“Heads-up” PlayStation Store update 5th December 2012


Leading the way this week is Guardians of Middle-Earth – an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in the Lord of the Rings universe and crafted specifically for console systems. Gamers team up as the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time, bringing up to 10 players together in strategic five vs five competitive multiplayer battle arenas.

Studio Ghibli and Namco Bandai’s beautiful Ni No Kuni receives a demo this week for RPG fans to have a bash at. With glorious visuals in the style Ghibli are famous for, step into the shoes of young Oliver as he sets off on a journey to save his mother.

PlayStation Plus subscribers, what a month you have! One of my favourite games of this console generation, Batman Arkham City, is your Game of the Month. You also gain access to the fabulous Vanquish and Limbo, too, which are similarly fabulous!

There’s also the 12 Deals of Christmas that started this week – remember, the deal will change regularly so be sure to stay tuned for the latest updates on PS Store.

The rest of the week’s content can be found below, including card game Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, a new Challenge Pack for Dragon’s Dogma, new missions for XCOM, an extra area to explore in Darksiders 2 and lots more!

Oh, and retro gamers might want to check out the PlayStation Mobile store today, as action strategy classic Lemmings returns! Look out for a Blog post from the developer tomorrow.

See you back here next week for more content. It should be a good one.

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


  • Batman: Arkham City – 100% off
  • Vanquish – 100% off
  • Limbo – 100% off
  • Marble Run Dynamic Theme – Exclusive

Plus discounts

  • Jetpack Joyride – 50% off
  • topatoi: The Great Tree Story – 10% off
  • topatoi – 10% off
  • 4 Elements HD – 10% off
  • Rayman Origins – 10% off
  • Breath of Fire 3 – 50% off
  • Capcom Classics Reloaded – 50% off
  • Capcom Classics Collection Remixed Essentials – 50% off
  • Capcom Puzzle World – 50% off
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – 50% off
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Essentials – 50% off
  • Monster Hunter Freedom 2 Essentials – 50% off
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – 50% off
  • Power Stone Collection – 50% off
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max – 50% off

PS3 games

Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Darksiders 2
Price: £29.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All



Fighting Vipers
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



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



Page Chronica
Price: £8.79/€10.99
Availability: All



Sonic The Fighters
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All



Virtua Fighter 2
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Guardians Of Middle-Earth (trial available)
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Rotastic (trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Turkey



PS3 demos (Free)

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Availability: All




Ni No Kuni
PEGI: 12
Availability: All




PS Vita

Uncharted: Fight For Fortune
Price: £3.19/€3.99
Availability: All



Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Price: £34.99/€39.99
Availability: All



WRC 3 Fia
Price: £29.99/€34.99
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine


PSP games

Price: £6.99/€7.99
Availability: All



Invizimals: Shadow Zone
Price: £6.99/€7.99
Availability: All



Invizimals: The Lost Tribes
Price: £6.99/€7.99
Availability: All


PS Mobile

Price: Free, with in-game purchases

Price: £1.39/€1.79


Hotel Mogul
Price: £1.99/€2.49
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ


Assassin’s Creed III – The Hidden Secrets Pack (Only for Season Pass holders)
Availability: All

Darksiders 2

  • The Demon Lord Belial

Prices: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

  • A Trial for Adventurers – Challenge Pack

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Guardians Of Middle-Earth

  • Guardians Of Middle-Earth – Season Pass

Prices: £11.99/€14.99
Availability: All


  • Festive Goodies Level Kit (Re-release, only available until 31st December!)

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

  • Santa Hat And Beard Costume (Re-Release)
  • Santa Coats & Boots (Re-Release, only available until 31st December!)

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Magic 2013

  • Berserker Rage Foils (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Berserker Rage Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Grim Procession Foils (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Grim Procession Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Magic 2013 Deck Pack 2 (£1.99/€2.49)

Availability: All

Max Payne 3

  • Painful Memories

Prices: £7.29/€8.99 (Free for Season Pass holders)
Availability: All

Resident Evil 6

  • Resident Evil 6 Stage Map Pack A

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • A Death (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Act Of War (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Controller (£0.99/€1.49)
  • For The Kids Of The Multiculture (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Jumping Ship (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Remedy (£0.99/€1.49)
  • She Talks To Angels (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Sometimes Salvation (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Black Crowes Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)

Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE


  • Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
  • Carrie Underwood – So Small
  • Dappy – No Regrets
  • N.E.R.D – She Wants To Move
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene -Love You Like A Love Song
  • South Pacific -There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame
  • South Pacific -Some Enchanted Evening
  • South Pacific – I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy
  • South Pacific – Happy Talk
  • South Pacific – I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
  • The Platters – Only You (And You Alone)
  • Zapato Veloz – Tractor Amarillo

Prices: £0.79/€0.99

Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free)
  • Colour Palette Add-On 10 (Free)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf/Tk Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Slingshot

Prices: £5.49/€6.99
Availability: All


Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free)
  • Colour Palette Add-On 10 (Free)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sf/Tk Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tk Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

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Symphony of the Night before the end of the year? 🙂

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 3:01 pm   2

Retro City Rampage and how is QA going for it?

Can we please get an update on Dracula X Chronicles or Symphony of the Night?

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:19 pm    

    It’s possible it might be coming pretty soon however, I need a little bit more info on it first.

Playtoy_17 5 December, 2012 @ 3:02 pm   4

Crash Bash before the end of the year?


What really surprised me is that Catwoman DLC is included with Batman AC. I was ready to buy it actually, but it said it’s not avaible 😀 than God for that. Such an awesome surprise! You’re awesome! 😀

Playtoy_17 5 December, 2012 @ 3:02 pm   6

Wallace and Gromits Grand Adventures before the end of the year

turbogeek421 5 December, 2012 @ 3:03 pm   7

When does the Vita Playstation Plus go live?

Splutterbug 5 December, 2012 @ 3:03 pm   8

Hang on a minute, full price BD games at a semi-sensible price not for £59.99? How inconsiderate what can people complain about now 🙂

Ankh-Morpork 5 December, 2012 @ 3:03 pm   9

I didn’t get a chance to post this until now as I was travelling, but I just wanted to say thanks to Jawad Ashraf, Mike Kebby and Chris Howe for the Valkyria Chronicles II price drop I asked for!


almighty-slayer 5 December, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   10

not a bad update

Any chance that the Invizimals games work on Vita?

GaiaScythe 5 December, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   11

I wanted to buy Guardians of Middle Earth… But … can it be played with two players via Split Screen ????


I presume they’re re-writing Retro City Rampage from scratch.

Yay for Virtua Fighter 2 and Ni no Kuni demo 🙂

Sucks that Square-Enix still haven’t released any PS1 Imports though, like Threads of Fate, Chrono Cross and so on.

Or Suikoden, Suikoden II and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from Konami.

Or Mega Man Legends 1&2 and Tron Bonne from Capcom.

Black_Gast 5 December, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   14

Pretty sure you’re already tired of this question, but I’m gonna pop it anyway. What’s the status on the PS1 Spyro Trilogy?

Tsubaki_14 5 December, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   15

patiently awaiting labyrinth legends~

spagetti69 5 December, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   16

Damn I missread Resident Evil 2 for Vita.
It was actually Jetpack Joyride. :-/

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:22 pm    

    Nothing to confirm on this but it is known and being looked into. Remain hopeful!

Phant0mIsMe 5 December, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   17

What happened to the Soundshape DLC that was meant to come out last week and it is still not available on the store?

    Fred Dutton 5 December, 2012 @ 3:11 pm    

    That will be available next Wednesday – apologies for the short delay on that.


Nothing really for me this week,can we have a update on skyrim:dawnguard please I know we getting dragonborn next year.

mike20036 5 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   19

Gonna get sonic the fighters and virtual fighter 2 later on 🙂

theStoneSkull 5 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   20

I can see that there is a 10% discount on Rayman Origins for Plus members.. but there is also a deal that wasn’t mentioned where Rayman Origins is already discounted nearly half price.. so PS+ get 10% off that deal… Also, Lumines is half price.. but what is this deal? Where is the information on that?

patman180275 5 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   21

retro city!………….
whats happened to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

me-tallic_A 5 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   22

Does Arkham city come with the catwoman DLC as part of the playstation plus offer?


Wooooo! Free Lemmings and PS+ content!!! Thanks Jawad!! Are the Sega fighting games any good? Sonic Fighters and Virtua Fighter 2 have interested me and are very cheap but are they actually good? Today is a nice tight update. Can’t wait to get home now!

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:26 pm    

    I’ve never played Sonic Fighters but VF2 sure is good. Of course, modern day fighters have expanded greatly but VF2 will always remain a classic. Fun times!

Jacko_the_lad 5 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   24

Mass Effect.

Everything else is invalid.



Shenmue 1 & 2 and Digimon World any chance of them being releasd???


hey jawad hows things 🙂 any word on tekken 4 and I was wondering if there will be a discount for mirrors edge thanks 🙂


Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed for Vita is on the store. Not sure if you’ve missed it off here or confused it with the PS3 version

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:43 pm    

    You are correct, it is the Vita version. Will get the post edited, thanks.

Nazar_Ops 5 December, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   28

No Sound Shapes DLC? Omg, SCEE u totally fail at supporting ur customers.

Bealinator 5 December, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   29

Will Batman Arkham City come with discounted DLC like Dead Space 2 did? I’d love to pick up those Challenge Room packs at £3 a pop!

ra1nfield 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   30

So i’ve heard about this awesome thing….an update that will deliver great gifts to the dedicated people of the playstation community. Then i saw this! Invizimals finally on the store….could this possibly mean that Vita users can get that game? and apart from that, no news on the Symphony of Night?

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:30 pm    

    I’m not aware if Invizimals works on Vita, I’ll need to check it out.

    Nothing firm on SoN but I’m expecting something soon.

salty-seadog- 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   31

hey ive just been charged 19.99 when getting batman and vanquish thru my plus whats the score with that

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:33 pm    

    Please contact customer services as this shouldn’t have happened. Apologies for that.

KusariSoul 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   32


Does the Mass Effect 1 Come With Any DLC ?

And also there are a few new themes this week iam looking to buy but there is no previews for them, WE NEED Previews for dynamic Themes

Nightmare966 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   33

Jawad, sorry to be an annoyance, but The Demon Lord Belial doesn’t appears as free for Season Pass holders, just like what happenned with the Abyssal Forge. I hope you can report it and have a solution soon 🙂

BTW, glad to have added Batman, Vanquish and Limbo today, and looking forward to MK Vita. Thanks for the hard work guys 🙂

E_Darkness 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   34

When are we getting Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus? NA and JP PSN both have it now. They’re virtually the same game so I don’t see why we’re still waiting.

JaxDasher 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   35

No discount on Arkham City dlc?

    Fred Dutton 5 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm    

    We’ll have some Arkham City DLC discounts going live next Wedensday – should give you enough time to plough through the main campaign!

Evil-LoPo 5 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   36

No Dj Max huh ? Hmm.. I think I’ll just make a US account since they get everything and we only get some leftovers.

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:39 pm    

    DJ Max is one I’ve personally looked into – there currently isn’t a EU publisher for those titles and noone has approached Pentavision with interest. The US division is also quite small and were busy enough with just the US release. All this info you can find on the DJ Max Technika Tune Facebook page.

    I do hope they eventually come out as it’s a great series but right now there aren’t any plans to release in EU.

Skydancerx 5 December, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   37

Yeah… does invizimals work on Vita??????
Counter Strike????

Batman says its free in the IGC menu then when I enter it, its marked for 29.99euros if I add to cart it says its free but it still says i have to pay 29.99 on the side. Can you check it out please?

Panos_GRE 5 December, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   39

Hi Jawad,
I read that Milestone has released free DLC for their WRC 3 game on the playstation Vita but I can’t find anything in the store. I am accessing the EU/Greek store. Is there any information on the subject?
Will it be available?

madmanwithabox12 5 December, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   40

Hey Jawad, nice update. Might wanna put Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed for Vita on there, since it seems to have snuck onto the store.

teh__pwnerer 5 December, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   41

Why can’t eu get the Hitman dlc bundle? I’ve been asking this for three weeks now, please respond.


Wow arkham city looks like the biggest and best freebie since PS+ launched. Really excited to play that I was going to buy it at somepoint now I dont have to 🙂

Limbo for free to that looks like a great game – Best PS+ month since the one after E3.

MissDreamer 5 December, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   43

A great update this week. Batman, Limbo and Ni No Kumi demo not to mention Mass Effect 1 for £11.99. Awesome.


Please tell me there’s an actual Mass Effect Trilogy pack like in the US.


Mass Effect pricing is totally off in the Israeli store, Mass Effect 3 costs 399 while the trilogy costs 349 and contains it along with DLC and the other two games…


What an awesome update!

I dont know if its just me, but when i hit Limbo all i get is the full key unlock, and not the actual game? EVen tried searching for it in store and do it that way. Same result. Not sure if there is something missing or im just being a bit stupid?


Rayman Origins – 10% off. Really? Why so small?!

Lethalx08 5 December, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   48

Is a Sega fighters (VF2, SF & FV) getting a bundle similar to XBL ?. If so i’ll wait, if not i’ll get SF now & the rest later.



YES! Mass effect 1 at last!! Does it include any dlc that the xboxers had? Will the save file link ino 2 and 3? Nice discount on breath of fire 3, any chance of BOF4 coming onto the EU store?

INS1GHTFUL 5 December, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   50

no sound shapes dlc?

zxRATTLExz 5 December, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   51

Hi Jawad, Virtua Fighter 2 has the Fighting Vipers picture in case you missed that.

Also, i’ve been unable to re-download Infamous for quite some time now. The version on my download list and also all the versions on the game download screen including the PS+trial won’t install without a Psp connected for some reason. The download/install bubble also has a yellow mark to the left of it and i’m not sure what that means, if anything. Any ideas ? Cheers

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:47 pm    

    I raised that issue already.

    I’m not sure on problem with download infamous. What message are you getting exactly?

    Best bet is to contact customers to guide you through it.


So is mass effect 1 available straight away or do we have to wait until Friday?

zxRATTLExz 5 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   53

Did someone say Sound shapes dlc ? Are we due some ? Great if we are.


ps plus wow mass effect too wow great work

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   55

How come Sonic all stars racing transformed has had it’s price raised? It was only £29.99 the other day you’ve slapped another £5 on top of it (It’s not as good as the first so w/e)
Really tempted to get Mass Effect 1 now instead of waiting for friday, no trilogy pack on the store though?

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   56

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack, for me this week!

It would have read better & not caused any confusion, if the PLUS discounts stated what platform they are for! PLUS freebies for me also.

Retro City Rampage still not released 🙁 At this rate it will release, when the US have a discount!


i bought tomba 2 when you guys released it. i want my money back cause i bought it and you guys took it out off my download list that’s called theft diden’t know SCEE starting stealing from ppl 2 get money
most likely the only way you guys make money is by stealing cause it can’t be content you guys hardly release any new or old games.

and where is the youtube app you said was coming shortly


Pretty sweet update, this along with the PS+ stuff will make for a busy month.

Though like every week, any update on Spyro or SOTN? 😀

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 3:50 pm    

    The update for Spyro is “Soon”, the update for SotN is a more hazey “Soon”… I would say have money ready in case they suddenly appear, though.

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   59

Also anyone unsure of what comes with Mass Effect 1 : It includes Bringing down the sky DLC, the Pinnacle station DLC doesn’t look like it’s coming to PS3.

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   60

@ zxRATTLExz

There are Sound Shapes DLC packages within the US store so it’s only a matter of time before we receive them.


Any chance of a list of all the PS plus games we’ve had for free? There’s no where on the net that labels each one we’ve had

A_Nonny_Moose 5 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   62

Any info on the release date and pricing for the digital version of Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed for Vita?


Also, Power Stone collection is missing from the Israeli store.

S-o-h-a-i-l 5 December, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   64

Hey Jawed, any chance of Assassins Creed 3 avatars ?


Dawnguard and hearth fire by the end of this year


Can’t complain this week, crikey. Been hoping for a demo of LBP Karting, and that RPG demo looks interesting too. And Arkham for free? Uh, yup, I’ll be having that thanks.

But now I’m also wondering if I should restart my Mass Effect runthrough on the PS3, so I can avoid playing ME3 on the PC (‘cos I’m still paranoid about EA’s Origin). Tricky…

Aleczandah 5 December, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   67

I see people have finally given up asking about CS:GO. What an utter shambles.

INS1GHTFUL 5 December, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   68

By the way Uncharted fight for fortune doesnt have a trial or demo. I thought there was supposed to be one?

EternalChaos72 5 December, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   69

hey jawad, you alrady know my question. is there no update on capcom avatars?

KusariSoul 5 December, 2012 @ 3:21 pm   70

Sorry forgot to ask, When Does Mortal Kombat Come To Vita Plus ?

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:22 pm   71

@ salty-seadog

If you’ve been charged then you’re pretty silly for checking out! When you checkout it states what the price will be so if it wasn’t free you should’ve held off!


Just looked on the store. Mass effect 1 is a 10GB download. Better clear some space

INS1GHTFUL 5 December, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   73

I have a general question about the store and the rating system. Looking at uncharted fight for fortune its had 17 downloads all 5 stars. does the store automatically give a 5 star rating when a game is bought. it seems like it does which is very misleading. Ive noticed this on other games too on the store where they have all 5 star reviews on the day of release.

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   74

@ Fred & Jawad

With regards to the Batman Arkham City DLC that will be discounted next week. Please make sure the discounts are acceptable, as like i’ve stated numerous times, you can purchase the GOTY Edition for £14.95 with all DLC, so your discounts need to be cheaper than that!

Blood_God_UK 5 December, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   75

Hi, Darksiders 2 The Demon Lord Belial dlc is not showing as free ( I have the seasons pass), and I still cant buy all-star battle royal on vita, please fix

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   76


You have to physically submit a rating. Alot of purchasers will just rate it 5* without playing it first, so I wouldn’t acknowledge the ratings if I were you!

Frankie_Sambuca 5 December, 2012 @ 3:27 pm   77

Bought Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers, both awesome! However in the store where you look at screenshots one is clearly from Fighting Vipers 2, which isn’t on PS3 but should be next in the Model 3 collection along with Virtua Fighter 3 and Scud Race. Go on make it happen!


very important question… when are you guys going bankrupt cause with zero real games been released for months you sure are making no profit with european users.

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:29 pm   79

I agree with Jawad, Virtua Fighter 2 is indeed a classic!

Sonic Fighters is horrible & i’m surprised they even bothered to release it again. Not sure on Viping Fighters but have heard mainly positive things.


So Sonic Racing Vita is £34.99 on the store. I got the PS3 version cheaper than that! Seriously, what’s with all these 3rd parties pricing their Vita games so unreasonably? Sony games tend to be priced reasonably on the Vita store with the only exceptions being Uncharted and Resistance. But it’s rare to see a full retail third party Vita game be priced at £29.99 or lower. Can’t Sony just put a limit on how much third parties are allowed to charge on the Vita store? I’m sorry, but more than £29.99 for a Vita game is ridiculous.


My god Sony’s worse then bethesda dodge past the dawnguard question Fred,come on tell us whats happening,doesn’t matter anyway cause I is not buying it.

    Fred Dutton 5 December, 2012 @ 4:22 pm    

    This is entirely an issue for Bethesda I’m afraid. They make the DLC, not Sony – as soon as they have an announcement to make, you’ll hear about it.

silmorat1 5 December, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   82

Any chance that Powerstone collection would be playable on the Vita? That game was awesome on the dreamcast – mega-awesome actually!


Saw some of your earlier comments, it would be a Christmas treat to get our hands on SOTN and Spyro before Christmas, you better not be teasing us! lol.

TAKE-AWAY 5 December, 2012 @ 3:33 pm   84

@Kuja84 Mass effect 2 has a patch now that allows saves to carry from one to two.


Thank goodness we get Arkham City and not Bioshock 2 (haven’t played it, but the first one was pretty lame) !


This may be a stupid question but how do i download Limbo? it’s free now but wherever i find it on the store (even under demos) it just downloads the unlock key and not the actual game!

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 4:12 pm    

    When you see it in PS Plus, click on ‘Game Page’ and you’ll get the main game from there.


Cant find little big planet karting demo in the new demos section.

Also when i go to the lpb karting main page there’s no link to a demo.

where is it 🙁

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   88

@Grimmy11 You just have to download the demo, the unlock key will then make it the full game 🙂


Incredibly, £34.99 is the price of the vita version.

PS3 version is £5 cheaper.

Crazy, i know.

Carnivius_Prime 5 December, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   90

Pass. Nothing for me to buy and the Plus freebies don’t appeal to me much at all.


I add Limbo to my cart, and even though it says FREE, my subtotal is 9.99. Something is wrong …


I think I’ll take Vanquish, Ni No Kuni demo and the Marble Run Dynamic Theme, cheers.


I add Limbo to my cart and even though in the list it says it’s free, in the subtotal it appears as 9.99. Something is not right


@Jamesyp00 I went through the demos and it still downloaded the unlock code, but I managed to re-download the demo by going through my download history from last year.

Thanks anyway

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 3:40 pm   95

I got mine without problems. Did you download the Trial & Unlock and it’s key?


Ni No Kuni demo and monthly plus content of course . I am disappointed there is no demo for Page Chronica

I’m confused about Topatoi (I bought the first one but not the dlc has it been discounted or is it just the bundle?

I was wanting to know if there were any plans for a price drop on games like Dark Myst (it’s 5 years old and lacks trophy support being over £6 seems a bit much

Also will we be getting discount of Wizorbs like the US did?

And finally possibility of Hello Flowerz price drop or being a sale item, have been curious about this game for awhile


I don’t know if I’m looking in the wrong place but I can’t find the challenge of exile God of War 3 dlc anywhere? Anyone with an idea?

Mougurijin 5 December, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   98

Guilty Geeeeaaaarr, why are you still not heeeeeerrre?!!!!
Can’t believe they’re trying to fob us off with Sonic the Fighters, Fighting Vipers, and Virtua Fighter II!
They may have “fighter” in their name, and might be reasonably good games, but it still feels like an insult nonetheless when Guilty Gear is what should’ve been there…

(Seriously. someone over there just click copy>paste from the US or JP store. no-one will tell – we’ll be too busy playing it.) 😉


hi Jawad, is there any chance of Mega Man Powered Up being added to PSN?


Hello there!

Nice update this week! But I have two questions!

1. When will we be able to purchases avatars on PSVITA from the PSN Store?

2. When will Netflix app for PSVITA launch in Sweden?


Roscoe182 5 December, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   101

yer there was no limbo demo on the store for me just the unlock key .. luckily i did get the demo at some point so i just found it in my download list

X_Queeny_X 5 December, 2012 @ 3:46 pm   102

That’s cool ..
I hope we see more updates like this .

also ,
I would love to see more AVATARS/Themes for the store .
I don’t know how many times i emailed Sony ME for it and they ignored my emails .

Is there any chance to get what the US or JP store have ?
they sure have the best collection ..

Resident evil 6 .. I can’t see Ada Wang avatar or a pack for all the character .. ” there is one with themes but I rather without it ”

keep doing the good work ..
thank u .

Tem4ik_1998 5 December, 2012 @ 3:46 pm   103

Hi Jawad, will ever be in the Playstation store selling Ratchet and Clank Tools Of Destruction,A Crack in Time?

pinkplaybunny 5 December, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   104

My HD is out of space!! Time to upgrade to that 1TB drive I guess!

Classic_Shooter 5 December, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   105

Mass effect trophy supported ????


No, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, DJ Max Technika Tune and Sound Shape DLC…makes me kind of sad. But at least we get Mass Effect.

Raydempto 5 December, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   107


It’s been 3 weeks now since I purchased PS All-Stars Battle Royale. I still don’t have the game i PAID FOR and Customer service still does not reply to me, and now I am wondering whether or not I should go to the police with this.

I have my credit card statement with the proof of purchase there, and your customer “Service” reps are giving me ZERO information. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? WHY AM I BEING TARGETED LIKE THIS?

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 4:16 pm    

    Sorry about this. There really isn’t anything I can do from my end. Please call customer services for up to date info on the situation you are experiencing. Once again, sorry I can’t help further.

KIERONOO 5 December, 2012 @ 3:50 pm   108

@104 yes. I think they are the same as the Xbox 360

sentry-23 5 December, 2012 @ 3:50 pm   109

@Store Team and @roscoe182 : If you have already downloaded a demo, and deleted it, it does no longer show in the store pages, only in your download list. This should be fixed to show in the store pages, since the download list is really too long to browse comfortably for a lot of people.

Evil-LoPo 5 December, 2012 @ 3:51 pm   110

@Jawad I bought a PSN card thinking it will come out this week on the EU store too. I think I’ll just buy Virtue’s Last Reward.

Btw, I still have a problem with Playstation All Stars the vita version. I thought they solved the problem with it. It still shows me that it is a trail version. I re-downloaded it 5 times and still. Please reply. I would buy the game again but there’s no option for me to buy it.

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 4:18 pm    

    A worth choice, I am led to believe.

    I would strongly advise to contact customer service if you still aren’t able to download it. They may need to remove it from your download list in order for you to redownload it properly.

Bassmonkey_Mike 5 December, 2012 @ 3:52 pm   111

amazing this week for plus+ members, cheers again Sony. :))))

Bahamut_MW 5 December, 2012 @ 3:52 pm   112

@Jawad do you know why the power stone collection isn’t avaiable on the portuguese store? Also is it compatible with vita?

DAVIE222 5 December, 2012 @ 3:54 pm   113

any news on the assassins creed 3 avatars? THE U.S got them and i really want one…

A_Nonny_Moose 5 December, 2012 @ 3:55 pm   114

Woah woah, what the ****? You mean that is the Vita version of Racing Transformed?! £30 for the PS3 version but £35 for the Vita version? The retail Vita version is launching for the same price that the PS3 version did, £25.

I held off on buying this because on the PS3 I was waiting for the digital Vita version but that’s just mental. I’ll wait until there’s a massive discount. Sort it out Sega/Sony.

Bought Mass Effect, so just trying to pass time until it downloads. I’m really looking forward to playing it.

About Guardians of Middle Earth. Does it have a singleplayer or offline mode to play? I’m not sure if MOBA games do but im not to fond of multiplayer only games.

mullinavat 5 December, 2012 @ 3:56 pm   116

Limbo is appearing as €12.99 in the checkout even though it is free for PS Plus members. Hope this is fixed soon

XnoobsquadX 5 December, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   117

Any news on Ragnarok oddysee i´m really peeved NA got this sooner then EU if u can pry some info from the distributor would be awsome ty!

Nice update. Shame that i won’t buy anything. You know… Singstar icon. Your choice SCEE, your choice.

Panos_GRE 5 December, 2012 @ 3:59 pm   119

Thank you for the amswer regarding the free DLC tracks for WRC 3 on the Vita Jawad.
However this content is already out in some region’s/country’s store and I hope that it will not be another case of unexplained delay or mishap on SCEE’s part. Here’s the proof at 00:30

darkhorus15 5 December, 2012 @ 3:59 pm   120

So glad Spyro will be coming to us soon 😀

aaronrogers2009 5 December, 2012 @ 4:02 pm   121

omg jawad u say come back in a few days for info on spyro trillogy, yay!!! It cud be a spyro xmas after all, thanks jawad!

finner09 5 December, 2012 @ 4:03 pm   122

when is mortal combat vita free for plus members

DeividHasselhoff 5 December, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   123

Batman: AC seems great and if you are going to discount the dlc next week, definitely going to get them. Most likely best game on + since Deus ex and the update came on time this week too, thanks =)

Skookie30 5 December, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   124

Despite it a good update you are giving up on ps1 classics & ps2 & imports from monkey paw.

Same old SCEE.

baggio_76 5 December, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   125

Masse Effect 1 on ps3? realy?? I can’t believe it!! is it real?


Jawad, last week i got no answer so i am trying again. It would be nice if you give some real answers to these 2 posts:

Jawad, your comments on pulling resident evil 2 from the store truly amazes me. So a publisher can put a game in the store, then sell it and receive the money and then remove it from the store. So i am 10 euros poorer and i have no game. This is basically theft.

Resident Evil 2 was removed from store because 1 guy couldn’t change the disc, he didn’t know about the keeping your finger on the touch screen for extra options.This was the first week Vita had PS1 games.People who still have the game on their Vita have reported that it works fine.At the very least people who have paid for it should be allowed to download it through their download list.

I hope you will answer this.

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 4:23 pm    

    As mentioned on a previous page, the issue is known and being looked into. I can’t provide any more info at this time.

INS1GHTFUL 5 December, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   127

Hi Jawad, please can you respond to 67. I like the look of uncharted fight for fortune but im not sure i’ll like it so I want to try the demo. the description of the game on the store refers to there being a trial but its not up. will there be one?

Flipside666 5 December, 2012 @ 4:15 pm   128

great update guys, but it wont let me download the marble run free plus theme, says unavailable to download, think it needs a fix 🙂

AlucardDHK 5 December, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   129

Any news on the Youtube app being available in Portugal?

BluSpykz 5 December, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   130

Hey Jawad.

Quick question (it’s not really quick) – I’m still a plus member – re subbed in October. But half my games saved on my PS3, most from the PS3 IGC, are “expired”.

I click to play. Can’t. Exit, click to play. Can’t. – However if I do this about 10-12 times, usually I can finally play.

This is very abnormal, and somewhat frustrating. Any fix, or reason?

    Jawad Ashraf 5 December, 2012 @ 4:30 pm    

    A bizarre one that I can’t say I have an answer to. I will have to raise this issue.

Flipside666 5 December, 2012 @ 4:17 pm   131

ps love the 12 days of christmas section on the store, great teasers lol

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 4:17 pm   132

VF2 is still showing the VF icon? Any chance you can sort it out and the icons are missing again in PSVita games. ^^’

another_gamer195 5 December, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   133

@ Blog team.
Shame on you’s, you have allowed a true ‘gaming’ (cough) classic, And kind of new ip (sorta) arrive without any news, blogs, or mention, Not even Jawad tells us in his header. Why ?. Now IF your a Gamer and like rpg (ish) elements to your games, then i am sure not many (sensible) gamers won’t have played either ME2 or ME3, on their consoles of preference, But you at the blog have deemed it correct to make zero mention of ME (1) i can only imagine why, erm i am kind of getting memories of some posts claiming that other writers were just inmature or childish for whatever complaint was ‘soup of the day’, i believe that ps regrets having to give us access to this game, Prove me wrong, i mean you’s, have made more than enough from ME2and3, Tell us how the story system/savefiles etc will work, or not. Tell us something about this ‘masterpiece’.. Blog team, you have Really let us ‘Gamers’ down on this one.

Von_Noir 5 December, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   134

XCOM DLC for me 🙂 . Some user’s mentioned Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Dracula X Chronicles, that would be excellent but I would like also Castlevania Chronicles. Don’t forget that one please 🙂 Thanks.

slimgelder 5 December, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   135

Any idea when final fantasy x hd will be out?


what will happen to those of us that bought tomba 2? will we have to spend an hour on customer support trying to get a refund?

Evil-LoPo 5 December, 2012 @ 4:21 pm   137

@Jawad Ashraf Can you provide me with customer service email please ?

Basket21 5 December, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   138


u said the LBP demo should be there now.

Its there

but when i click it it says ‘this contect cant be selected atm’

krakchap 5 December, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   139

hi jawad, the indian psn store is missing a ton of psone games esp the likes of ff7, 8 and 9. That was prolly because the psn store over here was launched well after it wa elsewhere, so maybe your guys forgot to add or update a bunch of them. If you could plz look into it and put them up on the store i could enjoy them on the vita.


NikeJustDoItNike 5 December, 2012 @ 4:26 pm   140

Where the hell is CS:GO, no update since August….

DrClayman 5 December, 2012 @ 4:26 pm   141

counter-strike!!!! COME ON!!!! SAY BLOODY SOMETHING!!!


I give up….


they said this winter but they have confirmed it’s at SCEE and with their speed in Q&A it’s probably summer 2013.


if you call customer service’s you’ll most likely would have wasted the money on the phone bill. but in SCEE cause just ignore a problem till it goes away is their motto.


Ok if your not gonna answer my dawnguard question,what about the price of black ops season pass


Posted on 5 December, 2012 at 4:23 pm by Jawad Ashraf

As mentioned on a previous page, the issue is known and being looked into. I can’t provide any more info at this time.

The problem is, there is no problem. Resident Evil 2 works fine. People who are lucky enough to have it on their psvita say it works fine. It has been months that the game is pulled. How long must it be looked into and check that the game is working. Just put it back in the store and i look into it myself. I paid for it so let me play it.

uncleniccius 5 December, 2012 @ 4:37 pm   147

Hey Jawad/Andy.
Great update this week; lots to download:D.
I have a question, although it isn’t quite relevant.
Last year the E3 conference wasn’t available on Vita, and I thought I’d ask if you could mention to somebody that it is something we’d love to see, I’d love to stream it!


I’ll most likely be getting ME1, but will you be able to import the character into ME2, which I already have a retail copy of?

I can’t seem to download the Limbo demo anywhere in the store. Even if I got to it’s page it still downloads the full game-upgrade.
Could you please look onto that? I’ve been waiting to get my hands on Limbo for a long time.

Side-note: I’m also one of the winners of the weekend debate but I haven’t got neither a PM nor an email with my PSAS code.
Are you guys just a little late with that or was there any problem?

azakajam 5 December, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   150

Hey Jawad, I was just wondering if the EU PS store will be getting Dino Crisis at all? It’s a PS1 favorite of mine, thanks!


I have tried to contact customer support (Nordic Film Hotline) but as per usual they are not responding. My problem: when I try to buy PS Plus – be it for 3 months or 12, I am met with the response: “We’re sorry, this product cannot be purchased at the time.”???

I have a three month trial running through a code I received but that shouldn’t have any influence as it is possible to stack the memberships.

another_gamer195 5 December, 2012 @ 4:40 pm   152

Any trophy hunters out there, if you are getting Vanquish c/o plus later, then good luck on getting the plat, it is crazed, the story itself is doable, but then those collectables you have to shoot, frustrating but again doable, but when you unlock the challange arena, my God, it’s like WaW on vet, and all for a gold. truly a great game and good bragging rights, if you can beat it. i kept getting to round 3 forever, but i still hadn’t found all the collectables, (statues) so i told myself i could leave it at that, and blame the ‘stupid’ (lol) collectables, who am i kidding. seriously i know Batman is good, but you defo got to try Vanquish, pure brilliance, even though i am still to beat it. only problem i found is that after playing it, i just couldn’t get into crysis2, it was just ‘boring’ i guess it must be the similar nana/tech suits that were in story, or prob Are the story.


Jawad Ashraf# So you are saying that Sonic all-star Racing Transfrmed is more expensive for the psvita then the ps3 version.TROLOLOLOL.

Seriously what’s up with that!!!!

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 4:46 pm   154

de3bs0, Dawnguard isn’t there problem, it’s bethesda’s, The ps3 will be getting dragonborn next year so there probably on track with getting the others fixed now.

Catkiller1 5 December, 2012 @ 4:48 pm   155

Black Ops 2 Season Pass Price discrepancies??

Any update on this?

XBOX £32, US Store $49.99, EU Store £41.99…..Really??

darkhorus15 5 December, 2012 @ 4:49 pm   156

Yeah, I wonder too, how soon ‘soon’ actually is. It doesn’t matter that much, though. If we get Spyro before 2013, I will be happy 🙂

sadlam79 5 December, 2012 @ 4:51 pm   157

I will probably get some of the Capcom stuff at half price. Capcom always overcharge for their downloadable games but at £4 a pop, its much more tempting.

Shame about the lack of space on my memory card though..

genjiboy 5 December, 2012 @ 4:51 pm   158

Can someone help? I want to get the Marble Run Dynamic Theme, but when I checked out nothing was added to the downloadlist. It’s not on the downloadlist, but I also tryed to add the theme to my basket again to see if that works, but I get a error when I try to add it to my basket. Now I can’t add it to my basket and I can’t download it from my downloadlist because it’s not there.

One more thing, I resubbed to PS+ and all the content I got from PS+ has been readded to my downloadlist with new dates, which means all the old stuff I got from PS+ is now on top of the downloadlist which is very frustrating if I want to see what I downloaded. Is this normal?


Marky264 5 December, 2012 @ 4:57 pm   159

To those having Issues Downloading things via the Store DLC For Example and having the PS3 DLC Converted to a PSP Required DLC Please do not Download them from the Store as the Store Confuses the Download Type as the Store is still broken and will not process the Download as it should be. I had this issue with Wipeout HD Re Downloading the Fury Expansion It kept saying the DLC was for a PSP when It wasn’t and was for the PS3 Version. If you want to get the Correct DLC Then go to your Account Management. Download List this will bring up the Old PSN Store without the use of the Terrible Broken App and you can Download the Original Download from there with No Issues.

Another Note: Jawad Ashraf can you please advise me why I’m getting a Constant Error Trying to Download anything New from the Store? It gives me an Error Twice will Clicking Add To Basket then it Exits the Store on the 3rd Time.

Just please bring back the Old Store. This New one is broken and rarely proceeds with Requests and the Correct Downloads. Fed up of it.

Rammstone 5 December, 2012 @ 4:58 pm   160

Why have you stopped listing the new trailers?

another_gamer195 5 December, 2012 @ 5:00 pm   161

Your code IS the problem, the same thing happened Last Year, over in the support forums, and that was the reason, Because the guy was using a plus code he had won, he couldn’t renew, Until the free one had expired, so it looks like they still haven’t fixed that.. Good news is you don’t lose any content as when your present sub does expire, you have a few months to resub, and keep whats allready ‘rented’, But bad news, you can’t renew and stack up while the 12 deals offer is on.. am sure if you get a reply it’ll be ‘contact customer services’, well that ‘might’ work, But it didn’t last year. i mean you would think that CS could bypass this problem, ie take payment from you over the phone, for the cheaper deal prices, then just activate or send you a code out, after you have let sub lapse.. but that was Not possible last year, the guy wanted to get the 12 month for £29.99 offer, But maybe they can at least do that much now, like a Year later.. good luck anyway.


limbo says its free but when it gets to checkout it says 9.99.


limbo says its free but when it gets to checkout it says 9.99. also the new store is really crap and slow.

Marky264 5 December, 2012 @ 5:05 pm   164


I have this as well. Displaying £9.99 for me too. :/ Urgh.

vitesseplc66 5 December, 2012 @ 5:08 pm   165

Hi There,

Terarded 5 December, 2012 @ 5:09 pm   166

i put the batman game (free coz of psplus) in my cart and when i downloaded i noticed there was catwomen dlc with it, did i just get a free deal and something to be happy about or did i accidentally download dlc that i didnt mean to pay for?


@marky264 im just lucky i noticed as i wasnt paying attention and i would of been charged for it.

Marky264 5 December, 2012 @ 5:12 pm   168


You get the Catwoman DLC Free as well so it seems! I’ve made sure I have Password on Check Out Ticked if I make a purchase with any Funds so I know for sure if I pay for something or not.

a7md1990 5 December, 2012 @ 5:14 pm   169

Hello Jawad,

Last week you promised you’d gimme an update on my PS All-Stars PS3 pre order bonus issue.. It still says ‘Auto Download nov 17’ and the add-onn still says ‘unavailable when I manually look for it.

Also would like to know if Uncharted 2 (digital) DLC incompatibility has been resolved or not.

Thank You

Ahmed Saeed

KIERONOO 5 December, 2012 @ 5:15 pm   170

When is the youtube app coming to the UK?

Jesse-Blue 5 December, 2012 @ 5:15 pm   171

Question: Sonic All Stars Racing for PS3 and Vita.
Is there some sort of cross-buy or cross-save that you know off??

I already asked Sega three (!) times but their social media team is the most ignorant bunch of unprofessionals.
They don’t even react to inquiries from customers let alone answer.

So to everyone complaining about Sony, you really should appreciate the effort Jawad and the others do here!

How did you get Mass Effect to the PS3!?

That’s a Microsoft game! Or did they sell it to EA?

Bovrillor 5 December, 2012 @ 5:16 pm   173

PSN Store is malfunctioning like the dickens.

Various error messages, checkout process repeatedly crashes the console. My other devices work fine so it’s definately PSN.

mazegami 5 December, 2012 @ 5:17 pm   174

any new dlc planned for Tokyo jungle??

BANDITEN-SWEDEN 5 December, 2012 @ 5:17 pm   175


Why wont Sony let us in the EU region play this game???
Why must PS3 users in EU pay for support?

SoulChimera 5 December, 2012 @ 5:22 pm   176

For those having trouble with Limbo, it only seems to work if you do a search for it. I couldn’t get it to work in the Playstation Plus section but manually searching for Limbo gave me the option to download it for free.

Also I wanted to buy “Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max – 50% off” but I can’t find this anywhere on the store. I’ve searched for it 5 times but it doesn’t look like it’s even available.

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 5:23 pm   177

BioWare which they own Mass Effect series is actually owned by EA now. It used to be a Microsoft Xbox exclusive before EA bought the franchise and the company. Remember back in the decade BioWare used to be independent company until EA bought the company thus making Mass Effect go multiplat.

Contact Google about that one since they are the ones that own YouTube not Sony.

Twiss18790 5 December, 2012 @ 5:25 pm   178

will Jak and daxter hd be coming to ps vita?

Blood_God_UK 5 December, 2012 @ 5:25 pm   179

@ Catkiller1

Dont expect the price to change any time soon, if at all.
Activision havent commented and the price has been removed from the site.

zxRATTLExz 5 December, 2012 @ 5:25 pm   180


RE: Infamous issue, the message said to connect a PSP to install this item, followed by instructions on how to connect a psp. Odd considering when i first downloaded it back when we got free games for the downtime it was for the PS3. Maybe something happened when it got moved to the Essentials section.

Thanks for the reply, i will try support on the forums since i don’t fancy ringing a premium phoneline.


I also have this 9.99 for LIMBO at the checkout, despite being a plus member, and if if I press that it then says ERROR.
Why oh why is there ALWAYS some issue or other with the store on store publish day? Its getting beyond a joke now. I think 2012 has been a downright terrible year for SCEE and their ability to deliver online digital content. Titles are often frustratingly delayed, along with little to no explanation, and when and if they do arrive, the process from provider to consumer can sometimes be unreliable. Such as not been able to purchase said item, or said item having bugs that really should have spotted and ironed out. Then to top it all off, what little is explained on this blog to resolve such issues, is either ignored, or not deemed important.
Quite simply its because SCEE are in the dark as much as we are, they do’t know what they are doing. Lately this blog just feels like its being run by the marketing department, ONE BIG ADVERT in disguise as a blog. SCEE, take a leaf out of SCEA and SCEJ’s book. Whats the book called? Customer Service.

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   182

How come Mass Effect 3 has jumped up to £60!? It was £20 the other week too, it’s crazy how that’s raised, And £58 for the Trilogy is just too much too.

jimbob12345678 5 December, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   183


(I know you’re not technically the person to ask but nevertheless I made a shameless copy/paste just to get the word out a bit more :D)

A little bit random of a request but could we get a deal/price drop on the DLC charaters for Blazblue: Continuum Shift? There’s long been a extended cut of the game available with the extra characters included and the limited edition of both that, and the original Continuum Shift are cheaper to buy new than the DLC!

Thanks in advance


Not all DLC for Tokyo Jungle is on the gamepage under add-ons, like the toki toro stuff we got earlier for free with Plus. It’s on my download list no doubt, only a couple of pages down, but the store will just show time out errors and quit back to XMB. sigh…. Please fix up the store with something that can handle your download list even if it has hundreds of items in it?

The new store is really, really bad, seriously. I’ve stopped browsing the store altogether because of the unordered mess. It should show latest items by default (because eventhough that should do it already, it really doesn’t). Now I have to go up, right, into the dropdown-menu, and then it’s THE LAST item on the freaking list… Who designed this?! And bundle rock band / singstar crap together somewhere so I don’t have to scroll through loads of useless icons.

Nightmare966 5 December, 2012 @ 5:30 pm   185

Hey Jawad, just letting you know that the Belial DLC issue has been sorted, thanks guys 🙂


Oh, it’s not toki toro lol, it’s the Pluchen Toro, locoroco, overlord and so on. The pluchen pack that’s missing from add-ons on gamepage of Tokyo Jungle.

bibster100 5 December, 2012 @ 5:35 pm   187

Limbo not working ,when you click to download the game it just downloads the unlock.


I read your problem. Not sure what credit card you have but you could go to your credit card company with this problem. Explain it to them and tell them how the servicedesk reacted. They will make sure you get the money refunded that was paid to much and will give Sony a tough time.
I hope that helps.

JediKnight246 5 December, 2012 @ 5:36 pm   189

Mass Effect 1 on PS3 = best store update ever! 🙂

For anyone who’s wondering, ME1 includes the Bring Down the Sky DLC, has trophies, and you can import your ME1 save into ME2, but you need to download a new update for ME2 first (it’ll prompt you to download it when you start ME2)

The Pinnacle Station DLC won’t be available on PS3 because the “source files” were apparently corrupt and couldn’t be used, but it’s not a story DLC so it’s not the end of the world.

CyDoNiA-UK 5 December, 2012 @ 5:37 pm   190

Now if only you could revert the store back to it’s previous state so it wasn’t slower than the web in 1990 and broken like it currently is for me in the UK. Took about 5 minutes to add all 3 PS+ games to basket and now just getting “An error has occured” all the time.

The new PlayStation Store is total garbage. Even when it works it is a step backwards. Whoever thought it was a good idea needs to rethink it!

Just my opinion though. Everything else is great. All the freebies and stuff are awesome but the store lets it down big time!

simojonat 5 December, 2012 @ 5:37 pm   191

Why is it not possible to buy PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from the PS Store?(It doesn’t have a buy button).


Added multiple PS+ games to my cart and the store tried to charge me for Batman. Deleted the game from the cart finished my purchase and tried a again and purchase price were zero so there wasn’t really problem for me but it could be helpful for someone else or Sony to look into this.


Daaamn, it’s so slow. every button press will give me the five loading bars in the store for at least a minute. We’ve been spending so much time together, I’ve named the first bar ‘trol’ and the other bars are all called ‘lol’. I take it all back, forget fixing this new store… just bring the old one back. :/

moriarty1975 5 December, 2012 @ 5:44 pm   194

I got a reply back from Activision about the Black Ops II season Pass price :

“Thank you for contacting Activision Customer Support.

the price advertised by Activision is a manufactures suggested retail price.

The prices in the PSN store are set by Sony and are final.

I hope this helps clear any questions you had on the subject.

Kind Regards,


So SCEE decided to add on a little bit extra to the price.


Store continues to get worse, cant dl the limbo demo as apparently it must be in my history (great, epic addition), which is unsearchable and unsortable , not only this but the store either crashes every minute or in the case of a few minutes ago doesnt show anything in the history (its there, the placeholders are there, they are just blank).
Very strange that the Batman DLC is being put up next week and not this one, hoping people just buy it o_o?
Finally, was there not meant to be 2 other PS+ things? one for Vita and one for both, something Knights?


what about the Rocksmith Pantera DLC the US store got yesterday?
Are we getting that too? I WANT IT.


zxRATTLE, I had a very similar issue, did you get the game as part of the WBP? my issue with R&C and Dead Nation were solved by going to account management >transaction management >download list>get it from there.
Its the old download list from the hybrid store (its not exactly the old one but it actually yknow works), grab it from there, should work.
Gunna look for LIMBO there actually :o…yeah got the trial again, folks if the store doesnt work go do that, it sucks MUCH less.
as a sidenote, did we ever get Gotham City Impostors? pretty sure it was PS+ for America a few months ago, surprised it wasnt here for us instead of idk Limbo? seems more aprapo :X.

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 5:54 pm   198

I swear it worked for me without problems, I go to search, from search — > L –> I –> M –> LIMBO and the Trial and Unlock is there. so I download both the trial and then the unlock key as the key is on Plus. Then downloaded them both. Everything worked fine for me.

Shakka23 5 December, 2012 @ 5:59 pm   199

Is Mass Effect playable in English (with English voice over) if you download it from e.g. the German store?

Shadowdragoon 5 December, 2012 @ 6:00 pm   200

Poor releases, fragmented market, lack of responses.. Kind of wondering, how much of a improvement would it be if all scee accounts was moved to scea, and scee got closed down? if that meant that we would get things at same time as US (and same stuff), it would be a huge improvement.. one can dream cant one? (Yes, I am getting bitter at the rather poor Customer service EU gets)

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..

Or is it that the SCEE is stupid enough to demand native language descriptions on dlc when most countries in EU have a rather good grasp of english.
(Pretty sure its been close to confirmed that this is the issue)

Shadowdragoon 5 December, 2012 @ 6:01 pm   201

(Split for 1250 char limit)

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?


For those having trouble with LIMBO.

Instead of going under PS+, try under SEARCH. Proceed to checkout and it will download the free trial (should be about 93MB) Then during gameplay, press start and choose ‘purchase full game upgrade.’

Bizarrely it should take you to a page that looks like the old store, and then it should, as long as your a PS+ member, show that the upgrade is free. I downloaded it (about 6KB) and it worked fine.

Hope it does for you too, but hey this is SCEE were talking about remember. And oh yeah, why is this down to me and others to pass on. it seems blog staff clock off at 4.38pm. Nice.

another_gamer195 5 December, 2012 @ 6:09 pm   203

@ JediKnight246
thnx for info on ME, but when you say it has trophies i am hoping you mean it has proper ones, i mean i am happy to have access to the game, but the thought of spending 50plus hours for 12 bronze trophies, it would spoil it somehow, similar to RE4.. i would really of enjoyed it more with No trophies, guess they have become as important as some aspects/missions of the actual game itself, which has surely got to be wrong. think that finding a good game that also has sensible trophy requirements is getting harder every year. Anyway as i said the game itself is whats important.

Also @ Store team, is it true that ME3 has Increased in price, actually Tripled ?.. Surely that is a mistake.? however if it isn’t then i am totally disgusted, i mean i can get what you say about publishers telling You to set Their rrp in your own store, with new games, think it is spineless, (hehe, digital, spineless.. never mind) but i Get it. I will Not accept this excuse for a price increase though. So can we, or i have some answer over this please. as really. really want to hear the answer for this one. thank you.

Hm, never played a Monster Hunter. Which one of those is considered the best? Are they still good enough to feed my Vita?

I want Limbo and the monthly avatars.

zxRATTLExz 5 December, 2012 @ 6:17 pm   205

@ Marky264 & Dermado.
Cheers for that. Yes it was part of the WBP. I will have a look at my account management later on and sort that out. You can always rely on the community :D.
Thanks again

zxRATTLExz 5 December, 2012 @ 6:20 pm   206

Oh and for those looking for the Limbo Trial and unlock version at 95MB, i found it in the unique games section. Sony should make more effort to make things simple for people because we shouldn’t have to second guess what genre they decide to classify a game as.

redknight4 5 December, 2012 @ 6:26 pm   207

I just had a few questions and ideas. Is the new store going to be optimized to be as fast as the old store? will you add a sort by game name to the sort options so content for each game is grouped together. A crash reporting system would be great since it does crash back to xmb at times and would help you squash bugs.

zaqair123456 5 December, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   208

Any plans to release I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Haneda in Europe?

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 6:28 pm   209

*sigh* Now Store is loading slow. -__-

Halosian 5 December, 2012 @ 6:28 pm   210

Hmmm, yet another screw up for the new store. Purchased all items available for Plus this week and for some reason the purchase went through but the items don’t appear in my download list and I can’t add items to my cart again.

Any answers???

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 6:31 pm   211

Great, more issues with the Store this time running REAL slow.

A_Nonny_Moose 5 December, 2012 @ 6:36 pm   212

All Stars Racing Transformed is no longer on the Vita store. Was it released early by mistake (retail release is Friday), and will it show up again with a reasonable price?

Jestersoil 5 December, 2012 @ 6:38 pm   213

Hey Jawad,
great update for PS+, even though i have all ps3 content 😛
i’ve got one question for you: will there be any offer on The Walking Dead or Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD before the end of the year???

thanks in advance 🙂

AsmodeanBT 5 December, 2012 @ 6:40 pm   214

God the new store is so -ing awful and slow.

And we still want that -ing SingStar malware gone!

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 6:43 pm   215

Sometimes it won’t even load at all. -___-


I’m still having problems obtaining LIMBO. Could really do with some help here!

I download the trail of the game a long time ago and played it and deleted it. Now we’re at this point where I want to get the free game with PS+. But every time I go to download the game from wherever I locate it on the Store, it already has the symbol saying I’ve purchased it in the past, and when I do go to download it, it only downloads the 6kb trial and not the demo. Obviously I deleted the demo after I played it last year. I don’t understand why it isn’t re-downloading the demo for me. I’ve tried deleting every save data related to LIMBO on my PS3, but still it only downloads the trial every time I download LIMBO off PSN.

Really don’t know what I’m missing here!


I should clarify – it’s only downloading the 6kb UNLOCK key, and not the trial demo, is what I mean. I can’t get the demo to get into the game to use the unlock key!

Fordhandsfree 5 December, 2012 @ 6:46 pm   218

I have 12gb left on my PS3. The store tells me Arkham City is 7.5gb. I click on download and it says there is not enough system memory. Anybody know what thats all about?

monoliet 5 December, 2012 @ 6:48 pm   219

lol monsterhunter % , almoast everybody wo needed already buy in past = why no monsterhunter portabel 3 hd ???

– wat is new lots of black empti boxes = not lovely to see wen u scrol down list

Player42791 5 December, 2012 @ 6:49 pm   220

I get the feeling Jawad is hinting at spyro coming next week.

monoliet 5 December, 2012 @ 6:49 pm   221

wen u download = bigger
wen instaling = zipping in to smaller file zise



I’ve had this problem recently, too. I think it’s possibly because the system still needs extra space during the installation process, as it might take up a bit of extra space going from download to install.

I don’t know. But I’m guessing it’s something like that. If it makes any sort of sense :/

fps_d0minat0r 5 December, 2012 @ 6:51 pm   223

@ Golwar
Monster Hunter games incorporate the previous edition, and add more content and graphical updates.
Monster hunter freedom unite is the newest one and therefore the best one to get because it includes everything the previous ones do and more.
Bargain for £4. I played it 99% of the time on my PSP clocking over 300 hours easily.

Capcom wont make the new MH games for Sony anymore…..then they wonder why they did so bad financially. serves them right.

anyway, why is the store so slow? tooks like 3 minutes just adding batman to the cart.

Player42791 5 December, 2012 @ 6:52 pm   224


You need to have double the required space free. Basically the installer and the installed game are 7.5GB each. You download the installer then it installs the game and deletes itself. The game still takes up 7.5GB in the end but you need twice that to be able to install it.

Player42791 5 December, 2012 @ 6:53 pm   225


You should be able to find the trial in your download list

A_Nonny_Moose 5 December, 2012 @ 6:53 pm   226

You need twicce as much space as it says or it won’t be able to install, because the install file and the game file both take up 7.5gb, and they will be on your HDD at the same time during installation.



you need 15gb to dl a 7.5 gb file.

it needs space to download and then the same space again to install, once installed the downloaded file is auto deleted leaving you with the correct amount of free space

CyDoNiA-UK 5 December, 2012 @ 6:53 pm   228

Well this is a waste of time. Guess I will just go watch TV for a bit cos can’t download anything at the moment. Not only is it slow (even slower than normal for the new store) I am getting “We’re, sorry this product cannot be purchased at this time”.

Sort it out Sony. Infact as I said before put the old store back. Nothing about this new store is an improvement to me.

Fordhandsfree 5 December, 2012 @ 6:54 pm   229


Ok, Ive never had this issue before though with less space and bigger files. But I will clear some more room if I can manage!


Thanks fps_d0minat0r, I’ll check it out.

I guess everyone is trying to get the new (Plus) content and that slows down the store. I wonder if that is also the reason why I see several blank fields in the new store now. The last thing that I want is the return of that plague.


will mass effect triolgy be available on store I hear in us it is as a massive 34gb


Thank you, Player42791.

I was actually doing that originally, but my downloads weren’t showing up! Turns out I have to wait about 20 seconds before they show up.

This store is unbelievably slow!

Fordhandsfree 5 December, 2012 @ 7:01 pm   233

@Player42791 @hayzink

Thanks for the help guys, obviously this is the case, I must have just had the required amount in previous cases then. Ill just delete some stuff.

Thanks for helping man. I tried to look into your limbo query and it does the same for me (I purchased it a while back though) Only thing I can suggest is to rummage though your DL list for the trial. This new store has took one step forwards and 2 steps back!


Yeah! The further I scroll down my download list, the longer it takes to load! It’s not loading my games halfway down AT ALL now!

Hellscovern 5 December, 2012 @ 7:07 pm   235

I got the Store update and now it’s much slower than it was before and it wasn’t that speedy then, not only that vanquish is charging the full price and not free despite being a PS+ member same goes for limbo anyone else having these issues

TrIpLe-S-92 5 December, 2012 @ 7:12 pm   236

What ever happened to Counter Strike: GO? Did you think we’d forget about it?

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 7:12 pm   237

The Store needs to revert, it’s horrible and more problems keep occured EVERY TIME now. >:(

Any word on the latest Dead or Alive 5 costume DLC bundle? According to last week’s PS Store update, it was supposed to have been released then. Bundle nowhere to be seen, only the individual DLC packs were available. Same thing this week.

I’d rather not buy the costume DLCs separately, since the bulk discount is nice. Earlier DLC packs have been bundled just fine, yet suddenly there is none. What gives?

Crazy_Dave86 5 December, 2012 @ 7:20 pm   239

The new and “improved” store is nothing but a joke! The old one was more user friendly, simple to navigate and easy to find the content needed…….it also ran smoothly, for me the new store is buggy and slow! Where is the Limbo demo/trail? not much point in giving us the unlock seeing as there is no demo/trail to unlock!!

ukcrazyguy 5 December, 2012 @ 7:22 pm   240

Resident evil 2 for vita is being looked into?honestly how long does it take. Iv been asking the same question for months.I’d understand if there was actually a problem with it, BUT there isnt

spagetti69 5 December, 2012 @ 7:23 pm   241

@Shadowdragoon. Valkeria Chronicles is Vita comparable. Sure I told you this last week. Not sure about the rest of your list though.

Thanks for the Resident Evil 2 reply Jawad. Appreciated.

buster2006 5 December, 2012 @ 7:25 pm   242

Any update on the Limbo problem? I clicked download from the main PS+ page and it only downloaded a 6kb unlock file. Now whenever I try to download the trial it only ever redownloads the unlock. I’ve tried searching for Limbo and even browsed for it through Games -> PS3 demos but I still only get the unlock to download.

It’s somewhere in my download history as I played the demo when it first came out, but seeing as this was ages ago and I’ve downloaded a lot since then, I can’t be bothered to find it in my history (it also doesn’t help that the new PSN store is absolutely rubbish and painfully slow).

Sir_Sorrows 5 December, 2012 @ 7:27 pm   243

Can you FIX your store. I’ve spent the last 20 minutes trying to buy Guardians of Middle Earth and all I get are crashes. It took me 5 minuters just to find where it was on the store. What is this?

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 7:31 pm   244

Jawad, please look into these problems:

– Store is slow or even times out
– 3 Icons are missing in PSVita games section
– Limbo trial is nowhere to be found
– Virtua Fighter 2 still has the wrong icon

Voodoo341 5 December, 2012 @ 7:37 pm   245

Very disappointing PS+ discounts again but that’s the norm now for SCEE. Why can’t SCEE check the content before loading it onto the store. Another week of wrong prices and ripped off customers.


Right, to clarify again, for LIMBO, if you have played the demo in the past and cant download it again, log into your account, click X on account managment, go down to download history, scroll down till you see LIMBO, download it.
unless they have turbo’d the store in the last half hour its simply not working correctly, this way is considerably faster.
As for if you havent downloaded the demo in the past and are still having an issue? ell afaia no one is having that issue, but apparently going right past the description and pressing X should take you to the demo, but only if you havent dld it before.
Yes the new store sucks, yes continue complaining, but kindly stop asking if its just finding the demo that is the issue ;_;

Ryusennin 5 December, 2012 @ 7:40 pm   247

I’m baffled that Sony doesn’t communicate more (if at all) on Mass Effect 1. This is the single most important event on PS3 this year.


2 extra things. one, Smith did you download the demo for LIMBO in the past? that seems to be the whole problem causer.
also irt to SCEE sucking, yes, yes they do, as do the awful robot replying email staff, and 3 out of the 4 people I spoke to on the phone, two managers who tried using “we are looking into it” and “we are aware of the problem and threads” (concerning Singstar being unwanted, the store sucking and something else), but the most recent one was actually super nice and tried to help, tried to get her name so I could request her in the future when crap happens, they apparently dont do that, so terribad customer service is expected ;(

dark_angel69 5 December, 2012 @ 7:48 pm   249

Hey Jawad

I have a question for you which I asked in the Christmas deal post before this was up but I guess you haven’t seen it. One of my questions has been answered by someone else so I’ll ask the other here.

Q1 – Can we import the save file from that ME into ME2 to continue the story like the xbox done or does only the comic from ME2 make the choices?

Now I have another question which I’ve probably asked Fred ages ago but never got a reply and just remembered there now.

Q2 – Why do we have to go through a hassle with the free stuff (demos, ps+ games, etc) by putting them into the chart and then download?

For that second question it seems to be getting slower and slower each time I do that. I miss the old way when all free things was able to download straight away


Ryu, “single most important event”? only of this year? you mean this CENTURY O=!. no exagerate less >_>. The new store was more important, Singstar was more important, upping prices to make “discounts” more appealing was more important , taking money and denying content was more important, advertising discounts and getting the end date wrong yet not changing it in the forum or honouring it was more important.
heck the PS3 super hack play any game download key thing from earlier in the year was miles more important o_o.
anyway, yes they should do a LOT more testing with the store and updates, but lets face it if that were to happen it would have been pulled months ago and only returned when it didnt suck.
Something having the wrong icon is really pretty unimortant compared to the actual issues that we are still putting up with >_>.

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 7:57 pm   251

How come the mass effect trilogy on the store is £58?
I’d rather wait two days and get it for £44, Seems way too much for pure digital titles.
The price for Far Cry 3 is the amount i payed for the Collectors edition, which came with every bit of DLC available at launch.

Wild_Guns 5 December, 2012 @ 7:58 pm   252

I cannot found lbv festive costumes and pack, it’s only me?

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 7:58 pm   253

@Dark angel, Yes the saves from ME1 are compatible with 2, When you boot up 2 it will have an update patch which lets you import.

dark_angel69 5 December, 2012 @ 8:01 pm   254

Thanks for your reply. Can start all over again do it properly now. The comic in ME2 was too boring to pay attention to the choices



Thanks mate. You just saved me from a lot of frustration.

monoliet 5 December, 2012 @ 8:03 pm   256

u store = mess
lots of error codes freezes -very slow – kick out …..
i buy advatar = freezes , luky i o see if in download list already get
= jes

very urgent need supper fix on the psn store ( lots of friends same problem

any news about the legend of dragoon to european psn???….ik i’m asking in vain but i said to make and attempt to ask again…………

Jamesyp00 5 December, 2012 @ 8:05 pm   258

@dark_angel, No worries man, The comic was a pretty meh compromise for the PS3, Hate the art so much, Glad we get the full package now 🙂

Voodoo341 5 December, 2012 @ 8:07 pm   259

The store is an absolute disaster. So much for the improvements! Anyone wanting to download the demos without the grief of using the EU Store try the US Store. It’s running a lot better.

Faustofausto 5 December, 2012 @ 8:13 pm   260

Hey, Store Team, the new PS Store is a USELESS CR@P, DO SOMETHING! You haven’t noticed that? Fix it or give us the old and WORKING Store back!!!!

lliverred75 5 December, 2012 @ 8:22 pm   261

I’m a plus member and when I download limbo it just downloads the full game unlock but no game!! Also Vanquish is showing up as £11.99 and not free. At least I got Batman but hope the other issues are sorted out

Natscookie 5 December, 2012 @ 8:28 pm   262

Failure to deliver competently, week after week… Well, at least one can’t say you’re not consistent.

supersmith2500 5 December, 2012 @ 8:44 pm   263

Great now the apps option is greyed out and the Store is now really slow and sluggish. More problems means MORE FRUSTRATION!

You know what I might as well switch off my PS3 and log off.

moriarty1975 5 December, 2012 @ 9:12 pm   264

@ lliverred75

That means you’ve already downloaded the trial at some point. Go to your downloads list and download it again.

Immortal-Wolf-- 5 December, 2012 @ 9:15 pm   265


ff8fanatic 5 December, 2012 @ 9:41 pm   266

Or it would have been if it were actually download-able

Ooh a little big planet karting demo i shall have a go that

unfortunately it is not under the latest demos and can only be found with the new stores dreadful store function

Having managed to find it i click add to cart and oh guess what download error
nice one not the first time Ive had this happen on the new store either has happened several times

Are you ever going to have smooth week or are you just going to keep adding to that huge back-log if things totally wrong with scee that you are making no headway with???


having your subordinates repeating no comment over and over and over is beyond infuriating and totally unacceptable.

disgruntled loyal and long term customer but for how much longer?

CostaPablo 5 December, 2012 @ 9:50 pm   267

Hi Jawad.
When I try to download the demo of Limbo so I can have the game it always downloads the key to unlock the game. What do I do?

Preztail 5 December, 2012 @ 9:54 pm   268

any chance of discount on resident evil 4

Ombizzle 5 December, 2012 @ 10:10 pm   269

pretty decent week I must say 🙂

dark_angel69 5 December, 2012 @ 10:20 pm   270

I had that problem before on a game a few months ago. I went to the search box and searched for the game and downloaded the trial. You must be only downloading the key instead of the trial. A good number of times I’ve seen only the key and no trial in the plus section. Have no space to try this out but i’d say it would be the same to me again

CostaPablo 5 December, 2012 @ 10:22 pm   271

Hey bro, thanks for the advice, but I tried that :/ It even says “Demo” in the top but it always downloads the key, even in the demo section…

Erroneus 5 December, 2012 @ 10:28 pm   272

Somebody at Sony has to be scared for their job right now, as the new store is getting worse and worse. Took me five attempts to add Batman: AC to my cart.

Where are the updates, which should make the store faster and improve download list?
Why is the new store design a complete failure, eg. why is there a huge ad taking up half the screen in the PSN+ section, when you already are a PSN+ customer?!
Why is the latest DLC list sorted by DLC name and not game name?
Why are the “latest” sections hidden away on the third page?
Why don’t you take advantage of dual analog controls, when in the store. Scroll content with right analog, when in menu with left analog.
Why is there no indicator, when an section is empty, sometimes you are wondering if it’s loading (see next problem) or if it’s slow.
Why is the new store so god damn slow.
Why is there not a quick-download for free items?
Why is the Apps section not properly updated?
Why do fatal errors, like people getting charged for free PSN+ games, keep happening?

Is a mystery to me, why the people at Sony can’t see these obvious problems and get them fixed right away.


Can you please start including the AU prices again.

POL_SouL 5 December, 2012 @ 10:44 pm   274

Why there is ONLY Limbo Unlock key but no LIMBO trial? I got the key only, but no game. Duh?
PSS is lagging as hell, gives me server time out and is simply put shit to browse. Why SONY is changing things for worse with each iteration of new design for PSS is beyond me -_-

Keego-07 5 December, 2012 @ 10:50 pm   275

“What an awesome update!
I dont know if its just me, but when i hit Limbo all i get is the full key unlock, and not the actual game? EVen tried searching for it in store and do it that way. Same result. Not sure if there is something missing or im just being a bit stupid?”

I’m having the same problem as this person. I searched the whole store for the trial but all I can get is the unlock key which is obviously useless without the trial. I want Limbo. 🙁

Shadowdragoon 5 December, 2012 @ 11:19 pm   276

@spagetti69 Yes, you did say it, but it does not apear in the vita store,while some do say sideloading is compatible, unless its in the store on the Vita, I do not consider it fully supported by the vita.

awkward_ghost 5 December, 2012 @ 11:36 pm   277

The store this evening is horrendously slow. It’s practically unusable. What is going on Sony??

Jordyboppers 5 December, 2012 @ 11:59 pm   278

Can someone who deals with the actual store explain why it is so painfully slow and keeps crashing/throwing me back to the xmb with errors? (It also locked me out of the xmb and I had to reset the console..) Also why doesn’t the download list retrieve all the information it takes absolutely ages to load a pages worth of past downloads.. It’s getting to the point now I cant actually be bothered with the hassle of downloading anything it’s just a slow cluttered mess.

Why release something as important as the new store in such a state you do realise a shop needs to actually be functional for people to purchase things right?

OuendanCyrus 6 December, 2012 @ 12:05 am   279

Castlevania and Retro City Rampage, make it happen =D


went for rayman for vita as i had set aside cash for the 12 deals of Christmas but as thats been a non starter for me so i decided to grab this.

not had much to say on the subject till now but the store is really starting to bug me now, its been quite a while now since launch and the kinks just dont seem to be getting ironed out fast enough.

the store looks nice enough but looks are one thing it all comes down to functionality which the new store is lacking big time, it is too slow and the thing with trials and unlocks is just stupid.
personally i feel a company should not be putting barriers in the way of customers wanting to buy there products but at the moment we have far to many.

the only update i have seen so far is the addition of a new this week tab(which was needed) but far more is needed before the store is up to scratch.

i really hope these issues can be resolved soon.


Hi Jawad, your suggestion of donwloading the demo for Limbo didn’t work. I was all night browsing trough my download list with 723 items to download it.
This is horrible!
Also the downloadspeed is to slow for these (awesome) plus titles and big demo’s the store has. Sony needs to invest or my business will go somewere else.

spagetti69 6 December, 2012 @ 12:27 am   282

@Shadow dragoon.

Ah understood. Yes your right. I really don’t see why they don’t put them in the Vita store. Having a PS3 shouldn’t give you exclusive access. In that regards your right.

dark_angel69 6 December, 2012 @ 12:41 am   283

Is there anything you can do about this to get it for EU?

That’s some disappointing news. The moment I seen the original Bioshock was free with Infinite i got excited..until i seen it’s for americans only. Typical. Japan will have Kingdom Harts 1.5 reMIX as a japan exclusive, Americans giving themselves a free game and the rest of us gets nothing.


I cannot download Limbo or Cubixx HD on the AU playstation store with PS+. Only the unlocks are in the download list after purchase and I cannot find the demo on the store. Additionally I would like to purchase Tokyo Jungle but the PS+ discount is not applying.

ZenSelai 6 December, 2012 @ 1:23 am   285

where is Rotastic??

DarthKoth 6 December, 2012 @ 1:27 am   286

When are we going to get the Dead or Alive 5 round 5 bundle? it should have been up last week as is advertised on the DOA5 official website, and I bet Xbox had it day one

luckysalt81 6 December, 2012 @ 1:42 am   287

Limbo is a massive mess in the store but its been answered here lots, open store, go to search tab at top, type limbo, download, sorted, played 1st 10 chapters just, ace!

I also agree with 268, give us resi 4 discount.

Question, what version are the sega fighting games put up ie VF2, FV, are they arcade ports or Saturn? guessing pepsiman aint in FV

Coody-Baroody 6 December, 2012 @ 1:48 am   288

Just what the hell is gong on there SCEE? Not only is the new Store beyond pathetic when i try finding things but now its just plain BROKEN. Add to cart takes 30+ seconds and then confirm purchase took over a minute before i just gave up and quit the store.

Also, the Xmas deal for Tokyo Jungle? Since its been on there hasnt been the PS+ Discount and now there isnt ANY discount and its £9.99 again. Arent you embarrased? You should be because I AM!

Embarrassed to be such a big Playstation fan when you remove a perfectly good working store and replace it with this new abomination. I dont think i have EVER heard 1 single person who says they prefer this new store to the old one. Not 1 and ive got maxed out friends at 100.

JadoreSox 6 December, 2012 @ 1:49 am   289

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is Showing as £4 in cart but is still giving the full £7.99 purchase price

Coody-Baroody 6 December, 2012 @ 1:52 am   290

About Limbo – I just clicked on the Free game unlock on the Plus section added that to cart (then 40 seconds later…..) clicked on ‘Game Page’ on the right hand side of this page and that took me straight to the trial, added that to cart which took ANOTHER 30-40 Seconds.

Honestly, how SUCH imcompetence is tolerated at such a big company is beyond me.

tin-cup-70 6 December, 2012 @ 2:03 am   291

Can’t get Vanquish for free with PS+, it keeps charging 15 bucks :/

Glad to read all the comments about the store and i am not the only one hating it…. Come on guys brink back the old store that was perfectly fine and working great.

New store is slow, a nightmare to navigate and discouraging me to even spend money there. Nobody wants this new store so please just admit it wasn’t Playstation finest decision and make us happy with bringing back the good old psn store 🙂

JadoreSox 6 December, 2012 @ 2:07 am   292

Tokyo Jungle is showing as £9.99 for me in cart (I have PS Plus). Guessing this is happening with all discounted content. Pretty poor show. I hope this can be fixed before the deal ends but I’m not holding out hope to be honest, the whole store is dire at the moment.

R3dRaBb1Tz 6 December, 2012 @ 5:45 am   293

Hi Jawad,

Just wanted to thank you & everyone else for keeping us up to date with everything on the PSN. Hand on my heart I am a unashamed Playstation Plus subscriber who is loving every week of freebies & discounts! Happy holidays to you and the rest of the team.

monoliet 6 December, 2012 @ 6:28 am   294

lots of frustation , but i say to al u are richt to be angry .
never see a companie do one mistake after one other

Christmas deal language = ok now
stil taking to long to start in store = not ok
stil german tekst games – deals + promotions – then u have 4 options
= 12 deals of Christmas (ok)playstation + % ( ok ) ten preorder(not ok)
then pice drop = ( ok )

map gta v in wats new not abel to preorder = lol
map teraria ( ful game = not place in store wen u onli have video )
other map teraria video = ok

store eror code no network conection = i have ful conection on ps3- pc but not in store = hahaha

then under collections – essentials 2 x mag map?

in dutch language we have 26 letters in the alphabet not 46 = hahaha = not ok
0 to 9 numbers = ok

monoliet 6 December, 2012 @ 6:29 am   295

ps. 1 ting u do beter = store update time = lots beter

keep up same time .

monoliet 6 December, 2012 @ 6:57 am   296

Coody-Baroody 288@
store looks good but not too ps3 = more to vita ore tablets
but even wen u overlook the looks, mayor problem = fuctions missing
to long to seak ( it needed to be faster = slower )
lots of language problems ……

one ting make global europe store
english – french – spanish – italian – german – Austria
belgium = french for wallonia or English for the Flemish people
(Netherlands will also 9/10 have no problem with english if better functioning store)

Karibu_007 6 December, 2012 @ 7:52 am   297

Hi. I bought GTA episodes of liberty city, but I did not get my ps plus 10% discount.


Hi Jawad,

I bought Festive Goodies Level Kit long time ago but it’s showing me that I have to buy it again!! Is it for PS Vita too?? if yes, why I need to buy it again??

Lately, I’m having a LOT problems with PS store 🙁 like, I can’t download LIMBO because the game isn’t there only the unlock, Pre-order problems, ETC!!

I’m a hug PlayStation fan and I have all PS products, I’m a member of PS+ since day one!! Why?? Why do you guys give me a reason to hate the PS world??

Please fix it!! Thank you!!

Dudley0Neill 6 December, 2012 @ 8:25 am   299

Hey there,

Batman AC is still listed at full price on the NZ PS+ store. Please fix. Also, not demo for the unlock key of LIMBO.

HadesHell 6 December, 2012 @ 9:18 am   300

Hi Jawad Ashraf,

I can´t find the game download of Limbo only the unlock to full game that is 6KB and can´t find too the demo of Ni No Kuni on the EU(PT) store.

morsmelk 6 December, 2012 @ 9:21 am   301

I don’t even regret buying Vanquish last week even though it’s “free” now. I’m overwhelmed with good games and this will be a busy December.
Thank you Fred, Jawad and Chris for making my PS experience as good as it is!
Awesome that the Catwoman dlc is included as well!

Have a splendid December!

JayTooCool 6 December, 2012 @ 9:26 am   302

The Australian store still shows Tokyo Jungle at fullprice despite the fact it’s on sale, could this be fixed soon? The sale ends tonight/tomorrow so it would suck if Australians missed out on the offer.

ridwaano 6 December, 2012 @ 10:05 am   303

When will it be fix??
When will you get dragon age origins ultimativ edition to psn
or please fix the price on Dlc on dragon more expensive then the game it self..

socialjeebus 6 December, 2012 @ 10:12 am   304

@Jamesyp00 #182 & #251

The reason they whacked the price of Mass Effect 3 up (from a reasonable – for PSN anyway – 19.99) to 60 quid is in order to not undercut the price of the “new” Mass Effect Trilogy and make it appear better value.

Before the Mass Effect 3 price rise, you would have saved money buying the games individually and to cut a long story short – EA are money-grabbing arse-wipes.

quidditys_shore 6 December, 2012 @ 10:14 am   305

tokyo jungle full price & singstar songs showing as £1.15 instead of 79p


Just noticed XCOM Slingshot isnt showing in-store, any reason why? 🙁

Catkiller1 6 December, 2012 @ 10:31 am   307


If you don’t have enough space for any of the titles, don’t panic & delete unnecessary content. You can still activate it & an error message will display stating not enough space but rest assured, the title will still have been added to your download list, to download at your leisure for when you do have the space free.

Jawad Ashraf 6 December, 2012 @ 10:46 am   308

Tomba 2! is back on the store guys.

Tomba 1 and Alundra have also been updated, so please do redownload those titles for the latest, 60hz version.

magadog67 6 December, 2012 @ 10:49 am   309

yeah all in all a great month for plus but why do i keep gettin error code 80010038 when trying to install arkham city ??? everything else is cool …deleted and retried 4times i kno this aint the place but ……HELP

Catkiller1 6 December, 2012 @ 10:52 am   310

Thanks for the heads up Jawad 🙂

Will download Tomba 2 later. I already own the US versions of Tomba & Alundra anyway but can’t wait for Tomba 2!

Catkiller1 6 December, 2012 @ 10:58 am   311

So SCEE set the price of the Black Ops 2 Season price to £41.99 when it had a suggested price of £35. I still don’t understand it, as SCEA charge $49.99 which works out roughly £31 so surely SCEE would charge £35?? 🙁

ff8fanatic 6 December, 2012 @ 11:02 am   312

I repeat


having your subordinates repeating no comment over and over and over is beyond infuriating and totally unacceptable.

I personally could write a list as long as my arm detailing just the things I have found utterly wrong with the store, the network and SCEE in general starting with your downright awful communication, i wont thought because they are your mistakes and your problems and you not the customer should be finding them and sorting them as quickly as possible currently you seem to find it hard to even acknowledge the dreadful state SCEE is in.

disgruntled loyal and long term customer but for how much longer?

Coody-Baroody 6 December, 2012 @ 11:17 am   313


If the Tokyo Jungle “DEAL” runs out tonight shouldnt it be fixed ASAP? Its STILL showing up as FULL PRICE on my Store. Like i said on an earlier post its never had a PS+ discount and now its back to full price and has been since yesterday!!!!!

good update this week.

shame that retro city rampage is still not available STILL

KusariSoul 6 December, 2012 @ 11:30 am   315


What is the big secrecy about not having the previews/trailers for dynamic themes anymore ?

Do SCE Expect people to buy them from just seeing the thumbnail picture ? we are talking about a theme that has Movement WE NEED trailers previews

OR EVEN A RESPONSE To why There are none !


@ socialjeebus (304), that’s a pretty damn accurate description of EA

ozelot-martin 6 December, 2012 @ 11:38 am   317

When Will Invizimals: The Lost Tribes come in Norway?

sadlam79 6 December, 2012 @ 11:39 am   318

Have just tried to download the Powerstone Collection as it is stated to be PS Vita compatible on the PS3 store. Upon checking my PS Vita download list, turns out for some reason it isn’t.

Not impressed.

ff8fanatic 6 December, 2012 @ 11:40 am   319

and the list just keeps getting longer.

seriously SCEE you desperately need to address this.

sadlam79 6 December, 2012 @ 11:48 am   320

Further to my last post, although saying it cannot be download via the Vita donwload list, the Powerstone Collection has been transfered from the PS3 to the Vita via the content manager.

Quite why a convulted workaround was required for this but not for Capcom Classic Collection Reloaded, I have no idea.

whiteylfc 6 December, 2012 @ 11:52 am   321

Netflix have just tweeted me to say that we (finally) should have the Vita app in the UK, but the app isn’t available on PSN. When will it be up for download?

kevinelstone 6 December, 2012 @ 12:25 pm   322

yeah im being charged £20 when i try to download arkham city aswell


forgot to say last night, what is the deal with sega and the vita.

are they just trying to make digital delivery a failure on there side for vita.

first monkey ball was priced @ 24.99 on ps store but £14.99 retail and now its sonic all star racing priced at £34.99 on the store and £24.99 retail why?

not only that but there actually charging more digital for the vita one than the ps3 again why?

supersmith2500 6 December, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   324

I feel like I want to move to Steam now and thank god GAME now sells Steam vouchers. I mean this is what is it’s problem after problem. Now if Jawad isn’t replying, I know I think he must be busy with the store team fixing the glitches so I least I give credit to him for trying. Sorry but this horrible new store has to go but no offence, it’s nothing but a complete copy of Windows 8’s desktop menu. -_-

When are you going to stop stealing other ideas Sony?

Coody-Baroody 6 December, 2012 @ 1:23 pm   325

@ KusariSoul @ 315

Dont bother even wasting your money on ANY themes, dynamic, premium or otherwise. I mean whats the point when our PS3s boot up to that damn Singstar app? Ive even sent an email to SCEE asking – no DEMANDING a refund for all the themes ive paid for over the last few years. I mean some people might think thats over reacting a bit but I dont and I’ll tell you why…..

False Advertising plain & simple. All themes on the Store have write ups and they all start with the line;

“PS3 experience begins with the XMB so why not customise the XMB with this theme” or something like that. But our PS3 experience on our XMBs does NOT start with these themes now does it? It starts with 2 putty haired XFactor wannabees holding microphones.

It is embarrassing whenever I have my mates round.
All in all SCEE has been amazing since E3 where PS+ is concerned but everything else is just THE most EPIC FAIL!

RobLIVEuk 6 December, 2012 @ 1:30 pm   326

Is there any chance of a ps+ discount on Beat Scetcher? It’s been out for ages and my son is really into move games.

SlvrYeti 6 December, 2012 @ 1:36 pm   327

The “What’s New” on the store is a bit… Well… Pants. I have to resort to coming here every week and finding this post for a straight forward list. I miss that about the old store.

The “What’s New” only seems to show “New-ish” offers that Sony wish to display from the past couple of weeks.

No idea what you mean SlvrYeti. SCEE recently added subsections for the complete new content of the last week and one for the last month. It is exactly what we had in the old store too. It offers even more. Maybe you didn’t discover that yet?

supersmith2500 6 December, 2012 @ 2:48 pm   329

RCR is now currently in certification in case you guys know so hopefully cross our fingers it will come out before the end of the year.

Also if you think the Vita is dying, fear not, it will get some good games eventually next year.

s8109csa_hun 6 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   330

Hi Jawad,

Unfortunately there was no PSP store update in Hungary regarding the good oldies.
Please help if You can!


monoliet 6 December, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   331

328 @ Golwar
jes = also 1 ting beter
sony 1-2 tings them fix ore make beter but lots more them make broke ore worst .

325 @ Coody-Baroody = total agry PS3 experience begins with the XMB so why not customise the XMB (ourselves)

if i can = no singstar no 2 x psn shop no whath is new

wat i do = id to enter xmb
then play 2 options = play x disk – play x hd ( x = game – muziek film pictures )
then psn = acount – trophies – friendlist
aps I download like netflix – facebook- twitter -Vidzone-
peopel who want singstar ap icone ….
then setings no other tings needed

monoliet 6 December, 2012 @ 3:33 pm   332

(edit = then next collom )aps I download like netflix – facebook- twitter -Vidzone-
peopel who want singstar ap icone ….

monoliet 6 December, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   333

lol forget 1 = store under network hahaha

hounddog56 6 December, 2012 @ 4:27 pm   334

still no cs go,WHY?

salty-seadog- 6 December, 2012 @ 5:15 pm   335

posted earlier about being charged for vanquish or batman 19.99 im plus and it should be free .. rang support told get back to you within 24 hrs no answer called them back “we didnt say that ” erm they did jawad can you enlighten me as to who is the ombudsman for the store is it trading standards ie who do i complain to as speaking to support is not much help scee have my money and cannot provide me with a reasonable answer or timescale

ff8fanatic 6 December, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   336

and longer…

Losingthewill 6 December, 2012 @ 5:42 pm   337

Vanquish is showing as free for me on the PS Plus section, adding it to the cart however suddenly causes it as showing as 11.99. Anyone else with this issue?

Great update, how come US Store updates don’t have some of this stuff ?!

PIREDERAS 6 December, 2012 @ 6:48 pm   339

Jawad, I can’t download Limbo via the Instant Game Collecton for PS plus members. Only the 6KB activation download. I can’t find the trial version nowhere in the Store so that I could activate it. Please help!

bennyrafal 6 December, 2012 @ 7:27 pm   340

no Rotastic

no Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Vita

there is no Invizimals, those two last titles – cant find it, searched any category and via search tool

search app is broken…somethimes it shows title some other not.
shop seems to failing, i see empty squares everywhere

How to obtain free lemmings, can i use Vita for this?

HadesHell 6 December, 2012 @ 8:24 pm   341

still can´t download “LIMBO” and “CUBIXX” from EU/PT Store, only download “unlock full game” with a size of 6KB only.

rahtidsoup 6 December, 2012 @ 9:15 pm   342


rahtidsoup 6 December, 2012 @ 9:21 pm   343


DAVEHUDSON 6 December, 2012 @ 9:28 pm   344

@342 cheers for the heads up on that abut vanquish i was just about to ask why it was sayin £11.99 when its ment to be free and saved me time readin all this ty m8


@ Coody-Baroody and anyone else with singstar logo issues.
My system never boots up to the singstar wallpaper, I have to actually have it on the icon for that to appear on screen. In fact it took me a few weeks to realise why people were getting so worked up as I don’t generally stay on the icon long enough for that to happen 😉
The only reason I can think of for this is because I don’t buy new themes from the store, all mine are either old, downloaded wallpapers from random sites, or come from 3rd party publishers like Ubisoft, which makes me think that all NEW ones have something coded in them to make it default to Spamstar. Either that or I’m getting paranoid in my old age….


Free (yes you heard me)FREE farcry 3 exclusive ps3 dlc,haha f**k you Microsoft you have to wait for a change,hey but don’t worry you might get it in 2 or 3 months or you might never get it.shove that in your f**king pipe and smoke it.


I prob wont get a response on here, but it says Batman is FREE for PSN+ users which I am but when I go to download it the store wants too charge me for it, So is the this blog wrong or is the store broke/wrong?


That is the issue I have. I go to checkout and it tells me it’s £19.99 not £0.00 like it should.

LiquidSolid 7 December, 2012 @ 2:06 pm   349

Good to hear Alundra and Tomba have finally been fixed to run at 60Hz. Took a ridiculously long time for it to happen but better late than never. I might actually buy them now.

Now how about all the others? Klonoa, Arc the Lad 1-3 and so on?

supersmith2500 7 December, 2012 @ 5:04 pm   350

Store must be running real slow again. -_-

Anyone having problems??

DAVEHUDSON 7 December, 2012 @ 6:06 pm   351

@350 yes the store is slow as hell m8 i im allso haveing problems with it allso why does VANQUISH still want me to pay for it i did what 342 said to do still the same wants me to pay £11.99any help


Any chance of having the promised Uncharted demo for that new Uncharted vita game? I want to try before I buy :\


I’m having problems to download Limbo’s demo version, I can only download the key, and even in the game page the download button, only downloads the key.

When is this going to be fixed ???

ActiveSparkles 10 December, 2012 @ 3:43 pm   354

Any news on the vita netflix app? Really has been a long time since anything was said. Netflix and sony are both being very quiet. Are we just not getting it?

devilzombie666 11 December, 2012 @ 8:54 am   355

hi , just wondering if anyone else can’t seem to download limbo from ps store. think it ‘s just the full game unlock its giving me , but no trial!?! so no game to unlock, help !!