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PlayStation Plus Update: Instant Game Collection Comes to PS Vita

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This is the week we’ve been waiting for as PS Vita officially joins the PlayStation Plus membership with the Instant Game Collection, which now delivers six PS Vita titles in addition to the lineup of 12 PS3 Games. Don’t forget that in addition to the free games that come with your membership, PS Plus also delivers PS Vita benefits such as discounts, online storage for game saves, Automatic Updates, and auto Trophy sync!

We’ve also got new PS3 free games for members, like the acclaimed Dungeon Defenders, great discounts on amazing games and a bonus PS Plus freebie! Read on to check out all the Plus content hitting this week when the PlayStation Store updates on November 20th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 20th PlayStation Plus Update

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition and follow the murderous trail of an ancient and secret Spanish sect. Undiscovered temple ruins, vast karst caverns of Central America, legendary lost cities, fantastic action sequences, and of course, Mr. Nathan Drake himself bring this complete Uncharted experience to PS Vita.
Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world. One of my personal favorite PS Vita games is yours to play free with PS Plus.
WipEout 2048 (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

With PS Vita’s enhanced controls – including front touch, rear touch, and six-axis motion sensors, this entry into the venerable WipEout series is one of the best. Optimized for 23rd century racing, you can compete with up to 8 other players on 10 new tracks. Don’t forget to stay on top of those online leaderboards too!
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

One of the most unique and hilarious PS Vita titles also happens to be one of the best. A side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about an ornery mutant blob that, after being held captive in a lab that can only be described as something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the early ’50’s, escapes into the world and sets out on a path to consume everything. Use touch and the motion sensor functions combined with traditional analog stick controls to defeat the pathetic humans. Eat your way to freedom. It’s that fun.
Jet Set Radio (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio on PS Vita. Free for PS Plus members the same day it releases; fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force. They’re not nice.
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS Vita, PSP)

Free for Plus Members

Originally released in 1998 on the original PlayStation, this first tactical RPG in the legendary Final Fantasy series, enthralled fans around the world with its unique artistic style and intricate storyline, and it’s certainly one of my top favorites of all time. A sublime strategy experience with an ever engrossing job system, tactical battles, tens of hours of gameplay, and remastered from the original, yours free with Plus.
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)

Free for Plus Members

An addictive blend of Tower Defense and cooperative online Action-RPG, Dungeon Defenders gives players 4 distinctive classes to lead through action-packed combat while upgrading their statistics, gathering tons of loot and inventory items, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing unique class abilities. Play it online co-op, or splitscreen, free with PlayStation Plus.

Limited Time Sale Offer: Music Unlimited Premium One Year Subscription

80% off the PS Store Special Price for PlayStation Plus members (PS Store Limited Time Sale price: $59.99, PS Plus Price: $12.00)

Music fans with a PS Plus membership: We’ve got an amazing deal on Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service. For those unfamiliar, you can use your Music Unlimited premium subscription on a range of compatible devices including PS3, PS Vita, Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPod touch and any PC. Choose any album or song from a catalog of millions. Never any ads or song skip limits. An annual subscription is valued at over $119, so at practically 90% off Plus members will get an amazing deal of a 1 year subscription for $12. This is a limited time offer so get it on the PS3 or PS Vita Store while you can!
Sonic Bundle: Sonic 1 + Sonic 2

Free for Plus Members

If you haven’t revisited these two Genesis classics in some time, or perhaps even better have never experienced them, you’re in luck! Plus members will be getting this Sonic Bundle which includes Sonic 1 and 2, free. Upgraded for a great look on an HD screen and PS3 Trophies to boot; see where one of gaming’s heroes got his start with this bundle.
Select SEGA Titles (aka more SEGA goodness)

Various Discounts

In case the Sonic Bundle above wasn’t enough, SEGA’s got more great offers on some of their more recent releases including NiGHTS into Dreams and a Hell Yeah Bundle (including the 2 Add-Ons), among other games. Check out the full list below.
Game PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition $19.99 $14.99
Hell Yeah Bundle (Full game + 2 DLCs) $14.99 $10.49
NiGHTS into Dreams $6.99 $4.89
Jet Set Radio $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 2 $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 1 & DLC Bundle $4.99 $3.99
Sega Rally Arcade $4.99 $2.99
Space Channel 5: Part 2 $3.99 $2.99
Sorcery (PS3)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $15.99)

Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move motion controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing players 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. PS Plus members who own Move owe it to themselves to check out this fantastic game at a great price.

That wraps it up for this week! PlayStation Plus will continue to grow and strive to be the best bet for gamers around the world, and your feedback is indispensable in that process.

In addition, with many new features hitting Plus and possible new members as well, we updated our PS Plus FAQ page as well. Visit it if you have any questions about your Plus membership.

PlayStation Plus Update 11-20-2012

Thanks for continuing to make your voice heard, and as usual, I’ll see you in the comments.

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PlayStation Plus Update 11-19-2012 Frequently Asked Questions

  • I pay for Music Unlimited using auto-renew every month. How do I go about getting the special offers?
    With the 11/20 PlayStation Store update, there will be an option to purchase the one-year subscription, so you’ll need to select the one-year subscription package option to get the deal.
  • What time with the firmware update for PS Vita be live?
    It will be live at approximately 9:00pm PST on 11/19. The Instant Game Collection for PS Vita will be available after the PlayStation Store updates on 11/20.

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azhartthisguy said:

November 21st, 9:36 am

How come classic sonic collection even though its listed on my ps3 store in the plus freebies section comes up as “unavailable” where a price should be? Assassins creed revelations ultimate edition under discounts also comes up as unavailable where the price should be also

azhartthisguy said:

November 21st, 9:43 am

So I just clicked tell me more and the reason I can’t purchase the sonic bundle is because I already own sonic 2? And the reason I can’t purchase ac revelations bundle is because it says I own ac rev which I don’t. I just downloaded the 1 hour free trial…. Either way still a load of crap that your offering these as plus perks but don’t let us get them just because we own part of it already.

azhartthisguy said:

November 21st, 9:52 am

Does this mean that any game I’ve ever downloaded the one hour free trial for if its ever made available for free or discount I’m not eligible for that perk? If that’s true (and it obviously is based on this ac rev situation) then that’s crap.

DamadorPL said:

November 21st, 11:05 am

Jet Set Radio (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members
Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio on PS Vita. Free for PS Plus members the same day it releases; fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force. They’re not nice.
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS Vita, PSP)

Free for Plus Members
Originally released in 1998 on the original PlayStation, this first tactical RPG in the legendary Final Fantasy series, enthralled fans around the world with its unique artistic style and intricate storyline, and it’s certainly one of my top favorites of all time. A sublime strategy experience with an ever engrossing job system, tactical battles, tens of hours of gameplay, and remastered from the original, yours free with Plus.

WHERE – cant see it free on EU PSN + account

DamadorPL said:

November 21st, 11:05 am

also wipeout missing

uU_nknow_Nn said:

November 21st, 2:25 pm

EU PSN , you have this

-Uncharted : Golden Abyss – Free
– Gravity Rush – Free
– Chronovolt – Free
– Tales From Space : Mutant Blobs Attack – Free
– Escape Plan – 20%
– Hustle Kings – 20%
– MotorStorm RC – 20%
– Super Stardust Delta and Advanced Star Fighter Pack Bundle – 20%
– Top Darts – 20%
– Little Deviants – 20%
– ModNation Racers : Road Trip – 20%
– Reality Fighters – 20%
– Unit 13 – 20%

Peanuttwo said:

November 21st, 2:26 pm

Right now I think the only thing ps+ is missing would be some deals or freebies in the movie department.
I’m a bit sad there is no freebies for me this time since I own the current ones already. I guess I’ll have to grab a vita now just wondering whats the price like on them too lazy to check it out for myself even though googling it is less work than typing out this long sentence lol.

DamadorPL said:

November 21st, 3:12 pm

doh utter crap- i hoped for getting FF game instead crap fro EU .. i even did US account but promo codes dont work. Advertisement is VERY misleading sony should clearly state that it region depend

dantevonkratos said:

November 21st, 5:23 pm

I just got PlayStation Plus for my Vita. I don’t currently have a PlayStation 3, however I plan on purchasing a PS3 in the future. I am aware the games are recycled and I was wondering if there is a way to add the games to my download history for a later download without the need of a PS3. I looked on the playstation website but I can’t seem to figure this out. Your feedback would be appreciated.

AshishSahoo said:

November 21st, 10:21 pm

Same question as 457, is there any other way to put ps3 igc games on the download list using vita or pc?
Please reply!

Zoidzerg said:

November 22nd, 9:36 am

Music Unlimited sounded nice but when I looked into it it requires a constant internet connection on the device right?

My mp3 players does not have that so I would rather use a service that allows me to transfer expiring mp3’s to it. It’s too bad because that is a hell of a price.

Nice to see some Vita stuff, do not own one yet (money troubles), but I definitely plan to own one someday and it will be nice to have a back catalog ready to rock with it!

GGCAN said:

November 22nd, 1:21 pm

Well….hate to say this, but I’m a little disappointed in Music Unlimited the last 3 days.

I’ve been a subscriber for a while now and there haven’t been any problems.

However, since the $12 Premium for a full year for Plus members started on Tuesday this week….the service has been very unstable.

Many times you can’t get in as the servers are busy, or if you’re on, it crashes and then tells you it can’t connect.

I understand there is a huge volume of people using it now, but I think Sony needs to monitor the servers a lot more now if they want to keep customers using this service.

I’ve been promoting this service to several friends who now are coming back saying they wish they didn’t purchase it, even at the low price as they can’t even get on.

Just my own 2 cents rant here.

spud_boy1 said:

November 22nd, 3:05 pm

I’ve been trying out the 30-day trial of Music Unlimited and I love it. Will definitely be getting the year for 12$!

poolmav45 said:

November 24th, 9:51 am

Thanks, just thanks! I went ahead and purchased the Vita. Thanks Sony. Damn offer, too good to pass up.

*gumble, gumble 200 dollars gumble gumble*

Hey, wait a minute, this system is actually good. No, not good, but great! Merry Christmas to me! I don’t like touch screen. It bothers me, but that’s just me. I just hope the majority of games have the option to compleley turn it off. Another complaint, is the buttons are bit small. Other than that, it’s a fantasy handheld.

Thank you Sony.

ViCvOs98 said:

November 24th, 11:16 am

Hey will this be available for free to already Uncharted owners. We payed about 50 bucks. Story was great and the trophies and the easter egg were also great. Its just that i dont think the “Black Market” is very competitive but its good for showing friends and stuff. I just dont get that feel for a 50$ game.

sirius-alfa said:

November 24th, 12:39 pm

i buy my vita in the black friday i am so excited

sal_sal88 said:

November 25th, 7:44 pm

this is amazing i couldn’t even wait for black Friday to grab my ps vita , u guys at playstation just cant stop amaze me !! and although everything is clear i just have few q’s
1- music unlimited discount is unbelievable so i subscribe to it by paying 12 $ and my account will be expire at 1/19/2014 , if i resubscribe now and pay another 12 $ will my account be vaild till 1/19/2015 ?

2- i bought the PS Vita Assassin’s Creeed Liberation Bundle and i have only 4gb memory so my q is if i dont want to miss a game (since u know i cant download all 6 games on a 4gb memory ) what should i do ? download it to my ps3 ??

3- my ps vita is great i like everything about it , but i couldnt help but notic that my front camera laser eyes is not perfectly located at the center but its kinda shifted to the north aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil bit , so are all the vita out there have the same thing as mine ? just give ur vita a look

and whether u replay or not , i thank u for all ur hard work and all the good news u’ve been posted ,, i wish u the best in ur life , say hi to the team

Elvick_ said:

November 26th, 3:44 am

Love how people from Europe come to the NA blog. You have your own blog guys.

puhgeh said:

November 26th, 8:08 pm

Hi, I’m just very curious as to the validity of the free games I would get on subscribing for the 1 year membership of the playstation plus. Do the free games that come with the membership expire along with the membership expiration? Thanks! :D

blackmateriajp said:

November 27th, 6:54 pm

How long the ps vita instant game collection lasts?

Jochy-69 said:

November 27th, 8:31 pm

I orden my vita and i am waiting for it to arrive, until when will these instant game collection for the vita will be available?? If they are taking them out soon is there a way I can get them before my vita arrives??

JeNeI_ViTA said:

November 29th, 7:03 am

Hi.I bought a PSVita on Black Friday,but it takes a while to get here in Europe.When will these PSVita deals expire,I don’t want to miss them :(

ArmyGuyVince said:

November 29th, 7:30 am

Hey Morgan, this is my first time posting on this blog. I have owned a Playstation 3 console since launch and had my account setup since day one. I never bothered to grab the plus service offered until this year. After reading about the Crysis 2 and other game collection EU received in comparison to what we have received, I was astonished like many others, although not angry. This update with the “Dungeon Defenders” turned out to be something worth playing. The game is highly addictive for my spouse, my daughter and I. Hopefully more games like Dungeon Defenders come in the future or something such as Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dead or Alive, Crysis games come free in the future. So far I am happy to see we get something instead of nothing and I am awaiting the day we get the awesome update and EU eats a **** update hehe.

Good day sir.

ArmyGuyVince said:

November 29th, 1:53 pm

Hey, sorry for making another post the same day, but I have tried google searching for the December line up for us Plus members and what we can expect, only results I can find is for EU December. Where may we find our upcoming line up Sir?

Steinhaug_ said:

November 30th, 9:52 am

I have the Playstation Vita and live in Norway. I have also purchased Wipeout seperately with the 3D mode, I believe this is the 2048 edition.

On the PS Vita I cannot downlod this at all, I must purchase it for 269 NOK. It is also not listed under instant game pack. so what do I do? I can dowload all the Wipout 2048 HD packs however theese do not install as they seem to be addons for the original 2048 version of Wipeout…

Is it only me or are more people having this annoying problem?

More missing things while at it, after Vita crashed and I reinstalled it – several tables from Zen Pinball 2 are missing as downloads so I cannot get them back. One of the tables became available last week, but still

And where is the youtube app? Where is the Netflix app? Butr really, where is Wipeout 2048?

Neko_Zamo said:

December 7th, 11:44 am

Are we gonna be able to buy PS Plus from our PS Vita

mindsignals said:

December 15th, 10:12 am

Two questions:
1. If you download a game in the PS Plus Vita collection and that game is subsequently rotated out, will you still be able to play the game or do you lose access to it when the game is rotated?

2. If you own the game on cartridge and it becomes part of the PS Plus Vita collection (such as with Uncharted and Wipeout), can you download it for convenience and resume your existing save game (or is it seen as a different game installation, requiring you to restart on the downloaded copy/version)?

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