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Jan 28

PlayStation Plus Update: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Free for Members

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Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

January is almost over, and we have one more Plus update for you, but first let’s reminisce on this month’s offerings, shall we? Plus member freebies included NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Darksiders, Mega Man 9 and 10, along with Foosball 2012, and we there were some awesome deals with the 13 for ’13 discounts (last day is today). Topping it all off was access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta, and the 12+3 Plus promotion where you can buy one year of Plus and get three extra months at no additional cost; which is active right now.

We’re sending January off by welcoming Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for PS Vita, free for Plus members! There are also some amazing PSN gems at fantastic prices that you may have missed. Read on and enjoy the update, which takes effect when the PlayStation Store updates on January 29th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita to purchase, or click here to get instant access via the Sony Entertainment Network online store.

January 29th PlayStation Plus Update

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

One of the highest-rated action games is back and better than ever. Experience a new way to play one of the finest editions of Ninja Gaiden Sigma with motion & touch controls, tons of content, and new challenges to test even the toughest ninja. Be warned though, Ninja Gaiden is a tough game, but the feeling of mastering the combat and handling your foes is second to none.
Madden 13 Sale (PS3 and PS Vita)

30% off for PS Plus members

With the Super Bowl right around the corner (go Niners!), our friends at EA are happy to help everyone get ready for the big game by offering both PS3 and PS Vita versions of Madden 13 for 30% off.

Madden 13 (PS3) – Original Price: $41.99; PS Plus Price: $29.39
Madden 13 (PS Vita) – Original Price: $27.99; PS Plus Price: $19.59

Gatling Gears (PS3)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them. Together with his niece and his trusty Gatling Gear unit he must fight his way to the heart of the Empire and eliminate the destruction at its source. Grab the game that called “a joy to play”, at a steal of a price.
Section 8: Prejudice (PS3)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.00)

Pick up this sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat at an amazing price. In Section 8: Prejudice, every decision drastically impacts the battlefield. Discover the sinister series of betrayals that threaten humanity’s survival in the single-player campaign; or battle up to 32 players in multiple game modes as you complete a variety of Dynamic Combat Missions.
Greed Corp (PS3) (US and Canada only)

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $2.50)

Why share when you can have it all? Greed Corp is an online multiplayer strategy game in which you battle for dominance over a world once rich in resources. In order to prevail, you must exhaust all remaining resources to build an army, and use the depleted collapsing terrain to your advantage. An extensive campaign mode and multiple unlockables are also waiting to help you prepare to take the battle online.

Let us know what you think of this week’s update in the comments below, and remember to vote in the poll to help us see what you’re excited about from this week’s update. 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 topics to chat about (or start one yourself). See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-29-2013

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TitleOne said:

January 28th, 8:55 pm


Suuuuuure you will, because paying $60/year just to go online is so much better. If you’re going to try to troll, at least put some effort into it.

Actually, if you are serious, nvm please do sell your PS3, I can’t stand to see such obtuse people in here.

goldenratio13 said:

January 28th, 9:04 pm

@PrimeroIncognito and TitleOne

I think you guys make a valid point. Personally, I prefer the P+ discounts over the free games any day. I don’t mind spending money with Sony if they sweeten the pot a little (heck, I even dropped dough for a measly $5 discount on Ni No Kuni). If people want to complain about the free games, then they should go buy them. Give me more discounts so I can spend more money on games. The way I see it, the more we spend the better the service will eventually be. I can understand budget constraints are a factor with some people, but many of these free games are reasonably priced anyway. I for one am satisfied with my P+ service thus far. Is every game to my liking? Of course not. But I also realize that the universe doesn’t revolve around me, and there are many different tastes to cater to.

lkRaven-X said:

January 28th, 9:06 pm

That’s it I’m switching to an EU account (and to hell with my US trophies). I’m glad I only extended by US subscription by 3 months this Jan. I’ll be getting the EU account before 6th Feb and I’d be getting more stuff than US would give for entire 2013. This is so disappointing from Sony US.

SpooNManX said:

January 28th, 9:09 pm

Is anyone else having trouble logging in here on an iPhone or Android when trying to leave a comment?

I get this:

greghove79 said:

January 28th, 9:14 pm

blankets like soft rolling cotton awoke me; i was naked but for my Chef Boyardeee cooties..

leo_kratospsvita said:

January 28th, 9:20 pm

where is the ninja gaiden sigma plus, today and 29th.

Aeryn_James said:

January 28th, 9:26 pm

five-hundred and first!

Aeryn_James said:

January 28th, 9:26 pm

You screwed me Leo.

Pabloo1010 said:

January 28th, 9:26 pm

The fact that people ask for PS Plus games like it’s a donation drive smh. Anyway, this is a fantastic update and I can’t wait to get a Vita when i can afford both the handheld and console releases.

Let’s Rock Baby. Who wants me back for Devil May Cry 5?

Mike159662 said:

January 28th, 9:37 pm

Despite all the negative things being said I would to point the fact that sony soes not have to give you free games or discounts so be happy with what you have. One more thing if you like the deals in europe so much than move to europe you dont need to be negative about it.

PrimeroIncognito said:

January 28th, 10:01 pm

goldenratio13 on January 28th, 2013 at 9:04 pm said: “Is every game to my liking? Of course not. But I also realize that the universe doesn’t revolve around me, and there are many different tastes to cater to.”

You’re making too much sense! Stop it before the blog explodes!

BIGJDOGG-13 said:

January 28th, 10:01 pm

Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against the Vita or Vita owners, but maybe you guys at Sony could do a separate store for the Vita. Keeping the PS Plus freebies for it of course. As a PS3 only owner it’s just hard to get too excited for an update thats obviously aimed at the Vita players. That and I’m a little jealous this week. My excitement turned to disappointment quickly as I saw Ninja Gaiden then read it was for Vita. Again, nothing against it, I’m happy for them. Keep up the overall great work. I love the PS Plus program!

BIGJDOGG-13 said:

January 28th, 10:04 pm

@ Aeryn James # 502

Nice fail!! LOL

Zeniselv said:

January 28th, 10:40 pm

a good game , but for a moment i thougth it was going to be for ps3, i hope you get ps3 fes for ps3 AND VITA, but good game with this game even if i dont get to enjoy it, its not so easy for people here in south america.

luciferfolk said:

January 28th, 10:53 pm

PSP need more love!!

WHITE_PR said:

January 28th, 11:06 pm

Don’t have a PS Vita but I don’t complaint about that because Vita owners need some Lov too. Like I say before Proud PS Plus Member. PlayStation.

dgarcia1587 said:

January 28th, 11:21 pm

finally something new for the vita that people want to play but why does european gamers get all the good games for plus batman,vanquish,mortal kombat for ps3 and vita, and now sleeping dogs north american gamers a being left in the back seat

neuropunk said:

January 28th, 11:23 pm

Ninja Gaiden Black / Sigma / whatevs, isn’t that tough. Maybe compared to all the easy peasy current gen games that are catered to the new gamer casuals perhaps. I found Ninja Gaiden to be of average difficulty, that is, if you gamed back on the NES.

Anyhoo, new games just don’t cut it. Also, please stop saying that games like D Souls and Ninja Gaiden are difficult, because they’re not.

Anyways, at first I was happy and then I frowned once I realized it was the Vita version. I have no plans on ever buying a Vita, unless it ever gets new JRPGs in abundance and on the same quality as Xenogears, FF7-10, Chrono Trigger, etc, with classic turn based ATB combat. Only good new game for Vita is Soul Sacrifice.

JayBizzle311 said:

January 28th, 11:25 pm

Nice!! Grab up some Ninja Gaiden!! I’m still playing the tons of Vita freebies like Jetpack, Treasures of Montezuma (that 100 hour trophy seems like forever… I’m determined though) and the Mutant Blob game… I haven’t really even started the plus copies of uncharted and gravity rush.

I don’t really take my vita out of the house. I am suprised at how many people in the near radius I have for my little town in maryland… like 18 people in my neighborhood got vita’s… so that’s always cool to see what other people are playing and stuff.

I think the updates have been fine. I understand people gripe about NA over Europe… But, I don’t think anyone has stopped to think about it in a marketing POV… like maybe Europe has lower PS+ sales or something so they have released so-called “better content” recently to try and persuade people…

I for one still have PS+ games on PS3 from months ago I still have to play. My backcatalog just grows and grows… I even tend to buy a game and not even play it until months go by.

Keep up the great updates… I’m gonna download them.. But, currently I’m finishing up NBA JAM: OFE and getting acquainted to Ni No Kuni!!!!!!

Enigma777 said:

January 28th, 11:35 pm

As a Vita owner, I gotta say that I’m kinda bummed out that I’m getting a pretty awful port of a 5 (8?) year old game while Europe gets something awesome like Sleeping Dogs. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still take it, but it would be nice if you showed us some NIS/Atlus Vita love! What I’m saying is that I want Disgaea 3/Persona 4 action! :)

Knightedrik said:

January 28th, 11:35 pm

Again, I feel as my money is being wasted.. I did not sign up to get 50% PS3 and 50% Vita stuff. I do not, and will not own a Vita. GIVE THE VITA ITS OWN UPDATE!

NeoTokyoPSxUS said:

January 28th, 11:35 pm

Why you can not plan for month same EU

PS3 Only
6th February: Sleeping Dogs
6th February: Quantum Conundrum
6th February: F1 Race Stars

Vita Only
13th February: WipEout 2048

Vita Only
20th February: Lumines Electronic Symphony


PS Plus EU not complain it

PS Plus US
Complain every week

starkush66 said:

January 28th, 11:37 pm

Now I dont have to buy Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus.Thank you Ps Plus

SLICK_T said:

January 29th, 12:35 am

Awesome vita content for me later today. Thanks guys! I may buy another ps3 next month the white 500 gig one to get that sweet white color to match my white vita and get that free year plus as well. Then I’ll be good to go till Dec 31st 2014. I’m loving plus so far no negative feedback this time around from me.

Manigamer said:

January 29th, 12:36 am

This is AWESOME, i was about to buy this game for my recently purchased VITA and it so happens ps+ got generous enough to give it to me for free !

already took advantage of the 1year ps+ sub with extra 3 months free just like i did the year before that :D

Sophistocrat said:

January 29th, 12:46 am

One more of these updates for PS+ And I’m not renewing in November… I haven’t got one good thing from this service since it started — A slew of garbage FPS and fighting games. Give us some decent content like Europe gets — Games people actually want.

Heck, just give me some discounts worth a spit and I’ll be happy.

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

January 29th, 12:56 am

Sony don’t crap on long time subscribers like this. I think this is the first complaint on plus I have had…don’t edge out your majority for the minority.

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

January 29th, 12:57 am

517 **fixed

PS Plus EU
Complain every week

PS Plus US
Complain every week

AizawaYuuichi said:

January 29th, 1:02 am

I’m pretty sure the SOP around here is 3 free games for PS3/month. They’d love to give us a game every week, but that doesn’t always work out.
So far in January, PS3 got Megaman 9+10, Darksiders and Foosball 2012. So basically, the PS+ commitment to “free games” was already fulfilled last week. On top of that, they also gave us the Vita version of Foosball 2012 last week. Now as Morgan has said, free Vita content comes towards the end of the month, or basically on the week(s) after the “normal for 2+ years” free content for PS3 has already been given. So we got NGS+ for the Vita this week. Just as Playstation has been saying, the PS3 content is not being sacrificed in any way. And why are so many people saying “at least give the PS3 some sales or discounts or something when you only give free games for the Vita”, when they did in fact do that? Did you people even look at the post? Or did you just read the headline, see it was a Vita game, then skip directly to complaining?

I’m really not a fan of NG at all, especially after playing the first one on the other console years~ ago. But, I’m gonna go ahead and give it another try, just because it’ll be interesting to see how my gaming has improved in the last 6 years.

AizawaYuuichi said:

January 29th, 1:08 am

@ Enigma777: Dude, really? You’re bummed that we’re getting another free game in January? We have no clue what US PS+ is getting in February. How can you be disappointed? You’re trying to compare a January update to an entire month of February updates… that is so completely apples and oranges that it’s not even funny… *smh*

@ PrimeroIncognito “You’re making too much sense! Stop it before the blog explodes!”
Lol. :D

Skyyplum said:

January 29th, 1:24 am

If I was a Europe plus member I would be happy but I’m not. I’m a plus member from US and it sucks. All the time I have to see them getting great new games and deals for the PS3 while here I have to keep seeing games I don’t care for, old games or vita games trying to be pushed down our throats. Europe is getting Sleeping Dogs and F1 Race Stars while here in the US were getting a vita game and discounts on cheap psn games and a sports game that most people who want it most likely already own. I renewed recently but for just a few months, if we in the US keep getting the shaft while Europe keeps getting awesome games and deals I’ll have to stop renewing. Now, all that said. If an update comes out in the next couple weeks stating that were getting Sleeping Dogs or another highly rated recent game then I’ll take my angry words back but I just know it wont happen.

JROD0823 said:

January 29th, 1:32 am

First Plus game this month (that I haven’t already played!) that is decent.

I bet you money that SCEA won’t be able to come remotely close (they haven’t in a LOOOOONG while) to beating the deal SCEE is giving to their Plus members with Sleeping Dogs for February.

I also want to know why we aren’t getting the awesome garnet red and azurite blue superslim PS3s that Japan is soon to be getting (Europe will be getting these eventually as well, I can guarantee it, because they always have in the past.) over here in The Americas (Yes, BOTH North AND South America), and why we were never offered the equally awesome scarlet red and splash blue original slim PS3s when Japan AND Europe got them?

Also worth noting is the ridiculously amazing GT5 blue PS3 bundle that was offered as a Japan only exclusive, which I would have sold organs to the black market for!

Not to mention, has anyone seen the sweet Vita bundle Japan is getting for Soul Sacrifice?

What is up with the inequity of the offerings given to different regions by Sony?

steelrob1 said:

January 29th, 1:39 am

i know this probably isn’t the place the post this but is there any chance that Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep will be on the Playstation Store anytime soon. i would love to have the game on my vita.

Vidarcr said:

January 29th, 1:40 am

Wow, people do complain here, last week everybody was mad because there was no game for vita owners, this week, people complain because there’s not a free ps3 game. I know we pay for the service, but there are some other great things the service provides beside free games, I love the online storage and automatic update, I really love the discounts recently (hell, I even bought 6 games last week for 20 bucks!)…

It’s been a poor month for vita owners and here’s the first free retail game since the plan started on the system, and yet, ps3 only users are angry because they only got 4 free games in a month….I have both systems and can’t complain at all, yeah, there are some great free offerings in europe, but guess what, I can create an european account and pay for plus with that account, I just don’t want to, because I’m really pleased with the NA service, but if you’re not happy, you should try with an EU account instead of flood the US blog with childish whining about other regions.

Vidarcr said:

January 29th, 1:40 am

Nobody in this industry does what sony is doing with plus, and hopefully the program will continue to expand. Some people really think they are the center of the universe, Plus is not perfect, but at least is really varied. January: Mega man 9 and 10 (for the retro/nostalgic gamer), Darksiders (for the so called hardcore gamer), foosball (yeah, I didn’t even dowloaded it but it’s a little psn game for the PS3/Vita owner), NGSP (for the so called hardcore vita gamer ).

I’m really looking forward to some discounts on vita games, there are some games that I want to try out and are a little out of reach right now. Keep it up Sony! (sorry about my grammar, not a native english speaker :P)

Ratpatrol01 said:

January 29th, 1:46 am

Good lord! I’m ashamed to be under the same boat as those of you who have nothing else to do but complain about EU plus… just open an account and you get both. $100 for both is a great deal.. bunch of babies you guys are…

lonewhitewolf1 said:

January 29th, 2:07 am

nothing new for me. i really want a reason to get plus.

romanblade86 said:

January 29th, 2:38 am

Nothing good this week for PS3 owners.

Megarager said:

January 29th, 2:57 am

Can’t wait until I can download Ninja Gaiden. My Vita is pleased <3 It would be nice to see another PSP Game. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Just throwing it out there. You know. But good stuff! Really glad my sub is still up


January 29th, 3:17 am

if we dont get sleeping dogs next week like EU im seriously going to be pissed

techguy30 said:

January 29th, 3:25 am

…Fuuu giving away ninja gaiden sigma plus. I bought it last month. Oh well, it’s a really fun game the graphics are INCREDIBLE. There are lots of fun games for vita and even though some don’t have the best graphics ninja gaiden sigma plus proves that you can port a PS3 game and bring the amazing graphics. 3rd parties need to take note.

Just bought Mortal Kombat that be free next. All joking aside really loving the vita freebies. I hope that as new releases come out ps+ owners can at least get 10% off too.

Looking forward to another great year of PS+ :)

vanyeung33 said:

January 29th, 3:41 am

I want Sleeping Dogs too!

Skyyplum said:

January 29th, 4:11 am

@Vidarcr I wouldn’t complain if they gave us in NA an occasional new game like they do for EU. But if they are gonna keep giving EU newer games that are still selling for 50 and 60 dollars here while they give us PSN games and old retail games that sell for under 20 dollars, I’ll keep complaining. It’s not equal. If the “big” free game next month for us is Bayonetta which I’ve heard, that will be a real kick to the balls. The game sells for under $20 and the sequel is a Wii U exclusive. Sure, it’s nice that we get free games but if your gonna give on region a $50-$60 game for free as a thanks, shouldn’t you do the same in other regions? It would be like me running a couple businesses and at the end of the year I give all my workers in store 1 15lb. free turkeys, while in store 2 I give every worker a $5 gift card to McDonald’s. Don’t you think the workers in store 2 would be just a tad pissed once they found out what the workers in store 1 got? Well, this is the kind of feeling I and many other NA subscribers get on a monthly basis from Sony.

kinaite said:

January 29th, 4:26 am

I am quite new to PSN plus, i only have vita… so… doesn’t show ninja gaiden for free to me, yes i have PSN plus, and i can’t download Ninja gaiden O.o.

Ratpatrol01 said:

January 29th, 4:33 am

It comes later today around 3pm Pst.

yijian91 said:

January 29th, 5:09 am

why i don’t have the ninja gaiden sigma plus for free i have the playstation plus . mine is singapore account

Fatelementality said:

January 29th, 5:11 am

Awww, you had me fooled. Thought NG was for PS3 :( Any chance you guys could throw that on there? C’mon, it’s like 5 yrs old.

Zezzler said:

January 29th, 5:12 am

Really happy to see Ninja Gaiden coming to vita for PS+!
I’m a huge fan of the NES trilogy (even beating the first 2), and have heard really good things about NGS. So getting it for free is fantastic! Thanks for another great update Morgan! Can’t wait to see what other great Vita content you guys surprise us with next!

Don_Knotts said:

January 29th, 5:28 am

I’m constantly getting screwed with plus haha I swear its like they look for every game I have allready bought to put on plus. It has happened SO MANY TIMES. My fault for buying so many games I guess. How about something I haven’t bought but have interest in? I’m hoping we would get Corpse Party now that the 2nd was release.

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