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PlayStation Plus Update: Instant Game Collection Comes to PS Vita

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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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PrinceofXIII said:

November 19th, 2:24 pm

Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, WipEout 2048, Jet Set Radio Vita, Final Fantasy Tactics!!!

all FREE on PS Plus :)

Anddo said:

November 19th, 2:28 pm

Music Unlimited WOW! I already pay for this monthly. Such a great deal.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 3:28 pm

    You should be able to take advantage of this yearly deal too come tomorrow.

lilturtleboy said:

November 19th, 2:29 pm

Hi! I was wondering.. for the Music Unlimited PS Plus offer can I buy the 1 year using my PSN wallet with pre-paid cards or do I have to use a credit card (which I don’t have) to buy it?

DonkeyKongKilla said:

November 19th, 2:31 pm

Also, Morgan… I appreciate you being so vocal on your blog posts back to the PS community, KEEP IT UP. kudos

Kchow23 said:

November 19th, 2:32 pm

All in all, very happy with the work that the PS Plus team has done and I wouldn’t have imagined that PS Plus for PS Vita content would’ve been so great as I was expecting PSP and PS1 games. Keep up the great work, PS Plus has come a long way since Day 1, hopefully it gets some marketing power behind it.

smushums said:

November 19th, 2:33 pm

Games i would love to see added to the Instant Game Collection
Saints Row The 3rd
Dragons Lair 1&2
Fat Princess

superfriar19 said:

November 19th, 2:37 pm

So glad I was loyal to Sony and bought the Vita at launch and pre-ordered Uncharted, Wipeout and Gravity Rush. Really paid off for me. $120 down the drain. Maybe I should just be like a lot of the other plus subscribers and not buy games and just cry for free games on plus.

meFreeman said:

November 19th, 2:38 pm

Finaly! Alread own uncharted BUT thats one great selection of games, alread own dungeon defenders on PC but ill give it a try on ps3.

Btw we’ll get more psp games support for vita? Like Phantasy Star Portable 2 and Peace Walker (already own it for psp, umd, and for ps3, mgs hd coooection, BUT, ill buy it one more time if it come to vita)

boomstickbhg said:

November 19th, 2:38 pm

Good Vita selection to start of Plus on Vita. Hopefully it’s not going to be like PS3 Plus where the first update was the only really good one since the IGC came out.

Ps3 Plus. Good on you for including a game like Dungeon Defenders instead of yet another shooter, horror or sidescrolling game. Gotta give you credit for that even if it is another older PSN game instead of the newer and/or PS3 games the EU gets.

But re-offering games that were already for free with Plus before? That’s pretty weak, and something that has been happening with regularity… Many of the games on sale have already been on sale before as well…

I won’t complain about the continued lack of good discounts on games and add-ons this week, since there’s an unknown sale tomorrow that may well contain such discounts.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s update more than I have in a while (at least when it comes to Plus), it’s a shame the store is so annoying to navigate with the new layout, any word on the constant requests to allow us to go back to the old format as an option for the store?

vivacola said:

November 19th, 2:39 pm

Please! Support multiple accounts for psvita! Gamers outside America and Europe do need this! We can play PS3 games downloaded from SCEA PS Shop with our Asian accounts, which is something we can’t do on psvita. I can’t figure out the reason behind this.

Acaryes said:

November 19th, 2:39 pm

There is a patch 1.01 for the store, what about it? i dont found any new features.

superfriar19 said:

November 19th, 2:40 pm

isn’t that like the 3rd time sonic 1 and 2 have been given away?

Edzo04ps said:

November 19th, 2:46 pm

dungeon defenders in an incredible coop game. played the pc version for 150+ hours. still furious at trendy for canceling the vita port. would of been amazing.

Busca-Cabezas said:

November 19th, 2:52 pm

WHAT!!!?????? O_O
IS this 4 REAL!!!!!!?????????? NO WAY!!!! O_O
So now the question is… Will there ever be a bigger cheaper Memory Card?? :P

noob365 said:

November 19th, 2:57 pm

I will say this..
as an early adopter of the vita, it’s a little discouraging when the free games collection is made up primarily of games I’ve already purchased.. but that said, I also very much respect Sony adding some of the very best Vita games to the collection to get people excited about the console… and there are not many games better than Gravity Rush, Uncharted:GA, and wipeout.. so kudos and respect.
so here’s my question.. how do you support early adopters as well?
or is it simply better to avoid early adoption?
that said, I really appreciate you adding jet set radio and even FF Tactics (not that I play that type of game) to the list.. so that there is something exciting for me as an early vita adopter AND ps+ member.. maybe more new games added to the collection? i don’t know, but i appreciate and respect this first attempt. Sony is still, easily, the console of choice for me..

so now.. please get a high quality online multiplayer (something at the level of UC3’s mp?) onto the vita..
thank you!

ShardYu said:

November 19th, 3:03 pm

huuu I already own majority of the games that are free with the PS Plus on the Vita… Anyways! Thank you!!! :D Excited for more in the coming months! :D

llanovita said:

November 19th, 3:05 pm

Wao, plus para el VITA. jugaré bastante, pero afectaran mis notas :( Never stop playing!!

mpb93 said:

November 19th, 3:09 pm

I would love Gta vice city stories for plus on vita

Omii132 said:

November 19th, 3:11 pm

Hi Morgan,

Big question!

If i get uncharted gold abyss with plus, and you guy put it in discount later…can i still buy it?

I like to keep the games i want.


PrimeroIncognito said:

November 19th, 3:12 pm

Not everybody was a Plus member the last time the Sonics were given away. That’s why you see repeats of giveaways. They’re offering the newer members some of the same deals that the long-time customers have also received. It’s not that hard to figure out. And it’s OK. It’s not hurting you. There’s still plenty of other deals for you guys.

remanutd5: “why isnt Sorcery free on playstation plus?”

Because not everything can be free.

bigsgg71 said:

November 19th, 3:12 pm

Excellent! This is why I have been a plus member over the years! Keep ’em coming!

Thwip said:

November 19th, 3:12 pm

Hey Morgan,

Not sure if you’re still around reading and replying, but what the hay, I’ll leave a post just in case.

Great PS+ Vita content, can’t wait for tonight’s firmware update, and the store update tomorrow. Thanx for taking the time to reply to 35+ posts. You must pull your hair out over the redundant posts. It drives me nuts, and I’m just reading them. If people would simply read/watch the posts and your replies *shakes head*

I was going to suggest you make a post about Music Unlimited. I don’t have a subscription, but at $12 I am certainly willing to take a look. The downside, I don’t remember much about what the service is. I recall reading about it here on the blog, I wanna say 2 years ago, but I don’t really remember. A quick search here on the blog gives me results back to Sept. ’11, but not a breakdown of what the service is. A simple repost of that original post could prove fruitful.

My $0.02

mosolman said:

November 19th, 3:14 pm

After a disappointed Vita start, and still more disappointed game releases, I got to say, I’m pretty impressed. at least I got something to do until the games producers stop messing around with he Vita.

gus_xl said:

November 19th, 3:15 pm

I’m actually pretty excited for Music Unlimited. I’ve been sitting on the fence about it for so long, that it’s going to take a crane to get the fence post out of my backside.

blackiemist88 said:

November 19th, 3:22 pm

hey morgan did u guys know that people are downloading ps allstars right now in EU? its kind of upsetting cause i really wanna play..could u guys give us early access too?

superfriar19 said:

November 19th, 3:22 pm


Please answer question #210 asked by noob365

how do you support early adopters as well? or is it simply better to avoid early adoption?

I’m starting to think it’s better to wait and see if I can get it on Plus for free instead of being loyal to Sony and supporting you guys by spending my money. It just seems like you only care about new subscribers and not the people who have been loyal. As someone who bought the PS1 at launch I am seriously starting to question the direction of this company. It is very easy to see how Sony went from number one last generation to third this generation.

VongoLa10th-sama said:

November 19th, 3:30 pm

So I just got the pre-order version of PSASBR so would I get the Vita version with it or I might have to Buy it just curious and Morgan though the game ain’t out As dlc Sora maybe even vicent valentine from dirge of cerberus or any of the characters from there be nice.

Lord_Cronqvist said:

November 19th, 3:34 pm

Hi Morgan!

I have a question: Is the service of Music Unlimited exclusive for the US?
I’ve been trying to get it from a couple of months ago but I can’t, I’m in Mexico, and I really want this service.
Can you help me with this?


T_K_9001 said:

November 19th, 3:36 pm

Hi. with all respect you sony guys deserve, I want to know why are you giving us a discount on sonic and virtuas figther when we got them a few months ago? thank you

OTLEiSOJ said:

November 19th, 3:38 pm

I Was waiting for this,really love you playstation,how good xbox live is now?

OTLEiSOJ said:

November 19th, 3:39 pm

vanilla street fighter 4 would be great in instant game collection too

EZaxess said:

November 19th, 3:39 pm

Teach yourself to be patient and you won’t be sitting in that boat.

I learned a long time ago not to buy a console on release, I got the 3DS with a 40$ game for 150$, and the crystal white vita + ACL for 200$, now getting over 120$+ saving by getting 3 games I really wanted to play. Patience is great if your wallet and feelings hurt in these scenarios. Now just be patient some more and you’ll eventually benefit of many more games to come on PS+.

This is the first month of PS+ for the Vita and it is a great way to market it, certainly the buzz wouldn’t be that good if they picked games that didn’t sell that much (less popular or whatever) just for early adopters and risk such a wonderful start for the Vita+.

Don’t ask Sony to tone it down for your own benefit, that’s as unreasonable as you feel for yourself. I’m pretty sure thousands of other folks still don’t own these good games yet.

At last… 2 of my friends were early adopters as well and both don’t own these games… I guess it’s tough luck for you, and hope for the best when they begin switching games.

UMMurda said:

November 19th, 3:41 pm

Good stuff guys, really starting to appreciate playstation plus, keep up the good updates =p

UMMurda said:

November 19th, 3:44 pm

any chance any assasin’s creed or DBZ Budokai games appearing in the instant game collection anytime soon?

lisatsunami said:

November 19th, 3:45 pm

@206, viva cola, if you can’t figure out a reason you’re either very innocent or not thinking very hard. Sony had always been a very protectionist company, long before they invented Playstation. Handheld consoles are very easy to hand around to your friends so instead of buying their own Vita and own games, they could add their account to your Vita & then play your digital games & earn trophies if Sony allowed us to have multiple accounts. Exact same reason why they cut the number of authorized PS3’s down to 2 from 5. To limit cheaters. You know honest people get punished due to the actions of cheaters.

Yes I know you can still do that with the retail card games. Why do you think they’re pushing digital so hard?

sal0713 said:

November 19th, 3:51 pm

Hey Morgan how long will the music unlimited deal will be available for? Till next tuesday? or is it a one day thing only?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 19th, 4:25 pm

    It’ll be on for some time (not just a week or anything), but it will be a limited period of time.

furlowguy134 said:

November 19th, 3:55 pm

I have a question sony how come that game with the remote control cars was free but now u have to pay for it and when is the psvita firmware update coming out should have been a midnight release like 1.80 firmware

TJF588 said:

November 19th, 3:57 pm

Hell Yeah Bundle (Full game + 2 DLCs) $14.99 $10.49

Okay, now I feel jipped. Not as hard as I would have been had I bought One Piece at launch, but still, those pricey DLCs WITH the full game for LESS than your Plus discount price for the game by itself? *sigh* Well, I’ll keep on holding off on those add-ons. Finishing all those challenges caused too much undue stress for me to grab any more of ’em.

Might look into NiGHTS into Dreams, though, and would have gotten Sonic Adventure at that price if not for having had it for some time already. But, why doesn’t Sonic Adventure 2 come with its DLC?

capice2003 said:

November 19th, 3:59 pm

Damn these Tuesday updates across the board….. games, music, anything why do a midnight launch just drop the gods already damn. Monday is just a dull ass day and its better to just fill that day with goodness…Whoever wrote or came up with that idea in the beginning needs to be shot in the toe… I hope they get constipation tonight lol! then bubble guts for 2 days afterwards lol.

PigChampion said:

November 19th, 4:00 pm

Question regarding the PS+ full Vita games. How long do these remain available in the store for Plus members?
The reason I ask is, I may get a Plus subscription for Christmas and I would like to know if at that time, I will be able to go online and grab the Gravity Rush and Uncharted Vita titles with my shiny new plus membership.

It would be a bummer if come Christmas, I logged on and these 2 titles were no longer available with the subscription. Thanks for any clarification!

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furlowguy134 said:

November 19th, 4:07 pm

One last thing im a true sony fan ive had every playstation in every size until i lost em in a house fire why is it that for plus u say we get games free but there not if u lose the service no more game id rather buy the game at a discount that way i know i will still have it to play i had to get a new vita cus i play games so much even tho i dont have the stats to prove it i never cared bout a thropy just love the thrill of the game Itself thats true gaming to me

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

November 19th, 4:09 pm

morgan please don’t let sony gimp plus do to the vita.

HelloJack44 said:

November 19th, 4:10 pm

Will this be available until after christmas? I am getting a vita and ps+ for my son for christmas and I really hope I don’t have to give them to him early so he can get these free games. :p

TJF588 said:

November 19th, 4:10 pm

@236 PigChampion – If these PS Plus update posts don’t include it, then the Store update posts will note which content will be dropped from Plus after that week. So, just keep on eye on the Plus section of the Store updates!

Man, wish we had that same sort of notice for regular sales, as well as the price difference (similar to how Plus discounts display in the Store).

GGCAN said:

November 19th, 4:16 pm

Been a PSN + member since day 1 and sure have gotten my moneys worth.

But…..this PS Vita Plus deal is amazing !

Also have Premium Music Unlimited and love the service.

Thanks Morgan for answering that we should be able as users of the Music Unlimited service to get the deal.

I know when I first joined Music Unlimited, it wouldn’t take money from my wallet…I had to enter a credit card and after that, it took money from my wallet instead. (hopefully, this has all changed and a credit card won’t be required for initial purchase).

Keep up the great work !

PoisonDart said:

November 19th, 4:20 pm

This is why Playstation Plus is worth it and every PS owners should get it but I cant wait to finally play the full game of Gravity Rush.. liked the demo but never got the chance to purchase it. Great Update Sony!!

Chakane048 said:

November 19th, 4:34 pm

Why not make Jet Set Radio a cross-play/buy

LadyGahan said:

November 19th, 4:38 pm

This is all awesome, but I’ve been waiting for Hulu app, it’s been promised for Fall this year, and it’s almost winter…

smushums said:

November 19th, 4:40 pm

@Morgan Haro why do you almost never reply to the people that post negative responses to the PS+ updates . Our opinions matter to just as much as those who post positive responses .

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