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Jun 05

PlayStation Store Update

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

Hi Everyone –

Happy E3! Obviously there’s a LOT going on throughout the show and we’re sure you’re busy reading all the great coverage here on PlayStation Blog, but we haven’t forgotten about bringing you the latest PlayStation Store releases. We’ll have an update today, as well as additional content arriving on Wednesday and Thursday. Watch the blog for these subsequent updates.


New release Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is here and brings the definitive version of the popular Virtua Fighter 5 series, developed by AM2. With two new playable characters, over hauled fighting mechanics and dynamic and interactive fighting arenas this edition also unleashes console-only features such as a robust Training Mode, eight-player Online Room Match Mode and a match record feature to replay, save, and upload fights. Oh and by the way, it’s free for the entire month of June, up until July 3rd in PlayStation Plus!


While we’re on the subject of Plus, you’ll see that with today’s update is the all new PlayStation Plus instant game collection, now available with today’s update. As mentioned, Virtua Fighter 5 is included, as well as 6 PS3 Full Game greats such as inFAMOUS 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saints Row 2, Just Cause 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. We’re also bringing great PSN Games like Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Sideway New York, and Hard Corp: Uprising, all free in Plus! Check out the full details below and look forward to more PlayStation Plus news in the future.

You’ll also want to check out some new E3 trailers including the recently unveiled BEYOND: Two Souls E3 trailer and the new LittleBigPlanet Karting trailer! We’ve also got great new E3 pages so you can follow all the gaming excitement from some of the most exciting games from the show including God of War: Ascension, Dust 514, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time!


You may want to jump on some great deals hitting some of the earlier Sly games. They’re on sale now, so it’s a great time to experience the originals in preparation for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time arriving later this year.

Additional gaming is also landing with Bang Bang Racing and PS3 Full Game Madagascar 3! In Bang Bang Racing, drive high-speed, pumped-up racing cars through cones and exploding barrels! Be one step ahead of your competitors, finding shortcuts, repairing your car in the pitlane, and dominating your opponents from the top-down view. In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, adventure with the entire cast of Madagascar including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe while you find a way home under the perfect cover: a traveling circus.

Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus


Free Games: Virtua Fighter 5
Little Big Planet 2
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Just Cause 2
Saints Row 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Hard Corp: Uprising
Choplifter HD
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone
Sideway NY

PSN Games

Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! Choose from 20 sleek racing cars, eight different skins and nine exotic reversible and variable tracks around the world.
ESRB rated E
File size 209 MB

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown ($14.99)
This definitive version of the VF5 series includes overhauled fighting mechanics, new characters, new single player & online multiplayer modes and more.
ESRB rated T
File size 1.91 GB

PS3 Full Games

Madagascar 3: The Video Game ($39.99)
In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, adventure with the entire cast of Madagascar including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe.
ESRB rated E
File size 3.84 GB

LittleBigPlanet 2 ($39.99)
Join Sackboy in a completely new adventure – filled with new abilities, new gameplay rules, innovative tools and a smarter LBP Network, evolving the whole PLAY CREATE SHARE experience.
ESRB rated E
File size 4.7GB

Game Demos (free)

Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! In the demo version, choose from two sleek racing cars, two different skins and two variable tracks, one in Europe and one in Japan. Cones and exploding barrels will put your driving skills to the test. In the demo, you can play alone against the AI or in 2-player split-screen multiplayer!
ESRB rated E
File size 209 MB

The Pinball Arcade Trial
You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 207 MB

Sorcery Demo
Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing player in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen. Use an intuitive spell-casting system to master an arsenal of different spells and combos. Collect rare ingredients and return to your alchemy bench to brew your own powerful magic potions.
ESRB rated: E10+
File size: 597 MB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

The Pinball Arcade Trial
You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 115 MB

PS3 Add-ons

Atelier Meruru: Hanna ($3.99)
The General Store owner Hanna joins the team! She’s ready to follow Meruru and go out in search of new gathering locales! This will allow you to recruit the in-game character Hanna into your party and experience all-new character-related events.
File size 111 KB

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 3 ($0.99)
The third of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!
File size 707 KB

Dynasty Warriors 7 – Original Costume Pack 6 – 9 ($4.99 each)
Various costume packs.
File size 28 MB – 38 MB

Sniper Elite V2 Assassinate The Fuhre ($9.99)
One bullet can change history. The Ultimate Mission. The Ulimate Shot. Kill Hitler.
File size 309 MB

Soulcalibur V add ons (x4) ($1.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 133 KB – 25 MB

Street Fighter X Tekken Add ons (x12) ($0.99 – $17.99)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Test Drive Unlimited 2 Add ons (x3) ($4.99 – $8.99)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Add ons (x21) ($4.99 – $14.99)
Various add on content.
File size 76 MB – 163 MB

Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customization Pack ($4.99)
The Worms Ultimate Mayhem “Customization Pack” features hilarious new additions to extend the already vast array of customization options available in the game, including a number of crazy new hats, glasses, gloves, x5 new speech-banks and x5 new gravestones. The “Customization Pack” also includes x5 new weapon payloads for the Weapons Factory.
File size 212 KB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit

  • “DOG DAYS ARE OVER” – Florence and the Machine ($1.99)
  • “POWER AND THE PASSION” – Midnight Oil ($1.99)
  • “TEEN ANGST (WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW” – Cracker ($1.99)

File size: 28 MB – 46 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “APOLOGY REJECTED” – These Hearts ($1.99)
  • “EXAMINATION” – I Am Abomination ($1.99)
  • “IN A HURRICANE” – Blame Ringo ($0.99)
  • “RIDDLE ME THIS” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS” – Aesthetic Perfection ($1.99)

File size: 20 MB – 35 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Ridge Racer Add ons (x2) ($1.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 1.26 MB – 5.36 MB


Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Ps3 Full Game) – Price Change (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Final Fantasy Iv: The Complete Collection Digital – Price Change (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Hamsterball (Sale) (PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Digital) (Price Change) (PS Vita) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PSP Digital) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
M.O.Z.O.X. Space Salvager – Minis (Price Change) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $1.49)
Need For Speed: The Run (Price Change) (PS3 Full Game) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Sly 2: Band of Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Smash Cars (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Wakeboarding Hd (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Game Videos (free)

Alien: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer

Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Batman: Arkham City – Harley’S Revenge Trailer

BEYOND: Two Souls™ E3 Trailer

Darksiders 2 – Behind The Mask: Deaths Story

Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game Announcement Trailer

DmC Devil May Cry E3 2012 Trailer

DUST 514®: E3 2012 Beta Gameplay Trailer

E3 Press Conference Video Part 1 – 3 (PS3 Store Only)

Hitman: Absolution Attack of the Saints Trailer

LittleBigPlanet™ Karting E3 Trailer





Papo & Yo Developer diary #1

Papo & Yo E3 2012 Trailer

Skullgirls Launch Trailer

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time™ Vita Annouce Trailer

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Dev Interview

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 1

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 2

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 3

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

Mix Superstar Wallpaper


Icon’S 5-In-1 Minis Collection ($4.99)
ESRB rated E
File size 112 MB

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition ($29.99)
ESRB rated T
File size 3.84 GB

Add Your Own

Ecks said:

June 5th, 4:02 pm


So long as you “buy” them, you can download them later. Just check your Download List to make sure they’re in there.

You’ll need an active Plus subscription to play some of them. Some are yours to keep, even withouth Plus.

PhillyTheCat said:

June 5th, 4:10 pm

there is absolutely no reason why there should not be a plus symbol next to each and every one of your names right now :)

oycomics said:

June 5th, 4:10 pm

Wait a minute . . . “Final Fantasy Iv: The Complete Collection Digital – Price Change *(PS3)* (now $19.99, original price $29.99)”

Does the FFIV play on the PS3? I’ve skipped buying it because I thought it was PSP-only (I don’t have a PSP, only a PS3).

Is that a typo? Or can I finally add IV to my collection?

Shadow_Kamui said:

June 5th, 4:12 pm

so much love on this update for PS+ ^.^

you really put quite a effort on this update

I wonder if Sideway NY will be playable on vita locks like a nice game for the vita

mharrizone said:

June 5th, 4:18 pm

@Ecks Thanks!

jrowand said:

June 5th, 4:18 pm

Can’t wait to see the next 12 games that’s gonna be free for PS+ All the games I want but dunno where to put them all. Gonna have to download wisely :P

MaxMegas said:

June 5th, 4:18 pm

I’m not a “Plus” member but I like this offer. If I become a “Plus” member , let’s say next week, will I have access to this free games?

DeathDealers_77 said:

June 5th, 4:21 pm

@luvtoseek please for the love of God just shut yer trap ya. People are looking for answers from sony not a guy who doesnt know what he is talking about!!!! Let sony answer these peoples questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TwinDad said:

June 5th, 4:22 pm


Typo. It is PSP only.

PhillyTheCat said:

June 5th, 4:23 pm

@Oycomics-FF IV is a PSP game. The only way you can play it on a TV is through the PSP with either a component cable (HD), or a composite cable (standard definition).

GrayWolf323 said:

June 5th, 4:28 pm

with Hot Shots Tennis finally Vita compatible I would like to once again ask why has the 2 pack of Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee and Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip never gone up on PSN? :( I really want Hot Shots Tennis and would love to get it with the first Hot Shots Golf PSP game for only $15 compared to $20 for Tennis by itself

iluvwobbuffet said:

June 5th, 4:29 pm

What a wonderful time to have no money, and having to let my Plus Sub run out. =;_;=

FORMIK said:

June 5th, 4:29 pm

I’d be happy paying a slightly higher rate for a Plus membership that contained this content as well as:

– A Plus version of a Music Unlimited subscription
– Mini games that automatically uploaded to my Vita, provided there is enough space allocated.
– A trophy reward system that provided avatars, themes, Vita (and PS3?) profile panels, and Home content for levels earned. Basic members could earn and display trophies, and Plus members could take part in the program.

nobodies-hero said:

June 5th, 4:34 pm

One more time. I wanted to buy the whole Sly Cooper Collection but I already had Sly Cooper 1 through playstation plus.. This needs to be addressed if you are going to differ between owning and subscribing you got to give the option of both.

IcoVir said:

June 5th, 4:39 pm

I just ordered my new PS3 because my old one died. Now i’m wondering how long will this last? I might not get it till next week. Please answer!

luvtoseek said:

June 5th, 4:42 pm

@106, if I put out wrong info PLEASE correct me. Otherwise this is a PUBLIC forum; can you read? Why the rudeness? How did I offend you?

luvtoseek said:

June 5th, 4:45 pm

@106, see post 103 as an example. Other users here help each other out. Are you new here or just anti-social?

oycomics said:

June 5th, 4:45 pm

@TwinDad & @PhillyTheCat Thanks for the info. Was hoping I’d heard wrong all along, but alas it wasn’t meant to be.

Aaaand . . . I see they’ve updated it.

BleedGreen20 said:

June 5th, 4:50 pm


BleedGreen20 said:

June 5th, 4:55 pm

I’m waiting for my ps3 to be fixed. Will I still be able to download the instant games collection next week???

ChaoticInfinityX said:

June 5th, 4:55 pm

Wow, my Vita is just overflowing with new content after this update.

lisatsunami said:

June 5th, 4:57 pm

Hi, @106, I don’t recognize your tag but luvtoseek is on almost every day & always tries to help others, & he/she is pretty knowledgeable I & I’m sure all decent people here appreciate help. Really rude, dude.

Revannefarious said:

June 5th, 4:59 pm

Out of curiosity, will I ever be able to play my Phantasy Star Portable 2, or download DLC for Duodecim on my PSVita, or am I doomed to buy another PSP to replace my old one? (I gifted it to a friend). I was seriously hoping that the PSN store would have updated past the initial 100 PSP games by this point.

Littlegentleman said:

June 5th, 5:04 pm

Thanks for all the free stuff Sony!!! Question though, will you be reorganizing the store UI to be a little more comprehensible like it used to be? EX: Move items used to be able to be filtered.

Massive_13 said:

June 5th, 5:06 pm

Pretty real PlayStation… I don’t know why others play on that box with the X in front of it… And I think everyone is gonna be a PlayStation Plus member now… Bandwagoners!!!! LOL Do you ever think there will be anything for the people who have been a PS Plus member since day 1? I’m curious.

DeathDealers_77 said:

June 5th, 5:16 pm


chaoslobster said:

June 5th, 5:20 pm

I bought my Vita on release day, thrilled to have all my retro games on a 3G device. I’m a positive person, so when none of my games worked, I took a deep breath and pushed aside the crushing disappointment, focusing on what Vita COULD do. PSOne Classics would be playable “soon after release” so I settled down to be patient. Every Tuesday I’d eagerly await the Store update, only to be disappointed again. I’d read angry comments from others who had been duped, I never added my voice, knowing that complaining wouldn’t help. It’s been four long months. I stopped racing to check the store updates. I convinced myself that PSOne Classics would be an E3 release. I didn’t understand how all those months could pass without a word from Sony, without an update, an explanation. I don’t have any angry words to hurl or threats that me and my dozen friends will return all our Sony products. I just wanted you to know that all along I kept faith in Sony. Now… I just feel really stupid for being so naive.

teekomeeko said:

June 5th, 5:20 pm

So basically I’m gonna set a bunch of stuff as background download, go to bed, and wake up with everything installed hopefully.

I hope they built an entire server farm this week, cuz the PSN store is about to be slammed.

wwwdotjames said:

June 5th, 5:22 pm

WOW!!! Is this your way of getting me to sign up for the PS+ network?

I think you sold me on this update! InFamous alone would’ve done the trick but hey, no complaints here!

There are only 2 games I want and they are The Last of Us and Tomb Raider. They both look absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to be standing in line for a copy…

Loved The Walking Dead series 1 and I need my fix for chapter 2 ASAP!!!


VirtualIlusions said:

June 5th, 5:22 pm

Loving the games….thnx…..been a member of ps plus since day 1……i have lots of great games from the program discounted and free…..any chance of being able to sort them in alphabetical order anytime soon.?…would make my gaming decisions alot easier……would be even more awesome id i could do my download history the same……..having a 150+ games makes it hard to find just 1…………lol

DeathDealers_77 said:

June 5th, 5:23 pm

That would be a great gamer tag but its probably taken——Really_Rude_Dude

Gay_Angel said:

June 5th, 5:27 pm

Will we be able to see a summer sale anytime soon?
Amazing update by the way! ( For PS+ subscribers mostly )

DJPlace said:

June 5th, 5:36 pm

thanks for the answer. i’m going download it has soon has i’m done with my other downloads. such a shame i all ready had hard corps uprising and that zombie game. but this will get more hard corps players online… if anyone want’s to play hard corps send me a message at my psn DJPlace.

DarKaoZ said:

June 5th, 5:37 pm

Small Question: Will I be able to buy VF5FS COMPLETE EDITION even if I download the FREE PS+ version? I want to buy the COMPLETE EDITION, but I will get the money by the end of the week and I don’t want to download the free version and then see that I can’t buy the COMPLETE EDITION later.

luvtoseek said:

June 5th, 5:38 pm

@125, at E3, Jack stated Ps1 support would begin “this summer.” I’ve been waiting too; here’s hoping it arrives before August!

jimmyfoxhound said:

June 5th, 5:58 pm

LET ME BUY THINGS!! Give me the option to own instead of rent. I don’t want a free edition of VF5 that goes away after my PS+ sub runs out.. ugh it’s so frustrating.

Chance_Splinter said:

June 5th, 6:03 pm

@ 131 (DarKaoZ)

Shouldn’t be a problem. I immediately snapped up VF5:FS though PS+, and the Complete Edition didn’t have the little “purchased” sticker on it in the store. So then I bought that (you have to manually line up all the costume packs for download), and now I’ve got a pimped-out Lei-Fei!

Don’t worry about it – just DL the game with PS+ and snag the CE when you’ve got the cash for the costumes.

DoTheKiller91 said:

June 5th, 6:05 pm

Im happy for Vita owners, they finally get PSOne support :) Alongside ACIII CoD and YouTube!

KnifingGrimace said:

June 5th, 6:06 pm

Thank you so much for the opportunity to play all of these games! I’ve had Playstation Plus since around January and I’ve loved every second of it. This is just more icing on the cake. I really appreciate my PSPlus account and am looking forward to seeing what else is installed for us!

DragonWolfJD said:

June 5th, 6:07 pm

Great lots of games but one problem…

Haven’t beaten thus good – Virtua Fighter

1. Infamous 2
2. LBP 2

Own – Hard Corps Uprising
Everything else – Crappy

Really annoyed the stuff wasn’t announced earlier so it would at least be known before it changed so I could get Trine. I just know someone’s going to say you guys were busy with that E3 garbage.

Veitsknight2 said:

June 5th, 6:38 pm

I love all the free games but I thought there was a Vita integration to Plus this week. Is that really happening? they did not mention it during yesterday’s presser. Also, when will PSOneClassics be available for the Vita?

Gona Download every free game even though I own about 5 of them.

VixDiesel said:

June 5th, 6:49 pm

Price increase?

M.O.Z.O.X. Space Salvager – Minis (Price Change) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $1.49)

ccanfield1 said:

June 5th, 6:57 pm

Freaking Awesome !!! So glad I am a Plus member. Been one since day one and with deals like this, I don’t think I will stop being one anytime soon. Keep it up Sony !

direwolf143 said:

June 5th, 7:07 pm

$50 a year broken down is about $4.17 a month for free games. tell me where you can rent a game or buy one per month at that price? so anyone complaining should hush. i love plus had it since the beginning and the games are too awesome for the price. my kids love it, i love it, i enjoy for hours when i got time to play. ps+ is sweet.

Veitsknight2 said:

June 5th, 7:07 pm

@ 133, jimmyfoxhound

They are reactivated once you get PS+ again. Also, I don’t see me stopping PS+. Cloud saving and Autoupdates are the bomb! Downloading Patches as actual downloads is extremely useful for me because my internet speed is only 2mbps.

harmony102 said:

June 5th, 7:10 pm

Tried downloading Virtua Fighter and it would get to 99% and then never finish downloading.

perry4344 said:

June 5th, 7:11 pm

omg!!! LOTS OF NEW GAMES!! Thanks so much!

NorthernLitez said:

June 5th, 7:12 pm

Definitely the strongest update in the last two years. It’s great to be a PS+ member.

jiggyteddy said:

June 5th, 7:17 pm

Thanks for the great update.

But does anyone know how long these freebies will be “free” for subscribers?

I know you mentioned VF5 will be free until July 3, but is July 3 the date for all the games?

chaoslobster said:

June 5th, 7:17 pm

@132: “this summer” means about the same to me as “soon” came to mean after a few months of hopeful anticipation. Which is to say, very little. I’ve been checking the updates every week with bated breath for four months only to end up feeling like an idiot. I’m not going to be duped into getting all excited again once a week for the NEXT four months until the end of September. I’m not angry with Sony, I’m sure they intend to follow through eventually. But it is very obvious that it isn’t any kind of priority, and by this time my thrilled excitement has given way to disappointed acceptance. And I just feel stupid for racing to check the updates so many times. I really honestly believed it would be any day now… for four months. What a moron.

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