you guys said playstation plus was for vita and ps3 so listen to those of us who went out and bought a vita

we do not want psp games for our vita from playstation plus.

we want real vita tittles just like eu has been getting from day 1 since ps+ started for vita


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