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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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chucknorris127 said:

November 19th, 11:00 am

could you look into making MAG (massive action shooter) free for plus & do a drastic price drop the game is only $10-15 in stores and i really enjoy the game but i wish i could still play all the game modes and maps but the player count isn’t high enough

punkmusic2009 said:

November 19th, 11:00 am

king ive answered your question please read what ive wrote on here thats probly why the mod is not answering

erico316ecw said:

November 19th, 11:02 am

also i got another question. any word on vita memory sales on black friday? the only 2 complains on the vita is the error code c1-6427-9 and the price of the dam memory. we also need a higher almount of memory maybe 64 gig and a 128 gig card with the 32gig costing $40, 64 gig $60 and 128 gig $100. Anyone agree with me ?

AmadaunCD said:

November 19th, 11:03 am

Since some PSP games are showing up on PS+, it would be great to see Final Fantasy IV the After years as a free title or on sale.

Also, it would be great to have the 20th Anniversary Editions of Final Fantasy 1 & 2 on the store for download like they are in the UK and Japan. I don’t even care if they’re part of PS+, I’d just like to play them on my Vita. Help, please?

Ghostwize said:

November 19th, 11:03 am

Perhaps another silly question from me! Will there be crossbuy vita games on psplus? If I don’t have a vita will I be getting yet another free game for my ps3?! This would be an outrage I tell you! :P Isn’t Jet Set Radio cross buy?

sagohichi said:

November 19th, 11:04 am

Tomorrow should have been a launch day of Vita.
You really have to advertise and promote the PS+Vita. For example, sell 32GB memory card and PS+ 1 yr membership bundle at retail stores. If you don’t want to lower the memory card price, that would be a neat way to handle new customers.


November 19th, 11:04 am

Im not going to renew my ps plus this time around.

KingBlade82 said:

November 19th, 11:07 am

@punkmusic so r jet set and mutant space blob able to be played on ps3? i think those 2 r they only ones for ps3 psn the others cant be played

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 1:21 pm

    You can not play the PS Vita version of these games on a PS3.

GeoDarky said:

November 19th, 11:07 am

Great deals! thanks Sony
PS: Dungeon Defenders is one of the best games on PSN i highly recommended to everyone to try

firebert42 said:

November 19th, 11:07 am

Great discount on Music Unlimited!

Djinn360 said:

November 19th, 11:08 am

so when exactly does the system update?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 1:22 pm

    9pm PST tonight for the firmware update. The Store Update which will bring the free games comes tomorrow, as usual.

detictiveconan said:

November 19th, 11:08 am

So many good games. Quantum conundrum last week Dungeon Defenders this week plus all the great Vita games.You guy’s are spoiling me. I hope you can keep the Vita momentum going by giving out some more PSP RPGs.

crazy_kracker1 said:

November 19th, 11:12 am

How long will the sale be on music unlimited please answer and thanks

chsnavi said:

November 19th, 11:13 am

@Morgan – Thanks for the reply!! Appreciate it.

jasonstreet said:

November 19th, 11:14 am

Ok the one thing I am confused/concerned on is this. In december will it still be to where we get 3/4 playstation 3 games and then also some ps vita games or is it now going to change to where its 1/2 playstation 3 games and also a ps vita game or two? Are we actually getting more per month or are we losing some of the playstation 3 per month for vita/psp games?

ezeka_matthew said:

November 19th, 11:15 am


Three questions:

1. ) I’m currently a Music Unlimited subscriber and I love the service. I’m also a PS Plus subscriber. Is it possible for me to cancel my service and then resubscribe through the Plus discount you are offering? I know this sounds cheap, but I’m looking to get a Vita on Friday, which leads me to my next question.

2.) Is Sony, on it’s website, going to discount the Vita packages (ACIII Liberation, Black Ops, etc.) on Friday? If so, at what time and for what time zone? If not, I’ll need to grab one from (I live in Wyoming. Retail stores around here don’t carry much, and I could only find the basic Vita package). Just want to get in on the Liberation Vita since you guys started up PS Plus for the handheld.

3.) I know it would be a rarity, but you guys aren’t planning any PSN store sales for Black Friday / Cyber Monday are you? I’d really hate to spend some of my “gaming money” on other games that I could easily buy on the store.

Lastly, another great update and I’m stoked to try out Dungeon Defenders. Like I said last week, I think you guys have been killing it the last two months. Keep up the excellent work and thanks for the reply last week!

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 1:23 pm

    1) Starting tomorrow, there will be an option to purchase the 1 year subscription, so you’ll have to to select the one year subscription package option to get the deal.

    3) Watch for an additional to be announced sale that is starting tomorrow, but I have not seen any plans for a sale that would take place only on Black Friday or Cyber Monday

shadwayne said:

November 19th, 11:19 am

thanx for thi update guys….question…this is the 3rd time ive posted this….will UMVC 3 price be and intant collection or at least lowered for vita/ps3 plus member?…ive been thinking of purchasing it but price is high.and im in barbados and stuff is expensive

eghostx80 said:

November 19th, 11:20 am

are we gonna be able to purchase ps plus from the store right through the ps vita?

Manetheren17 said:

November 19th, 11:23 am

Hey Morgan,

I’m lovin’ the PS+ benefit’s on the Vita, the only down side was having to get my parents buy me a 32gb SD card as an early Christmas present.

Also, I second #81’s proposal, I would like to know the sizes of what I’m going to download.

It took me a lot of searching to find out how much room this weeks games took up.

PhillyTheCat said:

November 19th, 11:27 am

This update went from a “5” and dropped…it should have stayed there.

@Rymoau-Is English your major or are you with the grammar police?
You’re one to talk about periods in another comment…
Do you always start your posts with a lower case word?
Lol @your complaints for they are truly Hilarious.
Did you know that? Please keep them coming. We’re all amused.

DrPhiill said:

November 19th, 11:28 am

Lovly update, i hope the Music Unlimited offer will be for us here in the EU aswell! Love your service and as a fellow Plus member i cant say no to a great deal!

Conaaando said:

November 19th, 11:28 am

I may finally try the Music Unlimited thing. :-) Let’s see if it beats Spotify.

jjdburd said:

November 19th, 11:32 am

hi morgan my question is can we earn doulble trophies for the sonic 1 & 2 bundle if we have them from before Is the bundle different or does it split them on download? and just like to say i think it great you put a psp game for free for plus all those people saying only vita games dont think of the people who cant afford one or like me just not gonna spend that much on one i dont think a hand held should be as much as your base console lol. great update thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tjoeb123 said:

November 19th, 11:36 am

PUBLISH THE STORE UPDATES (at least the Plus stuff) ALREADY PLZ!!!!!!

The wait is (kinda) killing me. Remember when you launched the PSPgo in 2009, and had the Store update at midnight of that day? I wish you could go back to doing it like that even though it was a one time only thing.

One more question. With the firmware update, will we be able to manage our PS Vita (only) game saves separately (like transferring them to a PC or PS3 even without using online storage), and keeping them (even on our Vitas) when we delete those games? Would be especially helpful for these games since take up about 6.5 GB total on our memory cards. (Yes I did the math, excluding Jet Set Radio.) I feel bad for 8GB card owners, let alone 4GB users.

Tjoeb123 said:

November 19th, 11:37 am

@81 This should also be part of the Drops on Sundays for PSN releases too.

stlthriot said:

November 19th, 11:37 am

Awesome!!! I’m excited that eventhough I don’t have a VIta yet, I can at least add them to my collection :D

Most likely will pick one up soon with all these great free games!!

Stringer2355 said:

November 19th, 11:38 am

Games I would like for the “Instant Game Collection”

Bioshock 1
Bioshock 2
Resistance 3
Red Dead Redemption
L.A. Noire
Max Payne 3
Shadow of the Colossus
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Ghost Recon:Future Solider

lisatsunami said:

November 19th, 11:39 am

Exciting time to be a Vita owner. By the way, Sony is advertising the Vita. There were several Vita commercials during the telecast of the USC-UCLA game on Saturday. Which my team won, yay!

As a launch adopter, I already bought just about everything so Vita Plus for me is all about cloud saves. I will do that as soon as we can tomorrow.

Great update, Morgan & team.

Rainwater said:

November 19th, 11:42 am

Sooo looking forward to tomorrow :) . Thanks Sony!

allnewfie said:

November 19th, 11:42 am

OMG WOW…. GREAT UPDATE, So happy to be a plus member with a psvita. Cant wait to get uncharted tomorrow. The plus offers are great. And 12 bucks for a year of music unlimited is a great deal, just wondering how long will this offer be for music unlimited? And one other thing will psvita users be able to buy avatars on the psn store with this update? I have tons of avatars but they dont show up on psvita

GM1980 said:

November 19th, 11:42 am

I definitely excited about PS Plus coming over to the PS VIta. This is a great way to keep your loyal fans!!

Criscross87v3 said:

November 19th, 11:42 am

The discounts this week are great. And the psp/vita content is a nice bonus. What a great way to stimulate Vita sales. More PSP content tho please. The vita lineup isn’t big enough yet to continuously give away free content.

Hawkeyejojon said:

November 19th, 11:43 am

@morgan if i buy music unlimited premium on my psp vita, would i be able to use it on my ps3 also(or any device that has music unlimited) or would i have to buy it seperately for each device that i want to use it on (ps3, psp vita ,pc,android, etc.)

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 1:25 pm

    You can use MU on any device that supports it with one subscription.

Darnell0216 said:

November 19th, 11:43 am

I’ve been trying to get an answer to this question for the past couple of weeks since info has started coming out about Vita PS+. For users of the 3G/WiFi PSV, will there be an option or hardcoded setting in place to keep the system from automatically doing data-intensive things while on 3G? I would hate to wake up to a downloaded update and a notice that I’m out of data…

Desastreger said:

November 19th, 11:43 am

Baw, I thought it was today as an exception. 11/19 was supposed to be the day :(.

unstablefears said:

November 19th, 11:44 am

When does the Music Unlimited discount expire? I would like to try my 14 day trial before I consider purchasing it. Thanks!

dragonmagician said:

November 19th, 11:44 am

Totally unrelated, but Dungeon Defenders needs to come to the Vita as well!!

Dubloon7 said:

November 19th, 11:45 am

great updates, BUT Morgan, when will we be able to download the newest firmware for the Vita? Today hopefully in anticipation for the Vita releases tomorrow!

also, my vita has been occassionally freezing/locking up when playing Montezuma’. Is there an issue with the current firmware or is it my vita crapping out on me?

AkumaZetto said:

November 19th, 11:46 am

A question: I already have Uncharted:GA and Wipeout 2048 in gamecard. If I download them, I’ll be able to use my saves?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 1:26 pm

    Yes. In some cases, you may need to have the game card in the PS Vita to access the game save. In this case, just upload the game save data to the Online Game Save area with the game card inserted. Then you can redownload it to your PS Vita. This way, you won’t need the game card anymore. This only affectes a few games, but something to keep in mind.

lisatsunami said:

November 19th, 11:47 am

That Music Unlimited deal is just too good to pass up so thanks for that, too.

Dubloon7 said:

November 19th, 11:47 am

also, with the sooon-to-be released FINAL EPISODE of season 1 of Walking Dead game, when will we be getting Walking Dead for FREE via PLUS? we received chapters 1 and 2 only, but we WANT ALL 5 episodes!

AND, when is Walking Dead coming to Vita????

CuteColors said:

November 19th, 11:48 am

C’mon… sonic 1 and 2? they were already free a couple of months ago, instead why didn’t you offer Sonic 3 or Sonic and Knuckles?

Besides, offering just one game with platinum?…. c’mon, serious? and Vita recieves like 6 games. Well done Sony… well done…………….not!

psn id: CuteColors

Electromagnus said:

November 19th, 11:48 am

Hey ShadowFox Aka Morgan Haro

I love this Psplus Update , it made me add a Vita to my X-mas list….(please no charcoal,please no charcoal)

Is there any hope that we may get an Rpg for plus next month, I need some more games with tactics to keep my brain running.Last weeks Quantum Conundrum was really great which ultimately made me go and buy portal 2 and a move controller.

The guys behind Sony are doing a marvelous job at getting my money,keep it coming…..


November 19th, 11:48 am

Should have given Music Unlimited to your plus people for free. that would have been a nice gesture over the absolute junk ps plus offerings of last month and well this month so far. You say you listen to us, when have you truly ever listened to us? also your ps3 has been opened with by the pesky hackers. you can find that out on your own this time. no longer will I call in and give the higher ups any info on who did what. what I am saying is that in the last two years it has been a steady downhill roll for sony as a brand. Your stocks are low, you have been rated the worst provider. the junky games you give away for free that have already been given away for free in the past. nothing new to entice people to stay on. just sick of waiting and hoping for things to get better. Must check out this onlive and steam thing people keep talking about….
Surprisingly the only thing that has gotten better, is Home and that’s quite a surprise.

ranel24 said:

November 19th, 11:54 am

Hey Morgan, what happened to Facebook integration? Its not posting any updates when you purchase from the Store?!

strongwoods said:

November 19th, 11:57 am

Yay PS Plus 4 PS Vita! Bout time Sony and its the right time as well with the holidays upon us! I really like the lineup, though I already own Wipeout! Im really lookin 4ward 2 the other games Ive never been a big fan of Uncharted but Im willin 2 try it when its free! Gravity Rush looks good and Tales From Space reminds me of Slime from the old sega days!

K Sony now here’s what ya should be includin 4 free in the next couple of weeks: Street Fighter X Tekken, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Reality Fighters, Unit 13, Escape Plan, Ridge Racer, LittleBigPlanet, and Call of Duty: Declassified! Also would luv 2 see Kingdom Hearts whenever that comes round with ps3/ps vita cross-play!

blakseed said:

November 19th, 11:58 am

The Music Unlimited sale is pretty cool. I’d like to see more stuff like that.

QDOG8 said:

November 19th, 11:59 am

This is great for when I get the Assassin’s Creed Vita on Black Friday! I’ll buy the Vita bundle and a subscription to PS+

Joetheafro said:

November 19th, 12:03 pm

Let’s say I get Playstation All-Stars at 12:00 AM EST for PS3. Would I be able to download the PS Vita version at midnight, or do I need to wait for the PS Store to update to download it for Cross-Buy?

Nikocity1 said:

November 19th, 12:06 pm

nice, by the way, do you have a estimated time as to when the firmware 2.0 firmware update is going to hit? I would really appreciate it. thank you.

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