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Oct 23

Oct 23

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the PlayStation Store weekly update.

Downloadable Games

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One ($14.99)
The first installment in the RPG-adventure game series based on the web comic Penny Arcade. Create your character in the classic comic style, and join Gabe and Tycho in the alternate 1920s universe of New Arcadia, where you’ll combat savage enemies, solve mysteries, meet bizarre new characters, and discover their distinctive adult humor for a 100% authentic Penny Arcade experience!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 215 MB

Prince of Persia Classic ($9.99)
The original action adventure game comes to the PlayStation Network! Rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar in a redux of the original 1989 action-adventure that redefined the platform genre. All set for the HD-era, this enhanced and updated version features new character designs, animations, visuals, and lighting effects, all brought to you in glorious 1080p!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 117 MB

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! Quiz TV Horror Pack ($5.99)
Scare away any challengers to your trivia crown with horror movie questions. This BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about horror movies to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge your friends and family with new questions and “Show ’em Your Trivia!”
File size: 176 MB

High Velocity Bowling

    All Hallow’s Eve Ball Pack ($0.99)
    This High Velocity Bowling All Hallow’s Eve Ball Pack download contains six balls inspired by the fear and fun of Halloween! Add these downloadable balls to your High Velocity Bowling selection. It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style!
    File size: 6.76 MB

    Foxy ($0.99)
    It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Add Foxy Powers, a retro revolutionary, to your High Velocity Bowling roster. Foxy hails from Oakland and has a powerful shot with good spin. Download includes Foxy’s special ball The Revolution, plus her new lane Foxy’s Den, styled with funky 70’s disco ambiance and music!
    File size: 45 MB

    Chastity ($0.99)
    It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Add Chastity Falls, a talented and enthusiastic dancer, to your High Velocity Bowling roster. Chastity hails from South Carolina and puts some decent spin on the heavy balls. Download includes Chastity’s special Spare Change ball, plus the new Redneck Mansion lane, set in a rundown trailer park with unique audio.
    File size: 46 MB

SOULCALIBUR IV Additional Character – Yoda ($4.99)
Play as Yoda who has appeared out of the blue in the SOULCALIBUR universe. His objective remains unknown…
File size: 7.13 MB

Mega Man 9 Superhero Mode ($0.99)
Superhero Mode will be added to the Special Games Section.
This mode is above and beyond Hero Mode in difficulty.
File size: 100 KB

Mega Man 9 Special Stage ($0.99)
Special Stage will be added to Time Attack.
You will be able to play the Special Stage.
File size: 103 KB

Mega Man 9 Hero Mode ($0.99)
Hero Mode will be added to the Special Games Section.
The enemies in this mode are much harder to defeat.
File size: 100 KB

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Scenario Pack: Survival ($1.25)
Go to the extremes of civility with the Survival Pack! Includes three map-based scenarios: Ice Age, Global Warming and The Eye.
File size: 32 MB

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Single Player Map Pack 2: Surreal (free)
Visit unique worlds with the Surreal Single Player Map Pack. Includes Atoll, Patterns, Mountains of Madness, and Paisley.
File size: 43 MB

Guitar Hero World Tour

  • “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner ($1.99)
  • “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield ($1.99)
  • “Rock and Roll Band” by Boston ($1.99)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour Classic Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner, “Rock and Roll Band” by Boston, and “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as a part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit

    File sizes: 32 MB – 36 MB (singles), 101 MB (track pack)

  • Guitar Hero World Tour: Guitar Duel Track Pack (free) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring the Zakk Wylde and Ted Nugent Guitar Duels from Guitar Hero World Tour.
    File size: 62 MB
  • Guitar Hero World Tour Neversoft Track Pack (free) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Anything” by An Endless Sporadic and “Electrorock” by Sworn.
    File size: 80 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit

  • “Dr. Feelgood” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
  • “Kickstart My Heart” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
  • “Rattlesnake Shake” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
  • “On a Plain” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • “Polly” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • “Something in the Way” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • “Stay Away” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • “Territorial Pissings” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • “Breed” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • “Lounge Act” – Nirvana ($1.99)
  • Nirvana Pack 01 ($10.99) – this track pack includes all of the above singles.

File sizes: 13 MB – 24 MB (singles), 140 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

Valkyria Chronicles Demo
Valkyria Chronicles downloadable demo offering a full skirmish from the game. Preview the breathtaking graphics, meet some of the key characters in the game, and experience the exciting “BLiTZ” technology that combines strategic maneuvers with 3rd person action.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 581 MB

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Demo
Play the Demo! Fight the mayhem as superheroes BATMAN and ROBIN, or spread anarchy as one of GOTHAM CITY’S many supervillains such as THE JOKER, TWO-FACE and MR. FREEZE…all in LEGO form! Use new gadgets and weapons, and take control of classic Batman vehicles such as the LEGO BATMOBILE as you battle your way through Gotham!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 645 MB

Game Videos (free)

PAIN: The Hoff Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)

PAIN: Movie Studio Trailer
File size: 65 MB (HD)

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Behind the SEALs – Part 1
File size: 156 MB (HD)

Dead Space Animated Comic Issue #6
File size: 83 MB (HD)

Disney Sing It Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Guitar Hero World Tour MC5 Vignette
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Guitar Hero World Tour Motorhead Vignette
File size: 53 MB (HD)

Legendary Behind the Scenes Episode 5
File size: 143 MB (HD)

NHL 09 David Littman Producer Video
File sizes: 101 MB (HD)

NHL 09 Be A Pro Video
File sizes: 59 MB (HD)

Tom Clancy’s EndWar Theater of War Video Briefing
File sizes: 89 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Wipeout HD All Teams #3 Theme (free)
File size: 4.02 MB

Mega Man 9 Premium Theme (x5 @ $1.99 each)
File sizes: 1.37 MB – 1.64 MB

Add Your Own

shooter0784 said:

October 23rd, 3:54 pm

could we get an updated version of the PlayStation Network Theme?

i kno its at version 2.1 or whatever but could you guys update it to support the new icons that were added with firmware 2.50


fulgurous said:

October 23rd, 3:54 pm

We should start walking on all 4’s,so that companies like namco and capcon don’t have to bother asking us to bend over every week.

TAGImperium74 said:

October 23rd, 3:55 pm

Still nothing in there. What’s up with 5 bucks for Yoda?! That’s ridiculous considering he’s not that good to play with anyways.

Was hoping for Soldner-X. Damnnnnnnn

A LBP demo would have been cool for you guys that didn’t get it yet. IT’S AMAZING!!!! My fav game of the year so far.

FeaturePreacher said:

October 23rd, 3:56 pm

I think its important enough to get rid of features that you can’t even use while playing a game. Especially features that the competitor doesn’t have, hence giving no incentive to make them accessible while playing a game.

SantanaClaus89 said:

October 23rd, 3:57 pm

Nice update, thanks guys!

Although I have to admit, I’m sitting here for the second week in a row wondering where Soldner-X is…

SnoopYTimes said:

October 23rd, 3:58 pm

we need more avatars.
i keep seeing the same avatars over and over and over and oveer again on different people.

Vegaz said:

October 23rd, 3:59 pm

No Smackdown demo? Boo. The UK one doesn’t work on my TV and there’s no Gamestop here.

FritoZ said:

October 23rd, 4:00 pm


It hurts even more when Prince of Persia HS remake finally makes it’s way to teh PS3 and mine is out of service due to firmware update 2.5 bricking it..


PLEASE!! Jeff! Eric Lempel! heck, even GRACE!

can someone official PLEASE acknowledge the issues with firmware 2.5 users are experiencing??

after FINALLY deciding to update to firmware 2.5 because no one official would say anything about any upcoming 2.51 patch to fix the issues- and since i couldn’t access PSN to play online or even the PSstore, and all these great games are coming, i decided to update..

now my PS3 boots into the XMB wave, but no icons, no cd/dvd/bluray recognition, just the wave bar…..AHHRGH!!

I was nervous to update my PS3 to v2.5 after my roommate’s PS3 got all messed up and his video is all in black and white and his DNLA server won’t stream stuff anymore from his computer, and games like Burnout Paradise are now all freezing and running really wierd..

So i went to the Official Playstation Forums, and found TONS and TONS of people are reporting the same problems and others like what happened to me…


I guess it doesn’t matter anymore since i had to send mine in to get fixed, at least i didn’t have to pay the $150!!

i miss my PS3…and i love expanding the functionalities of our PS3’s through firmware updates, but when they go wrong like they did with 2.4 and 2.41 and 2.42, LET US KNOW!!!!

this silence trip is very irritating, i’m sure no one official wants to comment on it because they have to admit it is Sony’s fault, and no one wants to do that..

but that tactic simply leads to people being disillusioned with the brand they loved..

we’re your customers, and your biggest supporters here on the blog…why ignore us?

been here since the blog started, never been so frustrated…I love ya Sony, but time to swallow some pride and help us!


TAGImperium74 said:

October 23rd, 4:04 pm

@58 I doubt it was the FW update that messed up your PS3. It could have been may issues. If there was a massive screw up as 2.4 had, I think we would have already seen a 2.51.

wocyob said:

October 23rd, 4:06 pm

all i see is the yoda DLC… nothing else

rkobylka said:

October 23rd, 4:06 pm

What happened to Soldner X??

Foxx said:

October 23rd, 4:07 pm

Any news on if a PoP: Classic demo will be made available? Something I want to check out but can’t justify dropping $10 on it this time of year without trying it out… same with puzzle quest and geon.

Pretty good update though… hope to see more game demos as the releases start piling up … up the the game devs though I would assume.

Thanks :)

Jewdo said:

October 23rd, 4:09 pm

uhhhhhhhhhhhh how come none of this stuff is on the PSN store?

TAGImperium74 said:

October 23rd, 4:12 pm

Every week the PS store update gets later and later. There’s nothing on the store!!!

meta1militia said:

October 23rd, 4:12 pm

Thanks guys! I love you!

By the way, it’s not Sony’s fault (I don’t think) that Yoda is $5. I agree, he should be like 1.99. But it’s Namco Bandai that charges so much.

illfigja said:

October 23rd, 4:13 pm

Is this a blog-only update? or are we going to be able to download this stuff onto our ps3s?

vandam said:

October 23rd, 4:14 pm

Hey I thought it was pretty good… But I’m saving my money for upcoming games on (blueray) So maybe I’ll buy something next week….fix those PSP 3000 so I can buy one!!!

FeaturePreacher said:

October 23rd, 4:15 pm

It will be there eventually. For now you should use the “View All by Title” category to find stuff. Just more signs of a pitiful helpless giant.

Clinton514 said:

October 23rd, 4:15 pm

Hmm, I was thinking Prince of Persia. I await some feedback before I get it. Overall, nice update.

MUGEN02 said:

October 23rd, 4:17 pm

Update the store M-F like you do with the video store and also update the store early in the morning so people can download things and have the PS3 in shut down after download.

SnoopYTimes said:

October 23rd, 4:17 pm

Store is updated.

Ps3_Addict said:

October 23rd, 4:17 pm

Why hasn’t the PSN store update yet??? i want to download prince of persia and all the civ rev packs.

FritoZ said:

October 23rd, 4:17 pm


before update=fine

after update=boots 2 wave only

this will be my 2nd PS3 now, after 2.4 messed it up right at MGS4 launch time..

FritoZ said:

October 23rd, 4:18 pm

*2nd replacement PS3 i meant to say

40cal said:

October 23rd, 4:19 pm

Keep the Buzz add on packs coming. Back to the R2 Beta.

cmargary said:

October 23rd, 4:21 pm

I had it in the other console and if you like the old 2d POP then you will like this. New colors, traps and enemies. It’s really cool and good.

Bubba said:

October 23rd, 4:24 pm


Jeigh said:

October 23rd, 4:25 pm

Valkyria Chronicles demo makes this an instant 5 for me. Thanks. :D

nmc75 said:

October 23rd, 4:25 pm

No more nickel and diming (literally) of DLC please… I can understand song packs and singles for music games, but game difficulty modes? C’mon…

ChocoDK said:

October 23rd, 4:26 pm

I will be downloading that Lego Batman demo for sure. Thanks for adding it to the PSN store. I also may look into the Buzz Quiz Packs for the Horror Movies.

Also with the Canadian Dollar constantly dropping when will you be bringing PSN Cards to Canada? You said they would be coming to more stores in October but yet there is none in Canada.

Jeo said:

October 23rd, 4:27 pm

I’m still downloading the R2 beta… that file is huge…

SantanaClaus89 said:

October 23rd, 4:28 pm

Uhhh… I bought a Mega Man 9 theme and it won’t let me download it.

“An error occurred during the download operation. (80029567)”

Yeah you might want to fix this because I just paid $2 for it so I’m pretty angry right now.

libregkd_117 said:

October 23rd, 4:30 pm

@ nmc75

Take that problem up to the game companies, not Sony. Its not like Sony is the one who set the price.

Jenovah said:

October 23rd, 4:30 pm

Grace, can you guys make it a requirement for all games released on PSN have a demo? It’s frustrating that some games have em and others don’t.

FeaturePreacher said:

October 23rd, 4:35 pm

Sorry about the error your getting. I would suggest trying this site to get better themes for free:

Clinton514 said:

October 23rd, 4:35 pm


Thanks for the feedback. I did play the first 2 original PoP games way back. I was just wondering if this was a worthy enough recreation. :)

SantanaClaus89 said:

October 23rd, 4:37 pm


Please stop being a smart***.

I know you’re all upset because you NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT, but please…

wavesln said:

October 23rd, 4:37 pm

Nothing of interest outside Valkyria which I already have.

DMeisterJ said:

October 23rd, 4:37 pm

So… No PSP update? Not even a wallpaper?

What exactly is the point of the PSP Store if it never gets updated?

GGCAN said:

October 23rd, 4:45 pm

Thanks Grace.

Boy, Sony is getting more and more of my money each week, but keep it up..I love getting all this new stuff.

Anaris82 said:

October 23rd, 4:46 pm

Seriously, where is the PSP love? If you’re gonna limit the store updates to once a week, I’d like to see new stuff. Like PS-One games, themes, exclusive downloadable games, and demos. Don’t give us the store, then forget about us.

GGCAN said:

October 23rd, 4:46 pm

BTW….the store is now updated (it is for me at least)…I see all the new stuff there.

FeaturePreacher said:

October 23rd, 4:53 pm

Have you tried this site:

I use personally use the theme found here:

Since you use premium themes, would you mind letting me know if any of those themes change the key tones?

Lowe0 said:

October 23rd, 4:55 pm

Really? Because there’s this other box sitting on my A/V rack, and I’ve never found myself waiting around for content to arrive on it. I start it up, queue the downloads, leave for the office, and when I come home everything is ready to play. Oh, and there’s no waiting around for a “weekly update”… stuff just comes out when it’s ready.

So why is it that only Sony has trouble with this?

SantanaClaus89 said:

October 23rd, 4:57 pm

I’ve never bought a premium theme before this one. I just got this because I love the classic Mega Man series.

I obviously can’t tell you if it changes the key tones or not, because I can’t download it.

FeaturePreacher said:

October 23rd, 4:59 pm

No worries then. Not trying to make fun of you at all. Just trying to put out an alternative. Do with it what you wish.

FeaturePreacher said:

October 23rd, 5:03 pm

I can’t wait for Home to arrive. Can you imagine all the people on there who will voice there disappointment at the performance of this helpless, pitiful giant?

DwightSchruteDM said:

October 23rd, 5:03 pm

HI Grace. Is it true that next year every PSP title will be available on the store?

40cal said:

October 23rd, 5:11 pm

Random thought.

I would still love to see FFVII on the PSN for PSP. Thanks. :)

NewYork214 said:

October 23rd, 5:13 pm

nothin for me this week. not sure if i should put some money in my PS wallet or buy a daulshock3. hmmm i kinda wanna buy linger in shadows and maybe save some money on thier for whenever Resistance 2 releases some DLC or maybe LBP dlc

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