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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 31st October

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First up, Assassin’s Creed III eagle dives onto PlayStation Store this week. A new game engine, a new assassin and a new time period; experience the biggest Assassin’s Creed yet. Take control of Connor and his expanded arsenal in 18th-Century North America in an epic war for independence.

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Capcom’s beautiful Okami HD finally releases today, too. Originally released on PlayStation 2, Okami’s pretty visuals have been made prettier, now with additional Move support for a new way to experience this gem of a game.

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To be Most Wanted, you’ll need to outrun the cops, outdrive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you’ll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead.

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation heads to PS Vita today too. The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the North, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the South…

There’s also a demo for visual novel Virtue’s Last Reward, Silent Hill Book of Memories and brain teaser Smart As…, among others.

See below for a full list of content this week and a have great week gaming!

PlayStation Network New Content

Content may be added or removed, or move dates – please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.

PlayStation Plus

WWE 13 Fan Axxess – 50% discount, from November 7th for one week only

PS3 games

Assassin’s Creed III
Price: £49.99/€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Turkey

 

 

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Price: £59.99/€69.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All
(Releases 31st October for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain.
Releases 1st November for Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland;
Releases 2nd November for Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK)

Okami HD
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

 

 

Sports Champions 2
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All (releases 2nd November for UK/IRE)

 

 

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition
Price: £29.99/€39.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

 

 

PS Vita games

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
Price: £39.99/€44.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

 

 

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Price: £39.99/€49.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: All
(Releases 31st October for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain;
Releases 1st November for Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland;
Releases 2nd November for Austraia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK)

Silent Hill: Book of Memories
Price: £24.99/€29.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in NZ
(Releases on 2nd November for Germany/UK, 1st November for all others)

 

 

Smart as…
Price: £19.99/€24.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: All
(Releases 2nd November for UK/IRE)

 

PS Vita demos

Virtue’s Last Reward
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Germany

 

 

PlayStation Mobile

60 Second Shooter Deluxe
Prices: £2.19/€2.79

QuizQuizQuiz
Prices: £2.79/€3.49

PSP

Geronimo Stilton 2: The Videogame
Prices: €16.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Russia

 

 

Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension
Prices: €16.99
PEGI: 7
Availability: Not available in UK

 

 

Disney·Pixar Ratatouille
Prices: £9.99/€7.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: All

 

PS3 DLC

Agarest: Generations Of War 2

  • 2nd Extra Costumes (£2.39/€2.99)
  • 2nd Generation Exclusive Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Add-On Dungeon 3 Enhambre (Free)
  • Additional Bath Costumes (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Bonus Point Pack 5 (£3.69/€4.49)
  • Bonus Point Pack 6 (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Frensberge Specialty Pack 3 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Overtake Your Rival Pack 2 (Free)
  • Right To The Blacksmith Pack 5 (Free)
  • Right To The Blacksmith Pack 6 (Free)
  • Skilled Hunter’S Survival Pack (Free)

Availability: Not available in Finland, New Zealand

Assassin’s Creed III

  • Assassin’s Creed III – Uplay Passport (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed III – Gold Edition (£49.99, €69.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed III Classic Edition (Store Bundle)
  • Benedict Arnold DLC Pack (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: Not available in Turkey

Crazy Machines Elements

  • Brainfood Pack 1

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

Darksiders 2

  • The Abyssal Forge
  • Darksiders II Soundtrack

Prices: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: All

Dead Or Alive 5

  • Character Costume Pack 1
  • Gym Uniform Pack
  • School Uniform Pack

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (cross compatible)

  • Halloween Mask

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Max Payne 3

  • Hostage Negotiation Pack

Prices: £7.29/€8.99
Availability: All

Mugen Souls

  • 7 World Redux Additional Battle 1 (Free)
  • 7 World Redux Additional Battle 2 (Free)
  • Child Of Promise Set (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Console Patron Unit Set (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Cpu Candidate Set (£1.59/€1.99)
  • First Generation Protagonist Set (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Full Gallery Unlock (£2.39/€2.99)
  • G Up Fever Pack 4 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Jiggly Transmission And Equipment Pack 11 (Free)
  • Jiggly Transmission And Equipment Pack 12 (Free)
  • Overwhelming Recipe And Item Set (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Overwhelming Recipe Set (Free)
  • Selfina Voice Addition (Jp) (Free)

Availability: All

Naughty Bear – Panic In Paradise

  • Jason Pawhees Costume

Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted – Online Pass
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted – Time Saver

Prices: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All

Resident Evil 6

  • Additional Stage – High Seas Fortress
  • Additional Stage – Rail Yard
  • Additional Stage – The Catacombs

Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • Santeria (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Sublime Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)
  • What I Got (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Wrong Way (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Fading Sacrifice (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Majesty (£0.99/€1.49)
  • On Black Wings (£0.59/€0.79)
  • The Monster Stroll (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Things That Make You Scream (£0.59/€0.79)

Availability: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK only

Rocksmith

  • Albert King With Stevie Ray Vauhan – Born Under A Bad Sign
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Beast And The Harlot
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare (Rocksmith)
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla
  • Blue Öyster Cult – (Don’T Fear) The Reaper
  • Boston – More Than A Feeling
  • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
  • Finger Eleven – Paralyzer
  • Heart – Barracuda
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
  • Maroon 5 – This Love
  • Marvin Gaye – What’S Going On?
  • My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
  • My Chemical Romance – Planetary (Go!)
  • My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade
  • Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Queen – Fat Bottomed Girls
  • Queen – Keep Yourself Alive
  • Queen – Killer Queen
  • Queen – Stone Cold Crazy
  • The Blues Brothers – Soul Man
  • The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  • The Knack – My Sharona
  • The Police – Message In A Bottle
  • The Police – Roxanne
  • The Police – Synchronicity Ii
  • The Tempations – My Girl
  • Unlock All Guitarcade Minigames
  • Classic Pack (£23.99/€29.99)

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: Not available in Turkey

Sleeping Dogs

  • Nightmare in North Point (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Ghost Pig Pack (Free)

Availability: Not available in Germany

Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Various costume and gem packs. See PS Store for complete content.
  • WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Additional Rally Car Model

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: Not available in Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Turkey

PS Vita DLC

LittleBigPlanet (cross compatible)

  • Halloween Mask

Prices: Free
Availability: All

New Little King’s Story

  • Lolita Princess Set 1 (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Lolita Princess Set 2 (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Monster Set (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Outlaw Set (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Princess Battle Outfit Set 2 (£1.99/€2.49)

Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Various costume and gem packs. See PS Store for complete content.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz

  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sega Black Pack
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sega Grey Pack

Prices: £TBC
Availability: All

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Playtoy_17 31 October, 2012 @ 3:02 pm   1

Hi Jawad

Please Answer

1. Any update on Crash Bash making it on the store?, if so will it be released this year and will it be the PAL version?

2. Now that you’re in regular contact with Telltale games, any updates on getting Wallace and Gromits grand adventures? I have tried contacting them, your my last hope, please ask them for it, pretty please with a cherry on top.

3. Lastly any updates on Monster House a PS2 Classic? THQ are good with PS2 Classics, have you asked them to submit this particular title? Is there any chance we can get it soon?

Many Thanks

 

Issues updating the store last week aside, I am finding it VERY difficult to find the new weekly content in the revised store design.

PLEASE can you re-instate a “New This Week” section ?

 

Where is Retro City Rampage?!

    Jawad Ashraf 31 October, 2012 @ 3:28 pm    

    It’s coming very soon. The developer will hopefully be appearing on the Blog in the next week or so to provide an update and answer any questions on the game, so please stay tuned.

@ Jawad:

Hi there! Excuse me if I’m reposting last week’s comment, but I couldn’t find you. Anyway, guess who’s back for some Spyro-related questions!

Actually, I kind of know that you guys are having issues with Spyro, so, given you liked last week’s drawing, I thought it’d be nice of me to give you guys a further (drawn) encouragement. Send this to the QA guys!

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EncouragementForSCEE_again_Spyro_byAlexPSN89_small_1489.JPG

Any news at all about the purple dragon? :) The wait is getting harder and harder each week. I hope we’ll get to wander the Dragon Realms again before 2013 (eight weeks should be fair game, there’s plenty of time… right?).

Oh, and I almost forgot. Happy Halloween!

    Jawad Ashraf 31 October, 2012 @ 3:32 pm    

    Lovely drawing.

    Sadly we are running into a few issues so Spyro won’t be showing today. We’re progressing with it, however. When I have more news to share I’ll let you guys know.

 
RemyX-1988 31 October, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   5

It’s October 31st, 2012… where is Retro City Rampage? Wasn’t it supposed to finally come out today?

    Jawad Ashraf 31 October, 2012 @ 3:37 pm    

    As mentioned above, it’s coming very soon. The developer will hopefully be appearing on the Blog in the next week or so to provide an update and answer any questions on the game, so please stay tuned.

 
EternalChaos72 31 October, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   6

jawad what avatars do we get today?

 

hi great update great work :) just one question. When will tekken 4 be on the psn here in europe or can you please request it thanks jawad :)

 

Hey this looks like a great update, if the new store wasn’t completely broken we could actually find that stuff.

Hey Jawad! Awesome update this week! Really wanna get my hands on NFS!

But, as always, what’s the status on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for PSOne Classics?

 

The game will be available to download from October 9 in North America, with a European release date to follow later this month.

It’s the last day of the month and no explanation….

 

Need for Speed Most Wanted- £39.99/€49.99

THAT is the most [DELETED] price I have ever seen. $39.99 on US store.

 

Any idea when we might see the Netflix app for Vita on the EU store?

 
Hell-Raiser-85 31 October, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   13

Any news on Retro City Rampage & CS?

 
Silver-Seraphim 31 October, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   14

Still disappointed there’s no PS + Okami discount :(

 
Faustofausto 31 October, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   15

Hello XY,

Please answer:

1, The Linger in Shadows is part of the Halloween Sale, but I can’t find at the Store. Please fix it, I want to buy it! Thanks!
2, EU Plus users should get more Full Game Trial content, for example: US user’s can try the new Medal of Honor and Need for Speed.
3, The Borderlands and Just Cause 2 should be changed to 2 new game for the PS Plus IGC, any news about this?

Thanks!

Cheers!

 

Hello SCEE!
This will be your top priorities this week:

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Fixing every Monkeypawgame so they run in the correct speed on the ps3!

 

Bummer, i was expecting Under Defeat HD to be sold for €29.99, not €39.99 :(

 

Wow @ £39.99 for PS Vita games; With scarce space on PS Vita memory cards, and the price of said cards – that’s a lot of money to spend to fill your card, when if you shop around you can buy the cartridge for less than £30.
Tiny bit disappointing.

Last day of October, and short of the word “Soon” – we’ve still not been given any information regarding PS Vita Plus. (IGC etc).

Hoping, stupidly probably haha, for an update today that says PSV+ goes live on the 7th November with these games: (X, Y, Z). ETC.

TwinBlade04 31 October, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   19

Hey Jawad!

I was checking the Street Fighter x Tekken DLC in the store and noticed that the Color Palette Add-on 2 (labeled “free”, even though I downloaded it before) can’t be downloaded. It returns an error when it’s added to the basket (says it’s not available right now).

It’s nothing really important, but I just thought you should know about this issue ;).

 
RemyX-1988 31 October, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   20

Also, when does SEGA lower the price of the “Battle DLC” for Sonic Adventure 2? It costs €4,49 now, while it’s $2,99 in North America. It’s almost twice as expensive here, but it’s the exact same content? Why?

AaronSOLDIER 31 October, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   21

Any news on Vice City or Dark Cloud as PS2 Classics?

 
LAClennell 31 October, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   22

@PlayToy_17 you ask the same bloody thing every week, and yet you get the same response, so stop asking!

 

Same with Assassin’s Creed:Liberation-£39.99/€44.99. $35.99 on US store.

Please explain these prices!!!

 

Is the Planets Under Attack demo ever going to be released? (was announced last week)

Aside of that, good update there.

 
HarryT_UK 31 October, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   25

Damn, wish I didn’t buy the WWE DLC last week :( Feel like an idiot now!

 
napalmjam360 31 October, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   26

i am sick to death of the treatment eu ps3 owners get !
we get nothing and if we do its months after the yanks where is retro city rampage ?????

 
bennyrafal 31 October, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   27

@Jawad
Hello ;)
Any chances for XCOM from PS1 as a classic for VITA and PS3?

Pathetic prices, lackluster content and half baked management. SCEE are a complete and total disgrace.

ZornGottes 31 October, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   29

Closure ? (already on US store & with discount)
Dokuro ? (already weeks on JPN store…)

feedback appreciated, regards

 

The price differences between NFS:MV Vita and AC3:L on the US and EU stores is shocking. (Yes I know you guys can’t control 3rd parties, but surely you can influence.)

 
Hellscovern 31 October, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   31

Nothing for ps+ Members where is our 4th game for this month or a discount for Okami HD or somthing

Still no RCR or CS:GO? Ah well. Would buy RCR from US Store, but I want it on my Vita.

FlyingUberHuzo 31 October, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   33

Can’t wait for Okami HD! :)

GenocideHeart 31 October, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   34

Hi Jawad,

will we be getting Romance of the 3 Kingdoms IX, Nobunaga’s Ambition, the .Hack//G.U. series and Malice as PS2 classics? Also, where in blazes is Retro City Rampage?

Thanks for the time!

RETRO CITY RAMPAGE?????????

GOOD JOB!

 
Terrordactyl 31 October, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   36

I still can’t see half of last week’s updates – such as the Xcom Elite Soldier Pack.

Where is the “new this week” category?

 

whats the file size for okami hd and under defeat hd please?

Hmmm Need for speed most wanted at £59.99… add another £2 and I could buy 2 copies for that much at my local store lol.

2nd though I agree with Topov81 , The new store looks awesome but navigating the Aircraft taxi ways at Heathrow airport is less confusing hehe :)

 
XDerKleineX 31 October, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   39

Please give me a logical explanation for this:

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
Price: £39.99/€44.99

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Price: £39.99/€49.99

So 45 euros = 50 euros? Money is worthless?

 
MartinB105 31 October, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   40

“Okami HD finally releases today [...] now with additional Move support for a new way to experience this gem of a game.”

You keep using these words. How is the experience with Move support “new”? To be more specific, how is it different from the experience on the Wii that was released well over four years ago, that costs about £6 than your PSN version?

 
mike_291990 31 October, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   41

Still no Retro City Rampage? Looks like the “later this month” comment is out the window then.
Think I’m just gonna pass on it at this rate.

@BluSpykz they said Vita PS+ info would be in the first November PS+ notes. That would either be today or next Wednesday.

MP_is_for_Chumps 31 October, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   42

Hey there, my corporate lacky friends,

…do you know what is more irritating than that un-removable singstar advertisement?

No, its not the un-removable Plus advertisement, nor the un-removable Netflix, iplayer or Music Unlimited advertisements, it is:

*drum roll*

The new playstation store – yes, that jumbled up, iphone-app wannabe mess that cant even function properly on PS3′s RAM-lacking & outdated operating system.

Please, for the love of simple online purchasing, give us users the CHOICE to use the original, far more user friendly, web-only playstation store.

- Thank you and good day.

 

Cool. I was wondering about Okami HD only last week. Missed it on PS2.

 
Bealinator 31 October, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   44

Hi Jawad,

I’ve basically one thing to raise with you. That Assassin’s Creed sale has not went as planned. Basically most items have been uploaded and/or discounted as they were described, but the ‘Lost Archive’ still hasn’t had that additional 10% Plus discount. Could you see what the problem is here? I’d very much like to pick up that bit of dlc.

Do you have any idea what games will be featured on Plus for PS Vita?

Retro city rampage for gods sake, what is happening???????

 

A quick question, are we getting Guilty Gear XX Accent Core + next week or sometime in the near future? And will it be available for most countries if that is the case?

 

Jawad, in new store, where is Metal Gear Solid 4 Database?

 

“WWE 13 Fan Axxess – 50% discount, one week”

Guess that’s what I get for buying it early :-(

Okami is tempting. Shame we don’t get ZOE for another month.

So much for Retro City Rampage coming out in October, and still no news of Jet Set Radio. What are Sega doing to it??

I’m starting to really regret putting my Vita on an EU account – I foolishly believed all the talk of eliminating release schedule differences, but it’s gotten worse, not better. :(

 
MissDreamer 31 October, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   50

Can’t wait to get Okami Hd. Yay. I’ll hopefully get it tomorrow when my psn card gets here in the post. Happy Halloween every one. :)

 

And still no Counter-Strike: GO and Retro City Rampage… seriously? Will we get CS:GO at all? Congratulations SCEE.

 
cognac-vsop 31 October, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   52

what’s novembers plus content??? apart from crysis 2

 

I’m all in favor of digital distribution of games, but please talk some sense into developers pretty please, as in: if anything digital copies of games should cost LESS than retail versions, not more!!!!!!

 
Bealinator 31 October, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   54

Just remembered: do you know what state Tomba! is at? I’m hoping it’ll get properly sorted ASAP, and working on Vita.

 

Id be embarrassed posting this, what with NFS being £60

 
JellyMonster 31 October, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   56

I’m devastated there’s a psplus discount on the WWE13 season pass….

since ive already bought it doh!!!!!

AC III why not available in Turkey ?

 
Terrordactyl 31 October, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   58

Rubbish update – here we are 8 weeks from Xmas and no demos.

 
supersmith2500 31 October, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   59

Nothing but DLC this DLC that. -_-
Also most games don’t come until Friday on there.

What a dull update. Can you please tell VBlank and D3 what is going on with RCR? 3 weeks and still no sign and it looks like it’s going to suffer the same fate as CS:GO and by the time CS:GO is out. People will play Black Ops II over CS:GO.

I’m getting sick of constant delays and overpriced digital games. Seriously what’s with the Store team now? >:(

smileygeek123 31 October, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   60

hi Jawad

i bought a ps store wallet card for when retro city rampage came out. Now its 3 weeks ago and you promised it would be released in this month

so here is my question. will the game come out soon or should i give steam my money?

please reply.

 

Hi Jawad

Any PS+ update this week?

Any Vita PS+ info yet?

Thank you =)

 
danielm1979 31 October, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   62

Retro City Rampage will be really retro when released I guess.

 
CyDoNiA-UK 31 October, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   63

The new store is awful. Whoever thought this mess was a good idea needs to rethink it.

Is there no PSN Plus freebies this week? Thought there was gonna be.

 
Dr-abdulelah 31 October, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   64

any news when playstation mobile will come out to saudi arabia ?

 
mike_291990 31 October, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   65

@Hellscovern We’re not supposed to get new PS+ games every month…
We get one “game of the month” which is uploaded for the first PS+ update of the month and 2 of the “instant game collection” games are cycled out every 3 weeks… (or that was the details that were given out)

Actually looking it up, the last 2 games that were cycle in/out was 3 weeks ago. I guess it’ll probably be 4 weeks this time unless if there’s a PS+ update posted later.

 
RemyX-1988 31 October, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   66

Like I said in the Okami-post…

Okami is amazing! However, I won’t be buying this version. Why? Because it’s a full-fledged game, yet it is not available on Blu-ray Disc in Europe or North America.

Japan offers the game on Blu-ray Disc. And yes, that game is twice as expensive as buying the digital version through PSN, and the language is Japanese only, but I don’t mind. I just want to have the game in my hands, so that it feels like MY game. Not something I just rented. Especially with a game like Okami, which has such a beautiful artistical style, it’s just a crime not to have it on disc.

So sorry Sony/Capcom. Make it available on Blu-ray Disc in Europe and I’ll buy it again! End that’s coming from someone who owns the PS2 version already, AND is going to import the Japanese disc-based version. Getting me to spend my money isn’t difficult. You just have to make your games available on disc…

 

Pretty random question, but will we ever get Bloody Roar 2 like the US store? Thanks.

 
Nightmare966 31 October, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   68

Guys! Darksders 2 season pass holders can’t download The Abyssal Forge DLC, please, look into the issue :(

 
Carnivius_Prime 31 October, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   69

le sigh. Still no Retro City Rampage so I’ll be saving my monies til whenever that comes out…

 
JellyMonster 31 October, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   70

devastated about the WWE discount….

considering ive bought it already (last night in fact!),,,

real disappointed in that

 
AL3MERH_2011 31 October, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   71

LEGO The Lord of the Rings (PS3/PS VITA)?

snap02-12 31 October, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   72

Jawad, could you guys put the Virtue’s Last Reward Demo in the PS+ section of the German PlayStation Store, please? Worked perfectly with the Silent Hill PSVita Demo. Thank you in advance!

 
S-o-h-a-i-l 31 October, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   73

Jawed – can you PLEASE tell me if theirs plans for Black Ops 2 to be released digitally and if so, when ?

 
A_Nonny_Moose 31 October, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   74

There are still some items missing from last week’s update. The DLC bundles for Tekken Tag 2 and DOA5 aren’t there anymore. The individual packs are available, but the bundles have vanished.

There’s also the problem with the Tokyo Jungle DLC mega pack not including the businessman.

Also, I must echo the confusion over the Vita pricing for AC3:L. $36 to £40 is an even more ridiculous mark up than usual.

 

half price WWE fan axxess for me, hurry up Friday. I’d spend the saving on singstar songs but I never got the icon during the update :P

 

I stopped being disheartened by the lack of PlayStation Mobile in my country as a Sony customer and started being disheartened as a developer. We’re talking about a situation where people devote (or at least are willing to devote) their time to learn the platform and nobody can give a straight answer if they’re about to waste their time or not. I think I’ll sell my Vita, at least I won’t have to worry about the games I’m denied to spend money on.

 

Some store feedback,

Currently it is near impossible to find certain DLC on the store without great effort, where the old store let you go to add-ons and search through a few alphabetically grouped lists, the new one does not.

Instead we now get menus like ‘map packs’ etc, only a lot of DLC doesn’t fit under those menus and fits under the ‘All add-ons’ which has over 7039 items, and due to random naming of many using the A-Z sort option is no use, try it, Tiger Woods is the second bunch of items, followed by Rockband stuff.

Searching through over 7000 items manually is not good design. The ‘search’ feature is also useless for many items and fails to list items I know are on the store somewhere, despite searching correctly, for entire names or for single words.

I do not care aout the new visual design, but can we please get the previous stores menu system back, so we can pick an ‘A-C’ menu for DLC and all games that start with letters A-C have their DLC within it, same for D-F and so on.

 
supersmith2500 31 October, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   78

Wow compared to the US Plus, they got 4 discounts on four games while us just get WWE Fan Axxess. Downright embarrassing SCEE.

 

Another amazing store update, full of games that are overpriced and stuff that will go wrong.
Take some chips and a drink and sit back to see the sht hit the fan.

 
AbandonedTrolley 31 October, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   80

Yeah the pricing on those two Vita games is pretty shocking, was looking at picking up NFS for my memory card, but not at that price. As others mention you can pick up the retail copy cheaper and have a resale value. Crazy pricing :(

 
Flipside666 31 October, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   81

hmm its like sony dont want my money anymore, nowt for me again

 
TwistedAudio 31 October, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   82

Cracking update this week!

Bin looking forward to NFS on Vita since it was announced…

I’ve had £35 saved on my psn account for months specifically for it & then I saw the price…

Gutted I now cant afford it, I should’ve saved the money & got the PS3 or PC version but now I cant do that either because the money is stuck on my psn account…

psn card, £50
Couple of Escape Plan DLC’s & some other bits & bobs, £14
the feeling you get when the game you’ve been waiting for is more expensive than a full retail version for PS3 & now cant afford it?

PRICELESS…

Sorry, DEVEASTATING

GraFGrizzli 31 October, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   83

No avatars today? C’mon – it’s hilarious! You can’t even bring over to us such small things as avatars!!!

 
ILOVESTELLA 31 October, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   84

Blah blah boo hoo where’s this where’s that stop moaning about it. Sony don’t care about the fans they just want to count there big pile of money

 
Flipside666 31 October, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   85

especially at those prices, its like games are going up a tenner every month

 

Why does AC:Liberation cost 36$ in the US and 45€ (58$) in Europe? I understand that they usually just exchage the currency symbol and I am more or less fine with that but raising the number before it is just terrible practice.

Is the version at least the same in all European stores or will the German version run in French and German only as did Unit 13, in which case I would have to reasosn to not buy the game, although I would really like to.

 
blackgndrf 31 October, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   87

Thanks for the update! :D

It´s there any chance to Black Ops 2 going Day 1 on PSN? Thanks again!

 
A_Nonny_Moose 31 October, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   88

For people asking about Plus updates, it’s still October, and we’ve had our October content. Plus will update next week, on the first update of the new month, just like always.

no more sale items. :(

 

Only question I have is… Spyro? Ha ha

Other than that, really suprised/happy to see virtue’s last reward demo, cant wait for it! Brilliant to release on halloween too!

KillaT2501 31 October, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   91

When digital distribution was announced to the world the idea was that – DIGITAL SHOULD COST SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN RETAIL

With no physical product to sell where does the cost come from?

Also what ever happened to cross buy? If Assassins Creed and Need for Speed were priced as is BUT included both PS3 & VITA versions I would be tempted.

High prices and slow releases should be dealt with rather than a store redesign.

 

last week the update on the store was a mess – I didn’t even have any of the new items until 10pm and then the actual item I wanted to buy wasn’t available or accessible until Friday (Tokyo Jungle dlc)

there are still items in the sale section that do not have the correct prices like Castlevania Lord of Shadows well the impulse to buy the dlc has passed

please fix the store it is a nightmare to navigate, also the singstar icon on the xmb please remove this

and stop charging Europe more for games than are charged in the US – call it price gouging, monopoly, extortion – its all the same this is how your European customers see it

 
CreditDue 31 October, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   93

What are the chances of getting Rockstar Table Tennis on psn?

Seems like PS+ feature FULL GAME TRIAL is dead for EU users. I was hoping for something excited for Plus, well because this month hasnt ended yet but apart from Crysis 2 news this week’s update is really poor.
P.S
You guys dont even have a single clip of gameplay of NFS MW Vita version.. sigh…

KillaT2501 31 October, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   95

Tokyo Jungle Business Man DLC not working for me also.

Any one else had problems there?

 
ElectricRoses 31 October, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   96

I agree with Topov81′s comment completely…

“Issues updating the store last week aside, I am finding it VERY difficult to find the new weekly content in the revised store design.
PLEASE can you re-instate a “New This Week” section ?”

I think a new this week section with all video game related updates should be easier to find, with the newest content viewed first by default.

 
DanteofSmeg 31 October, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   97

Do we know about the plus content for Vita for November yet?
Do we have a data for Retro city rampage.
Do we have a date for ragnarok odyssey on the vita
Why do you want people to buy hard copies of games and not digital ones
i am tempted to get black ops on hard copy as i am sure you will charge loads for it digitally for no reason.
many thanks

 
DarthKoth 31 October, 2012 @ 3:22 pm   98

Are the Dead Or Alive 5 DLC going to be in a bundle again? I got stung last time as they were sold as a cheaper bundle the following week which is a disgraceful practice if you ask me, they must know they’re going to do this the following week, they should be up as a bundle at the same time like on the US store.

Probably not going to get an answer, but still I’ll ask.
Why no Russian language Russian version of Assassin’s Creed 3 in Store. Its exists if you buy game on Blu-ray. But why Sony (or Ubisoft) didn’t put it in Russian PSN Store version? There are many other languages in the game, not just english, but no Russian. We pay the same amount of money as if you buy it in local game store with the Russian translation.

 
Grieves1 31 October, 2012 @ 3:22 pm   100

Oooh SCEE you so funny! Dem crazy prices!!

Hmm, the only thing for plus users this week is a discount on WWE: somethingsomething? That’s too bad.

Anyway, will there be a “New this week” section added to the Store, it’s awkward trying to find stuff as it is. Maybe also one for the Plus section?

@82 we can only envy US+ users, they have them over 9000.

 
Workshed 31 October, 2012 @ 3:23 pm   103

Any news on Jet Set Radio for the Vita?

 
Skydancerx 31 October, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   104

Please post the Vita Demo for Germany in the Plus Section, thanks

Assassin Creed is to expensive… Retail here 55 Euro.

Retro City? Counter Strike?

 
Skookie30 31 October, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   105

God what a pathetic store update no Ps1 classics you fail to deliver sypro you often said october soon, soon today is the last day of october.

no ps2 classics just 4 big titles that overprice while SCEA gets more discounts yesterday plus a PSP RPG their got 3 RE6 DLC we got Nothing, shuhei knows nothing about No partially what so ever.

    Jawad Ashraf 31 October, 2012 @ 4:50 pm    

    I never confirmed October as a definite, only that was the current hopeful plan. It has slipped but we’re aiming to get it out as soon as possible.

 

Thinking of picking up smart as just wondering how much space i need on my vita memory card only have 1 gig left. What is intresting is that the digital version of most wanted is £59.99/69.99 euros when i’ve pre-ordered the retail version of the limited edition up for £30.

 
FaZeR2009 31 October, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   107

extremly poor on the plus side of store update again where is cs:go why is europe with out it

 
Malik7866 31 October, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   108

i know this is probably going to sound like a really stupid question, but I don’t know so I must;

What is WWE13 Fan Axxess discount for? is it 50% of dlc for the game, 50% of the game at launch or something else?

One other thing, why is there always so much rage on this blog? Talk about 1st world problems and being ungrateful. It seems greed is the biggest issue nevermind late subissions and pricing.

 
MordecaiHunter 31 October, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   109

Thats why i Never Buy Games From E.A and if i do there second hand, Bunch of greedy Ba$tard$

£60 for NFS, Shame on the people who will buy this at that price

 
young_hastings 31 October, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   110

i hate comin here just to troll but do ye guys realise that assassins creed can be bought brand new in stores for 10-15 euro cheaper than its being sold for on the store? surely it should be the other way around as all ye have to pay for is the bandwidth for me to download the game? i know psn has been great for prices lately but there is still a lot of pricing issues ye need to address

 
CreditDue 31 October, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   111

Hold up a second, £40 for Liberation? That’s the equivalent of $60, yet them Americans are only having to pay $36. Anyone who purchases Lib from the EU store is a mug

orton131 31 October, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   112

WWE ’13 AVATARS???? Come on OMG!!

 
Whirlwind-frost 31 October, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   113

Any news of Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus?

 
MordecaiHunter 31 October, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   114

And is there any news on Dokuro ?

 
craggyisland 31 October, 2012 @ 3:28 pm   115

No demos again this week then, last weeks never showed it’s face in the end.

:o(

Shifty_Geezer 31 October, 2012 @ 3:28 pm   116

Can you please add a link to each game’s website or something when you post these “head’s ups”. Every time I’m interested in a game, I click the picture only to be taken to nowhere in particular, which seems against the spirit of the World-Wide Web.

 
ElectricRoses 31 October, 2012 @ 3:28 pm   117

Also I just noticed from a previous announcement you actually designed the new layout based on feedback? Really? Was the feedback along the lines of “omg the store is just too easy to navigate I really want more of a challenge when trying to buy new things!!” Because seriously… I’m finding it a real chore to look around. That aside, I’m happy about the DOA5 DLC but I’m hoping character pack 1 is supposed to say “special set 2″ or something along those lines… because there is supposed to be a pack called that today.

 

Man SCEE really blowed it.Here we have an amazing update for PSVITA but then you just have to destroy it by OVERPRICING the games. Smart as is the only one with an okey price.

 
Terrordactyl 31 October, 2012 @ 3:29 pm   119

Very little content again, and the store is a complete mess functionally.

Looks like Sony will have a non profitable Christmas this year.

 

The 50% discount on WWE 13 Fan Axxess for Plus members is brilliant. I’m glad I waited and didnt buy it last week now. A bit harsh on any Plus subscriber that has already bought it for the full £11.99 though.

 
dee4life4444 31 October, 2012 @ 3:30 pm   121

Why oh why Why oh why Why oh why Why oh why Why oh why Why oh why Why oh why are digital games damn expensive!? There is no logic at all to it!

 

Hi Jawad,

Just FYI, clicked on advert for BT Infinity at the top of blog, and BAM! xbox everywhere :)

Thats real sell out if your charging them for the addspace.

Otherwise, Possibly looking at Okami.
Really want under defeat… but is it really worth that price for a arcade shooter?

 

agree with others please add abutton in the store wich will display all new content released for the week,as its too much work browsing all categories. I Really hope you can fix that?

millgate1 31 October, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   124

And OF COURSE, we fail to get the Smart As demo -_- Which means we probably won’t see it for a few years, or never, like the LBP Vita demo! Which surprises me considering it’s a game made in the EU :/

 

Please remove or give as the option to remove the SingStar Icon!

 
CrimsonSamurai 31 October, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   126

Every week I come on here to see what fresh mistakes Sony Europe have made this week, and once again with missing prices on the update (monkeyball) muddled information and the same questions getting asked week after week with out reply I guess this week is no different. I have a soulution SACK EVERY MEMBER OF THE EUROPE SONY TEAM GIVE THE WAGES TO THE USA TEAM THEN MAYBA WE CAN GET THE SAME RELIABLE SERVICE THEY HAVE… each week they have little to no complaints, content listed correctly, A STORE THAT WORKS (please go back to the old store as 99% of users HATE IT!!! and NO FRIGGIN SINGSTAR LOGO on the XMB (again 99% of users DONT WANT IT). Also just a heads up you seem to have forgotten about a certain console you released a while ago called a PSVITA stop with the shovel ware and release some original games apart from AS Liberation. I know Jawad Ashraf and the rest of the team will ignore this but sometimes its could to get it off your chest and maybe this will start a EUROPEAN REVOLUTION….(topical with Assassins Creed III being out)

I demand more Avatars!

 
Skookie30 31 October, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   128

Oh ppl have small minds SCEE fred says plus update be 31 october its today so where is it or are we waiting for SCEA to wake up 1st and post copy/paste together.

 

Please give us more trials to the new games! USA plus got the new need for speed!

 
You_Better_Hide 31 October, 2012 @ 3:35 pm   130

@ Jawad – What? No demo for NFS on either console, well might not Get it then, like to see how it is compared to the last NFS, also,.when is PS+ coming to the vita, thought you guys said November…

BANDITEN-SWEDEN 31 October, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   131

where Is CS:GO ???
Where Is SCEE ???

 

@Malik7866 – It’s 50% off Fan Axxess which should be £11.99 full price. It gets you all the DLC for a one off price so if you buy it any DLC they release for it will show up at Zero in the shop part of WWE 13. The 50% off is a really good saving considering all the DLC that will be released for it this year.

 
Skookie30 31 October, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   133

commet of the week goes to……..

Hold up a second, £40 for Liberation? That’s the equivalent of $60, yet them Americans are only having to pay $36. Anyone who purchases Lib from the EU store is a mug

i totally agree. :D

 

129# They said November but not when in November.

 
SERGEANT-Q6R 31 October, 2012 @ 3:38 pm   135

Any news when playstation mobile will come out to Qatar

 
You_Better_Hide 31 October, 2012 @ 3:38 pm   136

Also, bit slack guys… Assassins creed 3 been out for 2 days… Behind much?! You know we are a day in front of EU, so yeah why you make us wait that extra one to two days to release with EU is a mystery to me. Lost sales.

 
kieranmarsh 31 October, 2012 @ 3:38 pm   137

what i really want is singstar, cant find it anywhere… oh wait, no, found it thanks!

 

So they learned that a shiny (and halfways functional) store helps to improve sales. Next lesson: Learn how prices impact sales.

I’m sorry, but I could only laugh when I saw that they demand 40€ for a game like Under Defeat.

Did nobody register the transition of the games market? F2P, cheap mobile and social games? Of course the console market share must shrink with such crazy prices.

 
green_shorts 31 October, 2012 @ 3:41 pm   140

The usual (CENSORED) then? no halloween content for PLUS? oh and LOL 59.99 for NFS what crap was EA smoking when they set that price? typical EA cash cows $$$ still i bet you’ll still get some idiot who will buy it

 

*sigh*
And once again in moderation. What was the bad word this time?

Either you rethink the filter list, tell me what words are considered to ban worthy or I’ll have to flood the blog with test comments till I found it out on my own. What approach would you prefer Fred?

spagetti69 31 October, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   142

Great update.

Any chance of resident evil 2 for Vita? Maybe Xcom as a classic for PS1.
Many thanks again.

 
GordyDuffni 31 October, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   143

The Virtues Last Reward Demo is hands down the worst demo I have ever played, it involves reading text for five minutes and doing nothing more than hitting the X button, what a horrible representation of a game, and before anyone (CENSORED) I fully understand its a txt adventure with many other elements, but this demo is a masterclass in how not to get people interested in your game…. Its completely pointless, go watch a trailer for the game, you will learn more about it that way…

DAVIE222-PSVita 31 October, 2012 @ 3:43 pm   144

PS3 YOUTUBE APP?

 
Xephon1970 31 October, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   145

I don’t think a lot of you realise the realities of retail at the minute. If Sony undercut what the high street shops were charging, they could simply refuse to sell any hardware or software. Obviously, the day will come when Sony won’t have to rely on the high street (would you want to get your new PlayStation through the post?) and downloading will be cheaper and more convenient than shopping in a store, plus when internet speeds get faster, that’ll be a big help. Until that day arrives, we’ll have to suffer inflated prices on the store and shop around for the cheapest offers.

 
BiosNova 31 October, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   146

Just pointing something out, there are some full games in the DLC section of the store. Might wanna get on that ;)

vonhammer 31 October, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   147

Hey Jawad,read the other day that the Hotline Miami guys were in talks with Sony about bringing the game to PS devices.
I don’t know your standing in such talks,but make it so.

Also DD prices yadda yadda,wont buy games in the future yadda yadda ya.

 
DarthKoth 31 October, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   148

This store is a shambles, its nearly stressful to find anything, I would bet publishers aren’t too happy with it either, the new stuff should be in my face when I enter the store, as it stands it looks like nothing has happened to it, I have to know what’s new from here on the blog, pick something from the list, go to my ps3 and manually search for it, a ‘new this week’ section would help so that we can find everything new in one place, you know, like it used to be :/

 

I don’t understand why a digital version cost more then a physical copy?
69.99 for ACIII ?!

 
INS1GHTFUL 31 October, 2012 @ 3:51 pm   150

AC liberation has been up for 30 mins and it has 50 five-star reviews already?! It seems like the review system on the store is deceptive. Are games given automatic five stars when they are downloaded? if so that is completely wrong.

also pricing for AC and NFS on vita is ridiculous

 
ryannumber3gamer 31 October, 2012 @ 3:51 pm   151

I already asked 3 times and i didn’t get a answer so i’m going to ask again. Will we ever see Parappa the Rapper 1 & 2 and Umjammer Lammy be added to the PS1 & PS2 classics?

 
Hellscovern 31 October, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   152

@xephon1970 i get why they dont undercut but in some cases they are asking £20 more than the RRP for it, why dont they charge the same price as retail then if they dont want to rock the boat by undercutting them but they are not even doing that, there really is no need to ask such high prices it’s nothing but greed.

 
Huono_peleis 31 October, 2012 @ 3:55 pm   153

What happened to “VITA games will be 10% cheaper digitally than retail”?
Another Sony lie?

Shameless, greedy pricing again. What a bummer to be stuck with a console I hate to be able play the games I love.

Closure?
Dyad?
CS:GO?
Retro City Rampage?

 
RottenFoxBreath 31 October, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   154

Seriously, well done on those stupid idiotic prices…

Assassin’s Creed III Price: £49.99

Need for Speed Most Wanted Price: £59.99

And for the Vita,

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Price: £39.99

Need for Speed Most Wanted Price: £39.99

—- When will you people at Sony ever learn..?!?

 
Mutts-NL 31 October, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   155

Nice update this week.
Still a bit of critisism why are digital downloads so expensive.
Retail edition of NFS or AC III are going for 50 t0 55 euro’s not the standard 70 euro’s on PSN. Jawad why is this, at this rate digital downloads will never be succesfull

 

i can see SCEE sure knows how 2 not suprise ppl with failed update missing content for months if not years. so called improvment with the store and many other things just being lies or propoganda.
still missing
CS:GO or the ps3 youtube app which is U.S exclusive like everything else on the U.S store more than 30 missing ps1 classic starting at 2007 which they fail 2 ever get 2 europe yet U.S has every ps1 game we have. no ps2 classic if i had 2 guess it’s lazyness.
and their ever lying customer support acting like they care saying thins like we’ll look into it and then never ever getting a reply back.
getting used as test rats for the new store cause they woulden’t want 2 offend their gods the U.S market.
SO MANY FAILURES AT SCEE IF WE HAD TO WRITE EM ALL DOWN WE’D HAVE A BOOK BY NOW.

 
Huono_peleis 31 October, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   157

Oh and the search fuction in new store is completely useless – it finds nothing. Yesterday I spend 15 minutes trying to find Tomb Raider Underworld.

 

With the WONDERFUL new store layout, if you try to list game add-ons alphabetically, it sorts them by the name of the pack rather than the name of the game (for example, rather than putting all LA Noire cases together you’ll see Nicholson Electroplating, then have to scroll through loads of unrelated stuff to get to Reefer Madness). Whose bright idea was this and can it be fixed?

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   159

With some of you having problems finding DLC etc the best way I found, was search for the game that you want the DLC for instead, click on it, then scroll down & you will see all associated content relating to that title.

Far easier method imo!

 

Is it only me who dont like the new store?
And the gameprices are a joke..

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   161

Also i’m gutted that Retro City Rampage isn’t out after the huge delay in the first place!

Topped my wallet up today hoping for the Elvira table, for Pinball Arcade too :(

 
Huono_peleis 31 October, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   162

“Retro City Rampage coming very soon”.

:D

What is it with SCEE and release DATES?

@Jawad; @SCEE;

Tell your superiors the lack of information about Counter Strike GO is seriously making some people change to the Xbox 360, and some changing their mind about buying more Sony Playstation products at all.

After the lack of information about the mess going on the the release of the CS:GO, and many other games already released on the US, the mess with the Singstar on the XMB, the issues about digital pricing and sales’ value against the US,etc., it’s seriously injuring SCEE image and will be reflected in sales of all Sony products, specially those with the Playstation brand.

How could you expect a european PS3 gamer to buy a PS Vita with all those issues? How do you want them to even consider buying a PS4 instead of an Wii U or the next Xbox? The hardware could be superior, but the most important thing is what you get from that hardware and not the hardware itself.

This is going too far, and the damage could be irreversible if you, SCEE, don’t take serious actions against all those issues. (1/2)

Enough is enough. If SCEE are sticking to their BS excuse that the publisher sets the price for digital titles, then you must be ignorant to the obvious & deliberate undermining of the PSN Store by these publishers.

Explain to me (if you can, which you won’t) how/why this happens:
PSN Need for Speed MW is £59.99 for a standard edition.
BluRay Need for Speed MW LIMITED EDITION is only £49.99 (Disc with extra DLC) Btw, that is the publishers price direct from their site.

Now, to start on the conversion rate. Are you even educated beyond primary school math? In which universe does following apply:

UK £59.99 converted to US = $96.63
However, on the US store:
US $59.99 converted to UK = £37.25

You continually and blatantly fleece your largest user base with these ridiculous prices. Are you in control of your own service or just bend over and take it when a publisher tells you to?

I know the chances to get a reply from you are very very slim (you never answered me, despite I’m being in the first comments sometimes, and asking the same questions for several weeks in a row, and the problem was not the question itself because last week I got a reply from Fred who have replaced you at that time, to answer our questions), but be assured that I’m not talking this with hate or something like that, I’m only trying to help you (SCEE). I’m a Sony costumer, I spent loads of money on Sony products all over the past years, I supported SCEE and Sony Europe with my money, I think we deserve to see those issues sorted as soon as possible.

If you fail to address those issues, and making up with us who are injured by SCEE actions during the christmas season, I could tell you that the damage will be permanently irreversible.

Good luck and cheers to all SCEE who work hard to sort those issues. (2/2)

 
KRadiation 31 October, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   166

Quote:
It’s coming very soon. The developer will hopefully be appearing on the Blog in the next week or so to provide an update and answer any questions on the game, so please stay tuned.

At this point, unless its a ps+ free game…. I doubt I’ll ever play the game. All the big aaa games are here now and once I’m fed up of them, something else will have the attention of my money.

vonhammer 31 October, 2012 @ 4:03 pm   167

@ Xephon1970

But being on a closed platform wont change the prices,we’ll have nothing to compare with.
EA could charge £70 for Fifa 19/20 on a closed digital only system,and there’s nothing anyone can do.

I do think retail has a future, unfortunately it’ll be digital tickets.And this is were the price war will continue.

There are advantages.
No need for optical drives,less heat,less moving parts,smaller systems.

There are also negatives.
Price’s, company’s collapse and lose your content,backwards compatibility,File size’s,global internet speeds,no sniffing of new manuals or new disks,and a host of other issues.

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:04 pm   168

@ Danlisa

To make it worse, the Limited Edition of Most Wanted is only £36.85 @ Shopto.net!

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:04 pm   169

assasins creed 3 gold edition better be £49.99 and not £84.99 like it said if its true il be getting the gold version next week if it isnt i will kick ubisoft up the buttplug and il say what other people been saying WE WANT RETRO CITY RAMPAGE NOW

we dont wanna wait any longer we want the game now honestly i could put thegame on the ps store faster then the (DELITED)developer could

no more excuses we want retro city rampage now

AND WHERE IS MUNCH ODDSEE HD

this just proves how many people are stating to get mad at sony with stupid game delays and will someone remove the word correction thingy its anoying

 

@jaffe07

SCEE is the biggest joke there is it’s just not very funny.

 

Okami HD
Price: £15.99/€19.99… this is a joke! High price = LOW sell

 

SCEE is the reason why ppl should go xbox next GEN cause they are just treating us like scum. no original awnsers just ignoring us in full force.
constantly saying there is gonna be improvment yet we are lacking behind U.S by about 5 years now basicly let’s say since PS3 launched SCEE been failing.

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:08 pm   173

Also, the file size for Okami HD is 6.2GB if anyone is interested?

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:08 pm   174

and ye what KRadiation said

unless its a ps+ free game…. I doubt I’ll ever play the game. All the big aaa games are here now and once I’m fed up of them, something else will have the attention of my money.

IT BETTER BE FOR FREE ON PS PLUS we will not wait any longer we want it now oneday il run sony and make all ps3 games £20 stuff the costs needed £60 for a racing game £60 for SSX its a joke who ever sets the prices for the games as the downloads needs their heads smacking.

( and last week you said you will tell us the ps plus for next week if it int retro city rampage and munch oddsee on the ps plus games of the month i will slap all xbox owners

right im done see you all next week

ps dont like my comments dont read them HA

 
xxSamuraiGirlxx 31 October, 2012 @ 4:10 pm   175

lame update. =P

maybe i treat myself to ac3 dlc tho.

 

why pay more for a download on the psnstore when i can buy cheaper at the local gameshop sony? makes no sense

 
La_Mangouste 31 October, 2012 @ 4:11 pm   177

I have an issue while trying to buy Sports Champions 2 (19.99€): it says my PSN password is not correct, but I checked several times and it IS correct !

I hope it will be fixed soon because I added 19.99€ to my PSN for this game, not for anything else. -_-

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:11 pm   178

@167 dgnfly shut up anyone who switches to the next crappy xbox is a traitor only true ps3 fans stick by sony anyone who dont like sony TOUGH

coming soon crapbox 720 price £300000000000000000000000000000 everyone knows xbox failed the day bill (CAUGH DELITED) had the (DELITED)idea for it

slams the door and logs off the pc

 
FaZeR2009 31 October, 2012 @ 4:11 pm   179

Alot of hostilaty pointed at SCEE again this week its just gets worse an worse but from comments iv read i can understand why pricing is rediculous on the store for example dishonored is £49.99 when you can get the limited or special edition £10 cheaper people moan that SCEE are miles behind SCEA which in all fairness is totally correct they get everything and more i.e the moh game trial the nfs:mw game trial and whole bunch more including ps plus stuff to. SCEE lack the motivation to get these products out to us and only every respond with a simple yes or no when SCEE customers want proper answers not bull**** one’s time for SCCE to really sort themselves out or risk losing customers if anyone from SCEE has got any answers to why they are so far behind please let your customers know its not nice to keep people left in the dark escepically when we pay for it!!!!

 

@CoolRichy008UK

get lost you stupid troll your nothing but spamming most off the time talking (CENSORED) like you even care 5 second your ripping off about sony and another second your defending them. you should have been banned years ago with all those threats you send 2 ppl.

 
danielm1979 31 October, 2012 @ 4:13 pm   181

Just kill the new store with fire already.
And that Singstar icon as well while you’re at it.

 

Seems an ok price for silent hill. Does that mean we should expect it to change any minute now?

 
cowbanana 31 October, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   183

VITA: Need for Speed Most Wanted Price: £39.99/€49.99 <-(!)

WHAT? Lol… that's not how you sell handheld/Vita games! I know it is a pretty good port done internally at Criterion, but that price is ludicrous. I'll just wait and pick up a retail card once it hits €35 or below.

The 'tards at EA are completely out of sync with reality.

 
Hellscovern 31 October, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   184

@catkiller1 yeah that’s where i got my copy from it shipped this morning so i hopefully will egt it tomorrow if not for sure Friday, £60 on PSN is a joke just how the hell EA think they can ask that much i do not know, they are not the only ones asking stupid prices for their games but one of the worst.

 

I really am excited to see what meaningless apologies we are in store for this week.

 
Neochaos 31 October, 2012 @ 4:15 pm   186

Everybody, stop asking question about Retro City Rampage and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive there coming soon, very soon.
The sure thing is that we will play them before we go to the next world. T
hats a promise from the EU PSN store.
SCEE is doing the best it can for us.
Don’t you see it?
Am I the only thinking their doing the best they can?

 
Chrome-Hazard 31 October, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   187

@ Jawad
Still no signs of Page Chronica which I payed full price for over a month ago after a broken version was accidentally put up for sale. I expected to wait a week or so and then it’d probably be officially released. But this is kind of beyond a joke at this point. I could’ve spent the money on something else I wanted and be playing that right now instead! Either refund the game, or just gimme what I paid for please?

 
CyDoNiA-UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   188

Really need to rethink ya pricing. Or tell the publishers to because £50 for a game that will probably be half that in stores within a week.

 

@coolrichy only a complete tard would stick with a brand for no reason. A real gaming fan will go where they can get he best games and service. And that isn’t Sony Europe.

 

Any chance of making the new PSN store less convoluted? Trying to find new content on there is near impossible.

Also I wish we could get stuff at the same time as everyone else, I’m so tired of waiting extra weeks for stuff, some of it shows up late while others just not at all. I think I’ll just pick up Retro City Rampage on steam at this point, I’m sick of waiting.. it’s just going to turn into another CS:GO again anyway.

Also, I know it’s hardly the place to say it but the Singstar icon that now clogs up my games tab seriously has to go. I get that Sony is proud of it, but I’m proud of not having to be forced an advert for a game I don’t care about every time I play a game.

    Jawad Ashraf 31 October, 2012 @ 4:46 pm    

    We’re taking your suggestions on board and will look at ways to improve things. Remember, there will be updates to the store every so often so things you request may eventually make it in a future update.

 
Hellscovern 31 October, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   191

Adumr82 i doubt we will get any reply there is usually someone on by now responding to questions yet no one has so far, most likly to scared to face the public because they know they have no answers

 
The_Last_Ninja 31 October, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   192

Jawad, I don t understand your feedback on Retro City Rampage ?
Why the developper will be appearing on the EU blog ?
The European version of Retro City Ramapge will be different from the one available last month on US PSN, or the one available worldwide on STEAM ?

 
Scuffy_P 31 October, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   193

@ Maxim_82

Regarding CSGO (can’t believe I’m actually saying this) in this very, very…very, rare circumstance, the delay isn’t SCEE’s fault.

Look towards Valve for an explanation.

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:21 pm   194

Hellscovern £60 for a game is a kick in the goolies sure sony needs the money for a ps4(JOKE) but i think they should make the games cheeper after 2 weeks yes i know i got the new rayman from the ps store when it was £50 then dropped to £20 it was only because i had every rayman game and if the price of ACIII GOLD is really £49.99 and not £84 like it was i might get it.
————————————————————

@jawad i know we keep goin on about RetroCityRampageings but plz see about getting it game of the month or a discount for us for waiting for it and yes Neochaos we keep sayin about RCR but it will be the greatest game ever apart from ACIII

 

@adumr82

he is just a troll he been lying around this blog for years 5 second defending sony and then turning around and suddently complain. and he also send threats 2 users through your account. i alrdy reported him once.

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   196

i agree with FaZeR2009 sony or jawad or ken who ever we want answers why ps3 download games are so expencive its like a ghost getting kicked in the goolies i know we all moan sony but it about time we had answers plz

 
Darth_Olmaz 31 October, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   197

Hello Jawad,

Ok, I really need an answer about this :

why isn’t assassin’s creed III available in Turkey?
Even more important, why isn’t any of its DLC available in Turkey? Even the Benedict Arnold one (I mean, it should be available for every copy everywhere, being a PS exlcusivity!)

When will I be able to download them?

AC is one of the best franchise of this generation, and certainly on top of my list, and I’m really surprised to not be able to play its last iteration fully only because I live in a certain country…

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   198

dgnfly

1 i am not a troll
2 i dont send no threats to no one I DONT DO THAT ANYMORE aftyer having warnings from sony ok
3 i ignore people like you who try and make me get angry

GOODBYE

 
 
Skookie30 31 October, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   200

ahhh ask yourself this if Shtbox are crap why are they saints delivery stuff on time with delay have a global store & sony haven’t because SCEE sucks week after week.

Im glad to say Im no sony fanboy/fanman or belong to SDF [Sony Defence Force] or even a xbot as i had a scary experience from them RLOD the 360 got so hot i thought it was going to caught on fire.

and no 360 shop help me getting a scart lead so i left with just the RF lead.

 
ElectricRoses 31 October, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   201

Where is the street fighter x tekken dlc?

 

OKAMI is here at last. Any news on Counter Strike?

 
Rancid_Undead 31 October, 2012 @ 4:27 pm   203

The pricing for the EU is beyond a joke!

It doesn’t seem like it in the blog comments but I can almost guarantee that most people will buy from PSN regardless of price! Unless that stops, things will only get worse.

For now, if you want to pay a fair price for a game then you have buy the cartridge (Vita).

I feel extremely sorry for the dude that writes this every week. Wednesdays must be hella stressful for you?!

 
CoolRichy008UK 31 October, 2012 @ 4:27 pm   204

AND I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF PEOPLE HAVIN AGO AT ME AND SAYING LIES TO STUFF I DO NOT DO ANYMORE AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ON THIS BLOG FOR 5 YEARS IT WAS FROM 2008 AND I JUST CANT TAKE IT NO MORE SO IM BLOCKING THIS WEBSITE ON MY PC GOODBYE YOU WONT HEAR FROM ME ON THIS BLOG NO MORE

 
Skookie30 31 October, 2012 @ 4:28 pm   205

*without delay i mean to put, delay belong to SCEE.

spagetti69 31 October, 2012 @ 4:30 pm   206

Sounds great Richie.

 

I really hope so. I assumed the 08 was d.o.b.

SSJ3_Bob_Marley 31 October, 2012 @ 4:33 pm   208

Can we get a discount on Twisted Metal PS3 please? Thanks. :)

 
Bauer007 31 October, 2012 @ 4:34 pm   209

Would someone please explain why I need to pay for a Uplay passport and the Benedict Arnold DLC for AC3 when I bought it from PSN? Considering I have the season pass and all physical copies come with both, I better had get it for free!

 
Dreadaxe 31 October, 2012 @ 4:34 pm   210

Will we get the One Piece discount at all?

 

Hi Jawad,any news on dawnguard as we get the same thing from pete Hines on twitter every time he updates his tweet,it’s November 1st tomorrow which makes it 4 months since dawnguard come out on the darkside console,I think bethesda need to grow some balls and tell us it’s not coming out on ps3 and stop (CENSORED) us about as I’m getting (CENSORED) sick of waiting for it.

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   212

CoolRichy strikes yet again…..SIGH!

Will you ever learn? Nope didn’t think so!

Looking forward to Midway Arcade Origins releasing soon & Far Cry 3!

MOH: Warfighter is better than the reviews would lead you to believe. It has issues with VOIP & a few bugs/glitches online but apart from that it’s a gem of a game! Nearly every title that features an online mode has teething problems within the first month anyway, so it was to be expected really but the VOIP is a big let down for me, as it’s a TEAM based game & not being able to communicate 90% of the time is annoying! I read a patch will be released next week.

XCOM Demo was enjoyable, so i’ll pick that up nearer Christmas when it’s a bit cheaper!

BIG_MAC-- 31 October, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   213

ALL I want for halloween is wwe avatars the american store got, please tell me were getting them

 
SpitelordDekka 31 October, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   214

So where are the XMB icons for Assassin’s Creed 3 and Most Wanted? After all we all might like them if we try them!

 
ElectricRoses 31 October, 2012 @ 4:40 pm   215

@jaffe07: The new store design is awful… You really aren’t alone in disliking it.

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:42 pm   216

@ Bauer007

It should already be included in the main download shouldn’t it?

Motorstorm Apocalypse, Warhammer, Bulletstorm etc had the online mode unlocked within the main download.

 
Mutts-NL 31 October, 2012 @ 4:44 pm   217

Does anyone have the problem that if you want to get the ACIII DLC for the vita, the vita won’t connect?

My vita will connect if i use the content manager, but it will not connect ingame. Wich you need to do to get the extra content apperently.

 
IcelandicOps 31 October, 2012 @ 4:44 pm   218

The new store layout is dreadful. I was going to browse games alphabetically and I can’t even find the option? I feel like the Store has been downgraded to an earlier version, less functional and looks older.

 

@adumr82

well atleast 1 thing good came from this store update no more CoolRichy008UK

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 4:45 pm   220

@ coolrichy008UK
Just Ignore all the idiots who are taking their disapointments out on you, i know you didn’t get off to the best start, But like you say you Stopped doing that, and tbh, You have made more useful contributions to this blog over last few months than a Lot of others who post, just take a few deep breaths and let it go, calm down fella.

 
sammyjankis79 31 October, 2012 @ 4:46 pm   221

Much obliged for the update Jawad, Okami HD is a thing of true videogaming beauty.

Returning to my pet interest:
Can we can expect an update about an update on Dyad? So far it does not seem like it’s been confirmed for release by yourselves, as I haven’t even seen a demo in Europe. Any news would be great.

Thanks,
SJ

 

@Catkiller1

warfighter is actually as awfull as reviews make it out 2 be. i liked the first medal of honor better. graphicly it looks more ugly 2nd the online is kinda boring and the maps are way 2 straight lined online you can hardly get into any building 2 make a ambush. when you set up you bipod it automaticly shows your enemy’s on the map even if they are behind a wall sometimes.

MP_is_for_Chumps 31 October, 2012 @ 4:47 pm   223

lol @ the guy on drugs.

Anyway I see there are some people recommending switching to Microsoft next gen because of Sony’s awful services.

…well i got news for you guys – Sony & Microsoft, like any money-obsessed giant multinational corporation, are both as bad as each other.

If you are to leave sony (and i dont blame you at all), I would recommend becoming a full on PC gamer …hell, sony & microsoft are more concerned with repackaging inferior versions of PC games for their consoles anyway ._.

 
Bauer007 31 October, 2012 @ 4:48 pm   224

@Catkiller1

Nope :( says unpurchased. I dont know what to do

 

@MP_is_for_Chumps

been a pc gamer just got 2 damn expensive upgrading every 5 seconds.
and your right they both greedy company’s just the thing is MS can get things done in europe and sony ONLY DOES FAIL, or their all time favorite MAKE BELIEVE…. and i mean that in a bad way.

 

Any update on when in November PS+ instant game collection for the PSVita will be available? Next week already or….

???

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:55 pm   227

@ Bauer007

When you can launch the game on Friday you should be able to access the online mode with no problems as it will be unlocked through the main download. No separate UPLAY passport download needed. Should be the case anyway like I have stated with the previous games.

 

Jawad,
whats deal for those prices of AC3 Liberation and NFS Vita?
36$=45€? or
40$=50€?

you know the exchange rate?

btw: US Blog 4,78 comments per reply
EU Blog 27,125 c/p

any answer on this query?

Capt_PillowCase 31 October, 2012 @ 4:55 pm   229

just want to give a heads up to the store team, the Muppets Costume Pack 2 for LbP2 says its ‘unavailable for purchase’ for some reason!? And I’m another who really dislikes the new store design, it’s a hot mess, really slow and cumbersome to navigate. Not a fan at all!

 
Skookie30 31 October, 2012 @ 4:55 pm   230

i can’t agree MS has a really track record & surprise that Square enix too each 1 of them has release content on time.

while SE faults are just not releasing they backlog of Ps classics & Ps2 classics imports, but each FF13-2 DLC SCEA gets we get it the day after.

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 4:55 pm   231

@ dgnfly

Not as awful for me, as per my statement.

 

@chrisandsheva I’m not normally a fan of people being chased off on here but the post he made at dgnfly was just backwards. How can you honestly believe that you are better than someone else because you blindly follow an electronics manufacturer no matter what.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 4:59 pm   233

@ EU Store Reps.
When are you’s going to answer Any Relevent questions ?, i mean over 1100 ‘Singstar’ comments from last week, No mention on weekly round up, no mention here, Do you’s really think acting ostrich like works so well, All the time ?, or are you just not bothered, and i use ‘Singstar’ as a reference, as imo sce have Every right to do whatever on thier (networked) xmb’s, . But you just cannot ignore this/othert problems in the way you’s are… it’s very frustrating and imo, childish. Not the best qualities for Anything, never nind a major corparation,

 
Bauer007 31 October, 2012 @ 5:01 pm   234

@Catkiller1
I can already launch the game as it came out today… It says I havent purchased the passport.

 
Onna76_NL 31 October, 2012 @ 5:01 pm   235

Sony, what the hell are doing to my wallet?! Ouch, ouch, ouch and again ouch :D Okami, AC Liberation, Smart As, Sports Champions 2…. Quite an amazing update, those who think its not, should get their brains checked :P

salival023 31 October, 2012 @ 5:01 pm   236

Please give us Retro City Rampage or at least a specific date. Last time I heard “it’s coming very soon” was on October 10th.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 5:05 pm   237

@ admur82
i get what your saying, it’s just i sometimes get a bit fed up seeing the same person getting treated in that same way, ok, he Did have ‘issues’, but the kid Has been Trying, which considering his disability shouldn’t go completely unoticed, also i am sorry if the term ‘idiots’ i used kinda reflected on you, dgnfly and Catkiller, as i Know this isn’t the case..

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 5:06 pm   238

@ chrisandsheva

The thing is over 1000 of those comments ARE childish! It’s an icon & everyone is acting like it’s the end of the world. I really can’t understand it at all??

There is a lot worse going on in the world than some stupid icon, that’s for sure!

I understand what you’re saying in relation to the communication side of it but people will still whinge everyday regardless. Look at CS:GO, an answer has been given & no update yet people still complain. An answer is given that there is simply no further update on the matter & people whinge yet again! Never ending cycle!

 
supersmith2500 31 October, 2012 @ 5:07 pm   239

@Capt_PillowCase:
Says it’s available for me on my end.

MP_is_for_Chumps 31 October, 2012 @ 5:07 pm   240

@ dgnfly

I think even if you were to only upgrade your PC every 4 years or so, you would still see better performance than any console.

And you can be bet your (CENSORED) that whenever you turned on your PC to play the latest Battlefield, you would not be greeted with an advertisement for some lame casual gaming POS called singstar ;)

 
Onna76_NL 31 October, 2012 @ 5:09 pm   241

@godheit Ive been importing games for several years until two years ago. Usually you can take dollar for euro when it comes to games. So a 50usd game at launch usually is 50euro overhere.

 
Bulbatron22 31 October, 2012 @ 5:09 pm   242

Hello,

Is there any likelihood of PSone game Alone in the Dark – The New Nightmare appearing on the Euro PSN Store any time soon, ot at all?

Thanks.

 
Unicronic 31 October, 2012 @ 5:09 pm   243

Come on, enough is enough. These digital prices on NFS & AC3 are a joke. Excuses about 3rd parties setting their prices are no longer acceptable, last time I checked this was the PlayStation store not the EA or Ubisoft store.

The money I saved on boxed versions of those 4 games would allow me to buy an overpriced digital version. We can also trade in boxed versions too. People are actually willing to buy digital but not whilst SCEE has such a castrated attitude.

The very least you should do to your customers is survey us about the problem to create reason to enact change.

Simply placing overpriced games on the store and pointing to someone else is NO WAY to treat us, your lifeblood.

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 5:09 pm   244

@ chrisandsheva

If the term ‘idiots’ was reflected towards me then i’m not bothered as you don’t know me at all!

CoolRichy has been trying but let’s himself down time & time again. At least he’s kept the horrible insults to a minimum & he hasn’t exactly murdered anyone, so I can always see the goodness in people. I’ll still never get over what he’s said to me in the past & through PSN but it needs to stop!

 
Catkiller1 31 October, 2012 @ 5:10 pm   245

Night all & have fun! :)

 

WHERE’S DAWNGUARD

 
Onna76_NL 31 October, 2012 @ 5:12 pm   247

@Carkiller1 hear hear amen to!! Icon, what icon? Singstar? Geez and everyone is complaining about “that”?! At first I didn’t even notice it and now when I did I don’t care its even there.

 
StefNighthawk 31 October, 2012 @ 5:13 pm   248

Geronimo Stilton 2 for PSP – Available in France, Netherlands, German but alas not in Belgium. Very strange as we share the 3 languages of those 3 countries.
Geronimo Stilton 1 for PSP got released fine in Belgium so why not the second game?

Capt_PillowCase 31 October, 2012 @ 5:14 pm   249

@ supersmith
might just be the Irish store then?!

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 5:14 pm   250

@ catkiller1
no man i wasn’t aiming at you, just a general use of a word that has many variants, and yes your right, i do not know you, at all.

 

@ Onna76_NL

I know but now it isn’t 1:1 exchange normally it is i.e 9,99$=9,99€ now 35,99$=45,99€.

And then no 1 explains it “why it is” that’s why I wrote the comments per reply between US & EU store post

 
razordude 31 October, 2012 @ 5:16 pm   252

The prices of pretty much everything in this update are far too high.

£40 for Vita games? And you can presumably only fit a couple onto a £20 8Gb memory card, so the effective cost of AC:L & NFS:MW Vita versions is £100!!! Do you realise how many iOS or Android games you can buy for that?

Okami HD = overpriced.

As for this week’s full PS3 games – again £60?!?! #idonteven

 
ukcrazyguy 31 October, 2012 @ 5:18 pm   253

Hi jawad, could you have a look at the doa5 costume pack. The 9.99 bundle for the 3 packs still isn’t on the store, even though it was advertised last week. It’s not for me honest, it’s for a “friend”

Crack-Davidson 31 October, 2012 @ 5:19 pm   254

Any word if any of these PSP titles are coming to the Vita?

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception, Burnout Legends, Burnout Dominator, Castlevania – Dracula X Chronicles, Dead Head Fred, Def Jam – Fight for NY, Dungeon Siege – Throne of Agony, Exit, Fat Princess – Fistful of Cake, Field Commander, Gitaroo Man Lives!, Infected, Jak & Daxter – The Lost Frontier, Killzone Liberation, Kingdom Hearts – Birth by Sleep, Megaman Powered Up, Metal Gear Acid (and 2), Midnight Club – L.A. Remix, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Parappa the Rapper, Pursuit Force – Extreme Justice, Secret Agent Clank, Silent Hill – Origins, Silent Hill – Shattered Memories, Socom – Fireteam Bravo 2, Syphon Filter – Logan’s Shadow, Tekken – Dark Resurrection, Tokobot, Tony Hawks Underground 2 Remix, Twisted Metal – Head-On, Valkyria Chronicles II (and DLC), Valkyrie Profile – Lenneth, Virtua Tennis – World Tour, Worms – Open Warfare 2, X-Men Legends II – Rise of Apocalypse.

 
guitardevil6 31 October, 2012 @ 5:19 pm   255

Wow! Silent Hill is actually less on PSN than it is in store/online. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen that happen!!! I don’t think that will last, and Liberation costing more than the US release is an absolute joke.

 
Voodoo341 31 October, 2012 @ 5:20 pm   256

Jawad – ‘We’ll have news regarding Dyad in the coming days. Watch out for it!’

So why not give us some news now? We’ve been asking you for it for ages now!

What’s the point? You’ll probably charge 50% more for it than SCEE, there will be no PS+ discount for it and it’ll probably not work right.

Complete lack of PS+ discounts at the moment. No discount for Killzone HD, Unfinished Swan, Okami HD! Not even a trial. Shockingly bad service. Plus you’ve advertised Prometheus on the store as ‘Buy now From £3.49′. £3.49 is the price to rent not buy it. It’s false advertising. Everyone should make a complaint.

 
MaxiM_82 31 October, 2012 @ 5:20 pm   257

I like how Jawad expertly dodges all the CS:Go questions. Good job!

 
MordecaiHunter 31 October, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   258

JAWAD

Can you guys please start adding ‘preview’ to the new Dynamic Themes

 

@MP_is_for_Chumps

wasen’t that bothered with the singstar icon i’m more bothered by the constant failings off SCEE and the constant lies.

 
Darth_Olmaz 31 October, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   260

Hello Jawad,

Ok, I really need an answer about this :

why isn’t assassin’s creed III available in Turkey?
Even more important, why isn’t any of its DLC available in Turkey? Even the Benedict Arnold one (I mean, it should be available for every copy everywhere, being a PS exlcusivity!)

When will I be able to download them?

AC is one of the best franchise of this generation, and certainly on top of my list, and I’m really surprised to not be able to play its last iteration fully only because I live in a certain country…

 

Hey guys, lay off coolrichy, he’s not as bad as everyone thinks he is,he’s a good person as he’s on my friends list, just give him a chance will ya.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 5:23 pm   262

oh cr.. @catkiller1
sorry but your post has just registered ie ‘over 1000 of those comments were childish’ i would really recomend you read all of them, not just the ones that suit Your veiws, argument.. as though a good few were insulting and childish, i weould say more like 1 in 10, NOT 9 in 10, as your post is making out.. as i allready said in my 1st post, it’s my veiw sony Can put icons/adverts wherever they want, so lomg as we still get free MP, but maybe give ppl better warning in future, Still sce/sony Need to do more towards admiting theres been problems And try better to resolve/answer ppls questions about these (increasing) occurences.

 
vickaz91 31 October, 2012 @ 5:24 pm   263

no spyro no cs go no rsr what has happend to our store =[

 

I’m going pc next gen,that guys right Sony and Microsoft are just as bad as each other.

 
FaZeR2009 31 October, 2012 @ 5:28 pm   265

to anyone

is any1 looking forward tom crysis 2 or are you now bored of the fps genre always hitting ps plus

 

As it is indeed Halloween, can we expect anymore games to be added to the sale tonight? I would really like to see mega reductions on the Resident Evil games across the board from the first PSOne classic all the way through to Resident Evil 6, especially the two Resident Evil lightgun games. If you were to reduce the prices of the Resident Evil PSOne classics, then it would be a way of showing the Vita some love in the sale too. ;)

Any chance of this and any Vita reductions in the Halloween sale, good reductions on Dead Space games such as Dead Space Ignition would be good too, please? ;)

 
DeadSoul2004 31 October, 2012 @ 5:32 pm   267

Any idea when WWE 13 fan access is supposed to be reduced? Still coming up as £11.99 without the 50% off

 
FaZeR2009 31 October, 2012 @ 5:33 pm   268

@ coolrichy008uk

just noticed u agreed with my earlier comment thanks for that add me if you fancy a chat?? mite have to delete 1 or 2 first but if not once again thanks for agreeing with my post!!

AsmodeanBT 31 October, 2012 @ 5:38 pm   269

What an awful update. Oh well, no sweat, I refuse to use the new crapfest of a store anyway.

 

Jawad PLEASE HELP !!

I bought Assassins Creed 3 on PSN and Beneditc Arnold Missions are not free :(

Bauer007 has the same problem. What is going on ?

 
fett1410 31 October, 2012 @ 5:42 pm   271

I really would like an answer to this question. I decided to buy the season pass for Darksiders 2 since it is getting more dlc. Today The Abyssal Forge was released so I go into the psn store and try to download only to be told that I have to buy it again??? I have the season pass!? In the description I notice that it says to download this dlc in game if you have the season pass. So I start up the game go under extras etc. and find season pass. So good so far. So now it loads the store, the old store I might add and I get an error… WTF? Has sony broken older games dlc with this update of the store? How the hell am I supposed to get the dlc? Buy it again?

 
ukcrazyguy 31 October, 2012 @ 5:42 pm   272

De3bs you do realise pc gaming is done through Microsoft windows. I used to do a lot of pc gaming, still have my rig hooked up to my 3d tv, but the constant windows updates, graphic card updates, sound card updates, anti virus updates etc etc is just crazy. I found myself spending more time messing around than actual gaming. Then there is game compatibility problems in some cases, which can mean uninstalling certain updates.

 

Jawad – WWE 13 Fan Axxess is still showing as £11.99. Why?? And when will it reduce?? I want to buy this before I get the game on Friday. Can you please reply??

 

I think for a lot of people the icon is the straw that’s broke the camel’s back, it doesn’t bother me and I could imagine it may even tempt on a drunken new years party situation. But Sony have just annoyed too many too often

wymyslony 31 October, 2012 @ 5:48 pm   275

AC: III WHAT THIS PRICE ?

 
Gamesgbkiller 31 October, 2012 @ 5:48 pm   276

why ACIII lebaration is 45.99 $ compared to US store : 35.99$

 
Bauer007 31 October, 2012 @ 5:50 pm   277

@slocod

Its crazy isnt it :( have you got the same problem with the Uplay passport? Both should be free for us as everyone who bought a physical copy have got a code

The swedish PSN store is messed up! Give the people working on it a raise or something, obviously someone isn’t putting enough effort to it.
Prices for new games are way too high for me to put my money on, They are digital downloads and therefore should be priced at least 5 or 10 euros below store sold.
For an example of things that should be looked upon, “Uncharted: Golden Abyss” is still priced at it’s full price as when it was new, lower the price on it already. This includes many other titles which i am sure you know.

Please, make the service and updates better and faster. I am sure the developers and Playstation would benefit from this.

 

Where is WRC 3 PSvita.

 
Scuffy_P 31 October, 2012 @ 5:54 pm   280

People have always vented during any of the regular disappointments from SCEE, they’ll leave the PS3 and move to the 360 etc. 99.9% of the time that never happens, and I’m certain Sony know this.

But this time…this time, the anger and threats appear more genuine than before. People have really reached breaking point.

What surprises me the most is the complete arrogance and lack of concern from Sony towards the disillusionment from a large percentage of the community. Especially those from within the SCEE territories. What they do now, will affect the PS4′s future dramatically. Yet Sony, and in particular SCEE, just do nothing. Just continue ignoring any problems, lying to the community, and abusing us financially.

I’ve owned a 360 and Wii since both respective launches. I can hardly make the threats I’m about to move to the 360, but what I am doing, the day of which I thought would never come, is abandoning Sony. From January 1st 2013 onwards, I will never buy another Sony Computer Entertainment product again.

Sony, if you seriously want to avoid a mass exodus next gen, regardless of the exclusives, you really need to start looking after those I’m leaving behind. You need them, now more than ever.

 

Nice, EU gets facked once again, normally paying the same in Euro as USA has a price in USD, now even 36 USD for AC converts into 46 Euro???

GTFO Sony. I’ll be importing non PSN copies from USA by a friend of mine or something.

 
Chocobo115 31 October, 2012 @ 5:59 pm   282

Hey jawad, could you please ask capcom to either drop the price of, or put the Street Fighter x Tekken character bundle on a sale?
I don’t feel the current price is justifiable of on Disc locked characters.
Oh while we are at it Okami HD is too expensive, I was ready for a 15 euro price, no way a 20 euro price tag.

 
Adie_Stone 31 October, 2012 @ 5:59 pm   283

How utterly disappointing.

Seriously one discount for PS Plus?

And then just nothing else came that’s good.
You should have saved the Halloween stuff for today, and actually worked on the store to make it work properly.

 

@221 then I’m screwed then,looks likes it’s the Nintendo wii then lol

 
Shadowdragoon 31 October, 2012 @ 6:00 pm   285

Strange that there is no news on the PSP games compability whit VITA.. You would almost think they have abandoned the vita, left it for dead..

Cant you guys play nice whis NIS and get the games and DLC here? or atleast let UK accounts gift those games to us in the not avavible countries?
Is the NIS not getting to release DLC in Scandinavia still secret?
Still not seeing Disgaea 3 on the Vita..

Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible.
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Invizimals
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
PoPoLoCrois
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Thrillville
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Not Vita Compatible)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Third:
Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

 

@Bauer007

Yes, same issue with Uplay passport :(

Jawad ? Anyone from SCEE ?

 
FelixAndrews 31 October, 2012 @ 6:08 pm   287

Is there an update to the Halloween sale today, or is that it until the 7th November? I do seem to recall hearing there’d be stuff added as it ran its course… any news on that?

 

Some other week of ignoring people just like last week Jawad shame on you

 
Bauer007 31 October, 2012 @ 6:10 pm   289

@sloclod

On the phone with sony, this guy has no idea what hes doing :@

Ryusennin 31 October, 2012 @ 6:11 pm   290

I can’t believe The Lost Archive’s price has still not been fixed since last week. So, is it discounted or not?

Please, stop taking your customers for idiots.

 
aerojonno 31 October, 2012 @ 6:15 pm   291

So the only thing Playstation Plus gets this week is the WWE ’13 Fan axxess discount and it’s not even working? When does this actually go live?

 

Nintendo wii,ftw smiley face :)

 

Ohh and do people still play singstar

UltimaDTG 31 October, 2012 @ 6:22 pm   294

Overpriced hardware AND overpriced software! Now that takes some real testicular fortitude. At first i felt like just another optimistic fool for wasting money on a vita but now i see what Sony is trying to achieve here. It’s obviously some kind of futuristic social experiment or… or… Oh F***K I HAVE been ripped off! should have stuck with 3ds

 

@Bauer007 – While you’ve got them on the phone can you ask them why the 50% off discount isn’t working for WWE 13 Fan Axxess??

Thanks.

 
cowbanana 31 October, 2012 @ 6:23 pm   296

Where’s Castlevania: SOTN (PSOne)? It was supposed to come out and be Vita compatible…

And why was Ultimate Ghosts’n Goblins (PSP) never put on the EU store and made available on the Vita, like in the US…

Sometimes I really, really hate Konami, Capcom and Sony for being totally inept and ignoring perfectly good money being waved around by people more than willing to buy their games. Games they need only make available for digital purchase. Bleedin’ inept #¤%/! peons, all of them.

 

Were is the WWE 13 Fan axxess ps plus discount?

WHERE, WHERE, WHERE?

 
Roscoe182 31 October, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   298

yep well the sing star icon , the complete lack of information , the insulting way in which you ignore a lot of legitimate question has pretty much done it for me.

the store team are a joke week after week we have to beg for info and we never get it . where is CS:GO. and the other missing stuff

please do not insult us any more by giving us stupid answer like. info coming soon or this week keep your eyes open. its a complete lack of respect on your part.

iv honestly had enough of this you should be ashamed you are useless at your jobs. you are meant to keep us informed yet we have no idea where alot of the content is why its late and when it will be here.

why cant anyone do math the conversion rates are wrong we are paying far too much. and you seem happy to let us.

iv already started moving my games over to steam they don’t wana charge me to play online, and the content is there when its meant to be.

i do not understand how you can treat us like this. iv invested alot of money into PlayStation and for what … to be ignored , insulted & stuff put on my XMB i cannot remove. its ridiculous.

 

Were is the WWE 13 Fan axxess ps plus discount?

WHERE, WHERE, WHERE?

 
andylangers 31 October, 2012 @ 6:29 pm   300

Well I’ve only had my ps3 for nearly a year and I have to say I have seen a steady decline in the quality of the store in terms of the offers, discounts, pricing structure and even in general upkeep, I have a ps3 not a vita so why would I want to download the vita quality version of access to watch on 42″ 1080p tv and yet there is no option to select the one I want this week.

I know that you get inundated with problems on here every week and the majority of them are asking the same questions but surely if SCEE put out an general response to the main questions then that would save people getting so irritated by not hearing anything, I don’t like the sing star icon on my ps3 but its not the end of the world, I would like the option to move it into a folder rather than being forced to have it where Sony decides wherever you put it only the people who want to use it will do so, everyone else will just get annoyed.

Anyway that’s my chirp over, moral of the story, Sony open your mouth and talk to your users otherwise you will lose us, and grow a backbone with likes of EA and tell them to match their retail disc prices with the digital versions or you won’t put them on the store, you would get more respect from us.

 
gator_macready 31 October, 2012 @ 6:29 pm   301

All time worst update.

psfreak246 31 October, 2012 @ 6:30 pm   302

Hello Jawad,
I think AC-Liberation is wrongly priced in indian psn store. All games that have been released on vita yet were priced less than the retail MRP. But liberation is priced more than mrp here, which is rs.2100 in this case (retail mrp), with its psn counterpart rs. 150 costlier than the mrp. Can you correct that?
Also even if the price doesn’t change, can you still reply saying that as I would hate to see a price drop after buying it.
Cheers!

 

Were is the WWE 13 Fan axxess ps plus discount?

WHERE, WHERE, WHERE?

 

Why does the psn store update slower and slower. Maybe it’s because of the Rip-off prices I don’t know….

 

Seriously Jawad,what has the EU done to deserve this,we buy your consoles even brought a ps vita and each week it’s the same old crap you wanna be lucky we still surport you as if this was any other console we’d jump ship by now.it’s consent lies and leaving us in the dark and high prices we don’t even see some games that USA gets over here,and if you can please find out what is happening to dawnguard,cs go,spyro we’ve been waiting years for it so come Jawad tell us what we’ve done to deserve all this crap we get off you every week.

 

Were is the WWE 13 Fan axxess ps plus discount?

WHERE, WHERE, WHERE?

 
nzlwarriors 31 October, 2012 @ 6:37 pm   307

where is the dungeon defenders dlc
i been asking this question for the last 3 weeks and never get an
answer.
need the final dlc to complete the game
pc got it in july
psn us 18 sep
xbox 24 oct
psn eu ???????

all i want is just a date

 
Roscoe182 31 October, 2012 @ 6:38 pm   308

i think the best thing to do is email sony support
with a list of comments from here they mite get the point of it but i doubt it .

( help@uk.playstation.com )

 

Jawad “employee of the year award” I vote for u,
because of your ignorance about customer queries.

Can’t you give more attention/ replies to your user-/ customerbase?

Ah let me guess you’re @ home “job” done (in ignoring customers) for today.

 
ukcrazyguy 31 October, 2012 @ 6:49 pm   310

Be3bs0 haha don’t mention singstar

 

@ukcrazyguy.i know I might start a riot or something.sorry people I never said singstar I might dawnguard.darn you stupid predictive text

 
link1983 31 October, 2012 @ 6:55 pm   312

A few things for you this week:

1. WWE ’13 Fan Axxess discount not in place.

2. The Android App is not showing this post yet all the others have appeared around it.

3. With Resident Evil 6, Halo 4 and Darksiders II all being released on a Tuesday isn’t it about time we had all of our releases on a Tuesday so that our cousins across the pond don’t get the usual 3 day head start on us?

 
trashcandunn 31 October, 2012 @ 6:57 pm   313

The sooner the we boycott the eupsn the sooner Sony might give a (CENSORED) and start treating everyone equally. Vote with your wallets brothers and sisters. And why is jarred so selective on the questions he answers. If people take the time to post have the decency to reply

 

And the reward for the most company ever to (CENSORED) off there customers,goes to……………

 
bennyrafal 31 October, 2012 @ 7:00 pm   315

its funny i cant find Darksiders 2 soundtrack where to look for it ?

 
TerrorOfDeath86 31 October, 2012 @ 7:07 pm   316

When we will get AC:III’s Benedict Arnold DLC Pack for free as I bought the digital gold edition and it still asking me to pay for something free in the retail copy.

 

So just a quick question. For the same price there is

Assassins creed 3
Assassins creed 3 classic edition

Whats the diffrence? I know one says it got a dlc, the other on the otherhand is marked as a full game, not the classic. Now i can actually figure out that the full game is in it but shudnt there be some kind of consistency on how one mark things. Also if one now wonder why i am asking, its just that reason i am actually asking. Its the same price so why would anyone want something less if u still pay the same price.

There is an info menu aswell which u can so nicley type in for us to read what it contains, but that part is mostly copywright and then… this bundle contains bit extra then the other that cost half the price…. like one cant type proper information on. Althou its not always like this it feels like there shudnt be any. Its not that hard. If webbstores can so properly namedrop every extra mission or weapon or outfit that comes in so should you.

 
EddyBrockJr 31 October, 2012 @ 7:11 pm   318

Hi Jawad, the “Street Racer Pack” DLC for Sleeping Dogs is still missing, eh?

 
kieranmarsh 31 October, 2012 @ 7:16 pm   319

bennyrafal isnt it a download from the darksiders website?

or it could be a singalong from singstar?

 
RenegadeDaryl 31 October, 2012 @ 7:19 pm   320

Good store update although I paid for the Darksiders II season pass and I am unable to download The Abyssal Forge without paying for it again? I’ve checked in game and on the store. When can we expect this issue to be fixed?

 

Shhh don’t say singstar.

 
Xephon1970 31 October, 2012 @ 7:22 pm   322

RRP on all games is actually £49.99, that’s the price the publisher sets. Shops can knock an amount off as they get discounts off publishers as they bulk buy titles off them.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 7:24 pm   323

@ Fred.. c/o Jawad’s ‘heads up’

Well Fred i must say i Did believe in your promise to improve ‘our lot’ and such, but i have to say i am Not really seeing Any meaningful improvements, though, i also want to say i ‘maybe’ now, that i have had some time etc to aprais stuff, you Have done a very good job in ‘sneaking’ in the new 3pm blog release time, i mean firstly, the older 1pm ‘seemed’ fine enough, But ‘apparently’ the following 4, or sometimes 5 hours Jawad HAD to replie, usually meant he had NO good reason to not respond to the ever increasing complaints, queries, or just ‘moans’, But now you have changed time to 3pm, well, yes, can see Exactly where ‘your’ true loyalties lie. Am not really ‘expecting’ you to reply. here, So will post again on saturdays ’round up’

 
Deepo-EG 31 October, 2012 @ 7:26 pm   324

Please tell Cacpcom that 199 NOK for Okami HD is way too high.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 7:27 pm   325

@ mods
Thank you, i just Won a bet…
fopr anyone else, basically i commented, (in my certasin way) how much of a relief it must be for Jawad, now that Fred has moved the heads up time from 1pm, to 3pm.. am sure ‘most’ will know how i chose to express this.. improvement,.. hahaha

 
Yasir_Said 31 October, 2012 @ 7:31 pm   326

@ Xephon1970 – that’s a good point but these prices are still ridiculous…I imagine they are missing out on so many sales by just dropping them by £5-10. Surely they realise it.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they were encouraging overcharging so they get more PS+ vita subscribers for the discount later on.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 7:35 pm   327

am seriously going to have to buy one of those plug in lights, that shine onto keyboard etc, but strange thing is, when i read before posting, i cannot see my errors, yet there onscreen Afterwards, IF i didn’t know better i would accuse mods of adding/subtracting letters to ppl’s comments, maybe to make em look silly, But not even scee would do such a thing.. would they.

 
pinkplaybunny 31 October, 2012 @ 7:35 pm   328

I’m getting really annoyed with the iphone psn app! It has ever blog post from today apart from this one! I’ve had to get my laptop out to read the store update. Also the stupid app never seems to post my comments, they just disappear! Otherwise I like the app, its much sneakier for at work. Please ask the appropriate team to fix it though :-(

Oh and I’m irritated that RE:ORC was £11 for plus members at the start of the sale and has gone up to £16, I was going to buy it for £11. Now I won’t as it’s annoyed me.

 
maniac00 31 October, 2012 @ 7:38 pm   329

Couple of weeks back Store Update posts get 60+ replies for 300+ comments. This week we get only 10 replies, showing that SCEE don’t give a damn about their customers !! I wonder if they even see these posts after a day :D

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 7:46 pm   330

@ maniac00
I have kinda just said a similar thing, but it’s ‘awaiting moderation’, basically, ever since Fred moved the times from 1pm to 3pm.. for his reasons ?, we just both haven’t or couldn’t get similar amount of replies, strange timing though, i mean for it to change times when it did.. anyway i doubt my original post will get unmodded, theres no rudeness etc, just real observations, and we know what that mostly means, (for modded comments etc).

herberthcdv21 31 October, 2012 @ 7:46 pm   331

Where os WRC 3 for PS Vita they said will be release on Oct 26th and nothing yet. Why Sony and Milestone always make a mistake. Like where we can find the DLC for WRC 2 PS3 games??

 
redalertrules 31 October, 2012 @ 7:46 pm   332

Hi there Jawad i just wanted to ask if Smart As was coming to the New Zealand psn store as couldnt find it. Picked up liberations yesterday and dont want to go retail with this as opening up the vita is so hard when you have short finger nails lol. Plus can you guys try harder to get games avaible for us new zealnders as not i have to import book of memories which makes this the fourth game which is ridiculous

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 7:53 pm   333

re: the heads up ‘new time’, really is a good move, from a scee point of veiw, but i ‘guess’ scee knew they had to hire the proper person for managers job here.. so basically, tell the customers and fans, (seen em) what they wanna hear, And do scee’s dirty work, at same time, .. now what sort of character would, or could do such a job.

 
bennyrafal 31 October, 2012 @ 7:56 pm   334

as im readin comments, i think most problems could be resolved by good old New This Week option in store… where all new items are put together… no need for rage then

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 7:57 pm   335

darn it. am on a roll now, it seems.. i won again.. said i’d get it un… not gonna go on about nonsense (to most), but thnx again.

 
darkdudes_2 31 October, 2012 @ 7:59 pm   336

Can you make a Assassins creed game in the instant game collection?^^
I Bought AC 3 and it was awesome and i want to play the other game :D

 
swatchthis 31 October, 2012 @ 8:00 pm   337

What’s the latest on WWE ’13 avatars and 50% off of WWE ’13 Fan Axxess? I’ve checked the Store at 8PM and it still says £11.99 for Fan Axxess.

 

@Catkiller1, Yeah, I agree you can find DLC a lot easier by searching directly for the game but bad design needs to be pointed out :)
Re XCom, I was a huge fan of the originals and so bought the remake on release, and it’s awesome. If you expect games to hold your hand, avoid like the plague, but if you enjoy a real challenge and aren’t afraid to get your bottom handed to you on a silver plate then you’ll love it!

 
scratch352 31 October, 2012 @ 8:02 pm   339

wheres the wwe 13 playstation plus discount?????

 
ShutenDoji23 31 October, 2012 @ 8:04 pm   340

The game ain’t released until Friday, I bet it goes to the 50 % off offer on Friday, but if this is so, you would think SCEE would have the smarts to tell people this!

 

There is not latest on the WWE 13 Fan Axxess discount because there is nobody at Sony reading this Blog. I have e-mailed Sony about this and will report back when I get a reply.

 

Any news on Doruko coming to the Vita over here???
The US has had it for a while.

Also I’m disappointed by the lack of communication from SCEE on this blog.

Retro City Rampage – why its’ delayed so long compared to the US?
The lack of an update to move the Sing Star XMB icon.
The pricing on digital copy PS3 and Vita games – I will just get the physical copy and save ££

SCEE never seems to learn or improve, these are similar issues that were around in the first few years of the PS3!
I feel like i’m wasting my time typing this but as a long term Playstation fan I can’t help myself.
I want the PSN to be all it can be and the Vita to live up to it’s potential.

 

Hi Jaward,

My Apologies if this has already been answered but I haven’t read through the other comments yet.

WWE 13 Fan Access is listed as 50% off for plus subs in this post, however on the store is still listed as full price.

Is this an issue with the store, or incorrect information?

 

totally thought id buy liberations when it first launched but after hearing more about it i dont know if i fancy it as much.

dont know if im into this whole costume switching mechanic, i know it adds a new dimension to the game play but im all about the free running and killing in these games i dont know if i fancy the sophisticated kills by flirting and luring men off to there deaths .

im a bit peeved with the vita right now anyway, still waiting on my hori grip coming which i hope will sort out my annoyance as i cant even hold the thing comfortably to play sf vs tekken as well as that i really thought sony would push out the big guns to try to make the machine fly but it seems as of late all hopes are being mostly pinned on a few cross buy titles and to be honest unless there’s actually differences in the portable vs home versions i dont see the point really.

tbc

 

hmmm and yet the store has updated yet it hasn’t. I really shouldn’t have to search for items – I also shouldn’t have friends asking me if I can find items in the store because they can’t – just the demo of a game (Rainbow Moon) I wonder how the devs feel knowing their product can’t actually be sold to people looking to purchase it

the ad for BT infinity in the games section is uncalled for – I came to look at games not be given advertising for broadband.

So smaller company games get removed or hidden and the big boys get huge advertising as new even though the dlc is several weeks if not months old.

I stopped using my xbox because I didn’t want advertisements and now they appearing both in the store and on my xmb

Is this the trade off for getting old blu-ray disc games – if so give me back old plus with the minis and the ps1 titles and the avatars and psn games instead of all this advertising nonsense

 

it be like me buying need for speed most wanted on xbox and ps3 if there just the same game then what is the point? i see lots of people buying the game redeeming the code for vita and then trading the ps3 version right away while cost is high.
also people who buy ps3 versions of these titles that dont have vita are just gonna sell the codes on ebay and the like so i dont really see how its going to benefit sales.

originally i was into them because i like trophy’s and i thought like motorstorm rc it be 2 trophy lists but now im reading that there going to be 1 combined trophy list courtesy of the new firmware update. :(

 

pointing out I don’t want broadband advertisements or a non-functioning non-updated store deserves “awaiting moderation” this is a joke

 

@ShutenDoji23 – I was thinking that it might go live on Friday. Either way Sony could have the decency to actually tell us this. It is a good discount if they actually apply it.

 

phone police jawad been kidnapped ,microsoft have him .
And until MOHW is sent back (peace of SH**) am not paying ransom .

D_O_G_87 31 October, 2012 @ 8:30 pm   350

Do you get the Benedict Arnold misson in the PSN version of assassins creed 3?

PS3 and Vita store sucks and the prices are ridiculous!!!

FIX IT FAST!

 
RoronoaSouthe 31 October, 2012 @ 8:36 pm   352

Jawad please give your job up for someone who will do a better job.

Email and complaint is being sent in and I will be switching over to Xbox come next gen.

Truly awful company and customer service.

Dare i bother asking about the Sonic Adventure 2 theme? Which i have asked past 3 weeks and been ignored in favour of people asking the same questions and you repeatedly anwsering the same questions.

Dare i bother asking in advance why TWD E:5 will be delayed here again?

WWE 13 Axxess. I bought it last week and now theres a 50% discount. Why was there no mention of this beforehand in any online retailer i would get my savings back i doubt you’ll be as generous.

Price diffrences between Retailers and Digital are shocking and then you add in the fact we have to pay more than America.

Its a complete joke, And don’t worry i wont be bothering to check if i get a reply or not. You’ll be doing as little as possible replying to people with “no information” “can’t comment” /Done

 

What Jawad’s been kidnaped,good kick the (CENSORED) outa him microsoft in fact the whole of the EU would join in to I think.

 
FriqueUneak 31 October, 2012 @ 8:40 pm   354

Where’s all the content that didn’t go live last week? Surely getting that on the store should’ve been priority… Get it sorted please.

 

(Whack take that Jawad)you tryed to take over Microsofts job by screwing your EU customers.now Jawad give us exclusive rights to little big planet muhahahaha

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 8:47 pm   356

re: MOHW. i hope nobody forgot about last MOH ‘early B3 beta access’, But just in case any did, and think that the B4 early beta offer is tempting, then big lol, Seriously we got 19 Hours ‘early access’, i really Hate these publishers using ‘gimmicks’ to promo a game, not as much as they ask For game on digi, but still it wreaks me head Having to see such nonsense on a games sleeve.

Also whats with the supposed AC3 preference to PS3s, i seen a similar xbox exclusive SP mission on tuesday when looking at game, have all the other PS3 favouritism looking contents also had similar xbox alternatives, would like to know just how big a idiot ubi are takin me for, btw, ghost ship, or mission is name of xbox add on.

 
leadbman 31 October, 2012 @ 8:50 pm   357

You gamers in Europe are lucky! In Australia all our new digital releases are around $99.95AUD (£64ish). We have no Netflix, our retail games in stores are $100 – $120AUD for PS3 and some of our Vita games are $60+ retail and digital (Resistance for example). Now, I get that Australia is a large country to ship games around, so retail prices may be higher than overseas, but come on! The prices are ridiculous…I can get ANY console game cheaper on Steam/PC – I’m a console gamer though so I get stuck paying high prices…The reason so many used games get sold here is because our used games sell at $70 new release and drop to about $40 later on – both much more reasonable prices than the $100 – $120 price point we get hit with. SCEE – you need to get on top of this price descrepency, you have a large market here that could be even bigger if you took the steps to lower prices (digitally at least – I know you don’t want to lose the game stores but you could sell specific PSN game codes in their stores) and provide ALL regions with the same content worldwide. We have the Internet, we can see what the other countries get…-_- /end rant.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 8:50 pm   358

Hope nobody forgets how much ‘early access’ us MOH buyers got for B3 beta, was it even a day ?..

also whats the xbox’s ‘exclusive’ mission for AC3, as i believed they werte only giving us PS3 owners that ‘favour’,..
IF this looks like a repeat it is cos my 1st attempt at asking got modded, ie if they unmod it after.

 

Jawad – @RoronoaSouthe is right. It’s time you stepped aside and let someone who can do your job DO IT BETTER THAN YOU. Which by the way I doubt would be very hard. You pick and choose who you respond to – I have never had one single reply to one of my posts. You probably read our posts and laugh at us. You won’t be laughing when you have no job because we’ve all got fed up of you and Sony’s rubbish customer support and taken our money elsewhere.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 8:53 pm   360

ok. 3rd time other 2 awaiting mod..
the early access to MOHW better not be as Late as the 1st MOH..i mean for betas..
also whats the xbox’s exclusive AC3 SP level all about

 
TheMethod 31 October, 2012 @ 8:53 pm   361

I’m seeing lots of games and few demos there.

There is absolutely no way I am parting with £60 for NFS on PS3 and a further £40 on VITA without knowing what I’m investing £100 in.

Any chance of those demo’s?

Plus, any news on WRC VITA demo?

Cheers.

 

(Jawad but little big planet won’t work on your crappy little DVD 9 console it will aleast be on 9 DVD’s and will take aleast 6 weeks to go though QA then there’s all the delays(Microsoft give us little big planet exclusive rights or mr pinky gets it

 
TheMethod 31 October, 2012 @ 8:56 pm   363

I’ll correct my comment, I won’t be paying £60 PSN price for NFS anyway…lol

That’s another raging conversation I’d like to have with someone who matters one day.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 9:05 pm   364

This must be THE worst example of a company’s blog, i mean If a perfectly reasonable post can get past moderation.. lol moderation, what is that even Meant to mean/be, then the total lack of meaningful replies are just shocking, i started posting here bout 3 years ago, stuff was still messed up then, but at least the ppl working here ‘seemed’ to care about it, just couldn’t do nothing, .. now it’s as though scee just want 90% of regular blog followers to go away, lose interest alltogether, bet anyone this is latest ‘quick fix’ strategy ?, just makes being a ps owner depressing. well unless your a family gamer, as that seems to be target market these days.

 

@de3bs0

hmmm i see what you did there with your chain of posts there and in the immortal words of chewin the fat “you’ve takin that too far” ;) http://tinyurl.com/yatyalc

non Scottish people may have to watch the link to get the reference.

 

@ chrisandsheva

with ac3 xbox.

its prob the old switcheroo we get exclusive content for 6 month they also get something different for 6 month and then suddenly we can buy the ms stuff and ms can buy ours.

not really exclusive content if thats the case more timed exclusive but we shall see.

 
RollingSun2000 31 October, 2012 @ 9:08 pm   367

If it wasn’t for this blog, I wouldn’t know what was new or worth checking out any more. Normally I would have gone to the store and seen what might interest me at a glance. But the new store layout is painful to navigate. Sorting everything by A-Z doesn’t make things easier. The latest add-ons should be grouped instead of strung out around the “latest” page. And that’s when I eventually find the “latest” page. Having all those promos splashed across the page doesn’t actually help to inform me about what’s new. Especially when they are a week or more out of date. I wish the L1 and R1 buttons had a function. There were a few time when I pressed them in a vain attempted to jump to one of the filter/ sort options at the top.

I will say this though, I like how it loads much easier now while browsing (it’s just a shame so many pages have to be navigated first). And I also like how an item stays in my basket after I log out and come back another time. Very handy when navigating is so painful. The new search feature is also a great help in that department.

 

Yes I go too far sometimes and sorry

 
kieranmarsh 31 October, 2012 @ 9:12 pm   369

ive given up navigating the new store…. between the background images and the layout, i cant get used to it :( at least i know where singstar is!! the one game i dont want

 
Natscookie 31 October, 2012 @ 9:19 pm   370

Guess I’ll nab Okami HD this week.

 
Player42791 31 October, 2012 @ 9:19 pm   371

@RoronoaSouthe & hbk2717

I’m pretty sure Jawad’s main job isn’t to deal with complaints here. All the other store update posters at least said this was just a secondary part of their job. The blog isn’t even a customer suppport page that’s what the forums and phone numbers are for.

@Fred

Maybe a post detailing the inner workings of the office would be a good idea? So we know what everybody does.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 9:20 pm   372

@ hayzink
could be right bout that, but it still gets me when i remember ubi’s blogs, i mean reading those you’d think they wouldn’t even want a xbox vers, but it is ubi, and like most publishers there experts at that type of pr stuff.

 

What time will the store update in Australia??

Also, can you please start listing Aussie prices again – it helps with the disappointment you feel after seeing the already inflated UK prices get even bigger when you go to the AU store.

 

All right… this new app/store is making browsing a little bit difficult. I keep getting kikked from it. Any chance we can either choose whether we want to use this, or to stay with the tried and trusted?

 
WildRushSykes 31 October, 2012 @ 9:24 pm   375

I’m having the same issue with the season pass and the Darksiders 2 abyssal forge. Why in the world should i pay 6.49 for DLC i have paid 11.99 for!!

Please fix this Sony and THQ then i might buy the soundtrack :)

 

@Player42791 – It’s Jawad’s job to answer our questions and let us know what is going on with stuff. He does neither of this making him rubbish at his job.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 9:26 pm   377

@ player42791
your totally right about that, and the other presenters even went as far to say they answer comments on their own time,.. but if i remember correct that was the ‘main’ reason Jawad got his start here, to basically make heads up his, or scee’s no1 job, now IF he has proved himself of more capable duties, then fine, they should simply employ another heads up guy, am sure theres a Lot of ppl who would do it for free, well to start with anyway, but yes, you were correct about previous presenters.

 
Flammenkrieg 31 October, 2012 @ 9:26 pm   378

If anyone’s bothered to look down this far and are waiting on Retro City Rampage (news), here:
https://twitter.com/RetroCR/status/262494266083926017
https://twitter.com/RetroCR/status/262493860645724160
https://twitter.com/RetroCR/status/262492889785978880

I’m starting to believe that classification is playing a big role in why games are delayed in the SCEE region. The two EU classification boards (AFAIK) that are “self-regulatory” have already given classifications for RCR: USK (16+, since last year), and PEGI (12, since last month).

I can’t help but wonder why stuff like this isn’t communicated via the store update posts.

Alas, I’m really hoping that the games classification board here will one day become self-regulatory (rather than as part of a government department, as it stands today).

edwardccm 31 October, 2012 @ 9:28 pm   379

Hi Jawad. Not sure if you’re the right person but wondering if you can help me send my regards to the guys and gals doing the Access episodes.

I enjoy them tremendously, every week, some times I even watch them over and over. The effort they put into making the episodes are very commendable, and their jokes utterly hilarious. Keep ‘em coming!

 

@Fred – Please can you answer our questions because Jawad seems incapable. Why is the WWE 13 Fan Axxess 50% off discount not showing up for Plus subscribers??

 

Every week there is a problem with the Store and every week Jawad ignores our questions and does not keep us updated. This makes him unsuitable to do the job he is paid to do. Please Sony,get someone who will bother with us.

 
J_A_S_O_N_123 31 October, 2012 @ 9:34 pm   382

Very disappointed with how much these games are priced, I was interested in getting ‘Assassin’s Creed III (PS Vita)’, ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted(PS Vita)’ and ‘Smart as…’ but that would set me back £100 which is ridiculous. I’m also disappointed there’s no cross-buy available for AC and NFS. No purchases from me.

 
Onna76_NL 31 October, 2012 @ 9:37 pm   383

Wheres Smart As for Holland? Also release on November 2nd? In the heads up it says all, November 2, UK / IREL Shuhei ( yeah he a psn friend of mine) posted a gift via near but after downloading it, and being transfered to the psStore it said the game isnt available or has been removed. Cant find it in the store.

 

just to air on the side of caution here guys but im pretty much 100% sure this is not jawads only duty within his role.

and to be fair the store roll out has not went as well as anyone would have liked hence the reason the usa still has old store so i think lots of his time is taken up behind the scenes, im sure with all the various people leaving as of late has had an effect on what everyone has to do within there roles.

i was always kind of under the impression that answering store questions was not the main part of there job(not saying im right here this was just what i thought)

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 9:48 pm   385

@ hayzink
yeah, ppl leaving and the store problems have undoubtably had knock on effects for Jawad and all the team, still to not even bother last week, he never, did he ?, and is it 10 replies today, it’s not, especially now of all times, a very acceptable performance.. if that is the case then all he would need do is say so, but alas, the sce motto is (like many’s) deny, ignore, bury head in sand, Anything except be honest and admit, ‘Houston, we have a problem’, or a less dramatic vers anyways, just like to see sce’s orders to staff change, ie talk/tell us what, why and when.

 

@hbk2717

i think he is in a bit of a catch 22 situation sometimes.
if they cant legally state for 1 reason or another why something has been delayed ect then he has to choices answer 1 person with the statement that seems to have to be used in these examples “we have no further updates at this time” and he gets flamed or dont reply at all and he still gets flamed.

i think blogs have more effects on developers and publishers than people think watch indi game story on netflix and you can see how much people’s comments can effect people and it might explain why sometimes people dont reply.

its also a really good documentary about the gaming industry.

 

@chrisandsheva

to be fair mate i try to be as objective as possible with my comments but its been hard for me to agree with people on somethings simply because they have not effected me and i will attempt to explane why

first off i hate fps games so i was not up in arms about cs:go.
secondly even though i hate fps games between the other titles and discounts i still get well good plus value there.
as you know i seem to be quite lucky when it comes to getting the deals when there up, uncharted vita for 79p the original higher prices on the sale items ect and i totally get why people who missed them would be angry because that is kinda unfair and a slap in the face if you were just waiting a day for wages to go in or something.
and with singstar i have over 120 songs downloaded so as when friends are up and having a drink ect there’s something fun for people to do socially, even the most timid person sings after seeing everyone else making a fool of themselves.

 
RoronoaSouthe 31 October, 2012 @ 9:58 pm   388

If this isn’t his “main job” i don’t want him posting here. I wan’t someone who’s main job is to post content on the blog and anwser our question on the feedback.

If they don’t want to hire someone whos “main job” is to anwser our questions then they should remove the ability to comment on blog posts or stop replying to comments.

Either do the job properly or don’t do it at all. Hell i’ll put myself forward if i was given the opertunity to show how it should be done.

The initial Blog Post should be updated with important information or frequently asked questions. You know giving us information and then that would stop alot of people asking were is Counter strike? Crash Bash? Any news on spyro? Where is XX game it was suppose to be out today.

If this was done more time could be spent anwsering proper questions, and then atleast it would look like he actually cared because to be it looks like he just picks the easiest questions to anwser then presses CTRL+F and replys to all the same questions.

 

@RoronoaSouthe

thats never going to happen as they would have to pay someone a salary for that and they will have a staff budget they would have to dig into that is prob being stretched quite far as it is being that sony are not in the best financial shape at the mo.

like most offices they prob asked around the office at the time to see who wanted to step up and take on further dutys.
honestly the company i work for has some one who has to respond to forum posts on various web sites but this is only part of there dutys and sometimes this part is veiwed as the more minor part depending on the scale of there other dutys at the time.

 
RoronoaSouthe 31 October, 2012 @ 10:05 pm   390

And i apologize for my grammer mistakes in my last post. I’m normally quite good at that, ah well its what happens when your to busy playing WWE 13 and pretending your laying the smackdown on SCEEs Ass.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 10:06 pm   391

@ hayzink
thats reasonable, if more ppl were reasonable with their posts, or (it seems) demands, then this blog would be a , .. less stressful xp, as for singstar outrage, have to be honest, at first i sided with the Remove it NOW, side, then thinking on it, well the only mistake made was sce never informed anyone Properly, ie were it was going, no option to folder, delete, apart from that i am now in the ‘not bothered camp’, i mean IF sce were to roll it back, but then say it’s returning, choose to play offline Without our ‘advert’ or carry on enjoying free mp, cannot see Any faults, but ppl will allways have opposite views.

 
RoronoaSouthe 31 October, 2012 @ 10:07 pm   392

Well if thats the case. They shouldn’t reply to blog comments anymore and just update the initial blog post with important information and anwsers to frequently asked questions meaning anyone on the “blog team” can update it when they have the right information.

 

@chrisandsheva

i see what your saying and an option at the start would have been best option but if sony roll it bk now it sends out the signal that hjacking everyblog ect with issues will lead to results and if that was the case this blog would end up destroyed with everyone posting about issue in every topic(i know the singstar thing is not an issue to you so im not saying yo personally do the thread hyjacking thing)

@RoronoaSouthe

i agree if anyone on the staff knows the answer to a question then why should they not post an answer, i also feel direct user replys would be helpful as many fellow users can and do answer questions that people ask but there often lost in the crush of posts.

 
supersmith2500 31 October, 2012 @ 10:14 pm   394

@Flammenkrieg:
So this is why games kept getting delayed. The PEGI classifications and SCEE’s crappy QA process. Yeah, I think SCEE needs some new staff who are GOOD enough, I mean the staff they got is a total joke now.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 10:24 pm   395

@ hayzink
can see sce rolling it back as maybe portraying a weakness, sort of like the goverments (supposed) stance on ransom demands, But also i can’t just see them ignoring the ‘outrage’ either, yes it is a bit tricky, maybe a option to unsub from network, kinda middle ground, for sce, i mean despite the threats, which i believe will impact future choices, not many will unsub mp acess. though i believe some actually do feel strongly enough to do so, but, sce surely cannot ‘totally’ ignore the comments.

 

I feel really bad for Jawad.

Don’t get me wrong, he should be answering more questions and he probably could, but doesn’t. At the end of the day the bosses will probably see that and if they feel more could be done, then they might make a change, who knows. It would look way better on him if he did try to respond more than 10 times to 400 comments.

But anyway, try and remember that he gets let down every day too. Can you imagine how he felt when CS:GO wasn’t on the update, I bet he knew the sort of backlash he would face, through no fault of his own. That’s probably the kind of thing he is not allowed to talk about too, so how can they possibly expect him to do any sort of good job with that?

And sticking a Singstar advert in the middle of the XMB, I bet Jawad saw that and thought, ‘Oh man, here we go again’. It’s not his fault SCEE are mindless idiots, but regarding the stuff he could well answer, well, I’d love to know the excuse.

 
RoronoaSouthe 31 October, 2012 @ 10:29 pm   397

There is plenty ways they could fix this problem. Using your example.
They could easily allow users to directly reply to other users but they would require a moderator to approve before posting. That way people get anwsers and it stops the spam, That or take on people who will anwser questions for free.

This isn’t the only problem i have with the store,
- Having to pay more than the americans
- Digital titles costing way more than the boxed versions
- Most of the PS2 games are utter garbage plenty of amazing games they won’t give us.
- Games being delayed and no announcements until the release day
- The Walking Dead Delays
- CS:GO (I don’t even want it but there handling on the situation is terrible)
- WWE 13 Axxcess (Released last week and now a discount which wasn’t announced last week meaning as a + member ive missed out on savings)
- Adverts and difficulty trying to find content in the new store

I’m sure people have more. They constantly treat us for fools and i for one have had enough. America/Canada/Austrilia/UK/Europe should all share the same Store and update at the same time with faire prices to match.

 

@RoronoaSouthe

with regards to ps2 games i be interested to know what the request to sales rates are on them.

lots of people would consider gta to be a proper ps2 classic that was much requested i wonder what it actually sold.
if its low then it could be part of the reason for slow ps2 stuff if its not selling it wont be a priority.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 10:38 pm   399

I noticed a request from player42791 above, about Fred or team doing a piece about the office, or work conditions the team have, well unless they moved this year, they basically work out of a broom cupboard sized office, seriously, there was a similar piece ‘nearly’ done last year, by the then manager, and their office is tiny, just about get 4or5 tables in it, but a good look at ‘a day in the life’ kinda piece would maybe be a interesting read, i mean am sure i’m not only one who wonders what it entails to work at scee hq..

 
Thechamp_187 31 October, 2012 @ 10:40 pm   400

my psn store is still showing wwe 13 fan access at full price when is the discount going to show up??

 
RoronoaSouthe 31 October, 2012 @ 10:42 pm   401

Apart from GTA which i would agree is a classic and was well overdue.
They removed backward compatability for the obvious reason of cashing in on selling PS2 games on the store but in the 6 years PS3 has been out there hasn’t been any, GTA 3 would be the first one. Any other good games have been released in HD Collections.

If its slow then the reason is due to there choice of games they put up. Anything good was given the HD treatment, Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Jak and Daxter, Kingdom Hearts (Obviously these are what i consider good anyway)

Ape Escape is a Sony property and is one of there best selling franchises. Why hasn’t the PS or PS2 games been released. Im hoping Spikes inclusion in Battle Royale will change this but i doubt it.

 
chrisandsheva 31 October, 2012 @ 10:43 pm   402

The witch is home so time i go, serious, she only Had to dress up as a witch, with her m8′s, to take kids out.. catch ye’s all tomorrow, or (shudder) is this soon to be replaced with, ‘have a nice day’, getting a bit too US A’d, me thinks.

 
earlsignet 31 October, 2012 @ 11:00 pm   403

Hi Jawad,

Been looking forward to AC-Liberation on the Vita for months, even bought a bigger memory card so I would have room for it.

Set aside £30 last week after payday.

Comes out at £39.99…

Well – I was an idiot! Guess thats a potentially great Vita game I won’t be playing.

Pass on my thanks to SCEE – I don’t see how the price is remotely justifiable, and blaming the publishers just isn’t going to wash I’m afraid. Not your fault personally I know but someone clearly has the wallop to sort the pricing problem out and unfortunately I don’t know who that is or how to get their attention so I have only you.

Disappointed.

 
swatchthis 31 October, 2012 @ 11:02 pm   404

SCEE seem to have gotten worse since the new PS Store.

 
dirtyCAT79 31 October, 2012 @ 11:20 pm   405

Can someone explain to me why different countries must have different release dates.

Also why does Sony only update the store once a week?

 

store still has WWE fan axxess at full price, found the WWE avatars though.

 
kinglambert 31 October, 2012 @ 11:52 pm   407

I can’t see the Virtues Last Reward demo or Assassins Creed Liberation on the Vita store without searching for them
Also, please sort out the store on the PS3. It takes too long to load, trying to view new content is a real pain and everything takes too many clicks. It’s easier to view the blog store update than it is to view the store.

 
nlindz27 31 October, 2012 @ 11:55 pm   408

Wwe fan access still shows at 11.99 for me. Hope you sort this out soon.

Shou_Kobayashi 1 November, 2012 @ 12:03 am   409

Having Problems with the bought Season Pass for Darksiders 2

If I would download The Abyssal Forge from the Playstation Store, it would charge me 7.99 €, despite me having the Season Pass. THQ advised redeeming the content within the Season Pass within the game, so I tried.

If I select Season Pass in the game, I’m gonna get taken away to the OLD storefront and receive error code 80023110 and no content is displayed. Same goes, when entering the PlayStation Store from the game.

So, I’ve paid about 15.00 € for the Season Pass and can’t access it. Any advises? I hope this issue gets resolved within 24hrs. Thank you!

 

Time to give up guys,Jawad not gonna answer.

 
ridwaano 1 November, 2012 @ 12:07 am   411

Please can you fix (I AM ALIVE) the game!.
i bought the unlock. can´t find the trail.. only the 3 kb.

i want to play that game

 

Hi, I’m a gamer. I would love it when Sony would start give a crap about gaming to. Realy, because now it looks like they don’t. Store is still as broken as 5 years ago and the store team is as incompetent as 5 years ago. Also, when you want to push digital content make emprovements to your servers because downloads take forever and make sure prices are compatible.

 

Come on Sony, the garbled, kikking mess of an app that has become our store needs to be shelved in purgatory where it belongs until it gets either completed or better still, repleted, so we can go on back to using the old tried and trusted. Even if I could find what I’m looking for therein, I cannot, because I do not get a chance becoz I’m kikked before I can even have a chance at getting confused as to where the hell I’m looking for what I want.. Please bring back the old. It’s looking nice and nostalgically blue from where I’m thinking back to it… :(

 
CoolRichy008UK 1 November, 2012 @ 12:15 am   414

chrisandsheva you know what your right yes when i can i leave posts with game updates etc like naughty bear panic in paradise i had to email sony earlier and tell them its still not fixed due to freezing and phoned them yesterday as well if they cant fix it or add a patch to the game they might refund me its a sotre policy any game broked or not working and they cant fix it you get a refund

chrisandsheva thank you i will just ignore people who are tryin to get me angry just cuz i had a snap at sony tbh some of us here had a mona about the new ps store still lol and something procian told me in a private message has stuck and he is dam right what he told me :D

thanx again chrisandsheva i only listen to you and other nice people here and will from now on i will ignore the not so nice comments

have a good weekend all im gonna go kill zombies in dead island

 
Unicronic 1 November, 2012 @ 12:26 am   415

Jawad,

I think you should try to get someone from UbiSoft and EA to drop by and comment on their digital pricing strategy. I know both of these companies complain about the pre-owned gaming market being something they want to eliminate. Pricing games this way is not the way to do that.

NFS on Vita and PS3 via Play.com equal £73 whilst on PSN they come to £100. That is just wrong, and staying silent about it won’t help SCEE.

IN FACT it only gets worse for SCEE. The Hong Kong store has NFS Most Wanted PS3 available for equivalent of £38 DIGITAL. Vita version has a digital download price of £27 pounds. AND IT STILL GETS WORSE, here in Hong Kong I am able to get both Vita and PS3 physical versions for just over £50.

Do something about this please, it is making SCEE look like they are giving a huge FU to the customers.

 

@ earlsignet
It would be interesting to see what SCEA/Ubi are charging for AC:L in the US Store. I know The Painted Swan had pretty big discrepancies between the NZ and US prices, a factor that I took in consideration on deciding not to buy the game
As for dirtyCAT79 wondering why countries have different release dates, Sony will say it’s up to the publisher (with lawyers involved), licensing being a factor as well (involving lawyers, many lawyers) plus censorship issues for each territory(lawyers)but I think it boils down to the usual::: money(& lawyers wanting their cut). Who’s getting it, how much and when. Add prestige into deciding why one country gets theirs before ours(why not wait until all of this is sorted before doing a worldwide release(something smaller devs may not be able to wait for)) and then theres money rooting in it’s own evilness with lawyers at the bottom of the barrel all wanting to slime their ways to the top… first.

 

I was gonna comment about AC3′s price till I saw Need for Speed’s..

Absolutely comical.

Prices aside, is their any way to revert back to the old store’s layout? The new layout is so hard to navigate, I can’t find anything on update days and the single letter search bar isn’t helpful at all.

 
You_Better_Hide 1 November, 2012 @ 1:05 am   418

ARE YOU JOKING… AC3 $99.95 for the STANDARD edition on PSN!!!

At the store $69.95 for the Special Edition.

You are a joke SCEE, don’t blame the publishers… You set the prices, you control how much it is not them. How can you tell me that you can charge us double the price then the store. I am sorry, i have been a sony playstation fan since PS1. But if you keep charging these prices, i will have to switch. I WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT THIS PRICE RISE.
It’s not only AC3, You charged nearly double the price for: NFS:MW, New Little Kings Story, LBP Vita, well the list could go on, Get your act together. Seriously. I am sure the australian trade commission would love to hear about your rip offs since games have dropped in price in Australia to stop importing.

 
Lance_87 1 November, 2012 @ 1:28 am   419

Still no words about the outrageous price for Under Defeat HD.

The publisher said the PSN would have cost 30 dollars, which is 23 euros. So yeah since real-life rules don’t apply with gaming digital delivery, 30 dollars would have become 30 euros.

But still, we have to pay FORTY EUROS.

 

I find it odd that the Americans complain that we got the new store and better PS+ updates, yet seem to have MUCH better forum staff (who apparently continue to reply past the first 2 pages and not just the compliments) and better updates in general.
It is very disheartening -.-, this will certainly be a factor in next gen, they are not doing themselves any favours by ignoring all the negatives.
Also, it amuses me that no one saying they will jump ship has mentioned the WiiEww , be interesting to see how they handle the online side of things and DLC I think.

 

regarding Need For Speed’s price, the publisher chooses the price and it’s EA (not the first time they’ve overcharged)

 
leadbman 1 November, 2012 @ 2:28 am   422

WWE 13 fan axxess is not discounted on the AU store yet.

To be fair, the EU team is smaller than the US team I think. Also the US team has many more public outlets (a podcast, they do trade shows etc) so the community is kept in the loop (or at least it feels that way). I’m saddened as a consumer that our feedback/requests etc are being ignored/given canned answers. The only thing I can think of is that head office has to clear the comments that the blog team say. I think the blog posters should have more freedom to comment in a more open way, without having to go through red tape (well as long as they don’t treat us like idiots e.g. The Singstar article).

The EU PSN shows a lot of promise and could be the best in the world if Sony would let them. I think it’s about time that the three companies became one (SCEE, SCEA, SCEJ) – or at least their storefronts become one – like Steam and even to a lesser extent the competitions stores (which appear to be all regions and they just hide content that isn’t classified for X region(s)).

At least if the feedback was improved (or at least there were more staff replying to the consumers), I doubt we’d have the backlash all the time.

 
PetDave13 1 November, 2012 @ 3:01 am   423

Hey, I’ve been looking at the my store in the UK and it’s still showing WWE ’13 Fan Axxess as full price for Playstation Plus.. What’s the deal? And when do you think it will be finxed. Thank you :)

 
Bonezy09 1 November, 2012 @ 3:15 am   424

hi there. quick question when does the playstation plus wwe13 fan axxess discount available for australia? the store updated last night but the fan axxess discount isnt there

spagetti69 1 November, 2012 @ 7:35 am   425

Well that lasted as long as a chocolate fireplace.

Radim_cz_eu 1 November, 2012 @ 7:46 am   426

70 EUR for a new game that costs 60 USD ? (with EUR being stronger than USD) LOOOOOOOOOL
SCEE are clowns. always were.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 7:56 am   427

Hi,

bought Under Defeat HD, there is an issue with the trophies.

The notifications pop up in game as usual, but Under Defeat isn’t actually listed in the trophy list. No connection issues.

 

Sony – Your pricing is a disgrace (unless you’re fortunate enough to have a US PSN account)
In this day of digital delivery, how can you justify the price variance between regions (especially for digital downloads). Assassins Creed Liberation in the US is $35.99, while in Australia it is $62.99 – A 57% price difference!!! I wish that this was an isolated incident, but it seems commonplace.
The old arguments of shipping to Australia and smaller market don’t apply. I’d love to hear a response, but I’m not expecting one.

1. Assassin’s Creed Liberation is not listed under latest games or under PSVITA Games.

2. Virtue’s Last Reward demo is nowhere to be found, not listed anywhere

3. Smart As is nowhere to be found, not listed under Vita demos.

4. Last weeks release Final Fantasy 3 which is PSVITA compatible is not listed under PSP Games and nowhere to be found.

5. The 509/60hz problems with PSOne game is unsolvable

6. No retro city rampage either, which ou stated earlier is coming later this month.

7. And last. No once cares to answer our comments here anymore. This week got impressive 10 answers on this topic.

    Jawad Ashraf 1 November, 2012 @ 10:22 am    

    Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation issue is being looked into currently and should be sorted out very soon.

 

Jawad – Please can you tell us what is happening with the WWE 13 Fan Axxess discount?? It’s still showing as full price £11:99.

Jawad Ashraf 1 November, 2012 @ 9:01 am   431

Hi guys,

Apologies in regards to WWE Fan Axxess discount. I’ve been told it will be going live on November 7th.

Sorry about this but please do look forward to it next week.

 

Why Novermber 7th?? The game is out tomorrow!!

 
CyDoNiA-UK 1 November, 2012 @ 9:09 am   433

Is it me or is the new store massively slow compared to the previous one. It takes me a good 2 minutes before I can start using the store.

I for one prefer the old store. It worked and I knew where everything was. The new one is a mess and no that easy to browse. You got to PSN+ Instant Collection and it’s just a mess of icons. I was happy with a list view before. Step backwards imo.

Ok this 4 points is seriously wrong:

1. Assassin’s Creed Liberation is not listed under latest games or under PSVITA Games.

2. Virtue’s Last Reward demo is nowhere to be found, not listed anywhere

3. Smart As is nowhere to be found, not listed under Vita demos.

4. Last weeks release Final Fantasy 3 which is PSVITA compatible is not listed under PSP Games and nowhere to be found.

Why is it not fixed? Why can’t I get an answer?

    Jawad Ashraf 1 November, 2012 @ 9:19 am    

    Virtue’s Last Reward demo is under the PSVita Demos section. If you sort by Release date: Newest First then it’ll shoot to the top.

    FFIII can also be found under PSP Games.

    The others I will look into as I believe you are correct.

 

So basically if we want to use it tomorrow when the game is out then we have to pay full price. Way to go Sony.

 
razordude 1 November, 2012 @ 9:11 am   436

I like how you removed my post complaining about prices. Classy.

 

Jawad – Can you do something about WWE 13 Fan Axxess. It’s not on that the discount will be going live on 7th November. The game is out in the UK tomorrow and people like myself will want to get this straight away. Surely you can see my point. You are just going to lose more and more customers if you carry on like this including me because I have had enough.

 

November 7th? Lol what is the point of that, the game is out tomorrow, idiots.

 
CopperSlip 1 November, 2012 @ 9:21 am   439

Why have you made the store into such a terrible mess Sony ?

other leading retailers make it EASY for the customer to find what they want , as well as presenting thier own promotions ,but the store is a total mess . If I know it , so do you !

Its more like a second hand flea market now ! the old store was much better , clear , uncluttered and reasonably pleasant.

i dont know, you take no notice of anything we say , is thier any point in complaining anymore ?
I just know that I go in there as little as often now, that cant be good for your buisness , i cant be alone im sure.

 
Huono_peleis 1 November, 2012 @ 9:24 am   440

So the fan access discount won’t go live until next week – shouldn’t you edit the blogpost then or is it too hard?

 
CopperSlip 1 November, 2012 @ 9:27 am   441

Im glad you never manufactured my Motorbike ! Kawasaki could teach you a few tricks ! Give em a ring !

 
Catkiller1 1 November, 2012 @ 9:35 am   442

@ hayzink

Finally someone with a calm demeanour who has sense, logic & overall constructive criticism. It’s a rarity indeed ;)

Also to CoolRichy:

I never said a bad word against you ie call you names or anything like that I merely said ‘CoolRichy strikes again, when will you ever learn?’. Nowhere near the comments I used to receive from you is it? I understand you must get frustrated with your learning difficulties, as I have stated in the past & defended on several occasions. It’s unfortunate what has happened in the past & as they say the Past is the Past, move on. I’ve tried but what you have said & the 24 page profile that I have on you, states otherwise. I’m willing to forget but bear this in mind, telling people to shut up & ‘yeah what he said’ etc doesn’t do you any favours.

 

Jawad – Thanks for the reply regarding WWE 13 even though it’s not good news. I would have thought the publisher would’ve wanted it live tomorrow to encourage more people to buy it. This is really stupid.

    Jawad Ashraf 1 November, 2012 @ 9:53 am    

    There are a different ways to think about it, though alas, I won’t go into that here.

    But once again, apologies it’s not live this week and I hope you’ll take it up next week when it does go live.

 
Catkiller1 1 November, 2012 @ 9:44 am   444

@ chrisandsheva

I’m also slightly annoyed at you. Reflecting back from previous conversations that we’ve had i’ve always held you in high regard. For you to state ignore the idiots you were definitely including myself, as there were only a handful of us that stated anything & you mentioned my name. You have some great views and oppionions sometimes but not everything is right. I never said a bad word against Richy I just made a statement & if that makes me an idiot after everything you know of what’s been said in the past, then I give up, the white flag is waving!

This blog isn’t the place for me anymore if someone like yourself can side with Richy after everything that’s gone on & I get called out for a statement.

 
Catkiller1 1 November, 2012 @ 9:44 am   445

Richy I will refrain from saying anything from now on & you carry on. Don’t leave this blog for comments that people have made, that are nowhere near like what you’ve said in the past, REMEMBER THAT! don’t expect to say Shut up to someone then get nothing back.

Like i’ve said in the past calm down, relax, take a deep breath & think before you type. Yes you haven’t physically hurt anyone but words can hurt people emotionally & have a knock-on effect. I wish you all the best & please try & stay constructive.

Regards CAT

 
SpitelordDekka 1 November, 2012 @ 9:49 am   446

Out of all the recent complaints, the only one answered recently is regarding the WWE 13 season pass. Nothing about that wart of an icon, CS:GO, the YouTube app, missing content from last week, lack of demos, pricing hilarity, missing classics, broken classics, missing features for some countries….

Truly astounding.

Shou_Kobayashi 1 November, 2012 @ 10:00 am   447

@Jawad Thank you for ignoring a problem I’ve having with the purchase on the PSN Store. Classy! I really feel like a valued customer right now :(

Is Netflix scheduled for release on PSVITA? If so, this year?

 
You_Better_Hide 1 November, 2012 @ 10:08 am   449

Why is my comment saying awaiting moderation, after 7 hours nothing. Still says it. Your prices are overpriced, not a happy Sony Fan at the moment. You are ripping us off, double the price then the US store and $40- more then the Physical copies for most games. Come on.

 

Ok jawad where is dawnguard this is getting stupid now,4 months now and not a word from pete Hines,I’ve twitted him and nothing.i thought Sony was working with bethesda to fix the problems.just tell us if its not coming to ps3.you’ll proberly not reply to this as it’s on page 9 anyway.

 
Basket21 1 November, 2012 @ 10:29 am   451

Jawad …

“There are a different ways to think about it,”..

no there isnt … game is out .. DLC should be out too.

Thats the only way lol

 
Bauer007 1 November, 2012 @ 10:31 am   452

can someone tell me why I need to pay for a Uplay passport and the Benedict Arnold DLC for AC3 when I bought it from PSN? Considering I have the season pass and all physical copies come with both, I better had get it for free!

Fred, (bypassing Jawad – only 3% chance of a reply)

Can you explain these Vita price discrepancies/unfairness/inconsistency? Bad enough that we were excluded from the sale (not to mention RCR).

Having splashed out on the overpriced 32g memory card, I’m as disappointed as the rest of the vita owners. If the publishers are going to set these prices artificially high & aren’t going to make purchasing digital content attractive, why did you promote their product so forcefully last week? (NFS:MW).

I view my vita like a gaming i-pod and would like to cram it with content and would rather not have to keep changing cards. Pricing is becoming prohibitive. Do you guys want it (and DD) to fail?

Please reply. Or are you too busy playing your free, complimentary copy of Most Wanted. (Only joking. Or am I?)

Starting to view my Vita as an embarrassing, expensive habit. Like heroin. Shouldn’t be getting buyer’s remorse 8 months after the purchase.

 

Woo hoo jawad ballsed up again. I knew he wouldn’t let me down.

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 10:49 am   455

Hi
I just wanted to know whats THQ and Bethesda problem is with PS3 first we can’t get any DLCs for Skyrim and now the season pass for Darksiders 2 doesn’t want to work. I never throught I say and still find it hard to say but I might need to swap my PS3 for a XBox because it seems that game Companies just have a big problem with Sony’s PS3. What happen to the good old days of the PS2 when we had all the best games.

Shou_Kobayashi 1 November, 2012 @ 10:53 am   456

@G-Spirit 3

What aggravates me more is there is no comment or the slightest thing of help rom either parties… it’s a public holiday today in my country and I can’t enjoy a good round of Darksiders 2 and still no word :(. Tried the Darksiders forum – nothing, but complaints from users having the same issue.

Now here on the store blog. Also nothing. No pinpoint etc. I’m at a loss :(

 

Hi Jawad

A suggestion for improving the store, can you look at getting a pre-order tab added as things like the When Vikings Attack offer would have been missed by a lot of people and Sports Champions 2 was a pretty good price, but again, only showed up occasionally on the front page.

 
Luizelgespuizel 1 November, 2012 @ 10:56 am   458

Why arent there any more games added to the Halloween sale ? Last week you said there are more games to be added, but on Halloween itself nothing happend. I wanted Plants vs zombies vita just like the usa got.

If putting a new game under right category (Latest) or under PSVITA Games category is an issue you better NOT run a digital content store.

Is there not anyone at SCEE working anymore?

How can it be an issue? How can you fail on doing a simple thing like that?

Radim_cz_eu 1 November, 2012 @ 11:16 am   460

@ awwe SCEE is always failing with common sense LOL

 

Hi Jawad,

can u please explain the price difference between US and EU? (ACIII Liberation NFS MW)

why we (EU) customer have to pay way more then the US guys?

thx for answer

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 11:18 am   462

I can navigate the store with no problem other than a bit of lag, though it’s not the most intuitive interface.

As for games pricing, well- like it or lump it. My MegaDrive games as a kid were £50.00 sometimes, with inflation since then being around 70%, I’d say we’re doing pretty well with current game pricing being anywhere between £2.00 and £70.00.

Anyway . . .

Could anyone help with the issue of Under Defeat HD not appearing in the trophy list?

 
supersmith2500 1 November, 2012 @ 11:26 am   463

Wait nothing for Plus this week? What a waste. *facepalm*

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 11:30 am   464

I think I no the problem with the Darksiders 2 Abyssal Forge dlc on the season pass it’s not available yet because we who paid up front for it have to wait untill everyone else has played it first and then we get it when a few weeks down the line all because we our stupid in paying for it up front and thinking they would treat us right and fairly. It’s a bit like paying for a season ticket for a football club but only being able to watch the game when the match has finished.

 

Jawad PLEASE HELP !!

I bought Assassins Creed 3 on PSN and Beneditct Arnold Missions are not free :(

Bauer007 has the same problem. What is going on ?

 

Most Wanted for £60????????????????????????????????????????

Waow, EA really need to start knocking down their release prices on PSN.

 

@kalofkrypton. Aw your trophies aren’t working? Like it or lump it. In my day we didn’t have trophies.

hypocrite

 

That may have been a little harsh but I hate people randomly trying to discredit others issues just because its not one they are having. If you can’t see an issue with is having to pay more than others for the same product maybe you can throw some of those spare moneybags our way.

you have an issue of your own. Just stick with that.

 

Dear Jawad.please can you fix it for me to have a reliable SCEE account where I get all my games on time and dlc,I would also like to know whats going on from time to time without beening left in the dark,thanks debs aged 19

 

It isn’t very difficult to understand why THQ doesn’t want the discount for the fan axxess out right away.
They want to make profit on there biggest cash game of the year. They are hoping that the big fans buy it right away. More profit for them. And this way they’ll get those who are doubting about buying the DLC package next week with the discount.

This was probably the plan from the beginning, someone screwed up at Sony by putting it up allready. So there Goes there plan.. Now people will wait, there goes THQ there profit.

Hey KalofKrypton, I come in peace…

I too remember gaming as a kid and the customer base was infinitely smaller and cartridges required a lot more production cost. I remember using the latest tape-to-tape stereo decks to copy games. Naughty, I know.

But the pricing is contradictory (£40 game = both 45 AND 50 euros), unfair (USA conversion rate issues) and prohibitive (£30 for super monkey ball – wow). These prices will make owners wait until price drops and publishers will see the vita as not worthwhile to develop for because of low sales. £40 for a what is essentially a port of NFS:MW? £30 would attract more customers, £40 just scares them away… even people who wanted it. I’m just glad i’m not Australian, judging by how they’re getting shafted.

I do however like your ‘like it or lump it’ statement. Not angling for Nina’s job are you? he he

ps, cant help you with Under Defeat prob. sorry mate.

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 11:57 am   472

@novakev
I don’t think this is THQ fault it’s PSN Stores fault because when you go to download it from the in game menu it takes you to the old PSN Store to download it. The PSN Store have been really busy and working very hard to make the New Store look good and find games and games add-ons harder they forgot to sort out the season pass.
Just wished PSN left the store how it was because it was a lot easier to find stuff and the season pass would still be working.

 

NFS Most Wanted PS3 US price 60 USD = 1200 CZK, CZ PS Store 1790 CZK???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And about the pricing, isn’t there some kind of guide line that tells you at what price you have to sell these games? Or are we also paying for sony’s data/storage costs of there servers?

Or last possibility : the person in charge for the pricing doesn’t know a thing about the current currency rates and just hopes that it comes close. Or they are working with a very old currency list. Or they just don’t care about it.

Anyway it isn’t normal that we get to pay much more for the same content that isn’t even import, it just gets downloaded from an other server!

Do they know that europe is in a big crisis? Do they realise most people in spain and greece(examples) have no jobs? We should at least pay the same or less than the US, how much do you think that people can take? your product isn’t worth that much anymore over here, get realistic.

 

@G-Spirit3, I’m not saying that it’s the fault of THQ, the content is in the store when you search it. I’m just saying that it was probably planned for the 7th of November all along, don’t think that the discount was planned to appear on this weeks plus content list.

Thalia_01 1 November, 2012 @ 12:07 pm   476

Can you remove the Dutch translation and make it English? Its so botched that I have no idea what it says. “freeable gameinnards”? “screenprinter?” its amusing, but not convenient. I’d rather just have the english text (without fiddling with my systemsettings).
Also, some parts aren’t even (mangled) dutch at all, but german or finnish! My god sony, stop being such a tightwad and hire a native already! Sheesh!

P.S. Any word on that forced icon yet, or are you just gonna keep ignoring the issue? Because we won’t.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 12:10 pm   477

@adumr82

Yep, just those trophies, only issue ;-)

I haven’t discredited anyone. Nor am I ‘ramdomly’ trying to. I asked a question and gave my opinion/experience- sort of what forums are all about.

I stand by the pricing point. If you can’t afford ‘that’ game, wait until you can, or buy another, or buy the physical copy. There are plenty of options.

I agree that on the whole digital delivery costs are inflated, and should absoluely match the price at physical retail, but while physical retail is still there, and cheaper- there is always the option to buy that.

My comment wasn’t antagonistic, just realistic. Sony isn’t our friend, it’s a business- that they may behave, strategise and charge like any other multi-national of their ilk shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

Demanding of some poor bloke monitoring this forum explanations of ‘why do I have to pay x amount’ is pointless, and best saved for an economist.

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 12:19 pm   478

THQ have it on their Darksiders 2 web page 31 of October for PSN and people who have a season pass on XBox already have it and PSN are saying the 31 of October as well so somewhere someone has messed up big time. http://blog.eu.playstation.com/wp-content/themes/scee/images/post-bottom.png?v=20111216

iskeledz 1 November, 2012 @ 12:24 pm   479

Hi, totally unconnected to this store update, I would like to know why Final Fantasy 7,8 and 9 aren’t available in the Croatian PS Store (5 and 6 are there). I have already contacted both PlayStation Support and Square Enix and they said they would look into it. However, I haven’t got any response and the games still aren’t on the store. Then I saw that mods here respond to people’s queries and I thought it would be approporiate to ask here.

 
danielm1979 1 November, 2012 @ 12:31 pm   480

If the new store is going to stay. I would appreciate it if the content in the ‘what’s new’ folder was sorted ‘newest first’ from scratch.

Hey KalofKrypton,

Just so we don’t get off on the wrong foot, I hardly made a demand of poor Fred. I politely asked for a little enlightenment on an issue.

Ps, surely a question regarding your trophy problem should have been aimed at tech support, rather than some poor bloke monitoring a blog. (sorry couldn’t resist!).

Peace buddy.

 
MordecaiHunter 1 November, 2012 @ 12:37 pm   482

JAWAD OR ANYBODY FROM THE STORE TEAM

i appreciate this is only about a dynamic theme, i asked on here yesterday why there are no previews to the new dynamic themes,

the theme i was looking to buy ‘Sleep Tight’, i have just got a reply back from “Laughing Jackal” why there is no preview on there product

- ‘We did submit a trailer and we’re looking into why it’s not yet on the store.’

so it must be the new store design or you guys are not doing things right

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 12:37 pm   483

Hey sem1471,

Heady days of Speccy 128k tapes!

What I’m trying to get across is that a simple conversion via exchange rate isn’t the only deciding factor on pricing, for anything. There are massively varied taxation systems around the world, varying levels of govermental impedance etc.

It’s just not as simple as ‘they pay that, so we should pay that’, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the resulting profit margin is the same overall.

Also, dev teams from the old 16bit days were a fraction of what they are now, and the dev’s got a much bigger cut of the sales.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 12:42 pm   484

@sem1471

“Ps, surely a question regarding your trophy problem should have been aimed at tech support, rather than some poor bloke monitoring a blog. (sorry couldn’t resist!). ”

Touche! hahahaha

Shou_Kobayashi 1 November, 2012 @ 12:42 pm   485

@Jawad Also looking into the Darksiders 2 Season Pass Fiasco, or nothing of interest?!?

 

Last night I turned on my PS3 and got a system update 3.41.
I was very exited to get rid of the Singstar app thingy but it didn’t do that. Now I read it has something to do with the store.
So disapointing.
Also about the store. In tab “new stuff” is old stuff and this inconsitancy goes on. I can’t find a thing in your stupid store!

 
RoronoaSouthe 1 November, 2012 @ 12:47 pm   487

Jawad completely ignoring the complaints typical, Decided i wanted to play some TMNT a game my friend has so went to go buy it and what would you no cant find it in that awful store.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 12:48 pm   488

If *crosses fingers, wishes on a star etc etc etc* the UK finally pulls out of the vampiric car crash that is the EU, could we have our own store? ;-p

Shou_Kobayashi 1 November, 2012 @ 12:49 pm   489

@RoronaSouthe TMNT got remoed from the store due to expired publishing rights. Ubisoft (if we are talking about the same game) is not allowed to sell that game. Hope that helps in your case!

 
Furiekins 1 November, 2012 @ 12:53 pm   490

Can I leave a couple of suggestions:

1)Post an update on the blog item with:
i) The time the store goes live with the update
ii) If items aren’t available when it’s live, state they aren’t and update the blog to remove the item.

2)Each week, have a PS Store FAQ answer session. So look through the blog queries here and answer the most commonly asked questions. That way nobody feels ignored and you don’t lose an official answer/comment somewhere in a 1000 posts.

Both would make the job of looking after this mess a whole lot easier. I also wouldn’t have had to keep on checking all night to see if the “Smart As” demo/game had been added yet (not by about 10:00 p.m. last night BTW).

 
Furiekins 1 November, 2012 @ 12:57 pm   491

Oh, and sort out the moderation thing so that when somebody makes a very clear, concise, polite, pleasant and useful suggestion – don’t get it caught in the moderation hell?

(This post will make sense when the suggestion post I made gets unmoderated LOL ).

 
RoronoaSouthe 1 November, 2012 @ 12:57 pm   492

Then that is very disapointing.

Then a new complaint. How come Gangrel and Grand Master Sexay don’t appear for download for WWE 13?

@ Kal, was a c64 man myself. Let the retro-fanboyism commence!

Of course you are right. And it is a far more complicated issue for these boards. Perhaps the delinquent in me from the 80′s just wanted to see Fred sweat (more than usual). Or perhaps because I sold my old c64 games to fund my 32g vita card.

On a meta-level, perhaps it’s all a plan by SCEA to have us all make US accounts, transferring what’s left of european, middle east and australian wealth into the American economy.

The hegemony must continue!!!

As always with me, Peace.

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 1:00 pm   494

Does anyone like the new store??? anyone!!!

 
RoronoaSouthe 1 November, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   495

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   496

@sem1471

C64!! *spits at your superior system!

Could be worse, you could’ve been an Amstrad bloke! ;-)

Not a bad idea to unify everything, perhaps start a new single SOny currency- or Bison Dollars! Publishing/rights nightmare though.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   497

@G-Spirit3

‘Like’ would be a strong word.

As a front end it looks very nice, it just doesn’t move very well.

But I would say that it is easy enough to navigate with a little thought.

Bth_Portugal 1 November, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   498

Still waiting for some Spyro games :/

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   499

I have to agree it looks very nice and smart.

But when I am looking for a game or add-on I can’t but help think of Wheres Wally and I am playing my own little game called find that game.

It’s got hours and hours of fun to it and the replay value is just great.

 

KAL, the issue with digital downloads is that if they truley WANT it to do well they should be making a much better first impression, ok, the majority of us dont have stable enough internets for it to be a useful means, but we will in the future, now is it going to give reliable numbers if the prices are ridiculously and pointlessly high? no. So by the time we all get around to beng able to use it, it will potentially be too late, with devs loosing too much faith.
The store bothers me as it has all the rockstar/smith songs listed in uh “Add-ons>All content” (I think, its confusing -.-) instead of under an icon, thts just…stupid.
It depresses me that the store is clearly broken and useless…but still live,the Americans dont have to put up with it, why should we? if you MUST have such a bad system,make sure it works BEFORE rolling it out,and if you cant fix it within a reasonable time(a few hours max)then give us what DOES work(the old store),or atleast the option to change it back -.-
Wont be replied to \o/

 
TINTINTB303 1 November, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   501

@G-Spirit3

As long as you know what you are after then it’s fine.

For the purpose of window shopping then it’s not so good.

That’s my feelings on the new store anyway.

TINTIN :-)

 
SpitelordDekka 1 November, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   502

Heads-up: if you have a capable PC, Counter Strike:GO is free to play this weekend via Steam. They’ve also teased a possible reduction in price if the demand is high enough!

 
TINTINTB303 1 November, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   503

It looks nice ;-)

Lozjudai 1 November, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   504

So are we getting more sale items?

 

also @455, Behtseda are still using the bulk of coding from Oblivion, they KNOW it doesnt work with the PS3 properly, hence why Oblivion, and Fallout 3 and New Vegas and Skyrim get horrifically laggy and stop working when save sizes get too big. I THINK there was an official statement that the next game they do will have better cross compatibility, but honestly, I can see them either doing it again or going Microsoft exclusive -.-
Its to do with half the memory going to the XBM all the time (because, yknow you NEED to see whats under your pictures tab during a game, its 100% vital) , so arguably both they and Sony are to blame.

 
KALofKRYPTON 1 November, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   506

@Dermado

I’d lay that one soley at Bathesda’s door- six years in to the console’s lifespan, they should be able to get it to sing by now!

 

Where is the LBP holloween mask? I cant seem to find anything I want in the new store. Also wheres the PS+ content for this month?

 
supersmith2500 1 November, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   508

@Shou_Kobayashi:
What about TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-shelled from Konami? Is that gone too?

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   509

Problems with Bethesda Skyrim, Then EA with FIFI 2013, Now PSN With THQ Darksiders 2. Does anyone Know how to make a game for the PS3?

 
evilwitch83 1 November, 2012 @ 1:43 pm   510

1. When are we going to find out about instant game collection for the vita?

2. That BT infinity ad is very annoying. My internet speed is about 1mbps with no plans from BT to improve it so I do not appreciate that ad being shoved in my face everytime I visit this website.

3. Yet again you have decided to charge more for items on the store in the UK than in America.

 
kieranmarsh 1 November, 2012 @ 1:45 pm   511

where is singstar? oh its ok, found it….

 
G-Spirit3 1 November, 2012 @ 1:54 pm   512

I have good news and bad news for Darksiders 2 season pass PSN know there is a problem and are fixing it but no timeline thou. Let just hope it’s quicker than Bethesda fixing Skyrim

 
Catkiller1 1 November, 2012 @ 1:58 pm   513

Oh dear!

http://goo.gl/hPE5q

 
Catkiller1 1 November, 2012 @ 1:58 pm   514

@supersmith2500

Yes that’s the title that was removed!

Radim_cz_eu 1 November, 2012 @ 2:00 pm   515

@509 i loled so hard XD

Electrix808 1 November, 2012 @ 2:01 pm   516

I’ve just got to pile on here with the complaints about the pricing of AC3: Liberation and NFS: Most Wanted on the Vita. You’re really pushing it, and for me, although I was set to buy both, I’m now getting none of them.

I really do like to play on the Vita, and as such it’s a little sad when it’s time for the platform to shine, it’s priced right out of the competition.

 
Catkiller1 1 November, 2012 @ 2:02 pm   517

Also to add again for anyone that’s having trouble fnding DLC etc within the store, search for the game instead, click on it, then scroll down & you will see all associated content that is relevant to that title. Annoying yes but a faster work-around.

 

Please, there are some DLCs that don’t show the correct deal price in the AC section. I want to buy the three DLC for Revelation. Thank you.