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Holiday Essentials: Huge Discounts on 40+ Must-Have Games

Pierre Gravereau's Avatar Posted by Director, Digital Distribution

Holiday Essentials

Here at PlayStation, we’re gearing up for the holiday season. In the spirit of giving, we’re giving you some great discounts on more than 40 titles over the next three weeks. Each week will highlight some of the best PS3, PS Vita and PSN games available in the PlayStation Store. Featuring trippy music/racing hybrid Dyad, PS Vita side-scrolling puzzler Escape Plan, sure-to-become-classics like LittleBigPlanet 2 and Rayman Origins, plus plenty more, we’ve got you covered. Starting today, you can save 30% — or up to 50% for PlayStation Plus members — on a variety of hot games, listed below. If the lineup below isn’t enough, we’ll be refreshing this list with a whole new batch next week (12/24) and the following week (12/31), so stay tuned.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

  • Catherine (Sale: $27.99, PS Plus: $19.60, Regular: $39.99)
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Dyad (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Escape Plan (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • I Am Alive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $19.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Sale: $24.99, PS Plus: $17.49, Regular: $35.99)
  • Magic: The Gathering – Dules of the Planeswalkers 2013 (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • NHL 13 (Sale: $41.99, PS Plus: $29.40, Regular: $59.99)
  • Rayman Origins (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Rayman Origins PS Vita (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Retro/Grade (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

All of these titles will be on sale for one week only — December 18th to December 24th — so head into the PlayStation Store before these discounts melt away. And don’t forget to check back on PSN next week (12/24) and the following week (12/31) for more great discounts on other Holiday Essentials games.

Happy Holidays!

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Gingerbread0Men said:

December 17th, 9:03 am

Are we getting a Playstation Plus update any time soon?

WilburMonkey said:

December 17th, 9:04 am

Great offerings! If you told me they patched in Move support on RE4 (a la the Wii version), I would be all over that.

Ryumoau said:

December 17th, 9:04 am

Finally!! This sounds like it will actually be a deal for once. I’m not interested in this week’s titles personally, since already have RE4. But i am curious to see next week’s lineup.

snakeman07 said:

December 17th, 9:06 am

I may pick up Escape Plan, but other than that, nothing for me this week, but look forward to the weeks ahead and the PS+ perks reveal for this week.

aelurio1980 said:

December 17th, 9:06 am

Amazing. xD

Jose_64 said:

December 17th, 9:06 am

I Am Alive for $10.49, “I´m in” xD

ASC2175 said:

December 17th, 9:07 am

My money…..IT SHALL BE SPENT!

blakseed said:

December 17th, 9:08 am

Gingerbread0men, they’ll be able to whine about THAT update later. This post is about discounts.

BatPixi said:

December 17th, 9:09 am

will definitely be picking up Catherine this week.

Also will Rochard for ps plus be replaced with a vita or ps3 game on Tuesday?

joufes said:

December 17th, 9:10 am

Nothing here for me or i already own the ones I like. I’m sure lots of people will like this, I know my cousin will probably get LBP for the vita.

TwinDad said:

December 17th, 9:11 am

I am Alive and Rayman Vita it is. Can’t wait for next weeks sale.

I also look forward to dozens of posts from people who ask why the sale price isn’t in the store today.

avdavidw said:

December 17th, 9:11 am

LBP Vita is really tempting at $17.49. It seems like it’s almost guaranteed to come to the Plus Instant Game Collection at some point though.

snakeman07 said:

December 17th, 9:12 am

Actually, come to think of it, I may pick up CSGO as well. I played the trial and it was pretty fun, and got some trophies along the way. Seems like an easy plat to get for a cheap price :)

zabcdef123456 said:

December 17th, 9:13 am

Cant wait for the plus update today.Got a feeling its going to be another bloodbath,lol…

YungShep said:

December 17th, 9:14 am

I really wish you just show all of them and run the sale all the way through the time your trying to release them piece by piece..

id mess around buy something this week i want, but not as much as i want next week..

Ryumoau said:

December 17th, 9:14 am

@12 yeah thats the problem with them only doing weekly updates for Plus. If we knew the month outline for Plus we wouldn’t have to worry about accidently buying something that will be free soon.

YungShep said:

December 17th, 9:14 am

@14 the ps+ updates are always epic, last week was beyond! lol

Krysta91 said:

December 17th, 9:17 am

Yayy, totally picking up LBP for the vita!!! Might pick up RE4 too…

Gorvi said:

December 17th, 9:19 am

On the Blogcast they were saying there would be a bunch of games for $1, I’m guessing that’ll be next week.

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    Pierre Gravereau said:

    December 17th, 10:57 am

    Hi Gorvi. Maybe the blogcast mixed things up. $1 products are Movies not Games. It starts this week and would be available for $1 ’till the end of the year. As for game discounts, we have a great line-up each week to check with good deals on PS3 Full Games, PSN games and PS Vita Games. Hope you will find game syou like in there. :-)

Gay_Angel said:

December 17th, 9:19 am

Finally some news about sales! I have been waiting for this and will definitely be picking up some titles throughout the weeks.
Thank you! ^-^

Satnamji said:

December 17th, 9:21 am

I love extra discounts for Plus. Keep ’em coming. Maybe time to finally check out Dyad!

RE_Player said:

December 17th, 9:21 am

Totally picking up LBP for Vita.

igorrocks2 said:

December 17th, 9:21 am

40 Games? sorry I see only 14 at least add 6 more as 14 +14= 28 not 40

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    Pierre Gravereau said:

    December 17th, 10:59 am

    Hi igorrocks2! The event will last ’till Jan 8th. So we intend to run thsi event for 3 weeks with each week 12 to 14 awesome games at a great price. That makes the overall number of good deals closer to 40. ;-)

AmericanNinja1 said:

December 17th, 9:22 am

Do these sale prices apply to the digital version on the PS Store?

TomatoDragon said:

December 17th, 9:22 am

Let’s see…
I’ll take me some Dyad, some RE4 and some Catherinefor starters.

igorrocks2 said:

December 17th, 9:23 am

my bad 3 weeks hm indeed largest promo of the year good job guys hppy ho;idays to you too

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    Pierre Gravereau said:

    December 17th, 11:01 am

    Disregard my comment below. Yup! 3 weeks.
    Thanks igorrocks2. We are happy to get cool games from participating publishers and developers to offer during the Holiday season. Let’s play now! :-)

Satnamji said:

December 17th, 9:23 am

@22. Other games will be announced over the following 2 weeks to give us 40 total. It says it right there in the blog in case you are wondering. ;)

Fardeenah said:

December 17th, 9:24 am

i really wished they could tell us what ps plus games are coming out this month/this week yet…. these discounts are sooo tempting but im sure they are going to come to ps plus at some point hence my unwillingness to buy these vita games… i want LBP vita. rayman origns vita and escape plan but im sure they’ll turn on ps plus next year

Ryumoau said:

December 17th, 9:25 am

@22 the games are being spread throughout 3 weeks. This is only week 1.

@23 yes. PS Plus discounts and sales only apply to digital games.

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

December 17th, 9:25 am

$15 is a nice price for Rayman Vita. I want to get it, but that seems like it will eventually be free on the Instant Game Collection. Can’t decide if I should wait or not.

squeaker-us said:

December 17th, 9:25 am

Dyad, Escape Plan and Retro/Grade will be mine.

Supy- said:

December 17th, 9:25 am

Wow, you have no idea how happy I am to see Rayman origins vita discounted that much! Thanks guys :)

Ryumoau said:

December 17th, 9:27 am

i’m hoping alot more Vita games get announced in this deal. Would love to see Dynasty Warriors Next discounted to a reasonable price under $20, as well as Little King Story.

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    Pierre Gravereau said:

    December 17th, 11:05 am

    There will be deals on PS VIta games every week during the Holiday Essentials event (3 weeks). :-)

PainOfSarrow said:

December 17th, 9:29 am

not bad, thats a pretty good start. I Am Alive , and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition are the only ones im realy interested in. the rest are so so.. cant wait to see next weeks. hope that one fighting game that has the word dragon in it goes on sale.

GStylez1980 said:

December 17th, 9:30 am

Bummed I just bought Rayman from Gamefly for $18. Could saved me a couple bucks and I’d have picked up MvC3 instead. Looking forward to playing it nonetheless. Will be picking up LBP Vita and Escape Plan though. Power of the PS+…I thought it would be a steal for $20 at GameStop.

PainOfSarrow said:

December 17th, 9:30 am

Revenge of the Wounded Dragons

DrApollo said:

December 17th, 9:31 am

Rayman Origins Vita and Catherine for me!

igorrocks2 said:

December 17th, 9:33 am

How about End of the world sale? it’s this Friday in case you forgot :) I will lough my butt off on Saturday lol

Erlaxis said:

December 17th, 9:33 am

Has been a while since we got such great deals. I’ll get Rayman for PS3 and I am Alive.

HeLLeVeN11 said:

December 17th, 9:33 am

Some good deals but don’t tell me this is the PS+ update of this week?

snakeeyes211 said:

December 17th, 9:34 am

Awesome ;-) happy happy happy!

igorrocks2 said:

December 17th, 9:35 am

@27 bad idea that way you will want it back once you try it

Supy- said:

December 17th, 9:35 am

Hope to see Dokuro on sale in the upcoming weeks!

jonjon0890 said:

December 17th, 9:37 am

I’m picking up Catherine and Rayman Origins

Conaaando said:

December 17th, 9:39 am

Catherine and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. :-)

Tjoeb123 said:

December 17th, 9:44 am

@16

They really should be doing a hybrid of both – give a monthly outlook of the updates to come, plus weekly posts to remind us of the content coming that week as well as any last minute changes.

Squiggle55 said:

December 17th, 9:44 am

Great deals on Rayman and LBP. I’ll finally be getting Rayman myself.

GStylez1980 said:

December 17th, 9:46 am

On second thought, I’m not gonna buy Escape Plan. Well priced, but does seem like a game that would be in the IGC for Vita in the next few months. LPB Vita, however, will probably not be. Uncharted, Gravity Rush, and Wipeout will be there for at least a year. And the other game slots that will rotate will more than likely be PSP and cheaper downloadable (but good) games, I.e., Escape Plan, Lumines, Super Stardust, Plants vs. Zombies.

GStylez1980 said:

December 17th, 9:48 am

And why would anyone think that this is our PS Plus update for the week?! We get designated PS Plus update every single week, without exception, on Monday. It’ll be along later this afternoon…people need to get a grip!

Xoombie503 said:

December 17th, 9:55 am

question..since lbp2 is on sale for regular members…would ps plus members be able to keep lbps2 even after their subscription expires???

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