‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 30 May 2012


The much asked for Gravity Rush demo reaches European shores today. With the ability to control gravity, you play as Kat, lost in a strange city with no memory of her past; you must now save the world from an incoming gravity storm. Experience a sample of the pretty visuals and soothing soundtrack in Gravity Rush.

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14 August 1951: the attack on North America has just begun. Resist the brutal Chimeran invasion as Tom Riley, a hardened New York firefighter, as he strikes out alone to find his missing wife and child in Resistance: Burning Skies (Released Friday, 1st June for UK/IE), an all-new first person shooter for PlayStation Vita.

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Now! Fight your rival!

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, previously only available as an upgrade pack, is now available to download from PlayStation Store as a complete game. If you missed Arcade Edition before, this update brings in 4 new characters Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu and Oni and a whole host of gameplay refinements.

New DLC includes a Starhawk pack for LittleBigPlanet 2, featuring new costumes from the recent game. Batman: Arkham City has an all new expansion revolving around our favourite Clown Prince of Crime’s special lady, Harley Quinn! She’s doin’ it for Mr.J! A list of this week’s DLC follows below as you’d expect.

Be sure to check out Andy’s blog post that went up earlier today for new offers.

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.

PS Plus

Mad Riders (PS3) including DLC

Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95

PS3 Games

Mad Riders (Trial also available)
Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game, that will let you perform amazing aerial stunts and race on over 45 stunning tracks from all over the world, at breathtaking speeds.




Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
Availability: All
File Size: 1285MB

Men In Black: Alien Crisis
It’s your turn to suit up as the newest MIB recruit to eliminate the scum of the universe. Arm yourself with a full arsenal of iconic MIB weapons and head into the field with the mission to investigate and stop an evil alien plot to snatch up an ancient artifact that is the key to seizing control of the universe.



Price: £39.99,€59.99,AU$99.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 6112MB

Prototype 2
WELCOME TO NEW YORK ZERO. Experience Sgt James Heller hunt, kill and consume his way toward the ultimate goal – to kill Alex Mercer!




Price: £49.99,€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ, UA
File Size: 13GB

SBK Generations
The official game of the FIM Superbike World Championship is back with the most complete motorcycling simulation ever created. Live through the last four seasons of the SBK world championships and become world champion!



Price: €29.99,AU$39.95
Availability: Not available in BU,CR,IS,KU,LU,QT,SA,SL,TK,UK,GB

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition brings the final throwdown to consoles. Featuring 4 new characters, rebalanced game play, and an updated user interface, Arcade Edition is truly the definitive version of Street Fighter.



Price: £14.99,€19.99,AU$29.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 18GB

PS3 Demos (Free)

Top Gun: Hard Lock Demo
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in BU, HR, CZ, DE, HU, IN, IS, KU, PL, PT, QA, RU, SA, SL, TR, UA, AE
File Size: 450MB

PSVita Games

Resistance: Burning Skies  Special Edition (Released Friday, 1st June for UK/IE)
Compatible with PlayStation Vita only.

Resist the Chimeran invasion as Tom Riley, a lone New York firefighter.

For a limited time only, download Resistance: Burning Skies and you’ll also receive a skin for your PS Vita home screen, three PSN avatars and a multiplayer booster – at no extra charge.

Price: £39.99,€44.99,AU$62.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 3.5GB

PSVita Demos (Free)

Gravity Rush
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 492MB


Conflict: Vietnam
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
Trapped behind enemy lines, in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle, the Viet Cong lie in wait… everywhere. You must use your squad’s skills, determination and immense firepower to outsmart the enemy and battle your way to freedom.


Prices: £5.49,€6.99,AU$11.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size:2569MB

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
When new leaders in Russia attempt to rebuild the Iron Curtain, war escalates, casualties mount, prisoners are taken, and the Ghosts are sent in. Take a highly skilled Ghost team through a series of missions that range from demolitions to search-and-rescue and all-out firefights for survival.

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 1604MB


Blazing Souls Accelate
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation Vita.
Zelos, who makes his living as an independent contractor, obtains a crystal infused with magical energy called a “Core Elemental” after a freak accident. Almost as soon as it fell into his hands, Zelos was besieged by a number of mysterious beings intent on taking the power of the elemental for their own.


Prices:£15.99, €19.99, AU$19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, DE, NZ
File Size: 431MB


Rasmus Klump in Pingonisen
Prices: €3.99
Availability: AUSTRIA, DE only


Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland

  • Meruru Mix Pack (£2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95)
  • Rufus (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden

Batman: Arkham City

  • Harley’s Revenge

Prices: £6.49,€7.99,AU$12.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

  • From A Different Sky – Part 2 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Weapon Pack: The Monster Hunter (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Elevator Action Deluxe

  • Additional Stages -5-

Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: Rating Here
Availability: Not available in BU,HU,QT

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Starhawk Minipack

Prices: £2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95
Availability: All

Mad Riders

  • Mad Riders + Daredevil Map Pack

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
Availability: All

Mass Effect  3

  • Map Pack 2

Prices: Free
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

MotorStorm RC

  • Special Rally Car: Whippy (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.25)
  • Special Race Truck: Lunar-Tec Screamer (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Big Rig: Nord Kodiak (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All


  • Excessive Force Pack

Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
PEGI: 18
Availability: All


MotorStorm RC

  • Special Rally Car: Whippy (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.25)
  • Special Race Truck: Lunar-Tec Screamer (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Big Rig: Nord Kodiak (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All

Touch My Katamari

  • Katamari Fans (Free)

Availability: All


Dynasty Warriors Next

  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Cao Pi)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Cao Ren)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Diaochan)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Guan Ping)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Guo Huai)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Huang Gai)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Pang Tong)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Xiahou Ba)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Xiaoqiao)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Zhou Tai)

Prices: £0.40,€0.49,AU$0.90
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

The Studio Avatars

  • Hydro74 Avatar 7
  • Hydro74 Avatar 8
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 1
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 2
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 3

Prices: £0.21,€0.25,AU$0.45
Availability: All

Warriors Orochi 3

  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Benkei)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Himiko)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Nu Wa)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Sanzang)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Sun Wukong)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Yoshitsune Minamoto
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Zuo Ci)

Prices: £0.40,€0.49,AU$0.90
Availability: Not available in New Zealand



Bees in Bloom Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


Dynamic Grunge Blood Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Assassin’s Creed III – Theme 1 (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
Batman: Arkham City Premium Theme (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Theme 1 (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
“Wanted Corp.” Dynamic theme – Maddogg (£0.79/€0.99)

Dynamic Sniper Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Dynamic Gulfoss Waterfall Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic River Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Dynamic Big Ben Theme UK (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic China Shanghai Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Burial Ground: Dead in the Water (£1.99/€2.49/$4.25)
Dynamic Dragon Battle Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


Access Episode 036 (GB Only)
Access Episodes 01-036 now available on Vita.

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tarsanell 30 May, 2012 @ 1:03 pm   1

Any update on whether Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles will be added to PSN?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 3:42 pm    

    Nope. Everyone is busy with E3 so general status updates are difficult to get.

andy08ps 30 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   2

Is the ratchet and clank HD collection out next week or is it delayed to end of June ?
i just cant find any reliable source apart from insomniac games tweet being delayed to June 8th.

CRASHBASHUK 30 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   3

when are we geting rayman M? usa got it yesterday

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 3:49 pm    

    It’s not on any schedule I can see yet. Might just pop up though.

@ Jawad

Any chance you could contact Supermassive Games who made Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock?

The glitches in the game are abysmal. The AI is the big problem to the point where you have to keep restarting levels. The dialogue also cuts out at some points.

I already contacted them and was basically told “it’s not our problem, you need to contact the BBC.”

How did it pass QA? It should never have been released in this state.

I would appreciate any help you can give.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 3:50 pm    

    Sorry, not much I can do here either. If they have a blog/forum/Facebook page then by all means let them know there. Feel to also discuss this on our forums – they may be checking there.

darkhorus15 30 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   5

Again no Spyro classics 🙁

EternalChaos72 30 May, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   6

jawad whats the status of these capcom avatars? can u please tell capcom to submit them already?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 3:52 pm    

    With E3 round the corner, it’ll probably take even more time. We’re definitely eager for them and Capcom are definitely keen, too. Please hold on some more.

Nightmare966 30 May, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   7

Woohoo! Arcade Edition’s finally on the Store! But 18GB… I’ll have to reconsider getting a disc based version.

On the other hand, definetely getting Harley’s Revenge when I’m done with Arkham City.

Sad to see THQ hasn’t still submitted the Death Strikes – Part II trailer though 🙁

modzerowo40i 30 May, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   8

where E3 special offers???

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 3:55 pm    

    You’ll have to check the store when the time comes, eh. Andy isn’t spilling any beans, neither can I.


Hi Jawad,

Weak PS Plus update for the second week in a row :(. Do you know if Ross will be posting June’s overview on the Plus offer anytime soon ?


mike20036 30 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   10

Nothing for me today.

Nightmare966 30 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   11

BTW (and sorry for the double post): Any news on the Assassin’s Creed III content US got yesterday? (Avatars and dynamic theme). Thanks Jawad 🙂

andy08ps 30 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   12

um wheres resistance BS demo? not that i care since i be picking this up

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:01 pm    

    A trial will be coming soon. It may even appear later today if we’re lucky.


hi jawad sorry for bothering you again with the same question is tekken 4 coming to eu psn anytime ?? thanks

TAAVIANKKA 30 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   14

Looks like it’s time to put on the batsuit and head back to the Arkham City. Awesome!
btw Jawad, any chance getting Star Wars: Force Unleashed dlc on sale?
Have a nice summer!

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:03 pm    

    Andy deals with sales and anything is possible. I’ll have to ask him about it.

LSB123 30 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   15

Jawad, not really sure where to ask this so I figure I’ll give it a shot here. I recently bought Resident Evil 4 HD from the store, completed it and such, but the extra modes Mercenaries and Assignment Ada haven’t unlocked despite other game-completion bonuses unlocking just fine. Is it something to do with the version uploaded or something? Thanks!

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:08 pm    

    This is interesting. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to help. Definitely try asking in the forums in case others have had the issue.

RobertMorridin 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   16

Yay for the Gravity Rush demo, really been waiting for that.
Finally a good reason to dust off my Vita again other than using it as a quick link to gamefaqs when playing on a console

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:09 pm    

    It’s a very nice game and I hope the demo can show you guys a good part of that.

Crazybasil 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   17

Very nice update, but… DLC2 for Test Drive Unlimited 2 went live, but I can’t see it’s premium content here. When it will be available?

Gokhanca 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   18

Resistance for £40???? it’s 35$ on US PSN??? my expectation was £30, or £35 tops… i won’t give £40 for a game with 59 metacritic score…

somethingatt 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   19

£40 for a vita game? wut. Will Gravity Rush come to PSN?

SMILEY_92_ 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   20

Salaam Jawad, is it possible if you can get Alien Trilogy that was a PS1 classic in to the store? and also would you be able to get some God Of War avatars in to the store aswel? Thank you for your time.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:15 pm    

    Alien Trilogy may be a tricky one due to the license involved (same issue with many, many requested games).

    There are some GoW avatars. Maaaaaybe there’ll be more for the next game. Maybe.

BuddhaBlue 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   21

Nice Update.

Good to see more full games available for download.

Any news on the 1st party PSone classics like the Spyro series and Syphon Filter 2?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:16 pm    

    I should hopefully get an update on Spyro around or after E3 time. Syphon Filter there isn’t anything new to say on that front.

Hell-Raiser-85 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   22

Any news on dungeons & dragons daggerdale?

bazzamc1 30 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   23

When can we expect the PS Plus blog update for June? Any hints on content?

Many thanks.

Playtoy_17 30 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   24


when and what time is ross publishing the ps plus update here on the blog?

Is there any updates on wallace and gromits adventures from telltale games, have u even asked them yet?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:23 pm    

    Ross hasn’t mentioned any post to me…

    Apologies, what did you want to ask them? Remember, may things they’ll be best to answer themselves through their own channels.

Alkeye82 30 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   25

Any reason why this weeks scheduled Rock Band 3 DLC is not in the update?




Seriously, you guys crack me up.

Vorlon 30 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   27

This is what Farsight Studios’ Pinball Arcade Support wrote me about The Pinball Arcade for PS3/PSVita on May 24th:
“It is currently in submission to Sony. They will release when it will be available when it passes. Unfortunately, we have no control over that process or public reveal date ”
So how much longer Sony?

And weren’t we promised a monthly episode of The Walking Dead. It’s been over a month now!

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:39 pm    

    By golly! And here I am waiting for a status update internally…

    The Walking Dead was indeed mentioned to be monthly and sadly, even I don’t have a release date for that. I want to get revenge on the old man just as much as you. You do want to get revenge, right?

millgate1 30 May, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   28

What!?! Where’s the Resistance demo! For the love of God.

kivi95 30 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   29

Why is Resistance so expensive?

Carnivius_Prime 30 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   30

I think I’ll have Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. My disc of Super SFIV is broken AGAIN and I never got around to buying the stupidly overpriced Arcade addon so this looks like a better value way to get that game again. 18GB seems a bit excessive for a beat ’em up but with 640GB hard drive I don’t care and I’m in no rush for downloading. I’m still greatly enjoying Doctor Who from last week. Most I’ve enjoyed a new game so far this year despite one or two minor issues.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:42 pm    

    Probably has more to do with the opening/ending cutscenes.


I Am Alive was supposed to be on sale over the past weekend according to the playstationeu twitter and as advertised on the store but the price never changed! Any chance this is going to be offered again?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:45 pm    

    As far as I know the issue was fixed. Perhaps it may be offered again at a later date but don’t hold your breath.

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 May, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   32

Mortal Kombat has been on the US store for months (indeed there is a game+dlc bundle currently on sale) why isn’t it here on the EU store?

Gokhanca 30 May, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   33

Resistance Burning Skies:
On US PSN: 36$ and 2.85GB
On EU PSN: £40 and 3.50GB

nice way to fill more of your overpriced memory card with paying more to the same game…

Faustofausto 30 May, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   34

Andy wrote at the ‘Get the latest from E3 on PlayStation Store’ post:

“We also have some E3 special offers for you to enjoy. These will start on Wednesday 30th May and last for 2 weeks”

So, where is it? 😀
PS Plus subscribers get only Mad Riders discount? The Plus and Non-Plus price is the same, so is there anything for the Plus users?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:49 pm    

    PS Plus users get DLC included.

    The sale stuff is secret. So secret even Andy didn’t tell me this until now. Be sure to check out the store.

Izorpo 30 May, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   35

“Be sure to check out Andy’s blog post that went up earlier today for new offers.”

well that is rather odd as he only gave an indication of a sale not what is on sale

where is Tokyo Jungle? – been waiting since 2010 for this

Azerach 30 May, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   36

Gravity Rush… oh yes!

Allen_46 30 May, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   37

£40.00 for resistance it’s $36 on US store that’s about £23.00 no thanks hope the game bombs

XDerKleineX 30 May, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   38

Where’s the Resistance BS demo? Was it too BS to be released in europe?

GraveDiggaUK 30 May, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   39

Where is The Walking Dead Chapter 2??? I thought it was supposed to be monthly. We got chapter 1 in April

PintSized177 30 May, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   40

Is Phantasy Star Portable 2 compatible with PSvita?

Shadowdragoon 30 May, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   41

Still not getting the Disgaea 4 DLCs? Did some reading on the NIS forums, seems that there was a similar incident whit the Netherlands PSN store, and then it was that scee in their infinite wisdom (read that as stupidity) demands support documents in native language of stores, What those suport documents are for, not us users, as we do not see them… scee quit this stupidity, most of Europe know English..
Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible.
Astonishia Story (Vita)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (Vita)
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Vita)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

ElWaster 30 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   42

The mark up on Resistance compared to USA is DISGUSTING!

Bilsta96 30 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   43

OMG no descent avatars devil may cry? dragons dogma? AC 3? these updates are weak

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   44

Everyone – Regarding jacked-up digital prices:

Sony and retailers are in a cartel.
Retailer’s obligation is prominent shelf space for boxed copies of sony goods, while sony’s side of the deal is to price match physical media to mitigate the torrent of sales they’d get if the were priced to reflect the 90% drop in production costs digital content allows for.

DarkRedError 30 May, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   45

So this is the last store update of the month and there is no “The Walking Dead: Episode 2”
Now not only am I disappointed by not getting a LittleBigPlanet Vita Beta code (which I know was chance but it still made me sad), I have something I’ve actually paid for not being available to me when it should be.
I’m not one to complain but this is pretty annoying.
At least I have the Batman: Arkham City Harley’s Revenge DLC to download which i’ve been looking forward too & it has a nice price too.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:01 pm    

    Batman makes everything better. Unless he wears fruity suits.

Bacon_Crispies 30 May, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   46

So Resistance is £7 more expensive then the US and we don’t get a demo either.
What with the bad reviews, more costly and no demo, Resistance is going to be a very hard sale.

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   47


adumr82 30 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   48

With the rumoured big changes to ps plus coming at e3 I’m not expecting to hear anything on June’s plus. btw if you do make changes and we don’t like it I certainly hope you have a plan for those of us now to leave the subscription and keep our content. not to be prematurely pessamisstic but I don’t like the idea of paying for a different service to keep content from this service. the only changes that need to be made is splitting UK away from Europe so we can be more competitive with price and content.

suprnova32 30 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   49

I can’t see the new updates from my PS3. Does anyone also have this problem?

Shadowdragoon 30 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   50

Hmm, seems someone was a bit fast in the blogg update, seeing as the link is:

(Notice the day month Year part. 😉

ulixes84 30 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   51

It’s been 7 weeks since Pinball Arcade was released in the US PSN store…

Can the EU Submission team please get a frickin move on?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:19 pm    

    I’m hoping to have more news on this but as I said, E3 is really keeping people busy.

nurse_sansam 30 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   52

🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁
Still no D&D: Daggerdale for the EU.

Any news on when or if this will be released for us, this is the only thing I have been waiting for, for a long time now.

Megaace 30 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   53

Where is Pinball Arcade???!!!!! We are waiting from April 10!!!! This is a joke…
Resistance Vita is $35,99 in USA, €44,99 euros in Europe. This is an insult…

Goonboy 30 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   54

Oh come on, why is Resistance £40? I thought it was supposed to be cheaper on the Store than in retail?

chrisredfield_97 30 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   55

hello my friend please can you tell me when are you going to bring assassin’s creed III avatars like us got yesterday that’s one question and the other thing can you put up the ps plus update us is going to get ti today for june i mean ok thanx dude please response to these questions is really important for me

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:22 pm    

    ACIII avatars may be coming at a later date. The theme is up today though.

    I have no new information to share for PS Plus.

EinBear 30 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   56

£40 for Resistance!?

Ususally you try and explain these ridiculous digital prices as being ‘Up to the Publisher’, but… this is a Sony published game! Why is it a tenner more expensive than in the shops?

SuGaR_rAy_RiDeR 30 May, 2012 @ 1:22 pm   57

Hi Jawad,

I’m not really into FPS games, but would like to try Resistance Burning Skies, however, is there going to be a demo for this? as don’t want to fork out £39.99 for a game that I might not like.

Also could you please answer the following.

1) Do you know what is happening to the resident evil avatars we were promised back in September? I notice that you was going to pick up with Andy/Ross last week.

2) Also I know your a fan of the Onimusha series, please get these released as PS2 classics 🙂

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:23 pm    

    A trial will be coming. It could be later today or during the week; there isn’t a set date but one is definitely coming.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:25 pm    

    For the other questions, avatars are a really long process. I don’t have a time frame for them.

    I’m sure Capcom are interested in the Onimusha series however, there is little else to speak of other than this.

Osahi_be 30 May, 2012 @ 1:23 pm   58

Hi Jawad!

Could you ask Ghostlight if they’re willing to do a promotion on Persona 3 portable and Trails in the Sky for PSP? I’ve got both of them on UMD, but as I was still playing them when the Vita came out, I haven’t finished them yet. I would love to finish them on Vita though, but rebuying them again at such a high price (30 to 40 euro’s a piece!) is a bit to much for me… (Shame we didn’t get that promotion Japan got where you could download some of the PSP games you had on UMD)

Oh, do you have any news on Walking Dead 2? Can’t wait to play that one.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:26 pm    

    I think they were in a promotion not long ago? If so then they aren’t likely to be put back in. If not, then sure Andy will consider looking into it.

Megaace 30 May, 2012 @ 1:24 pm   59

And where is the Resistance demo? Only for USA, I see, we are sh**…

Urbaniak- 30 May, 2012 @ 1:27 pm   60

Is the updates slow? I can’t see any on my PS3..

jesper1980 30 May, 2012 @ 1:27 pm   61

Is this a joke, the previous post from Andy, quote “We also have some E3 special offers for you to enjoy. These will start on Wednesday 30th May and last for 2 weeks.” WHERE?

Nightmare966 30 May, 2012 @ 1:30 pm   62

Guys, you know the Store updates later in the afternoon.

Andy also sayd he can’t say what the sale is, that we have to log into the Store.

seanoc1 30 May, 2012 @ 1:30 pm   63

Just the free motorstorm rc dlc again for me with gravity rush demo too. 
Where is the Resistance BS demo? Will we ever get it? We never got the AR app. With the bad reviews, high price and now even no demo I’ve been put right off the game.
Also last week you had a good sale by reducing some Vita titles like Everybody’s golf but didn’t tell is, now this week you say there is a sale starting today but can’t tell us what is on offer? Ridiculous, no wonder things aren’t going well for Vita and Sony.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:29 pm    

    A trial is coming.

    How about checking out the store and seeing? Sometimes it’s a bit more fun to get you guys to check things out, eh? Maybe surprise you with what’s on offer.

Newcloud 30 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   64

Is resistance out today on PSN or Friday?

hitman_stephen 30 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   65

Is conflict desert storm compatible with vita?

x_UltimaTOOL_x 30 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   66

[DELETED]?! resistance for 45€!? north america got it for 36$!!
36$ = 29€!!!!!

jesper1980 30 May, 2012 @ 1:32 pm   67

ups sorry “based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.”

bravo9zero 30 May, 2012 @ 1:32 pm   68

No Resistance Burning Skies demo, are you kidding me SCEE?!
AND more expensive?
Keep up the good work SCEE….

@46 and @50 AGREED!, Sick of the shoddy treatment we get from SCEE.

hitman_stephen 30 May, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   69

conflict vietnam* but also is desert storms compatible 🙂 barely get anytime to sit at home on ps3, always on the move with the vita, and the conflict series are some of my best games, would be awesome if i could play them again on vita.

theponk 30 May, 2012 @ 1:35 pm   70

Nice update this week guys, gonna enjoy the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC for sure 🙂

Is there any new info/ETA window for the European PSN, for the Legend of Dragoon PSone Classic that arrived in the US store a month or so ago?

Cringles88 30 May, 2012 @ 1:37 pm   71

Pity there isn’t a Resistance demo. Considering it suffered bad reviews, the game really needs a demo for people to judge for themselves.

Cheers for the Gravity Rush demo though!

vickaz91 30 May, 2012 @ 1:39 pm   72

please get us spyro i sure everybody is getting tierd of asking for it i know your not in charge but if you show the people who are how many comments this got iam sure they would do somthing about it surley ?

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:32 pm    

    I’ve done a little something about it so the rest is a bit of a waiting game. I’m hoping for some new info in a few weeks but please do not expect it.

Cringles88 30 May, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   73

Just seen that the US got a Resistance & Gravity Rush Demo….Any reason we didn’t also get a Resistance demo?

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 May, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   74

I feel sorry for Jawad/Andy/Ross/next customer service chump.

..all this consumer hate they have to take every week, knowing full well there is little they can do about the complaints, while his fatcat corporate boss is out playing golf and sleeping with pretty 18yrd hookers lol 😀

Hawkboi 30 May, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   75

I’m expecting the sale to be no less awesome than it’s USA counterpart or I’m going to be [DELETED].

they have some fantastic offers that I’d jump at. We just get a cryptic few lines… ooo wait and see.

RichZtar 30 May, 2012 @ 1:52 pm   76

The US store update actually advertised Resistance:BS for $39.99 at first, but after about an hour, they reduced the price to $35.99 and edited their post without even offering an explanation. Moreover, the people who bought it immediately, now have to call up Sony to get a refund. I’m not interested in the Resistance game after reading the bad reviews and playing the US demo, so it doesn’t concern me but I would not recommend anyone to buy it yet.

Xenonexe2558 30 May, 2012 @ 1:54 pm   77

What is going on with The Pinball Arcade? We’re almost two months behind the states. Would it help if we got out and pushed? For goodness sake get it together guys. I’m REALLY hoping you pull some treats out of the bag for Vita at E3…

claTorino 30 May, 2012 @ 1:55 pm   78

obviously, no niconico app for europe. i really HATE sony europe…really!

Nishkaru 30 May, 2012 @ 1:55 pm   79

Gives The PSN Team a Big ‘Clap’ For The Resistance Price Vs Them Hard Done By American vita users

I Will Pick up a second Hand Copy Rather Than Pay You Guys … and iam sure iam not the only vita user

Paranoimia 30 May, 2012 @ 1:56 pm   80

Yes, the Resistance:BS price is, well, BS. So if you don’t like, don’t buy. Or get it on card at < £35, with the ability to sell on.

Gooders_Go 30 May, 2012 @ 1:57 pm   81

@MP_IS_FOR_CHUMPS, Cool story bro…. you have a pritty messed up imagination -_-

SynysteRx- 30 May, 2012 @ 1:57 pm   82

When are we going to get the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Avatars that U.S received last week?

Also any update on those Capcom avatars?

Gokhanca 30 May, 2012 @ 2:00 pm   83

@79: why would i buy 2nd hand and pay for online-pass… i’m just thinking of opening a US PSN account and start from scratch for vita… my loss of EU PSN will be just 3 games and lots of minis(came with 2 years of PSN+) but i think i will get more from there(early updates, more demos, more apps, cheaper prices)

teflon6678 30 May, 2012 @ 2:02 pm   84

Like many others, I’m feeling a bit confused by this Resistance: Burning Skies release on several fronts.

Firstly, there’s no demo on the EU store, which is disappointing.

Secondly, with regards to the pricing, I find the game’s price to be quite surprising. From my understanding the RRP in the US is $40, which has previously translated to the EU as $1=€1=£0.79, or there abouts. From this, I would have assumed that would be $40=€40=£35 with regards to the RRP.

In addition to this, the US release yesterday was marred by a rather public error with pricing, which initially did not respect the previously held 10% discount from RRP on PSN store releases of larger, retail titles. This error is also visible here.

So, to sum up, it would have been nice to see a demo, and after my calculations, I don’t feel that you have respected your market through this pricing and not honouring your previous commitment to a 10% discount for titles such as Resistance Burning Skies.

RaidenRaider 30 May, 2012 @ 2:04 pm   85

I see that the PS2 version of Ghost Recon has been released as a PS2 classic today, but I would like to know if it also includes the Desert Siege campaign, which was included with the original PS2 game on the disc release in 2002.

kingcrowbaruk 30 May, 2012 @ 2:04 pm   86

I’ll repeat from last week.

Can we expect a Modnation DLC sale soon like the US already have?

Maybe remove the “Visit PlayStation.Blog.US” link at the top of the blog so people don’t get so expectant and then disappointed when yet again the US get more content.

Bahgra 30 May, 2012 @ 2:05 pm   87

May be a stupid question, but is there a non-3D mode on that Ridge Racer 7 game? I dont have a 3D TV at the moment, but i would like to buy and play the game on “normal” mode. great if anyone can shed some light on this 😀

BIOKILLER123 30 May, 2012 @ 2:06 pm   88

Lol at the price of Resistance burning skies. I was hoping that it got decent scores overall, instead the last time I’ve checked its got 60 on Metacritic. Also, it being priced at £39.99 is a joke, It should have been £29.99 and there being no demo is stupid. I’ll put this game on the back burner or forget about it.

ESPGANESAIII 30 May, 2012 @ 2:06 pm   89

Monitoring the storm……..

Gravity Rush demo only.

WOAH £40 for a game thats been judged as mediocre to poor all across the board, i’m not one who relies on gaming journalism because its usually down to who has the most money but thats fairly bad in any respect. Videogames have been a lifelong hobby/activity for me and its been horrible to see the whole industry nosedive into bland uninteresting pool of mediocrity and DLC. It seems to be down to who can create the most generic brown and bloom fps or who can rely on the biggest franchise name and deliver serving after serving of nothingness and rely purely on the name to sell it (Diablo 3, anything by EA or Bioware, Resident Evil). None of this will change though because people who know no better will just lap it all up without seeing that these publishers and a lot of developers are just milking you for every penny without caring about the quality of the product they are giving you

Connor_mufc_1985 30 May, 2012 @ 2:16 pm   90


Oh and y u tell me lies TellTale I thought TWD episode 2 is suppose to release each month it’s the 30th May and TWD episode 1 released in april.

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 May, 2012 @ 2:19 pm   91


Agree so much dude/dudette. The average person is dumber than dumb, and these greedy corporations know this full well.

Although this situation is largely the result of a grossly dumbed down educational system & hopelessly biased corporate media.

N3V4N513 30 May, 2012 @ 2:22 pm   92

So are we not allowed to have The Walking Dead Episode 2..? It was supposed to be released monthly yet it is not…I bought the season ticket too expecting them to release the episodes monthly as promised. Not too happy right now.

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 May, 2012 @ 2:27 pm   93

Dammitt i got the cops outside my house! they say i’m no-good student terrorist! Help guys!!!! they wanna lock me up for 3 years without charge!!!!!!!!!

annaryan 30 May, 2012 @ 2:28 pm   94

when will the psn store be updated still nothing here thanks

PeppermintShore 30 May, 2012 @ 2:28 pm   95

any word when Field Commander PSP will be avalible to download on the Vita? also any word on Netflix or Youtube app for vita?

Bealinator 30 May, 2012 @ 2:31 pm   96

Hello Jawad,

Few questions:

1) Do you know if there will be any upcoming sales on stuff like Oddworld, etc? Could you ‘pressure’ Capcom into reducing Resi 4 to the £7.99 price point in a future sale like EA did with Crysis? I was ready to buy it, but when I saw they reduced it by an epic £2 I didn’t bother. The CVX bundle for £16.99 was tempting but apparently RE4 is the only decent one.

2) Will there be a Resistance Burning Skies demo in the future? Had it on preorder, got a bit frightened by the reviews and cancelled it. If the demo impresses me, I’ll get it for sure.

3) Any word on how Tombi is coming along? I’ve heard it will be on the US Store in the ‘summer’, will it be on the UK store in the forseeable future as a PAL release or as an import? While we are on this will Ape Escape ever see the light of day? I realise PSP could not run it due to the lack of a second stick, but with Vita the door is now open for that to happen!

NiroseDK 30 May, 2012 @ 2:31 pm   97

any news on star wars battlefront renegade squadron coming to ps vita

Bealinator 30 May, 2012 @ 2:34 pm   98

Ah, just remembered: do you have any idea at all if Vita will be able to play PS1 games in the near future? And do you hear any rumblings of PS2 compatability in the further future?

texinick 30 May, 2012 @ 2:34 pm   99

Seriously? What the hell are you guys smoking?? 40 pounds for Men In Black in UK, or AU$100? For those who don’t follow the outrageous pricing from Sony & Microsoft, 40 pounds would be close to AU$60. This is for the same PAL version of the game.

This is EXACTLY why the government have just launched an inquiry into software (and hardware) pricing in Australia. I’m going to submit this as a sample of gouging as it’s just plain offensive.

Yurtigo 30 May, 2012 @ 2:36 pm   100

Mass Effect and Batman DLC, Yay

Catkiller1 30 May, 2012 @ 2:36 pm   101

With regards to Walking Dead Episode 2, to be fair it was mentioned upon release to expect Episode 2, either the last week of May or the first week in June! It was listed as a release within the US store yesterday but taken down, so I expect it will release next week!

Andy has already stated that nothing can be mentioned about the SALE items due to an Embargo, so stop being pig-headed peeps! Google Embargo if you don’t understand 😉

With regards to Avatars…..Whinging & moaning about them…..REALLY?? It’s a picture!

Just the free vehicle for Motorstorm RC for me, unless the SALE items are decent.

A member could post a list of the SALE items you know! 😉

NikosCook 30 May, 2012 @ 2:37 pm   102

Going to have to echo the other comments regarding Resistance: Burning Skies, and the missed out NicoDouga software for the Vita in Europe. I was prepared to be more frustrated about the Gravity Rush demo coming out on Friday for the United Kingdom, however thankfully that has been rectified.

The Vita is a hugely impressive device in terms of technological specifications, however once again we are being shafted due to region location. I own every Resistance game for PS3, and whilst I don’t care too much about the recent mixed scores the Vita title is receiving, the mark up price for the digital version compared to the US, and the lack of a demo even though one is available is unacceptable. The price for the title has been bumped up to £45 as a result, who’s going to buy that?!

I don’t understand, do you want to generate more sales of this device, or are you more interested in annoying existing owners? This is becoming more rocky than the launch of the PS3, there appears to be disappointment after disappointment. Please SCEE, match what other regions can do on time. I know the longer requirements of Q&A pay a factor, but a difference in scheduling can make the difference between better or worse sales.

bidbaldwolf86 30 May, 2012 @ 2:41 pm   103

Hmmmmm…..the price of Resistance seems to be way off and there is no 10% discount. £30 in store with resale value or £40 on PSN with no resale value.

You guys really do live in your own bubble lol. This is why I refuse to go all digital right now.

Still, looking forward to what E3 brings us.

Catkiller1 30 May, 2012 @ 2:44 pm   104

Everytime I put a link for the announcement of Tombi/Tomba it get’s moderated & deleted 🙁

Tombi/Tomba PS1 Classic will release within the next 2 months, within the US anyway! If it sells well, then Monkey Paw will attain the license for the sequel 😉

I know PS1 Classics are dated now but I would like to see Doom, Final Doom, Duke Nukem, Quake 2, Descent, Forsaken, Die Hard Trilogy 1&2, Ape Escape, Parappa The Rapper to name a few!

nitefighter 30 May, 2012 @ 2:44 pm   105

did you manage to find out anything about the uk release of ‘wanted corp’ ????????????????????????????????

KaiserSoza13 30 May, 2012 @ 2:49 pm   106

If you don’t like the online price for BS don’t buy it,simples. I am buying mine instore as it will have a resale value.Is there a demo of Lego Batman 2 in the works?

hektor19 30 May, 2012 @ 2:51 pm   107

When is Closure coming to PSN?
Also Star Wars:The Force Unleashed II?

Hustle_X 30 May, 2012 @ 2:53 pm   108

+1 for Spyro Classics.
+1 for Tombi.
Also for the people asking about Ape Escape have they considered the PSP port? Think it’s called “Ape Escape P” in UK.

Hymeleon 30 May, 2012 @ 2:55 pm   109

Yes it is. I don’t remember exctly, but you probably can download PS2p directly to Vita.

adwab2 30 May, 2012 @ 2:57 pm   110

Hi Jawad

Any idea when Closure will be released over here, been out for ages in the US?

Catkiller1 30 May, 2012 @ 2:57 pm   111

@ Hustle_X

I was the only one that mentioned Ape Escape 😉 LOL

I don’t own a PSP so i’ve never considered it that way, but I still own my physical retail PS1 copy! I was just asking in general!

V1N666 30 May, 2012 @ 3:01 pm   112

I too am getting a little more than fed up waiting for Pinbalk Arcade.
Myself and a few mates have all been looking forward to it for ages, and check every Wednesday to see if it’s available here yet.

One of my mates has already given up and got for his iPhone instead.
I downloaded the special free offer this month on my iPad and am considering just buying more tables for that and forgetting about the PSN version. Primarily I was looking forward to playing this on my Vita, but frankly, after feeling like I’m being messed about by SCEE, maybe I would be better off getting the iPad version, and enjoy it on the bigger screen… I’ve no idea how much extra tables will cost on PSN, maybe these will work out cheaper on iOS too?

If there could just be some official post suggesting a release date, and why on Earth it’s taking so long, it would help.

As for Resistance BS, I’d assumed from the start that the digital price would be ridiculous, so preordered the physical version ages ago at <£30. Shame though, I'd always rather have digital versions of games, but they really should be cheaper than physical, not £10 more!

Huono_peleis 30 May, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   113

Had a go with Mad Riders. Looks and feels surprisingly good. For 10€ I think you have yourself a deal. Nothing else this week since Walking Dead episode 2 is delayed.

Me too would want to know if Closure will get an european release at all.

Chocobo115 30 May, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   114

When will PS+ members get Rock of ages as free game?

miky_magawolaz 30 May, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   115

lol SCEE

MGStuart 30 May, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   116

Is their any chance that the online storage space for PSN+ users is going to increase ?

KaiserSoza13 30 May, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   117

What time is the store update due?

supvic 30 May, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   118

Agree with 100. Australia and New Zealand are getting RIPPED OFF! I’m so glad I buy all my games from the US PSN store, their Ultimate Edition sale is awesome, made a big purchase from there. I’d never expect to see a sale like that on any European PSN store, in fact I haven’t in years.

dgnfly 30 May, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   119

what year can we expect these ps1 classic some have been on U.S store for about 5 years alrdy
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Konami TYO July 19, 2007
Spyro the Dragon Insomniac October 25, 2007
R-Types Irem April 24, 2008
Castlevania Chronicles Konami TYO December 18, 2008
Suikoden Konami December 23, 2008
R-Type Delta Irem May 7, 2009
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! Insomniac May 7, 2009
Spyro: Year of the Dragon Insomniac May 14, 2009
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Red Storm Entertainment May 21, 2009
Medal of Honor Dreamworks Interactive June 2, 2009
Medal of Honor: Underground Dreamworks Interactive June 11, 2009
Mobile Light Force Psikyo June 25, 2009
Dead in the Water ASC Games August 13, 2009
Bloody Roar Eighting
Raizing August 20, 2009
Nuclear Strike Electronic Arts October 1, 2009
Dino Crisis Capcom November 25, 2009
Bomberman Party Edition Metro December 10, 2009

dgnfly 30 May, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   120

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Origin Systems December 22, 2009
Bomberman Fantasy Race Graphic Research May 18, 2010
Bloody Roar 2 Eighting
Raizing June 8, 2010
Soviet Strike Electronic Arts September 14, 2010
Rockman Capcom January 18, 2011
Metal Slug X Nazca Corporation, SNK Playmore January 18, 2011
Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo Capcom February 1, 2011
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Victor Interactive Software February 8, 2011
Pocket Fighter Capcom February 8, 2011
Destrega Koei February 15, 2011
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire Koei February 15, 2011
Saiyuki: Journey West Koei February 15, 2011
Xenogears Square Co. February 22, 2011
Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!? Capcom March 8, 2011
Parasite Eve Square Co. March 15, 2011
Legend of Mana Square Co. March 22, 2011
Dino Crisis 2 Capcom April 19, 2011
Threads of Fate Square Co. April 19, 2011
Breath of Fire IV Capcom August 16, 2011
Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!! Capcom September 6, 2011
Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness Capcom September 13, 2011

dgnfly 30 May, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   121

Chrono Trigger Square Co. October 4, 2011
Chrono Cross Square Co. November 8, 2011
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Capcom November 29, 2011
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile Namco December 27, 2011
The Legend of Dragoon SCEI May 1, 2012
Myst Alfa System May 15, 2012
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Darkworks May 22, 2012

and what aobut the NIS america avatrs for the netherlands

dirtyCAT79 30 May, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   122

Yet another thing Sony needs to learn from Apple: PRICING.

Its turning out to be cheaper to import games from another region.

You sell far more copies if portable games were charged as such. People don’t value them the same as a console / pc title and therefore are less inclined to pay.

Combine this with obviously jacked up prices compared to the US (ever heard of sony?)

STUPID_DAD 30 May, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   123

1st June

50 euro price cut on vita

Offer lasts for 6 weeks then price returns to normal

Sony trying to get them E3 sales

Quinlank 30 May, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   124

I feel sorry for you guys working on the blog. Having to deal with so much crap about things you can do nothing about must an extremely thankless job.

Some of us appreciate the effort though, so cheers for the update.

supersmith2500 30 May, 2012 @ 3:30 pm   125

STILL no Pinball Arcade Classics for the Vita and heck, still no t@g app when advertised last time and other free apps for the Vita? Seriously Sony I’m and also we getting sick and tired of this.

No true PS1 classics, no true PS2 classics, overpriced games while US gets it cheap and too many delays for Europe. One day Xbox 360 could become the best selling console of all time if Sony Europe doesn’t do their job right. PS3 did strong in Europe and might not be soon if this keeps up. Way to go Sony for screwing up Europe…AGAIN!

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 11:38 am    

    Finaly Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, Silent Hill, Street Fighter Alpha 2 all want a word with you!

procion 30 May, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   126

Golly-gosh, I can see why Jawad might not want to read all of this, nor brave the storm to Submit any answers….

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 11:39 am    

    And yet I still do it. Bullet proof, I am.

    I’m not. Please don’t try to shoot me!

fauxtronic 30 May, 2012 @ 3:33 pm   127

Like others, I’m fed up waiting for a PS Plus update, and I am more than a little alarmed to hear that the service is being changed.

Having said that, if the rumoured new levels of subscription make it seem like a worse deal, then I suppose my only reason for checking this blog will evaporate along with my subscription… and that isn’t actually a bad thing.

I hate having to come here for subscription related updates which really should be delivered via the console itself.

KylieDog 30 May, 2012 @ 3:34 pm   128

Why is Resistance $36 on US store and £40 here, $36 is about £23. So we getting charge double the US rice almost. THen for some reason the file size in EU is significantly bigger and Vita memory card prices are a joke for the little space you get on them.

Do you wonder why the Vita is tanking at retail? People are not mugs, you try to treat us like mugs though.

…this is why I and most people will not buy a Vita.

suprnova32 30 May, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   129

this is [DELETED]!!! why the hell would you advertise new content when it isn’t available yet!!! How much longer are we going to have to wait to be able to play Harley’s Revenge!!! I hate this!!!

InF3cTeD_Lug1a 30 May, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   130

Im getting tired of this PSVita crap. First they throw us a bunch of ports to the console to make us happy until after E3. Second, the first FPS exclusive to the Vita comes out and looks like crap, from what ive seen from the reviews. Third, you wont even let us try it for ourselves (Except for the US, because they are so special) and you raise the price and memory for us! How awesome!

I will be buying gravity rush because they do deserve it, but once I conclude that the only games coming out this year are LBP, COD and ports, ill be selling my vita.

Izorpo 30 May, 2012 @ 3:48 pm   131

actually people aren’t wrong by questioning Jawad in regards to the offers this week – he infers information on the offers (re specific items on sale) will be able in Andy’s post – they weren’t – what Jawad should have stated is to visit the playstation store to see what offers are available

also wanting to state people need to google embargo – embargo does not infer or mean kept secret – it references the availability (the prohibition of goods (such as an arms embargo) therefore by not stating what will be on offer – if the term embargo is too be applicable means that offers will vary by store- meaning not all areas in Europe will see the same offers

so by refusing to state on a blog people use in relation to information on playstation goods – is a means to prohibit any customer backlash in regards to availability of items within the same PAL region…so by stating people need to google embargo I think someone needs to first understand what embargo actually means – being secretive is not an embargo

matthewbarr 30 May, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   132

Am I missing where the Special Offers are posted now?

DANTE234 30 May, 2012 @ 3:50 pm   133

Reason why is the british tax is at 20% and prices are more expensive in uk than america even if resistnace burning skies was only £30 or £35 on the store it still will be more expensive, but we will say we have saved £5 or so.

suprnova32 30 May, 2012 @ 3:51 pm   134

why ist that the content is not up yet!!! is almost 5PM!! it should be up by now! come on sony!!

KillaT2501 30 May, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   135

Could someone on the PSN team please address the issue of why games are actually priced higher in the digital store than hard copies (This week’s offenders are Resistance: Burning Skies & Prototype)? This really comes across as greedy and perhaps if the reasoning behind your business conduct was explained clearly then I would feel less ripped off every week. When the PSN started to release fully fledged disc games we were promised that prices would be cheaper. This has not come to fruition.

killerjayify 30 May, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   136

God damn it still hasn’t updated and its 4 pm ish

killerjayify 30 May, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   137

Ok all i want is the [PROTOTYPE2] excessive force pack and the Dragon’s Dogma dlc

Golwar 30 May, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   138

I’m glad that I managed to resist buying the Vita. The current criticism, especially regarding the stores and regional disadvantages, is exactly what I feared to see. If Sony won’t get any smarter, don’t be surprised if Playstation 4 will fail in Europe.

chrisandsheva 30 May, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   139

is there anyone home……
erm, was going to ask why,why and why Again, But reading the comments i feel i couldn’t possibly add or contribute any more to whats being asked, explained and rated as ‘disgusting’, .. by most everyone who has any intelligence and sense of justice/fair-play atleast.

One question i would like to ask though, with the INFAMOUS2 game now costing about 3quid in US.. messin, i ‘think’ it’ll work out around £12(ish), (for the plus subbers), will/can us mere UK/EU folk expect a more realistic price anytime soon, as atm it’s £49.99, i would be hoping for it to ‘maybe’ be in this secret E3 sale, But IF it is i will probably just end up disappointed (Again), i mean we, well you.. (scee) are never going to come close to matching ‘those’ kind of deals. just wish there was a (official) sceuk, as most prob it would be better than the present system. (for us brits, i mean).

The_Alpha_MaleJZ 30 May, 2012 @ 3:59 pm   140

Why would i wanna buy prototype 2 on store when i can buy it for £25!

Yet again weak update!!

CHRiSK-UK 30 May, 2012 @ 4:03 pm   141

It’s got to be said time and time again, pricing is just way to high on full DD games. These games can found way cheaper on disc format at various online retailers. You’re making the digital download market seem like a joke in comparison. £50 is not what people usually pay for games.

Dreadaxe 30 May, 2012 @ 4:04 pm   142

Will EU store get the Ultimate Editions

Pesico 30 May, 2012 @ 4:11 pm   143

Picking up Resistance: Burning Skies and the Gravity Rush demo. Been looking forward to the first one since Gamescom 2011.

abcookie5 30 May, 2012 @ 4:12 pm   144


Hawkboi 30 May, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   145

Sony I am disappoint!

OverHeel 30 May, 2012 @ 4:19 pm   146

£50 for Prototype 2 when it’s £20 at most places in the UK?

£40 for Resistance?

You’re having a laugh.

Absolutely pathetic.

Urbaniak- 30 May, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   147

The store has been updated, if people want to know now.
I just baught Harleys revenge
game on guys!

darrenj1 30 May, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   148

Why is Mad Riders listed as PS plus when its the same price as normal users?

suprnova32 30 May, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   149

for everyone complaining about pricing for EU versions of games, you can open a US PSN account and buy the games from there. That’s what I do. I live in Germany and have DE, UK, UK and JP accounts. Once you need to buy something, you can do it via the BestBuy page that link will take you to the ordering page. Once there pay with your EU credit card, as billing address put what ever address comes up with.

TaK3_ReflexzZz 30 May, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   150

I can’t find Harley Quinn’s Revenge anywhere?!?!?!

CoolRichy008UK 30 May, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   152

mr Jawad Ashraf i hope ratchet & clank HD collection hits the ps store next weds that is also ps plus month in june 😀 and i hope it will be a discount for ps3 plus users

and as long as the collection is either £19.99 or £29.99 or cheeper for ps plus users il deffo buy it as long as it htis the ps store the same time as retail

we want ratchet n clank HD info Jawad Ashraf sniff it out plz and when for the ps stote

suprnova32 30 May, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   153

damm this stupid line brakes! just go to bestbuy and search for PSN Cards

blitzkrieger001 30 May, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   154

Wow, Europe gets such a nice treatment as alway. Such a great prices and not to mention regular updates.
Great job, AGAIN! -.-

JetSerge 30 May, 2012 @ 4:26 pm   155

I join all the posts about Pinball Arcade above. Sony, please provide the official statement from your submission review team. It’s not like you have a busy schedule for Vita releases, but the lack of good games. Delaying it for almost 2 months is not acceptable.

If you have the reasons for such a delay, please explain it to your customers, don’t remain silent for weeks.

All we need is something like “submission review is in progress and the game is expected to be available in N weeks”.

I hope the level of bureaucracy inside Sony is not too high to deliver us this “N” number.

uncleniccius 30 May, 2012 @ 4:27 pm   156

Any word on a price drop of Resistance, it full price on the store, but got reduced on the US one.

CoolRichy008UK 30 May, 2012 @ 4:29 pm   157

for ratchet and clank HD info look at this it might be 100% i dnt know

8th june uk AS LONG as they add them to ps store same time as retail il be happy

Catkiller1 30 May, 2012 @ 4:35 pm   158

@ Izorpo

If your post was aimed at me, then that’s why I stated to google embargo.

Can’t be bothered to explain the whole process, as it can be quite complex.

Andy has been told not to post any information & I never said it means secretive, I stated that his hands are tied. If an Embargo has been placed, then there’s nothing he can do, as he’s covering himself from futher backlash.

I work in the legal sector & we have Emabrgoes placed from time to time, & they can be quite serious when breached!

Catkiller1 30 May, 2012 @ 4:36 pm   159

@ darrenj1

Doesn’t the PLUS version of Mad Riders include DLC?

KaiserSoza13 30 May, 2012 @ 4:36 pm   160

This better be the best damn sale ever.

MadMackemUK 30 May, 2012 @ 4:41 pm   161

Wow £40 for bs and no demo, so more expensive than the usa and no chance to try before you buy. I wonder if that iws a reaction to the bad reviews. Glad i have this on my rental que.

KaiserSoza13 30 May, 2012 @ 4:43 pm   162

Please update the store now,this is way too long to wait.

ge0smash 30 May, 2012 @ 4:44 pm   163

Why some people try to cover mods?? EU psn is crap! Hope that the secret deals will be good..

chrisandsheva 30 May, 2012 @ 4:49 pm   164

Hello Jawad… First off i don’t intend on being sarcastic, but it probably will sound that way.
Am i correct in remembering that when you were given this weekly ‘heads-up’ blog that Andy kinda introduced you as someone that would, or was going to be ‘mainly’ concentrating your workload ‘around’ this erm,.. responsibility, ie no ‘sorry, but had important meeting, or just so busy with other duties, oh and the best one, (true as well), this (answering heads-up stuff) isn’t part of my job description, i do this without pay.. ‘ that we used to see very often. As IF i am remembering that correctly, i am kinda curious why you seem to delay answering ‘any’ comments for a few hours.. ie 2hrs and 40min today, which has been the rule lately… i mean Why ?.. and what are you doing while waiting for the set time to elapse… i think you answer many comments, but not the ‘touchy’ ones (sadly), But to me it looks (the blog) as bad as it’s been for last few years still.. (imo, of course).

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:43 pm    

    Oh my…are you…keeping tabs on me? Sarcastic wasn’t my thought 🙂

    I do actually have other duties to tend to but I do tend to you guys as quick and as much as I can along with my other duties.

    The touchy issues are just that, touchy. The time may not be right to reveal certain information so I have to pass up responding more often than not until the time is right.

    Where I can answer, I will. Where something requires extra info, I’ll chase it. Right now that’s more difficult with E3 and generally getting in touch with certain people can be easier or harder as they too have other things to tend to.

    I hope that answers some thing. I won’t say what I do every minute though because that’s too creepy, heh.

hastings69 30 May, 2012 @ 4:50 pm   165

Also where’s D&D daggerfall????

SteDE 30 May, 2012 @ 4:52 pm   166

@Jawad’s response to post 31 regarding I Am Alive:

No it wasn’t fixed, I checked near the end of the sale as well as the start. Surely you can put it on sale again as you didn’t actually do it the first time as promised. Please respond.

chirtman 30 May, 2012 @ 4:52 pm   167

Would like to see Sky Odyssey on PS2 available, a much underated game in its day. Very enjoyable and a little different from all the typical first person shooters and platformers about.

Any chance?

kivi95 30 May, 2012 @ 4:53 pm   168

157# The RRP is £45 so it’s a £5 discount. The thing is that the RRP is cheaper in USA.

162# Their is a trial.

windsorblue01 30 May, 2012 @ 4:55 pm   169

@SteDE what price did you see it at i saw it at £3.99 i think that was the price

KaiserSoza13 30 May, 2012 @ 5:01 pm   170

Cheated again I see,no PSP or Vita games in the sale.

chrisandsheva 30 May, 2012 @ 5:10 pm   171

Last ‘comment’ on this (again bad update)…….. i hope.

So sony/sce allow the US to have a 4th July sale, yes ?.. and like most things US it’s probably massive.. Well why isn’t sony/sce allowing this for ‘other’ regions ?.. obviously i am refering to the Queens Diamond Jubilee atm, But thats just going to be a one off, till whatever the next one is called happens.. but Every country has a special 4th July kinda event, Yet i can’t ever recall anything ever being done for others, But am ‘allmost’ certain the US DO get the (pardon the pun) ROYAL treatment for their big national day, wth is Really going on with all this ‘special treatment’ ?.. also it’s all well and good just blaming everything on sce.. But surely some blame lies at ‘our’ reps to sce for the (obvious) lack of commitment on our behalf..

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:45 pm    

    Andy deals with special offers and promotions. Where time allows (as well as other stuff) then yeah, we’re happy to do offers for certain periods and/or events. In fact, you may see things like this more often in the not so distant future.

Izorpo 30 May, 2012 @ 5:13 pm   172


I know what an embargo is – my mother is a lawyer (albeit in the US)so I have some understanding of law and how it works

the point I made in my original post – when I quoted Jawad – was the heads up post made it appear that information about what was on special offer (re details) other than a vague notion of what will be on sale – there is a difference

perhaps semantics is too complex to explain here is a link to provide greater understanding

embargo deals with trade re prohibition or the respecting the trading rights of “whatever” country – the only way embargo is even applicable is if the offers are different by each country (as in their is an embargo on providing Germany will violent games or NIS supplying dlc to Scandinavian countries as well as Poland)

confidentiality would provide a more accurate description of Andy’s inability to post details

Carnivius_Prime 30 May, 2012 @ 5:14 pm   173

@172 I’m already sick to death of the Jubilee, don’t need reminding of it on my PlayStation where I go to ignore such things. I’m all for sales though. 😛

PeppermintShore 30 May, 2012 @ 5:15 pm   174

Access on the Vita store says ‘There are no content items’

waypoetic 30 May, 2012 @ 5:21 pm   175

Hey Jedward. The Resistance demo is out on the Vita PSN store. No quit your job and work on that attitude.

ruimn 30 May, 2012 @ 5:25 pm   176

Hello, I have a question, why is the demo of Top Gun not available in Portugal ? after all the game is already for sale in Portuguese territory.
I appreciate an answer,thanks.

Rui Miguel

OrderSora 30 May, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   177

Gravity Rush is a great game, no question about it, but I was bit disapointed over the fact that the demo is the EXACT same demo that was on the display vitas on stores.

uncleniccius 30 May, 2012 @ 5:31 pm   178

Getting an error whilst trying to look at the E3 offer, every where else on store is fine.

Kuja84 30 May, 2012 @ 5:35 pm   179

Afternoon, any idea when and if we will get breath of fire 4 (ps1, on the usa store of ages!) and a request for shadow hearts 1 and 2 for ps2. Hidden gem that. Any hints for a demo of the fab dr who?

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 11:11 am    

    No ETA for BoF. It’s talked about and that’s about it.

    No plans for Shadow Hearts, though, sorry 🙁

uncleniccius 30 May, 2012 @ 5:35 pm   180

@ordersora, I don’t think they want people to see to much without purchase; so I think it’s fair. I LOVED the demo.

BigPaja 30 May, 2012 @ 5:38 pm   181

Greeting Jawad!

When I was asking about Warhawk for PS1 last week, I didn’t make myself clear. I know that it’s available to those who redeem their Starhawk network pass. What I want to know is when will the game finally be publicly available to everyone else for a price.

I’ll re-iterate about the previews, too. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon that was released today has preview images from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2. They may be similar games but they certainly don’t look the same.

    Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 5:46 pm    

    Hi again!

    There aren’t plans to change Warhawk, sorry.

    I’ll let the ops guys know about Ghost Recon. Thanks! 🙂

Klart 30 May, 2012 @ 5:38 pm   182

Jawad in full sarcasm mode.

I guess it’s hard being the spokesperson for the EU Store.

OrderSora 30 May, 2012 @ 5:41 pm   183

@uncleniccius, I know what you mean, but I still think they could at least put something more,since they made such a deal of the gravity rush demo I thought it was a diferent demo.
But that’s just my opinion, it’s still an awesome game. ;D

MrVidler 30 May, 2012 @ 5:43 pm   184

Error code 80023110 when clicking on Special Offers….

PLPietras 30 May, 2012 @ 5:43 pm   185

I want SPYRO!!!! Please!!!!!!!:(

STUPID_DAD 30 May, 2012 @ 5:48 pm   186

Yeah getting error code when clicking on E3 offers

Shikishima 30 May, 2012 @ 6:00 pm   187

I just received my order containing “Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland”, however it seems as if the DLC for this game is not available in Norway or the other scandinavian countries and Poland.

It seems as if NISA and KOEI will no longer publish DLC to the above mentioned countries. As this has happened to their other releases this year as well.

I’m deeply dissapointed with this decision as I generally enjoy their releases, and have bought most of them on the PS2 and PS3.

This is one of the major reasons I’m very worried for the future of my favourite hobby when more and more content is available only as downloads or DLC.
When small groups of countries or single countries get denied content like this, there is no way to know if a game announced for “Europe” will be available to you.

Fan1wwe 30 May, 2012 @ 6:02 pm   188

Hello, I was hoping that a Sony dude can answer this…
Is there any plans to bring Timesplitters 1, 2 and/or 3 as a DL game for PS3, hopefully with full online capabilities?, This game series was the main one I played on PS2 and am hoping to see it come back to the PS3, would love to see it, but at this time, I would more like an answer as to whether it will be coming to PS3 at any point.

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 11:04 am    

    At this moment in time, no. It’d definitely be a fun one to bring over.

abdirizak007 30 May, 2012 @ 6:09 pm   189

what about jak trilogy when it comes on sale? 🙂


EndOfLevelBoss 30 May, 2012 @ 6:11 pm   190

Where is Resistance? All I see is the stand-alone network pass.

Tuet0ne 30 May, 2012 @ 6:11 pm   191

pleeeease can you tell me why there is no preview images for the games/demos on the vita store anymore? Why start doing it then just stop?

MrVidler 30 May, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   192

Still have an error code on loading the E3 sales section… Need me to come fix it for you? Patience is a virtue….

supersmith2500 30 May, 2012 @ 6:17 pm   193

@ #191
Resistance: Burning Skies doesn’t come out on Friday in the UK. Didn’t you read the other older blogs dude?

supersmith2500 30 May, 2012 @ 6:19 pm   194

Mean’t Resistance is not out yet until Friday. Sorry is misunderstanding.

EndOfLevelBoss 30 May, 2012 @ 6:24 pm   195

@ #195

Thanks. That’s what I thought but this blog implies it’s out now. They should update it to say Friday.

XR-NOFEAR17 30 May, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   196

Is there any information about when we will get the Hyperdimension Neptunia avatars in the EU store?

blendercat27 30 May, 2012 @ 6:33 pm   197

Thank you Jawad for delivering these updates every week and putting up the crap that some people spew out in comments. You’re a champ!

I’ll definitely be getting the new Arkham City DLC. Looking forward to that, and all the E3 stuff next week. Exciting times.

I only wish people were more respectful and behaved like decent human beings. The internet does some strange things to people, and makes them think its okay to harass someone doing their job.. and for what? Some 45c AVATARS? Spyro and Crash Bash? (L2ebay) What the American store has? Sigh…

I’m grateful the PS3 launched without region coding. So glad that’s a thing of the past. But I understand why digital distribution has a long way to go, and there’s still so many hurdles in localization, marketing, draconic classification/ratings systems in places like AU, NZ, DE; not to mention taxes, prices, and so on..

Folks just need to be patient, and show respect for the guy who does this update, responds to your questions/demands and makes enquiries for you EVERY WEEK.

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:58 am    

    Your explanation on digital distribution is excellent. Maybe you should take my place 😀

Rybo1314 30 May, 2012 @ 6:34 pm   198

Still no Walking Dead Episode 2!!!!!! Totally heartbroken lol please hurry the hell up haha

CoolRichy008UK 30 May, 2012 @ 6:39 pm   199

if you dont like sony prices from 1 to 100 comments MOVE TO THE USA AND GET A PS3 THERE

Gokhanca 30 May, 2012 @ 6:40 pm   200

@suprnova32: it’s so obvious that you dont have a PSVita… yes you can have every region account on your PS3, but on Vita it only accepts 1 account… if you want to change it, you need to reset vita… and when you already have some games on your UK account, you dont want to reset your vita everytime you want to change games…

emw80 30 May, 2012 @ 6:40 pm   201


Do you think there will ever be Ratchet & Clank titles (PS2 & PS3) released on the Store for us in future?

I’d love to be able to re-live the older games on my PS3 i enjoyed them so much.. and could we get the PS3 releases of Ratchet & Clank like Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time?

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:54 am    

    Well, the Trilogy is coming out so I hope that’ll keep you very busy.

    The other PS3 games are always a possibility. After all, Uncharted 1 and 2 are coming so Ratchet may well follow but at this moment there aren’t plans for it.

Gokhanca 30 May, 2012 @ 6:47 pm   202

by the way, there is still no Resistance BS on the PSStore… only network pass for £8

Newcloud 30 May, 2012 @ 6:53 pm   203

Is resistance out today

spoon_1992 30 May, 2012 @ 6:55 pm   204

Hi Jawad,

Last week I posted about the free resident evil avatars that were supposed to come with resident evil 4. Any news on that yet? I know that you are probably busy with E3 stuff at the moment but please don’t forget about me! 🙂

Thanks 🙂

KILLA_187_CBORG 30 May, 2012 @ 7:05 pm   205

where is the walking dead episode 2 damn you keep us waiting to long

harrypsvita98 30 May, 2012 @ 7:25 pm   206

any news on littlebig planet and t@g??

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:47 am    

    You know what’s next week, hehe! Maybe something will happen there. Maybe…

crusher915 30 May, 2012 @ 7:34 pm   207

The Uncharted 2 DLC does not work with my platinum Uncharted 2, help!

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:45 am    

    Make sure the DLC matches the disc code you have. The code is on the DLC description and on your disc and the box (and/or manual).

GenocideHeart 30 May, 2012 @ 7:59 pm   208


Any chances of seeing Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for PSP on the store? Every OTHER SW game is already on it…

EccentricJon 30 May, 2012 @ 8:15 pm   209

Still nothing updated in my PS+ section of the store. 🙁

And I’m going to ask again whether there’s any news about the Purple Knight (Blacksmith) DLC for Castle Crashers?
I’ve all but given up hope of a response, but I will keep banging my head against the wall until I hear something.

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:39 am    

    Noted and I will see what I can find out. Remember, E3 so people are running around (physically or mentally, maybe both) all crazy like.

JediKnight246 30 May, 2012 @ 8:29 pm   210

I hope the first three Spyro games on PS1 will be released on the PS Store soon, and the PS2 Spyro games as well since there’s a PS2 Classics section now. 🙂

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:34 am    

    Please wait for more information on Spyro 🙂

    The PS2 versions are probably a lot harder to manage, sadly.

EndOfLevelBoss 30 May, 2012 @ 9:09 pm   211

Resistance is apparently not available until Friday. That’s fair enough as that’s the release date for the retail version but this blog is very misleading as far as that title is concerned.

vherostar 30 May, 2012 @ 9:09 pm   212

No ultimate editions like the US? Thats a downer.. They keep getting all them awesome deals. Red dead redemption with all dlc for just over £11? we get nothing..

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 10:33 am    

    We’ve been doing similar offers before but naming them “Complete Editions”. The titles may vary but otherwise yeah, we’ve been doing something similar for a while.

RaidenRaider 30 May, 2012 @ 9:34 pm   213

I have some questions about today’s PS2 Classic re-release of Ghost Recon.

1. Is the Desert Siege expansion included like in the original PS2 disc release?
2. Why do the preview images show Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 instead of Ghost Recon 1?
3. The price on the PlayStation Store for Ghost Recon says £7.99, while this blog update says it costs £5.49?
4. Does the multiplayer work again?

Ganglari 30 May, 2012 @ 10:01 pm   214

Seriously, still no Pinball Arcade? Any word on when it’ll be out?

DallasX 30 May, 2012 @ 10:17 pm   215

The store is weird for me. When I select the Atelier Meruru icon it’s just empty. No DLC or anything. Same thing happens with Disgaea 4 DLC.

Catkiller1 30 May, 2012 @ 10:22 pm   216

@ Izorpo

I understand all that but you’ve just touched on Embargo in general. There are many forms of embargo & Andy never stated what embargo was enforced. If you checked the link I provided, you would notice that I included news embargoes & Press embargoes which are “hush” related. Basically certain information may be prevented from becoming public & therefore “secretive” for a select period of time!

You do normally provide excellent information but i’m afraid it’s not as simple as just embargo! I will say again, I work for a legal firm so I have knowledge on this. Ask your Mother & she’ll state the many forms of embargo & Like I said, it’s very complex, that’s why I didn’t want to go into it!

sakulukk 30 May, 2012 @ 10:26 pm   217

I am looking at the store right now and I can believe what I am seeing. Atelier Meruru DLC content, description in english, not Porish… but oh nothing there, nice one, you got me there Sony. I laughed at my misfortune;

But we kinda are at the far rear of EU so maybe that is the reason for this treatment…

Anyway, waiting for Gravity Rush, since I have pre-ordered it long time ago… will probably sell my vita, as the next game I am interested in is Persona 4, but it was as always announced only for US for end of October 2012, not gonna wait 2 years for EU release… and who knows, seeing as content is denied for some countries more often it might not even get released here at the far rear….

lowrider007 31 May, 2012 @ 1:01 am   218

U.S. Gets Resistance: Burning Skies for only $36 and we have to pay £40?, why are we having to pay so much more for digital content?

I’m not touching that game at that price, it’s an insulting.

Connor_mufc_1985 31 May, 2012 @ 5:49 am   219

“but on Vita it only accepts 1 account… if you want to change it, you need to reset vita…”

this and the limited size memory cards are the reason vita sucks and it will fail miserably.

Gokhanca 31 May, 2012 @ 8:40 am   220

i don’t think it will fail miserably but people will start moving to US PSN, or wait for a crack to come and choose pirated games for demo purposes…
today i’ve learnt that Resistance BS Demo is up on Turkish PSN… kudos for EU PSN…

Dudley0Neill 31 May, 2012 @ 10:05 am   221

There seems to be a pricing discrepancy on the NZ store. Conflict Veitnam and Ghost Recon are both listed as being AU$11.45 yet the NZ pricing is $13.50 and $18.95 respectively. Could this please be fixed.

Thank you.

Catkiller1 31 May, 2012 @ 10:51 am   222

WOW!!!! I was not expecting this:

Finally we’ll be able to play Doom 1 & 2 🙂

Doom 3 with all DLC remastered with 3D capability & Trophy Support with Doom 1 & 2 included!


mdogg91 31 May, 2012 @ 11:37 am   223

Jawad as you like to ignore the question I’ll ask again.

Do you know when more psp titles are going to be supported for Vita?

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 11:43 am    

    Titles are added every now and then. One week may have a good few, the next not so much.

mdogg91 31 May, 2012 @ 11:49 am   224

Great thanks.

Don’t suppose you could make The Sims games compatible?.

Catkiller1 31 May, 2012 @ 12:03 pm   225

I hope this rings true:

That release would be the greatest collection that I would own & would keep me busy for a long, long time 😉

    Jawad Ashraf 31 May, 2012 @ 3:05 pm    

    If it’s based on the Final Mix versions then that’d make sooooo happy. If not, well, I’d still be happy, actually.

Catkiller1 31 May, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   226

We can only hope Jawad….we can only hope!

When it’s announced next week either within the Nintendo conference or Sony conference, if they are indeed Final Mix versions I expect it will be mentioned. If it’s not mentioned, then hopefully someone will ask!

Fingers tightly crossed on this one 😉

UnDeadBullet 31 May, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   227

What about Resistance Burning Skies Demo?
I can’t wait to play it =\
It’s already out in the last Update of the US Store.

Bahgra 31 May, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   228

Uhm, so what happened to Ridge Racer 7 3D licensed version on the PS store? I saw it in the news update yesterday, and i also saw it in the PS store yesterday, but today its gone??

UnDeadBullet 31 May, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   229

Jawad Ashraf, Please Anser me =]
What about Resistance Burning Skies Demo?
I can’t wait to play it =\
It’s already out in the last Update of the US Store.

lowrider007 31 May, 2012 @ 4:05 pm   230

Still no Resistance Burning Skies game/demo on the store 🙁

SGTSTEELFACE 31 May, 2012 @ 6:51 pm   231

The E3 special offers dont include God of war arent these deals supposed to link to e3 conference as id like to buy them i know they have been on sale before but i wanted to buy them when i pick up gw3 in july!

so does this mean there will be two weeks of e3 deals as if theres god of war im pumped to buy it

chrisandsheva 31 May, 2012 @ 9:14 pm   232

Thanks EU store.
You have just saved me about £30to£35, How ?.. Well i like to believe in living life with principles, like many others, so for your (whatever reason, sorry, Excuse!) failure in treating us as equals with other regions, (ok,Nothing new) regarding the ‘Demo’… yeah a demo (lol) of R-BS, Have you guys on the store heard of this title ?… apparently it’s The 1st Ever… fps handheld (real) multiplayer for handhelds.. or something similarly trivial.(lol), But as i said this ‘unfair’ though common reason, ie not having it, while prob EVERYWHERE else does isn’t the only reason i decided on following ‘your’ ie scee example in ‘just not being bothered, Enough, anymore attitude, towards buying another game i really don’t need, etc. No thats bad,, But whats tipped my hand on this, is the (again, Normal) total lack of explaination, btw Jawad, whats the guy with plat ed Unch2 do After he checks his bles number ?..Big lol.

Shadowdragoon 31 May, 2012 @ 9:34 pm   233

Im getting a feeling Jawad have me on a ignore list or something.. not one answer to my questions, or any post I have made.

PS, Jawad, Is it possible to get my account altered to be a US account? seems simpler to just order US psn cards online and get full game access/Dlc access AND cheeper prices/better service..

Bahgra 1 June, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   234

@234: Just make a 2nd account on your PS3, and when setting it up make it a US account. Then u can download from the US store with US PSN cards. And you will also have access to all the US stuff you downloaded on your original account.

Catkiller1 1 June, 2012 @ 4:21 pm   235

@ Shadowdragoon

Also google an address in California & use that, as you won’t have to pay any TAX on purchases. I’m not sure which areas within the US have TAX penalties, so it’s safe to stick with California!

Artemisthemp 1 June, 2012 @ 5:37 pm   236

@Hell-Raiser-85 Daggerdale was release last week or was it this Week (At less have a demo laying on my PS)

@Shadowdragoon and other asking why Scandinavia or Polen don’t get NISA DLC or Avatar.

The Reason for this are Sony new (Stupid) Policy, that require Publicer like NISA to translate Documentation (That we Customer never will see) into the country languages, that they wish it public in.

Example Norweigan for ShadowDragoon case.

KILLA_187_CBORG 1 June, 2012 @ 7:17 pm   237

when is episode 2 commin out for the walking dead ?? please answer

funnydude6556 1 June, 2012 @ 10:02 pm   240

Ok then so it won’t load up. Go to game, search for Prototype 2. Buy it from there. Learn from the freakin Vita (Aka the device you guys made) and price lower then retail. Nah I’m sure sony enjoys not having to dish out for that annoying paper and plastic and making us pay the same. In fact Prototype 2 was cheaper on release day.

Your charging an extra £10 for the retail version of a game that’s been out for a month already. That’s low even for you guys.

aleny25 2 June, 2012 @ 1:15 am   241

please very much bring the legend of dragoon in europe!!!!! thank you very much!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

mxk1000 2 June, 2012 @ 8:14 am   242

So glad the resistance demo came out before I went to pick up my preorder. Its terrible can’t beleave how bad the controls and sound are.

Saves me 39.99, happy days

STORMxPYTHON 2 June, 2012 @ 11:25 am   243

Iv’e just spoken to a member of IGN who’s on my PSN friends list and he’s under the impression that their is NO plus update for june due to E3. Is this correct?
As the content we got in may end’s in July and not june.

Please just let us know if this is correct or not as alot of the IGN guys think it is.

Skookie30 2 June, 2012 @ 12:50 pm   244

It quite simply easy to understand that claim is false it easy to understand why No Plus update yet.

why should they post 2 plus updates in E3 month plus wednesday update is the normal plus update day.

example they made the plus update just a week before with list of content minus the big plus announcement.

then after E3 they write the list of plus content again but added what was added via the big plus announcement.

no they hold info to Due E3 so 1 plus post list of games, what tier it is if any & what big changes.


Shadowdragoon 3 June, 2012 @ 11:32 am   245

@235 That would cause me to loose axess to PSP games on the Vita, Id prefear to have just one account.
Best thing sony could do whit this bloody mess is merge all regions into one, whit unified price/avavibility, and drop this each country a region crap..

STORMxPYTHON 3 June, 2012 @ 11:34 am   246

@skookie30 yeah i didn’t think of it like that.
I’m hoping existing plus subscribers are not going to be charged more come wednesday just to be able to pick the tier we want if the tier structure is implemented.

Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:44 pm    

It’ll be there when you return, too. Fear not!

Jawad Ashraf 30 May, 2012 @ 4:44 pm    

It’ll be there when you return, too. Fear not!