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Jan 29

PlayStation Store Update

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

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


PULSE 01/29 Edition (also available from the PSP store) (free)
PULSE presented by the PlayStationNetwork is a free high definition video showcase of what’s happening right now on PlayStation. Featuring new game releases, demos, movie and television arrivals available for your PS3 and PSP systems, PULSE is a fast-paced new source to keep you connected and informed about the world of PlayStation.
Hosted by Christina Lee.
File size: 189 MB (HD) 311 MB (1080)

Price Update

Burnout Paradise Price Drop (now $19.99)
Shaun White Mile High Target and Regular Editions Price Drop (now $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Bejeweled 2 ($9.99)
Experience the classic gem-swapping puzzler! Now available on the PlayStation Network, Bejeweled 2 lovers can now earn over 10 unique PS3 trophies and play Bejeweled 2 on the PSP via remote play. Swap gems to match 3 or more, and delight in four different game modes and explosive new gem types. With amazing planetary backdrops and awesome special effects in 1080p, Bejeweled 2 will dazzle you!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 23 MB

Savage Moon ($9.99)
This action-packed tower defense strategy game takes you to distant planets where you must defend mining facilities from relentless Insectocyte monsters. Build towers in strategic locations to fend off the attackers, then use funds from kills and mining to build, upgrade, or research new weapons and technologies to strengthen your defenses. It will take equal parts skill and strategy to survive in Savage Moon. Download the game today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 207 MB

Brain Challenge PS3 + PSP games Bundle ($12.99)
Now train your brain anywhere you want without restriction! Boost your brain abilities through fun gaming sessions from the comfort of your sofa or on the go. 25 Visual, Memory, Logic, Math and Focus mini-games will put your neurons to the test. Additional stress-management exercises will push the challenge even further and help you develop resistance to real-life stress. Compare yourself with other players in exciting multiplayer modes.
Offer valid until February 26th 2009!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 268 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet God of War Mini Pack ($2.99)
Exclusive God of War mini pack.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet Kratos Costume ($1.99)
A new costume for Sackboy!
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet GroundHog Day Costume (free)
A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet Ape Escape Costume ($1.99)
A new costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet Toro Costume ($1.99)
A new costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB

Skate 2 Filmer Pack ($7.49)
Upgrade skate.Reel with advanced camera controls for the replay editor, custom watermarks, expanded online storage (share up to 5 minutes of footage) plus extra gear for your skater.
File size: 166 MB

Mirror’s Edge Exclusive Free DLC Map (free)
Mirror’s Edge gameplay distilled down to its purest form in this free and Sony exclusive Time Trial Map. No cops, no guns, no city. Pure aesthetics, agility and flow that will challenge any runner.
File size: 14 MB

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Content Pack (free)
Download a new way to play Hero Team Deathmatch for The Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Hero Arenas let you pit Good and Evil heroes against each other in a 1v1 or 2v2 showdown!
File size: 134 MB

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Character: Hanako ($1.99)
This package file adds a new custom character called Hanako from Disgaea 2.
File size: 1.22 MB

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Character: Taro ($1.99)
This package file adds a new custom character called Taro from Disgaea 2.
File size: 1.22 MB

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

  • “Cold Rain and Snow” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Doin’ That Rag” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Don’t Ease Me In” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Fire on the Mountain” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Hell in a Bucket” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Uncle John’s Band” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • Grateful Dead Pack 02 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Grateful Dead Pack 01. This pack includes: “Cold Rain and Snow,” “Doin’ That Rag,” “Don’t Ease Me In,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Hell in a Bucket,” and “Uncle John’s Band” by Grateful Dead.

File sizes: 16 MB – 50 MB (singles), 185 MB (track pack)

Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit

  • “Bag It Up” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “The Turning” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “Waiting for the Rapture” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “The Shock of the Lightning” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “I’m Outta Time” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “Falling Down” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “To Be Where There’s Life” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “Ain’t Got Nothin'” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “The Nature of Reality” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • “Soldier On” by Oasis ($1.99)
  • Full Album “Dig Out Your Soul” by Oasis ($18.99) – Downloadable Full Album for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Bag It Up”, “The Turning”, “Waiting for the Rapture”, “The Shock of the Lightning”, “I’m Outta Time”, “(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady”, “Falling Down”, “To Be Where There’s Life”, “Ain’t Got Nothin'”, “The Nature of Reality”, and “Soldier On” by Oasis.

File sizes: 25 MB – 51 MB (singles) 458 MB (track pack)

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 library by purchasing these tracks.

  • Twist & Shout ($1.49)
  • Irreplaceable ($1.49)
  • Sister Christian ($1.49)
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song ($1.49)
  • If You Don’t Know Me By Now ($1.49)
  • Breakaway ($1.49)

File sizes: 17 MB – 31 MB

Game Demos (free)

Bejeweled 2 Demo
Experience the classic gem-swapping puzzler! Now available on the PlayStation Network, Bejeweled 2 lovers can now earn over 10 unique PS3 trophies andplay Bejeweled 2 on the PSP via remote play. Swap gems to match 3 or more, and delight in four different game modes and explosive new gem types. With amazing planetary backdrops and awesome special effects in 1080p, Bejeweled 2 will dazzle you!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 23 MB

Game Videos (free)

PULSE 01/29 Edition (also available from the PSP store)
File size: 189 MB (HD) 311 MB (1080)

Final Fantasy XIII Trailer
File size: 121 MB (HD)

Wanted: Weapons of Fate Teaser
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Movie Trailers (free)

The International Trailer
File size: 29 MB (SD) 99 MB (HD) 151 MB (1080)

Angels & Demons Trailer
File size: 15 MB (SD) 41 MB (HD) 81 MB (1080)

The Making of Hulk Vs. Wolverine
File size: 914 MB (HD)

The Making of Hulk Vs. Thor
File size: 808 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Bejeweled 2 Theme (free)
File size: 1.65 MB

Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition Theme (free)
File size: 4.65 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Lord of the Rings: Conquest Wallpaper (x3)
File size: 387 MB – 434 MB (SD) 1.4 MB – 2.12 MB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP


* PULSE 01/29 Edition (also available from the PS3 store) (free)
File size: 189 MB (HD) 311 MB (1080)

PSP Wallpaper (free)

* LocoRoco 2 Wallpaper (x7)
File size: 27 KB – 147 KB

Add Your Own

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acmilanboy said:

January 30th, 5:16 am

As always, I will get the free stuff. Next week will be awesome, Resident Evil 5.

jimmyhoffa82 said:

January 30th, 5:23 am

whoever has not bought burnout, do yourself a favor and BUY THE GAME NOW! btw for some reason if you want the disc version, you can get that as well for 19.99. it is an incredible game, buy the game, you will thank me later, even if you dont like drivining games or whatever, consider it a donation to the best support a dev has EVER provided to its customers. please buy burnout! add me and ill school yall online!! :)

Obi_Al_Kenobi said:

January 30th, 6:08 am

Anybody can tell me if PULSE is a direct download ir is streaming video?

jqtaxpayer said:

January 30th, 6:12 am

Savage Moon looked pretty cool, but I’m not dropping $10 on a downloadable game that doesn’t have a demo… sorry, guys, but I don’t know why you do this in the first place.

That LBP Ape Escape costume is a guaranteed DL for me though… while I’m generally against the concept of paying for additional costumes, I’ll make an exception for Ape Escape. Thanks for bringing this to North America, guys.

Sneeches said:

January 30th, 6:21 am

MAN this was an expensive week for me lol. Burnout paradise, savage moon and Bejewled 2….damn 50$ gone right there. lol.

StalkingSilence said:

January 30th, 6:44 am

My dad’s from Punxatawney (sp?), thanks for the Groundhog. please don’t see your shadow, please don’t see your shadow…

GGCAN said:

January 30th, 6:49 am

Thanks Grace.

I bought Savage Moon yesterday and had lots of fun.

Initially, I thought…wow, this game isn’t too hard to beat.

Well, after a few levels, I still can’t keep these insects from destroying my towers.

Gotta try playing more this weekend.

Kind of addicting.

Midgetguy said:

January 30th, 6:50 am

This update was a GREAT one! I’ve been obsessing over playing Bejeweled through remote play! I think more games should have remote play for the PSP! It’s a great feature!!!!

Anyways, this update was beautiful! Thanks guys!

(Now I need to go get another PSN Card so I have money for Flower and Noby Noby Boy!)

BigBoss712 said:

January 30th, 6:56 am

Getting savage moon later on.

Pukadon said:

January 30th, 7:13 am

I bought Savage Moon, and I agree that the update for the PS3 is great overall.

I would like to see more PSP support too. I’d also like to see more PS3-PSP bundles. It’s really hard to imagine buying the same game twice for a second platform.

Watchmann said:

January 30th, 7:23 am

It seems that if the PSP store content is any indication, Sony has pulled the plug and their handheld is running on battery.

As for the PS3 content, an overall so-so update. I won’t be purchasing Savage Moon without a demo.

I picked up the Bejeweled Demo, although unless it really knocks my socks off, I’m not paying $10 for something available much cheaper elsewhere.

Oh, and paying for reskinned characters still sucks.

RosenK87 said:

January 30th, 7:25 am

Is there any news regarding “The Punisher: No Mercy” PSN videogame? It’s been awhile without updates, and since the movie is long gone, perhaps it was cancelled?

WickedCobra03 said:

January 30th, 7:30 am

An alright update. I was actually more excited last week to get to try out Wipeout because there was no demo when the game came out!

TwinDad said:

January 30th, 7:49 am

Thanks for the post on the updated store contents. Even though I played a copy of Savage Moon at Pax, no demo, no sale.

Sony has officially announced through the Blog that the PSP format is officially dead. They are not supporting it, neither should we.

Where are the PS1 classics? Yea, yea, yea, copyright issues, right? Thank you for Wild Arms and Suikoden1, at least you have something on there for the PS1. More RPG’s please.

kolobear said:

January 30th, 8:19 am

Wow! Burnout Paradise for $20. That’s definitely something to consider! Great Deal…

DaxMontana said:

January 30th, 8:22 am


When exactly did Sony “officially announce” that the PSP format is dead?

bodybuilder20 said:

January 30th, 9:28 am

I feel cheated that the Ape Escape and Toro where removed from the uk ps store. Put Them back on sony!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TwinDad said:

January 30th, 10:03 am

When for the last 2 months you don’t put PSP content on the store. You have told the public, your format is dead. It was partially sarcastic. I thought Jeff had posted that more new PSP UMD games would be downloadable from the PSN.

bigdaddyjane said:

January 30th, 10:21 am

I still don’t see any good tv show update’s.Besides the FFXIII trailer,this is a bad update for the PSN store this week.

SalMoriarty said:

January 30th, 10:41 am

I know this has already been said before, but open up the PSP the community and create a store like that of iPhone’s App Store. Follow the hackers’ lead, and let the crowd create software for it.


January 30th, 10:58 am

I already have the disc version of Burnout but would love to have it on my hard drive. Can anyone confirm if there is any loss in audio or visual quality between the two.


DaxMontana said:

January 30th, 12:18 pm


Perhaps a quick glance in the dictionary at the word “officially”.

Aer-evexi_flo said:

January 30th, 1:25 pm

I Think I´m in love with Christina Lee.

Wip3ou7pure said:

January 30th, 2:33 pm

More PSX Classics PLEASE!

DaddyDeath said:

January 30th, 3:08 pm

Nice update, keep up the good work! Hey, Shikamaru, you’re not the only one waiting on that Penn State theme. I’m going to ask every week until it comes Sony…

craigthomas86 said:

January 30th, 5:00 pm

When is the Oasis track pack available in the uk?

KanesInferno said:

January 30th, 6:10 pm

Great update! Got most of the LBP content, what I didn’t get yet I will soon. Also, will be getting both Savage Moon and Bejeweled 2 soon, though Bejeweled 2 should’ve been $5.99.

Keep the great updates coming!

MayhemCK said:

January 31st, 2:01 am

sweet adds keep em coming

MayhemCK said:

January 31st, 2:02 am

sweet update keep em coming

MayhemCK said:

January 31st, 2:03 am

does any one else think Bejeweled should B $5 tops tax included?

Mickeymac93 said:

January 31st, 3:01 am

Still no real content for the PSP? No demo? No new game? Not even any new videos? Just more lame themes and…whatever the hell PULSE is? *sigh* whatever…

And no matter how low they drop the price, I’m still never getting Burnout Paradise…well, if I had a PS3, anyways. Played the demo on my 360 and it was horrible. Stopping in the middle of a race every 5 seconds to look at the map is not my idea of fun. Besides, Wipeout HD is already available for a decent price, and it’s (probably) a much better game, IMO.

Mickeymac93 said:

January 31st, 3:04 am

Oh, and if Savage Moon is anything like Defense Grid, then I’d say it’s definitely worth a look. You can’t go wrong with Tower Defense games, unless you throw in some Final Fantasy characters into it.

MOET5000 said:

January 31st, 5:08 am

when well yall have the killzone costume for LBP now those are really cool for sackboy…

lulzkiller said:

January 31st, 7:10 am

ugh, lame. why even bother going through the trouble of getting a code from preordering if you’re just going to sell the costumes later?

and why just the god of war pack? Where’s Nariko, and the launch space suit?

Peppino7 said:

January 31st, 7:47 am

Thanks man!

Heavenly_king said:

January 31st, 10:09 am

I think it would be better that from here on the LBP dlc packs should be like MGS4 pack.


ThanatosDMC said:

January 31st, 11:41 am

I should buy Burnout… hmmm…

RuxR7 said:

January 31st, 4:19 pm

I hate when this happens! I bought Burnout Paradise just a few hours before it had it’s price lowered…

The_Wacker said:

February 1st, 7:51 am

More PS1 classics!!!! Tomba, Metal Gear Solid, Blasto!!!!!!!!!!!!

ballandbiscuit said:

February 1st, 11:44 am

Is it everyones goal to just whine and complain all of the time? Sony doesn’t have to put anything out on the psn. Oh my god I dont have anything new to play on my $200 or $400 device. Get a grip there are bigger problems in the world.

macknyc said:

February 1st, 1:02 pm

pretty cool update. but i just cant wait till resistance comes out with a map pack. wonder when one will come out. keep up the good work.

Mr_JoKilla said:

February 1st, 9:44 pm

Dear Sony,
Emissark made a terrific thread about PSN Gamercard Designs. Please take a look into it. I can’t see myself looking at my PS3 without this feature he so brilliantly displayed.

Lonewolf30 said:

February 2nd, 10:23 am

I have a big problem with the german PS store: last week a friend showed me the english version of the PSN store and I was absolutely baffled by the features that seem to have been forgotten when creating the german version, like the little tags in the icon to let me know it’s a game, an add on or video, or the “All by title” sorting option…
And what’s more the content is quite different.
I can understand how some of the content differs due to licensing and rating issues, but, for example, the “ape escape” costume for LBP which was announced with all the other costumes simply is not available in the german store…
Could somebody please explain, why the german store seems to be so very underdeveloped and different from the english version ??
Oh, and why are there missing LBP costumes in the german store??

nm3th said:

February 2nd, 3:16 pm

Anybody else having issues getting remote play to work with Bejeweled 2?

I can get PJM to work fine, but Bejeweled 2 just hangs my ps3.

bigdaveg said:

February 3rd, 11:04 am

When is the uk gonna get movie download service?

devynway said:

February 3rd, 8:49 pm

Hi, I’m trying to find the official Square Enix Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII PSP XMB Theme available for download on the Playstation Store. I haven’t been able to find it at all on the Playstation Store and am wondering if its still available. If i’m not mistaken, it was released on March 28, 2008. If it is available, please email me at, or at least let me know where I can download it from. I’m tired of all the knockoffs that people have been releasing and want the official Square Enix release. Thank you.

raptor210232 said:

February 4th, 10:20 am

great update but need more demos and add ons.

unclemonty said:

February 25th, 8:07 am

Can someone explain why although the price listed for Burnout Paradise on here is $19.99, we’re still being charged twice this (£25.99) in the UK?

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