Posted 11:34am

‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (14th January 2010)

Thanks to all for your feedback last week, there was some great work there indeed.  Lots of you echoed sentiments that I personally share and it’ll be interesting to see where this year takes us.

Last week’s special offers continue for one more week (with a new batch coming on the 21st) so don’t forget to check those out if you haven’t already.  We’ve gone a bit demo friendly this week with Vancouver 2010 and Inferno Pool for PS3, and Football Manager Handheld 2010 and Army of Two: The 40th Day for PSP available.  This leads me nicely onto the fact that we’ll also have the full game of 40th Day available this Friday too.

Throw into the mix one full game, another PSP game, one mini, one PSone game and a bunch of downloadable content, and that makes this week’s publish. Oh, and a personal highlight, a trailer for Yakuza 3, it’s coming!! :D

That’s your lot this week; I’ll catch you in the comments section.  Cheers.

PlayStation Store via PS3

Special Offers

(From the 7th Jan until the 21st of January)

  • Topatoi (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Savage Moon (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Numblast (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • PixelJunk Racers (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99)
  • Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Diner Dash (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Trial and Unlock Games

  • UNO (trial free, unlock key £6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

PSone Games (emulated for PS3/PSP)

  • Constructor (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Demos (free)

  • Vancouver 2010 Rating: PEGI

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

  • Inferno Pool Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UAE and UK

minis (emulated for PS3/PSP)

  • Deflector (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UAE and UK

Add-On Game Content

  • Zen Pinball – Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Magic Orbz – Bundle Pack (this bundle contains four individual packs) (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Beatles: Rock Band – Within You Without You (£0.99/€1.49) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

  • Rock Band
    • Grind by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Last of my Kind in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
    • We Die Young by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Your Decision by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Alice in Chains Pack 02 (includes the five tracks above) (£4.39/€6.59)
    • Adam’s Song by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49)
    • First Date by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49)
    • I Miss You by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Blink-182 Pack 02 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99)
    • Band on the Run (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Jet (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Sing the Changes (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Paul McCartney New York City Pack 01 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99)
    • Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Sister Europe by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Rock ‘n’ Roll High School by Ramones (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

  • Guitar Hero 5
    • Cousins by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Holiday by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99)
    • The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Vampire Weekend Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

Videos (free)

  • Yakuza 3 Is Coming Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Dao German Tutorial
  • Just Cause 2 Vehicles Stunts Mini Documentary

Wallpapers (free)

  • Dante’s Inferno Dante’s Fraud Wallpaper

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

Special Offers (also available via the PS3 store)

(From the 7th Jan until the 21st of January)

  • Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99)
  • Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)

Downloadable Games (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (released on Friday the 15th of January) (£31.99/€39.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

  • Star Wars: Battlefront II (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Russia

PSone Games (emulated for PS3/PSP) (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Constructor (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

minis (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Deflector (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UAE and UK

Demos (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Football Manager Handheld 2010 PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/01/07/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-7th-january-2010/

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DuDeAcIoUs 14 January, 2010 @ 12:06 pm   1

Hey mike, nice update. Any news on real psone classics coming soon?

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:12 pm    

    There should be some cracking titles coming in the next few months, that’s all I can say at the moment though

 

nothing for me today

ah well got to much things to play

Hey mike how you liking darksiders?

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:11 pm    

    I do like Darksiders, quite linear, but it’s very well put together and a lot of fun :)

 
AbsolutionLukeh 14 January, 2010 @ 12:07 pm   3

Woah!! Constructor!! Awesome surprise. I loved that game… definitely buying that.

 

Thanks Mike

At least one or two items in there that I’m after :-)

 
HiddenAway 14 January, 2010 @ 12:07 pm   5

I thought Star Wars Battlefront II was already out?

Also, Any sign of Half-Minute Hero on your schedule? 12th February for the UMD version :-)

 

Ah Constructor, brings back memories, might pick it up.

So Constructor, Blink 182 Pack 02, Uno trial, Vancouver demo and Football manager demo for me. Great week!

 

Whoa! I loved Constructor on the PC when it first came out. Is the PSOne version any good?
Also, why is WYWU for Beatles Rock Band only released now or is it a fixed file for the singles?
Also I don’t really care but, is FFVIII still on track for a Jan release (let’s get this question out of the way ;))

 
mitch_uk_psn 14 January, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   8

Gotta agree with the 3rd reply, I also loved Constructor – and no now longer need to have a full memory card to save my game, will be buying today for sure.

 

No Peggle?

Not a great update, probably best as I’m skint.

But where’s Peggle?

US has it, give some love to the UK.

 

Nice update, thanx :) However, is there any word when we should expect the Fallout DLC to be released in the countries where it is still not available? Yes, the issue is about Poland again :) I (and many others) have bought the English version of Fallout 3 here in Poland and we still cannot enjoy the DLC even though the English version of the DLC has been available for months. Could you please finally link it to the Polish PS Store?

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:13 pm    

    The publisher did not submit it for release in Poland, let me see if there are plans though.

imajinetion 14 January, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   11

I find myself a little bit underwhelmed and confused. Wasn’t Diner Dash already released? No Return to Ostagar DLC for Dragon Age?

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:14 pm    

    Nope, Diner Dash is new for us, and Ostagar was not scheduled for this week either.

 
AcidCrashX 14 January, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   12

ooh yeah totally forgot patapon 2 was on the cheap, I’ll be picking that up.

Hey Mike, what do you think of Darksiders? I’ve been really enjoying it, a surprise hit for early 2009 huh? :)

ttynw!

ACXface

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:15 pm    

    It’s a great title, and at a great price too :)

    I am enjoying Darksiders, good hearty brutal fun ;)

 

I really wish Electronic Arts would sort out their PSP pricing however, £31.99 for Army of Two is too expensive.

I know you don’t have any say over publishers prices, but I wish EA would follow Sony and price new psp games at around £20-£22

 
AngelVsMadman 14 January, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   14

Wing Commander IV?
Premium Themes (Star Trek, MW2)?

sully1311 14 January, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   15

Has the modnation beta been put up yet Mike?

 

Can we get some new content please not just old stuff

 
RadioactiveMouse 14 January, 2010 @ 12:12 pm   17

Not a bad update. No exciting content but I might pick up the Vancouver demo.

So any chance of a post concerning PSN updates to watch out for this year (featuring games and other content) ? No dates needed but there hasn’t been much previews on upcoming releases this year.

Would be nice to see where my money is going this year ;)

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:17 pm    

    I was planning to try and put something together for sometime in the next month or so highlighting titles for the coming months

 

“Posted on 14 January, 2010 at 12:11 pm by rexel1

I really wish Electronic Arts would sort out their PSP pricing however, £31.99 for Army of Two is too expensive.

I know you don’t have any say over publishers prices, but I wish EA would follow Sony and price new psp games at around £20-£22″

Yeah it’s really annoying. I love my Go too and i think Sony are doing everything perfectly with their stuff but 3rd Parties need to cater for us more and not rip us off. It’s kinda gutting seeing these new things on play.com for £18 or something *sigh*

Uno is tempting today thjo hmm lol.

 
halljames 14 January, 2010 @ 12:14 pm   19

Nothing my PSP Go this week, I shall save my pennies

 
AoNekoAmaru 14 January, 2010 @ 12:15 pm   20

Decent update and I’m curious about how those new PSP titles look like. :)

Say, I recently bought Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm on PS3 but I can’t find any of its DLC (the Storm Packs featuring bonus support characters, new costumes and more) in the PlayStation Store. Did I miss a news about their removal or are they just very hard to find?

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:18 pm    

    They are still available but not to all countries, I’m afraid Sweden being one of them…sorry :(

imajinetion 14 January, 2010 @ 12:15 pm   21

“Nothing my PSP Go this week, I shall save my pennies”

Well, there are two PSP demos. Doesn’t happen altoo often.

 
ReNeGADe1991 14 January, 2010 @ 12:15 pm   22

Mike any idea when the store will update mate? please i cant miss this beta lol

 
Presskohle 14 January, 2010 @ 12:17 pm   23

Publisher FAIL:

UNO €7.99/$7.99

 

Nothing for me this week… since I bought the Ninja Gaiden-table last week :)

imajinetion 14 January, 2010 @ 12:18 pm   25

“Ostagar was not scheduled for this week either.”

It was scheduled for release on the other platforms that Dragon Age is on, why not PS3? Gdamnit.

Hey Mike hope your doing well? Nice update man but I do have a few questions for you.

Any signs of DLC for:

WWE SmackDown Vs RAW 2010
Assassins Creed 2
And Mordern Warfare 2
And if so any date on when we can expect them?

Thanks Mike,
Have a good week. :)

Dudley0Neill 14 January, 2010 @ 12:19 pm   27

Wait a minute. A publisher can release a demo to all locales but the full product is a no go? Im sorry but this is rather mischievous.

Mike will you be updating the store early next week to give AUSTRALIANS AND NEW ZEALANDERS an opputunity to get a code for the beta? Because the time that the store does get updated I will be in bed and so will many other people because of work school etc..

 
Aprisaiden 14 January, 2010 @ 12:19 pm   29

hmm not a bad update —> any chance of FFVIII next week?

 
Ravenblade86 14 January, 2010 @ 12:20 pm   30

Trying to figure out what Deflector actually is? Was hoping Alien Zombie Death would hit the Minis store this week but I can wait :)

Would be sad about the Dragon Age: Origins – Return to Ostagar not hitting the EU store this week, but I see it’s been pulled from Xbox Live because it’s sorta broken so, might be better of waiting anyway!

 
TheNarrator 14 January, 2010 @ 12:20 pm   31

ah, not too much for me this week. although tempted to try some Uno.

not actually sure what id be interested in seeing on the Store. if a demo of a game cropped up i might get it (depending on size :p), if a cheap game popped on id think about it but hesitate. otherwise… im not sure what im waiting to see lol.

but im sure ill know when i do :D

Also where is the Heavy Rain Dynamic theme?

 
Psicojacorral 14 January, 2010 @ 12:20 pm   33

Good update Mike!! Next week will be moreeeeeee good, I feel it jijijijijiji

 

It’s a shame you don’t have any codes to give a way this week, Mike :( It’s my birthday tomorrow and I was hoping I would get lucky ;)

 
Guillemots 14 January, 2010 @ 12:22 pm   35

Nothing for me this week.
I’ll try Vancouver 2010 :)
Ciao Mike!

 

Woo Hoo! I get to play the Ninja Gaiden table that I bought, downloaded and installed last week ;-)

Hopefully FFVIII soon (21st or 28th? go on Mike, give us a clue!)then I can stop bothering you until you announce FFIX.

For some reason I thought there was going to be a Mod Nation Racers Beta today, still I had no chance to get back early enough to be one of the lucky ones anyway.

Cheers for the “Heads Up”…I’ll be back next week to either moan or celebrate FFVIII (and no mention of FF Tact…oh damn!)

ljforlozz 14 January, 2010 @ 12:22 pm   37

I know ps1 classics RES 1,2,3 are out this year for EU ps store ,,, which is great tho i already have them on my US account ^.^ ,, i’d love to see tony hawks 1,2,3 plus digimon world as i would love to play that again xD

Thanks Mike. Not into Army of Two (at that price anyway!), but nice update, and keep up the good work guys!

 
HiddenAway 14 January, 2010 @ 12:23 pm   39

Thanks for the reply Mike.

Now, curveball time ;-). What about these 2? They’re confirmed for Europe this month I believe? Next week or the week after?

DJ Max Fever
Strikers 1945 Plus

As stated here:

http://tinyurl.com/yelvjsw

 

It opens up later on mike and you get to go anywhere you want :)

just a shame it steals ideas from other games zelda,GoW,and portal.

mike did you find out why SCEE isn’t using the scroller? they could have used it at least for the maintenance that was going on.

 
sephiroth180 14 January, 2010 @ 12:24 pm   41

Not expecting Return to Ostagar today, but you know when it’s gonna get released on PSN?

 
kool-chris93 14 January, 2010 @ 12:25 pm   42

Hey pretty good update, just wondering if there was a chance of putting up how much the content costs in the australian dollar?

 

Mike, bit late, but one thing I’d like to see on the blog as a whole is for the damned thing to work on my PSP browser.

It seems stupid that this official Sony website is not viewable on the company’s own product.

Any news on Williams Pinball Classics?

 
sweetasman01 14 January, 2010 @ 12:26 pm   44

@28 Sony doesnt give to craps about New Zealand or Australia. Looks like you are going to have to get up early if you want in the beta.

 

I almost forgot to ask:

Braid… Netherlands…?

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:44 pm    

    No news about if that’s coming to additional stores at the moment, the question has been asked though. Cheers

 

ARGH! I totally forgot to put up some feedback last week :(
Here goes anyways.
My suggestion is rather simple: When navigating the Singstore you can go to the next line by pressing right when at the rightmost icon in any given line of icons, why is this not the case for the PSN Store? It seems dumb that you have to go right, click all the way back and then down or alternately browse every second line right to left.

Hope that made some kind of sense.

 
Dragonpurse 14 January, 2010 @ 12:28 pm   47

Disappointment :(

Was hoping for Darksiders Demo, Heavy Rain Demo, Dark Void demo (FIX IT PLEASE, doesn’t work on BE store, leads to an error).

Maybe PSOne classics like FF8, Spyro series (US and JP have it, why not us?)

I always feel like Europe is the adopted child no one cares about :(.
Regrettable to say the least.

 
Amigaguru 14 January, 2010 @ 12:28 pm   48

hey mike,please spend a couple of minutes and figure out what my question!

Any news regarding the missing Buzz Junior: DINO DEN for norway? , it was supposed to be out a month(?) ago according to your weekly lists.

It was released in the UK and here on the blog it said “ALL LOCALES”, hopefully you have an answer to what happened to it as i have been crossing my fingers for it to pop up in norway every week since as my family loves the Buzz Junior games, we have em all on the PS2 but no backwards compability unit.

Other than that, Constructor was a cool game back in the day although i am unsure of how it has aged, i’ll grab it and see :-)

PS:thanks for the Vancoover OL demo, much appriciated as i planned on buying that tomorrow when it releases :)

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:46 pm    

    I’ve asked the team to look into that, it has been released in the Norwegian store, so not sure why you can’t see it.

ninja_tom 14 January, 2010 @ 12:28 pm   49

Hi Mike,

Do you know when we will get any Tekken DLC here in Europe?

 
nobodygaming 14 January, 2010 @ 12:28 pm   50

I swear I was on the PS Store no more than 5 minutes ago and none of that Rock Band content was available (the Paul McCartney + Blink 182 packs being the ones I was most curious about)

And what’s with Within You Without You being listed as new for Beatles Rock Band? That was available with the rest of the Sgt. Pepper album when it was released (o_0)

    Mike Kebby 14 January, 2010 @ 12:47 pm    

    This post is a ‘heads-up’ not a ‘content is all available now’ post. The store will go live in the next few hours.

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