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PlayStation Plus: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Free for Members

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

This week PlayStation Plus continues the piping hot delivery of updates to keep you warm this December. Last week, you took the plunge into the underwater world of Rapture with BioShock 2 joining the Instant Game Collection. This week, you’ll be busting out your shoryukens and controlling gravity with two great games: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Rochard!

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

December 11th PlayStation Plus Update

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3)

Free for Plus members

Street Fighter IV was already a bonafide hit when it ushered in a new era of 2D fighters. Take that winning formula, refine and balance one of the best fighting game engines, add four new characters (Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu, and Oni), take part in new online modes and you’ve got one of the most complete fighting game packages ever. See you online; I’ll be the guy using this handy guide to my all time favorite fighting game character.
Rochard (PS3)

Free for Plus members

A PSN gem, Rochard brings fantastic puzzle-platforming in the form of taking control of astro-miner John Rochard. Though a humble premise it may be, you’ll be addicted to the gravity control mechanics of Rochard as you solve environmental puzzles and explore new ways to navigate the wonderful trappings of this galactic platformer. It’s a PSN exclusive that, if you missed, you should definitely make the time to play. You can read more on the game from the PlayStation Blog’s coverage. Please note, this title will only be available free in Plus for one week.

That’s it for this week’s update, and remember that the above updates will be in effect once the PlayStation Store updates on December 11th; usually between the times of 2:00pm – 5:00pm PST. Also, for those wondering, we do have PS Vita games on the way in December that will add to the already great library of content on PS Vita Plus. Watch for those to be announced in this space later this month.

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Please remember to jump in to the PlayStation Community Forums in the Plus space where you’ll find threads (or start your own!) to discuss Plus. Of course, leave your thoughts here as well and remember, giving specific feedback is always the best course. Enjoy the update, and see you in the comments.

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sincrin said:

December 11th, 6:40 pm

yah you guys should to two ps3 games – like two to choose from ; either you like a or b. that way, you can avoid giving us games that we already own! you guys can give us syndicate deus ex – good games like that you know. so many decent titles out there, and you choose street fighter :(…hopefully next week we will c a better game. so far since i started my plus membership(oct) only games worth was kof, re5, lb2, inf 2. but dont think i would have forked up money to get those titles. maybe kof if it was 10 bucks. other than those 4 the rest i simply download cuz they are free, not cuz i really want to play them. and most of them are button smashing arcade lil kiddy games. sorry for complaining but that’s the truth.

sincrin said:

December 11th, 6:42 pm

btw how much is for eu plus? can you have both ? can someone please tell me!

ultraryuuzan said:

December 11th, 7:37 pm

Playstation Plus USA is improving every week. I can’t believe that we’re getting Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition for free on plus. This is so unexpected. PS + USA makes me happy that I subscribed every single week. My subscription ends in October 2013 so there’s so much more to come. It’s as if SONY is saying “we’re just getting started.”

Up to now, people have benefited from three of the best fighting games that exist on modern platforms. Earlier PS+ subscribers got to download Virtua Fighter 5 for free. Then we got King Of Fighter XIII. Now we have Super Street Fighter IV Arcade.

East or west SONY is the best ♥_♥

easterlily41482 said:

December 11th, 7:59 pm

@701, You have to create a new account on your PS3 for Europe. Unfortunately you cannot have both on the same account. €39.99 for a year, or €11.99 for 3 months. Converts roughly to $52 for a year and $15.00 for 3months. That’s about as much as I know. My buddy has been trying to get PS+, but has been running into tons of problems trying to get it because his cc is locked to US, so his cc is invalid on the EU store, and he’s heard the US PSN cards only work on US accounts.

Fencoide said:

December 11th, 9:05 pm

Hi, I already have Super Street Fighter IV, can you give also the “arcade edition” ADD-ON free for plus members? Not much HDD space for 15G+/-.

PD: Sorry for my english :)

BatPixi said:

December 11th, 10:12 pm

Hi Morgan

I noticed on the PS Store this afternoon that, “Rochard” is available for free to all PS Plus Members. However, I also noticed that under expiring soon it mentions that the game will be expiring next week as a free download to ps plus subscribers.

Therefore, can it be assumed that a different game will be replacing Rochard next week? Or is this just an error.

I’m viewing the content from Canada if that makes a difference.

sincrin said:

December 11th, 10:35 pm

thanks 704

Warslayer42024 said:

December 12th, 12:41 am

just played super street fighter 4 arcade edition and it’s garbage definitely not renewing ps plus subscription

neuropunk said:

December 12th, 3:49 am


I’m not filling up my 500GB with this huge chunk of space. SF hardly has any content, it should be more like 1GB. Oh well, I hate Street Fighter anyway. Hasn’t changed since the mid-90’s.

Xx_Crisco_xX said:

December 12th, 5:26 am



December 12th, 5:36 am

It’s obvious you guys have no idea what the fans what.. Wanna impress somebody, try this…

GTA SAn Andreas (Free)

GTA IV (Free)

Dead Space 2 (Free)

Heavy Rain (Free)

Uncharted 3 (Free)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Free)


If it’s cause of legal issues then just say so, people would understand, but don’t insult our intelligence saying you think you’re doing the best you can cause obviously with the amount of complains in these forums, UR NOT

YungShep said:

December 12th, 7:31 am

@704 @707

to add on to what @704 said. you can ask your bank to honor the purchase in Europe, the card only locks if they’re detecting fraud activity, but if you tell your bank you need it to go through…it will go through.

i worked at a bank, customers do that all the time when they travel overseas, so its not uncommon to do this.

YungShep said:

December 12th, 7:34 am

@710 i cant see how you justify buying a 360 when the 360 dont even give away free games…so your mad because the file size is too big for your hard drive capacity…why dont u free up some space if you really want to play it…

but telling everyone your jumping ship because your mad that the free games you get to make a case…really dont make a case..

Socom Confrontation, really? lol you still play that?

YungShep said:

December 12th, 7:35 am

@709 i got a 500gb with roughly about 115gb free space left after i added Street Fighter IV. i mean with 500gb dude, you really got the space for it.. i dont get why your complaining..

Valtane666 said:

December 12th, 9:31 am

Hey, Morgan.

I’m just wondering why I spent all those hours downloading SFIVAE, 18 GBs, just to have it be a 60 minute trial? I thought it was a free FULL game? What’s going on here? Is this a glitch or did we get shafted on this one?

ipwnjoo_str8up said:

December 12th, 10:04 am

People complain just to complain. The empty threats are hilarious. It’s not like any of us care if you go back to the 360. Have fun paying $60 for no games at all. LOL

LitheArt said:

December 12th, 10:13 am

Please, for god sake, give the Fighting games a break.
I mean seriously- I don’t know if it’s because the guy in charge love these kind of game and think everyone love em, but we had our share.

Most of the time, you either give us games that we could pick up for 2 bucks at gamestop for free or discount “new” games that we could pick up on amazon for that same reduced price.

Go back to your roots, when you gave us good psn/ps1 classics that had only been out for a couple of months and not “free” PS3 games we can find sitting on a brick and mortar shelf with 2~3 years of dust covering it.

There’s tons of PS1 rpg/platformer/action classics you could give us- Take that phone or e-mail these guys and work something out- please.

STILL – thanks or Rochard I’ll definitely give it a try.

kentez1019 said:

December 12th, 10:35 am

Hey Morgan, loving plus so far. The update this week did not appeal to me, but I still love PS+. I was wondering have you guys ever considered adding JRPG’s or any RPG to the game collection from the PS2 era.There are many available, and I would like to see Suikoden III or Rogue Galaxy. There are also many PS3 RPG’s that would fit perfectly with the game collection like Valkyria Chronicles, Hyperdimension Neptunia, 3D Dot Game Heroes, and the Atelier series, there is like 3 of those already out. Just thought I would add my 2 cents, since you look at all comments as feedback.

Fable_Leo said:

December 12th, 11:16 am

the one thing they failed to tell us was that street fighter takes up 18 GB. thats a lot of space for one game. 18 GB is enuff room for 50 games.

ipwnjoo_str8up said:

December 12th, 12:28 pm

@kentez1019 My name is ipwnjoo_strt8up and I approve this message.

alx_yamaguchi said:

December 12th, 12:51 pm

I have a question:

If my PSPLUS expires, I’ll still have my instant game collection when I subscribe again or in order for the games to NOT game blocked forever I’ll have to renew my subscription before it expires?

ipwnjoo_str8up said:

December 12th, 1:58 pm

@alx_yamaguchi Your games will still be there as long as you added them to your Download List even if there’s a lapse between subscriptions.

BigDaddyEarl71 said:

December 12th, 2:47 pm

PLEASE bring back PSOne Classics, themes, minis and avatars to PS+! I miss getting those since the IGC started.

WeskerEnd said:

December 12th, 3:27 pm

Loved this update. Yeah, EU got “better” games and stuff, but that doesnt mean we got bad stuff. Thanks.

BUT… I do wonder… Will we ever get a Beat’em up game? You know, Dynasty Warriors series, or even the mighty and (unfortunately) physically un-released Warriors Orochi 3 game?

Oh well, I would simply love something like that. Hell, even DW 6, true fans says its a bad game with its stupid henbu system, but I still enjoyed its bad PS2 port.

Well, thats my opinion.

T-8k8O_ said:

December 12th, 4:38 pm

Weak update.

HAvoLutiOn said:

December 12th, 5:11 pm

Bunch of over-grown babies…whining about getting free games. Whaaaa! I didn’t get the free game that I wanted….whaaa!

DoktaC4ibby said:

December 12th, 7:20 pm

Protip: Save these games if you get Christmas Eve Syndrome. Trust me, Christmas Eve is not easy to live through.

SYRAPH said:

December 12th, 8:25 pm

Hey, any chance you guys will make the update kit (upgrade to Arcade Edition for Super Street Fighter IV) free as well. I’d much rather prefer that than this. 18GB is a big download especially when the ISP puts a stupid bandwidth limit on. I don’t care about the space it takes up on the harddrive, just the actual download.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

December 13th, 4:43 am

Yeah, waste of time downloading, waste of time playing, waste of time deleting…

Christopher_34 said:

December 13th, 6:14 am

Um I’ve recently become a PS plus member a couple months ago. GREATEST choice ever,
but I wasn’t sure if anyone knew/ knows how are free games chosen?
Is there a voting sub site?

Just curious and always trying to learn new things about this membership,

CrispyBacon777 said:

December 13th, 8:33 am

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition would be an awesome addition to my collection if it wasn’t 17.9GB. I only have a 120GB PS3 Slim and only 11GB free because of all the stuff on it (which to this day I still don’t know how what I have on there takes up 100GB of space). So I’ll download it to my list but I won’t be installing or playing it any time soon. Thanks though.

BlueBl1zzard said:

December 13th, 8:34 am

@ Christopher_34 Free games are chosen randomly. Sometimes PSN games, sometimes full retail games.

azlanslayer said:

December 13th, 8:19 pm

Disappointing. Glad i’m subscribed to EU too, or else i’ll be damn and stucked with the ‘great’ games NA gets every month. Reconsidering my renewal of my subcription, since i live i asia and asia sucks for its PS+ too.

Abner_Snopes said:

December 13th, 9:03 pm

Morgan, I’m more interested in seeing substantial PS+ discounts (50% or greater) on games than older free games in the future–is there anyway to put in that suggestion? Also, as others have asked before, is there anyway to focus more discounts in the dlc aspect? I was looking at a post for Xbox360’s Christmas deals this year, and there’s quite a bit of DLC to be had. How great would it be if you could somehow pull off a 50% off of ALL DLC for PS+ members for a week or so? Think about how much DLC could/would be sold!


RodesQ said:

December 14th, 7:09 pm

While EU get Batman Arkam City we get a decade ago game. I would rather have a ps i. You should not place games just to acomplish an slogan.

jonjon0890 said:

December 15th, 9:50 am

When will the us psn store have a christrmas sale?

myPSismyfriend said:

December 15th, 7:50 pm

When I try to download street fighter it says I don’t have enough room for it but I have 30 gigs free. Can someone help me out?

Fencoide said:

December 15th, 7:58 pm

I think its because you need 17G free for the download & 17G (more or less) extra for the extraction and installation.

PD: sorry my english :)

rhythmik83 said:

December 16th, 2:29 am

This is also most like tied to the fact that SSFIV:AE 2012 was just announced that it will be on the IPL circuit in 2013.

Darkvizardichigo said:

December 16th, 8:51 am

Im really hoping sony pulls out a knocker like they did for e3 the week of christmas. so far its been so so but still a good so so

Xx_Crisco_xX said:

December 16th, 1:27 pm

@713 These games aren’t for free , we pay for them and can’t even keep them if we cancel . Yes I still play the best game out for the ps3 Socom Confrontation , lol not my fault all shooters don’t compare . Ok so I should delete all the games I got for (free ps+) , so I can play one game ssf4 , (Virtue Fighter) they basically gave out a couple of months ago and that was trash . Guess there job is just to release games that they are told too , because I think it is clear that they are about to lose a lot of business in the next couple months , in case you haven’t noticed not to many people happy about there output of games , 40 percent of people not even downloading these garbage games , now if it was batman we got like EU , no complaints here but that’s not the case , we get super street fighter @18GB CLASSIC must have garbage !

Xx_Crisco_xX said:

December 16th, 1:32 pm

@737 If you want to install this 18GB game , you need 36 to 37 GB free on your hard drive , so it looks like they want you to buy a new playstation too . Successful Morgan another customer in need of a new ps3 with more GB job well done . clap clap

DJayKT said:

December 16th, 7:10 pm

I thought there was nothing for me in this update but when I played Rochard, I actually enjoyed it very much :) .

Supy- said:

December 17th, 4:31 am

Joined up with plus recently, great service :)

Any chance you guys could offer a discount on Rayman Origins for vita on the PSN. That’d be great!

Alturos said:

December 17th, 7:57 am

Pretty great set last week. Had my eye on SSFIV for months now. :D

plark2 said:

December 19th, 3:28 pm

Ive have a suggestion, SSF4 arcade is great game, but many of us already have the previous version of SSF4.

downloading 18 GB only for 4 new characters kinda sucks…. It would be nice to have an optional dowload (which woundnt be such a hugh file), and alowed us the enjoy this ultimated version of the game.

And this suggestion aplys also for future games… For example, if you release sonething like RDR or GTA for those usersvthat alrwady have this game on disc it would be nice the have the dlc’s for that especific game as optional download

Ps… Mary christmaa

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