‘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 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.

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:04 pm    

    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

GametimeUK 12 December, 2012 @ 3:02 pm   3

Hi Jawad

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

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.

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm    

    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.

GametimeUK 12 December, 2012 @ 3:03 pm   5

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.


AsmodeanBT 12 December, 2012 @ 3:05 pm   7

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 @ 3:05 pm   10

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.

Dan_Hatake 12 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   11

Ill definitely be picking up the spyro trilogy 🙂

Nahkriina 12 December, 2012 @ 3:06 pm   12

gta 12.99 yet the rockstar guy stated 11.99


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

Nahkriina 12 December, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   14


AeonsDead 12 December, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   15

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!!

doomsday619 12 December, 2012 @ 3:07 pm   16

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

colmshan1990 12 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   17


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.

A_Nonny_Moose 12 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   18

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 @ 3:08 pm   19

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

Silent_Gig 12 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   20

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

Mattrapid441 12 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   21

Will the Spyro games work on the Vita?

deadsleepx 12 December, 2012 @ 3:08 pm   22

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

Bacon_Crispies 12 December, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   23

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

GraFGrizzli 12 December, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   24

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

Nahkriina 12 December, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   25

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

Great Work

hansuramu 12 December, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   26

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

ian111199 12 December, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   27

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

smallgaffer 12 December, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   30

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

Nahkriina 12 December, 2012 @ 3:10 pm   31

Thanks Fred Appreciate it

swatchthis 12 December, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   32

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)

Dante_Zero 12 December, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   35

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? 🙁

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:15 pm    

    🙂 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.

samuraidino 12 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   37

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.

Vannaa_Girl 12 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   38

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

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

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.

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:17 pm    

    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 @ 3:14 pm   40

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

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   41

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!

Battlestar23 12 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   42

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

A_Nonny_Moose 12 December, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   43

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

GraFGrizzli 12 December, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   44


Panos_GRE 12 December, 2012 @ 3:15 pm   45

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!

Rob_Velocity 12 December, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   46

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

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:23 pm    

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

ShadowGandalf 12 December, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   47

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.

Silent_Gig 12 December, 2012 @ 3:17 pm   48

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

Eurogamer listed we would be getting some



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.

samuraidino 12 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   50

@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.

TechnoPank 12 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   51

No WRC for Vita? Are you kidding me?

s8109csa_hun 12 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   52


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

WildRushSykes 12 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   53

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

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:25 pm    

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

diogompereira 12 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   54


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.

S-o-h-a-i-l 12 December, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   56

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 @ 3:19 pm   57

Btw, I assume Jawad as a cold right?

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:26 pm    

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

Nicko_McBrain 12 December, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   58


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?

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:27 pm    

    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

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:28 pm    

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

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   62

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

Chaosprower 12 December, 2012 @ 3:20 pm   63

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?

KnightOrc 12 December, 2012 @ 3:22 pm   65

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.

brother-arms 12 December, 2012 @ 3:22 pm   67

Awesome 😀
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?

AL3MERH_2011 12 December, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   68

We still love you Rockstar 🙁

Helt_i_skoven 12 December, 2012 @ 3:24 pm   69

What hour is the update scheduled for?


Disappointed that there was no Harley dlc.

doomsday619 12 December, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   71

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

KC-alpha-14 12 December, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   72

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

kriskrosbbk 12 December, 2012 @ 3:25 pm   73

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 ?

Catkiller1 12 December, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   74

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.

MASPALOMAZ 12 December, 2012 @ 3:26 pm   75

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?

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 3:30 pm    

    See above re. Dunwall.

    I’m looking into BKS.

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 4:26 pm    

    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.

uberkakis 12 December, 2012 @ 3:28 pm   78

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.

Mougurijin 12 December, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   80

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. :/

Bjorn-Hugo 12 December, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   81

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.

samuraidino 12 December, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   83

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

KillaT2501 12 December, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   85

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!


Bjorn-Hugo 12 December, 2012 @ 3:32 pm   86

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 @ 3:33 pm   87

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!

Strangeheaven 12 December, 2012 @ 3:33 pm   88

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.

s8109csa_hun 12 December, 2012 @ 3:34 pm   90

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

Helt_i_skoven 12 December, 2012 @ 3:34 pm   92

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?

Molloyo4291 12 December, 2012 @ 3:34 pm   93

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 money more than Sony.

Bealinator 12 December, 2012 @ 3:35 pm   95

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.

Molloyo4291 12 December, 2012 @ 3:36 pm   96

**Editing my original post**

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

UltraSilver64 12 December, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   97

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 @ 3:37 pm   98

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

Thanks Sony.

SoundableObject 12 December, 2012 @ 3:39 pm   99

@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.

LFBlackLabel 12 December, 2012 @ 3:40 pm   100

Hi Fred,

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

The_Last_Ninja 12 December, 2012 @ 3:41 pm   101

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.


squidward88 12 December, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   102

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…

monoliet 12 December, 2012 @ 3:44 pm   105

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 !!!!

SuperJag86 12 December, 2012 @ 3:44 pm   106

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!

tiago-kun 12 December, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   107

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…

Von_Noir 12 December, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   108

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.

Bahamut_MW 12 December, 2012 @ 3:45 pm   109

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

Silentscream128 12 December, 2012 @ 3:46 pm   110

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!

monoliet 12 December, 2012 @ 3:46 pm   111

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 )

darkhorus15 12 December, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   112

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

AaronSOLDIER 12 December, 2012 @ 3:47 pm   113

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

Strangeheaven 12 December, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   114

Resident Evil 4 price drop to £7.99 pretty pleeeease.

Cyberendpunk 12 December, 2012 @ 3:52 pm   115

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

tiago-kun 12 December, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   116

@Bahamut_MW #109

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

WitheredBlossom 12 December, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   117

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.

razordude 12 December, 2012 @ 3:53 pm   118

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 @ 3:54 pm   120

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?

Nightmare966 12 December, 2012 @ 3:57 pm   122

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 😛

Catkiller1 12 December, 2012 @ 3:58 pm   123

@ 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? 🙁

Opt1mus76 12 December, 2012 @ 3:59 pm   125

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.

KillaT2501 12 December, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   126

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

Envirasu 12 December, 2012 @ 4:01 pm   127

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 🙁


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

DarthKoth 12 December, 2012 @ 4:06 pm   130

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 @ 4:10 pm   132


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

TTErallye 12 December, 2012 @ 4:11 pm   133

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 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.

Branny77 12 December, 2012 @ 4:12 pm   135

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

Jojohn7890 12 December, 2012 @ 4:13 pm   136

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.

Catkiller1 12 December, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   138

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?


NiroseDK 12 December, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   140

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

zxRATTLExz 12 December, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   141


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.

gabbre89 12 December, 2012 @ 4:18 pm   142

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

KylieDog 12 December, 2012 @ 4:19 pm   143

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…

darkhorus15 12 December, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   144

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.

Strangeheaven 12 December, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   145

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

foxsevent 12 December, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   146

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?

TTErallye 12 December, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   147


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 @ 4:27 pm   148

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?

Jesse-Blue 12 December, 2012 @ 4:27 pm   149

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.

Catkiller1 12 December, 2012 @ 4:28 pm   150

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 @ 4:30 pm   151

dishonored dunwall city trials dlc???

    Fred Dutton 12 December, 2012 @ 4:31 pm    

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

Dewington 12 December, 2012 @ 4:30 pm   152

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 ?

ilikethispart 12 December, 2012 @ 4:35 pm   154

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.

EliteBaker 12 December, 2012 @ 4:36 pm   155

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.

gabbre89 12 December, 2012 @ 4:38 pm   159

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

OuendanCyrus 12 December, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   160

Took long enough for SotN to arrive, thank goodness.

Now just need to patiently wait for Retro City Rampage.

Noisepurge 12 December, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   161

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

ninja_tom 12 December, 2012 @ 4:40 pm   162

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

Commandofin 12 December, 2012 @ 4:43 pm   163

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 @ 4:44 pm   166

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.

Panos_GRE 12 December, 2012 @ 4:48 pm   168

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 @ 4:54 pm   170

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.

VitalogyPJ 12 December, 2012 @ 4:58 pm   171

I thought Spyro was an HD remaster or something like that, after all it’s just a ps1 classic :'(

Why no Harley Revenge and Batman Costume Discount? 🙁

Chiyukemono 12 December, 2012 @ 5:03 pm   173

When I try to copy the Spyro games from PS3>Vita, they do not show up in the content manager. Crash games/other PS1 classics does.

I have no access to Wifi so this is the only way for me to obtain my purchases to the Vita.


Hi Mr Dutton,

A good week this week, thanks! I especially like being able to purchase my stuff while at work ready to download at home later. But could you tell your Web guys that the Opera Web browser is not some odd little browser that couldn’t possibly run the SEN Store. It’s got standards compliance coming out of its ears, and will support anything (standard) that you throw at it. (And if you’re doing something non-standard then you have no business developing Web sites.)

And if they must tell us a browser is unsupported, don’t redirect us to a page telling us so. I can often change my browser settings and try again, but if we’re moved to a different page (browser-not-supported.html in this case) then a refresh will be ineffective.

It’s just bad practice and lazy programming. I’m sure Sony can do better.

Hope Mr Ashraf feels better soon.

cowbanana 12 December, 2012 @ 5:05 pm   175

Finally, after months of waiting, Castlevania SOTN on PSN… but it isn’t Vita compatible… Are you kidding me? What a massive inexcusable failure. SCEE delivers disappointment once again.

And where’s the Vita YouTube app? Why can’t you get these simple things right? *smh*

Roscoe182 12 December, 2012 @ 5:06 pm   176

is there any chance we could get some batman avatars ??

and by batman i mean batman,robin,nightwing,batgirl,joker..ect


spoon_1992 12 December, 2012 @ 5:09 pm   177

Hey Jawad/Fred,

Any chance of a dlc sale soon? 😀


Has this issue been fixed yet? It’s putting me off purchasing Spyro at the moment. 26 Spyro Games is a lot to sift through..

Von_Noir 12 December, 2012 @ 5:10 pm   179

For those trying to find Castlevania: SotN on the Store go to the PSP section 😉 .

MASPALOMAZ 12 December, 2012 @ 5:12 pm   180

>But could you tell your Web guys that the Opera Web browser is not some odd >little browser that couldn’t possibly run the SEN Store

just set site settings to mask as firefox and the store is working fine in opera 🙂

@blog staff thx for your awesome work , please an update why ps plus is 30€ for a year at major retailers like carrefour and media markt but 50€ in the psn store?

bandoors_ksa 12 December, 2012 @ 5:23 pm   181

you guys have the worse costumer serves ever.. i call+email+and post here without any respons how come?…. my problem is for the million time fix the Sly Raccoon problem that i have i can’t play it and i can’t re download it .

Chocobo115 12 December, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   182

Kinda dissapointed in the batman DLC sale :/
I’ll wait till the extra story dlc goes on 50% sale.

zalwelgoedgaan 12 December, 2012 @ 5:27 pm   183


Sorry for the caps, but this is a very huge problem. I download it through the PSP Store and immediately discovered that Lammy’s guitar makes no sound at all; the game is completely glitched! This needs to be fixed ASAP before more people get duped.

MohdAKsnake 12 December, 2012 @ 5:34 pm   184

Bought the Spyro trilogy on my second account as it had credit and now enjoying the nostalgic epicness from the mascot on my psp. Also get well soon Jawad, we are all very proud of you 🙂

spagetti69 12 December, 2012 @ 5:38 pm   185

Can Castlevania be transferred from PS3 to Vita?
Anyone tried this yet?

I can´t find castlevania – Symphony of the night anywhere on the store. Anyone who knows where its at?

markymillertime5 12 December, 2012 @ 5:40 pm   187

Pls remove singstar, thanks that is all.

Silent_Gig 12 December, 2012 @ 5:42 pm   188

Black Knight Sword is on the store, ready for purchase. Thank you Fred!


Yea, can anyone who bought the EU version of SOTN test to see if the bubble can be copied over to the Vita via a direct connection to a PS3?

spagetti69 12 December, 2012 @ 5:47 pm   190

Gun andy try in the psp section. Someone said its in there.

Keijisan90 12 December, 2012 @ 5:48 pm   191

Can’t find SotN on the swedish PSN store, tried looking for it both ps3 and vita but found nothing, also does anyone know if SotN is vita compatible?

ZeKe_1311 12 December, 2012 @ 5:49 pm   192

I can’t find Castlevania anywhere either. Only the Swedish store seems to be affected by this…

No castlevania : SOTN here in Sweden. The Spyro games however are there and not in the Ps One section.



That’s exactly what I normally do. And also my point: the SEN Store clearly DOES work with Opera. 😉 So they were wrong to claim it doesn’t.

My second point was that because the site redirects me to a dedicated ‘browser not supported’ page, after I change my Opera settings a refresh doesn’t help: I’m still on the same page! What they should be doing is throwing up a message on whichever page I’m trying to get to, not redirecting me. That way I can just hit refresh and it’ll all work.

It’s a minor point in itself, but I see more and more sites doing this. It’s nearly 2013 for God’s sake… Web development should be getting better, not worse.


@spagetti69 I just tried, but it doesn’t show up in the Content Manager, so you can’t transfer it. I can’t believe it… o_O

OuendanCyrus 12 December, 2012 @ 6:05 pm   196

Is Symphony of the Night playable on the Vita after PS3 transfer?

DiscworldDeath 12 December, 2012 @ 6:05 pm   197

Fred, can we get Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for Vita? I really want to play it 🙁

zalwelgoedgaan 12 December, 2012 @ 6:06 pm   198

Follow-up of #183:

I re-downloaded Um Jammer Lammy and the game is still broken, how did this even pass the QA?! This is way too ridiculous for words.

SSJVEGETA2007 12 December, 2012 @ 6:06 pm   199

Is there any discount available for those who bought Uncharted Fight For Fortune last week then its DLC this week! If I had known there would be a discounted bundle I would have waited

Lozjudai 12 December, 2012 @ 6:07 pm   200

Wheres is KOF13 offer?

whitedove1 12 December, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   201

hi Fred Dutton, can i ask you why the batman arkham city bundle has gone from £7.99 before the store update to £11.99 after todays store update, and if you buy it with psplus the 3 packs come to 12.98, so you are paying more to buy with plus, than you would just normal or if you were lucky to buy it before the update, you know thats against the law right anyway just letting you know before you end up on watchdog or something or in court with trading standards


When are we finally going to get a European store release for Legend of Dragoon? God damn it, it’s been 7 months and still no word. How hard can it be?

ilikethispart 12 December, 2012 @ 6:15 pm   203

So… can we have some input on the missing AC3 DLC please?

Scubafinch 12 December, 2012 @ 6:15 pm   204

I picked up the base game of Uncharted: Fight for Fortune for AU$6.95 last week. The DLC was unavailable at that time.

Then in this weeks update I find each DLC at $4.95 and a new bundle for $14.45! A couple of bucks is not a vast difference in total cost, but it would have been nice to have had the option of the bundle last week (or delay the release). I feel penalised that I purchased the game in it’s first week!

supersmith2500 12 December, 2012 @ 6:16 pm   205

I do not think Castlevania is PSVita compatible yet because the Store on the PS3 told me that Vita version isn’t even there nor on Vita’s store.

Oh and the scroll side section on the Vita store at the top is glitched. Someone fix that.

@Swedish users:
Is Castlevania: SoTN not on there for you guys because it’s on there for me. It should be on there.

DaisukeAndo 12 December, 2012 @ 6:17 pm   206

For those wondering. EVERY PSOne game works on the Vita. Just some can’t be downloaded using the Vita itself.
If you own a PS3, download it on that and then transfer over the INSTALL BUBBLE, NOT the installed game itself.

Symphony of the Night works a charm.

violentcop6 12 December, 2012 @ 6:17 pm   207

Castlevania SOTN!! Wow thanks so much for finally getting it to the EU store I’ve been waiting for a long time but happy the day has arrived. Keep up the great work!

p.s. any chance ‘Parappa the Rapper” and “Heart of Darkness” will come to PSone classics?

gabbre89 12 December, 2012 @ 6:18 pm   208

SOTN can’t be transfered from PS3 to PSVita. Please fix that Sony, or ask Konami to

MarkoZecevic 12 December, 2012 @ 6:21 pm   209

Why in hell is there a discount on Catwoman Bundle Pack and nothing on Harley Quinn’s Revenge? Catwoman was free for PS+ susbscribers just days ago.. Also, only 20% on the rest of DLC?! It’s better than nothing but still..

ianmullinger 12 December, 2012 @ 6:23 pm   210

Castlevania SOTN, I thought yipeee. Then the disappointment – PS3 or PSP.
Please please we need this game on Vita.


I bought Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3 the day they appeared on the store.
Still there’s no Resi 2 for Vita.

My favourite games!

Please see if we can do something about these!

…and I assume SCEE wouldn’t want people downloading them and playing them on emulators out of desperation, now would they?

You know it makes sense

ianmullinger 12 December, 2012 @ 6:24 pm   211

…and I did pay for Resi2 thinking it was Vita-friendly 🙁

I don’t know why you deleted my post. If you found it somehow offensive, i wrote it in same style your support answering to our complaints about Singstar icon. Maybe it’s time to think about it.

spagetti69 12 December, 2012 @ 6:25 pm   213

Unfortunate about Castlevania not being vita compatible.
Is the US version compatible?

Anyway I wouldn’t hold your breath here vita owners, they have yet to rectify the Resi2 situation. Although last week there was a response about them looking into resident evil.

Thanks to those who have tried it. Another Classic unavailable to the Vita. Shame that.

Finka_Karfein 12 December, 2012 @ 6:31 pm   214

Great update. PSOne Classics lacked Spyro series. Now, where’s Chrono Cross import? 😛

sadlam79 12 December, 2012 @ 6:31 pm   215

The Resident Evil 2/Vita situation is baffling. It works perfectly fine but for some reason it was removed. If there was an actual problem, how long does it take to actually fix?

As far as I know, it was just someone who didn’t know how to change the “disc”.

As for Castlevania and loads of other PS1 games that have been released since the initial PS1/Vita compatibility that aren’t Vita compatibile, just seems to be either laziness or incompetence to me.

For those still wondering, the web store does work with Firefox.

Also, what the hell is up with this week’s DOA5 DLC update. Is it the same pack that has been up for 5 or so week, or are the colors just switched? Where is the Round 5 bundle that should have been here two weeks ago?

DaisukeAndo 12 December, 2012 @ 6:35 pm   217

Resident Evil 2 DOES work on Vita, I can play it no problems. You just can’t download it using the Vita itself.
Same goes for Castlevania.


@DaisukeAndo Hello, Mr. Daisuke, but I’m afraid not. Castlevania SotN doesn’t show at the Vita Content Maganer (yes, the install bubble is on my PS3…)

DaisukeAndo 12 December, 2012 @ 6:39 pm   219

@Zimor. That’s odd. Worked fine for me. I’ve never had a problem with getting any PSOne games on my Vita :/.

GenocideHeart 12 December, 2012 @ 6:40 pm   220

So, when is the SingStar spam going to be removed from my XMB? I haven’t bought anything for it, in no small part because I AM DEAF and having that grotesque thing on my PS3 is a personal insult in my eyes, so you might as well give up. You aren’t convincing anyone who hasn’t bought stuff already to buy stuff.

With that said, at least there’s Spyro. Sigh…

Terarded 12 December, 2012 @ 6:41 pm   221

for GTA San Andreas no trophies = no sale.

ill stick with the ps2 version like every other sane user.


@DaisukeAndo Me neither, and that’s why it sounds pretty odd… 🙁

zalwelgoedgaan 12 December, 2012 @ 6:42 pm   223

So it seems that Um Jammer Lammy does not have the sound bug in the PS3 version and works fine; only the PSP version is malfunctioning. I’d rather play it on my PSP, but eh :/

gabbre89 12 December, 2012 @ 6:46 pm   224

Have you actually tried it with SOTN or you are just assuming it?

Gambe1984 12 December, 2012 @ 6:55 pm   225

Any news on Ragnarok Odyssey for vita? We know its coming its just WHEN! lol!


i assumed sotn would be vita compatible as my usa version is vita compatible very odd indeed



Works fine here – must be some of your plugins or security setting. Doesn’t actually wotk for me in IE8 or 9 …

babaoriley3 12 December, 2012 @ 7:05 pm   228

Are there any major differences between the NTSC Spyro’s (one’s on the store) and the PAL Spyro’s


Happy birthday ps home 4 years old bless

dark_angel69 12 December, 2012 @ 7:08 pm   230

Yo Fred Claus. Yeah that’s a new name for ya 😛 Your Santa brother at this time of the year! 😛 lol

Few questions
1) When is the last post we get before your off to the North pole for Christmas?
2) When do they return after Christmas?
3) Did you say to someone we get the next PS+ update for January next week? How about a few hints? 😉

I’ve been very good this year so put in good word to the big man for me. I would like 3 games under my tree on Christmas morning. (Dishonoured, Ratchet and clank Q-Force and Dragon ball z budokai hd collection):D

DoYouLikeMyID 12 December, 2012 @ 7:09 pm   231

WOW! You guys actually made a Spyro Trilogy, with a great price! That’s exactly what I wanted! 😀

I’m going to download that ASAP

foxsevent 12 December, 2012 @ 7:15 pm   232

One issue i noticed with the Spyro Trilogy is that you can’t transfer it from the PS3.


That’s what I meant. The store _DOES_ work with Firefox. People should disable AdBlock if they’re using it, though. Don’t know what the deal is with the store not working in IE8 or 9.

Fac3bookIsGayy 12 December, 2012 @ 7:33 pm   234

I have been having problems going into the ps store every time i go into it it says ” an error has occoured with the application, to continue press the PS button to close the application after the application closes, you can select it and launch the app again” every time i do this it just says the same


Still in total awe the spyro’s are finally here. And there was even a trilogy pack! I was worried I may not be able to afford them all, but the trilogy pack made me jump for joy! Brilliant games, I’ll be playing these for a while!

Awesome job SCEE!

monoliet 12 December, 2012 @ 7:54 pm   236

dgnfly 134 =

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.

jep jep jep , totaly same opinion 🙂

monoliet 12 December, 2012 @ 7:58 pm   237

Gambe1984 225 @ = jep also wayting ragnorack : odysee

+Podyman 212 @ =them wil not remove like 2 x shop – what is new icone .

spagetti69 12 December, 2012 @ 7:58 pm   238

@DiasukeAndo. Stop with your nonsense about every PSone game working.
Previous Resident Evil 2 did work until it was pulled. Even Neogaf are getting sucked in with your spouting.
For anyone wondering SOTN does not work on Vita. I’ve tried PS3 uninstalled Bubble to Vita and no joy. Lets put this to bed now.


teh__pwnerer 12 December, 2012 @ 8:00 pm   239

Why is the Assassins Creed 3 DLC unavailable? Wasn’t it released for the season pass buyers last week? And I have to ask again about the Hitman Absolution dlc; will we get a bundle like the US store?

sonicrb2 12 December, 2012 @ 8:01 pm   240

Hmm when will Tomba 1 and 2 be compatible with the Vita?

Huono_peleis 12 December, 2012 @ 8:04 pm   241

Wasn’t Spyro trilogy supposed to be free for Plus subscribers? Another lie then eh?

darkhorus15 12 December, 2012 @ 8:07 pm   242

@babaoriley3: No significant differences.

The Spyro games are slow and laggy at certain points though, plz fix.

awkward_ghost 12 December, 2012 @ 8:08 pm   243

@spagetti69, thank you for the clarity about SotN.

@Sony, shame on you for your usual shambolic service. You delay the game for sooooooooo long, and then when it does come out it’s not even supported on your newest, struggling hardware?

It beggars belief, quite frankly.

ukcrazyguy 12 December, 2012 @ 8:12 pm   244

Same question another week. When is resident evil 2 going to be available on my vita,I bought it when it was advertised as available through my ps3 but when I then went to my vita is wasn’t.I dont want to play it on ps3 because I bought it (at 7.99 may I add) specifically for vita,and now cannot get a clear answer when it will be back or advice on a refund. It’s been months and really not acceptble

cowbanana 12 December, 2012 @ 8:21 pm   245

I still can’t believe that Castlevania SOTN isn’t Vita compatible… it is mind-bogglingly stupid given the time it has taken to show up on the EU store. Good thing I didn’t rush to buy it. I send my thanks to those who took the step to test it, sorry it didn’t work.

The US version transfers to Vita from PS3, so it is inexcusable that we get shafted. I could easily live with a PS3 to Vita bubble transfer, but we don’t even get that.

We don’t have Dracula X Chronicles either… SCEE and Konami suck! That’s really the nicest way I can put it now. You don’t even try, do you?

(And where’s Ultimate Ghosts’n Goblins, eh SCEE and Capcpom?)

Skydancerx 12 December, 2012 @ 8:32 pm   246

Yeah Umjammer Lammy!!!! Instant Buy! AWESOME!

please Release Parappa the Rapper (PsOne or PSP Version) in EU PSN! Thanks!!!


Singstar still not forgotten… It feels a bit stupid to remind you about this, but that icon still pops up as first thing when I turn my PS3 on, and… …

Oh, btw – can we get PS+ blog updates back under “PS Store Games” section, it was easier when they were found there. Otherwise Chris is doing great job, cheers.

geektopia 12 December, 2012 @ 8:49 pm   248

I know it’s a first world problem by I’d like to add my voice to the screaming masses who want the Singstar spam gone.

Secondly, and more importantly, your response ‘SotN on Vita – that’s probably a question for Konami’ is totally inadequate. In a networked system, I can’t see how it’s a customer’s job to contact third party game developers directly… it’s yours surely. Isn’t that what you do? This blog has degenerated into seemingly endless observations about the PSN’s shortfalls leading to sporadic responses amounting to, at best, ‘I’ll look into that’ and at worst ‘That’s a question for somebody else.’


Good and bad update…
What’s with UnderDefeat HD still showing at 29.99 not 15.99
Great Spyro Trilogy price but the talk of 7gb file size is confusing, can somebody tell me if you can buy the trilogy but download each title individually?

Would have loved to get Cadtlevania SoTN even at that price but how on earth can we wait 5.5 years for it to come out then the Vita comparability is messed up!!!!???

Really pleased with Big Sky Infinity though it looks a great plus game.

Huono_peleis 12 December, 2012 @ 9:30 pm   250

To anyone thinking of buying Big Sky Infinite: think again! It’s repetitive, flawed, bugged and completely useless tech-demo. Add someones dad doing the narrators voice shouting: “You’re spoon!” every 5 seconds and you have something equivalent to E.T, the game they buried to Nevada desert.

Luckily, I didn’t have to pay for this crap. Except the 60 minutes of my precious life.

FRANKIEdk 12 December, 2012 @ 9:30 pm   251

Can’t transfer spyro from my ps3 to my vita!!! Please fix!!!!

Quinlank 12 December, 2012 @ 9:31 pm   252

Jesus Christ… Why does San Andreas have a 50% price mark up over every other PS1/2 classic on the store? For that price range it’s unacceptable for there to be no HD upscaling and trophy support included.

That’s a genuine insult to customers.

DerWalde 12 December, 2012 @ 9:32 pm   253

Sony Europe whats wrong with you? We wait years for Castlevania: SotN and then its not compatible with the Vita while the US version is?

This really blows my mind.



sadlam79 12 December, 2012 @ 9:42 pm   255

What I find amusing is when you get the reply “I’ll look into that” you never hear back until someone else posts the query again…and then its usually another “I’ll look into that”..


Typical Sony [DELETED].

Atleast let us transfer the PSOne games over to our vitas from ps3 with a warning that it might not work perfectly (it will though).

I can see a reason for not letting people download directly from the Vita, but to block transers from the ps3… that will just give you a very bad reputation and less sales.

I for one have not and will not buy SOTN until this is solved, and I know many others will do the same..

Dont let Sony fool you.

wardragon989 12 December, 2012 @ 9:44 pm   257

I wish RockStar would just make a HD Collection of all the GTA games (3, VC, SA, LCS, VCS) it would sell like hotcakes.

raga2502 12 December, 2012 @ 9:47 pm   258

Hey guys the 8bit dlc pack isn’t on the ps3 store…can you sort this please

MieszkoIV 12 December, 2012 @ 10:01 pm   259

Hi Jawad!

Any new info on Persona 3 FES coming to PSN?

PLEEEEASE I want to give you my money!!

Cheers 😉


£11.99 for GTA San Andreas is a joke especially when Rockstar took the easy way out. I can understand if it was £11.99 for a HD port but not as a PS2 classic.

I’d love to see a HD port for Vice City and San Andreas I don’t know why Rockstar/Take-Two Interactive hasn’t done this since people would buy it especially me if it was a disc copy.



Question to Admins.
Do we receive Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition like USA does?


Just tweeted Konami UK and they are aware they CSoTN isn’t working on the Vita and said they are going to look into it tomorrow.
So slightly positive but also pretty poor, I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
I suppose a few more tweets to they wouldn’t hurt either as you’d think they would have known a bit more about the issue?

Shadowdragoon 12 December, 2012 @ 10:14 pm   263

Do wonder if I get a response anytime.. 😉
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)

Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible. Sideloading thru PS3 do not make a game vita compatible in this list.
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?


Is GTA San Andreas from the store compatible with all PS3 versions?

solarwind12 12 December, 2012 @ 10:28 pm   265

did you mean regions ?. as if so then it should be, ie buy off US psn and it will work on All your ps3 accounts on same ps3. If you didn’t mean that then am not sure i understand question.



Sorry, my bad – was reading “doesn’t” … I’ll go now and flush my eyes with cold water …

solarwind12 12 December, 2012 @ 10:37 pm   267

@ Shadowdragoon
I can understand you wanting cross region gifting, but wouldn’t that only work for games. i mean i heard every countries discs aren’t allways compatible with a different ones dlc content, even avatars sent from US wouldn’t work, something about the servers not recognising a foriegn code, but if theres a workaround then i hope it happens, and i also wish the mods would reply to you as well.

You_Better_Hide 12 December, 2012 @ 10:50 pm   268

Did I read this correctly?? GTA:SA!! Hell yeah! About time we got it. Too bad not a HD remake though, still! Thank you, will be getting that and Big Sky Infinity (well that one is free so yeah).
Still waiting for Retro City Rampage guys, come on, America got it ages ago and we have not seen it yet. I’m not going to buy it if i have wait too much longer, this is getting beyond a joke. But besides that, not a bad update guys 🙂


@ Huono_peleis

different strokes for different folks i guess i find big sky infinity to be amazing fun.

great score based gameplay, funny narration and full of easter eggs.

doctor who reference
star fox and loads more the game is great fun and something i would not have instantly bought so im thankful for this on plus.

TheEternalGamer 12 December, 2012 @ 11:24 pm   270

Hi! since MK for Vita isn’t available in Germany, which game will receive the Plus users in its place?

awkward_ghost 12 December, 2012 @ 11:27 pm   271

@Shadowdragoon I have (the fantastic) Valkyria Chronicles 2 working on my Vita, transferred across from my PS3.

Does this not work anymore (I did it when I got my Vita at launch)?

Or did you mean you want to be able to buy and download on the Vita (understandable if you don’t have a PS3)?

NightRanma 12 December, 2012 @ 11:28 pm   272

I guess it’s good that we finally got some PSOne games that America has had for ages. Any word on when they’ll be playable on Vita?

Actually, is there any word when I might get to play Tomba 1& 2 on Vita? It’s been AGES, guys (at least for the first game it has). =\

Panos_GRE 12 December, 2012 @ 11:32 pm   273

Bring the WRC 3 free DLC tracks for the PS VITA to the greek store.
After having asked about this 3 times to be let know that you guys in the blog have no idea of the existence of this DLC in the store, I found it in the UK store. But due to SONY’s limitations I can’t transfer it to my Vita.

I paid for this game just like any other consumer from the UK and I am entitled to the DLC as well.
What sort of discrimination is this? Paying customers from the UK are more important than paying customers from smaller countries because their market is insignificant to SONY?
Is this how you treat your customers?

BetItAllOnBlack 12 December, 2012 @ 11:33 pm   274

Why is Spyro 2 being adverised everywhere as Gateway to Glimmer, even once installed but when you start it up it is Ripto’s Rage?



chris told people in the comments of the 12 deals post that you guys are getting lego batman 1 the psp title.



gateway to glimmer is the eu title and how it is known on the store but as its the usa title that downloads its actually called ripto’s rage as it was in the usa.

its the same game just a different name


I was wondering: any news on fighting games on Instant Game Collection here in Europe??

USA has got both KOF and SSFIV AE…

We already had more than enough fighting games too. Be it Virtua Fighter 5 or Brawler/Fighting games as The Simpsons, Double Dragon Neon, Scott Pilgrim etc.

RPGs, Strategy, Sims and Jump’n’Runs are underrepresented, not fighting games.

Siborg1994 13 December, 2012 @ 2:25 am   279

There is nearly no good ps2 games in the ps2 classics section, you should add “Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex”

Bradford1337 13 December, 2012 @ 2:52 am   280

I have a request. I am wondering if you can some how get Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 3 on the PSN store for EU. It was never released in EU but it was in AUS as pal. Its rare to find as a disk but if you could do the same as you did to spyro or just get the pal version on the store that would be great. I would love to finaly play it.


Aww, no Um Jammer Lammy for Vita support? I’m new to Vita, do PS1 games get updated sometimes to be compatible with Vita?

Another request for Parappa The Rapper 1 AND 2 for EU store 😀

Suzzopher 13 December, 2012 @ 6:20 am   282

Hopefully Under Defeat’s price is sorted today.

A few PS2 Classics suggestions for you to chase Jawad.

Gradius V
Castlevania Lament of Innocence
Mark of Kri
War of the Monsters


Oh man! OH MAN!

Not only are the Spyro games finally released but there’s also a bundle of all three for the price of two. Then there’s the long awaited Symphony of the Night and it’s actually the PAL version for a change. And then GTA: San Andreas, which is THE PS2 Classic. But what did You mean by that sentence “Following on from the hugely successful GTAIII and GTA Vice City comes GTA San Andreas”? Vice City hasn’t been released as a PS2 Classic yet. It sure as hell should be but it hasn’t.

TheEternalGamer 13 December, 2012 @ 7:02 am   284


Thanks for the answer!

Lozjudai 13 December, 2012 @ 7:08 am   285

Where is KOF13 and Deus Ex human revolution

Shadowdragoon 13 December, 2012 @ 8:17 am   286

I did mention before the the list that sideloading did not count, the game should not be limited to the ones whit a PS3 when its a PSP/Vita Game.

poggiepet 13 December, 2012 @ 9:03 am   287

Big Sky infinity won’t let me download the PS3 version – I am a plus member, downloaded for Vita first and now if I try to download the PS3 version it shows the correct version until the download screen, then changes it to the Vita version. Any way around this?

awkward_ghost 13 December, 2012 @ 9:04 am   288

@Shadowdragoon Fair enough, I just misunderstood. For what it’s worth, I agree completely!

The way Sony are treating the Vita it’s almost like they don’t actually want it to succeed sometimes… Stop making life hard for your loyal and paying customers Sony!

TrueMurton 13 December, 2012 @ 9:23 am   289

Think this is more a question for Fred than anyone else to be honest.

What are the chances of the blog properly detailing that content is missing and why? Take Dishonoured for example, Bethesda clearly missed the submission deadline for Europe, it can’t be anything more serious if the release date of next week is set in stone, “problem on their end” is just code to cover their rather stupid mistake.

I can’t help but think that if SCEE didn’t protect every developer and publisher that messes something up there’d be nobody blaming SCEE for things outside of their control and there’d be an incentive for devs to get it right first time. 3 out of the five Walking Dead episodes were delayed because TellTale didn’t hit submission deadlines or left certification failure bugs in the game, they were protected by SCEE’s vow of silence throughout. The announced global release date for CS:GO was nearly four months ago and Valve are still being protected. Perhaps if these screw ups were detailed here developers and publishers would pay the due diligence required to make sure they get their content out in all planned territories on their planned dates.

Just a thought.


Can’t find Castlevania Symphony of the night on the swedish store. Any resan why?


Can’t find Castlevania Symphony of the night on the swedish store. Any reason why?

ActiveSparkles 13 December, 2012 @ 9:54 am   292

any news on netflix vita app?


Web store is worthless: gives “The Sony Entertainment Network Store is not currently supported by this browser.” on every browser I have – Opera, FireFox, even with IE8 user agent spoofed.

Mauro8911 13 December, 2012 @ 10:42 am   294

Hi ^^ I have a suggestion: can you put the original translation on PAL UK and NTSC classics on games that had good translation or make a new translation for the games that had not very good translation as italian Wild Arms? All this maybe applying a patch or an update. Thanks in advance ^^ .

LolMunnchy 13 December, 2012 @ 10:56 am   295

Fantastic! The rocksmith content is up 🙂

Any news on the other songs? I know the Xbox store updated with a few misc singles this week, will those be up too? I only ask, because they’ve appeared sporadically in the past, without me noticing them in the Blog update.

The only reason I can think of why Castlevania SOTN is not available in Sweden, but in the rest of Europe is because the PSN Store is a piece of crap.


Why can’t I find Castlevania: SotN on the store?

Nothing when you search!
Nothing under lastest!

[DELETED] is going on?!

I have waited ~5 years for that game too land on EU-store. I won’t wait a sec more!

/best regards.

hoodamman 13 December, 2012 @ 11:11 am   298

Thanks for finally getting the Spyros and Symphony of the Night on the store! Picked up both. I am having some pretty serious slowdown with at least Spyro 2, haven’t played the others yet so I’m not sure about them. Will there be fixed versions available, like you did for Tombi and Alundra?

Also, where’s the Metal Gear Rising demo? PS Access keeps saying Nov 30th o_o

Flying-Muttley 13 December, 2012 @ 11:21 am   299

Symphony of the Night now seems to be showing up on the Vita store.

This is good news.

spagetti69 13 December, 2012 @ 11:42 am   300

Yep I can confirm SoTN is up via Vita store, in UK at least.
Thanks to those responsible.

Maybe Resi2 soon? Lol.


Symphony of the Night is NOT on the SWEDISH store, you have to fix this fast.

I repeat, Symphony of the Night is NOT ON THE SWEDISH STORE


Agarest Zero is still 24,99 € 🙁

supersmith2500 13 December, 2012 @ 12:19 pm   304

@Swedish users:
I already passed this message on to Konami on Twitter for the reason, once I get the answer or info, I’ll inform you. Don’t know why it’s not on the Swedish store yet while it’s there for other countries.


Good job supersmith.

I also twittered konami, fred dutton and PS EU.
I suggest more people do the same to get this silly mistake fixed as quickly as possible.


doubt anyone will read this 7 pages in but I would like to know when the EU (UK) will be getting Suda51’s The Black Knight?

also there seemed to be some issue with trying to download Big Sky Infinity (chose a version vita or ps3 – that should be made clear in the heads up update)

Catkiller1 13 December, 2012 @ 12:46 pm   307

@ Izorpo

It’s already LIVE within the store fella!

There’s a Trial & the unlock is £7.99.

Catkiller1 13 December, 2012 @ 12:47 pm   308

Also if you select the PS3 version of Big Sky Infinity & checkout the VITA version appears too! Bizarre??

Ryusennin 13 December, 2012 @ 12:50 pm   309

“hassle-free purchasing”

Interesting how Sony themselves recognize the webstore works much better than the crappy PS3 interface.

However, just so you know, the webstore doesn’t work on any browser other than IE. Under Chrome and Firefox, it’s stuck on a black page.


i downloaded spyro trilogy last night on my vita and i got so far on spyro on my save but when i have gone back to it this morning to play again the save is still there and the game knows there’s a save on the memory card but it doesn’t show up on the game when i try to load it shows that there is no saves in the 3 slots.

anyone know of a way to fix this please ?

hanzo1980 13 December, 2012 @ 1:28 pm   311

hello , can i talk to Jawad or anyone in charge?

i talked to grasshopper inc. u know the makers of SINE MORA , they released a game called BLACK KNIGHT SWORD on USA store and i was told it is on EUROPE store also , i looked around , it is not found under the new games nor the search , but when i snooped around the shop , i found the picture of it and it is priced $12.99 but when i press the icon it say content not available.
i want the game , can u look into it? some help please?

hanzo1980 13 December, 2012 @ 1:30 pm   312

it is there , the game can be seen and not purchased , i am also having the the same problem with big sky but it seems if u buy the ps3 version then u get both versions and the unlock key!


@ Catkiller and Hanzo1980

cheers for that- I was going to pick the vita version but being able to play on both is nice. I just added the vita version to my download list to download when I open my vita at x-mas

that’s also odd if says $12.99 as The Black Knight was listed on US blog post as being $9.99. I saw on Eurogamer that it was suppose to be out in EU but then noticed it says released on xbla and no mention of psn. I haven’t checked psn today but I couldn’t find it yesterday.

hanzo1980 13 December, 2012 @ 1:43 pm   314


look well in the store , go to GAMES-PS3 and when all those big icons of games show up , on the second page u will find it , it is there and priced as $12.99 on the europe store….just can’t get it!

hanzo1980 13 December, 2012 @ 1:48 pm   315

i checked

go to the store

select GAME – PS3 – LATEST and then scroll to the second panell , on the bottom left of the screen u will see BLACK KNIGHT SWORD $12.99 if u select it then the screen will say THIS CONTENT CANNOT BE SELECTED AT THIS TIME , this is pure sony crap as always , the only game i want they mess it up , like they did with SINE MORE and also UNDER DEFEAT HD did not get a discount as far as i can tell.
it is official , this new store sucks , it is buggy as heck!



Agreed – the new store is appalling more steps to checkout, not able to search properly for items (limited by input characters) and the desire to browse has been taken away. Not to mention that if you have forgotten the name of a game (or correct spelling) or wanting to browse a specific genre (they are incomplete).

Interesting that the Japanese store hasn’t received a “makeover”, but then I don’t think the Japanese would tolerate such a shambolic style over substance interface. Whoever designed the new store didn’t grasp the first rule of graphic design and that’s creating and ease of use interface (my husband is a graphic designer).

Personally I think Sony is in some strange competition with Microsoft to produce confusing store front ends or who can place the most ads on a single page (Microsoft is winning). To be it seems the store was designed by someone in a heightened manic state while eating large quantities of amphetamines.


Still many festive offers on store with discount being applied – looks like tech teem’s already on holiday, eh?

Thimie_Xegon 13 December, 2012 @ 4:34 pm   318

Seems to be a problem with my PSN Castlevania: Symphony of The Night is not there at all. Have searched both on the web based PSN and on the PS3 but cant find it att all. :S


Hi, when I download ps3 version of big sky infinity it downloads vita version.

Also unrelated but I can not download ps3 version of motorstorm RC for free even though I bought the ps3 version. It’s not on my download list or anything.


Sorry I meant I bought vita version of Motorstorm RC (I bought it on launch weekend).


Swedish, no Castlevania, when?


A whole day has passed and no Castlevania, no answer, suprising.

Swedish people who want to get this fixed fast, write something about it in every future post on this blog to make them open their eyes. Also spread the word through twitter.


anunnakid 13 December, 2012 @ 9:46 pm   323

I confirm, No Castlevania…………
Furthermore, there is some strange link that takes you to a freakin ps3 dynamic theme.
Who screwed this up in Sweden or was this error made in the Uk, either way, fix it.


Sony Playstation I want to thank you!!!! THANKS 😀

We finally got the Playstation 1 Spyro series in the PS Store… it’s unbelievable. Thanks! Also thanks for San Andreas.

But what do we have to, to get Bomberman Fantasy Racing???! The American PS Store have had that game for years now… for years and we still don’t have it. It’s not available in the EU PS Store… why 🙁 ? hurts in my heart.. that game is big and sold alot. It’s not the normal Bomberman we know.. it’s a unique racing game.. BIG!.


Sony Playstation I want to thank you!!!! THANKS 😀

We finally got the Playstation 1 Spyro series in the PS Store… it’s unbelievable. Thanks! Also thanks for San Andreas.

But what do we have to, to get Bomberman Fantasy Racing???! The American PS Store have had that game for years now… for years and we still don’t have it. It’s not available in the EU PS Store… why 🙁 ? hurts in my heart.. that game is big and sold alot. It’s not the normal Bomberman we know.. it’s a unique racing game.. BIG!.

Hawker198824 13 December, 2012 @ 11:48 pm   326

Any news on whether any of these titles will get released on the EU PSN store?

Chrono Trigger
Chrono Cross
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Legend of Dragoon

Where is The BORDERLANDS 2 DLC That The Americans Got This Week ?

ReNeGaDe124UK 14 December, 2012 @ 8:23 am   328

You forgot to apply the discount for Under Defeat HD. It’s still £29.99. Please fix it, I want to buy the game!

ReNeGaDe124UK 14 December, 2012 @ 8:25 am   329

You forgot to apply the discount for Under Defeat HD. It’s still £29.99, when it should be £15.99 and £9.59 for Plus members. Please fix it, I want to buy the game!


Ok now you have clearly read the comments Fred, yet you or someone else still has to adress the problem that SOTN isnt on the Swedish store, atleast tell us what is going on.

must-be-fr33 14 December, 2012 @ 10:02 am   331

please help I have error download stop in 74%

cannot resume .

hanzo1980 14 December, 2012 @ 10:25 am   332

@fred dutton

really people? is it that hard for u to just answer a question?
i mean u literaly answered everyone about petty questions like discounts and SOTN and u failed to read my complaint?
where is DARK KNIGHT SWORD? can u just reply? please? i mean come on , it is rude , 2 days and no answer!


This is a story,part 1, a first world problem but since I live in the first world(Sweden) a problem it still is.

I have been a avid Playstation fan forever. Having multiple versions of the same consoles. Pal/US/Japanese, never did it bother me really that I had to have all these consoles for ps one/x/2 same for the psp and vita, to much of a hassle to format and switch SD cards. I have bought ps+ until the middle of 2015 since I heard Sony might only support it until then. I haven’t really asked for anything since I could always buy my stuff on whichever Sony console the game came to. But suddenly Sony Eu started shaping up. They released a lot of games on their PSN, I didn’t need to import anymore. Joyous occasion.


part 2:
Now I see that Castlevania SOTN world is finally coming BACK to the EU store, I bought it a few years back. Never could re-download it though since in my folly when upgrading from Sonys standard 320Gb to the 500Gb I didn’t bother with the backup since this time I would only dl the game I actually played and not have 400+ games whereas I only would play 10-20 of them. But back to point my Castlevania Sword of the New World. I have it laying in it’s original casing, with manuals and everything. But not a single console has survived the ravages of time that can play the game. Considered just buying a “new” one. But should I really? @PlaystationEu and this blog has informed me that it Should be released over the whole European region. And considering that I bought the game 2-3 years back on PSN why should i? Why have non of you ever answered my plea for help? Why can’t I download a game I already bought on PSN? Should I be content with this level of support? Should I deem PlaystationEu fools? Should I just deem you all as egocentric people who couldn’t care less about customers who doesn’t hail from a larger country in the European region?


part 2:
Now I see that Castlevania SOTN world is finally coming BACK to the EU store, I bought it a few years back. Never could re-download it though since in my folly when upgrading from Sonys standard 320Gb to the 500Gb I didn’t bother with the backup since this time I would only dl the game I actually played and not have 400+ games whereas I only would play 10-20 of them. But back to point my Castlevania Sword of the New World. I have it laying in it’s original casing, with manuals and everything. But not a single console has survived the ravages of time that can play the game. Considered just buying a “new” one. But should I really?


Part 3:
@PlaystationEu and this blog has informed me that it Should be released over the whole European region. And considering that I bought the game 2-3 years back on PSN why should i? Why have non of you ever answered my plea for help? Why can’t I download a game I already bought on PSN? Should I be content with this level of support? Should I deem PlaystationEu fools? Should I just deem you all as egocentric people who couldn’t care less about customers who doesn’t hail from a larger country in the European region?
Please don’t make me hate you, I’m to old and too lonely to start hating. Just give me something, a bone, a comment, anything that shows that you actually exist and are at least trying to do something.

Best regards one of your most loyal customers through the last 20 years.

TLDR; Bought Castlevania SOTN, Saiyuki on psn a few years back, switched ps3 hdd and system, same account, couldn’t download it again, asked for support but been ignored for the past year. Live in small Nordic country called Sweden.


Part 4:
@PlaystationEu and this blog has informed me that it Should be released over the whole European region. And considering that I bought the game 2-3 years back on PSN why should i? Why have non of you ever answered my plea for help? Why can’t I download a game I already bought on PSN? Should I be content with this level of support? Should I deem PlaystationEu fools? Should I just deem you all as egocentric people who couldn’t care less about customers who doesn’t hail from a larger country in the European region?
Please don’t make me hate you, I’m to old and too lonely to start hating. Just give me something, a bone, a comment, anything that shows that you actually exist and are at least trying to do something.


Best regards one of your most loyal customers through the last 20 years.

TLDR; Bought Castlevania SOTN, Saiyuki on psn a few years back, switched ps3 hdd and system, same account, couldn’t download it again, asked for support but been ignored for the past year. Live in small Nordic country called Sweden.


Best regards one of your most loyal customers through the last 20 years.

TLDR; Bought Castlevania SOTN, Saiyuki on psn a few years back, switched ps3 hdd and system, same account, couldn’t download it again, asked for support but been ignored for the past year. Live in small Nordic country called Sweden.


I’m sorry for the multiple texts but the browser informed me it was to long to post so just cut out some and posted again and never saw the multiples, and can’t edit. So sorry.

hanzo1980 14 December, 2012 @ 11:36 am   341

still waiting….

hanzo1980 14 December, 2012 @ 11:38 am   342

still waiting for an answer for DKS!


Hitman Absolution £20 in Tescos


Found and starter downloading Castlevania SOTN a few minutes ago on the swedish store

AmmooR_KSA 14 December, 2012 @ 1:59 pm   345

Why GTA SA Not available in Saudi Arabia , UAE ?

darkhorus15 14 December, 2012 @ 2:20 pm   346


The slowdowns during gameplay in the Spyro Classics can be explained as such: since the Spyro games we got are the American/NTSC versions, it means that their native resolution is 480i (as opposed to 576 for the PAL versions), but HDMI cables don’t support that resolution (480i), not even American hdmi cables do, so they have the exact same problem. This means that there are extra conversions to be made, which may slow down gameplay at some points every now and then.

This can be fixed by adding support for 480i to the ps3 or hdmi cables, or improving the ps3’s de-interlacing process.

I would say buy yourself a component cable, but European component cables don’t have 480i either, only American ones.

So there’s really nothing that can be done about this on the customer’s level.

ChairyBoyArmy 14 December, 2012 @ 3:19 pm   348

please could we get Warriors ps2 classic , i miss it so much.
Thanks all


Probably this goes unnoticed, but I have try.

Bought Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Complete Edition and it says it is Trial-version and tells you to buy full version. I thought that I did buy full version when I bought Complete Edition????

Me not happy!

Newcloud 14 December, 2012 @ 4:13 pm   350

Hi, just wondering if oddworld strangers wrath HD vita is coming next week and how much will it cost? Thanks! 🙂


So can you explain to us,why black ops 2 season pass is only £32 on Xbox live,and £41.99 on ps store,that’s false advertising as the websites say £32 on ps3 and Xbox,might as drop price it cause no one in there right minds would pay £41.99 for maps Jawad.

supersmith2500 14 December, 2012 @ 10:06 pm   352

Yes it should along with Munch’s Oddysee (Yes also for Vita too) and should be around under £10 for each game. After I saw JAW’s Twitter info.


Since there is no official update.

SOTN is now on the Swedish store. Took a few days but it really shows that you have to alert them when problems like these appears, anyway, happy sotn-night everybody.

X_Queeny_X 15 December, 2012 @ 5:07 am   354

I have a problem ..
it’s about Batman: Arkham City and the other PS plus free games .
why it’s make me go back to the store to charge me !!?

I’m a plus member ..
can u help please ?


X_Queeny_X 15 December, 2012 @ 5:13 am   355

^ No need to answer I solved it XD

must-be-fr33 15 December, 2012 @ 12:20 pm   356

please help me

download gta san andreas five times but all Every time download same error

74% download error
an error occurred during the download operation

Who told him about the problem ?

magnato123 15 December, 2012 @ 3:33 pm   357

gta san andreas work on psvita ?

supersmith2500 15 December, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   358

How much space do you have left?

PS3 only I’m afraid.


Would any of the Sony peeps please explain why the Fight for Fortune DLC (UK PSN Store) is priced as it is?

Basically, anyone who bought the game on release and now wishes to purchase the DLC will be paying more than those who buy the Game/DLC package.

Yes, it’s a matter of pence but still, seems like a silly way to reward the gamers who wanted the bare bones game before the DLC was released.


As far as the Spyro trilogy is concerned: V. happy it’s on there but why do we have the US versions? It’s not a big deal but the save files I still have on my PS3 from when I had the EU versions on discs don’t seem to work with the download versions.

Is there any way around this so I can pick up where I left off on my PSP?

must-be-fr33 15 December, 2012 @ 10:25 pm   361

I have 92GB free

Question, how does sony decide which ps1 and ps2 game to make available on the psn store? It would be nice to be able to vote for games which players want on psn, I would vote for Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

sa3oodey 25 December, 2012 @ 8:36 am   363

Hello and Merry Christmas!

I know I’m a bit late but I haven’t been connected for sometime, let me start by saying that this update is brilliant, I’ll defiently be picking up the Spyro Trilogy and Umjammer Lammy, but one thing that is bugging me and many others in my region is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas not being available.

How come? Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is very popular here, I can walk up to anyone on the street, ask a question about San Andreas and get a very detailed answer, opting it out from our reach is a bad move.

Is there a reason for not putting up on the UAE and the KSA Playstation Stores that we should know of?