‘Heads-Up’ Store update 12th December 2012

Another week of new content is upon us and we’ve got a good number of classic titles to keep all you retro gamers busy!


Following on from the hugely successful GTAIII and GTA Vice City comes GTA San Andreas. Take control of the streets as new character CJ, with enhancements to gameplay that push the franchise further.


Spyro the Dragon finally makes his merry way to the European PS Store. It took some time but he’s finally here! The first three Spyro titles land at the same time, too! Step back in time for a classic adventure of the little purple dragon that made a splash many years ago.

castlevania sotn

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, heralded as one of the finest entries in the series, also makes its way onto EU PSN. Alucard, son of Dracula, is out to rid the world of terror and defeat his father!

See the list below for a full rundown of new content available from today.

We’ve one more big announcement to make today. As some of you will have noticed, you can now purchase content through our brand new webstore, accessible via desktop web browsers.

If you want to line up your next purchase and don’t have your PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita or PSP system nearby, just head over to store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com to buy PlayStation Store content via your computer. All you need is a valid Sony Entertainment Network account and enough money in your wallet.

Once you’ve made your purchase, the next time you switch on your PS3, PS Vita or PSP, go to your Download List in PlayStation Store and your content will be there, ready and waiting for you to download.

From now, we’ll be linking directly from our Blog posts straight to the relevant product pages for hassle-free purchasing, once new content goes live.

To find out more, head on over to our FAQ.

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

PS3 games

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All



Black Knight Sword
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All


Big Sky: Infinity
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Demolition Inc.
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All



Mensa Academy (Trial available)
Price: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: Not available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey or Ukraine

PS3 demos (free)

Fuel Overdose
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ


PS Vita games

Big Sky: Infinity
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Uncharted: Fight For Fortune – Complete Edition
Price: £7.29/€8.99
Availability: All

PS2 games

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Saudi Arabia, UAE

PSOne games

Castlevania: Symphony of The Night
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Spyro the Dragon
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All



Spyro: Gateway to Glimmer
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All



Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All



Spyro The Dragon Trilogy
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All



Umjammer Lammy
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

PS Mobile

Price: £2.59/€3.29


War Of Sonria
Price: £2.49/€2.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine


Dead Or Alive 5

  • Fallen Angels 5 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Innocent Devils (£2.39/€2.99)
  • DOATEC Divas – White (£2.39/€2.99)

Availability: All

Rock Band 3

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


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

Sound Shapes

Availability: All

Uncharted: Fight For Fortune

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Expansion Pack
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Expansion Pack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All


Sound Shapes

Availability: All


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Hello Jawad, please reply :'(

How are you today?

First I’d like to thank you for flagging my All-Stars Pre Order Bonus issue two weeks ago.. Last week I was finally able to download my costumes. So thank you so much Jawad. Excellent service.

Now there is only one issue remaining here.. Uncharted 2 (digital) copy is still incompatible with the two DLC map packs (Drake’s Fortune Map Pack + Siege Expansion Pack). This issue is frustrating many of us because I myself tried contacting customer support many times and they are still asking me to be patient, it’s already been two months and no update whatsoever is to be found anywhere. I can confirm to you that the issue exists across all PS Store regions (the incompatible Map Packs even get bundled with the purchase!!), the game just wont recognize the DLC. Please please please Jawad make sure you flag this.

Thanx again.


Hey there everyone. Alas, Jawad is on his sickbed today. I’ll try and answer questions where I can, but forgive me I fall short.

I’ll make sure this issue gets flagged.


There is a problem with the store with the game Top Darts, Its says it is a cross buy game, But when i ‘click choose a version’ and choose the PS3 Download version it Downloads The VITA file,
And i have checked the VITA file to see if thats the PS3 file and its not.

Sorry to have to be off topic here but i got no reply back to a email sent to customer support last week


I’ll look into this one for you…

Hi Jawad

Any news on if CSGO is still coming to the EU store?


Alas, no news.

Retro City Rampage?

Some news about Playstation Mobile in other countries, like Sweden?
Holding out for an Xperia phone if it’s released in this year.

Why is not Symphony of the Night PSVITA compatible?

Make Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron PSVITA compatible
The others Battlefront’s are.


Not long to wait for RCR now, we’re just waiting for the developer to specify his release date.

No PSM news today I’m afraid.

SotN on Vita – that’s probably a question for Konami.

Hi, Jawad

Any news on if CSGO is still coming to the EU store?

Hi Jawad

I can’t find Crysis 1 or the God of War collection volume 2 on the Australian store any more.
I know they were there during the Allstar Battle Royale sale and Crysis was still there last week I was wondering I you know whats happeneing with them or where they have gone.


Still not buying a damn thing till the SingStar malware is gone.


PSOne classics HEAVEN!
I’ll take 16 Symphony of the Night thank you very much.

For you wondering about Vice City, check out my comment on the seperate San Andreas post.

Keep it up with the classics!

Ah, disappointing, was hoping the Harley Quinns revenge dlc would be discounted as I’m not really interested in the others. Still a good busy week though! May pick up Spyro.

Carnivius_Prime 12 December, 2012 @ 15:05

Yup, I knew I’d be disappointed with the ‘retro gamers’ bit. An overpriced PS2 game and several PS1 games that I already bought from the US store aaaages ago because I got sick of waiting for them. Nice to see them finally turn up for those that still need them.

I’ll take the Big Sky Infinity freebie and leave it at that.

Ill definitely be picking up the spyro trilogy :)

gta 12.99 yet the rockstar guy stated 11.99

When will be avilable free Moretal Kombat for PS+ user on PS Vita?


19th December


I thought the Catwoman DLC was gonna be free for plus?

Chris Howe 29 November, 2012:
Hey all,

As it has just come up in this post here, I think that its the ideal time to tell you that we have been in contact with the publisher and we have managed to secure the Catwoman DLC as part of the deal for this Plus release!!


Hey is the GTA priced wrong the Rockstar guy said it was gonna be £11.99? but tht blog post has now been deleted.


Yes, it’s £11.99. Apologies – typo in the Blog post.



How am I supposed to afford all three Spyro games as well as Castlevania?!!!

Great update, think it’ll be the first Spyro for now, should be fantastic on the Vita.


Is there any reason why the Round 5 bundle for DOA5 is still missing? It was suppoosed to be released along with the 3 packs two weeks ago according to the official site.

Nice dynamic themes for Plus. There should definitely be offers for supplementary content like themes and avatars more often.

Carnivius_Prime 12 December, 2012 @ 15:08

And I’m not sure how much of a Heads Up this is since the content is already the store earlier than usual :P

No Black Knight Sword? Any idea when we will get this?

why has the price of San Andreas gone up a £1 it was announced yesterday as 11.99 and its now 12.99


I’m investigating this now.


Apologies, this was a typo in the blog post – it’s £11.99.


Will the Spyro games work on the Vita?


I believe so, yes.

Bacon_Crispies 12 December, 2012 @ 15:09

What about Mortal Kombat for Vita, that is suppose to be part of the PS+ today correct?


Not so – that was always announced for Dec 19th.


What? Where’s Black Knight Sword? USA got it yesterday. Please add it!!!


I’m asking for an update on this…

Sony Customer Service ignore my problem and even the online guys cant be arsed to reply to the problem

Great Work

Hooray, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is finally on Europe PSN store after uh…over 5 years waiting?

Woohoo Spyro Finally on the Store. Shame i only have £4 on my PS account. I have to choose :l hardest choice of my life

I think i go with Spyro 2 as it was my first ever game. XD Cant wait. What time is the store update.

Please expand PSM to more countries. I would love to play Surge and support the devs, but can’t since PSM is not available in Norway. You are seriously hindering the sale of PSM games by only making it available in a few countries.

Blog team assemble!!!!!

The update was on the store hours ago so that was good to see.

Picked up my plus content nice and early, any news on marvel avatars the guy from marvel who was on the blog a few weeks ago said he would look into it any news on that front?

Anyway stay classy


No news on that one I’m afraid! Jawad may know more…


Thanks for Spyro!

Would also like to report a glitch on it though, or maybe it’s done on purpose

Buying the Spyro trilogy gives you 26 copies of Spyro 1, 2 and 3

Thanks Fred Appreciate it

So is GTA San Andreas £11.99 or £12.99? Make your mind people!

And get well soon jawad shame you were not here to bask in the spyro release glory

Isn’t mortal kombat free today on PS+ or is it next week?

loving the new web store tho! much more handy since i’m at college when the store updates if only you could set it to auto download for you, hint hint! (playstation Plus exclusive feature maybe? :P)


Next week for MK!

do you have to keep funds on the web-store. For example can i purchase something for £3.99 using my debit card but not have to put a minimum of £5 on my PSN account.

“Dead Or Alive 5
Fallen Angles 5 (£2.39/€2.99)” – shouldn’t that be Angels? Sounds odd as Angles…

Also, like above, the catwoman dlc did come with the arkham city for plus, yes?

And when are vita users going to get the Plus game – mortal kombat? Also, why do Australia get a better plus game – batman lego? :(


:) you could well be right. I’m calling the Typo Police.

MK is next week.

I believe the Catwoman DLC did come with the Plus release, yes – this is for the Plus members who already had the game but wanted to pick up the DLC.


Just a quick question. Would anyone be able to put in a word with Konami to see if they can get a digital release of the Metal Gear Ac!d games going?

Its a shame theyr not there,as the Uncharted card game has really got me in the mood to replay these on my Vita.


You are a brave Senor, standing in for Jawad and doing the comments Fred :P

very nice update, i know everyone wanted Spyro and Castlevania really badly so surely this is a happy update week :)


No worries, I’m wearing my cricket pads ;)

We received the games and now some themes for Plus, but where are December’s avatars? Usually they came right in the first week of the month, but since Ross departed we can only guess if and when new ones might follow. Please switch back to the old mode.


Mr G, I will flag this with Chris. He’ll have a new Plus update post going up next week, so may be able to address this then.

supersmith2500 12 December, 2012 @ 15:14

Now that Um Jammer Lammy is here Fred, any chance will Parappa the Rapper coming soon? (PSP or even better PS1). Anyways great job with the PSone Classics. =D


There’s always a chance! I’ve no news on that today though.

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 15:14

Thank you so much for finally getting Spyro up.

I was hoping you’d do a trilogy pack but I never expected it to be so cheap. £7.99 is an absolute bargain!

Gah, I go from having too few games to play on the Vita to having Gravity Rush, Super Monkey Ball, Metal Gear Solid 2+3 and Spyro 1-3 all in one week. I can’t keep up! My Vita will overheat from overuse!


Hi is there any news on the PS1 game Legend of Dragoon coming to the store?


No news today I’m afraid.


Mortal Kombat on Plus was announced for the 19th. There’s Big Sky Infinity for Vita Plus today.



Come on guys, what’s the deal with this phantom DLC for WRC 3 on the PS Vita? It’s all over the internet but not in the PS Store.


For God’s sake if you google it, it’s there. How come nobody in the blog knows anything about it?
Where is it available? Please!


Why is Uncharted: Fight for Fortune twice the price it is in the US?


That price includes all the DLC. You can pick up the basic game at the lower price.


GTA SA is listed up there as 12.99 but the earlier blog post said 11.99. I assume thats a typo?
I’m tempted to get it. My PS2 version keeps messing up. SA is my fave with VC close behind. Could GTAV top it?

Demolition Inc also has my curiosity, we’ll see.


Yes, typo – apologies.

Any idea when Ragnarok Oddysse and Dokoro comes to the store?

Eurogamer listed we would be getting some


No firm date yet I’m afraid – but they are definitely coming.


Little big planet karting demo is still not available in South Africa since last week.

Can this please be fixed before the Christmas special happens?
Would like to try before i buy.


I’ve flagged this for you…


@rob_Velocity I believe this is the COMPLETE edition,which includes DLC….. the standard edition is around the same price as the US’s standard edition.

No WRC for Vita? Are you kidding me?



Am I the only one who miss Lego LOTR for PS3 and Vita from the Store?
When is the planned release date?


No Dunwall trials for dishonored i thought it came out yesterday for the us?


Bethesda had a problem at their end. It will be released next Wedensday. Looking forward to that one…



The Catwoman DLC is free. When I downloaded Batman last week it also downloaded the DLC on the side.

The DLC listed on this post is probably something different

Got Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, 1997 as Christmas present. Great game, brings back nice memories.


No Assassins Creed 3 avatars :( ?

Also, is the Spyro trilogy a collection of all three games (silly question but the deal is too good to not be suspicious lol).

Get well soon Jawed.

supersmith2500 12 December, 2012 @ 15:19

Btw, I assume Jawad as a cold right?


Not sure what his ailment is actually – I’m sure he’ll be back at full strength tomorrow.



Catwoman DLC IS free, just download Arkham City and it’ll be included in the download.

Great update! Not into GTA but I always loved Spyro and SotN is still one of my favorite games!

Only 20% off the map packs and no discount on Harley Quinn’s Revenge? That’s very disappointing considering XBL had it discounted at 50% off for Black Friday.

So is San Andreas £11.99?

When will we be getting the youtube app that the US has had for ages?


Yes, £11.99. No firm date on the YouTube app yet, but I beleive Google is working on it.

hi when will the ps vita/psp festive sale be starting please as i dont want to get anything till the sale is up and ps3 started today thanx


There is no separate sale for PSP/Vita – though there may be some handheld deals in the update next Wedensday.

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 15:20

Just bought the Spryo trilogy on my Vita. Spyro 2 doesn’t seem to be compatible with the Vita. Is this a temporary mistake?


Is Umjammer Lammy the European version or is it just the heavily censored USA version?

I got a question about Spyro.

If you buy the triology they are 7GB big together but when you buy them separate they are about 1GB together.

How come?

Um, Robin Bundle £4.39, Nightwing Bundle £4.39, Skins Pack £3.99…

The Arkham Bundle which includes those 3… £11.99, buy them apart on this deal and its £12.77.

Discount on the Challenge Map Pack isn’t bad.

Lack of a discount on the Skins and Harley Quinn’s Revenge is disappointing.

So because I bought Uncharted:Fight for fortune last week when there was only that to be purchased…I have to pay more to pick up the late released dlc?

Awesome! Thanks for that.


Awesome :D
Will be picking up one of my favoruite game series of all time, Spyro The Dragon trilogy me thinks ^_^

Thats a great deal for all 3, by any chance can you do that for Crash Bandicoot? :)

Also, is there by any chance Ape Escape, Parasite Eve or Spider-Man been looked at for PSone Classics?


We still love you Rockstar :-(


What hour is the update scheduled for?


Should be live now!

Disappointed that there was no Harley dlc.


GTA £12.99 is a typo just checked the store its £11.99.


Got given a few codes, don’t know where to put them so I thought some lucky blog users could have them :)

Free Month of PS Plus – 8TJD-RJNM-F5HD
LittleBigPlanet Karting Rare Beta Test Shirt – 229G-F3NR-8MDP


when will we be able to play PS2 games on the Vita . I dont care for most of them ,but San Andreas ,fam! so when ?

The 10% off Family Guy for PLUS Members hasn’t been added.

Under Defeat HD is still £29.99 too!

Will pick up Sky Infinity & i’ll purchase the DLC for Sound & Shapes.


I’m investigating…

Nice Updates. BTW GTA: SA is already in the store but only if you go thru the ps2 classics menu , and there at the bottom of all games. Didnt find it thru search.

Not buying tho for that price.

@Staff is it possible to make ps plus cheaper? i mean digitally it costs 50 EUR but in europe huge chains like Carrefour, Media Markt sell it for 30 EUR already.

What about Dishonored Dunwall City Trials DLC and Black Knight Sword?


See above re. Dunwall.

I’m looking into BKS.


Black Knight Sword is still being pushed through the system. It will be live a little later this evening. I’ve update the Blog post for clarity.

Hey Fred.

I don’t like to complain but I have a small reason to whine today.
Uncharted fight for fortune, a new game that came to the store just a weak ago, now goes with a bundle containing the two new DLCs.
I think it’s unfair that there is no bundle with only the two DLCs for people that bought it already, can you please check it out and ask for one ?

Also best wishes to Jawad.

Some praise and then a question…

First of all: Love the new browser-based store. I don’t have access to my PS3 at the moment, and this means I’ll never have to miss out on a sale or PS Plus offer again. Window-shopping is also a lot easier, and I already see myself greatly increasing my purchase rate. Also, it looks slick and beautiful – has a “sony feel”, and I mean that in the best sense. Wonderful work all around, and the people in charge deserve a raise!

I do have a question though: Do I need to buy the Catwoman DLC for Arkham City or is it included? And if it is included, why the discount?

Oh, sweet! Finally I can get my hands on the first two Spyro games! The new website store is also really nice (although it decided to glitch up when I wanted to buy Spyro 2.) No problem, I’ll just get on the PS3 and buy it there.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus… how much longer?
Apparently the delay is due to ‘distribution procedures’ or something like that…
It was released on XBox in Japan, USA and UK 7 weeks ago; PSN in Japan (in English) 6 weeks ago; PSN in USA last week… why are we still waiting?
It’s just a digital download… it’s been ready for weeks, but it still hasn’t been made available on UK PSN… this unnecessary delay is ridiculously annoying. :/


I’m afraid I have no intel – Jawad might know more though.

I bought Ripto’s Rage in 2007 before it got removed, and never got any compensation. Will I automatically be able to download Spyro 2 for free?

What browsers are supported by the web store? I thought it sounded like a good idea and then got a message about an unsupported browser which all felt very 1990’s.

For reference I’m running Firefox 16.


Oh also,and I hate asking these questions….any chance of the Netflix app hitting the Vita…ever?

Fred quick question, the xmas sale announced on the blog today, how long does it go on for is it past xmas day as im getting some psn credit for crimbo and was gonna buy then but have had my fingers burned by waiting when these sales come round before ie the offers get wiped out quicker then stated and I lose my chance! Do the ps plus discounts stay past Xmas day aswell? Cheers

In terms of classics today has to be one of the best updates ever! But none of the games I want to buy work on the Vita (GTA:SA, Castlevania & UnJammer Lammy). Is this likely to get fixed ever?

The Spryo boys must be chuffed, but now they have quieted down there is more room for other demands!


I bought Ripto’s Rage in 2007 before it got removed, and never got any compensation. Will I automatically be able to download the game again for free?

RonnieJamesDio21 12 December, 2012 @ 15:33

Ok, here we go, there’re some songs from Rock Band RBN that is CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE in UK Store, one is Francisco Meza’s The Restless Mind, aswell other RBN songs are in the same situation. What’s happening? Can you do something? Thanks!


I’ll look into it…


Gta San Andreas is over priced.
Bring the game down to £7.99, it,s only a port.


i have family guy at the moment and as a personal recommendation to a fellow user id say proceed with caution with that one its not exactly a gem of a game and its not as funny as you would think it could be.


Oh yes, and I forgot my usual…
No Hungarian PSP store update with the missing titles. Is it that hard really?
No offense.

On the Store frontpage GTA SA is 9.99 but when i look it’s 14.99 is this some sort of sick joke? NOT funny! i took a screenshot just in case ;-p


There is a lot of the festive sale games (e.g. deus ex: human revolutions), that I can’t find in the store. Shouldn’t they be made available along with this update?


Excellent to see the Spyro Trilogy on the Playstation Store. But it seems that Spyro is not downloadable on the Vita according to the Download List (I first downloaded the trilogy on the PS3 before going onto my Vita, so I don’t know if that has anything to do with the issue).

Otherwise, it’s great to finally play the trilogy again. :-)

@ Nahkriia

You shouldn’t even waste your time contacting SCEE Customer Services. They’re known world-wide for being the worst in the industry.

Clueless telephone operators that simply work from a check-list on their screen. Anything asked of them that’s not on the list of pre-written answers is met with confusion, ignorance, intolerance, and arrogance. Emails that can’t be answered by an “auto-reply” are basically ignored.

Fred, please can you talk to whomever is responsible for commissioning dynamic themes to…y’know, possibly look at them first beforehand? 99% are absolutely dreadful (but to be fair, they always have been. Thankfully Microsoft feed my interest on game related themes. I know, gaming themes for a game machine? Crazy idea!). More importantly, can you request the trailer feature return for the dynamic themes.

After buying so many rubbish themes because I can’t check them out first, I refuse to pay for any more. Microsoft on the other hand appear to want my ...

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@ Nahkriia

You shouldn’t even waste your time contacting SCEE Customer Services. They’re known world-wide for being the worst in the industry.

Clueless telephone operators that simply work from a check-list on their screen. Anything asked of them that’s not on the list of pre-written answers is met with confusion, ignorance, intolerance, and arrogance. Emails that can’t be answered by an “auto-reply” are basically ignored.

Fred, please can you talk to whomever is responsible for commissioning dynamic themes to…y’know, possibly look at them first beforehand? 99% are absolutely dreadful (but to be fair, they always have been. Thankfully Microsoft feed my interest on game related themes. I know, gaming themes for a game machine? Crazy idea!). More importantly, can you request the trailer feature return for the dynamic themes.

After buying so many rubbish themes because I can’t check them out first, I refuse to pay for any more. Microsoft on the other hand appear to want my money more than Sony.

Glad to see my suggestion about a discounted ‘bundle pack’ for certain PS1 games was listened to! Brilliant stuff, you should do this for Crash too, and even encourage Square-Enix and the like to incentivise these bundles. Definitely picking up all three.

Few questions:

1) GTA: San Andreas price seems a bit steep if I’m being honest.
2) Was half expecting a 50% discount on the Arkham DLC but 20% is better than nothing so I’ll grab that!
3) I’m having an issue with content I got as part of the Welcome Back scheme. For example, I’d download the WipEout HD unlock key (recently got a Super Slim) and after download it would come up with something about copying to PSP, and it also has a yellow timer icon next to it. What should I do about this? Cannot install these games because these items are behaving like portable titles.

I’ve WipEout HD/Fury and Dead Nation, while a relative has Ratchet and inFamous, and I’d wager she’d have the exact same problem.


**Editing my original post**

Just the second Spyro game is not downloadable on the PSVita Store.


Hi Fred,

Could you get in touch with the lads who manage the new Browser-based Store. I try to add the unlock for Big Sky Infinity to my basket (both PS3 and PSVita versions) and it tells me I am not eligible to purchase or download the content(and I’m a PS Plus subscriber!)?

Could you flag it up with them as soon as you can, as I’m sure it is just teething problems with the new store?

Glad both Spyro and SoTN is on there (definitely want them on PSVita also!). I know there was a lot of complaining, but the wait was worth it!

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 15:37

Spyro 2 works now. The entire trilogy should be on my Vita in a good few minutes.

Thanks Sony.

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 15:39

@96 Molloyo4291

It seems like the problem with Spyro 2 is fixed now. I’m downloading it on my Vita now. Just close the store and re-open it and it’ll be available to download on your download list.


Hi Fred,

Quick question: is there any plan for a Mass Effect 1 discount? :)

The_Last_Ninja 12 December, 2012 @ 15:41

How come EU don’t get Super SF4 AE free on PSN+ ?
Stop hiding behind RCR dev, and assume the fact that EU certification process is to blame for the delay.



The US PS Plus offers always differ from EU. I’d say EU has had a strong month – full list here: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/11/28/playstation-plus-your-december-content/

Your assumption re. RCR is incorrect.


on my vita is there any way i can get to the purchased avatars that i have bought off the store.

Can we please have Vita compatibility re-enabled for Resident Evil 2? There wasn’t actually anything wrong with it. It was incorrectly reported as bugged.


How about the PSN web store for other countries and the Movie Store? With those two we are missing out four all in all: Movie Store, PSN web store, YouTube app. and PSM. That’s quite a few…

no big tings to me
gta to expansife no hd – no trophies = max 8 €

also hate ps3 psn shop in belgium = noting of information on lots of foults in store . ( pc store = howh ps3 store need to be )
search option 1000 x beter – faster – no language problems ore icone mes ups .
also no responce when u mail. sony = iritating
u get mail back u need to fone = why ?????
i need to pay internet so i mail , normal compani give u answord !!!!


Any chance we could at least get a Plus discount on the Uncharted Fight for Fortune DLC?
That or give early adopters a discount on both DLCs?
I only ask because everyone who supported the game Day 1 has to pay more than if we had waited a week.
If I bought all the DLC my total cost would go up to £7.97 whereas I could have saved something had I bought the complete pack.

Also is there any chance that SCEE will be honouring the offer of giving the Spyro games to Plus users for free, mirroring a similar offer in the US?

I don’t mean to complain so I’ll end on a positive note…
Big Sky Infinity, woo!

The webstore is a great thing. But you could have hold the 12 christmas sales until this was up. I missed a few ones :(

Is there any chance you can make one day where all the 12 sales are up? Or the most sold ones? Last opportunity day or something like that? I really wanted some of the promos…

I’m glad that we finally have Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in our PlayStation Store. Purchased!
Know hope that Konami gives us Castlevania Chronicles. Although I must say i’m a bit disappointed for lack of Vita support… Castlevania:SotN was announced to be able to run on the PS Vita.


Hey Fred
Any news about the One Piece downloadable content discounts?


Sorry, not from me. Jawad may know more!

Silentscream128 12 December, 2012 @ 15:46

Hey, when I search for Spyro on my Vita I only get the option of buying 1,3 or the trilogy. Bit annoying as I only wanted number 2!

PEYJ 104 @ = Movie Store, YouTube app. and PSM.

in mi eyes sony faild to give lots of euro contri wat them promised + wat consumers want ( need )


The sound of the Spyro games seems to be a little bit off, slow and laggy at times.


Arkham Asylum but not the GOTY edition? Has the Play as the Joker DLC returned?


Resident Evil 4 price drop to £7.99 pretty pleeeease.


:o Umjammer Lammy, Symphony of the Night and San Andreas. Best update of the year.

@Bahamut_MW #109

They are on sale. 1€ less each one, and the full set is 14,99€

WitheredBlossom 12 December, 2012 @ 15:53

Again a question about the fourth DLC for Dungeon Defenders (Quest for Eternia Shards 4). It came to the US store about three months ago and it is still not present in the EU store. Could you, please, tell us when is it going to appear in the EU store?
Thanks in advance.


That’s a question for the developer I’m afraid.

Castlevania SOTN. *punches air*

hi fred thats the first post on here iv had answerd in over 5 years so thanx but on the festive sale its says they are working on the psp and psvita sale was just wondering when is was out.i mean the festive sale has always had psp stuff and defo should have ps vita two as evan in this weeks update there is no vita or psp sale items again thanx again for the quick response

Rivers-of-Sand 12 December, 2012 @ 15:54

Is Castlevania Symphony of the Night going to be available to download on Vita? I can’t see it on the store :(

Actually I can’t see Symphony on any store.
I see the Spyro games and Umjammer.

Some problem?


Question about Prototype 2: Seeing the offers is tempting me to buy the Digital version, but is a Radnet pass included? I ask because all retail copies seem to be Radnet edition, but there’s nothing about it on the Store…

On the other hand, quite a good week for retro players. I myself hope I can get some Spyro soon — was one of my favorite PSOne games. Now it’s only Crash Bash to go :P


@ Hayzink

Thank you for the advice. I will avoid & just pick up Under Defeat HD, as I know I won’t regret that purchase. ;)

I’ll pick up Family Guy next year sometime, in a Bargain bin somewhere!

Symphony of the Night and the Spyro Trilogy, fantastic.

But no SOTN Vita compatibility? :(

GTA San Andreas tab on store says £7.99 only to list as £11.99 when selected. £7.99 I’d have considered but £11.99? Nah, I’ll give it a miss and wait for GTA V.
Still no CS:GO news? Not even a simple explanation of what’s been preventing its release? Will we ever see it on EU store? Bad enough US got it with no issues but XBox owners got it in EU while we PS3 owners don’t even get any info, let alone the game.


On the SEN online store is there a way to queue up downloads to be downloaded as part of Plus’ auto-update?

This is a brilliant update. It’s nice to see that Spyro and a whole host of other PS1 games made it this week. I’ll definitely be picking up Big Sky Infinity, as well.

Thanks, Jawad and Fred (and get well soon, to the former)!

Hey Fred,
If I buy the spyro trilogy on my vita will I be able to download all three of them? Because ppl keep saying that u can’t play 2. I don’t want to buy the trilogy if I’m not going to be able to play all the games, so can u give me a heads up about this. But overall great new releases just wish that SoTN was vita compatible :(


I’m pretty sure 2 is Vita compatible. Checking now…

Now I can see Symphony on the browser store, but when I log in and try to purchase it says “You are not eligible to purchase or download this content”.

Quick fix please

Is everybody at SCEE on drugs or what? still no DOA5 round 5 bundle which should have been up 2 weeks ago and today you list 1 pack thats been up already for 4 weeks and 2 packs that don’t even exist, THIS HAS NOW BECOME RIDICULOUS!! going into the next generation you need to prove you can get these simple things right or you will be finished, because its not just limited to the odd complaint on here, every week this blog fills with them.

If there is a genuine reason or problem for all this you should communicate with us, having not done this you just look plain incompetent and make third party’s look silly after they advertise their content all over facebook, Twitter etc and then you don’t deliver.


The assassins creed 3 hidden secrets pack is still not available for purchase only if you have the season pass

Pity about the DLC for dishonored :(

From South Africa

Rivers-of-Sand 12 December, 2012 @ 16:10


I can’t see it (SOTN) on the ps vita store, is that the one you’re now seeing it on?

how does one report a fault with a store item.
I would like to report a major problem with the in store item “little big planet”

It is a 2039Mb (PS3 version) download that refuses to install on a PS3, when you try to install it gives onscreen instructions how to install on a PSP or Vita.

I downloaded it 3 times today to make sure I got the correct version, each time the correct file size of 2039Mb’s but will not install on the PS3

I also downloaded the PSP version (as I have a psp) and confirm that it was a 1.3GB download.

PLEASE FIX THIS as I want to go back and start playing it again on my PS3!!


psvita compatiblility is something you guys have 2 do not the publishers. like monkeypaw games said if ya want tomba psvita compatible you’ll have 2 ask at SCEE.
so another year with a army off missing cotent.
No CS:GO with no explanation why if valve cancelled it just say so.
No retro cirty rampage and with no release date while jawad said they would get a blog soon with their release date.
No youtube app for europe not suprised you guys coulden’t even get the vidstore 2 other countries back in 2009.
No ragnarok odyssey and dokuro cause off your horribly slow Q&A
cause gungho entertainment alrdy said it’s at sony.
horrible vita prices uncharted and resistance were 26 bucks with a starting price off 25 while we have 2 pay 50.

i wouldl ike 2 say good update but those ps1 games have been on U.S store for 5 years i fear i’ll be dead before you release any new one’s U.S alrdy has.
SCEE will be the end off sony such a horrible service’s whatever happend with we listen and we are i...

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psvita compatiblility is something you guys have 2 do not the publishers. like monkeypaw games said if ya want tomba psvita compatible you’ll have 2 ask at SCEE.
so another year with a army off missing cotent.
No CS:GO with no explanation why if valve cancelled it just say so.
No retro cirty rampage and with no release date while jawad said they would get a blog soon with their release date.
No youtube app for europe not suprised you guys coulden’t even get the vidstore 2 other countries back in 2009.
No ragnarok odyssey and dokuro cause off your horribly slow Q&A
cause gungho entertainment alrdy said it’s at sony.
horrible vita prices uncharted and resistance were 26 bucks with a starting price off 25 while we have 2 pay 50.

i wouldl ike 2 say good update but those ps1 games have been on U.S store for 5 years i fear i’ll be dead before you release any new one’s U.S alrdy has.
SCEE will be the end off sony such a horrible service’s whatever happend with we listen and we are improving the store you said 3 months ago improvements would come in 2 months i don’t see any i only see more missing content.

Hi Fred

Remember Overboard for the PS1? The ace pirate ship game!?

Can you please try to get it as a PS2 classic?

Many Thanks


Nice to see CASTLEVANIA at last but 5 years after the USA and 7.99? Makes you wonder about Suikoden!


I don’t think it supposed to be on the Vita store, but I can’t see it on my the ps3 store nor when I log in to the browser store.

The weird thing is that I see it before I log in to the browser, but I can’t buy it. Has to be that my account is Swedish and someone on the “Swedish store” screwed up.

Hurry now, fix this.


The Batman Arkham City DLC discounts are pointless if you want to purchase everything, as the Game Of The Year Edition can be purchased for £14.99 – £17.86! I knew this would happen!

*Deletes Digital Copy*

Good afternoon, is there any news on teh Netflix app for PSV. I understand there is alot to get through in making it happen but is it close… or even going to happen for that matter?


Plz make star wars battlefront renegade suadron compartable to ps vita.



To solve the issue with the games from the ‘Welcome Back’ thing, rather than view your downloads through the store, goto account management on the PS3 dashboard and view downloads from there. This will bring up the old store look and your downloads should work as they are meant to.

Castlevania SOTN! YES!
Has anyone tried it on PSVita?

The Batman DLC sale is crap quite frankley at only 20% off, for the cost of it is near the GOTY disc price and GOTY has costumes too.

Plus no Harley Quinn DLC on sale, the one people want most and has been on sale on rival platforms already. For 50% off…


Not only the sound though of the Spyro classics but the games in general are a bit slow and laggy at times, probably due to my tv’s refresh rate or something being different than that of the game, nothing I can solve myself, but hopefully you guys can as I didn’t pay for games that lag every now and then.


How come Under Defeat HD is still priced £29.99 and not £15.99?

Hey Freed i have a different question, do you know hen either
Tomba 1/2 or Resident Evil 2 will be available for PS VITA?


just read your post, I can confirm I am experiencing the exact same problem here in Australia trying to re-install Little big planet, that now I think about it was part of the welcome back pack.

as my post above, same problem you see, little yellow oval next to icon, and things its a PSP or VITA install after download.

will try the suggestion about account mananger, but would be surprised if that makes a difference, problem still needs to be fixed obviously in the new store.

MaikelSteneker 12 December, 2012 @ 16:27

Some great content this week, especially the PS1 classics! The browser store is something I’ve been waiting for for a long time as well. Just a small problem: when opening the Store on a Linux 64-bit Firefox installation, it says my browser is unsupported. Can this be fixed as soon as possible?


What the heck, trying to Download Big Sky Infinity on my VITA makes the whole system freeze up every time!!! :(
It won’t let me do anything anymore.

Sony please fix this, I lost game progress thanks to your store team mess-up…and can’t download BSI at all.


I think i’ll pass on Under Defeat, as I would prefer the retail release with extras!

Sound Shapes DLC for me this week then :)

ShovelFighter_89 12 December, 2012 @ 16:30

dishonored dunwall city trials dlc???


Bethesda had a problem at their end – this DLC will be part of next week’s update.

If you buy the Spyro Trilogy, can you download the games separately? Also, on the PS3 and Vita it says it’ll take up 7.9GB of space, while the online store says 344MB for all 3 (which also sounds wrong, considering they’re about 350MB each).

I’d prefer to get them all (being cheaper and everything), but I’d rather not have to download them all onto my Vita at once (especially if they’ll be eating up 8GB total!).


Hidden pack for assassins creed 3 ?


What about the Assassin’s Creed 3 Hidden Secrets DLC? It was supposed to be available for non Season Pass-ers this week, but it isn’t.


Is the AC3 Hidden Secrets pack available for those without the season pass? It still says “Not available for purchase”.

Awesome to FINALLY see Castlevania: Symphony of the Night here on the European Playstation Store, only 5.5 years after the North American Playstation Store.

Now Konami only need to release Suikoden and Suikoden 2 too. And it would be nice if they released the PS2 Suikoden games too.

I was just checking on the webstore.

Is it actually working already? Because I was trying from my ubuntu with both firefox and chrome and it just says that the store cannot be loaded on this browser. For both of them.

Give our best to Jawad, Fred

Bloody hell it must be christmas or something spyro on ps store.

Please somebody try to transfer SOTN from PS3 to PSVita to see if it works


Took long enough for SotN to arrive, thank goodness.

Now just need to patiently wait for Retro City Rampage.


what? Castlevania finally is up but it doesn’t work on the Vita?! Why does Konami hate money?! :E

Store access via browser = great!
Firefox not supported!!! = not so great


Any chance for increasing the 2 year time before the leftover money in store wallet is taken away? I will lose or already lost about 5€ but I wouldn’t really want that.

Next we’ll be getting dawnguard before xmas.doubt it cause bethesda useless and bums Microsoft to much,oh and another let down with dishonred dlc again wow bethesda no wonder I don’t buy your games anymore

Umjamma Lammy? Woohoo.

ryannumber3gamer 12 December, 2012 @ 16:44

Thanks for putting Spyro 1-3 and Umjammer Lammy on the store Fred :). I have 2 questions.

1.Is there any news on a Sly Thieves In Time demo?

2.Is Spyro 1-3 and Umjammer Lammy playable on the vita?

@podyman,maybe draw them a kindergarden picture it might make SCEE see that we don’t want singstar.

Can you please provide me with a contact within SONY global where I can complain? There must be a relative inbox to receive various complaints and feedback.

How come Tomb Raider 2 isn’t discounted on the PS Store? You said earlier both TR1 and TR2 were getting discounted. So far only TR1 is.

PhantomOfOpera 12 December, 2012 @ 16:54

Great news about the webstore and the link so we can find stuffs easily.
Please look at the option to push download to the PS3 so they are ready to play once we are back home as this would be a killer feature for many of us.