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Jan 28

Jan 28

PlayStation Store Update

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

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


Bloons minis Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $3.99)

Brain Pipe minis Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Hustle Kings ($9.99)
Rack ‘em up and hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards with Hustle Kings, the newest and first-ever billiards simulator made exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, Hustle Kings allows players of every skill level to immerse themselves in one of the most realistic billiards experiences ever realized through true to life physics and stunning, photo-realistic lighting and graphics.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 316 MB

Originally released on the PC in 1985, THEXDER is a side-scrolling shooter featuring sleek animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and brilliant homing lasers. Now the excitement of the original returns with revamped graphics, a novice mode, 6-player online races, and all-new features in THEXDER NEO.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 269 MB

Assault Heroes ($9.99)
As the only surviving members of an elite Special Forces Unit, it is up to you to uncover a classified weapons program hidden deep within a secret underground lab. Go the mission alone or fight side-by-side with your fellow comrade to tackle relentless enemy attacks. Use your stealth military training, weapons handling and quick mobility in this do or die mission. Reveal the truth to become the ultimate Assault Hero!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 58 MB

PS one Classics

Extreme Pinball ($5.99)
Take your pinball to the extreme! Rack up the high scores as you play through four exciting tables.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 24 MB

Hi-Octane:The Track Fights Back ($5.99)
Blow the competition away in this high-speed racing game! Collect weapons and power-ups in a full-on battle towards the finish line.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 35 MB

Game Demos (free)

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Single Player Demo
Download the free single player demo for the “GAME OF THE YEAR” award winner, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.83 GB

Originally released on the PC in 1985, THEXDER is a side-scrolling shooter featuring sleek animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and brilliant homing lasers. Now the excitement of the original returns with revamped graphics, a novice mode, 6-player online races, and all-new features in THEXDER NEO.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 94 MB

Vancouver Olympic Winter Games Demo
The world’s best athletes are back to defy the odds with heart-stopping feats of athletic greatness in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Take to the slopes in the men’s super-G or risk everything in the Landing Zone challenge.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 675 MB

Add-on Game Content

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves PlayStation Heroes Pack ($4.99)
Storm through UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves online multiplayer modes as characters from your favorite PlayStation franchises! This pack contains seven character skins from inFAMOUS, Killzone 2, and the Resistance franchise.
File size: 141 KB

LittleBigPlanet GroundHog Day Costume (free)
A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy! Available for a limited time.
File size: 1.04 MB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 12: Battle of Forli ($3.99)
Battle of Forli expands the Assassin’s Creed II experience by delivering a missing piece of the storyline. Uncover new depths to the historical conspiracy by gaining access to six challenging new memories. Join Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza to defend Forli from the Orsi Brothers and pilot Leonardo’s flying machine across Romagna.
File size: 702 MB

PAIN Hilde Günnagröpe Character ($0.99)
Don’t be fooled by Hilde’s siren song – the littlest valkyrie packs a wallop. Launch her onto unsuspecting targets that don’t realize just because Hilde may be a bit on the short side, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to lay the hammer down! It takes some serious muscles to be able to wield a hammer as big as your own self, and this viking has got plenty leftover to dish out the PAIN. Download Hilde today!
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit

  • “Travelin’ Band” by Creedence Clearwater Revival ($1.99)
  • “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival ($1.99)
  • “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival ($1.99)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Bad Moon Rising”, “Travelin’ Band”, and “Proud Mary” by CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival). 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: 23 MB – 32 MB (singles), 78 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Bulls on Parade”— Rage Against the Machine ($1.99)
  • “Hair of the Dog”— Nazareth ($1.99)
  • “Killed by Death ‘08″— Motörhead ($1.99)
  • “Levitate”— I Mother Earth ($1.99)
  • “Master of the Universe”— Hawkwind ($1.99)
  • “Transmaniacon MC”— Blue Öyster Cult ($1.99)
  • “Godzilla”— Blue Öyster Cult ($1.99)

File sizes: 18 MB – 40 MB (singles)

Game Videos (free)

White Knight Chronicles IE Character Customization Video
File size: 78 MB (HD) 133 MB (1080)

White Knight Chronicles IE The Online Experience
File size: 163 MB (HD) 256 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Acquisition Mode
File size: 75 MB (HD)

MAG: How To – Domination Mode
File size: 71 MB (HD)

MAG: How To – Sabotage Mode
File size: 63 MB (HD)

MAG: How To – Suppression Mode
File size: 53 MB (HD)

Hustle Kings Launch Trailer
File size: 45 MB (HD) 76 MB (1080)

Smash Cars Trailer 2
File size: 20 MB (SD) 54 MB (HD)

Madden NFL Arcade Accolades Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Madden NFL Arcade Launch Trailer
File size: 39 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Devil Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.47 MB

Nurse Girl Mika Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.36 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also playable on PS3 system)

Dracula – Undead Awakening ($4.99)
ESRB Rated T
File size: 13 MB

Pinball Dreams ($6.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 4.45 MB

Route 66 ($3.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 41 MB

Deflector ($3.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 5.66 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet PSP Gardens Theme Level Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Take a trip to the Gardens with new stickers and objects from the Gardens Level Pack!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.62 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Gardens Costumes (free)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get two free costumes from the Gardens!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 4.5 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP The Sack That Time Forgot Level Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Take a trip to the stone age with 4 costumes and 12 stickers in The Sack That Time Forgot Level Pack!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.59 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Content Update v2.02 (free)
File size: 5.08 MB

Game Videos (free)

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Anger
File size: 51 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Fraud
File size: 49 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Greed
File size: 51 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Heresy
File size: 44 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Limbo
File size: 46 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Violence
File size: 37 MB

Kurulin Fusion Trailer
File size: 15 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Devil Girl Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 379 KB

Nurse Girl Mika Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 364 KB

Add Your Own

drunkenNATIVE said:

January 29th, 4:53 am

untill the ps3 can psp games i for one will not buy a psp go or a umd psp. i would rather play psp games on my ps3 anyways since i dont really need on the go gaming i hardly use my ds unless im making beats with the korg ds 10. its one of the best non games ever.

zombie9 said:

January 29th, 5:30 am

Not bad update. Got hustle kings and some DLC for my Uncharted 2 and AC2. Pretty cool It will keep me busy and not complaining. But I had problems with my PS3 why playing hustle kings it powered off by it’s self and would turn off an on by its self. then flash red light on and off. I turn it back on then powers back off. But seems to be working fine now? Oh well I guess my 60gig PS3 has bit the dust :(

Quixote said:

January 29th, 5:42 am

will there be any future releases of free Avatars, or will it all be Premium from here on out?

will the US receive a Free Dynamic Theme as some of the other regions did?

Sonicfan11589 said:

January 29th, 5:46 am

I’m surprised no one besides me mentioned shadow of destiny NOT being available on the ps store. Unless a lot of you guys are not interested in that game, which I can understand, but I’m just saying it is considered I think a “sleeper hit”. It may not be epic like modern warfare 2 but it is an overlooked game and under appreciated. It is short but has multiple endings as well as secret ones and there are different and alternate scenes like that in silent hill: shattered memories.

IcedDice777 said:

January 29th, 6:02 am

Yes!!! Hustle Kings made this update 8/10. Thank you Dudes! Oook, So when can i expect and Uncharted or Ninja Gaiden Pool Table or Bar setting? Hey! We Ninjas love to pool and hanging on bars too, ya know.

OMGitb said:

January 29th, 7:04 am

I never owned a psp before and so I opted for the psp go because I thought there would actually be games to download on it. For all of us out here who bought this machine, Sony, will you please start putting up the hit psp games so those of us who have the go can play them, for god’s sakes!!!


January 29th, 7:07 am

Pinball $7? that price isn’t “mini” at all

D-Money85 said:

January 29th, 7:35 am

I just want to say that I have a PSPGo as well and I agree with a lot of the people here on this blog. It is sad for me to say but the lack of content for the PSPGo is heartbreaking.

Now I’m not on here to complain and I will not try and trade in my PSPGo because I will most likely get robbed on my refund. However I do believe you guys need to start giving us some more PSPGo content.

stevelvl said:

January 29th, 7:40 am

Come On grace, do you even read these responses? probably 90 percent of them are asking for ps1 RPG classics, isn’t this a hint to you at all?

Stanpy said:

January 29th, 8:30 am

Hustler King….

one thing that I hate are DLC that are not mentioned like the Chalk that you kinda need for the end game stuff how great is that to rip off consumers personally. I regret buying this based on what i saw on the forums. There is 3 Chalk to buy for what hmm 0,99 each why is this even for sale why can’t we unlock them while playing the game what in the world they are thinking I swear Developers these days they try to take as much money out of our pocket as possible… I rarely complain about DLC but wow this game is like you need it to be in your stuff later in the game Forced DLC in a way…

MadMeat001 said:

January 29th, 9:32 am

hope you will release Tomba 1 and 2 for the PsOne classic.
i wish there were more classic console arcade and pc game with extra feature on PSN for PSP and PS3.
i don’t buy TurboGrafx for Wii because i am waiting it to be released on psn.

As a pc gamer at the same time i would love to see Sony making digital distribution of PC game for pc, a bit like Steam!
and that i can buy some of them with the PSN cards!

Sony rulez

urienji said:

January 29th, 9:33 am

No Grace doesn’t seem to read the boards. No one seems to read the boards. If they read the boards they would probably try to do something to soothe the anger.

But, just in case someone is reading, here are a few suggestions:

1. Explain why I have to pay the PSPGo tax to play games. Why is down loadable content more expensive than retail?

2. Publish an FAQ that explains what is required to bring a PSP game to the PSN. I would like to know why some games aren’t available. Explain the process.

3. How about a schedule of release dates or a list of titles that you are “working on”. I would love to have Final Fantasy Tactics (remake). Is it coming soon? Are you working on it? Why do I have to wait for Thursdays to find out what is coming. Gamestop can tell me what games are coming out months from now. PSN can’t tell me what is coming next week?

4. Respond to your customers. The “let them eat cake” attitude is not the way to make friends and influence people.

All of this might explain why Sony is in third place in the console wars. Making me beg you to provide content so I can give you money makes no sense at all.

Sonicfan11589 said:

January 29th, 9:51 am

@162, very well put, i actually thought about typing up a similar post but it looks like u beat me to the punch or whatever the phrase is. I really hope someone at sony considers to at least explain to us those things you have suggested, very well put indeed.

jwood87 said:

January 29th, 10:17 am

No PSP games, why did you even put out the PSPGO? Will the price every drop on the few games that are out??

rjejr said:

January 29th, 10:30 am

Anybody know if there is any difference between the 3gig UK Uncharted 2 demo and the 1.8gig US demo?

(I was pretty sure I posted this question here yesterday but it seems to have disappeared.)

mcbuttz78 said:

January 29th, 10:55 am

“The offical psn fan of the year” mcbuttz78

All you go owners need to go to the store and look there over 75 psp/go games hich you can download.. I know the pricing is of and kinda high. Amazon does side deals that why there games are lower.. psn doesnt do side deals, we have a while til there a sale.. It sucks but psn store is a true store.. I for would love to see “black thursday’s once a month fr psp/go games pricing.. But stop the hining and moan moan.. If you ant to see yor psp/go .. Well thats your lost .. im gonna cry a tear neither will the next person who buy’s it at the game stop or pawnshop.. Like i said there 175 games inthe store buy 1.. If want a certain just send a request ..kindly send it , dont rant demands.> and if your a xbot troll trying to ruin good things, Im a gonna rip u.


mcbuttz78 said:

January 29th, 10:56 am

175* whining* want* sorry for my typos errors.. anger kicked in


Korlithiel said:

January 29th, 11:10 am

So little content for the PSP, where is the love?

Nice to finally see the Dracula mini though, probably pick that up later when considering comics to buy.

urienji said:

January 29th, 11:13 am


Pricing isn’t kind of high. Pricing is outrageously high on some games. $20 higher than retail. It isn’t good business for Sony. And it isn’t a good deal for me.

And I have seen people asking for the same titles month after month. Very nicely. And the people are being ignored.

I know Sony is getting killed by Nintendo and Microsoft, but can’t they afford a moderator that could make us feel like we were “at least” being heard?

Kaiser081990 said:

January 29th, 11:53 am

I have to disagree, the people here are not whining so much as they want answers. The lacking PSP updates would be a lot easier to swallow if there was some notice, along the lines of (example)”Hey we hear that you want FF Crisis Core and are trying to lobby SquareEnix to bring it to the PSN. Unfortunately we cannot confirm a release”. But no, we cannot even get that. Even if we cant have definitive answers we would like to feel like we are being heard. I dont think anyone expects answers to every question, but some are better than none.

urienji said:

January 29th, 1:45 pm

Wow! I was just at the Japanese Playstation store. Did you know that they get daily updates of new content?

Sony you seriously need to fire your American staff. They aren’t getting the job done.

leo112358 said:

January 29th, 5:49 pm

HEy ho!

While all these updates are new and exciting, I’m still waiting on Macintosh support for MediaGo.

fribee said:

January 29th, 7:52 pm

ive gotta agree with 170 and 162. on here and on the forums, ive heard people asking for the same games for months now, and it seems like the only two that’ve been filled are ff7 and ff8.

yes, the psn store has over a hundred titles, but even with my wide range of genre fandom, ive bought just about every game on the psn that i would buy. its wasteful to spend 30 dollars on a game just because its there.

i’d be happy to be be updated with the status of games. or at least a “coming soon” from sony so i dont check the updates each week to find nothing of interest to me personally. hell, even if i have to pay for a yearly membership to get a good stream of content like you do with xbl, i’d pay in a heartbeat. just as sony wins gamers over to buy the ps3, they show how much they care about customer service, not in lack of update quality, but in the sheer absence of listening to the customers.

chris-80_ said:

January 29th, 8:07 pm

Dear Sony,

Last October I bought a PSP Go, and a few accesories for about $300. Overall I feel very ripped off by your company. There’s A LOT of games that aren’t available to download. Only a very small percentage of the PSP library is on the PSN, and the prices of everything are WAY too high. The updates are erratic at best and almost never feature more than a game or two. Where’s the professionalism? Isn’t this your job?

If I could go back in time I totally would’ve gotten the PSP 3000, but now I feel so burned by your company that I don’t trust you. Its like you don’t want to make any money with it ’cause you offer so little support for it, and you obviously don’t care about what your customers want.

Please respond with some actual solutions to this PSP Go problem. A lot of people aren’t going to support your company if you don’t support your products.

Another disappointed PSP go owner.

jgrizzle358 said:

January 29th, 9:36 pm

eh…. all of this was worthless. bad store update. maybe next week we’ll FINALLY see FFIX. the only good thing this week was Uncharted demo

Egz-Onine said:

January 30th, 4:11 am

For some strange reason, I’d like to see Digimon World on the PSOne classics list.

Callahan09 said:

January 30th, 4:15 am

When is Shadow of Destiny coming to the PSN store for PSP? It was just relesaed this last week on UMD but I would prefer to download it from the store, I think.

Kitterpillar said:

January 30th, 10:35 am

You guys really ought to rethink your marketing strategy if you’re releasing demos months after the game as been out. Also, really weak PSP stuff. So glad I went for a normal PSP because I seriously feel bad for the PSPSGo-ers with these kinds of updates. You really need to give more consideration to the consumers and put out some decent games for them. :\ Just look at what’s available in the UK and JP PSPNetwork stores; it’s astounding how much more stuff and how many more quality games they have. Suddenly the unfounded UMD attachment rumor from Logitech for the PSPGo seems a lot less idiotic, and they’d probably make a mint if they decided to go through with it.

Metellica505 said:

January 30th, 10:54 am

So what I’m hearing is I should not purchase PSPGo

ArSEnAL_nAsRi8 said:

January 30th, 12:26 pm

Where the hell is return to ostagar for DA:O? I know awakening is in march, but seriously, this wait is getting frustrating.

SNAKE-EYES73 said:

January 30th, 1:53 pm

DROP! Trine I don’t like that price $20.00 IT IS $9.99 IN GERMANY! SO WHY NOT HERE?..Come on Sony wake up the popularity has dropped for this game due to the high PSN price SCEA..
I already sent an email to Joe Kinnuen yes he’s the Representive/President of Frozen Byte software so he told me its up to Sony so please drop TRINE!.. If you drop that game to $10.00 I will most definitely buy it! Thank you! Everyone demand! Sony have cheaper prices to compete with 360!..As well as better updates the last one sucked bad! I want 2010 demos Sony! Sorry but Uncharted 2 doesn’t count towards nothing!

SNAKE-EYES73 said:

January 30th, 1:57 pm

No where is Battle Arena Toshinden 1-2-3?…This is really annoying that Sony can’t put those games in the US store.. They have 85 games but these are not included are you serious!..BAT launched the PS-1 jezz..Hurry up already!…1995-2010 R.I.P for the original PlayStation 1 games???….

GoshdarnBatman said:

January 30th, 1:58 pm

How many more freaking pinball games are you goons going to throw in or face before the psp marketplace can have another decent update?????

SNAKE-EYES73 said:

January 30th, 1:59 pm

Oh yeah I forgot these games as well Tekken 1-2- that really sucks that we haven’t seen those classics Namco..=( Please add those games ASAP! Thank! Sony I hope =)

SNAKE-EYES73 said:

January 30th, 2:00 pm

Yeah to many fishing & Pinball games lol..Japan gets everything =(

SNAKE-EYES73 said:

January 30th, 2:03 pm

I hope the next update supports Cross Game Chat with In Game Music that supports all the games we bought!..Cause to me this inexcusable coming from Sony..They also need a bigger ban list & Friends list and better Avatars in the PSN store!

EricSkywalker said:

January 30th, 2:56 pm

First person at #184 we have Tekken 2, but I do agree with you that we need Tekken 1 and propably the best fighting game on the PS1 Tekken 3, and my reccommindations are also Tomba! 1 and 2, Croc 1 and 2, Gex 2, Ape Escape so that we don’t have to play the remake of it with its terrible voice overs, and I think I kinda agree with #176 for Digimon. THAT IS WHAT I HOPE FOR THIS YEAR so sony please TALK TO THE THIRD PARTY PEOPLE AND GET THIS THING ALL SETTELLED WITH!!!!

andyfranco said:

January 30th, 3:05 pm

Hi PS gamers and moderators i think it would be a good to have PS2 games also on the store to buy there are also loads of PS2 games that are classics also

Sonicfan11589 said:

January 30th, 3:10 pm

@188, i agree with you, but I heard somewhere that the ps2 games have a lot more memory capacity, so it’s probably quite a bit more than psp games, I don’t mean to squash any belief in chances that Sony will as some point in the future release ps2 games as I would be thrilled about that. I would love to see Virtua Fighter 4 and Evolution (since we don’t have a real vf game on psp besides the sega genesis version of 2 in sega genesis collection), also The Simpsons: hit and run, devil may cry 1-3, resident evil games, etc., etc.

EricSkywalker said:

January 30th, 4:28 pm

Yes I also agree with #188 and #189 about the PS2 classics but I think also we have to wait until E3 for the announcement from sony about it and I say it will happen we just have to wait and see.

UnholierThanThou said:

January 30th, 8:45 pm

Better than the last 2 weeks, but still *meh*

seansdementia said:

January 30th, 9:03 pm

I am hoping we get a demo of Bioshock 2 before it releases…just something to hold me over. I beat darksiders a bit too fast.

syscoman said:

January 30th, 10:38 pm

Still loving my white PSP GO!

Keep up the good work Sony!!

Oh yeah, keep up the good work to all you cry babies regretting your GO! purchase. Your posts are very entertaining and make me laugh real hard!!

Sonicfan11589 said:

January 31st, 7:12 am

Despite the usual constant disappointments with the ps store updates especially for us psp go owners, I will stay loyal to my psp go and never rid myself of it, I love how its all digital, as well as the cool and exclusive feature of pausing out of a game, playing another, and then resuming the previous game from where I left off, that’s especially useful for games that take a couple of minutes to boot up and load the saved game especially for at times impatient people like me. Also good for games that have limited save points and doesn’t feature save anywhere; anytime save points. The only thing I don’t like but is not that big of deal is the short battery life. I’m glad I got it so I could give my brother my old psp 1000 and all the games despite still waiting for some of those games to come onto the ps store. In the mean time, I’ll just play the god only knows amount of other games I have.

gothmog1984 said:

January 31st, 7:24 am

Wow, can’t wait to go see how much space I have to fill my hard disk with these new stuff!

gold_member45 said:

January 31st, 2:10 pm

You need to check your server or whatever it is cause I have been getting a regular network connection error & it’s dam annoying.Every game I’m playing gets a error every dam time,when I’m playing a different game the connections holds so that 1.04 needs tone updated..I thought the rank match issue was fixed?I guest not cause today after playing a match with a friend from rank 18 & 8 to rank 1 & 1..what’s the deal with that???Please address the idle player issue please cause it’s annoying & it kills a team,if a player is idle for 1or 2 give them a penality & a drop in rank cause it’s as they exit the game anyway…please help the gamers.

UP-UR-ASSS said:

February 1st, 9:36 pm

what you should be working on is fixing the fact the we can’t change our PSN ID with out losing the trophys and recods

NateDtail said:

February 3rd, 7:03 am

Nice to see new things coming to the PSN. I would like to see some games like PSone (Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy IX, Parasite Eve), and PS2 games if that ever happens :P.

Anyone else fell the same about Vagrant story coming to the PSN store?

klark200 said:

February 3rd, 6:50 pm

when will the PSN store get bad company 2 as a demo?

Oscarw21 said:

February 3rd, 7:20 pm

wish they put tekken 3 on there

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