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Jan 21

PlayStation Store Update

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

Hi Everyone – it’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.


PlayStation Network 10 for ’10 Game Sale

If you scored a PS3 or PSP system this holiday season, PlayStation Store is making it easy to load up on great games to kick off 2010. For one week only, get HALF OFF 10 handpicked titles during the PlayStation Network 10 for ’10 Game Sale. It’s a perfect start to getting the most out of your gift. Offer valid through 1/27.

10 For '10 PSN Game Sale!

PS3 Games:

Gravity Crash (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
ZEN Pinball (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Critter Crunch (now $3.49, original price $6.99)
Braid (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Burn Zombie Burn (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Tank Battles (now $3.49, original price $6.99)
Uno (now $3.99, original price $7.99)

PSP Games:

Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Crystal Defenders PSP (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Creature Defense (now $3.99, original price $7.99)
Kurulin Fusion (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Thexder Neo (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Downloadable Games

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment ($14.99)
Konami’s legendary tactical RPG series returns! On the continent of Sostegaria, two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. Caught in the tide of battle is young orphan Tobias Martin. Driven to defend his homeland, and to avenge those already fallen, Tobias enlists with his comrades to fight for peace. But all is not what it seems, and they face a threat far deadlier – and closer – than they know.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 581 MB

PS one Classics

Championship Bass ($5.99)
Hit the lakes in this realistic bass simulation. You have many tricks in your arsenal, but do you have what it takes to reel in the big one?
ESRB Rated E
File size: 151 MB

Add-on Game Content

SingStar Viewer (free)
Download the SingStar Viewer today and get access to the best interactive online SingStar content straight from the XMB Menu. Check out hot new tracks at the SingStore, the best performances from the SingStar community at My SingStar Online and everything in between – only on PlayStation 3.
File size: 93 MB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Warriors of Justice (free)
“Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #5 is now available! The fifth release is the “Warriors of Justice Pack!” This pack contains Kid Gohan, Gohan, Kid Trunks, Goten and Videl!
They fight, in the name of justice! The power of justice will conquer it all!
File size: 116 KB

WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2010 Stone Cold Steve Austin DLC ($0.99)
Download this pack and play as WWE Legend, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
File size: 5.02 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit

  • “Broken Man” by Scott McKeon ($1.99)
  • “Lonesome Road Blues” by Joe Bonamassa ($1.99)
  • “Who I Am” by Tyler Bryant ($1.99)
  • New Blues Masters Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Who I Am” by Tyler Bryant, “Lonesome Road Blues” by Joe Bonamassa, and “Broken Man” by Scott McKeon. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.
  • “Laser Cannon Deth Sentence” by Dethklok ($1.99)
  • “Still I Rise” by Shadows Fall ($1.99)
  • “Twilight of the Thunder God” by Amon Amarth ($1.99)
  • Metal Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Still I Rise” by Shadows Fall, “Twilight of the Thunder God” by Amon Amarth, and “Laser Cannon Deth Sentence” by Dethklok. 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: 32 MB – 67 MB (singles), 128 MB – 136 MB (track packs)

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

  • “1901”— Phoenix ($1.99)
  • “Lisztomania”— Phoenix ($1.99)
  • “Blue Jeans”— Silvertide ($1.99)
  • “A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me) (Live)”— Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ($1.99)
  • “Breakdown (Live)”— Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ($1.99)
  • “Century City (Live)”— Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ($1.99)
  • “Jammin’ Me (Live)”— Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ($1.99)
  • “Nightwatchman (Live)”— Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ($1.99)
  • “The Waiting (Live)”— Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ($1.99)
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 2 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 2. This pack includes: “A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me) (Live),” “Breakdown (Live),” “Century City (Live),” “Jammin’ Me (Live),” “Nightwatchman (Live),” and “The Waiting (Live)” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

File sizes: 24 MB – 37 MB (singles), 180 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 1/21 Edition
Join host Christina Lee for PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network. This edition features the massive action of MAG, the new billiards simulator Hustle Kings, add-ons for Assassin’s Creed II and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, new video releases, and a taste of PlayStation Network’s new reality series, The Tester.
File size: 260 MB (HD) 451 MB (1080)

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Fraud
File size: 185 MB (HD)

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Violence
File size: 136 MB (HD)

Army of Two: The 40th Day “Demo Trailer”
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Fairytale Fights Trailer
File size: 58 MB (HD)

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Happy Holidays Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Adrenaline Trailer
File size: 50 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 2
File size: 42 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 3
File size: 43 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 4

File size: 62 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 5
File size: 38 MB (HD)

Hasbro Family Game Night Trailer
File size: 37 MB (HD)

Darksiders Mayhem Trailer
File size: 44 MB (HD)

Darksiders Launch Trailer
File size: 60 MB (HD)

Darksiders Heads Will Roll Trailer
File size: 46 MB (HD)

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Announcement Trailer
File size: 38 MB (HD)

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Trailer
File size: 58 MB (HD)

Medal of Honor Announce Trailer
File size: 41 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Banana Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.27 MB

Devil Vixen Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.87 MB

School Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.31 MB

Liquid Metal 2 Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.18 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

METAL GEAR SOLID PSP Bundle ($29.99)
The METAL GEAR SOLID PSP Bundle features three PSP titles from Hideo Kojima’s legendary series that redefined the stealth action genre. Included within this extraordinary bundle are METAL GEAR SOLID PORTABLE OPS, METAL GEAR SOLID PORTABLE OPS PLUS, and METAL GEAR SOLID DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVEL.
ESRB Rated T- M
File size: 2.01 GB

DJ Max Fever ($19.99)
The beat jamming sensation that started the music game craze comes to the PSP system in its most complete form ever.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.38 GB

Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance ($29.99)
An enhanced version of the original Valhalla Knights 2, “Battle Stance” streamlines gameplay by reducing battle parties from six to four members for more party control, as well as adding warp points in various locations for expedited travel. Combine this with added customization options, new weapons, armor, quests and monsters, and this becomes the most complete Valhalla Knights experience yet.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 696 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 1/21 Edition
File size: 50 MB

Army of Two: The 40th Day PSP Trailer
File size: 10 MB

Dante’s Inferno Game Trailer
File size: 25 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Liquid Metal 2 PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 606 KB

Dita Von Teese PSP Theme 3 ($1.49)
File size: 588 KB

Dita Von Teese PSP Theme 4 ($1.49)
File size: 556 KB

Banana Girl Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 380 KB

Devil Vixen Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 415 KB

School Girl Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 367 KB

Add Your Own

C-Murph666 said:

January 21st, 7:10 pm

HOLY CRAP! Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment~!!! Now add the PSOne Classics, Vandal Hearts I and II~!!!

Darth-Krayt said:

January 21st, 7:16 pm

No wonder 360 fanboys get to brag about higher sales. All these people here would prefer not supporting PS3, but instead buy and spend their time playing out-dated and over-priced 10-15 year old PS1 games.

If I were Sony I wouldn’t sell ANY good PS1 RPGs on the Store or any PS1 games period. Maybe people would actually spend money on PS3 games. PS3 has PS1 backwards compatability, that’s good enough for people living in the past. I would ONLY make downloadable PS1 games availible from the PSP store directly like the comics. Because people with PS3 should be supporting PS3 games. Period.

For shame on you self proclaimed RPG fans not buying Demon’s Souls. And don’t pretend like you all did, because I know from the sale, you didn’t. And I hope all you people crying for PS1 JRPGs are buying White Knight. If not, you’re hypocrites and tools and the reason Sony is still in 3rd.

DougieDoug said:

January 21st, 7:23 pm

@148. Me buying things on the psn has no affect on me buying ps3 games. so your comments are probably wasted on the majority of us. I like to get the most out of the system. that includes all aspects of the system, movies, downloadable games, and disc based games. We are here to discuss downloadble content. Stop making assuptions about other people’s spending habits.

Bigboss19 said:

January 21st, 7:40 pm

Darthphader said:

January 21st, 7:49 pm

the one game I would love to make its way to the playstation store is Suikoden 2, cause you already have Suikoden 1 available to it

saintaqua said:

January 21st, 7:53 pm

Much better.

SuNnYBoI said:

January 21st, 7:58 pm

i dont know why lots of ppl constantly hate updates that don’t have anything major in them. it kinda pisses me off because people that come out with all this stuff put a lot of effort to make just ONE piece of DLC. i mean yea they make these things because we demand it, but don’t hate on the lesser updates, at least its SOMETHING ya kno? better than nothing. besides, the bigger updates give us something to look forward to. keep the updates comin ppl. :]

WestSiide said:

January 21st, 8:01 pm


LikeablePheasant said:

January 21st, 8:01 pm

Grace, when can expect one of the best selling and best psp games ever made? FF Crisis Core, Getting a Go was a mistake

Exalted_Knight said:

January 21st, 8:02 pm

Hey Grace how are you, i was hoping to know whether or not you guys can ask Namco Bandai to publish Digimon Worlds 1-3 onto the Playstation Store thanks!

jhl74 said:

January 21st, 8:05 pm

If PS1 classics are causing poor sales for ps3 titles, shouldn’t xbox360 and wii games sell poorly as well due to XBLA and Wii’s Virtual Console?
I doubt any ps3 owners would ignore ps3 games and only buy ps1 games. That would be just ridiculous.
PS3 definitely need a good library of new and old games if they are going to compete against XBLA and Virtual Console. Some people want to revisit older games on ps1 and that could be one of their reasons for buying ps3 instead of xbox360.
Demon’s Souls’ poor sales probably don’t have anything to do with people buying ps1 classics. White Knight Chronicles is a mmo styled rpg and Demons’ Souls is a tough game that can be stress inducing. They are not the same as PS1 rpgs. It’s a matter of personal tastes. Demon’s Souls or WKC might not appeal to all rpg gamers. So let’s stop playing blame game.

dannangelo said:

January 21st, 8:09 pm

Quote: If I were Sony I wouldn’t sell ANY good PS1 RPGs on the Store or any PS1 games period. Maybe people would actually spend money on PS3 games. PS3 has PS1 backwards compatability, that’s good enough for people living in the past. I would ONLY make downloadable PS1 games availible from the PSP store directly like the comics. Because people with PS3 should be supporting PS3 games. Period.

Wow, nice generalization there pal.
Not everyone who asks for PSOne classics boycotts buying PS3 games too. And for your information, even though PS1 discs are abundant on sites like Ebay, games like Suikoden II DESERVE to be put up on the PSN for the sole reason that it costs upwards of $100 to get a copy anywhere you look online. Not everyone has craploads of money to spend.

KidCommando said:

January 21st, 8:23 pm

The SingStar Viewer is crackin’ me up!

Even if you don’t have SingStar, download the viewer. Some of the videos are pretty funny. Very cool, thanks!

ViviUO said:

January 21st, 8:26 pm

Really? A corny fishing game? Where are the PSOne classics that a lot of people actually want? Final Fantasy IX, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, maybe Gran Turismo 1 and 2, Xenogears … the list goes on.

No one wants Bass fishing.

Pretty fail update as far as I am concerned.

John_Oval said:

January 21st, 8:39 pm

Sigh…its getting harder and harder to stomach these lackluster updates…I keep expecting a nice surprise each week…still nothing

cronqvist said:

January 21st, 8:45 pm

I am SO getting Braid as soon as I can transfer to my account.

Demonhunter84 said:

January 21st, 8:47 pm

Great update on the 10 for 10 Game Sale! I bought Braid since its $7 and although I would of bought it for $14, i was waiting for a price drop. Great way to start off the new year with a game sale!

SmokeECW said:

January 21st, 8:53 pm

i hate to say it weak update. sale is good but no demos. hopefully next week looks better.

TwontonSizzle said:

January 21st, 9:08 pm

still have high hopes for some of the good PS1 classics :( brave fencer musashi, megaman legends, chrono chross, legend of dragoon. just some ideas :)

jwood87 said:

January 21st, 9:27 pm


When can we except price drops on bigger PSP games Like Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines, or FIFA 10? We PSPGo owners have no opportunity to buy them used and we also dont get any of the packaging so 40 bucks seems a little to steep.

Rinaldus91 said:

January 21st, 9:30 pm

That is a bargain for Braid, picking that up tomorrow.

JoeRockEHF said:

January 21st, 9:40 pm

Any word on when Catan is supposed to be released in the US yet?

Darkpen said:

January 21st, 9:47 pm

Is there any news on when we’ll be getting the Demon’s Souls Dynamic theme? I think a lot of people would like to buy it.

piratedrunk said:

January 21st, 9:50 pm

but.. thats.. more than 10 games..

retro25 said:

January 21st, 9:51 pm

Sweet deals on the Playstation store sale this week, but I’m still need to see more PS One classics soon. I like to get Gex 2: enter the gecko(my favorite game)and the Ridge Racer series to add my PS one classics collection.

KILLZONE79 said:

January 21st, 10:09 pm

Grace chen why cant talk with your users like EU blog does every store update

look how many times thier store update manager replied

KILLZONE79 said:

January 21st, 10:27 pm

@ 145 OMG Yeah i would buy those PMC logos in a second but sony missed that opprtunity this week.

ifssal said:

January 21st, 10:39 pm

Argh, I saw Crystal Defenders and jumped on my PS3 (figuratively speaking) but it was for the PS3. Maybe next time…

Darth-Krayt said:

January 21st, 10:44 pm

If you really wanted Gex 2, why don’t you go buy it since it’s already on the store and has been for a few months. Gex and Gex 2 came out the same day.

Serge-01W said:

January 21st, 10:59 pm

Is there any way to know if we are ever going to get Chrono Cross for the PSP?

SK33948 said:

January 21st, 11:00 pm

I am really glad I waited to download some minis on my psp. Half priced games, sweet.

Now is this a good sign, Sony throwing us a bone. Or a bad one, that minis aren’t selling that well?

Ice_Snake said:

January 21st, 11:13 pm

This update wasn’t worth my time or money. I’m not getting anything this week. Better luck next week. please put up more PS1 Classics that don’t suck. Also stick more old PSP games on there.

OLBlkBtty said:

January 21st, 11:14 pm

will the assassins creed 2 dlc come out soon?

Enigma777 said:

January 21st, 11:53 pm

Where’s all the Square Enix love for my PSPgo? Why the hell did I even buy one if it’s supported this s***ly!

Don’t drop the ball, Sony! You can still turn this around!

UnholierThanThou said:

January 22nd, 12:42 am

Yeah, I didn’t comment last week even though I wanted to, but there have now been 2 weeks of lame updates. I don’t expect *new* content every week, but I REFUSE to believe that it is this hard to spit out some new avatars or give us some decent PS1 games. Bass fishing??? Seriously, guys. Come on. Does anyone work at Sony anymore? Because I’m just about willing to volunteer at this point. Furthermore, the only worthwhile points in the post this week are the price drops on Critter Crunch and Zen Pinball. That is ALL you have given us. TWO WEEKS! Get it together, Sony. We WANT to give you our money, but we want some REAL content in return. Thanks for hearing our voice (sincerely).

UnholierThanThou said:

January 22nd, 12:46 am

By the way: @darthkrayt (or whatever your dumba$$ ID is) You are an idiot. Go away.

syscoman said:

January 22nd, 2:39 am

DJ Max FTW!! 5/5

CDubyahS said:

January 22nd, 4:44 am

new Pulse! this thursday?

kandal978 said:

January 22nd, 4:53 am

in for critter crunch, gravity, and zen pinball!!

typikal82 said:

January 22nd, 5:02 am

damn, i just bough zen pinball a week ago

SimplyAJ said:

January 22nd, 5:12 am

Honest question, is there any reason why we get so gipped on PS1 releases and PSP games yet Japan releases things constantly? I mean, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t have all the PS1 Classics Japan has.

mixedkidbx said:

January 22nd, 5:39 am

woot!! Game Sales are always GOOD!! Do more sales like this and you will get more of my money and im sure a lot more of other peoples money.

Sony you must remember most people are still in very bad economic shape and are broke.

I just now bought for PS3:

UNO $3.99
Critter Crunch $3.50
Burn Zombie Burn $4.99
Zen Pinball $4.99

Prices like those for games i can’t pass up.

Might buy later for PSP (just dont got any more room on my storage card):

Crystal Defenders
Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign

awsome_robot said:

January 22nd, 5:52 am

I’m just glad that sony knows we are in a bad economy and so by putting this sloppy content helps NOT spend money.

No,seriously sony, the point is to make profit, so if you put content that people want, the people will buy. Supply and demand, again, supply and demand; its basic economy.

michaelja said:

January 22nd, 6:39 am

Any chance of having a sale on some of the older trophy games like Blast Factor? I could use a good twin-stick shooter :-)

Watchmann said:

January 22nd, 6:49 am


Any word on whether updates to premium & dynamic themes are in the works?

With the frequent firmware updates, new icons get added. This can frequently make a visual mess of the xmb, as they do not match up with the custom icons.


Zarxce said:

January 22nd, 6:51 am

Awesome update.

I bought Vandal Hearts right away and I hope it sells well so that more RPGs are released over PSN.

Also, half off Braid was an excellent deal. I was waiting for this before buying it.

Looks like I have something to hold me over until WKC is released, so I’m happy.

Maulok said:

January 22nd, 6:51 am

I’m a sucker for these PSN sales. Please keep them coming!!

LokeSTL said:

January 22nd, 7:36 am

Bought Vandal Hearts and it has very addictive gameplay. Hope that the first two get a PSN re-master.

@Grace Chen

One problem though, I get an error trying to sync the trophies to the server. Looks like a patch will be needed.

ShadowPhoenix18 said:

January 22nd, 9:10 am

1st, why do so many people say “we” when most of the time, I know what they’re saying certainly doesn’t apply to me, and may possibly only apply to themselves? It’s cute.

2nd, Why is the inconsistency of an update such an issue? I mean, I’m as excited as the next guy to see what’s new, but really? There nothing else you’re doing but waiting in front of the PSG angrily awaiting the update so that you can be the first person to watch a video? I’m not trying to be cruel, I really would like someone to clarify. I’m sincerely curious, since I’m just satisfied to get the update whenever it comes…

ShadowPhoenix18 said:

January 22nd, 9:11 am

Oops. I obviosly meant PS3. typed too fast there. And the post was regarding the inconsistent times of the update if that wasn’t clear.

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