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Dec 17

PlayStation Store Update

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

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Best of 2009 Collection

Take the guesswork out of shopping PlayStation Store. This year’s top-ranked downloads for PS3, PSP, PSone, DLC, demos and premium themes are right here in the Best of 2009 collection. Find the most popular titles and DLC and celebrate a year to remember. It’s the best of the best on PlayStation Store.

Best of PSN 2009


Beaterator Price Drop (was $39.99; now $19.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Price Drop (was $39.99; now $29.99)
Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman Price Drop (was $19.99; now $9.99)
Brain Challenge Price Drop (was $9.99; now $4.99)
Unbound Saga Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)
Tetris Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $6.99)
Burn Zombie Burn (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 171 MB

PSone Classics: PS3/PSP

Final Fantasy VIII ($9.99)
The peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Ultimecia takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. To restore order, Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy’s elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey that spans time and space.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.78 GB

Game Demos (free)

Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge
Take a test drive of Gran Turismo 5 and test your racing skills in the national Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge through January 25, 2010. Race the all-new Nissan 370Z in stock and tuned versions on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course, with the chance to walk away with bragging rights and an unforgettable Indy 500 VIP weekend experience.
File size: 203 MB

Army of TWO: The 40th Day Demo
Army of TWO: The 40th Day has been built from the ground up as an incredible cooperative experience. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets you put your best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever you want. This demo allows you to play part of the first level in split-screen or online co-op.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.44 GB

TV Show King Demo
Confront friends in local or online multi mode with this TV quiz game show! Try to answer fun and challenging trivia questions and see who can win the greatest amount of cash in the final deciding duel. TV Show King will challenge your brain!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 246 MB

Guitar Hero Van Halen Demo
Party with the greatest Arena Rock band of all time – Van Halen!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.41 GB

Diner Dash Demo
Players take direct control of Flo, an office-worker turned restauranteur, as she runs to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, take payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time limit allowed.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 71 MB

Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 171 MB

Add-on Game Content

PAIN Red Jimmy Character ($0.99)
Red Jimmy is a tough cowboy, but this new launchee is nothing without his beloved Horsey. Rumors say he broke in his steed just by shouting, “CHILL.” He can even lasso a full-grown bull and take out a fly off a cactus, blindfolded. But will you have the same accuracy launching him AND the Horsey he rode in on through the world of PAIN? Download Red Jimmy and the Horsey he rode in on today to see how the West was PAINed.
File size: 100 KB

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Cold Front ($9.99)
Kit yourself out in snow gear and fight your way through blizzard conditions, joining a team of mercenaries or a squad from one of the world’s top Special Forces regiments including the Russian Spetsnaz. Try your hand at Arms Run, a new game mode that features dynamically placed missile launchers that must be activated or destroyed, depending on which side you’re fighting for.
File size: 1.19 GB

Brutal Legend Hammer Of Infinite Fate ($4.99)
HAMMER OF INFINITE FATE Map Pack adds four new maps to Brütal Legend’s multiplayer mayhem. “Coiled Remains” is located deep within the heart of Tainted Coil territory, forcing armies to fight in a desecrated Titan temple. “Altar of Blood” separates opponents by a dangerous arena that can be activated to fill with drowning blood. “The Amplified Cliffs” pits players against each other in a desolate wasteland of amps and lava. “Crucible of the Titans” plunges players deep underground to fight in the company of the Metal Gods as they dangerously forge the Brütal landscape.
File size: 147 MB

NBA 10 Holiday Shoe Pack (free)
Get the latest kicks for NBA LIVE 10 with the holiday shoe pack featuring 23 updated shoes for your favorite players. From official team playbooks, signature player warm-ups and unique arena audio to daily updates of player attributes driven by Dynamic DNA. Whether it’s a quick game of play now, an Adidas LIVE Run online game or your Dynamic Season, NBA LIVE 10 brings you the ultimate in authenticity every time you hit the court.
File size: 90 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit

  • “Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf ($1.99)
  • “Sister Jack” by Spoon ($1.99)
  • “Cut Your Hair” by Pavement ($1.99)
  • Indie Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf, “Cut Your Hair” by Pavement, and “Sister Jack” by Spoon. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File sizes: 33 MB – 47 MB (singles), 118 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Gives You Hell”— All-American Rejects ($1.99)
  • “This is War”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
  • “Kings and Queens”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
  • “Christian’s Inferno”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • “Last of the American Girls”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • “¡Viva la Gloria!”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • Green Day Pack 2 ($5.49)- Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Green Day Pack 01. This pack includes: “Christian’s Inferno,” “Last of the American Girls,” and “¡Viva la Gloria!” by Green Day.

File sizes: 25 MB – 39 MB (singles), 75 MB (track pack)

The Beatles: Rock Band
Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing these song game tracks. For music credits, visit

  • “Girl” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “In My Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Michelle” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Nowhere Man” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Run For Your Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “The Word” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Think For Yourself” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Wait” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “What Goes On” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “You Won’t See Me” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • Rubber Soul Album ($17.99) – Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing Rubber Soul (Album).

File sizes: 29 MB – 39 MB (singles), 380 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

ModNation Racers “Express Yourself” Trailer
File size: 67 MB (HD)

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #1
File size: 129 MB (HD)

Critter Crunch “A Barf in the Night” Trailer
File size: 70 MB (HD)

Mushroom Wars Trailer 2
File size: 14 MB (SD) 41 MB (HD)

High Velocity Bowling Jarvis & Ginger Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption Trailer 2
File size: 87 MB (HD)

Planet 51 Launch Trailer
File size: 51 MB (HD)

File size: 19 MB (SD) 38 MB (HD) 69 MB (1080)


Smash Cars Theme (free)
File size: 1.56 MB

Digger HD Theme (free)
File size: 1.42 MB

Mushroom Wars Theme (free)
File size: 2.69 MB

Smash Cars B&W Theme (free)
File size: 1.80 MB

Guitar Hero Van Halen Theme (free)
File size: 1.83 MB

Legion Theme (free)
File size: 339 KB

Assassin’s Creed II Ezio Theme ($0.99)
File size: 4.92 MB

Bianca Premium Plus Theme ($1.99)
File size: 9.27 MB

Lindsay Kaye Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.89 MB

The Hangover Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.93 MB

Transformers 2 Theme ($1.99)
File size: 2.82 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Dynamic Theme Dual Pack $4.99
File size: 11.55 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Blue Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.27 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Red Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 5.28 MB

Gaze Theme ($1.99)
File size: 1.56 MB

Tropical Paradise Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.44 MB

Wallpaper (free)

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Wallpaper 3
File size: 237 KB (SD) 0.98 MB (1080)

Gravity Crash Sun Wallpaper
File size: 280 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

BUZZ! Quiz World ($19.99)
The portable quiz show experience without boundaries! Take a huge variety of trivia options on the go with you in BUZZ! Quiz World for the PSP system. All new single and multi player modes will keep you and your friends challenged for hours. If you think you’ve mastered it all, now you can jump online to try quizzes created by other fans or download add-on quizzes on your favorite subjects through the PSN. Take your trivia party to go!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 679 MB

Sega Rally Revo ($15.99)
Don’t just rip up the track, tear it a new one. Race through awesome environments, with a variety of weather conditions on surfaces including snow, mud, dirt, gravel and asphalt. This unpredictable off-road racing experience demands all of your skill and focus to win.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 144 MB

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus is a standalone addition to the 2006 award winning stealth action title of the same name. Focusing on a portable multiplayer experience, players will be able to enjoy more maps, more missions, and recruit a talented crew of war heroes for battling real opponents in online arenas.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 640 MB

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops ($14.99)
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is the action game from Hideo Kojima’s legendary Metal Gear Solid series that redefined the stealth action genre on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. With an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and innovative online gameplay that lets gamers recruit their own comrades, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops offers players a Metal Gear experience unlike any other.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 804 MB

Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel brings the renowned Metal Gear IDW comic book series to life on the PSP system, complete with stylized animation, thrilling music and explosive sound effects.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 614 MB

F1 2009 ($39.99)
F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of FORMULA 1 video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the FIA FORMULA 1 World Championship. F1 2009 will take gamers as close as possible to the most spectacular motorsport on the planet.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 382 MB

Ridge Racer ($14.99)
Prepare for intense racing excitement in the critically acclaimed Ridge Racer for the PSP system and take part in one of the most exhilarating portable racing games ever!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 646 MB

Game Demos (free)

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo
The world-renowned stealth-action series returns in a new chapter
hand-crafted by Hideo Kojima himself! The year is 1974. Join “Snake,”
(a.k.a. Big Boss), in pursuit of a mysterious armed force that threatens
peaceful Costa Rica. Play four mission types in this exclusive demo!
File size: 104 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 storefront)

Heracles Chariot Racing ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 44 MB

Spot the Differences! ($2.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 76 MB

Game Videos (free)

Tekken 6 PSP Trailer
File size: 9.44 MB

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Gameplay Sizzle Trailer
File size: 6.88 MB

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Launch Trailer
File size: 13 MB

Armored Core 3 Trailer
File size: 17 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 storefront)

Tropical Paradise PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 542 KB

Pinball Heroes: High Velocity Bowling PSP Theme (free)
File size: 501 KB

Pinball Heroes: Uncharted PSP Theme (free)
File size: 551 KB

Gaze PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 494 KB

Gaze PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 563 KB

Off the Beat – Pursuit PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 446 KB

Off the Beat – Hang Out PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 496 KB

Transformers 2 PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 566 KB

The Hangover PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 601 KB

Add Your Own

zopi-san said:

December 17th, 6:43 pm

nothing for me there:(

jasoncps said:

December 17th, 6:43 pm


Why is that taking so long to hit the store? The Gottlieb collection is there so why no Williams?

I think Sony is purposely delaying it so people buy Pinball Heroes!

Rhythm_City said:

December 17th, 6:45 pm

Is anybody else upset with the fact that EU is getting all uncharted 2 DLC while NA gets nothing?-what the fudge man.

TheRescue said:

December 17th, 6:46 pm

Any chance of a price match in the store? I bought Chinatown Wars less than a week ago for $10 more…I can’t buy used games with a PSPgo, so the least I think the Store could do is price match within 30 days or something.

Berae said:

December 17th, 6:48 pm

This is an awesome update but i thought we were getting Blue Toad murder files??

Carlos_Gabranth said:

December 17th, 6:48 pm


One detail:
“The peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Ultimecia takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic.”

It should have been ‘Sorceress Edea’, because the above statement contains a major spoiler.

DiscoJer said:

December 17th, 6:49 pm

Nice to see they dropped the price of Beaterator. They had a lot of gall charging $40 for it when it was on the iPhone for $5.

jiofreecs said:

December 17th, 6:49 pm

Yay!! FFVIII!!! means I need to walk outside and get a psn card, though. But I must wonder, WHERE IS YUGIOH TAG FORCE 4?

Nakiro said:

December 17th, 6:50 pm

When’s the Uncharted 2 motion comic bundle coming to US/Canada?
In particular interested in the two skins for multiplayer.

Is it exclusive to EU for a limited time or are we even going to get it?

Jack1982cp said:

December 17th, 6:51 pm

I don’t see why those updates can’t be done at some specific time each week. When you’re looking forward to something it’s always late.

DrHorrible256 said:

December 17th, 6:53 pm

hmmm to get MGS digital comic or to get the newly price dropped Chinatown wars.

TctclMvPhase said:

December 17th, 6:54 pm

Are all the minis supposed to be PS3 playable now? I just tried re-downloading Pinball Fantasies and it still says its a PSP only game.

ericscolon said:

December 17th, 6:57 pm

good now that the ff vii fans are happy how about Xenogears? (a far better game btw)

JimInPT said:

December 17th, 6:57 pm

I assume Tetris is the Mini/PSP version, correct?

Does anybody know if this will play on the PS3? Have been hoping for a decent Tetris for the PS3.

GiraffeeDreams said:

December 17th, 6:59 pm

Thank you for reply, never saw that option before, great work!!

TheGuardianFID said:

December 17th, 7:00 pm

Awesome update guys, I’ll be picking up some goodies on this one, thanks!!!:D

dan678762 said:

December 17th, 7:00 pm

Excuse me I registered on before the 3rd and have not received my beta code yet

DigitalHero said:

December 17th, 7:01 pm

Finally. Final Fantasy VIII

Just bought it, thanks Sony! See, you put good stuff up, I hand you my credit card. It’s that easy. :)

Pelt_Hunter said:

December 17th, 7:04 pm

So no Blue Toad Murder Files? It was the only game I wanted this week and would gladly get it first thing when I get off work but it appears it didn’t drop here. Does anyone know if it dropped on the EU store? I’m wondering if I really need to go through the hassle of a european account to purchase and play it now..

Enigma777 said:

December 17th, 7:04 pm

WOOT! MGS:PO is finally up!

Also, how old is that GT5 demo? It looks absolutely horrible… especially the foliage. It’s like an upscaled PS2 game.

Aremus said:

December 17th, 7:06 pm

My PS3 has just died.
It was a 60gb version. In january it’ll have 3 years. It happened while i was playing the GT5 Demo. I Started driving, then the image got freezed, then the console turned off, and the YLOD came out.
But what a luck! My PS3 is Canadian, and i’m living in Mexico. And the amazing Sony Mexico, cannot repair that console even if you want to pay for it.

mixedkidbx said:

December 17th, 7:07 pm

I dont know why so many people think this is such a great update. Many of you are calling this a great update just cuz FFVIII is in it. Get real.

This update is a joke. You price drop on that crap? Give me a break. AND you are still selling a lot of games on the store for way higher than what they are for sale in actual stores.

C0y07e_PS said:

December 17th, 7:08 pm

“All We Need is Love” DLC for Rock Band Beatles for PS3, PLEASE!!!

acerazer1 said:

December 17th, 7:10 pm

The Europeans have a way cooler sale, oh well. Thanks for all the free themes, at least.

Silentdeath-77 said:

December 17th, 7:15 pm

Great update! been waiting for FFVIII it’s the last one I need until 13 comes out :) Didn’t wanna pay $20+ on amazon for the discs!

ShadowPhoenix18 said:

December 17th, 7:17 pm

Final Fantasy 8!?! Merry Christmas to you too, Grace! *Thanks God he has $10.01 in his PSN Wallet and scrambles from the computer to his PS3*

robertmc8 said:

December 17th, 7:19 pm

Grace is PSN Store updated Next Tuesday because Holiday? On Christmas Eve? If not have Great Holiday everyone. Dam good thing I save my 20 bucks:) Thanks for Star Trek Dynamic themes I’d love Star Trek new movie. Now 15bucks hard to what else to get now lol.

DigitalWolf333 said:

December 17th, 7:20 pm

@29 portable ops plus does not have a story…

its more like a drill game or something…

trinigamer101 said:

December 17th, 7:26 pm

guy,s i looking out for FF IX, & chrono cross. Good rpg’s

SILVAJ said:

December 17th, 7:28 pm

Hello Grace Chen,
May we please have some information when the Playstation community will have new avatars.?

We have one of the most rediculous avatar selection its simply is funny. I mean we have Hippo avatars? Colored poop?

How about LBP avatars,MGS4 avatars,Call of duty avatars? Up to date game avatars? Please reply back to me because most of us want to know something from this topic. Thank you

PSmonkey said:

December 17th, 7:35 pm

***** Ridge Racers Problem *****

Hey sony, there seems to be a problem with Ridge Racers. The game stutters A LOT when playing. It looks to be a problem because of the compression/music as disabling the music during a race fixes the stuttering.

PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS!! Ridge Racers is not the same with out music. =(

BTW, I’m playing on a PSP-Go with the game in internal flash.

likedatkilla said:

December 17th, 7:37 pm

Its Dec. 17
10:36pm Est.
Still never got my Modnation racers beta, I’m a Qore subscriber since Oct. 2009
The website said it will send out emails on the 17 and beta begins on the 18

YungShep said:

December 17th, 7:38 pm

this is all fine and dandy, although it took forever i had to get my ps store update from the eu store, it just took way too long for the us store to update today…

but where is my key for ModNation Racers.

bayouboyz said:

December 17th, 7:43 pm

When will the Modnation Racer beta codes be sent out for Qore subscribers?

monkeyusp said:

December 17th, 7:43 pm

great update!! thanks!! I justa wanna know if the prices drops aro gonna be forever o just for a limited time, hope you answer me

DiscoJer said:

December 17th, 7:46 pm

@114 Tetris (the mini) apparently won’t ever be playable on the PS3 (the EU blog had a bit about it). Probably some sort of rights issue, rather than a technical hitch

Rangers94Baby said:

December 17th, 7:48 pm

GT 5 demo is really lame. IMO of course.

figureguy said:

December 17th, 7:50 pm


Since it was announced, we haven’t heard any confirmation on the PS3 being able to play Minis. Before I download any, could you confirm if that is working and if so, if there are only certain ones that you can use this feature with?

boxmyth said:

December 17th, 7:53 pm

Grace, I really need that snowman/candycane PSN Store background as a dynamic theme. I’ll pay real money for it.

Frostquake said:

December 17th, 7:58 pm

Grace Chen??
Any Chance that the Comics Store will come to the PS3 Store..on the PSN. I am unable to download the Media Go 1.3 on my Laptop, I keep getting this Error:
“Installing Microsoft Windows Media Format 11 Runtime
One or more features could not be installed. The installation has been stopped.
Click Cancel to exit.”
I have emailed customer support, but the lovely folks in India think I am talking about Ponies who fly through the sky and vomit rainbows of joy…They are totally useless!!
Unless the Comics store comes on the PSN on the PS3 I won’t be able to use it…You can buy games for the PSP and download right to your PSP..It clearly states that this item is for the PSP only, so I don’t understand why the Comics store can’t be on the PS3 Store front!

bbd23 said:

December 17th, 8:00 pm

guitar hero demo? psn store? does not compute.

KazeEternal said:

December 17th, 8:03 pm


Now we need Vagrant Story and Xenogears and we’ll be one to one with the JP PS Store for Square Enix titles.

superfly12 said:

December 17th, 8:07 pm

great update , one question though when is the us going to see dracula as a minis like Europe?

Tjoeb123 said:

December 17th, 8:08 pm

This is one hell of an update!!! (Mostly because of FFVIII)

It’s too bad I can’t get it until after christmas…

tim_AZNPx0 said:

December 17th, 8:11 pm

Man, thanks for the price drop of Beaterator, saw it Gamestop for the same price before this newest update.

Nice update overall.

befear said:

December 17th, 8:16 pm

can you guys get the ps1 game blast lacrosse please????

WiLL02724 said:

December 17th, 8:16 pm

I was hoping for the Singstar Viewer, but grabbed it off my UK account instead.

Dombran said:

December 17th, 8:19 pm

my Playstation Store still has not updated and I was looking forward for the beta code which I still have not received.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 17th, 8:20 pm

GT5 DEMO WAS NOT ALL THAT..if anyone can play that for more than two minutes..they are the lamest person i know.if i was to drive that car for another minute i would’ve feel ANYWHO ..great update on psn..finally got the most and only anticipated dlc for socom..COLDFRONT and a nice ARMY OF TWO DEMO – thank god becuz that gt5 was disappointing..IMO..


December 17th, 8:20 pm

Where is my ModNation Racers Beta code!!!???

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