‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 7th November 2012


After some intense racing action in the office, it’s now time for you guys and gals out there to join Sackboy and friends in even more fun in LittleBigPlanet Karting. Customise racetracks, karts and costumes to your liking and play with friends for even more thrills!


There’s some Cross-Buy action to get acquainted with this week in When Vikings Attack.
Control gangs of civilians as though engage in frantic, madcap combat with rival teams. Pick it up on PlayStation 3 and you’ll also get the PS Vita version at no extra cost.


Collecting the first three Devil May Cry titles in one awesome package, Devil May Cry HD Collection is a great way to relive some of the finest moments from the Devil May Cry series. Perform stylish combos with Dante, or take control of Vergil in Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. Let’s rock, baby!


Developed by Platinum Games, Vanquish also joins in on the action this week. A third-person shooter created in a way only P* can, Vanquish will have your heart racing and your blood boiling with the various difficulty modes and missions on offer.

Prepare to have your mind blown with Dyad. Experience a mind-bending, psychedelic sensory overload. Blast through a reactive audio-visual tube creating harmonious synthesis of colour and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master the 27 unique levels. Grab it soon as it’s launching at a discounted price of £7.99/€9.99, and if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber then you will benefit from an extra 20% off, too.

And that’s not all. Other titles out this week include The Darkness II, pid, a playable demo of Epic Mickey: The Power of Two and more!

There are also discounts to be had in our racing and Battle Royale sales , including discounts on Ridge Racer, God of War Collection and plenty more.

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

Crysis 2 – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Cubixx HD – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Dyad – 20% off for two weeks

WWE Fan Axxess – 50% off for one week

PS3 games

Devil May Cry HD Collection
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All



Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ



LittleBigPlanet Karting
Price: £39.99/€49.99
Availability: All (UK/Ire 9th Nov)



One Piece: Pirate Warriors – Grand Line Edition
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Pid (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All



The Darkness II
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany



Toejam & Earl
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All



Toejam & Earl in Panic On Funkotron
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All



Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All



When Vikings Attack!
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


PS3 demos (Free)

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two
Availability: All

F1 Race Stars demo
Availability: All

PS Vita games

When Vikings Attack!
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


PS Mobile

You are the Ref
Price: £2.79/€3.49

You are the Umpire
Price: £2.79/€3.49


Agarest: Generations Of War 2

  • 4th Extra Character (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Additional Massage Costumes (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Bonus Point Pack 7 (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Bonus Point Pack 8 (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Four Divine Beasts Pack (Free)
  • Frensberge Specialty Pack 4 (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Peddling Damascus Sp (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Right To The Blacksmith Pack 7 (Free)
  • Right To The Blacksmith Pack 8 (Free)
  • Shaldie Mail Order 2 Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Unlock Character Galleries (Free)

Availability: Not available in Finland/New Zealand

Crazy Machines Elements

  • Brainfood Pack 2

Prices: £2.39,€2.99
Availability: Not available in Denmark/Finland/Norway/Poland/Sweden/Turkey

James Bond Legends (content releases 9th Nov)

  • Eve Character Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Patrice Character Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Skyfall Content Pack (Free)

Availability: All

Lights Camera Party

  • The Good/the Bad and the Monkey

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: Not available in AU/NZ

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

  • Rare Racing Jersey (one week only) (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet Karting

  • Timesavers Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Network Pass (£7.99/€9.99)

Availability: All

Magic 2013

  • Magic 2013 Deck Pack 1

Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

Mugen Souls

  • First Generation Bride Set
  • Gamer Goddess Set
  • Lonely Goddess Set

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

PES 2013

  • PES2013 Online Pass

Prices: £7.99,€9.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • Dave Matthews Band Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)
  • Ants Marching (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Mercy (£0.99/€1.49)
  • So Much To Say (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Color Your World (£0.59/€0.79)
  • N9 (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Planet Smasher (£0.59/€0.79)
  • The Greys (£0.59/€0.79)
  • The Triangular Race Through Space (£0.59/€0.79)

Availability: Australia/Austria/Belgium/Denmark/Finland/France/Germany/Ireland/Italy/Netherlands/New Zealand/Norway/Portugal/Spain/Sweden/Switzerland/United Kingdom only.

Sniper Elite II

  • Sniper Elite V2 Multiplayer Expansion (Free)
  • Sniper Elite V2 Weapons Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Availability: Not available in Germany

Sports Champions 2

  • Full Unlock Pack

Prices: £1.19,€1.49
Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 7 (Free)
  • Color Palette Add-On 9 (Free)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

  • Add-On Pack 5: Harley Davidson Third Edition And Taxi

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Tour De France 2012

  • Tour De France 2012 – Database 2012 (£0.65/€0.79)
  • Tour De France 2012 – Dauphine (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: Not available in Turkey

Worms Revolution

  • Worms Revolution Mars Pack

Prices: £3.19,€3.99
Availability: All


LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

  • Rare Racing Jersey (one week only) (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

New Little King’s Story

  • Summer Set (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Supreme Ruler Battle Equipment Set (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Winter Set (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Work Set (£1.19/€1.49)

Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 7 (Free)
  • Color Palette Add-On 9 (Free)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz

  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sega White Pack (Free)
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sonic Pack (Free)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

  • Add-On Pack 5: Harley Davidson Third Edition And Taxi

Prices: £3.99,€4.99
Availability: All

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INS1GHTFUL 7 November, 2012 @ 3:03 pm   1

the preorder discount for when vikings attack didn’t work on the store. will the discount be extended to people buying to today?


No CS GO. Again =(

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   3

So once again no Retro City Rampage then eh? Time to visit VBlank on Facebook and see what is going on.

Also, I thought ToeJam & Earl would come eventually.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:14 pm    

    Sadly not ๐Ÿ™ . Once we have word from the devs that we can share we’ll be sure to let you know.

Dr-abdulelah 7 November, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   4

i can’t find Sports Champions 2 in saudi store


can we get the monster hunter games via ps2 classics please

Retro City Rampage.???????????????????

So bad so bad.


Hi jawad
Just wondering when the jet set radio avatars will be available to everyone other than plus members?

A_Nonny_Moose 7 November, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   8

Always feel the need to point this out, but a “New this week” section on the store should be a priority. It was removed once before and everyone complained until it was put back. Why remove it again?

Dyad for ยฃ6.40? Sold.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:17 pm    

    Suggestions are always welcome. Remember, there will be incremental updates to the store, so perhaps it may be included in a future update.

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   9


Any chance of releasing a Poppy Avatar that was requested many times last year? We were told this would be looked into for this year but I haven’t heard anything??

There should be more digital content where the proceeds or a % of the proceeds would go to charity. Children in Need, Sport Relief, Royal British Legion etc!

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:18 pm    

    A nice idea but it hasn’t come into fruition. I won’t rule it out entirely but it’s unlikely it’ll be happening any time soon.

TAL2008TAL 7 November, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   10

Hi Jawad,

Is there any chance you know anything about the following making it to the ps store?

Hitman HD Collection

Kingdom hearts 1 and 2

The walking dead episode 5

Any skyrim dlc


    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:20 pm    

    You’ll have to wait for announcements from publishers in regards to the releases. Of course, Walking Dead 5 is a give but I can’t speak of any dates.

Wrc3 for vita?????????


Been playing When Vikings Attack! since this morning (thanks to the pre order offer). Jolly good fun in co-op, and easily the game I’ll fire up the most when I need to waste 10 minutes on the train or something…

megaman Avatars!? jawad ? ๐Ÿ™‚

Jack-Bauer-89 7 November, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   14

Toe Jam and mother effing Earl! Awwwww yeah!

Carnivius_Prime 7 November, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   15

Still waiting for Retro City. I’d like LittleBigPlanet Karting but when it’s cheaper. I’ll take All 4 One from Plus freebies and perhaps a couple of sale items.


hi jawad
Just wondering when the jet set radio avatars will be available for everyone? not just plus members.

A_Nonny_Moose 7 November, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   17

Also what the hell is up with Retro City Rampage? Is the EU certification process really that much of a drag?

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:22 pm    

    I’m not able to provide details, but as mentioned above, once we have word from devs to share, we definitely will.


Nice update, great to see Dyad after a long wait.

Jawad have you got any news about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to share? I’m still looking forward to it, I hope it will be released soon!

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:23 pm    

    Sadly not. I know it’s probably the biggest pain for many of you, but there’s nothing I can speak of again this week. Sorry ๐Ÿ™


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

We need a date.

Ankh-Morpork 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   20

Hi Jawad,

Is there any chance we will get the Valkyria Chronicles II bundle pack that the NA store has?


supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   21

Oh and Jawad one more thing, what about the free Plus games and can you see Vblank what’s the hold up for RCR? Thanks.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:25 pm    

    Sorry! There is a Plus update, too of course, so you will see Crysis 2 and Ratchet from today.


Where is todays Plus Content (R&C and Crysis2) or is is just not posted here?

Carnivius_Prime 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   23

quit your spamming, onieyes.


hi jawad sorry but where is SPYRO i mean come on guys been like 2 years now =[ also no cs go still or retro city rampage please please pleeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssse tell me spyro will be here before new years because its beyond a joke i know its not your fault jawad but its not great =[

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:27 pm    

    I’m sorry…

    I was disappointed when Spyro got pushed back. I don’t have another date but I’m hoping it’s really close. Ther were a couple of issues our guys ran into so we’re working around those.

    Once again, sorry!

Gamesgbkiller 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   25

Why no Crysis 2 for plus ?!

cognac-vsop 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   26

what happened to the free games for plus?

Crysis 2? Ratchet and Clank? i thought that was this week..

so plus content for this week is only 2 discounts??? no avatars nothing?

CRASHBASHUK 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   27

the LBP karting one week t-shirt will it work with LBP2?

brucewillis215 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   28

Please remove the Singstar app away from the Game tab
and,Can you please tell me if Spyro and Counter Strike Global Offensive will ever release on EU Ps3?

StefNighthawk 7 November, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   29

Only discounts in the PS Plus part of the store update?
Do you know if Anomaly will ever be available in Belgium?
Any updates about the next phase of the PSM roll-out?


No Retro City Rampage again.


SeparateEntity 7 November, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   31

No Portal 2 DLC? Have Valve stopped supporting PS3 in Europe?

MartinB105 7 November, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   32

I was just getting ready to make a post asking for the status of Dyad. Great to see that it’s finally out! Now I can’t wait to get home. :p

AlexPSN89 7 November, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   33

@ Jawad:

Hi there, good fellow! How are you? As usual, I have my fair share of question, though most likely you already know the subject:

1) What’s the Spyro situation, will we see him before 2013?
2) If you don’t have a date, what’s the QA situation, more or less? Where are they stuck? And if you can’t say anything too specific, how far are they from their goal?
3) As a more generic question, are your colleagues at-the-other-side-of-the-Atlantic (SCEA) doing something about the spread between the content available in our Store and that available in theirs?
4) If not, do they at least have some kind of opinion about this, or are they simply aware of the situation of the European Store?

Thanks in advance for your answers, whether you actually answer or not.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:32 pm    


    1.2. As mentioned just a little bit above, there were a couple of issues we ran into that we’re currently working on. Will it end up being in 2013? I cannot say. I hope not!

    3. Depends on the content. We do wish to release as close together as possible but it’s not always possible (you know, the usual QA submissions, licenses, approvals, legal…)

Timethriller 7 November, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   34

Hi jawad

Any news on retro City rampage to share? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 3:34 pm    

    Once I get word from devs I’ll share. Then again, you might hear back first, too.


Ever thought that Retro City Rampage might be a released when PS Plus for Vita does? Maybe like Jet Set Radio?

We can hope ๐Ÿ˜‰

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   36


I forgot to add, Pid was mentioned a few months back by Ross that it would be a PLUS title, along with Knytt Underground & Big Sky Infinity to release later. Why hasn’t this been mentioned?? If they aren’t PLUS titles anymore why hasn’t this been explained did you think some of us may have forgotten? ๐Ÿ˜‰


Hello Jawad,

There is a major problem with the digital version of Uncharted 2 in our Saudi store! The DLC is simply not compatible, it is only compatible with the disc version with the code BCES-00509, I tried E-mailing Sony, it took them a month to reply, they asked me to delete game data and redownload the whopping 19.5GB, install it, and then redownload the DLC again, I did all that but still, the DLC is not recognized at all. I put a thread in the PSN technical forum here they tell me they’re working on it and I’m still waiting. Believe me Jawad this issue exists in our Saudi store, it’s not just me, I ran into someone in the forum who had the same issue and never got a fix. I just wanted to add you to the list of people who have heard the problem.

Thank you.

funkpower 7 November, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   38

Ha Ha! @OniEyes stop speaking the truth man! Your posts will be deleted!


Any news regarding the Vita PS+ details?

DanteofSmeg 7 November, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   40

seems to be going down hill now, still no news on retro city rampage, shall i cant have a US account on my vita and flick between them.
Would be nice to get news on the vita plus details that are meant to be coming for november.

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   41

@ cognac-vsop

This is the general Store Update. PLUS Update usually posts shortly after but as there was a post last week detailing what was included, I doubt we’ll hear anything else!


and then everyone went and bought their digital games on steam, at a cheaper price, with a better service and games that came out on time, rather than months later…. or not at all in some cases ๐Ÿ˜‰

the end.

Coody-Baroody 7 November, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   43


PLEASE do SOMETHING about the new layout of the Store? DLC to older games is now nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find unless you spend hours trawling through it all. Before the A-Z under All Add on packs would be the GAMES names under the A-Z but now….?

Its listed under the ACTUAL dlc packs name!! So unless what you want is brand new or to a huge franchise, browsing for DLC for my games has become a NIGHTMARE!

Nothings where it should be, get RID of the Videos, if something is on sale……I dont know why dont you actually put it on the Store in the Sale? ACR Lost Archives DLC ring any bells?

Please Jawad, the only thing that needed fixing on the Store was the Download list but thats the ONLY thing not been touched.


Best looking thing on there seems to be When Vikings Attack, it’s good to see more Cross-Buy games ๐Ÿ™‚

Also the prices for LBP Karting and DMC HD are at least sensible. While digital versions of games should really be cheaper than hard copies, given the reduced costs involved, it’s good to see them not start of being way more expensive for a change.

I’ve given in and bought Retro City Rampage on Steam. I might have waited if we’d have been given a date, but I was blindly waiting for a Vita release that’s seems like it’ll never happen.

Oh, and can anyone tell me what size When Vikings Attack is please?

XSeraph888X 7 November, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   46

No Crysis 2?


No Jet Set Radio Vita? Could you at least give us an estimated date?


1 = noting of intrest to me again 0.O not in deals not in store update

Price: ยฃ7.99/โ‚ฌ9.99 if price 5 โ‚ฌ i buy so i wait = mini games i not pay more then 5 โ‚ฌ
capcom = boycot , stil no release mh3 portabel hd on ps3/vita

ChemicalBacon90 7 November, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   49


To coincide with the release of the Mass Effect trilogy in December, is there any chance that you can arrange to have a sale on all of the Mass Effect 2 and 3 DLC that is not included with the trilogy?

I’d imagine that the publisher would be keen to support such a sale – it just makes sense right?

Thank you.

Bealinator 7 November, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   50

Hi Jawad,

I’m having two problems with the Store…

1) I got Dead Nation for free as part of the ‘Welcome Back’ scheme, but now I’m redownloading it (on new 500GB machine!) and it has a full game trial-style yellow icon next to it when downloading. If I have a problem getting full game who will I contact?

2) Another little problem: it seems the new Store is incapable of letting you download a game trial off the Plus section if you have already done it before. I was trying to download Scott Pilgrim vs The World (trial and unlock) and I was getting a 6kb download instead. The unlock key was a little bigger. Is there a way to get this sorted for other customers?

And one tiny question….

Do you know if Tomba! is almost fixed? Cannot wait to play it on my Vita.

As always, good work!

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:00 pm    

    1. You will need to contact customer service if it doesn’t function as it should. They will be able to look into entitlements you have.

    2. Odd one but I’ll pass it on.

    I haven’t heard back on Tomba!, I don’t see it being a quick fix.

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   52


With regards to Pinball Arcade DLC, it states Harley Davidson & Taxi tables but where is the Elvira DLC that was released last week within the US store? Is this incoming?

swatchthis 7 November, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   53

Does SCEE have a bad relationship with VALVe or something? No Counter-Strike Global Offensive or Portal 2 In Motion DLC either.

On a positive note, even though I’m not getting WWE ’13 until Christmas, I’ll buy the Fan Axxess now whilst it’s 50% off ๐Ÿ™‚


What about PS Plus for Vita?


Disappointed with the When Vikings attach pre-order not being able to do it through the Vita. Just doesn’t make sense having multiple store fronts, ( none that work well or show the correct details) For each of the consoles. Give us a store that can be accessed via any Sony hardware or even a Web based store that we can my purchases from a web enabled device.

Would have bought it but now I won’t, We buy the shiny new console and our reward is propitiatory memory cards, Over priced digital content and being discriminated against for buying the shiny new console.

CRASHBASHUK 7 November, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   56

@onieyes plz stop spamming on the blog -_-

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   57

@ CiastekPL

I don’t think the store has updated yet. I would wait another couple of hours.


Let the boycott begin.bad week as well cause was gonna buy LBP kating oh well.

Suzzopher 7 November, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   59

Purchased When Vikings Attack on Vita > Unable to download on PSVita lol


what the crap!!!!!!!
I didnt get PS+ for discounts I came for games and betas…..

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm    

    It’s been updated. The Plus post detailing it all came earlier this time.


I’m hoping that the plus update part is wrong, because i’m expecting to get crysis 2, Ratchet and Cubixx free today, like you guys anounced it last week!


Posted on 7 November, 2012 at 3:03 pm by INS1GHTFUL

the preorder discount for when vikings attack didnโ€™t work on the store. will the discount be extended to people buying to today?

Go On SONY do the right thing. Drop the price

Cyberendpunk 7 November, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   63

There is no way in hell I am going to support DMC2. I want the titles available individually, you hear me Capcpom!? You can take this collection and keep it where the sun don’t shine, DMC2 is atrocious! I already spent ยฃ40 on it back in 2003 which I regret to this day. Just let me have the magnificent original and the return to the form.

Also I hope Vanquish is available for free to PS+ subscribers soon because as a subscriber none of the free games appeal to me right now. I either already own or don’t care to ever play them, I mean, Crysis 2? Give me a break.

BTW more quality PS1/2 classics please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:12 pm    

    ยฃ20 for DMC1+DMC3. Those 2 alone are worth the ยฃ20, personally.

    As for Vanquish. No comment.

I preordered LBPK off PSN but I didn’t get the preorder costumes. ๐Ÿ™ HELP, PLEASE!


it has updated and there is nothing new >< just discounts…..

Gods-and-cats 7 November, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   66

Hi would just like to inform you that while my Ps Vita is happy to take my money for when vikings attacks it says that it is not downloadable from my Ps Vita system.
Is this:
a:its not yet been uploaded to the store (if so why can i see it on my vita)
b: a mistake that needs to be rectified.

Looking forward to a response


Question: Any chance we can get the DMC collection split up into separate games? I only want DMC3.

@OniEyes I completely agree with what your saying but spamming the comments section might not be the best way to get your message across.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:15 pm    

    Might be worth requesting this through Capcom’s channels. I wouldn’t imagine it to be a difficult task.


Nice of Dyad to finally arrive. I am looking forward to playing Retro City Rampage on my Vita in March 2015. There should also be quite a handful of PlayStation Mobile games when it finally rolles out in my country in 2017.
Before you say anything, I know there are other games to choose from but the problem is there is a fair amount of content not available for people who paid as much (or even more) for the hardware as those who have it at their disposal and I don’t think I’ve ever had that kind of problem (which should not exist in the first place in this day and age) as a paying customer.

Cyberendpunk 7 November, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   69


Couldn’t agree more; much slower, harder to find new content, search function is beyond awful and did I mention it’s slow as a slug!

Fix it Sony. Always one step forward and two steps back.


Any news about a Pinball Arcade bundle with a nice discount?

anyways good update ๐Ÿ™‚

Skykid360 7 November, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   71

Hello Jawad ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick question, will Black Ops 2 be on the store for launch? Or is it the usual Delayed Digital Release from Activision?

Would really appreciate an answer ๐Ÿ˜€


    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:16 pm    

    Hopefully same day and hopefully midnight, too. Can’t confirm that though.

Cyberendpunk 7 November, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   72

By #62 I meant OniEyes post about the store being terrible. Which got deleted because truth hurts.

RemyX-1988 7 November, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   73

1. Any word on when Retro City Rampage is due for release? I thought the developers or publishers would post on the blog regarding the delay, but I haven’t seen them on here yet.

2. Since “Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus” will be released on Xbox LIVE in the Netherlands this friday, I was wondering when the PSN is going to get it. I really want this game, so I hope it comes out fairly soon. Any news?

3. When is SEGA going to reduce the price of the Battle DLC for “Sonic Adventure 2?” The current price for the Netherlands is โ‚ฌ4,49, while the content goes for $2,99 on the US Store. Why do we have to pay twice the amount for the same content?

Hoping to get some answers regarding these questions today. Thanks. Happy with today’s update, though.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:39 pm    

    1. Sadly not. Once we (me and Fred) get word we’ll let you know.

    2. No news yet. Eager for it, too (Blazblue doesn’t do it for me)

    3. No plans to discount that yet, sorry.

doomsday619 7 November, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   74

Yay been waiting for today to come i can finally buy WWE 13 Fan Axxess god i love Playstation Plus thanks one happy customer and thankyou from my children *as they have been bugging me to buy it since last week lol*.

Graffin_G 7 November, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   75

No Portal In Motion DLC?

The US PSN Store got it this week. It adds a new single player campaign and move functionality to Portal 2.

I really don’t like the look of the new store. It seems a lot of the older DLC has either disappeared or doesn’t appear in the search. Why couldn’t you have left it the way it was? It was far easier to navigate and see what was new, and what was available for each game.

    Fred Dutton 7 November, 2012 @ 3:47 pm    

    Look out for an announcement on Friday re. the Portal 2 DLC. It’s very nearly with us.

MissDreamer 7 November, 2012 @ 3:22 pm   76

Please can we have the option to delete Singstar on the game section. I absolutely hate having it there in the middle of all of my games. It would also be a great idea to be able to delete some of the free downloads from the download list on the playstation store such as demos and other stuff. I just want to be able to tidy up my download list and get rid of the stuff I wont download any more.

Anyway, it’s good to see Devil May Cry Hd Collection finally on the store. I might pick up the Sly Collection in the all-stars sale which is cheaper than buying it on disc. Great sale guys. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

AsmodeanBT 7 November, 2012 @ 3:23 pm   77

Between these crap updates, non-communication, awful new store and forced ads on my XMB SCEE is really making the choice on where to go next generation easy on me.


No CS:GO, Portal In Motion or Jet Set Radio (Vita) ๐Ÿ™ depressing can i ask has CS:GO been canned for EU release now?

cognac-vsop 7 November, 2012 @ 3:23 pm   79

Please get rid of Singstar!!! give people the choice to delete it! or change its location atleast.. it makes my eyes bleed!

spagetti69 7 November, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   80


Any chance of resident evil 2 for the Vita?
How about original X Com too.

Many thanks. Again.


Hey there, just wanna put my thoughts in.

Great store update today, plenty of content, may pick up Split/Second myself and looking forward to the Epic Mickey demo.

I do have a few misgivings though. I realise there’s still trouble getting hold of the Spyro games for our regions but can we at least know what the hold up is? I’m really wanting to play these and it’d be a real treat to take them on the go with my Vita. Perfect sized screen for older titles.

And as Okami was out last week, will there be any chance of the Avatar’s the US had last year? It’s seriously one of my favourite games of all time and I’d love to express that some more through my online picture. I love my Ultimecia but its time for a change.

Also on the subject of Avatar’s, I agree there should be some Remembrance ones available, such as Poppies or Purple Hearts and the like, with a percentage to go to charities. I would gladly pay extra for avatars that were for a good cause. As in sure many of us would.

I do not want to see a advertisement for singstar every time i turn on my PS3.


Still no dawnguard

PAUL_UK-77 7 November, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   84

nothing good here

and the new store layout is horrible .. should left it how it was and just fix few things

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   85

To all with regards to Retro City Rampage.

It was explained last week that there will be a Blog Post sometime this month detailing the release date etc & some information.

bidbaldwolf86 7 November, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   86

Hi Jawad

Why can’t we preorder games through the Vita store? When Vikings attack looks great and the preorder price is even better but because I only have a Vita I can’t take advantage of it. It seems strange to alienate one section of gamers.

MordecaiHunter 7 November, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   87

Any News About “Dokuro” for the vita ? the usa have only had it about over a month or so now…

And JAWAD Why have you stopped listing the avatars and themes on the heads up ?

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:44 pm    

    The posts tend to get quite long and timing is an issue, so I’ve had to trim some things off. Sorry!

ok i made my point. Time for a sandwich ๐Ÿ™‚

RustySpoon80 7 November, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   89

What is this months (November) PS+ game of the month?

tiago-kun 7 November, 2012 @ 3:29 pm   90

The plus games update is also today right?

I have just a few questions about the content on the store, there’s two games I can’t find that were released quite a while ago:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled, I read somewhere that it was pulled from the US store, did that also happened with the EU store?

Sonic CD: This one I know it’s still there. I downloaded the trial from my downloads list, but if I search in the store I can’t find the trial or the full version.

I actually enjoy the new Store, it was a bit slow at first but it’s fast and nice visually, but I do agree that the Singstar in the menu is really annoying, at least move it next to the Playstation Home or give us the option to remove or something…

And it’s not just a style problem, but also an usability one: let me explain, I have albuns setup so I have the content organized, when I want to play the game I have on the tray I press the pad a few times and hit x to start, I do this for years now and suddenly, every time I do this, I enter Singstar. And like me, there are many other gamers in the same situation.

Anyway, I would like some feedback on my questions above. Thanks.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:53 pm    

    Yes, Plus should update today.

    TMNT was removed from EU stores a little while back due expired licenses.


where is crysis 2? wasnt it promised to be in the PS+ section for today , november 7 ???


Will Germany ever get to see a release of Killzone HD?

Graffin_G 7 November, 2012 @ 3:29 pm   93

Yes, the new store is god-damn awful.

It’s worse than Windows 8, and that’s saying something.

I think there’s a reason the US chose to keep the old layout for a while longer.

The new store is a mess. The amount of steps you have to go through to find the latest content for say, Rock Band each week is a joke. Previously it was under the “latest” section with a huge Rock Band icon and it was easy to find. Now you have to go to latest, add-ons, filter by newest, and then they’re scattered amongst 400 other entries. It’s a joke. Who came up with this design?

Please change it back or give us the ability to choose what layout we want to use. It’s simply not practical or useable anymore.


I’ve already asked that in previous blog entries, but it was ignored… Fred, Jawad, please reply to this:

1) What happened to the Soul Calibur V music packs in the ITALIAN store? They’ve vanished without a reason, please do something, report to the main technical staff, who knows.
2) Will we ever get a discount for all the addons for Soul Calibur IV and V? (especially the latter)
3) Why Under Defeat HD costs 22 dollars more than the US digital version? It’s supposed to cost 30 dollars in the US, it’s still less than our 40 euros.
4) Will we ever see a discount for the Need For Speed franchise in the future? (except the new Most Wanted of course)

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:56 pm    

    I’ll ask about the removals. I’m guessing there’s a publisher reason to it.

    Let Chris know about discounts in his sale posts and he’ll see what he can do.

Jawad replies, Fred reappears and even edits the article to prevent further confusion! … it almost feels like christmas! ^^

Seriously, why can’t you guys always handle it that way? It’s not really complicated.
Very good content and sales this week btw.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:57 pm    

    Work load can unfortunately get crazy, and of course with errors that do occur, we’re busy chasing those up and tearing our hair out over them.


Not wanting to start the old US V’s SECC store battle. But the US store has a PS+ discount for when vikings attack.

Vita owners can’t even get the pre-order price..


โ€“ 95% of the PS2 games are garbage, release good games. / totally true
โ€“ Charging ridiculous amounts for digital games./ also true
โ€“ Forced to have a Singstar icon on the XMB. / should be removed, cause me no like it and i dont like to sing. so yeah.

vonhammer 7 November, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   98

Was looking for Portal.

MordecaiHunter 7 November, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   99

Chris – Fred – or even Jawad

Will we be getting the New Plus Games Today ?


SCEEs process to get games on ps store is really BAD. So many games that have been delayed over here and so many games we have yet to get. Don’t give us it’s diffrent rules over here in Europe becuase why is not that stopping your MS?

RoronoaSouthe 7 November, 2012 @ 3:33 pm   101

@Fred and Jawad – atleast one of you answer me…

I am not going to post my truthly post which i believe you’ve been considering as spam. If you dont wish for me to moan and complain then can you give me some way so i can put a complaint in and recieve an answer? Thats not hard and i’m even asking nicely.

I sent an email in on the 1st and now its the 7th and have had no reply, atleast give me the respect as your customer to stop ignoring me and help..

And i stick my my comments i will not be purchasing anything from the store until im ackownledged by the staff.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:00 pm    

    Consumer services do their best to respond to consumers where they can and in a timely manner. They get swamped with e-mails and comments, so it may take them time to address your concerns, and sadly, sometimes they won’t due to the work load and priorities. Hopefully you’ll hear back from them.

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 3:34 pm   102

@ tiago-kun

Yes, TMNT Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, was also pulled from Europe.

Ants_Pai 7 November, 2012 @ 3:35 pm   103

OH! I had ยฃ20 set aside to get me some Portal 2 action but Devil May Cry Collection is delicious at that price, thank you!! I’m glad more and more of these games are making it onto PSN since my Blu-ray drive died about a year ago and I really on this store. Thanks again guys but maybe Portal 2 next week? ^^ Super happy!! THANKS!!!

Vintsukka 7 November, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   104

Hi Jawad!

There is (or was) a Plus exclusive DLC pack for Dungeon Defenders in the US store. Any chance we could get it here as well?

I’ve asked this in the comments of a couple of Plus posts but haven’t received any answer.

Nightmare966 7 November, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   105

Jawad, I hope the Darksiders II Season Pass problems will be fixed today, do you know anything about it?

almighty-slayer 7 November, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   106

When are we getting the Portal 2 Move DLC? ๐Ÿ™

mman1235 7 November, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   107

#100 there was soppused to be crysis 2 and 2 other games but there isnt anything in the store ><

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   108

do peopel in sony working to make psn shop beter ??
also i say slower then before + icone size = +- litel bit to big .
also not abel to use prey pay cards in store ( only works in xmb under acount )

i hope u get mesage of some lalala icone = not be respectful to us .
also not comunicating why some games are not comming out = not good ,
peopel not love to be left in dark .

dlc skyrim = not en of memorie ??? if jes i hope u put lots more in ps4
to many freezes + bugs in ps3 generation = working on mi system .

2 tings i rely hate = not corect price
+ games not working like ith need to be 59.99โ‚ฌ = lots of mony to lots of peopel .

EternalChaos72 7 November, 2012 @ 3:38 pm   109

jawad what avatars do we get today?

what avatars do we get next week if u have any info on that.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:03 pm    

    Just Sports Champions 2 today, I believe. I don’t have next week’s content on hand at the moment.

Bumblebee 7 November, 2012 @ 3:38 pm   110

I’m pretty sure admins don’t bother reading past the first page but…




Also please get the “boffins” to bring it back to the SingStar app and iPlayer.

It’s REALLY annoying that we keep losing features.

I logged on with my Vita (and formerly PSP) to my PS3 every Wednesday when I get in to browse the store because the main TV is usually in use.

It was a GREAT feature. I’m wondering why I bothered with my Vita because Sony seem to keep forgetting it exists!

Please stop taking features away from us!

Also, on a side-note, the new store design is awful. I loved going straight to the “New this week” section and being able to see it all. The new version has stripped this from me, and splitting stuff out into Games, Demos, DLC sucks. Where are the themes? Where’s PS Access? Why is Plus not as prominent? As for the new search function… horrible. Why did I buy a wireless keypad? Why, in fact, have I stuck with Sony for so long when they don’t care about their customers?

tired-hippo 7 November, 2012 @ 3:39 pm   111

I just accidentally got the vita version of when vikings attack when I don’t have a vita! You mentioned that when you get the PS3 version of it you get the vita version free…..does that work the other way round and if so, how can I go about it?


Hi Jawad,

I’ve been raising the issue about the Plus content on Store updates for the last couple of weeks, but it seems that my words are not being considered.

We need a more thorough information about what’s in for Plus subscribers in Store updates posts. We once got all the information about avatars, themes, etc in this post or in a separate post with all the plus content.
Just look at the mess you almost created by leaving the already announced Crysis 2 and R&C A4O out of this post.

Currently we need to go through almost every post on this blog to know which discounts on which releases or sales we will get, and sometimes the information is simply missing. As when we get to the store there are new Avatars, themes, or whatever discounts that were not communicated.

Please, consider my words as a way to improve communication.


    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:06 pm    

    Generally, Plus posts are made to give you that information, rather than to rely on this post. I do add what info I have received into this post now, but your main info should always be from Plus specific posts.

CHOWYUNFATT 7 November, 2012 @ 3:40 pm   113

If anybody is on the fence regarding When Vikings Attack you can check out my review at The Vita Lounge (all one word) It’s an amazing game.
Worth every penny.

Simmy_82 7 November, 2012 @ 3:40 pm   114

Toe Jame & Earl games!! Woohoo!!

Also the instant game collection i am happy with the new additions!

So? Just wait for the store to update in some few hours.

Will we receive some avatars + theme for Plus this month? Since the blank field issue occured in the old store, you guys have been very sloppy with those contents.

No Ragnarok Tactics for Europe? >_>


Ohh and never ever pre order from psn surly you know better by something always ends up going wrong.i have no trust and respect for SCEE it’s just let down after let down.

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   118

tired-hippo cal sony in un contry = explain to sony u made mistake

= reasen why new ps3 store u need to confirm 2 – 3 x to buy thing ๐Ÿ˜‰
sorry littel joke

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 3:43 pm   119

How much memory does Crysis 2 take anyone? Thanks.

Lethalx08 7 November, 2012 @ 3:43 pm   120

I’ll answer skyrim DLC questions. Bethesda are having trouble getting dawnguard running at a “acceptable” framerate etc on PS3 (but they have said it’s running & is ok for the majority so they really want it working so the picky whinging people won’t moan). Due to that hearthfire is delayed.

Patch 1.8 on steam included PS3 DLC info within the files so we have some hope.

If this guess is correct i think the may be laying the framework for the DLC within the next few patches allowing dawnguard/hearthfire to run smoother at launch instead of buggy game then patches.

KylieDog 7 November, 2012 @ 3:44 pm   121

Store needs a ‘new this week’ section badly, finding anything currently is far too much work.

If I cannot search easily, I will not buy.

CHANG924 7 November, 2012 @ 3:44 pm   122

hi Jawad,

dont know if you’ve mentioned this yet but any new on ps plus for the vita. is it still coming this month? and the cloud when will the cloud saving serves for the vita be available?


GametimeUK 7 November, 2012 @ 3:44 pm   123

Still no Counter Strike and I am not surprised. I have had to resort to buying it on a different platform. The sad thing is that the game is incredible and EU Playstation owners are missing out.

I had money ready to give Sony. Out of all the platforms I wanted to support the Sony console. After being treated to a free weekend of playing it and a discounted price I saw no reason to wait out for a PS3 release.

Congratulations on losing a customer. To be fair, I don’t even think you have lost a customer because from what I have gathered Counter Strike GO will not even see the light of day here in Europe.

Congratulations on this HUGE mess up.

P.S… can we get single versions of DMC on the store? I only want the first one.

Voodoo341 7 November, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   124

Next to no PS+ discounts and no apology for the Dyad delay. At least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed people.

mman1235 7 November, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   125

I just heard the PS+ update with new games is about to come ๐Ÿ˜›
srry for being rude there I was sure you were pulling a beyonetta on us XD

any ideas for the date of the PS+ GOW: ascension beta which was confirmed to be this winter ๐Ÿ˜€


Ok, here’s some constructive criticism re: store design.

I won’t complain about layout, but can you, please, make the store working through remote play? The old one was working seamlessly, so I could arrange all the purchases/downloads with my Vita from the office, so I started to play immediately after coming home.


I can’t believe there some people complain about singstar icon and new store. what wrong with singstar? you can’t use it ps3 and can’t play games because that ? NO_ Is a simply icon like others if you don’t use it simply ignore it. Now the store, bring back the old store? for what because you can’t used to really? I know loading slow because start like game but then is fast very fast, all the games you want is in front of you and not need to open again and again different icons. maybe the demos is not necessary to put in kart they must download at onces and the download list need search menu but i tnink they fix that and add more option for everyone. On topid now, great update a lot new games very nice

cognac-vsop 7 November, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   128

EU PS Plus is better than US PS Plus.. month after month! you guys are the best! I salute you sir!

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 3:46 pm   129


ragnarok : odysee not tactics
nope only usa lounch past week
europe next jear i hope ( if sony give option to buy usa language version = instant buy )

i am very hungry to buy also the game like lots other rpg lovers who have already vita !!!!

Can we please have some more ps2 classics e.g the getaway?
And where is nfs most wanted? (ps2)
P.s why is call of duty: WAW not working online, or is it just me?

DethronedEmperor 7 November, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   131

Any news on how much longer were gonna have to stare at those 2 singstar plonkers every time we turn on the PS3, or eject a disc. Seriously, they have to go.

chad1990 7 November, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   132

Hi Jawad,

Is there any chance in the future that the store will remove the minimum ยฃ5 top up? I’m tired of having to spend a fiver just to buy a DLC pack which costs like ยฃ2.

Nintendo let you pay just the required amount on the 3DS eShop (e.g Theatrhythm song for ยฃ0.90p)
Be great if Sony could do this too….?

Player42791 7 November, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   133

@Jawad or Fred

Is the store constantly being updated to fix where things are and stuff like that? For example DLC that hasn’t been set to a specific game?

I’m getting my nephew eyepet for christmas and I’m struggling to find the DLC on the store. The DLC for eyepet and friends is sorted under the main game but the DLC for eyepet isn’t categorized in a similar way.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:13 pm    

    Yes. Updates are frequent, so what may be placed incorrectly may be fixed the next time you see it. Obviously given the amount of content to go through it will take time.

Lethalx08 7 November, 2012 @ 3:51 pm   134

Vblank update for RCR on facebook is same as SCEE. It’s coming but no idea when. From that i can only assume SCEE testing is the hold up.

If it’s bugs SCEE finds either we have a brilliant QA team & SCEA doesn’t or the bugs are cause by the multiple languages…. or due to multiple countries laws things need removing/changing etc but due to other console versions not being delayed i’m leaning towards bugs/glitches.

gator_macready 7 November, 2012 @ 3:52 pm   135

Toejam & Earls for me!!!

Lethalx08 7 November, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   136

And finally a request. Any chance of the psygnosis game Overboard! (PS1) being released on the store. Took ages to remember the name & now i can’t play it with out *cough* something i will not speak of on here haha.

Lozjudai 7 November, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   137

Hi where did the dissidia 012 final fantasy music dlc disappear?

Hrimgrimnir 7 November, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   138

Any ETA for Closure on the European stores?

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   139

Also to people who is asking for Portal 2 DLC and CS:GO.

Blame it to Valve.

DanteofSmeg 7 November, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   140

Vita plus details delayed until next week, shame no one told us on here.

DanteofSmeg 7 November, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   141

Sony will postpone the full launch of PlayStation Plus for PlayStation Vita, as Sony has confirmed Chris Howe unfortunately. Originally, they wanted to give today announced the first details to.

In a short statement reads: “The blog entry has been postponed to early next week as we finalize all the details.”

Until then, however, can already take advantage of the first discounts on some items, and German PlayStation Plus users have exclusive access to the demo of Silent Hill. Book of Memories

    Fred Dutton 7 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm    

    That’s misleading – the launch of the service hasn’t been delayed at all. We were hoping to announce some of the content this week but have had to dot a few extra ‘i’s and cross a few ‘t’s. We’ll hopefully be able to spill the beans early next week. I think it’s a great line-up – it should be worth the wait.

my, my.

…only (CENSORED) kissers are allowed on the blog, eh?

(u know who u are ๐Ÿ˜‰


Could we please have a “New this weekโ€ section on the store, it should be a priority. I have a horrible time finding stuff on the store so I gave up but would like to have a easy way.

webb0001 7 November, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   144

Why no Dyad for Australia and NZ?
Let me guess the devs were to cheap to pay for the classification costs…

Dante_Zero 7 November, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   145

18 replys still not really answering anybody’s query’s. It getting ridiculous with the constant stonewalling from SCEE. Whats the point in even having a comments section if you cant answer people questions as it leads to spamming although i agree with the point made in the spam. If you stopped stonewalling people and gave them answers maybe this would stop. Its bloody ridiculous and in last 6 months at least, the blog has gone so downhill that one has to question the validity of it and whether there is any point in having one due to the fact that you the staff are so removed from the community that there’s just no point. On a side note, PS PLUS is a bad joke in that the vita service was confirmed to launch today. We’ve had no details and now were are being told it’ll be next week before we get details. Again announcing something great for the vita and then it doesn’t materialize. Tempted to phone CS and cancel the remaining 15 months i have on plus tbh because the overall service has turned into crap.

    Fred Dutton 7 November, 2012 @ 4:04 pm    

    I’m not sure where you’ve got your info, but a date for Vita Plus has not been officially announced anywhere. Like I’ve said above, it’s coming soon, it’s on schedule, and you’ll learn more very soon.

Bgjknpqswvyu 7 November, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   146

Can I add a couple of suggestions for the PS2 classics? Extreme G-Racing & Fire Pro Wrestling Returns

Jawad !!

One week has passed…

What is going on ? ๐Ÿ™

My question from last week:

”I bought Assassins Creed 3 on PSN and Beneditc Arnold Missions are not free !!!”

Others have the same problem:

We all bought the game on PSN and we are all under SCEE.


Onna76_NL 7 November, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   148

Nice update though common guys bring in some more action for the Vita! Im also one of those gals owning a 3ds but the Vita is so much better imho!

Bassmonkey_Mike 7 November, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   149

hi, do u know if capcom are gonna make re2 vita compatible anytime soon?? cheers.

Lethalx08 7 November, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   150

@ OniEyes nope but spamming isn’t tolerated haha. Make your point without repeating the same damn thing 7/8 times & it may get noticed.

Anyway you aren’t the only one annoyed at the new store, singstar icon… i dislike the store & HATE the singstar icon just being there & isn’t movable.

Cap1tal-G 7 November, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   151

1- Annoying Singstar ad in the XMB is easily solved by moving over to an Xbox 360 instead. Their ads appear to be based on stuff you actually play.

2- Functional store with working updates, discounts and dlc, Xbox 360.

3- The ability to search the store using keywords, Xbox 360.

4- Counter Strike, Xbox 360.

5- For crying out loud will you please sort that poor lad out with his Spyro!?!?! Even Jimmy Saville would have fixed it by now!

No, I’m not an Xbox fanboy, Ive been loyal to sony Since 1994. I had to buy an Xbox because I got fed up with SCEE letting me down.

Is anyone at SCEE taking an interest in their loyal customers views on the ever decreasing quality of service they receive? Because I haven’t heard back from them yet.

I give this post 1 minute before it gets removed.

danielm1979 7 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   152

Please fix the “what’s new” section on the store to a “what’s new this week” section.
And bring back the alphabetical sorting in the Rock Band DLC folder.

@OniEyes: Yeah, I know what you mean. You have my sympathy.

Onna76_NL 7 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   153

Im missing the what is new section as well in the store, especially with the updates for the newest avatars and (dynamic) themes.

tired-hippo 7 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   154

My post vanished and I don’t know why O_o

“I just accidentally got the vita version of when vikings attack when I donโ€™t have a vita! You mentioned that when you get the PS3 version of it you get the vita version freeโ€ฆ..does that work the other way round and if so, how can I go about it?”

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 4:19 pm    

    There should be 2 products to download – one for Vita, one for PS3.

    Let me know if this is not working out for you.

TomczasPL 7 November, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   155

I’ve catch R&C for download (btw 15,9 GB NEW RECORD – Last Record InFamous – 15 GB) now waiting for Crysys 2:)

@ Spam

…what about the singstar Spam on my XMB?

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:03 pm   157

hi onna76_nl hoe gaat het ?
jep i need more games calibers ac3/ uncharted /wipeout end please no esy ports . also mini games like sunflower / bur the rope are funy mini games ath corect price .

Smokewarrior 7 November, 2012 @ 4:04 pm   158

hey jawad .
first time commenting just wondering why my American friends are displaying kick ass ac3 avatars while im left looking behind the times having to still use ac rev ones ๐Ÿ™‚ any chance well get them soon?

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:05 pm   159

onieyes = 154@ spot on
en now shhhhhhh

SerenityVerse 7 November, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   160

Will Uncharted 3 ever come to the store?


Remove Singstar from XMB please. I know it’s sony’s console and all but i payed for it and i want to use it just the way I LIKE IT!!! and customize it… did you got paid to do this to us?

Dante_Zero 7 November, 2012 @ 4:08 pm   162

Its was in one of the comments that staff posted on the blog but are you wanting me to track back through a months worth of blogs to find that information?

JohnoBoy 7 November, 2012 @ 4:12 pm   163

Nice update this week, especially on the PS+ section

A few of issues I have:

1. Pricing seems inconsistent in the Israeli store, specifically for bundles, an example will be avatars that cost 1 ILS each but a 4-avatar bundle of the same avatars will cost 5 ILS.
2. When Viking Attack pre-order didn’t work for me and wasn’t available through Vita, please extend the pre-order price for this week.
3. While the new search is nice and quick, please let us have the old keyboard search, at least as an option.
4. Please shorten the purchase process on the new store. Right now it’s too long: “Add to cart -> Proceed to checkout -> Checkout -> Confirm -> Download” is way too long.
5. My user comments still await moderation for no apparent reason. Other users around here use foul language and spam multiple comments and my comments who had never been rude or offensive always await moderation.

Luizelgespuizel 7 November, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   164

I’m expecting a big discount or a free with plus offer (vita+Ps3 version) for Retro City Rampage because of the delay. Really ridiculous that’s it’s almost a moth ago that the USA version was released, and over here we got nothing.

LiquidSolid 7 November, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   165

Availability: Not available in AU, NZ

LOL! I knew it! SCEE is the worst. What’s that, you say? This is because you put it in the publishers hands? Well that’s neat, justify screwing over your own customers that way. There are a number of policies you could have come up with to ensure their customers are not screwed over:
a) Require all games be released everywhere, unless banned.
b) Incorporate all the various ratings prices into the certification fees.

But you haven’t. Instead, SCEE doesn’t care about their customers and have continued to be perfectly happy to screw them over. You’ve even done it yourselves a few times, as SOCOM Tactical Strike never got released here (thus, impossible for me to buy).

That’s it. I’m buying a Xbox/WiiU next gen.

flameboyNE 7 November, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   166

So we finally see Dyad get a release in amongst all the madness of the triple A releases. Still no Retro City Rampage despite it having been in certification since before it’s US release! Why are you commenting saying as soon we hear from the developers we will let you know when it’s your own processes that clearly need looking at? You promised the developer of RCR was going to appear on the blog this week I hope this happens either tomorrow or Friday as I don’t reckon it will today.

Aside from my own jealous desire for these games you are really screwing over hard working indie developers who now will certainly miss out on a ton of sales when both Dyad and RCR were due for release during relative quiet spots in the release schedule.

flameboyNE 7 November, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   167

I’m with Liquid Solid I’m jumping to another developer next gen Sony have made a catalogue of errors this gen that I can’t be bothered with going forward.

KylieDog 7 November, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   168

15.9GB for R+C All 4 One?

Seriously need stop with retail titles for PS+, more PSN games…


so where is that youtube app announcement you said soon but with SCEE it could mean years from now. like that army off missing content you guys keep ignoring.

Catkiller1 7 November, 2012 @ 4:21 pm   170

@ supersmith2500

Crysis 2 is 6.18GB

NiroseDK 7 November, 2012 @ 4:21 pm   171

when will more psp games come to ps vita. i really want star wars battlefront renegade squadron on there.

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   172

i realy hope 4 sony
ps4 = 499.99 โ‚ฌ max + ps3 compatibel if not them are gone have hard time

danielm1979 7 November, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   173

Post 154 by OniEyes: Comment of the year!

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   174

Thanks Kat, just beaten Bulletstorm. Crysis 2 which is the GOTM is next on my hitlist.

SergioDaly 7 November, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   175

the pricing in DMC collection is unfair comparing lets say LBP karting… LBP karting is 2 times DMC in ยฃ but in โ‚ฌ it is not. the pricing in โ‚ฌ is always a bad conversion for us โ‚ฌ consumers and UK people have always a unfair advantage. (nothing against UK people, just want to be treated equally)

Portal 2 in IGC for December and a good deal on the DLC for PLUS subscribers will make you and Valve good money… ๐Ÿ˜‰

DAVIE222-PSVita 7 November, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   176


chrisboers 7 November, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   177

For those that keep complaining on delays on the EU PSN Store, the developer of DYAD issued a very interesting insight in what can cause these huge delays in an inteview with EDGE:

mman1235 7 November, 2012 @ 4:29 pm   179


why isnt there yet the PS+ games for the Isrealian EU store? ๐Ÿ™
plz tell me

Bumblebee 7 November, 2012 @ 4:31 pm   180

I love SingStar. I’m more than happy for it to be on my XMB. I’ve bought hundreds of songs back when the songs that came out were actually any good. My hope is that one day they will get some more good songs available rather than the rubbish the team parp out these days.

I just wanted to voice the other side of the “SingStar icon” controversy. Not EVERYONE hates it… but I do think people should be able to move or hide it if they want.

I’ll say this again though.. BRING BACK REMOTE PLAY! And a decent “New This Week” section that covers ALL the gaming items (I don’t care about video).


A new this week section as has already been mentioned would be great. Some organising within other areas is also needed, have you looked at the addons section for littlebigplanet 2 on the store? it took a lot of finding to get to the dlc my kids wanted earlier this week

Rat_Partrol_17 7 November, 2012 @ 4:31 pm   182

why no psn + stuff ??
was looking forward to it


I never was good in English but I bever new “soon”, “hang on”, “I’m sorry” and “I look into it” means “go away I’m not a gamer and I don’t care”.

Graffin_G 7 November, 2012 @ 4:34 pm   184

Even though I play SingStar regularly, I can understand people’s frustration with the unnecessary icon appearing on the XMB. It should be an optional install like the TV channels, or at the very least, rather than appearing on the XMB like that, allow us to group it with our other PS3 games downloaded from the PSN in a folder. Less XMB clutter please!

It also urks me that they moved the trophies!

But, by far the worst is the new look PSN Store. The search feature is retarded. Finding new content is far more difficult and time consuming. Even the redeem code function looks awful (no hyphens).

Why is it that the US Store can remain the same, get new content on time, and not have old content disappearing?

Is Crysis 2 up on the store yet i cant see it


atleast they have enough new motto’s 2 pick from instead off that joke MAKE BELIEVE. cause they are bisacly making us believe we will ever get any good content.

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:37 pm   187

jes but ith needs to change drasticly very fast .
i beleave lots of mistakes are made by to many pers.
if u understend u have more work in europe then in usa
why not start first whit Europe rules ….blalala

= if u created games on ps3 tem are almost evry time good on every consolle , but stil some gamedevlopers are to stupid to understend !

same system in laws en language = dificult 1st then more esy parts .


will dead space be hitting the store?

MordecaiHunter 7 November, 2012 @ 4:38 pm   189

You Must have missed my post..^_^..


And there are New Items this week i have just been on the store, and seen them

And Also Yet Again There are no Trailers for the new dynamic themes,

Just Sums up the whole store team imo’ LAZY !


Would someone please explain why the Gundemonium Collection has been removed from the store? I tried to purchase it but it no longer comes up in searches on the store

I would like to point out that it actually takes longer to navigate the store and with the new store design you have actually killed the impulse and casual purchases someone will make

Most items you have to search for, which means you have to actually know what you want to purchase in the first place. As the genres are far from complete and often the content is wrong its a pain purchasing anything.

It’s a bit like walking into a gamestation and they have nothing on the floor and the only readily available titles are the ones they want you to purchase on the counter, no browsing which means ultimately a loss in sales.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who likes to browse a shop in hopes of finding a game I never heard of or may have overlooked in the past.

inflamedturd 7 November, 2012 @ 4:40 pm   191

hi jawad ..please reply ..can you guys put resident evil 2 back on the vita store. i heard it was pulled because someone said they couldn’t change to disc 2 on the vita. so the eu store pulled it without proper testing first ..because to change disc on the vita you hold down on the screen until a menu appears then go to switch discs… its that easy please put it back it workes fine. people that downloaded it b4 it was pulled say it works just some noob that didnt no how the vitas menus work. thanks and keep up the good work.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:30 pm    

    There are other reasons for this I can’t go in to detail with. When it’s ready to be made available again, it will.

fauxtronic 7 November, 2012 @ 4:42 pm   192

November 7th 2012. 16:42 GMT.

Crysis 2, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Cubixx HD all missing from the Instant Game Collection. None have a 100% discount if found through search.

Before the new store arrived, new PS+ titles usually turned up between 3 and 4 pm BST (so 2 and 3 pm GMT).

Does the new store mean the usual store refresh time has changed?

I have to go out now so am annoyed some of these mega downloads can’t take place while I’m out.

ChemicalBacon90 7 November, 2012 @ 4:42 pm   193

Apologies in advance if this has been answered before, but…

Regarding PS+ for Vita, if you already have PS+ for PS3, does that mean you automatically also get Vita PS+, or do you have to buy the Vita PS+ separately?

Surely you’re not going to provide separate instant game collections for PS3 and for Vita, along with all the other Plus benefits for each console, for the same price of ยฃ40 a year?


monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:44 pm   194

o.0 mi foult so ragnorack tactics realy exists
on psp1 realy never seen before.
then posibelity to geting ith on vita = very slim

but i am awaiting ragnorak odysee .

Lance_87 7 November, 2012 @ 4:46 pm   195

Iโ€™ve already asked that in previous blog entries, but it was ignoredโ€ฆ Fred, Jawad, please reply to this:

1) What happened to the Soul Calibur V music packs in the ITALIAN store? Theyโ€™ve vanished without a reason, please do something, report to the main technical staff, who knows.
2) Will we ever get a discount for all the addons for Soul Calibur IV and V? (especially the latter)
3) Why Under Defeat HD costs 22 dollars more than the US digital version? Itโ€™s supposed to cost 30 dollars in the US, itโ€™s still less than our 40 euros.
4) Will we ever see a discount for the Need For Speed franchise in the future? (except the new Most Wanted of course)

dark_angel69 7 November, 2012 @ 4:48 pm   196

Nice store update this week. Sadly not for me. Great news to those who haven’t played Crysis 2 and Ratchet and Clank all 4 one. Shame there was nothing i don’t already have. Aw well hopefully next month will be better. And that’s great news about Vanquish on store. Loved that game from the demo then bought it on day one. Played it over and over again. Heard it didn’t sell well but i thought it was amazing so have my fingers crossed for a sequel.

Jawad, I like that list which TAL2008TAL has said in comment 10. I’m looking for the news on Kingdom hearts. From what i already know Kingdom hearts 1.5 reMIX has been announced as an exclusive for Japan only and that kingdom hearts 2 will be in 2.5 reMIX. Surely the rest of the world will be getting them also, right? Is it possible you could find out for us? I’m having no luck getting a reply about it.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:32 pm    

    If I knew about KH I wouldn’t be able to say anything. As it stands i actually don’t know anything about a western release. I do hope for it myself, personally. KHI with KHII gameplay? Yes please!

Workshed 7 November, 2012 @ 4:48 pm   197

I can only assume from the lack of replies about Jet Set Radio Vita that it’s going to be one of the PS+ Vita games?

By the way, is Counter Strike GO now a PS4 launch title in Europe? ๐Ÿ˜‰

bashforking 7 November, 2012 @ 4:49 pm   198

probly the only reason they removed new arrivals is so you have to look around and find which then something else might catch your eye and your buy that aswell making them more money

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:50 pm   199

jep + The Last Guardian + ff13 versus ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


Why can’t i gift a game to someone ๐Ÿ™ !!

i would be buying twice as much stuff !


ragnarok odyssey wordt meschien eind van het jaar of 2013 door gungho online entertainment hoop alleen dat het door gaat dokuro wordt dit winter als goed is. maar met dit waardeloos europe branch kunnen we elke psp game wel vergeten want is nog stted niets nieuwe bijgekomen bij Vita compatible.

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 4:57 pm   202

dgnfly ik verwacht die game niet voor april/ juni
ik zou er ook liever vandaag dan morgen mee gamen .

sony is gewoon een ramp op vele vlakken .

tired-hippo 7 November, 2012 @ 4:57 pm   203

Hey Jawad
Alas I only seem to have the vita version on my download list at the moment -sad face-

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:33 pm    

    I’ve been informed the entitlement issue should be all resolved so this should now appear correctly for you. Again, please do comment back if not.

King_Ubu 7 November, 2012 @ 4:58 pm   204

*Attempts to navigate the playstation store.

* Discovers all the menus are squashed because someone thought it would be a good idea to reduce the size of the store space by 50% whenever you open any menus.

* Attempts to find what he wants by search

* Discovers search doesn’t work*

* Comes online to try and find out where the content is… finds out none of it has been added despite asurances from SCEE that it would be there this week.

Do you not want our money or something? The store is a mess, the search doesn’t work, and how can you go from 24 hours ago saying ‘why yes Crysis 2 will be on the store’ to both that and the other games not being on there.

Just how is that possible? Can you explain how this is actually possible?


just so there is no misunderstanding here…. I buy a new game and send it to someone, not any of my old games that i already used.

you know….like steam has


just so there is no misunderstanding here…. I buy a new game and send it to someone, not any of my old games that i already used.

you know….like steam has

why does it show its a duplicate comment >.<

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 5:01 pm   207

Sithik u have to many โ‚ฌโ‚ฌโ‚ฌโ‚ฌ
i am always oppen to geting donations ,lol

Lozjudai 7 November, 2012 @ 5:04 pm   208

HI Jawad.

Can i ask what happen to some of the dissidia 012 final fantasy music tracks.
I cant find them in PS3 but with PSP i can find them just fine. I would like them to be in the PS3 store because i cannot connect my internet that well to PSP.

Thank you for advance.

Wraith_Bringer 7 November, 2012 @ 5:06 pm   209

Hi Jawad,

Two questions of my own please.

Does ToeJam and Earl work on Vita? If not, why not?


When does the video section of PSN get updated? Red Dwarf has been on three episodes of season X for over two weeks now and episode 6 airs tomorrow. :/

Many thanks buddy!

Michelasso 7 November, 2012 @ 5:08 pm   210

Is the store going to be updated one day or another? I’d like to increase my Instant game Collection…

Where heck is store update?! I don’t have anything new in the store whatsoever! No Crysis 2, no dicounted Fan Axxess. WHAT’S GOING ON? Are we going to get it later than usually or never?! You’re making fun of us?!

KILLERGAMER49 7 November, 2012 @ 5:17 pm   212

Ratchet and Clank All 4 One is already free. You just have to search it because it isn’t on PS Plus section yet.

Michelasso 7 November, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   213

Thanks Killegamer! I am downloading R&C indeed. 16GB? Amazing!

Skookie30 7 November, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   214

@jawad you missing the ghostlight game it should also be out today.

@ Fred why I’m I blacklisted then while other protest still on show eh. ๐Ÿ˜

AaronSOLDIER 7 November, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   215

Hurry up and update the store

King_Ubu 7 November, 2012 @ 5:23 pm   216

So no Crysis 2, however Assasins Creed 2 and brotherhood (full game) is free… or at least was free, now it’s been taken off the PS+ freebies list.

Leaving no content other than the avatars

What is going on?

DAVEGADGETBOY 7 November, 2012 @ 5:24 pm   217

I’m currently wondering why they decided to change the store from the simple and easy to use old one to this new piece of crap. Finding anything on the store is a nightmare and the process to download a trial or a demo is annoying as hell. In my opinion the easiest fix for the store and all of the problems a lot of people are experiencing is to just return the store back to how it used to be.

where is crysis 2 ……its 5.24pm di i take it we are not getting it today ……

Skookie30 7 November, 2012 @ 5:25 pm   219

On a differ note this is a very good update for once I’m getting the DMC HD because our shop never had it & vangusish & maybe okapi maybe.:)

spagetti69 7 November, 2012 @ 5:26 pm   220

Gotta love Eurogamers recent headlines with regards to store updates.
All about what’s not in the store rather than what is.

Good chuckle.

hilts663 7 November, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   221

Update the store!

“Enough is enough and its time for a change”

Nightmare966 7 November, 2012 @ 5:29 pm   223

Thanks for answering Jawad. In case it helps, the error I get when I try to connect to the store while in-game is, in all sections (Store, Season Pass, etc.), 80023110.

It seems to be a general issue for the game and not just the Season Pass. Hope you find a solution soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

markl1972 7 November, 2012 @ 5:30 pm   224

Hi Jawad, before the store was redesigned I used to be able to access the PS3 store remotely from my vita which was handy for setting off downloads when I’m not at home. But the new store isn’t supported on vita – any plans to restore this functionality?

Natscookie 7 November, 2012 @ 5:30 pm   225

AC II and Brotherhood for free… Eh, I take it they were to be the PS+ December content, “AAA highly acclaimed action adventure title”.

ultimate_evil 7 November, 2012 @ 5:30 pm   226

Wow fan axxess 50% off, that’s great except the game was released 5 days ago and anyone who is going to get fan axxess would have on the day of release. Just magic thanks guys

hilts663 7 November, 2012 @ 5:31 pm   227

Jawad…PICK…UP…..THE….PHONE! and call Valve or some1 behind the distribution of CS:GO… Your (whole “crew”) incompetence is incredible

King_Ubu 7 November, 2012 @ 5:33 pm   228


I guess so, looks like somebody made one a big mistake with todays update.

But both those games were definately up for free, managed to get them both, also noticed something called ‘Eufloria’ is also free which hasn’t been advertised.

doomsday619 7 November, 2012 @ 5:34 pm   229

What time is the WWE Fan Axxess getting discounted still saying ยฃ11.99 at the moment.

hilts663 7 November, 2012 @ 5:35 pm   230

Once you download it (only tried AC2), it will become Trial … ๐Ÿ™

Player42791 7 November, 2012 @ 5:36 pm   231


I think that’s the plus full game trial. There’s an option to pay for it as well for plus users when you click on versions.

Roscoe182 7 November, 2012 @ 5:39 pm   232

so what the deal with ratchet and clank…. 16GB i have about 29gb free on my HDD and it tells me there isnt enough space on there .. why is that.

    Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:43 pm    

    You need double the space to install. 16 for the initial download and then an additional 16 for the install to occur, so whenever you download you will need double the space, though the end result only takes the mentioned amount of space(16GB). Hope that makes sense.

King_Ubu 7 November, 2012 @ 5:40 pm   233


Meh that sucks, just that on the store it definately said ‘full game’ even on my download list it says ‘full game’ and not trial and unlock.

Jawad Ashraf 7 November, 2012 @ 5:40 pm   234

Hi all,

Just to let everyone know, we’re experiencing some delays with pushing content live. You will be able to find some content through the search function whilst the rest will continue to be pushed.

Apologies to all, and to those in time zones that are approaching bed time.

Thank you for your patience.


Nightmare966 7 November, 2012 @ 5:40 pm   235

@Roscoe182: You actually need double the size to install it. You download an installer, which then extracts the files. Once the operation is done, the installer is deleted — that’s why it will only take up 16 GB.

Voodoo341 7 November, 2012 @ 5:42 pm   236

Some how every week now these clowns make a hash of the store update.

Roscoe182 7 November, 2012 @ 5:43 pm   237

@ Nightmare966 cheers buddy …… kinda stupid way to do it.


So what about when vikings attack. You said we could preorder it at discount. Then prevented us from doing so. More lies and misdirection?

Roiser_CZ 7 November, 2012 @ 5:44 pm   239

Crysis 2 is not for free in Czech store ๐Ÿ™ . It is listed in “instant game collection” section with “free” label, but when I try to download it, then it still wants me to pay.

Also, as stated above, there is a big issue with full game trials. When you download FGT, it says that you also purchased the full game itself, but it’s still a trial and you cannot buy the full game, unless you finish that trial (it has to expire), then it no longer states “purchased” with the full game and you can buy it. It’s very confusing.

teething_korea 7 November, 2012 @ 5:46 pm   240

just a heads up for you guys and girls i have done a full trophy guide on dyad including the plat =) its on my youtube channel youtube/g4merzlife check it out and if you have any questions feel free to message or leave comments please like and subscribe i wil be covering alot of different games

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 5:49 pm   241

awad Ashraf
Apologies to all, and to those in time zones that are approaching bed time.

hm??????????? wen is the sony team gone learn to update the store sooner in day ???? then u not need to Apologies in the first place .

Basket21 7 November, 2012 @ 5:49 pm   242

@ Jawad

about the missing of themes/avatars in the blogpost u typed

“The posts tend to get quite long and timing is an issue, so Iโ€™ve had to trim some things off. Sorry!”

U dont really start typing this up at 15:00 on wednesday afternoon do u ?

Im sure most of the stuff is known monday or sooner so u can at least make a beginning for the post.

Telling us you dont have time to type up all the things would seem a bit weird in my eyes.

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 9:33 am    

    I won’t go into the details of it all but let’s just say you’d be surprised on some things.


The store update delays just aren’t good enough. Though the apology is welcome, I would rather you didn’t have anything to apologize about.

D_O_G_87 7 November, 2012 @ 5:52 pm   244

The US got 30% off on When Vikings Attack.

Why didnt we get that offer?

RSStation 7 November, 2012 @ 5:52 pm   245

No CS and no retro city rampage.

No hope left

Time to bite the bullet and switch platforms next gen.


Why am i ignored ?!

Why is there no GIFT option on the store >.<

I’m in London,England and I don’t have either Crysis 2 (not in PS+ through search function) or WWE 13 FAN AXXESS 50% discount. WHAT’S GOING ON? Did you forgot how to PSS content?!


I dont know if this has been suggested before, but is there anyway that the ‘download’ list could have a filter as its hard work finding stuff if u need to re-download for any reason. My list has over 600 items in it including games addons demos etc…


And another epic fail for Sony,well done,you wouldn’t have these problems if you kept the old store.

Lance_87 7 November, 2012 @ 5:56 pm   250

@Jawad: i don’t think there’s a publisher reason for the disappearance of the SC5 addons: i’ve tried asking elsewhere, no one is complaining about that. It’s like they’re gone exclusively from my country’s store. Actually, some content for other games is “gone” from various stores, after the recent update to the user interface, too. A friend of mine had difficulties in searching Tales of Monkey Island or Arkham Asylum, but he found a solution, but there’s NOTHING for my game. ๐Ÿ™

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 9:52 am    

    okay, I’ve flagged it up in any case so hopefully it’ll get pushed back out.

I’ve waited for Crysis 2 and for WWE ’13 FAN AXXESS discount for whole week (not mentioning that fan axxess at discount was told to be on last week’s update) and now Sony is giving me a middle finger? Another great achievement from Sony EU!

hilts663 7 November, 2012 @ 6:00 pm   252

I CANT delete item (Crysis 2) from my cart.. It is still there for 750CZK (30E) even though it should be free for PS+. Now i cant download it for free becose it says In Cart… BRILLIANT STORE!!! Nobel Prize for you guys!

monoliet 7 November, 2012 @ 6:01 pm   253

i tink sony = African life style = take ith esy
not doday = tomoroooooo

update = gamers want stuf wen ith need to be released !!!
put everiting u have already in store whit lock then on wensday u unlock all. so move ure but .


Crysis 2 is listed in my Whats New icon on PS but on the Store it still listed as ยฃ19.99 and not in my Instant game collection section
Also managed to find Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Cubixx HD by searching for it but it was also not listed in the instant game collection

DAVEGADGETBOY 7 November, 2012 @ 6:05 pm   255

Here’s 4 simple words of advice for wony that will probably make everyone a lot happier – CHANGE THE STORE BACK

SuperEend 7 November, 2012 @ 6:06 pm   256

Does the PSN release of Vanquish include the pre-order DLC weapons?


eLvInRuShY 7 November, 2012 @ 6:07 pm   258

im downloading ratchet and clank now but crysis 2 is still showing as 19.99. anyone else having this problem with plus?

nakano1987 7 November, 2012 @ 6:07 pm   259

Magical Drop V is coming to Xbox Live Arcade early next year. Will it also get a PSN release? Any news?


Since the new store was introduced I haven’t been able to download LBP2, Motorstorm or inFamous 2. Kinda annoying since I just bought a new PS3! Any one else had this trouble?

Just a few things I wanna say
1. I appreciate you updating people on the store and trying to reply to as many comments as possible- as small as that may seem it actually helps quite a lot as I was gonna ask about DMC as I cant see it on the store yet.
2. As a suggestion- could you make a calendar or table of game/add on releases and then a list of games that you have no details for that you can update regularly- it would save having to repeat and respond to many comments. Thanks in advance.

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 10:14 am    

    1. There are some issues with getting DMC HD up but we’re hoping it’ll be fixed some time today.

    2. Doable, sure. I’ll have to think about it a bit more and see what I can do with it in terms of “Can I reveal this or not?”

also can we have a need for speed most wanted demo?
looks tempting but want to try it first…

WHEN I WILL GET THOSE THINGS?! At least bother as much to put the news on the blog page that you have store updating problems!

aionel_net 7 November, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   264

I’ve been away for the last month or so, so this will be late comment and possibly everyone already complained about this, thus I’m not going to brag that:
* new store interface is horrible – you’re cloning tiled interface of newest MS product that everyone are already tired off,
* it’s slow even on 100 Mb/s broadband; it’s loading dozens of unnecessary graphics in the background plus resizing them on demand; just text and small screenshot/logo for each product would be fine, save larger graphics for users who are actually interested in each product and selected it from the list,
* fullscreen screenshots look bad, they were taken in big resolution, resized to save bandwith to smaller images and then streched again to fit screen, same goes with video trailers,
* searching with loading between each letter is very annoying – either download full list of possible matches on entering search and then filter it in real time or initiate search after entering full phrase and confirming it,
* there are new categories (e.g. platform) but still best selling games are listed only for few of them,
* what’s new now have few most advertised titles presented and the real what’s new list is hidden deeper.

Manic1977 7 November, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   265

Will the there be made any speed optimisations to the store?
Its still really slow to startup and it takes way too many steps to download something (7 steps iirc). I find it confusing to see whats new for PS+ users or whats new at all on the main screen. Also When i goto the PS+ screen why is there a banner for PS+ that fills half the screen? You don’t have to advertise PS+ to user that already have it.

Sorry for the (CENSORED), i just think Sony dropped the ball updating the store.

aionel_net 7 November, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   266

But enough of this. What is really bad is that I feel cheated a lot. In the old version of store there were 3 parts of Alien Breed game available as trial and full version 29 zl each. Next, there was Alien Breed Trilogy added for 75 zl – that is a price for 3 games so you save 12 zl. Fine. But in the newest version there is only Alien Breed Trilogy available. So if I bought part 1 year ago, part 2 half year ago, and now want to play part 3, I have to buy part 1 + 2 + 3 for 75 zl! So basically, for ability to play all parts I would need to pay 29 (1st part) + 29 (2nd part) + 75 (3rd part from Trilogy bundle) zl. Now that’s not funny.

And yet again you didn’t post any updates on Metal Slug Anthology for PS2 comming to PS3. That’s 7 MS parts in one. I belive it would be a smash hit to sell – you’re selling Metal Slug 1 and 2 for 34 zl each, even if it would cost 100 zl it would be still a bargain. Plus it’s still a very popular game. I’m not going even to ask why there is no new But-a-Move going to PS3 if it was released on XB some time ago, and according to MS generated good profit…

Gamesgbkiller 7 November, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   267

WHY ?!
why its so late until the store get updated ?
is that because the new store ?
this is the second time that happened …
still waiting .

DoninYair 7 November, 2012 @ 6:15 pm   268

Any new info on Counter Strike: GO?

WWE Fan axxess is now shown with a discount during searching for it BUT COSTS A FULL PRICE WHILE TRYING TO ADD IT TO THE CART?!! IS THIS A JOKE?!

titmister 7 November, 2012 @ 6:17 pm   270

i wish i did not keep getting signed out all the time ever since the last stupid updates come on sony your going to loose customers to microsoft do you want that

THEDYLSTAR 7 November, 2012 @ 6:21 pm   271

Sorry guys this is completly different but I need some advice. one of my so called friends had my account on his ps3, i wouldnt of put it on their if i didnt trust him. well, anyway he’s the only person that has my account and i went on the fifa 13 web app and my players have been taken away, i havent done anything stupid like coin genorators or anything like that, and i know it was my mate. what should i do? is he really a friend to abuse my account like that? i’ve changed my password, what ilse shall i do? Please help ๐Ÿ™

I can only say one thing: Sony has totally let me down few months back with major PS+ content problems but I’ve given them another chance and now they repay me like this?!
Change this Danny store back to its working state or at least speed this one up!! It’s working slower than a PC with DOS on it!


after downloading Crysis 2 for 0.00 kr, i got a massage says

Thank you for your purchase from PlayStationยฎStore
Crysis 2 (Full Game) kr 249,00

What the hell did just happend??????????

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 10:17 am    

    That is bizarre. Have you checked your account to see if you’ve been charged? I suggest contacting customer services if you have.

bennyrafal 7 November, 2012 @ 6:23 pm   274

I feel hugged now.

Any chances for XCOM form PSOne as Classic for VITA nad PS3?

Bootaaay 7 November, 2012 @ 6:24 pm   275

Hi there, is Driver: San Francisco going to be available on the store today? It’s meant to be part of the racing game sale this very blog mentions, but on the store it’s listed as a ‘disc only’ game.

Roscoe182 7 November, 2012 @ 6:25 pm   276

@ THEDYLSTAR sorry to say this but everyone else will . its completely your own fault. there is probably nothing you can do other than learn .

but contact EA and sony support an see if they can help but i doubt they will as im sure sharing your account is against sony’s T&C.

THEDYLSTAR 7 November, 2012 @ 6:25 pm   277

Things As Stupid As This Store Makes Me Wanna Sell My Ps3 For An Xbox.

swatchthis 7 November, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   278

WWE ’13 is still listed as ยฃ11.99, argh this is so frustrating!

swatchthis 7 November, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   279

WWE 13 Fan Axxess*


Guys, stop whining. Go for some walk, watch the tv, read a book, and let sony sort it out. We always getting what we were promised, no reason to be [CENSORED] off because a game will appear a few hours later. You will have it before weekend anyway. And talking about poor service and going for competitors? please, go. Best of luck with their free service.

JOHNY--BRAVO 7 November, 2012 @ 6:30 pm   281

you guys must have a very understanding boss, i dont think youve managed a store update on time with the content promised with no mistakes for weeks now, you should try it, you may like it.that reminds me any news on this silly singstar icon that most of us dont use being removed, thanks for taking note of customer feedback.


Hi Jawad!

1) PS Store is kinda mess now. It’s harder to find things without reading your posts, since add-ons are scattered around the latest add-ons randomly. Please fix this and create ‘latest’ page like old one, which showed us ALL new content. I keep missing things due this. I still personally think “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”, but… well, new shop is quite cool though clumsy and messy. It just needs to be… 120% cooler to work. (lol) GL with improvements. ๐Ÿ™‚

2) Great update! Keep up good work!

PS. Singstar icon still not forgotten. I trust in you Fred! ๐Ÿ˜€

plisken1979 7 November, 2012 @ 6:36 pm   283

this new store is now really testing me. the store hasn’t updated yet and the US got their updats dead on the start of the day. i found R&C via search, but when looking for Crysis 2 it still says ยฃ19.99 when i go to the special offers section i can see the new sale to the right, but when i click right it’s still saying halloween sale with the previous sale. do Sony even care about the problems on the store for EU customers? i think not.

one more thing, the new store is just utterly terrible. everyone was happy with the previous version. Sony jazzed it up and made it even harder to find items. what’s even more annoying is various games have an unlock key, but no actual trial to download. if Sony wanna keep customers happy, go back to the previous version.

the old saying still applies…


BlamBlamKerpow 7 November, 2012 @ 6:38 pm   284

This again, seriously?
Here’s an idea, you should change the official date that updates to the store go live to thursdays. That way you could keep working the way you presently do and updates to the store would have the entire wednesday evening and night to bug out, crash the store or simply vanish never to be mentioned by you again Anomaly: Warzone Earth-style.


Fawlty towers should not be the model for how you run the company guys.
farce is not good policy for a multinational company.

do you never get ashamed of how badly you perform?

no, of course, not, what was i thinking.
you’d have to care first.

Rat_Partrol_17 7 November, 2012 @ 6:51 pm   286

i have been trying to get crisis for psn+. but its saying i have to pay? and help i can’t remove it from my cart?any help

Yup, they changed it to Counter Strike: NO

sorry ๐Ÿ™

so i see we are not getting crysis 2 tonight then …its time the store was updated in the morning that way when it cocks up LIKE EVERY WEEK you will have all day to sort it out ….take it everyone has gone home now ….time to move to microsoft

playerX88 7 November, 2012 @ 6:54 pm   289

seriously sony get your act together, this variety with your updates every week is just ridiculous please make a set time for updates


Why is the store so slow to update? iT’S 8PM over here and there is still nothing on latest PS3 games. I guess you are hiding the games on another link.

Duuku_cz 7 November, 2012 @ 6:58 pm   291

Same problem ๐Ÿ™

The_Last_Ninja 7 November, 2012 @ 6:58 pm   292

Jawad, I don t unerstand what SCEA is trying to pull off with Retro City Rampage ?
The game is done and is available in Europe on STEAM for a month, so what s this lame “no news from dev excuse” ?
The ball is in Sony hands, so you got to know what s really going on !!
There is another game that been available for a while on us PSN butstill no news in Europe, so I d like to have some news of Sine More for PS3 & VITA ?

BTW PSN+ for Vita have a date ?

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 10:20 am    

    When there is something to share, we will share it. Right now neither us or the devs have anything to presently share. That should hopefully change soon.

mman1235 7 November, 2012 @ 7:02 pm   293

what is wrong with the store?!?!?
I can see now in the PS+ section Crysis 2 and cubix in the game collection but ratchet and clank isnt there and it tells me that to download crysis 2 I need to pay for it instead of free ><

some one plz plz plz help me :(!!!!!!!!!!!!

KillaT2501 7 November, 2012 @ 7:05 pm   294

The singstar icon isn’t that bad, just the two dorks with sunglasses on that tip me over the edge.

jfontyman 7 November, 2012 @ 7:05 pm   295

@ 273 moha-os

Same thing happened to me when I tried to get Crysis 2, I have 0 in my wallet, PSN wanted me to find ยฃ19.99 for it even when it said “free” so i removed it from the cart.

Sounds like your money has been taken.

@ 285 Rat_Partrol_17

To remove from the cart, hover over Crysis 2, then press left and you should see an X.

Where are Crysis and R&C? They still cost money and aren’t free!!


and Cubixx is just a bloody trial.

how many times are you going to make the same damn mistake?

do you require a pathological inability to learn anything to work at scee or is it just a coincidence that everybody there shares that trait?

Rat_Partrol_17 7 November, 2012 @ 7:14 pm   298

thanks jfontyman -293

Bovrillor 7 November, 2012 @ 7:14 pm   299

The contents of Store Updates are MOOT until these issues with the latest firmware and store are rectified.

The store takes so long to load I usually give up waiting. When I do get in, it’s frustrating to find anything.

Trophies now sync DURING games. This is SO annoying. Tried to check my progress during an online game of Borderlands 2 and the sync process froze me there in place for 10+ minutes (‘cancel’ option did nothing) unable to close the XMB

Furthermore, the Trophy menu has been moved to a stupid place. Presumably to make room for the even-more-stupid singstar icon.

Seriously, everything in the last few software updates has been a DOWNGRADE. Until the store performance is addressed, I can’t see me buying anything… the other issues are just putting me off the console altogether.


Jawad basically said we wouldn’t be getting the plus stuff today. You just need to read “Thats the plan” as “No you won’t, but I’d rather lie to you and go home, maybe deal with it tomorrow”.

Natscookie 7 November, 2012 @ 7:17 pm   301

Cubixx HD isn’t only a trial, you can buy the free version through the game’s menu, @HazelAM. That’s how I did it anyway… Better than how Double Dragon Neon went at least.

VitalogyPJ 7 November, 2012 @ 7:17 pm   302

Bring back the dynamic theme video preview on the Portuguese Store. We had ’em on the old store why remove on the new? Also, I noticed that the US store still has the video previews so make it happen (a.k.a. bring them BACK).

ManoDelDestino 7 November, 2012 @ 7:20 pm   303

Hi Jawad,Uncharted Drake’s Fortune is missing from the store.

jfontyman 7 November, 2012 @ 7:23 pm   304

Also I don’t think the store has updated properly, the last time I checked I had to add and remove filters just to see Crysis 2, as for rachet and clank? who knows?

KnightOrc 7 November, 2012 @ 7:23 pm   305

Cubixx HD still lists itself at full price for PS Plus users, fix this!

ducky1549 7 November, 2012 @ 7:23 pm   306

Just to let people know to get crysis 2 and ratchet and clank all 4 one you need to search for them they are there as i’m downloading them and they cost me nothing with ps+.

King_Ubu 7 November, 2012 @ 7:24 pm   307

I’ve never seen this before so excuse me if this is a new and usless feature of the new store (which is terrible).

In the PS+ area. Why are there ‘new’ items which say unavailable, even though I can select them and actually read what they are? Currently see Assassins creed revelations maps and ‘When vikings attack dynamic theme’

How on earth can a digital purchse be unavailable? If the item isn’t there… why is it even on the store?


Wheres the rest of the update? NO PS+ update, theres still a huge banner on the PS+ IGC page and the store in general still sucks, you have had ATLEAST a week to sort out these bugs (I say “at least”, one would have hoped they would have ut some beta-testing in, or tested it at all? or took some feedback? or pulled it off if they thought it needed fixed? no? too sensible?)
Wheres my update, reason or discount for future purchase -.-

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 7:26 pm   309

Have patience, the store is slowly updating, if you want All 4 One, find it via search.


We shouldn’t have to wait of the games or dlc,ever since we got the new store we getting later and later updates.jawad please for god sake just give us the old store back.

Huono_peleis 7 November, 2012 @ 7:30 pm   311

Another week, another mess.

You guys make it so easy to boycott you. ๐Ÿ˜€

And I see that PID is no longer a “Playstation Plus Presents”-title as announced few months ago. Another lie, eh?


Or buy ratchet n clank from the shop easer,cheaper

mman1235 7 November, 2012 @ 7:32 pm   313

well I got somehow myself to finally download the R&C but Crysis 2 is still with a price even for PS+ ><

Rat_Partrol_17 7 November, 2012 @ 7:34 pm   314

the new store is awkward but everything is downloading for me nicely


Dyad 10,39โ‚ฌ and not available why?

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 7:37 pm   316

Cubixx still comes out as a trial. SERIOUSLY!!

MoonWalker2003 7 November, 2012 @ 7:38 pm   317

for when free Singstar songs for PS PLUS members??

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 7:39 pm   318

Yeah, same crap suffered to Double Dragon. SORT THIS CRAP OUT! D:<

Benguiner 7 November, 2012 @ 7:39 pm   319

I just want CS:GO! ๐Ÿ™

Skookie30 7 November, 2012 @ 7:41 pm   320

god you don’t make it easy to like you SCEE, i said nice things about this store update for once but you make it very easy to attack you with my cynicism views, i try everything to find DMC-HD classics even that dreadful search only come up with DMC4 disc only. ๐Ÿ˜

GRomulus91 7 November, 2012 @ 7:42 pm   321

hi jawad, simple yes or no will do: will operation winback ps2 classic be hitting EU like america? great update btw ๐Ÿ™‚

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 7:42 pm   322

Another week another fail, some content is missing, delays get worse, R&C All 4 One is still not in the plus area, Cubixx is a trial instead of the full game. I’m getting sick of this mess and seriously going to get REAL angry in the minute.

Phant0mIsMe 7 November, 2012 @ 7:43 pm   323

Following a letter to PSM3 (check the latest issue) the editor has agreed to conduct a full investigation into game delays and game missing in action and, above all, the total lack of communication and transparency from SCEE. We need someone to champion our consumer rights. What is more shameful is that I have been unable to post on this forum for a month as my post are completely blocked, even though I do not use foul language. My views are perceived to be inconvenient.
This is not a place where consumers are free to express their views because anyone that is not behaving as a fan boy is not welcome

TINTINTB303 7 November, 2012 @ 7:51 pm   324


Just a heads up.

When I go to the PS+ discounts area of the store if I scroll to the bottom what do I see?

BLANK CONTENT just like in the old store!!!

Come on SCEE, wasn’t the new and improved store meant to have got rid of this problem??

Just to check it wasn’t just a one time glitch I exited the store and went back to the same area. 7 instead of 14 blank content items this time.

I tried again and it was back to 14 blank items.

You can click on the blank thumbnails (more like hand prints. Why are they soooo big??) and there is content inside but it’s pot luck as to what it may be!!

I was a fan of the store at first but from using over the past few weeks I feel it is awful!! It is terrible for window shopping.
If you know EXACTLY what you are after then “search” isn’t to bad but if you just want a look about then scrolling through 400+ items just isn’t enjoyable ๐Ÿ™

Please answer me (tomorrow as I know it’s late) and at least let me know that the problem is being sorted.

VERY sad to see the old problems in the new store ๐Ÿ™

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 7:52 pm   325

So wait, the editor from PSM3 is going to investigate on SCEE?

Denzelio 7 November, 2012 @ 7:52 pm   326

Hello Jawad,
May it be possible for Sony (scee or scea) to create a website or a service where all Psn users can request the games they would like to see brought out digitally on the psn store ranging across all platforms ps1/ps2/ps3 Psp/Vita & Psn & imported Japanese titles, this way all Psn users can show Sony and all the publishers the games that are highest in demand and the games that would instantly make a large profit if re-released digitally on the store. It makes much better sense to have all the titles and Psn users clearly requesting these games to be released in future updates in the one place and much easier for publishers to see which titles will instantly make a profit being released on the store, then request Psn users to go to each publisher website and request they release these games digitally over their forums which only a very small percentage of Psn users would ever take the time to do, not giving the publishers an accurate gauge of which games are highest in demand to be re-released. Again many older games won’t be released on the store as the publishers don’t know yet that Psn users really want them re-released.

Thanks again Jawad, hopefully this request may happen one day.

Skookie30 7 November, 2012 @ 7:57 pm   327

about fricking time PSM3 going to investigate SCEE uselessness it be riveting reading im sure.

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 7:59 pm   328

You know what SCEE are a total joke and here’s why:

– Overpriced Content (Due to EA and Activision)
– LACK of communication
– Vita is dying due to lack of support
– Store is MUCH WORSE with unoraginsed content and constant glitches
– Delays this, Delays that then we see about 3-6 months late
– Lack of news on when games are coming
– Bad Customer Service
– Forced to have SingStar spam on the XMB
– Spoils the US while Europe gets bitten to dust

That’s it, ENOUGH is ENOUGH. I’m off to Steam for digital gaming now on. Cheap Sales and great Deals. Screw the PS4, Sony has lost my support.

hilts663 7 November, 2012 @ 8:08 pm   329

Agreed! I work in a big IT company here in Czech Republic and every time someone fails at something, boss says: Ok, do it better next time, we are not SCEE :X
These guys are pathetic… I would fire every single one of them (maybe except for the new PS+ blog guy)

fett1410 7 November, 2012 @ 8:08 pm   330

Great another broken store update!

Why isn’t the issue with Darksiders 2 Season Pass users fixed and why do I need to pay for Cubixx HD when it is free for PS Plus usrs? Under game collection it shows up for me as purchased (played the demo why it was originally released) but when I click on it says I have to pay for the 5.9 kB file to unlock the game.

BTW where is pid? Or this also delayed like counter strike and ton of other stuff…

Cometolon 7 November, 2012 @ 8:09 pm   331

Why do I have to put money on my account do download 2 free games?

tired-hippo 7 November, 2012 @ 8:11 pm   332

Ho hum store still not updated…this new PSN store design really has messed everything up.


update seems to be pretty much live now, not sure about Cubizz as it may just be the unlock key (took over a minute to go back from “download in background” and I left for about 10 minutes, so im not sure if its the whole game)
R&C needs searched. Would have atleast thought some of the Crysis DLC would be discounted as way of appology however x_X
now its oly a few hours late, but it shouldnt be, the store clearly is still in beta, and thats why we should get an appology or it should be pulled >_>.

AL3MERH_2011 7 November, 2012 @ 8:15 pm   334

Hi Jawad

Please we want to pre-order for two games Disney Epic Mickey 2:The power of Two and LEGO The Lord of the Rings.Please

Alan2500 7 November, 2012 @ 8:16 pm   335

Hey Jawad when i go to the ps plus section it says crysis 2 is free. I put it in my cart and go to checkout but then it tells me it costs 240 danisk kroner while it stil has the plus logo under crysis 2 saying free. I know this isnt your job and i am sorry to bother you with this but it makes me angry, i was looking forward to be playing it and then i cant even download???

supersmith2500 7 November, 2012 @ 8:16 pm   336

I mean look at Steam. It puts PSN EU to shame!

D_O_G_87 7 November, 2012 @ 8:18 pm   337

The US got 30% off on When Vikings Attack.

Why didnt we get that offer?


ADAMJAMESXX 7 November, 2012 @ 8:26 pm   338

Other games are still trials if you download them again at least for me resident evil 5 was a trial second time downloading after a hard drive fail.borderlands.saints row and red dead redemption all games I downloaded on plus that are either just trials now or like red dead just a trial and has the price back on it.even though I’ve downloaded these on plus once before.resident evil I just get sorry you can not download this product at the not sure what the hell is going on

MGStuart 7 November, 2012 @ 8:33 pm   339

Cubix HD is still full price for PSN+ members.

ADAMJAMESXX 7 November, 2012 @ 8:38 pm   340

Lol cubIxx hd still the same for me ๐Ÿ˜€ only one I could download tonight without getting (CENSORED) by my Isp ๐Ÿ˜› never mind I’m sure they will sort it out eventually

A3RO_DYNAMIK 7 November, 2012 @ 8:46 pm   341

Sony seems to do everything in such a slapdash way when it comes to digital content. No need to go into specific points because they have already been voiced over and over again by various posters. I think its about time Sony computer entertainment Japan, Europe, America unified at least on their digital operation. Steam and Xbox are already far superior and with Windows 8 OS mirroring the Xbox dashboard people are going to find it more familiar to use Microsoft services and hardware. The only thing I can think is that Sony can currently rely on the casual COD and Fifa market so a dodgy digital store really only affects the hardcore ‘passionate’ gamers so it isn’t a particular priority at the moment. If the next console is digital only I predict PlayStation in Europe will suffer if things don’t change.

RoninDennis 7 November, 2012 @ 8:54 pm   342

Quite a chore to wade through the “I’m entitled to whatever I say” posts and read the genuine complaints. While I do think some people need to calm the HECK down and blow up things way out of proportion (SCEA has screw ups as well, although they get solved much quicker), at this time I’d say:

Cancel next week’s update and take the time to troubleshoot the entire system. It now seems as though update after update just corrupts the store even more. Cumulative problems cause even a pretty tolerant and easily satisfied customer such as myself to doubt the competence of the team.

But on the other hand, I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys are underpaid and understaffed yet encumbered with big demands. Just don’t let it to turn into a snowball effect.


And you lot think you have problems with the store,try getting into ps home getting loads of errors plus keeps crashing on home’s nav screen,I give up just too many things going wrong with ps3 at the moment.

JammieDodgerz 7 November, 2012 @ 8:56 pm   344

Looks like we’re getting Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Crysis 2 & Cubixx HD. Very happy as I haven’t played any of the 3.

Regarding Cubixx HD, just play the trail and when it says to purchase the game, it’ll bring you to the store and then show it’s free for us PS+ people.

A3RO_DYNAMIK 7 November, 2012 @ 9:04 pm   345


Thats a good recommendation. I too believe that the people running the store are overstretched but you just expect more from the brand quite frankly. They need to rethink the way they do digital if indeed this the future.

My grandad said always buy Sony because you can rely on the quality. While this still seems to apply to hardware, the services available leave a lot to be desired. Even a store that generates Sony revenue is badly run, theres people commenting regularly who buy things with hard earned money that do not work / missing content and charged wrongly. Its unacceptable really.

Skydancerx 7 November, 2012 @ 9:18 pm   346

R&C: All4One is not in the Plus Section. But when i serach the Game is available.

Seriously the only Reason we dont have it is that there is no Private Mode for the PS3 Version. It think Sony Europe is a litte upset cause the Xbox Version has one. I bet on the Day the Private Mode got Patchet, we got the Game in the Store. For Plus Users for free of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Who will Buy a 12 Weeks Old Game?

I think that also the Reason why Portal 2 Motion DLC is not available in EU.

A3RO_DYNAMIK 7 November, 2012 @ 9:23 pm   347

Thatโ€™s the digital content they buy doesn’t work, not the actual commentators lol*

AJROSS80 7 November, 2012 @ 9:23 pm   348


I noticed the U.S. store is getting Portal 2 for $13 to Playstation Plus users. Will the same deal be coming to the E.U. store? Also I’ve lost count of how many weeks its been since the U.S. store got the Youtube app, is it EVEN coming to the E.U. store? I’ve noticed you’ve been ducking questions about it.

JOHNY--BRAVO 7 November, 2012 @ 9:26 pm   349

the first uncharted game is on the store and its not the advertised sale price, its 9.99, just another mistake, but from what i can see its another week of complaints, but il give you a A+ for content this week, even though the service is poor.


hey, thanks for the great update, ill be sure to pick some of those games up! i think you guys are doing a great job! however, please pass on to whoever is in charge that that singstar logo indeed is annoying ๐Ÿ™‚

Jackal24_ 7 November, 2012 @ 9:46 pm   351

great update.

just one problem why is DMC HD not showing up on the store. been looking for half an hour but no luck

I’m getting a โ€œthis content cannot be selected at this timeโ€ message when trying to download Dyad. Any help?

MasLegio 7 November, 2012 @ 10:13 pm   353

I am a plus subscriber and have the following issue

Dyad not working in store “cannot select content”

Cubixx HD, I cannot download this game. It says purchased though I am sure I have not bought it and when I select it it says it costs 70 SEK.

Ratchet and clank all for one is not showing under instant game collection or in plus area at all.

I’m using Dutch PSN and don’t see Devil May Cry HD. Any ideas?

Zetsubo_EX 7 November, 2012 @ 10:46 pm   355

The Darksiders II SeasonPass thing, that doesn’t let you download Abyssal Forge isn’t fixed yet, or is it? Still can’t get it to work.

Skykid360 7 November, 2012 @ 10:48 pm   356


Just some feedback/issues:

Cubixx HD – It is asking for me to pay ยฃ6.49 when it should be free, it also says that it is Purchased. I seem to remember i downloaded the Demo of it when it was first released.

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – is not visible in the Instant Game Collection, you have to search manually for it.

Sales – There is no section for it, or am i blind?


HamzahSunbali 7 November, 2012 @ 10:48 pm   357

Hi there..
Can you bring the psone title โ€œcrash bashโ€ to ps store please, i really love this game
thank you

MisterSparkle81 7 November, 2012 @ 10:49 pm   358

MasLegio, to get the full version of Cubix HD, Download the trial of Cubix HD and install it, then press triangle on the file and select Purchase, it should then goto the unlock file, worked for me, let me know how you get on with it.

MisterSparkle81 7 November, 2012 @ 10:50 pm   359

Sales is under Battle Royale Sales, i think

MisterSparkle81 7 November, 2012 @ 10:51 pm   360

MasLegio , dont worry about Dyaz, i downloaded it a few months ago from the us store, and the games kinda Meh!

DigitalSensation 7 November, 2012 @ 10:53 pm   361

what an absolute shambles


LBP Karting is a dumbed down version of Modnation Racers with a LBP graphical sauce over it.

It is really sad as the good competitive stuff that made MNR fun basically got ruined.

Everyone should ban LBPK and buy MNR instead. It is cheaper, better and more fun!

chrisandsheva 7 November, 2012 @ 11:40 pm   363

hmm..very ‘convenient’, i mean having ‘free’ titles that will also take your cash, so ok, majority of ppl ‘here’ will know Not to press purchase button.. but we are only the minority of eu customers, most haven’t got the info, would ‘like’ to use word knownledge, but someone would prob try to turn it on me.. so i can only guess at how much money has been wrongly paid to scee, during this new store farce, and obviously the kind of ppl who Would make that mistake, either wouldn’t know, or wouldn’t bother/even know how to get refunded anyway.. And that of course would be a case by case approach, i mean scee most likely blame the customer, saying they misread the ‘ever so clear (lol) instructions’.. yeah, somehow can’t see scee rushing ‘too’ fast, to fix this goldmi.. soz meant store.

critter44 7 November, 2012 @ 11:48 pm   364

Please sort the store out it’s all over the place! I’m having the same Cubixx problem as others, I had to manually search for R&C:A4O ( like everything else I wanna get to) coz it’s nowhere to be seen, like Pid which I couldn’t find at all. I’m gonna stop there otherwise this message could get Very long!! Very bad show

Skydancerx 7 November, 2012 @ 11:52 pm   365

Dyad is not available in the German Store. <– Content not accessible.
When Vikings Attack Dynamic Theme <– Item can not be purchased.

Like the new Store: Except nothing work 100%, and itยดs laggy as hell.
Do you even (double) Check what is going Online?

MisterSparkle81 8 November, 2012 @ 12:13 am   366

when you press the purchase button it goes into the store and the unlock is advertised as “free”, no money down!

infernalmonkey1 8 November, 2012 @ 12:14 am   367

No Australian release for Dyad? C’mon Sony. I’d been looking forward to that game for what… two… three months? However long the PAL delay was. If you’re going to secure exclusives, you could at least offer to pay for their worldwide classifications. =\

Tsubaki_14 8 November, 2012 @ 12:25 am   368

Finally ratchet and clank ๐Ÿ˜€ can’t wait


when will all 4 one come on the store?

MisterSparkle81 8 November, 2012 @ 12:41 am   370

you can find all 4 one using search


Just a few things wrong in the store. Please answer (there is a lot more wrong).

R&C all 4 one: not in Plus – Instant game collection (but can be found in “games”- “special deals” for free)
Cubixx HD: Only the demo is in “Plus” – “Instant game collection”
Why are Double Dragon Neon and Halloween: Trick or Treat Theme in the “Discount” part of the “Plus” section?
Why has the “What is new?” section almost all older games in there like Tokyo Jungle and Journey?
Why is there in “Games” – “Last additions” – “All”, on the second page a non Dutch language text on the Plus commercial picture?
Why are some text running out of their boxes?
Why is my store in Dutch (I used the English translations in this note) when my PS3 language setting is English?
Why are selections who say to show you new demo’s or DLC also show stuff from last week? It’s confusing.
Can I turn off the sound the store makes and can I listen to my own mp3’s on the hdd?
Why no previews in the Themes anymore? The US got them!

Shana-Flame_Haze 8 November, 2012 @ 1:24 am   372

The Mugen Souls DLC seems to be non-existant… can’t even use the useless search function to find it…

Lance_87 8 November, 2012 @ 1:41 am   373

@373: looks like i’m not the only one with the “missing DLC” issue. I’ve tried reporting the lack of music packs for SC5, both here and in the italian forum, let’s see what happens…

IMHO they should make DLC searching a LOT easier, and better, without “missing stuff” issues. The recent UI updated caused more harm than good. My 2 cents.


Hello Jawad,

I have downloaded the trial part of cubbix hd, but now my store (portuguese) requests me to pay 7,99โ‚ฌ do download the unlock to play the full game (of course i have plus). Can you help me with this? Ratchet doesn’t show in the plus section, but i found it by searching it.

This store are still very glitchy and non up to date of what you have been anouncing. I’m glad you have moved on about the old store…but after so many problems (outage..etc), you can’t put something so messed up like this online before you correct all the glitches.


monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 2:45 am   375

hi good morning
i have question = Dyad
Price: ยฃ7.99/โ‚ฌ9.99
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ
why wen i want to buy = content not abel to select !!!
+in Belgium on icoon u see price = 10.39 ps+ !!!!!!!!!!!!
if i read good i see u say in blog game= 9.99 โ‚ฌ + 20 % of if u own ps+

littl bit confused if i get 20 % of the 9.99โ‚ฌ i am intrested

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 2:52 am   376

ps % games of ps+ normal u need to find them also in playstation + % section
not see game where u normal tink u gone see ith .

i hoope realy u companie takes their responsibelity to make shop beter fast whitout to many foults

u see we ps+ are paying for store + good service + also great games renting ( smart to put every week 1 game in store ps+)

Your comment is awaiting moderation. above = lol
on Belgium store Dyad = 10.93 to ps+ = mistake ?
in blog = 9.99 โ‚ฌ + 20% u own ps+ if 9.99-20% i consider to buy if i am abel ( u canot select content mesage )

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 2:59 am   377

ps. i see today u realy are working slow
but tanks to remove alfabetic leters of not ore contry out of search option .
so only removing 4/5 leters coast u +-3 weeks good to now ,lol
maby i gone ask mi bos also to work littel bit slower = i not gone like + also not ore clients .

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 3:04 am   378

now them back ??( mi mistake i already have one leter so 4 other where not their )
ore alfabet ends whith leter z !! stil 4 others undernead


And the demo unlock thingie for Cubixx HD is in the store. Not sure where the demo is. My god what a mess.
Fred ensured us the store would get better. Unfortunately it got much worse! ๐Ÿ™

OnikenUK 8 November, 2012 @ 3:43 am   380

Any chance you can add some sorting options for our download list? I have 774 items in mine and 2 PS3’s and having to scroll through all of those items is a hassle. Also put an icon (like the red shopping bag icon on the old store) next to content on the download list that is already installed on the current PS3. Cheers!

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 4:36 am   381

i see only one ting = everiting to slow in europe
new store to fast = stil to many bugs !!!!+
lots of content not aivabel mesages
no 3 boxes to put codes of prey pay cards
also tings like beta sackboy costuums ( why put them in store to al peopel if u can not buy = almost if u say ha ha ha u are not abel to get .
also very please make section whats new en place everiting in the folder , = very frustrating now !!!!
also delete 4 not used letter of unknown alfabet in sherch option
also corect price blog / psn store

Graffin_G 8 November, 2012 @ 5:44 am   382

Hi Jawad,

I’m sure you’ve noticed MANY posts commenting on changes made with the latest firmware and of course the new look PSN Store. How about replying to some of those comments?

– SingStar app should be optional and placed in the folder with other downloaded PS3 games if folder view is selected. Not just sit there on the XMB.

– PSN Store is awful. The search is broken. Content is missing or has disappeared. The redeem code box looks terrible. Finding what’s new each week is now a time consuming chore. Change it back. There’s a reason why the US kept the existing layout. It works!

With the old layout, it was easy to find what’s new each week, and what content was available for each and every game. It was much simpler and faster. Now you have to go to games, add-ons, latest, filter by newest, then scroll through the scattered 400 icons to find what you want. Even releases for the same game (eg. RBN, RB3) aren’t grouped together. All scattered!

Graffin_G 8 November, 2012 @ 5:45 am   383

– Moving trophies from Games to PlayStation Network sucks, and syncing them whilst in a game takes an eternity, and there’s no way of cancelling the operation.

Please take these comments seriously. It makes the Store unusable.

If this is how it’s going to be (particularly with not getting the same content when the US gets it), then my next console won’t be a PS4, it’ll be an XBOX (and i’m sure others feel exactly as I do, majorly let down by Sony time and time again).

Get your acts together SCEE!

BlamBlamKerpow 8 November, 2012 @ 6:23 am   384

Most of the stuff is there if you search but the DMC HD collection seems to be absent still…

Shadowdragoon 8 November, 2012 @ 6:32 am   385

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
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Not Vita Compatible)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

Shana-Flame_Haze 8 November, 2012 @ 6:34 am   386

@383 Regarding trophy sync just turn the trophy section into offline mode so it doesn’t sync.

@384 Same most of it is there but still no Mugen Souls DLC either…

chrisboers 8 November, 2012 @ 6:41 am   387

As posted above, there is a work-around for getting Cubixx HD. Just get the trial, start it, and select ‘purchase full game’ in the main menu. This will send you to a page of the old store (YAY! It still exists!), in which the full game unlocker is free.

@Sony, it’s a bad sign that we need the old store to fix stuff that goes wrong in the new store, isn’t it?

Ionkar98 8 November, 2012 @ 6:54 am   388

Will there be a digital copy of Black Ops 2 available on launch day or will it be made available with the next store update?

lagunareturns 8 November, 2012 @ 7:35 am   389

The psp games you listed work 100% on Vita. Just hack it and play them because the chances of them being on PSN is never, they want you to ripoff the devs and publishers but not putting the games on psn when the end users want the games but piracy seems the only solution…

Even if it gets on PSN, pirate them anyways, why support the PSN when they support no one but their pockets

VegetaSSjd10 8 November, 2012 @ 7:36 am   390

I have only one question Jawad.

When are you guys gonna update the Full Game Trials section of PS Plus? I mean we in EU have 35 Full Game Trials and the US people have 105! Come on! Full Game Trials is part of PS Plus Subscription!

I hope you guys give us more games soon!


I don’t know if you’ll read down this far, Mr Ashraf, but I wanted to post a counterpoint to all my complaints about the delayed release of Dyad. Thanks where thanks is due: thank you for this update. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here I am, stuck on a business trip away from my PS3, and three of the games I’ve been waiting for get released on the same day! Dyad, Pid & LBP Karting… Man, I’m in for a treat when I get home.


@Jawad: Hi, I am actually pleased for once that the new store layout is such a shambolic, frustrating mess! Even though it meant I had to manually search for Toejam and Earl because there’s no icon showing (it’s one of my favourite games from my teens and one of the reasons I’m so tired this morning), there’s was also no sign of the DMC HD collection, which means I haven’t had to invent reasons for my girlfriend not to buy it as I’ve bought her a physical copy for Christmas and safely stashed it away. So thanks, I think?!…

More errors from the 31 october store update

The PSP Games:

* Geronimo Stilton 2: The Videogame
* Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension


Dont BUY if you have a PSVITA.

fett1410 8 November, 2012 @ 8:49 am   394

Well now I can download the unlock key for Cubixx HD for free as a PS Plus subscriber but the trial for the game is gone from the store now??? It doesn’t come up through a search. Luckily I already had it in my download folder when I tried the demo. What a joke, the fix something in the store only to break something else. Even the US psn store seems run better and with less issues with the new design.


@Phant0mIsMe, not sure how effective PSM3 would be, but I’m seriously considering contacting a consumer group like Watchdog. I used to deal with executive level customer service issues for a major UK chain, so I reckon I can word it in a way to get taken seriously, which is a still a problem when dealing with games because its wrongly still seen as something for kids, I’m nearly 40 and been playing since Pacman was state of the art ๐Ÿ™‚

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 8:58 am   396

good news to skyrim dlc = very soon on ps3 + pc

i hope we get some % to long waiting .

i tink 1 persone updates al europe contry = lol but also not funy enimore .


Do it – you have my support from Sweden.

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 9:02 am   398

396 tycho2
orginal pacman i love
i play on atary then nintendo then sony 1 2 3 psp – ps vita
but waiting next gen to see ms. brings beter tings + price

MordecaiHunter 8 November, 2012 @ 9:08 am   399

Things could be worse i could Not be getting a WiiU in a few weeks time ๐Ÿ™‚

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 9:12 am   400

12 acounts on 1 console = + al dc to 12 acounts
+ best of al = wen u wife ore childeren needs tv , u take controler to play tru wifi = +++ i hope vita also abel soon

Hadley-Unit 8 November, 2012 @ 9:19 am   401

Wow so 50% off wwe 13 fan access…thanks for the heads up guys…just wasted $15

TrickyJoe 8 November, 2012 @ 9:25 am   402

Looking forward to giving Dyad a spin. The store says it’s “Trial & Unlock”, but it still costs money to download it. Is that a mistake?

Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 9:30 am   403

Morning all,

There have been issues getting DMC HD up – this was previously mentioned when the post first went up, so I’m investigating why that note is now missing!

Rushduck 8 November, 2012 @ 9:44 am   404

So clicking on Dyad in the Store returns a message that says ‘This content cannot be selected at this time’. It’s been like that since yesterday.

I say either take the icon down or have an explaination, it’s the equivalent of a retailer leaving a display case on the shelf and every time you bring it to the counter they say ‘sorry it’s not available’, then put it back on display.

Something like this wouldn’t normally annoy me, but given the nose dive the Store has taken in recent months, I feel like I should add another voice to the growing chorus of ‘sort it out’.

I’m asking once more. Where’s Devil May Cry HD Collection on PSN? I don’t see any picture/info about it on PSN. The update was supposed to be made yesterday. What’s the problem?

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 10:23 am    

    As mentioned above:

    There have been issues getting DMC HD up โ€“ this was previously mentioned when the post first went up, so Iโ€™m investigating why that note is now missing!

Zetsubo_EX 8 November, 2012 @ 10:03 am   406

If Anyone can Download Abyssal forge with a Season Pass for Darksiders2, let me know how. Thanks guys.

Shana-Flame_Haze 8 November, 2012 @ 10:09 am   407

Still unable to get the three pieces of Mugen Souls DLC that was supposed to go up, any news on why?

TINTINTB303 8 November, 2012 @ 10:10 am   408

@ people wanting CUBIX HD

*Download the trial

*Start the game

*Press the “buy full version” option in the menu

*It takes you instore to a FREE unlock code/key for PS+ users

Hope this helps



when are we going to see those improvement Fred?

because ever since, and long before, there hasn’t be a single week where there wasn’t a screw up, usually several.

when do things start getting better, when amazon start a skiwear department just for hell?

download failures.
download speeds so slow, i can literally walk to my local games store and back quicker.
interminable install times, darksiders took an hour.
missing content week in, week out.
and apathetic staff.

is this acceptable to you Fred?
would you accept that kind of service from a company you shopped with?

why do you expect us to?

Skykid360 8 November, 2012 @ 10:15 am   410


Make sure when your installing, that you aren’t Downloading at the same time…the PS3 just can’t handle it and takes ages. So be sure to pause everything before you Install.

If you did that already, then the only expression I can use is (o_O) lol ๐Ÿ˜€


and once again, the staff fail and it falls to the community to fix your problems.

where’s the staff response to the Cubixx issue?

that’s right there isn’t one.

thankfully the community know how to do your job far better than you do and they relayed the information on how to get the full version.

so thanks for nothing scee staff.

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 10:36 am    

    At the moment only the Unlock Key for Cubixx HD is shown first however, you can get the trial within the Unlock by clicking “Game Page”. This should work for most other Trial/Unlock type content, too.


with Darksiders, that was all i had to download at the time, so that wasn’t the problem.

everything seems to take longer to install these days.

i dread to think how long the R&C game will take.
it already took all night to download.

i’ll probably have to leave the ps3 on all day while i’m out.

if they use the same idiotic download then install method for the ps4, i’ll probably swear off downloads altogether, unless they’re free of course.

Massacre2011 8 November, 2012 @ 10:35 am   413

I have a question! Why are we paying full price for digital copies of games? I am bringing this up because it seems a little unfair.

With digital copies there is no cost to make and ship a disc to retailers, saving money to the publisher which would occur in the current retail market.

How can Sony and other publishes justified the full price cost of a digital game when it has restrictions place upon it (I.E The limited number of consoles it can be downloaded too)?

It seems a little unfair Sony and should be addressed.

Shou_Kobayashi 8 November, 2012 @ 10:37 am   414

This is a DISASTER.

Jak & Daxter Trilogy or Vanquish… 14.99 โ‚ฌ is a stealfor both of the games… gnaahh!

Wheres the portal dlc in motion

DAVIE222 8 November, 2012 @ 10:44 am   416


rozzingxo 8 November, 2012 @ 10:50 am   417

why does everyone cry about ps plus! i think the games we get are fantastic, don’t understand why people moan about it! we are getting a service that you don’t get on xbox, we get free themes, avatars discounts on games, i got fan axxess for 6 pounds for the new wwe 13 which i think is great! saved literally 50% on all DLC for that now,

and crysis looks great! so does ratchet and clank never had them so its good to see games that are coming out that arent as mainstream as COD.

at least sony try and give us great services like this! a lot more caring than microsoft

great work sony! keep it up

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 10:51 am   418

Morning all, Store still acting buggy and glitchy I see? Had to get the unlock key via Purchase once downloaded Cubixx HD and I’m downloading Crysis 2 right now. In speaking of major video games I’m only getting them retail only and only digital if free with Plus.

Good god the Store needs a good fix and so is the staff team due to too many technical problems and it happens all the time now.

Revellation_v2 8 November, 2012 @ 10:55 am   419

Hi Jawad. There’s still an issue with the Cubixx HD trial. Even the main ‘Game Page’ only downloads the 6KB unlock. It does show 163.1MB in the info at the top of the page, but it doesn’t actually download the trial.

It’s the same if you find the game through the search option or the ‘PS3 Games’ or ‘PS3 Demos’ sections. Only the unlock downloads.

I’ve found a workaround for myself because I downloaded the trial last year so it was in my downloads list, but others who haven’t downloaded it already won’t be able to find it.

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 11:57 am   420

Jawad Ashraf
why in belgium dyad = got mesage content not avaibel

+ rong price 10.39 ps+ on icoon = Price: ยฃ7.99/โ‚ฌ9.99 – 20 ยดps+ = not 10.39 โ‚ฌ

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 11:59 am   421

edit 20 ยด = 20 %

TheMethod 8 November, 2012 @ 12:06 pm   422

Hi, I want to try Dyad before I buy.

I notice it shows as being a “trial and unlock” but I don’t see the trial.

Why is there no trial for this “trial and unlock” game? It feels a bit unfair. One could be tempted to believe the trial option has been purposefully removed from our choice so that we have to buy it.

Please tell me it’s not so.

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 12:07 pm   423

Finally back to the Blog after a technical fault, Btw R&C: All 4 One is still not shown in the IGC menu on Plus where it should be. Any chance you can look into it?

Shana-Flame_Haze 8 November, 2012 @ 12:10 pm   424

I’d really like to get the DLC for Mugen Souls but I am still unable to find out why I can’t get the three new pieces of DLC…

I have also noticed other pieces of DLC are missing such as the Atelier Totori and Meruru music packs and so forth…

The store needs to revert back to it’s old form for ease of use and user friendliness, it may not look as good but at least it worked.

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 12:11 pm   425

u have i can not buy = got mesage content not avaibel

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 12:12 pm   426

Try here,
GAME -> LATEST -> Dyad is there as T&U. What do you get or does it just give you the unlock key? It should however give both the trial and the key.


Can’t buy Dyad. I can see it, click on it, but I just get the message “this content cannot be selected at this time.”

Please fix!

jas5467468 8 November, 2012 @ 12:19 pm   428

Hi Guys,
Please could we have an update on the darksiders 2 season pass issue, there are many people who have paid for this content only to find they cannot use it and we have had no meaningful response from SCEE so far that I have been able to find, the publishers indicated they were working on it with you guys and expected it to be finished yesterday but still nothing, this is not really an acceptable level of service seeing as I believe the issue came to light around a week ago and has already been resolved by SCEA. I look forward to your timely and informative response,
Regards Jas5467468

YoWombat 8 November, 2012 @ 12:23 pm   429

I’ve been waiting for Dyad for ages, and now it’s not available in AU/NZ? [CENSORED]?! Sort your stuff out, constantly giving us the 3rd world treatment is not winning any fans down under.

Also, the new store layout is awful, please give us the old one back.

TheMethod 8 November, 2012 @ 12:23 pm   430

Hi Everyone,

Yeah I see DYAD, it says Trial and Unlock, I go into it and it’s a game, with a pricetag that I can eother add or not add to my basket.

When added, it wants to charge me.

In a nutshell, I’m struggling to find the TRIAL element, I can only buy the full game (which is the unlocked trial, the trial of which I cannot find standalone).

Am I missing something here?

PIREDERAS 8 November, 2012 @ 12:26 pm   431

Hi Jawad

I fully understand that the whole PSN Store business and its updates is a huge task that requires hard work and cooperation.

I want to ask why Sports Champions 2 (seeable in the Store since Day 1) is not available to purchase. Also, I have a technical problem with Remote Play on my Vita, I have already asked in the blog a couple of times with no replies and I don’t know where to ask.

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 3:33 pm    

    It’s missing from a handful of regions so we’re going to be sorting that out soon.

funkpower 8 November, 2012 @ 12:27 pm   432


AL3MERH_2011 8 November, 2012 @ 12:33 pm   433

Hi Jawad
Please we want to pre-order for two games Disney Epic Mickey 2:The power of Two and LEGO The Lord of the Rings.Please please Jawad

BlamBlamKerpow 8 November, 2012 @ 12:36 pm   434

Maybe everyone would be better off if you didn’t announce your updates at all. Games would simply pop up from time to time. Leaving consumers in the dark is probably better than constantly showing them the ineptitude of each weekly update. The surprise of finding a game available is a lot better than being able to download a game announced several days before after waiting for a mysterious malfunction to be resolved.


Once again a great update on the store!
I’m having a problem though, concerning Cubixx HD. When I try to download it, I can only download the 6KBs unlock file and I can’t seem to find the trial anywhere. Tried in the Demos section, but still it downloads the unlock file.
So, please, any suggestions?
Thank you very much in advance.
Keep up the good work!

G-Spirit3 8 November, 2012 @ 12:56 pm   436

I see still no fix for the season pass holders of Darksiders 2 on getting the Abyssal Forge for the uk. people have already paid for this DLC and it’s not fair to us have to keep waiting without an update on what going on with it. so please can someone give an update on to when I can get the DLC that I paid for please.

KaneTheGoth 8 November, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   437

@Supersmith2500 — you may have already done this but if not, just do a search for Ratchet and Clank on the store and you will be able to download the game that way

Brodiesan 8 November, 2012 @ 1:28 pm   438

Mistakes happen. The number of mistakes that are happening each week, however, is truly shocking.

It seems Jawad and Fred spend most of their time responding with “Looking into that issue now” or “I’ve let the appropriate team know.”

They must hate Wednesdays; each week brining a new torrent of things they have to spend time scrambling to fix/look into rather than actually doing their jobs supporting the community.

You have my pity, guys.

@Jawad @Fred @SCEE – 2 really good ideas:


If a anticipated game fails your QA – write this on the blog!

Dyad failed, but you never mentioned it, therefore everyone thinks it’s an SCEE that’s causing the delay.


Write an exhaustive article about QA job in Europe, which involves translating games/stores to 7 languages, testing, ratings, different classifications etc and why it takes longer time here in Europe than in USA.

skatepunk36 8 November, 2012 @ 1:29 pm   440

strange with the cubixx hd .. in the germans tor I just can download the test version… once done I also could buy the key

Lance_87 8 November, 2012 @ 1:33 pm   441

Jawad, any news about the missing DLC for Soul Calibur V?

ZOKEE-CRO 8 November, 2012 @ 2:15 pm   442

Is there any news about when R&C All 4 One will be available for download. Can’t find it in PS Plus section, and it was supposed to be there yesterday.

    Jawad Ashraf 8 November, 2012 @ 3:30 pm    

    It’s up but not showing within the Plus area at the moment. As mentioned below by supersmith2500, using the search will bring it up for you.

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 2:23 pm   443

Use search for the time being.


“At the moment only the Unlock Key for Cubixx HD is shown first however, you can get the trial within the Unlock by clicking โ€œGame Pageโ€. This should work for most other Trial/Unlock type content, too.”

either you missed the point of my comment entirely when you replied or maybe the trial was replaced with the unlock key but then you never put the trial back up.

either, way, what an absolute bloody joke.

how big does the failure have to be for management at sony to notice what a shambles scee has become?

it seems the simplest tasks are beyond everybody there.

i really hope you lot are ashamed, but sadly, i know you just don’t care.

Erroneus 8 November, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   445

I though the new store was supposed to add stability, faster store and faster download. None of those has happened.

You keep saying the store will be faster and improved, well when is that happening, because right now it’s way to messy :-/

Why is there a HUGE add for PSN+ in the PSN+ section?
if customer is PSN+ sub = DO NOT SHOW ADD. … how about that.

Why is the default “show content for x days” not set to 7 in the the latest category, so people can easily see what’s really new per default.

And speaking of latest DLC, why is it sorted by DLC name and not game name?

Come on Sony, these things are SO simple. I’m not sure who you tested the store on, but it’s baffling that they did not pick up such simple things.

Hoping to see some improvements very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

tired-hippo 8 November, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   446

I’ve still got the vikings attack issue where I have the PS Vita version avaliable but not the PS3 version (which is the one I want but I cocked up ;-;). Pwease help/advise.

Alan2500 8 November, 2012 @ 4:33 pm   447

Hey Jawad i would love to see rayman origins as a playstation plus title, you think it would be possible?

TheRedMage 8 November, 2012 @ 4:41 pm   448

This has probably been said a couple hundreds times so I’ll just add to the list.
Holy cow the new store layout is horrid. Trying to find the thing you want is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Everything is just crammed together and the sorting system doesn’t help at all. Not only that but it’s slow as well. At least the search system works somewhat. Except when the DLC isn’t in the games folder in which case you’re screwed.
Dunno why the people in charge of it decided to take the perfect fast and well organised store and swap it out for this jumbled mess.
Can we pretty please have the old store back? ๐Ÿ™

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 4:52 pm   449

Little something I want to point out, Assassin’s Creed II & Brotherhood are marked as free for Plus members and I don’t see any info on that. Does it suppose to happen or not or is it a another error?


cubixx HD still only downloading unlock key

GenocideHeart 8 November, 2012 @ 5:33 pm   451


I’m normally not one to complain, but I have to say it: the new Store is complete garbage and made a giant mess of something that previously worked fine. Games are mislabeled (see Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood), games go missing from the Download list, the Mugen Souls DLC is STILL nowhere to be found, the sorting system is a nasty mess…

With all due respect, you need to can the whole new interface and send it back to QA for testing because the people who greenlighted it as ‘usable’ were clearly hammered. It’s the only explanation I have for why this twisted abomination was given the go-ahead. That, or you guys want to actively drive people away from your Store, in which case you’re succeeding. I refuse to spend 40 minutes looking for DLC because someone in R&D thought it’d be fun to NOT sort the DLC by game…

FaZeR2009 8 November, 2012 @ 5:43 pm   452

Is it just me but were is the devil may cry hd collection on the store can not find it anywhere can someone please help me????

bazdmeg11 8 November, 2012 @ 5:44 pm   453

Hi there ! how can i donwload the Davinci dlc for Assassin Creed Brotherhood ? I can’t found it in the store , I got the game on disc so i’m not planing to buy the whole game again from the store just for to have the dlc . any ideas ?

KING_OF_POWER11 8 November, 2012 @ 5:51 pm   454

Hey jawad is there any chance to have captain tsubasa game for ps1& ps2 plz answer thx

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 5:53 pm   455

New glitch, 3 missing icons in the PSVita latest. *sigh*
This new store is getting much worse.


On the belgian store, the link to Dyad doesn’t work (content not available) and PID is not on the store at all. Was looking forward to buying both games.


@450 They are full game trials.

The store has turned into a shadow of its former self. What used to take about 2 minutes takes 10.

We should be provided with the option to roll back to the old Store. The new store is missing content, slow and is misleading new customers.

Food for thought.

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 7:02 pm   458

enibady of the blog team
i have a tip to sony = make blog whith every problem u now + are working on , so peopel can see en commpare if not on them ask .

also make = +- % completed to be solved

wout5 (457 ) jes very sad , also price not ok

Darkeeper 8 November, 2012 @ 7:05 pm   459

Pid isn’t in the portuguese store either. Is this intentional?

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 7:10 pm   460

al meens everybady but u talking to wal like me
i am very disepointed how sony deals the situation + gets 0 update on lots of tings .
in 1 j = ps4 ore new xbox , rely gone be hard disision + good comparing i pay 50 โ‚ฌ sony ps+ now – maby soon 50 โ‚ฌ goed service

dee4life4444 8 November, 2012 @ 7:20 pm   461

Is Ratchet & Clank going to be up soon? The new store looks fantastic but the bugs need addressed ASAP!

Red-Oni-47 8 November, 2012 @ 7:21 pm   462

Ok… I see Devil May Cry HD Collection now, Is it ok for Download?

Voodoo341 8 November, 2012 @ 7:23 pm   463

ยฃ59.99 for Far Cry 3 on the store! I hope the PS4 dies at launch.

Rushduck 8 November, 2012 @ 7:23 pm   464

And Dyad is still missing. It’s bad enough that games are missing their release dates, but to have the ad for the game sitting on the front page of the (shambles) of the store and for the content to not actually be available is downright laughable.

I don’t like to whine, but if this was a bricks’n’mortar store I’d just stop shopping there.

If ye seek to erode the goodwill and patience of your customers, you’re doing a fantastic job, with the complete lack of communication doing the most damage.


I guess i’m too late for a reply but i’m having a few issues with content this week.
1: Dyad is on the store front (Ireland) but when i click on it it says “This content is not available”.
2: The “When Vikings Attack” Dynamic Theme for PS+ says “Unavailable”.

While i initially welcomed the new store i’m actually finding it much slower than the old store and cumbersome to navigate. It’s also slightly frustrating that when you are (finally) browsing the category/section that you want, half the screen is wasted on an advert. I know it’s a progressive thing so hopefully all the wonderful feedback you’ve been receiving will prompt some changes soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Jawad Ashraf 9 November, 2012 @ 11:19 am    

    Dyad issues have been reported.

    For the When Viking’s Attack theme I have escalated it. Have you purchased the game as well?

supersmith2500 8 November, 2012 @ 7:54 pm   466

You know from now on after next week. I will check the blog on Wednesday and then check the main Store on Fridays now to give the new Store time to update and then I will install any Plus content from Fridays. To save me having to complain all the time.

All 4 One is now in the Plus IGC menu.

Voodoo341 8 November, 2012 @ 8:01 pm   467

Time to start emailing the senior people at SCEE again. The clowns that look after this blog are telling no one about all the complaints. How can a company keep continuing to make the same balls up week after week?

G-Spirit3 8 November, 2012 @ 8:05 pm   468


Please could you give any info on whats happening with the Darksiders2 season pass please cos people have paid money for this and it should be a problem that should have been sorted THQ are saying this is a PSN store problem. Due to the new store. I think it’s time that refunds are sorted so people can by the Abyssal Forge download normally without the season pass. People have paid up front in trust that we get what we paid for and this isn’t happening. I can’t believe it’s sort in the us but not in the uk yet.

monoliet 8 November, 2012 @ 8:37 pm   469

discounted price of ยฃ7.99/โ‚ฌ9.99, and if youโ€™re a PlayStation Plus subscriber then you will benefit from an extra 20% off, too.

on midel of store = 10.39 โ‚ฌ so i tink 9.99 = ps+
also = This content is not availableโ€.

Pid = no where to find

MasLegio 8 November, 2012 @ 9:28 pm   470