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PlayStation Plus Updates: 75% Off Many Acclaimed Titles, Free Foosball

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

Announced earlier today, we’re excited to bring you plenty of discounts this week as part of the 13 for ’13 sale starting tomorrow in the PlayStation Store! In addition to the sale, which offers a 75% discount for PlayStation Plus members on all the featured games, we’ve also got an addition to the Instant Game Collection for both PS3 and PS Vita with Foosball 2012. Read on to find out all the details this week for PlayStation Plus members and then let us know what you think with the poll, as well as the comments.

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

January 22nd PlayStation Plus Update

13 for ’13 Sale

75% off Featured PS3 Titles for PS Plus members

We’re not done ringing in the New Year yet! Kick off 2013 with some of the best games available on PSN. PlayStation Plus members get the best deals on these with an astounding 75% off on all the featured titles. Amazing titles like the critically acclaimed The Unfinished Swan, Warp and even the classic Psychonauts will be all on sale. Check out the full list below and get in on the 2013 celebration when these go on sale with tomorrow’s PS Store Update.
Game Normal Price PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
LittleBigPlanet Karting $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
The Unfinished Swan $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Ratchet & Clank $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy $7.99 $3.99 $2.00
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection $24.99 $12.49 $6.25
Warp $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Shank 2 $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
NiGHTS into dreams… $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Jet Set Radio $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Psychonauts $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
Machinarium $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Foosball 2012 (PS3 and PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Jump in to this remarkably fun sports title that captures the fun and spirit of Foosball! With fun single player and multiplayer modes and PS Move support, there’s a lot to love with Foosball 2012. If you own both the PS3 and PS Vita, you’ll also appreciate full cross-compatibility between the two platforms. Not only can you play online against people on the other platform, but you’ll also have your saves automatically synchronized between your two PlayStation consoles. Download it free as a PS Plus member with tomorrow’s PS Store update.

escapeVektor (PS Vita)

20% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Get your hands on the fun gameplay of new release PS Vita title escapeVektor. You’ll take control of Vektor, who has been imprisoned inside the CPU and he needs your help to escape. With 150 nodes (levels) and 27 zones (worlds) to escape from, and tons of enemies and obstacles for you to overcome, you’ll find yourself with plenty to keep you gaming. Read more about escapeVektor in the PS Blog’s preview from last week featuring the game’s Creative Director Nic Watt.

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Let us know what you think of this week’s update in the comments below, and remember to hit the poll above. If you want to see what the rest of the PlayStation community is talking about, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, or find other great topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

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DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 21st, 2:12 pm

@JuniorPS – No, I don’t believe you can. When Infamous 2 came up on the discounts, sense it was already on the IGC and i got it, it says Already Purchased. Unless I’d say like I said to the other person, Second account and pay for it on that then toss the Plus version on it, Just keep the other account, Email it to yourself and save the email to your main account in case you lose the info on the account some way.

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 2:15 pm


‘By the way, when you say, “I have taste”, that means absolutely nothing. It proves nothing. Everyone likes to believe they have “taste”. Do you ever think you’ll meet a gamer who’ll say, “Gosh, I really have crappy taste in games!” Not gonna happen.’

Read the whole comment then come again. bye oldy.

wraith7 said:

January 21st, 2:15 pm

It would be really nice if the updates/available titles/sales were announced a little earlier… Just dropped $39.99 on LBP Karting Saturday… Would help us digital junkies make better-informed decisions about what to purchase and when!

Milagres_ said:

January 21st, 2:17 pm

Bad move not giving discounts for the Vita. Like REALLY awful bad.
Everyone knows Vita is struggling (although a fantastic device) and you, it’s own developers, don’t support it??
Doesn’t make sense to me, sorry.
Sony is huge and a supermarket’s manager would thought of it.

Heatseeker125 said:

January 21st, 2:18 pm

LOL @ looking at people’s profiles to see if their PS Plus complaints are valid. It doesn’t necessarily mean anything. I have my trophies spread across 3 different profiles. Just because one profile doesn’t have a lot of meat to it doesn’t mean anything in regard to if they are “really a gamer” or not.

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 2:19 pm

@pers1m0ny 10$ u get the games u want right on and has trade in value. hmmm maybe 2 bucks for a 10$ game? You are right, next time don’t gamble let the 6 months expire and buy those 10 bucks bluray games.Be happy!!! :)

BlueBl1zzard said:

January 21st, 2:20 pm

This week I’m particularly interested in the 13 for 13 sale and escapevector, pretty good week. Any chance y’all will be doing a vita sale too in the near future?

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 2:21 pm

@Heatseeker125 LOL! exactly.

Fusion13 said:

January 21st, 2:24 pm

Welp… time to free up some hard drive space. :)

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 2:25 pm

@Heatseeker125 what are ur other 2 profile id’s?

soulmonkeyrhythm said:

January 21st, 2:26 pm

I’ve got at least 5 picks out of the bunch; including LBP Karting; which is awesome! Thanks a bunch!

Hushed-Massacre said:

January 21st, 2:26 pm

Bah … I just bought Hot Shots: Out of Bounds a couple weeks ago. Haven’t even downloaded it yet. Sad times. Good sales otherwise. :P

Mando44646 said:

January 21st, 2:28 pm

Wow I might sell my copy of LBPK and just buy it digitally at such a great price. Also picking up Unfinished Swan.

BUT exchanging FF Tactics for foosball, really Sony? Come on

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 2:28 pm

@ sab_krit,

Do us all a favor(including yourself) and at least TRY to use proper grammar. Geeze, its already hard to take you seriously, are you that lazy that you don’t want to take the few seconds to correctly spell words or did you get D’s in English class?

I know you may not think so, but a lot of people judge you based on the way you present yourself online, so even though you may be a reasonably smart 20 yr old as an example, you come off looking like an eight year old still learning the basics of the English language.

My God man, if you want anyone to take you seriously, enough with the horrible grammar. I know typos happen, but wow, are you purposely trying to annoy people? Half the time I don’t even know what you’re trying to say.

tearsofash said:

January 21st, 2:30 pm

So glad I waited on Unfinished Swan and Karting. My LBP kollection will be complete.

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 2:38 pm

@mnstrings hmmm SO You now want to correct my grammer in a plus update blog. GEEZ!! stalker alert!

So, you dont understand what I am trying to say. Simply, dont read my comments. You will not die if you dont’e read my comments. Try it!

Yes, talking abt someones grammer shows how matured u r and how useful u r for the community. Maybe you still write leave letter with pen and paper to ur boss. It’s 2013 and nobody cares abt grammer in a blog comment.

Geez! with all ur immatured comments, u showcase that u r a farm boy who tries too hard to be a cool kid online.FAIL!

JonJonXD said:

January 21st, 2:41 pm

There goes the $20 bucks I had in my PSN wallet.

Good job…I’ve been looking to play Warped and Unfinished Swan….and LBP Karting for 10 bucks is worth it.

divineLite said:

January 21st, 2:44 pm

For people who thinks we vita only owners whines all the time
We understand it is impossible to get AAA title after all initial ICG
But looking at FFT PsP there gives me a hope that it is possible to give psp as icg, and so I won’t ask Cod or resistance or any 40$ titles given free, but why not get psp game compared to these crappy RCR Chrinovolt and even Fuzzball?

Morgan, please we just need a reason why no other psp game given for us? I that the biggest question I got in mind

spaceboy21 said:

January 21st, 2:44 pm

@ Morgan and PS+ team.

Love the discount on LBPK. It just didn’t make the cut when it released, so happy to download at a substantial discount. Thanks.

I bought Foosball when it came out. Pretty fun game, but I haven’t played it too much. It’s actually a great game for Plus (when taken into consideration we just got Darksiders). I think monthly notices would be better since people typically have short term memory. That way when something like Foosball is in a list alongside Darksiders and whatever else, then it seems like a nice varied collection.

I am of the belief we can’t expect something of Darksides caliber weekly and a nice variety of free games and discounts is what makes for a great service for a wide variety of people.

Keep up the good work!

CaptainRadical said:

January 21st, 2:45 pm

For those asking. NO I am not talking about giving Black Ops (which sucks so I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony cut a deal to get in the IGC) or AC.

What I am talking about is giving value to those who have + for the Vita, and don’t use a PS3. From the store on the PS3 any user can download a Vita game and instantly keep it with their account as long as they’re a plus subscriber. BUT from the Vita store we can’t download PS3 games. The service is not the same across the two platforms and shouldn’t be treated as such. If one week they came out and said “the only updates this week are Vita games” PS3 owners would lose their minds. That’s an average Vita week. Games like Chronovolt and Fuseball are essentially giving us access to Anamoly Warzone every week. Essentially a 1$ cell phone game. If that. How bout add some Sony games to the IGC? Maybe Hot Shots? Or better yet. PSP Games. Especially considering the incredible over price they are on the PSN. And when sales happen, how bout not ignore those of us who purchased your handheld and actually enjoy it?
If it continues like this 50$ should get access to both services, 30$ for just the 1. Or you could keep ripping off your customers. Sony does that so well.

Lefoul-123 said:

January 21st, 2:53 pm

Didnt like foosball just like most people. I KNOW you guys cannot release a top game every week but at least provide something that people want to atleast download to test. a ps1 classic or something that will get lead to other new games. I BET that if you put some old resident evil, nobody will complain and just play the game and reinforce love for the series and probably buy re6.

I love the discounts keep them coming, it would be great to see a lot of discounts that are not nessesary advertised, and not nessesary -75, like if I log in tomorrow and see some game I like at 15 percent discount that will mean I probably buy it, but the most important thing of that is that people will be shoping around in the store more often, that way people will log in every day to see what on discount and buy more even if the discount is not that big.

But to do that the store would need day to day update and even 2 or 3 updates a day, happy hours and stuff.

drGiggless said:

January 21st, 2:55 pm

sweeeeeet the poll is back where it belongs.

Also foosball…lol. oh well, I guess we got Darksiders last week. But don’t think just because you gave us one good game, you can give us 4 months worth of crap like after we got Borderlands last September.

HIhi2442 said:

January 21st, 3:00 pm

Gonna pick up a $20 this week!

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 3:01 pm

@ sab_krit

lol, aw I didn’t know that would hurt your feelings. I guess you can’t tell apart genuine concern with teasing. Not surprised I guess, I mean I guess your parents/teachers probably never cared enough to tell you, so I can’t be too hard on you.

LOL, someone with the grammar skills of an 8 year old telling others who is mature.

Yes, my “immatured”(see I’m even using your butchered non-existent words to try and communicate with you!) comments sure are showing how much of a cool kid I am. Man, I am so hardcore. (sarcasm)

Not sure what your problem is, I wasn’t making fun of you just asking if you want to be taken seriously, then quit using broken syntax and made-up words.

Oh wait I mean, “der, hay budy u shudnt typ lik dis becuz it luks like ur a tewl.”


DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 21st, 3:02 pm

@CaptainRadical – Note that, they are just getting into vita recently for plus, until dec. It’s been all for PS3. Also Morgan already stated that vita plus updates will be in the later part of the months for now. Assuming that they gave a few great games as far as I can tell people liked it in dec. So they probably did that so they can have time to adjust for vita. Think about it though before anything.

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 3:07 pm


lol, too bad for you,regarding the poll being shown, its an anomaly due to the holiday as Morgan mentioned earlier and most likely won’t be there next time or the times after that.

If you think this is all crap, you really need to reconsider if this service is right for you. Either don’t renew or re-new and don’t have unrealistic expectations…Either way, its a win-win for anyone satisfied as either you will pay again and add another subscriber and give Sony more $$$ or not renew and hopefully you have nothing to ***** about and we quit hearing your weekly “crap” complaints.


trapyahweh said:

January 21st, 3:08 pm

Well the free update is the most laughable thing ever. I literally laughed out loud. Guess you guys are continuing the lackluster games for free. Other than the 13 for 13 discount seems cool although the other console’s sale was way better.

Kevvik said:

January 21st, 3:09 pm

A mixed review from me this week.

The sale has some excellent choices, some of which I already own, more that I will be picking up so kudos to that.

IGC – Foosball? Seriously? Before we know it, the instant game collection will be filled with minis. While I don’t always appreciate the games given to us, I can’t see how this is anything other than a delaying tactic as you didn’t feel like giving us anything but needed to look like you were keeping up appearances of a new game every month for the Vita. It didn’t have to be a Vita game, you could have used a compatible PSP game or a compatible PS1 classic. Hell, any of the Disney PS1 games would have been a better choice than Foosball.

Vince47 said:

January 21st, 3:11 pm

THANKS for giving us a vote,,,clearly you can see this week your PLUS free/discount content associates really dropped the ball this week,, especially after a solid triple-play last week with DARKSIDERS..we are not expecting home-runs every week ,,but at least give us a ball to swing at………………………NOW PLAY BALL……lol

freshprincepbg said:

January 21st, 3:15 pm

Very good sale, will be getting Unfinished Swan. Wish I didnt buy LBPK.

angelspawn77 said:

January 21st, 3:16 pm

These are some Steam store level deals, Unfinished Swan for me, if I had more money to spare I’d get LBP Karting and House of the Dead as well, but unfortunately I don’t. Sony you have really been stepping it up with great content and discounts these past few weeks, keep up the great work!


they had LBP Vita for 17$ a couple weeks ago, I picked it up, that’s a massive discount from 40$, but yes I do hope there are more in the future like that.

Joe-Mamuel said:

January 21st, 3:17 pm

Just convinced my boss to become a Plus member because of the free games like RE5, Bioshock 2, Infamous 2, etc. and now on his first tuesday as Plus member he will own for his instant game collection: Foosball!!! (I hope at least it is the Game Of The Year Edition or I’ll get fired)


January 21st, 3:18 pm


Damn it.

just really?
This is what you decided to give us for + this week?

That’s worse than giving us nothing in my opinion. Giving us the games from so deep in the barrel you have to break out the shovels is actually insulting. I’m glad for wipeout, gravity rush, and uncharted, but those were months ago, and the only one I didn’t already own was the wipeout game.
Not your fault on me already owning them of course.

If you can’t think of anything to give us, then give us a movie or a psp game instead. Don’t give us foosball.

I honestly feel insulted, like you are saying, hey guys, they’ve already payed for plus, let’s give them crap because they can’t do anything about it.

No more. No matter what you put on plus next, or until the end of my subscription, even should it be far cry 3 and the entire ratchet and clank franchise, I won’t be renewing.

Seriously. If you are going to give us crap, just don’t do it at all.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 21st, 3:18 pm

@Vince47 – they never stopped with votes?..

viceforce said:

January 21st, 3:19 pm

Definitely going after that Little Big Planet at 10 bucks I might try Jak and Daxter for 2

TJF588 said:

January 21st, 3:20 pm

@241 JuniorPS – Jet Set Radio is NOT Cross-Buy, so buying the PS3 version secures you the PS3 version by itself.

@251 wraith7 – Contact Customer Support. They review instances on a case-by-case basis, and I’m sure they’ll hear you out on saving some money, this close to the sale.

And to all you Platinum e-peen waving lunatics, I have one Platinum, for Portal 2, but I have “100%” Flower, Costumee Quest, and Stacking, maybe some more. I have all but one trophy in Journey and Unfinished Swan. And, yet, I consider myself to have satisfactorily beaten those two, with Journey’s relying on a continuous partner and TUS’s requiring too many run-throughs of one area to be anything but a true “trophy”. One does NOT need to have obliterated a game’s arbitrarily-chosen meta-game challenges to have spent right time with a game. Then there’s the minis, the Classics, and even some games without trophies (Valkyria Chronicles, for instance).

Please, stop calling out these percentages. My sister beat Journey with only one trophy finished, and yet I’d say she’s played it enough to count.

SpooNManX said:

January 21st, 3:23 pm

Foosball… FOOSBALL?!

My mama won’t let me play the Foosball.
She says it gives her the “brain pain.” :(

TechnoFoxx said:

January 21st, 3:27 pm

Again, no love for Vita users….nothing on the sale for Vita really, and Foosball? Come on guys.

I’ve really been trying to justify subbing to PS+, but as of yet, it seems pretty lame for Vita owners : /

drGiggless said:

January 21st, 3:28 pm

@ mnstrings

The only rule of this blog “DON’T BE A JERK”. It plain to see right next to the comment box. You are failing horribly at adhering to this rule by insulting everyone who doesn’t share your opinion. Just because you have a miserable unsatisfactory life doesn’t mean you have to take it out on random people on the internet. Please go away.

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 3:29 pm

One thing I like about these great updates is you can easily spot the people who are ungrateful complainers who shouldn’t be taken seriously.

You have ALL THESE DISCOUNTS, 1 GB of cloud storage, daily patches/updates, why the hell are you making it seem as if PS+ is just good for the free games? If you can’t afford to get some of these cheap games, I think you need to ask yourself if you should really be paying for a subscription when you get this upset over a free game.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

January 21st, 3:29 pm

@drGiggless – that’s not the only rule… haha

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 3:33 pm


If you think that’s being a jerk, sorry you feel that way. :) Is it not the truth? DO you not complain here each week and call stuff crap? Not sure how mentioning what you do each week is somehow being a jerk.

As for the other dude, yeah I’m such a jerk for asking them to spell correctly, man what a jerk thing to do to him.

I’m sure your continuous use of the word “Crap” is much appreciated here though, right?

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 3:35 pm

lol @mnstrings still talking abt proper use of grammer in blog comments section. maybe ur friends and u dont communicate using new technologies or maybe hv one to. AWWW! u learned using ‘lol’, oh wait thats in dictionary no wonder. Best of luck on trying to use new technologies. I don’t know why I am trying to educate ppl like u. I wonder y u still try reading my posts, if u dont know how to read a comment online, maybe u just want to learn by reading my post. I understand! I am happy that I am of some help to u.

““der, hay budy u shudnt typ lik dis becuz it luks like ur a tewl.” Almost there. 1 day u will get it right. Cheers!


January 21st, 3:36 pm


Some of us bought plus for the promise of free great games, to save money. Not so that we could spend slightly less on ones we may not want.

TSTina said:

January 21st, 3:38 pm

Hmmm, still no RPGs even though they were at the top of the polls a couple of weeks ago. What’s up with that? Okay, so I did buy Dungeon Hunter Alliance on sale for $0.99, but that’s more of a casual arcade RPG lite. Let’s see something like Star Ocean, White Knight Chronicles, Kingdoms of Amalur, or something rare and out of print like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.

I already own the Jak & Daxter trilogy. (When are you going to release J&D trilogy 2 with PS3 HD remasters of Daxter, Jak X and Lost Frontier?)

Ratchet & Clank interests me, but I plan to get the trilogy, not just the 1st game. I’ll wait until the whole collection goes on sale.

In my 4 months as a Plus member, the only free content I’ve truly enjoyed has been Bioshock 2 and Darksiders. Space Marine was kinda ok but not spectacular. With Infamous 2, I got bored by the repetitive gameplay and quit halfway through. My membership expires on 1/31, so that gives you one more week to knock my socks off enough to entice me to renew.

drGiggless said:

January 21st, 3:39 pm

@DonkeyKongKilla – yes it is basically the only rule. If you make sure to not be a jerk, you will never break any of the other rules such as swearing, fighting, etc. That is all jerkish behaviour.

@mnstrings – I don’t come here and complain every week. I complain when it is deserved. I praised them last week for giving us Darksiders. I left one comment this week that can hardly be interpreted as a complaint. And now I have left two more comments than I planned to because the people who “complain about the complainers” and act boorish and aggressive in insulting people (AKA you and several others) have goaded me into replying. So good work, now I’m gone for good. I’ll be back next to complain even if they give us the best update in PS+ history hurrr durrr.

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 3:44 pm


Then you should really consider not renewing if you are not satisfied with the current level of service. You either take it for all its parts or don’t. If you are always expecting free games and ignoring the other parts of the service you are not going to have as much use out of it as the way its intended to be had.

I see this week’s update as a mixed bag. It doesn’t seem like my type of game, but I’ll give it a shot (why not its free), I’m loving the cloud storage for my saves, and now I get a chance to buy quite a few games with amazing deals.

At the yearly price of about ~$4/month, its a great service. Even if you take away all the free games received and just look at the cloud storage, auto-updates, and sales, its a great deal.

Sorry you are not really enjoying the service lately, but like I’ve been telling a few people here, maybe you should think about it really hard and ask yourself if you really want to pay for a service that does not satisfy you. I know I wouldn’t.

sirius-alfa said:

January 21st, 3:50 pm

there is a final fantasy discounts week in eur… there will be the same here??

mnstrings said:

January 21st, 3:51 pm

@ sab_krit,

Seriously? Dude, what’s your deal? How does the fact that this is comments section on a blog somehow make it so that spelling and grammar shouldn’t be used properly? Not sure why you are so averse to proper spelling. I mean do you like having to cause any person reading your stuff to have to do double, triple takes to understand what you’re saying?

Its kind of funny though, you think you are showing people how “dumb” I supposedly am, but in doing so you are just making yourself look worse. Kind of feel bad for you a little.

sab_krit said:

January 21st, 3:56 pm

@mnstrings Damn girl U failed in ur last comment, u used no online lingo. Try harder!!! You are not dumb girl, u just need more motivation to do it right.

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