‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update, 16th January 2013


First up this week, face your inner demon in Capcom’s newest entry into the Devil May Cry series. Streamlined controls, accessible gameplay and crazy combos make this a familiar yet different experience.


Elsewhere on the Store, 8-bit nostalgic throwback Retro City Rampage warps open-world carjacking BACK TO THE… ’80s.

Play story missions and arcade challenges! ‘Borrow’ vehicles and outrun the law while mowing down pedestrians! Jump on civilians for coins, or use them for target practice with weapons and POWER-UPS!

Retro City Rampage isn’t the only PS Vita game this week, nuh-uh! It’s been a long time coming but Sumioni: Demon Arts is at last available and we’ve also got Orgarhythm and Earth Defence Force 2017 releasing as well.

Don’t forget, our January Sale is still going on, with some new offers going up. Check out Chris’ post for all the info!

Whether you’ll be racking up style points in DmC, saving the world in Earth Defence Force 2017, or maybe playing other games, have a great week!

New PlayStation Network 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

  • Jet Set Radio (Vita) – 100% off
  • Derrick The Deathfin – 30% off
  • Rocksmith – Classics Pack – 20% off
  • Rocksmith – Metal Gear + Megadeth – 20% off
  • Rocksmith – Alternative Rock Pack – 20% off


Between 21st and 24th January we are giving UK Plus members exclusive access to buy Resident Evil: Retribution here first. It will be available on Sony Entertainment Network before anywhere else.

As a PlayStation Plus subscriber we are giving you the opportunity to take advantage of this exclusive offer. We’ve seen a phenomenal response over the years to the Resident Evil franchise from the PS Plus community, and wanted to give you something back to say thank you.

To view the trailer or buy the film, please log in via your PlayStation or on and head to the PlayStation Plus category, or search Resident Evil: Retribution.

PS3 games

DmC Devil May Cry
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All


The King Of Fighters XIII: Gold Edition
Price: £23.99/€29.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


Retro City Rampage
Price: £8.99/€11.25
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany, New Zealand


PSVita games

Earth Defense Force 2017
Price: £34.99/€39.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE


Retro City Rampage
Price: £8.99/€11.25
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand



Sumioni: Demon Arts
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE


Pick of the Crop – Farm Frenzy Bundle
Price: £2.79/€3.49
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand



Well Rounded Player
Price: £2.79/€3.49
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand




Borderlands 2
Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt
Prices: £6.49,€7.99
Availability: All

Far Cry 3
Deluxe Bundle DLC (£7.99/€9.99)
High Tides (Free)
Availability: Not available in Turkey



Gran Turismo 5
2014 Corvette Stingray Final Prototype ’13
Prices: Free
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/€2.39
Availability: Not available in Turkey


Access TV

Availability: GB only

Mad Dog Mccree

Availability: Not available in Turkey

Planets Under Attack

Availability: All

Dust 514

  • The Endless Arsenal Of Dust 514

Availability: Not available in Germany

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Hello Jawad,

How are ya? Hope all good 🙂

I keep asking this question every week, I have never felt so let down with Playstation since 1995, so I’ll ask again and try my luck this time.

Is there any update regarding Uncharted 2 (digital) DLC map packs incompatibility? We’ve been asking for a response non stop in the community forums here. We keep e mailing customer care and when we’re lucky enough to get a reply we get stuff like “we request you to please wait”. I have waited four long months for this, me and everyone else who bought Uncharted 2 digitally are very frustrated, why is this title even still on sale if it’s broken and cannot recognize DLC? The very same DLC that it’s bundled with?

I still have little patience inside, and I believe in you Jawad.

Thank you.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 3:07 pm    

    I haven’t heard anything else on this but I’ll see what I can find out, if anything.

Playtoy_17 16 January, 2013 @ 3:00 pm   2

Hi Jawad

Please Answer

Any chance we will get Closure, Minecraft and Trials Evolution?

P.S. is The Cave coming next week? As it has been announce for the 23rd Jan?

Many Thanks

Any sign of Skyrim dlc coming our way soon m8y?

Splutterbug 16 January, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   4

Any chance of seeing the Netflix app for Vita in the UK?


looks like it’s only jetset radio and RCR for me this week, how much will RE:R be and will the 3D version be available on this ps+ offer as well?

ShogunDarius 16 January, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   6

EDF is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY overpriced. I’m a huge fan of the series but with that price I won’t even consider it. Sumioni, RCR and Orgarhythm are way better priced in there respective areas. Even 34.99 would have been a bit high at retail, and Namco can’t blame retail on this. it’s all them.

smallgaffer 16 January, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   7

Wake up club delayed?

@ Jawad (1/2):

Hi Jawad! How are you? As for me, I have something else to say about the Spyro trilogy: I literally devoured it, reaching 100% completion in each games within a single week. Suffice to say, you can tell I’ve been waiting for it for a while!

So, you said in your post about the Spyro trilogy (either that or the 12th of December one) that you wanted us to ask for more titles. Well… there are four games I’d really love to have on my handheld. Namely:

1) Crash Bash, which is often requested here. Personally, the game lacking the “Naughty Dog factor” is very noticeable, but still, it was a very respectable swan song for Crash on the PS1 nonetheless.

(continues in next post)

When are pre-orders going up for Dead Space 3 & Aliens:Colonial Marines ?


sasukeluffy 16 January, 2013 @ 3:06 pm   10

Hey, when are we getting Black Ops 2 Nuketown Zombies? I have the season pass and nuketown zombies was supposed to come this month. Where is it?

AlexPSN89 16 January, 2013 @ 3:06 pm   11

@ Jawad (2/2):

2) Chocobo Racing, Squaresoft’s (now Square-Enix’s) “Final Fantasy Racing” game. The game may pale in comparison with Crash Team Racing, but I really used to enjoy it back in the day.

3) Hogs Of War, which may be tricky to get on our Store given it’s an Infogrames title and therefore the publisher holding its IP is Atari, but still, it’d be awesome to see here.

4) Destrega, arguably my most obscure request, as it’s a fantasy-themed fighter by Koei, and a lesser-known predecessor to their Dynasty Warriors franchise.

These are my requests, but don’t worry if there are still problems about them. As I previously said, the Spyro games will make up for any wait, no matter how long it is. 😉 See ya!


I thought Derrick The Deathfin should be 50% off not 30% off for PlayStation Plus members?


Jet Set Radio for the Vita goes free today on PS+?



When will the english version of munch’s oddysee be released on the belgian/flemish store, its way past the release date now…

almighty-slayer 16 January, 2013 @ 3:07 pm   15

Another week with nothing for me.

diogompereira 16 January, 2013 @ 3:07 pm   16

Where’s my free megaman 10? Or atleast a discount 🙁


Isn’t Derrick the Deathfin 50% off for PS Plus members?

SpitelordDekka 16 January, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   18

Retro City Rampage is Cross-Buy, right?


Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm is not available for us (many countries).

Yeah, lots of Vita content really as it’s said in your Twitter account: 2 games.


Just wondering if the Derrick The Deathfin price reduction is correct?

States 50% off for plus members on the January sale update post.


Hey Jawad,

Do you have an update on the release of Munch’s Oddysee over here in Belgium? We had to wait for the French translation (which is a bit sad for us northern Belgians from the Dutch language store, who play their games in English anyway)…

Anyway, a free Jet Set for me, picking up Borderlands 2 DLC with my season pass (still have to finish that bugger btw, haven’t even fired Capt Scarlett up yet 🙁 ) and have a blast from the past with retro City!


Angry Bird trio shows up in the psvita section, you should take it off.

AussieOutsider 16 January, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   23

[DELETED]… waited so long for Retro City Rampage to finally come out in the PAL markets and find out it’s not available in Australia – What a Load of [DELETED]

So what’s the reasoning behind that?

Phantom_Blaze 16 January, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   24


Hey Jawad!

Please can you add the Assassin’s Creed 3 Avatars to the PS Store, as America has had them since June last year.

Also, why is it taking so long for Wake Up Club, America had it this week, it’s an app made by you, so what’s the hold up?


RagingAvatar 16 January, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   25

When’s Wake Up Club being released in Europe?


Is it me or are these updates getting worse are you even trying to get the stuff we ask for Jawad no avatars,well nothing for me this week then.


Can you explain to us why Earth Defense Force is £35 despite it being a port of a budget priced Xbox 360 game and despite it being £25 on the US PSN and despite you saying it would be £32 yesterday? I certainly will no longer be buying it


borderlands 2 dlc
normal we get dlc map nuke town this week if we have season pas = when?

Silent_Gig 16 January, 2013 @ 3:10 pm   29

Brilliant update, any idea when dokoro and ragnarok is coming?

Mr_Pickle 16 January, 2013 @ 3:11 pm   30

Why isn’t Retro City Rampage available in Australia. Are we likely to see it soon?

dominater444 16 January, 2013 @ 3:11 pm   31

hello Jawad,any chance that we get the Sly Cooper thieves in time demo for ps+ next week like the US is getting?i really cant wait anymore! Sly FTW! 70 days left! and maybe over a week the demo!


I’m counting on you Jawad, please update me as soon as you find out what’s wrong with Uncharted 2 (digital)


OMG seriously? No Sumioni:Demon Arts OR Orgarythm…. I was really looking forward to these 2 especially since they had good prices.

The week I thought was going to be an awesome psvita week now is just a boring with an overpriced game and an retro game. On top of that we donät even have PSM that could have made the week look a little better.

Nightmare966 16 January, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   34

Hi Jawad, I have some questions I hope you can answer for me today:

1 – This is about LBP2 DLC Tron Evolution Minipack. I purchased it on December and noticed that it didn’t give me the Vita version DLC. I checked the Store and it seems it isn’t there, neither, so we have a missing DLC case here. Any chance you can take a look about it?

2 – I’ve seen that the US Store released yesterday an Injustice: Gods Among Us theme, and was hoping to see it on today’s update (alas, no luck 🙁 ) do you know if it’s been submitted for EU? Otherwise I’ll try to contact WB to see if they can help.

3 – Another case of missing DLC. I’ve noticed that the Prototype 2 RADNET Pass isn’t available for purchase, but I’m pretty sure it should be up for 9.99€ (I guess this one is because of Activision, since I haven’t seen it on any Store Update post).

(to be continued)

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 3:30 pm    

    I’ve raised the issue of LBP DLC.

    We may or may not get the theme for Injustice, I can’t confirm anything at the moment though.

    RADNET is in-game content.

jos3moreira 16 January, 2013 @ 3:15 pm   35

Nothing useful for VITA.

When do you guys offer the top games PSP for VITA? Instead of releasing some crappy ones (sorry, this month is really bad for vita users).

BTW, when do we Portugueses get Youtube for VITA? I really cant believe we have no access yet. COME ON!

samuraidino 16 January, 2013 @ 3:15 pm   36


Yup,thats my week planned.

Also on an unrelated note,any chance of convincing Konami to release the MG Ac!d games on PSN? Itd be nice to have them on my vita


@kivi they are both there

Artemisthemp 16 January, 2013 @ 3:15 pm   38

#23 Wake Up Club release in EU the first week of February.

Nightmare966 16 January, 2013 @ 3:15 pm   39


4 – And the last one (which is more of a suggerence), do you think it’s possible to have the LBP DLC organised a bit like the US Store? They have all the costumes available for all versions available, and the festive/seasonal ones are not active unless the right date comes or you already own the other version DLC. I believe that would be really good for people with both, LBP2 and Vita 🙂

On the other hand, that DmC sure looks good!

That’s all from me, thanks in advance 🙂

Jucksalbe 16 January, 2013 @ 3:16 pm   40

Haha, lots of new Vita content, but only for half of Europe.
I guess the Vita version of RCR is also not available in Germany (says so for the PS3 version but not the Vita version)?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 3:31 pm    

    The RCR difference is being sorted out as I type this, so both should be available in Germany soon!

nicolajNN 16 January, 2013 @ 3:16 pm   41

Probably a better question for the XSEED guys, but do you why Sumioni is unavailable in so many countries, and whether we should it expect to get it later?


RCR and JSR for me and my Vita!

Any news on Dokoru coming out in the EU?
Also what’s happening with Resident Evil 2 PSone for the Vita??

SSJVEGETA2007 16 January, 2013 @ 3:17 pm   43

Just went on to the PS store on my Vita have I really just got Retro City Rampage for free?

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   44


I hate to be “that guy” but Jet Set Radio is borked on the Vita!!

Try and start a game or tutorial and it gets stuck in an infinite loop and just will not let you get off the menu screen (apart for about half a second)!!!

I am not the only one suffering from this problem either!

Please reply


Nazar_Ops 16 January, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   45

Any info on when Wake Up Club arrives? Its a freaking free app! Why isn’t it released over here?! I want an explanation, no English translation BS.

BTW, what a joke Suminoi (or whatever) isn’t available in Sweden, wow what a job. I do not regret at all bashing the Dev. He deserves it.


Jawad, can you help me?

I bought Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Complete Edition for Vita and it says it is trial version and tells me to buy full version. I thought that I did buy full version when I bought Complete Edition?
I have tried to reload it again directly from Vita and via PS3, but that doesn’t help. Also Vita Store doesn’t know I have bought the game. PS3 Store does know, and I can see U:FfF in download list in Vita Store and PS3 Store.

I have tried to contact customer support via email (five times so far), but I have not recived any reply from them (customer support).

Frankly I don’t know what to do.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 3:41 pm    

    Sadly there isn’t anything I can do on my end. I would recommend giving customer service a phone call to explain the problem and they’ll be able to see what the issue may be. Sorry 🙁

Carnivius_Prime 16 January, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   47

I bought Retro City Rampage. Feels nice to finally play it on my PS3 rather than my friend’s cruddy PC. And I loves me some proper retro pixel art and music.

KillaT2501 16 January, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   48

4 good looking VITA games in one week!

Vigilante89 16 January, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   49

Hi, Dino crisis 2 is a hard game to buy :(. What are the chances of it ending up on the store? Just for me 😉

ste_the_legend 16 January, 2013 @ 3:21 pm   50

Hey Jawad,

Any idea when Europe will get the NBA 2K13 All-Star Game DLC that the US got last week?

Keep up the good work 🙂

Artemisthemp 16 January, 2013 @ 3:21 pm   51

Any news on when Corpse Party: Book of Shadows will release in EU?


Will Resident Evil Retribution be available everywhere, or just the countries that have the video store? (We’re still waiting on that by the way in the NL…)

AlucardDHK 16 January, 2013 @ 3:21 pm   53

Plenty of Vita love this week. I’ve been playing RCR since the store updated, almost a couple of hors ago. Awesome game and worth waiting for.

Bu i have to complain about EDF price tag. 39.99€ for a handheld game is too much (don’t get em started on DS/3DS prices or i’ll be here all afternoon). And EU is getting shafted when it comes to prices. The physical bonus edition (included DLC codes) of Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed (great game BTW) sold for 29.99USD (that’s 22.57€), while the regular edition in the EU PSN was priced at 39.99€. That’s almost twice the price. I know Sony can’t force prices on developers, but c’mon…

I’m all for developers getting paid for their work, but EDF is a port of a budget game that came out almost 5 years ago. I simply can’t justify the price tag on that. Stranger’s Wrath HD did it right. Graphics updated and reasonable price.

Universquall 16 January, 2013 @ 3:21 pm   54

4 Vita games in one week. That’s great. Oh wait I’m Australian. So 75% of the content is unavailable to me. What the?


seriously is that it wheres wrestlefest wheres any good games, king of fighters 13 is an addition is it, its a fiver in my local shop. ive had £50 pound voucher loaded since xmas looks like its going unused again god knows why i bought a vita


I’d be excited about River City Rampage FINALLY hitting PSN months after everywhere else.

But at this point it’s already been out AND discounted like crazy on steam, so who in their right mind would buy it now? 😀



But my point still stands! 😀

winkelwagentje 16 January, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   58

Is Sumioni not available in the Netherlands or is that an error? 🙁

Orgarhythm and Sumioni are both Xseed, and the Netherlands is the only difference in the availability list. Also Belgium and Luxembourg aren’t in there… we usually go hand in hand with them.


46# Lucky you guys.. atleast SCEE care about 1 country.


How long until Sony will fix that stupid submission process for games?

Sumioni not available in Poland is SLAP in the face, for crying out loud it’s been more than a year and every single update part of the Europe is treated like… eh…

I think it’s time to hit EAHC ~_~

Liam_Croft 16 January, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   61

PS Plus for PS3 has pretty much gone down the drain, that’s 2 months in a row where the content has been absolutely abysmal. I will most certainly not be renewing if this trend continues.


pointed this out in the sale post but PulzAR which is listed in the sale isn’t in the store (neither via ps3 or vita)

Virtue’s Last Reward is in the plus discount section but there is not discount.

I was really looking forward to EDF 2017 (EDF 3) and was begrudgingly going to pay the £31.99 but to then have Namco decide that the price should be £34.99 is a bit much. This time we can blame the publisher as they have no intention of publishing physical media of the game and yet charge so much for it. It’s cheaper to import the physical media from Japan and that is with customs.

At least Sumioni was released at a reasonable price which I will purchase as XSeed should be supported.

I’m not saying EDF should be £7.99 but a price of £25 would have been acceptable. If the vita is to succeed then overpricing software not to mention the price of propriety memory cards is excessive at best. Digital media should never be more expensive than importing physical media.


Not beeing funny but waited for vita love for 4 weeks over and over u say we working on it I no feb is the vitas bday but US had loads on sales already and u can bet they will in feb to so y do we have to keep waiting that vita sale there is a sham mixed with the EDF ripoff today to and price changes im blown away by the lack of anything for the EU u must realy think of us as true mugs.on the outher hand tho the borderland sale is good and worth a look at roll on next year carnt wate to be rid of u sony and I no alot of people here feel the same
SONY FIX UR RIP OFF PRICES OR GET F£$%ED NEXT YEAR woooo we will get some vita love feb lol after feb will we need to hold on till its next bday for anything again. EDF class game bum price sony may not set the prices but they let them put them up so sony it is u and only u any word on Counter-Strike Global Offensive please


No Sumioni: Demon Arts? No Orgarhythm? You gotta be kidding 😐


jawad, is there something wrong with australia? surely retro city rampage would be allowed to be sold here? and what about those who bought the US version? is the cross buy thing a pal thing only?

tired of this store. i own well over 300 psn games alone and a lot lately ive been buying from the US because when PAL finally gets it, half the time AUSTRALIA misses out.

Grimm-Preacher 16 January, 2013 @ 3:32 pm   66

WTH!!! No Orgarhythm or Sumioni: Demon Arts for South Africa? What is the reason behind this? C’mon Sony!


Any news on if/when we will ever see Ragnarok Odyssey and Dokuro released here?


Hi Jawad, Is there going to be any news when “Wake Up Club” Is going to be released in the UK/Europe? As I believe the US got it yesterday in there store update

ParAGekKO 16 January, 2013 @ 3:33 pm   69

Any chance to get Sumioni: Demon Arts in germany?


Joy, another game that has a major push on the PSN Blog that doesn’t get released for Australia or New Zealand. Retro City Rampage, I’m talking to you. 🙁

4 Releases for the PS Vita, and only ONE is available for Australia and New Zealand.

2 mini releases, none of which is available in Australia or New Zealand

I don’t know why I bother looking forward to games coming out for my Vita any more, as almost all seem to skip Australia and New Zealand

Can Sony PLEASE do something to help Developers actually release games for us Australia and New Zealand paying customers?

David_Hazuki 16 January, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   71

Hi. Is the recently released PS1 classic Um Jammer Lammy going to be fixed? It works fine on PS3, but your character doesn’t make any sound when the game is played on a PSP or PS Vita. That’s a pretty big problem for a music rhythm game, and the American store’s version doesn’t have this problem. I really hope this problem will be adressed, because it’s one of my favourite games of all time, and having a properly working portable version (which is what I bought it for) would be a dream come true.


again wery disappointed to see two vita games not avail in Norway (and lots of other contries) cant understand why as we would be perfectly happy to get the uk version on our store, but somebody definetly does not want our money it looks) It actually makes me so sad preventing me from buying other games avail.. also on the vita store I would like you to specify better in the images for the title or atleast the name if its a mini or psp title, almost bought the 2 alware bundles today as I thought it was a Real vita game, luckely I read the description a bit more carefully before I checked the blog here.. I do not like this new direction where more and more games get excluded from many contries, not to mention psmobile or even videostore wich was promised years back, you say always you work hard, but I am sorry to say its not hard enough. work harder

PiccoroDaimaoh 16 January, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   73

That Jet Set Radio (Vita) link is wrong. It links to the PS3 version. The correct link is this one:!/pt-pt/jet-set-radio/cid=EP0177-PCSB00136_00-JETSETRADIODEMO0

green_shorts 16 January, 2013 @ 3:38 pm   74

What an appauling store update.. And still no youtube app? What a joke you are.. Typical eu crap!

AussieOutsider 16 January, 2013 @ 3:38 pm   75

Loving the fact that any question regarding Australia/New Zealand and Retro City Rampage or the Lack of Vita Content is being ignored…

SKIBADEE187 16 January, 2013 @ 3:38 pm   76

great update. one thing that would be great can we get more PS+PSNgamecards? the standard have loads to choose PS+ ones are only a few?

Demis_Denton 16 January, 2013 @ 3:39 pm   77

So far i am very happy with PsPlus for ps3. some nice discounts and great games on IGC. I gave bioshock 2 a chance and i really enjoyed it! Looking forward to february games.
AT this point i do not think i ll drop my subscription anytime soojn. on the contraray i renewd it on christmass for another 6 months. All 2013 is mine!

Phantom_Blaze 16 January, 2013 @ 3:40 pm   78

I will keep asking about the Assassin’s Creed 3 Avatars on each blog post until someone replies.

ryannumber3gamer 16 January, 2013 @ 3:40 pm   79

When will we be getting the PS All-Stars costumes? The US got them in December!

Luizelgespuizel 16 January, 2013 @ 3:40 pm   80

Why is the Xbox version of RCR 10 euro’s and the ps version 11 euro’s. Didnt the PS3 users already have salt in their wounds for the long wait ?

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 3:42 pm   81

@ PiccoroDaimaoh

I downloaded Jet Set Radio directly from the Vita store and it will not let you play a game or even start the tutorial!!

A reply from Chris Howe (as PS+ is his area) would be greatly appreciated!

Hell, a response from any SCEE employee on this matter would be nice….

Nemeth050506 16 January, 2013 @ 3:42 pm   82

Yeah!!! New Games for my Vita! Oh, wait they are Not available in my region :((( The only exceprion is an overpriced remake. Ohh happy day!!!

kingofscotland 16 January, 2013 @ 3:44 pm   83

Thanks for the hyperlinks – great to check out new content and then just click on hyperlink and purchase

Will be even better when auto download added so I don’t need to go to my purchased items on PS3 to download


Hi Jawad, interesting idea of offering early access to a movie for PS+ subscribers. Any indication of the price for this? Thanks.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:45 pm   85

This is a Joke yes?
retro city rampage was meant to be released on the Vita here in Australia and now you guys say it is not, when it clearly states on the dev website it will be released here…
Please respond, i am sick of waiting for games to come the Vita, that game looked good, now we get the shaft!!

Nazar_Ops 16 January, 2013 @ 3:46 pm   86

SCEE is balls, and way to go with deleting my comment, can’t even answer what’s the hold up with “Wake Up Club”. Maybe sort your garbage out and we will stop bashing you?


since im a ps plus member, meaning that im PAYING you to keep up your end of the bargain, it astounds me how you DONT want money. are you allergice to Australian currency or something? 1 out of 4 vita games, retro city rampage finally makes it and yet DOESNT come out in australia.

im getting REALLY f’ing tired of this crap. since im paying for a service that clearly doesnt mean squat. maybe we should start bringing up these issues to the fair trading departments to find out exactly when countries like australia, new zealand and other countries are being constantly ignored like we’re some third rate git.


Retro City Rampage has no classification in Australia or New Zealand thus cannot be released.

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 3:47 pm   89



You think that kind of talk is OK?!?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:48 pm   90

Also not to mention, according to Tweets by PlayStation Europe, they confirmed it was meant to be release for Australia for Vita (not PS3). Why do you like to screw us aussies around?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:49 pm   91

@89 – Mobile games are EXEMPT from classification, hence they were releasing it solely on the Vita. Go check the Devs website and our laws about mobile games before posting!

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 3:51 pm   92

Any reason why Australia STILL doesn’t get Retro City Rampage.. or much else? And by much else I mean, World of Mana (PSX) Suikoden (PSX) Legend of Dragoon (PSX) Castle Crashers DLC or Mortal Kombat 9?
Sorry to sound annoyed. I just got all worked up for RCR. I know it’s not your fault dude

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:52 pm   93

Look for AUS / NZ release! Thank you very much!

RemyX-1988 16 January, 2013 @ 3:52 pm   94

Sumioni: Demon Arts is not available for the Netherlands? Why not? First it doesn’t get a release date for Europe, and then when it does, it’s not available for my country? How is this possible? I’ve been waiting for this game…

Glad to see Retro City Rampage is finally there, thogh. And as a cross-buy title, it’s a great price! Also happy with Jet Set Radio on Vita being free to Plus members. Wasn’t keen on buying it twice…

The_Last_Ninja 16 January, 2013 @ 3:52 pm   95

How come that RCR on PSN Europe is the more expensive version from all around the world (STEAM, XBOXLIVE, PSN US) ?
Is this a crossbuy side effect ?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   96

Look for AUS / NZ release –

Thank you very much!

A_Nonny_Moose 16 January, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   97

Wow, quite a small update.

I’ll probably pick up Sumioni, but EDF (which I was really looking forward to) is stupidly overpriced.

AlexPSN89 16 January, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   98

@ Jawad:

Hoping it’s not too late to type this, have you seen my two comments in the last page? Thanks in advance.


@92 – That is the loophole the creator was using to release it on the Vita in Aus, But SCEE is following the guidelines of digital releases.

ZenSelai 16 January, 2013 @ 3:54 pm   100

Microsoft has ZERO issues getting games released in all regions. for some reason, YOU people do. maybe you should ring up Microsoft and ask them what the trick is. its [DELETED] 2013 and THIS [DELETED] still goes on.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:56 pm   101

@99 – Then why did PlayStation Europe confirm that it was being released here in Australia and New Zealand, it is also listed on the Devs website. You telling me it is false advertising?

Why did SCEE not announce prior to this update that AUS / NZ would not be getting it, instead of on the day!!

No communication = bad business

hitman_stephen 16 January, 2013 @ 3:57 pm   102

Would have got Earth Defence Force but ive just got too many games on the vita lately, filled by 32gb card 2 days after getting it :/ Its definately on my to-buy list but i need to finish what ive got first >_<

PoluSanzo 16 January, 2013 @ 3:58 pm   103

Sumioni: Demon Arts not for poland [DELETED]!!!

ZenSelai 16 January, 2013 @ 3:59 pm   104

im so [DELETED] tired of this crap. australia now has NO reason to refuse a games release due to the R18. but i guess RCR is SO bad they cant release it here.

you know what [DELETED] me off? every week you guys ADVERTISE these games like they are coming out to OUR region only to basically pull the carpet out from under us once the update goes live and say ‘har har too bad’.

again, Microsoft does it, PC/Steam does it, the hell is wrong with SCEE.


I am saddened to see half of Europe get shafted on content yet again. It seems to always be only for the things I want to play, too. My vita has essentially gone unused since I bought it this summer, and is in desperate need of content.

I was looking forward to Retro City Rampage, but due to the rampant delays, and the developer then essentially mocking everyone who was unhappy with the lack of communication both on this blog and on his twitter, I simply cannot give that guy my money. Too bad, because I was looking forward to playing that thing on my vita. I was contemplating buying it and rating it one star, but in the end I think the fairest thing to do is to boycott it outright.

Finally, I am of course saddened that XSEED as joined the list of companies that refuse to sell me content for what appears to be no reason whatsoever.

Martinsen_86 16 January, 2013 @ 3:59 pm   106

Hi Jawad.
Is there any news on Legend of Dragoon to Europe?

willbillbill 16 January, 2013 @ 3:59 pm   107

Sweet Jet set free on vita…thank you!

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 3:59 pm   108

@99 – Like i said, they can be exempt from the Classification if they sold it as a mobile game (Like iOS). The Dev did not want to fork out the money the submit it to our country, then at least tell us straight up we are not getting it, instead of this yo-yo effect!


Any news of the Medal Of Honor: Heroes games being added to the Vita store? The MOH:H games were great on the PSP and my Vita is screaming out for more FPS games. Thanks.

xPuppetx 16 January, 2013 @ 4:01 pm   110

@100- When did SCEE confirm it for release for the Vita in Australia?

I have only seen the Dev mention it.

k1ll1ng5pr33-NL 16 January, 2013 @ 4:02 pm   111

Where’s the Far Cry 3 ‘High Tides’ free co-op DLC?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   112

Jawad – i think you should start giving PS+ users free movie rentals (one a month) or something. Can you submit this to some one. It would prob make up for the lack of updates we receive in EU, especially AUS. You already charge us outlandish prices for content here in Australia, at least sugar coat our subs with something well worth it!

StefNighthawk 16 January, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   113

So, Resident Evil Retribution…
Available to all?
Compensation/alternative for those that do not have access to the Video Store?


A new year with an old question: WHERE IS RESIDENT EVIL 2? The game got pulled from the store by mistake. The guy who made the complaint already said he got the game working by using the touchscreen for changing discs. Put the game back in the store that i paid for. And don’t tell me it is being looked into. There is nothing to look into. The game WORKS!!!!!

ZenSelai 16 January, 2013 @ 4:04 pm   115

EVERY WEEK when it lists AU and NZ in the title of a game that they claim is coming out is false advertising. its misleading and can be brought up as such. since most of us are PS Plus users, we as paying customers are not getting the service as intended.

again, if microsoft and steam can do this as well as sony in america WHY WHY WHY is the pal market SO anal?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:04 pm   116

@107 – A tweet from PlayStation Europe, i asked if it being released here in Australia, he said YES! Then he said it would be the same price regardless we do not get the cross buy.

Like i said, they should not have listed it either on the website if it is not coming here, also SCEE should have said something sooner.

RSStation 16 January, 2013 @ 4:05 pm   117

The original getaway ps2 game please

ROBERTWARNES 16 January, 2013 @ 4:05 pm   118

CEO Kai Hirai recently said PS Vita sales were behind expectations, the system is dying and there is huge drought of games for the first half of 2013. And yet you make things even worst for your Australian and New Zealand consumers, by only giving us one of those four Vita games and none of those minis. I forgot Australia and New Zealand are two of the most developed and livable countries in the world. Yet we’re given the shaft time and time again. To my knowledge Sumioni and Orgarythm are only in English, yet you exclude three (including South Africa) of the few countries in PAL where English is actually an official/native language.

Paul Keating was right “Australia really is at the a**e end of the world”.

AshishSahoo 16 January, 2013 @ 4:05 pm   119

Hey Jawad,
Why isn’t Suminoni and Orgarhythm available in India? Was waiting for Orgarhythm.

StefNighthawk 16 January, 2013 @ 4:07 pm   120

oi, don’t let SCEE faceslap us some more will you.
Be glad you’ve got access to more services than most of the SCEE territories.

miky_magawolaz 16 January, 2013 @ 4:10 pm   121

€40 for EDF is absurd.
I understand it’s not a Sony product, but you guys shouldn’t be surprised if no one buy’s a €40 game in a world driven by €0.79 mobile games.
Namco, get it together. Sony, put some limitations to the price of PSN games or something.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:10 pm   122

@115 – could not have said it better myself. We have one of the best economics in today’s society. Our dollar is stronger then most countries and Australia’s games sales are through the roof. Yet SCEE decide we are not a good enough market to distribute to cause of our OFLC? Yet when they release a game here, they mark up the price, where i can get a physical copy for much cheaper then PSN. We do not get many PSN sales either, meaning titles like Far Cry 3 still sit there at $89.95 yet in store it is $59.95 (JB).
They must think we are stupid!!

Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 4:11 pm   123

Regarding RCR’s availability for AU/NZ, I’m looking into this now.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:14 pm   124

@117 – what is the point of having access to services when they supply nothing in those services but rubbish Mini games and crappy titles. If you are talking about PS Mobile, it really not that great, there is like 10 games, not worth it!

They have been face slapping us for the past several years! me and many others grow tired of SCEE boycotting AUS and NZ.

They use to list AUS prices, nope, not anymore! It’s like we are nothing!

Brodiesan 16 January, 2013 @ 4:14 pm   125

First, the good – Jet Set Radio for free on PS+ is a great offering.

Now, the bad (well, there’s lots of bad, from our antipodean comrades getting next to nothing and the EDF pricing, but let’s focus on…)

Between 21st and 24th January we are giving you exclusive access to buy Resident Evil: Retribution here first. It will be available on Sony Entertainment Network before anywhere else.

So, if I’m a PS+ member I get to rent this movie during these dates? What if the Video Store is not available in my country despite SCEE promising to roll it out to more regions back in 2009?

Wait, did SCEE just arrange another perk for a sub-set of “important” countries? Would you not be better offer investing this time in expanding core services rather than giving more to a select few?

SCEE’s priorities truly baffle me. I’d love to get a response on this. Do you understand why so many fans outside of the main countries are losing patience with PlayStation? Is this being communicated upwards? Do you care? If so, can we get a blog post on the state of the Video Store roll out and/or Mobile? Are we not entitled to something more than the perpetual “We’re working on it” comments?

GANTZn00b 16 January, 2013 @ 4:18 pm   126

why is the exclusive FAR CRY3 dlc not available for download in the store ??? this was the only thing i was looking forward , will this come later today ? please answer

ZenSelai 16 January, 2013 @ 4:18 pm   127

my youtube channel is BaldAtGames. please look it up, im doing a petition video to get anyone from the pal regions who have had enough to put their support behind the video and get sony to finally wake up and make good on what other countries/platforms have been doing for years.

Lethalx08 16 January, 2013 @ 4:19 pm   128

Is the fact there is WWE wrestlefest DLC on the store a hint the game is out next week ?

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 4:22 pm   129

Once again a problem has been fixed by a community member and NOT an ounce of help from any SCEE employee.

Thanks to TallPaul on the Vita forum!! 😉


With games not being released for Australian or New Zealand, I normally give the small developers a ‘pass’ on getting games rated for Australia. But the developer needs to be upfront about not releasing the game here.

RCR had a story here a couple of days ago, but didn’t mention that the game wasn’t coming out for Australia or New Zealand in the blog entry. 🙁

moriarty1975 16 January, 2013 @ 4:22 pm   131


It doesn’t seem to be on the “normal” store.

Start up FC3 and select Playstation store from the main menu, then you can download it.

ryannumber3gamer 16 January, 2013 @ 4:23 pm   132

I hope we get the PS All-Stars costumes next week, I really want Jak’s Old World costume and Sly’s Archer costume 😀

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 4:23 pm   133


Well any news of Australia seeing a release of Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition, Arcana Heart 3, Battle Fantasia, Crescent Pale Mist, Dream Chronicles, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD, Legasista or Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon on PSN any time soon?

Or Final Fantasy Origins, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Breath of Fire III and IV, Parasite Eve I, Megaman I and III, Xenogears, Wild Arms II, Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV, Grandia, Dino Crisis I, R-Type Delta, R-Types and Castlevania Chronicles for PSOne Classics? (Not Vita only like Breath of Fire III)
All of these games I have been waiting years for a re-release and a lot of other people too. No Chrono Trigger STILL. What has the world come to?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 4:34 pm    

    Some of those are brand license issues that prevent them seeing a release in AU. Some are just down to ratings.

mh637099 16 January, 2013 @ 4:24 pm   134

When will wipeout fusion and youtube come please reply

GANTZn00b 16 January, 2013 @ 4:25 pm   135

hey guys , found a solution for the far cry3 dlc which is nowhere to be found (or is it just the new psn store where everything is hard to find for me :D?) but you can click on the above link in this blog and purchase it online , then go back to your download list on ps3 and download , enjoy ! 😀



Sumioni is available as physical media – in Japan only so it’s not only in English but also Japanese.

GANTZn00b 16 January, 2013 @ 4:27 pm   137

@moriarty1975 thanks for the advice , found it out myself and didnt see your reply before posting mine

Aussieanima67 16 January, 2013 @ 4:27 pm   138

bwahahaha should have known aussie vita owners were gonna get the shaft. Only 1 vita game made it through, but its a ridiculously priced port. Nothing ever changes with you SCEE lot. Was planning on pawning my vita, and now there is no reason not to get rid of the oversized paper weight. Absolutely terrible job you folks are doing, so good on ya for bringing Sony down from the inside.


Hi Jawad/Fred

Any update on the eu/uk black ops 2 season pass pricing issue?

(sorry if this is a double post- my other one appears to have disappeared)

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:28 pm   140

@130 – exactly, it would have been a perfect time to say “Hey you Aussie bums, you are not getting the game, deal with it”. Not on the so called day of release they say hey, no ticket for you!

I have had PS+ since it came out, i will say they have given us some great free stuff, but the lack of support is starting to drive me nuts. I buy off PSN all the time to support titles to come here. I am thinking to no longer buy online, they don’t support us, why should i support you!


A quick question to jawad and the rest of the community, does anybody know if the date linked to the digital purchase of ni no kuni (25th january) is still correct or will it now not be available from 1st february like the retail version? I only ask because the stores pre order still states it will be available from the 25th, thanks for any help

ROBERTWARNES 16 January, 2013 @ 4:30 pm   142


Thanks for the heads-up, I’ve been aware of the physical release in Japan and I do know beginners Japanese and have a dictionary handy. So importing is not an issue for me. But ponying up $40-$50 for it, to me is ridiculous for a bit size game. If it was on the Aussie store, like it should have been, it would have been a third or half that price.

Skydancerx 16 January, 2013 @ 4:31 pm   143

@Jawad: Does the “RCR is soon available in Germany” mean in one or two Weeks or never (like CS:GO)?

RCR = Yeah, Pricing = Booh, No Plus Discount = Double Booh

Resident Evil Exclusive:
Good to see that there is something going on in the Movie Section for Plus Users. But 4 Day before all others…. no word on this. Even the Movie is the worst of the Series.

Please do a “3D” Tap in the Movie Section, so that i can find those Type of Movies easy. 3D Movies is a Big Advantage about all other Movie Stores.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 4:39 pm    

    Soon as in, should be up now if you have a Vita. Not too long (as in today) for PS3.


So thats a no to the explanation for the rediculous Earth Defense Force price?
People complained when you announced it would be £32 so raising the price to £35 probably isnt going to help it sell

anunnakid 16 January, 2013 @ 4:32 pm   145

STUPID. Where is Sumioni??? [CENSORED]
This game is so delayed over here in Sweden it’s insane!
My question is what you are doing about it. And ALSO, BRING OVER PSM we have lots of cash we would like to spend on PS Mobile. Damn it.

MaxiM_82 16 January, 2013 @ 4:33 pm   146

Orgarhytm and Sumioni not available in Poland. Great, just great. Two games that I actually cared about and wanted to buy day 1… Any plans on expanding a little with those titles? o_O


@tintin it was a joke,

RoboAddy 16 January, 2013 @ 4:34 pm   148

Hi, can someone please answer?

Why is Retro City Rampage not available in Australia? It makes no sense to me at all.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 4:39 pm    

    As mentioned above, it’s currently being looked into. Once I have more info I’ll report back.

MaxDiehard 16 January, 2013 @ 4:34 pm   149

Don’t know if this is an error or not, but on the Vita Store for RCR I was wondering if there was a Trial, as the purchase options come up as Full Game – £8.99
Full Game – Free.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:35 pm   150

@148 – Why is RCR not available in AUS, answer: we got shafted… again!

cowbanana 16 January, 2013 @ 4:35 pm   151

WTH?! The blog entry from a few days ago didn’t say anything about Sumioni being limited to only a few countries. That’s some grade-A clueless/misleading marketing! Europe isn’t limited to the UK.

Why is it so hard to put games on the store? The game is in English, we understand English in Scandinavia. EVERY SINGLE RETAIL GAME IN SCANDINAVIA IS IN ENGLISH!

HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO PUBLISH GAMES HERE? AAAARRRGGGHHHH…. the futility, the bureaucracy, the incompetence!

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:38 pm   152

@ Jawad to respons to post 133

We now have R18 ratings, meaning no games will be refused into our country now. Started the 1st Jan 2013. So rating excuse will now have to be changed.

Also, did you find out about RCR in AUS / NZ ?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 4:41 pm    

    Not just yet.

    It’s still a different ratings board, so if a publisher decides against it then…yes, it still becomes a reason/excuse.

SpitelordDekka 16 January, 2013 @ 4:39 pm   153

Jet Set Radio is broken on the Vita. Just continually pauses once you’re in a game. It’s unplayable.


Thanks for clearing that up for me jawad

Czesionyo 16 January, 2013 @ 4:43 pm   155

Hey Jared,

Quick question about Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm. Why are they not available in Poland? I as looking forward to play them – especialy the second title. Any chance they will show up later this month or year?



You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:44 pm   156

I guess, i mean QLD has not implemented the R18 yet, but SYD has it and so do the other states / territories. Just saying with upcoming games, i do not see the Rating excuse to no longer be valid… Not saying from you guys, i mean from Publishers. They use to say, oh no we can’t release it there, i won’t get accepted… Not anymore!

AeonsDead 16 January, 2013 @ 4:44 pm   157

Black Ops 2 season pass discount please?


@ NEM_ETB 109 Iv been asking for the 2 MOH psp games for along time as i bought them long ago thinking they worked and they never no one here will answer you sorry from what i can find out EA just dont want us to have them here and sony dont care sorry but we can hope hay as they were g8 FPS and look to work well on the vita with a v.good offline m,player i think it would sell well on the vita

ZenSelai 127, Im there now if we all help with this petition we may get heard for once

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:46 pm   159

@ Jawad, also, will PS+ users see a BETA off The Last Of Us, you did it with Uncharted 3, i mean i hope we get some BETA of this game… It is my most anticipated game of 2013! Australia is getting it yes?! Jokes, i know we are, we can pre-order like 4 months ago!

violentcop6 16 January, 2013 @ 4:46 pm   160

Does Jet Set Radio also work for the PS3?
also will “Parappa the Rapper” and “Heart of Darkness” ever come to PSOne classics?
Thabks for another update!

ZenSelai 16 January, 2013 @ 4:47 pm   161

@DocWeed: vid is rendering now, will be up in the next couple of hours. watch that space.

i saw a reply about how its about the publishers decision, yes, i guess STEAM and XBOX LIVE didnt get them either oh wait.



I thought it would have been cheaper to import from Japan to Australia – the cheapest I saw Sumioni was on ebay for nearly £19 plus postage plus customs and the “extra” £8 Royal Mail likes to tack on to anything over £15 where customs occurs.

With globalisation, you would think there would be a global classification process. It’s so last millennium the way game publishers operate on region by region basis. It would be easy enough to release English only games which circumvents translation costs as most people in PAL territories would accept that as they already know English (meaning they would rather have the game than quibble over lack of Polish, Dutch or the myriad of Scandinavian languages that aren’t generally catered to).

Actually it all sounds like profiteering to me by both game companies and respective governments by insisting on specific classifications for each country

bennyrafal 16 January, 2013 @ 4:49 pm   163

Orgarythm and Sumoni not available in Poland, two games that are interesting and they are not available, strange…any chances they will be available ?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:51 pm   164

@ 161 – Funny you should mention that. Publishers think that the biggest selling console here in AUS is 360. Well it isn’t. It is PS3! They must think we are a mini America. The only reason America buy that crap is due to a branded American company name.

Makes me wonder, if SEGA still was in this console war, i wonder what today’s consoles would be like. That would make 4 consoles battling it out to be the best. (PS, XBOX, WiiU, SEGA). We will never know!


From some google-fu, it seems that the developer didn’t bother to get RCR rated for Australia / New Zealand. No game rating, no release on the PS3. (If the Vita version is released for Australia / New Zealand, it’s via a loophole)

That said, if it’s true that the developer couldn’t be bothered to pay the money and spend the time to get the game rated for Australia and New Zealand, I’m not going to bother spending the money to buy the game, or the time to play the game on any platform.

Witcher70 16 January, 2013 @ 4:53 pm   166

Bought EDF 2017, Sumioni and Orgarythm £55 boy am i skint now !!!! thanks Jawad


@ ZenSelai nice one one crazy youtube that but a thousand voices together are louder than a thousand voices on there own you can only hope

Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 4:55 pm   168

And lo! AU/NZ will be getting Retro City Rampage soooon (Vita only, no cross-buy).

Update should role out pretty quickly.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 4:56 pm   169

@ 165 – Amen brother, why support some one that won’t support you. Given i think it was only one dude that made the game, still, he could not be bothered to even try to submit is what frustrates me, he talked about the process took to long. Yeah it did, the process of releasing it to EU was like 3 – 4 months, he would have had the rating by then. It does not cost that much to submit for a rating. He would have made it back in Sales. Lazy dev i guess!

crimsondusk81 16 January, 2013 @ 4:57 pm   170

I wanted to know if for Vita will ever be implemented support for PDF files and applications for dropbox or google drive.
In addition I wanted to ask if are working AAA games, besides Soul Sacrifice, because until now have been made ​​available games similar to tablet games,
hardcore gamers want great games suitable for the ps-vita hardware, no small games from mobile phone.


AshishSahoo 16 January, 2013 @ 4:58 pm   171

Hey Jawad,
Don’t want to bug you constantly but I cant understand the absence of orgarhythm and sumioni from Indian store. We don’t have a censor board, so Eu ratings (pegi) are followed here. So I cant possibly think of a reason for this. So I hope you can give a response explaining this. Will this happen in the future too?

KillaT2501 16 January, 2013 @ 4:59 pm   172

JET SET RADIO is broken. Keeps looping the pause menu when you start up the game. Am I doing something wrong? The demo worked fine.

another_gamer195 16 January, 2013 @ 4:59 pm   173

@ Store Team.
Can anyone say IF (or when) we will be getting a Dead Space3 demo ?.. i noticed a article about it being on xbox soon, They (m$) haven’t nabbed exclusive access to it, i hope. it’s out in few weeks and looking at my downloaded list other day, i noticed we got DS2 demo about 6to8 Weeks Before It released. but can’t remember if that was a plus earlier access deal.

Also i am a bit disappointed to see these heads ups ‘seem’ to be returning to the 3pm (UK) time, i remember Fred saying the earlier time was part of general blog improvements, which obviously made much sense, alas it ‘seems’ we are returning to the, elvis has left the building, time, ie when someone tells you the game isn’t there, just the unlock key, or similar, you all usually clock off before ensuring a fix. hopefully this is maybe a exception ?.



Just a small idea for the blog: If there is a blog entry for a game, such as RCR, and it’s known that the game isn’t going to be released in certain territories, could the blog entry please mention the fact?
(or if it’s only going to be released on PS Vita, and everyone else gets PS Vita and PS3 version)

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 5:04 pm    

    If only things were so easy.

    We’ll aim to include as much info as we can to inform you better.

Why is there WWE Wrestlefest DLC but no WWE wrestlefest?

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:00 pm   176

Soooon? Does that imply 1 day or 1 month?
Thank you for double checking Jawad, although it should have been checked before posting in this Blog, as we all knew it was coming here in AUS / NZ!

Might want to fix the Blog up before more people yell outrage!

Jojohn7890 16 January, 2013 @ 5:01 pm   177

I wish Capcom and Konami had more of their games available in the store classics (ps1 &2) sections. ):

Brodiesan 16 January, 2013 @ 5:01 pm   178

Jawad, as you decided to skip over my comment and not reply, can I just mention that, right now, your post states that all PS+ members can avail of the Resident Evil: Retribution exclusive offer.

That means PS+ users without access to a SEN Video Store are included. Great! Thanks! I’ll see you then. I’m looking forward to renting this movie. Thanks for making this available to all PS+ subscribers!

    Jawad Ashraf 16 January, 2013 @ 5:06 pm    

    It’s an exclusive buy. That is, UK Plus users have an exclusive window to purchase the movie. Hope that makes sense.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:02 pm   179

Also, Harvest Moon for PSOne in AU?

On that Subject, will we ever get Harvest Moon for PS2?
Or for that matter Mana Khemia 2 Fall of Alchemy, Ar tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Mortal Kombat Kollection, Chaos Wars, Arcana Heart I, Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2, Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis, Final Fantasy XI – Wing of the Goddess/Treasures of Aht Urhgan/Chains of Promathia, Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus, .hack//G.U. vol. 1//Rebirth, .hack//G.U. vol. 2//Reminisce, .hack//G.U. vol. 3//Redemption, .hack//Quarantine Part 4, Wild Arms 3,4 and 5, Wild Arms Alter Code: F, Atelier iris I, Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny, Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm,

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:02 pm   180

Dawn of Mana, Shining Force EXA, Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, Phantasy Star Universe, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Legendia, Mortal Kombat®: Armageddon™, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Suikoden III, IV and V, Suikoden Tactics, Grandia III, Dragon Quest VIII, Taito Legends I and II, Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, Mega Man X: Command Mission, Megaman 8, Phantom Brave, Star Ocean 3, Star Ocean – Till the End of Time, Final Fantasy X-2, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits.. I could go on and on and on.. Those are just games I have and myself and a LOT of people want.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   181

What do we have in the way of PS2 Classics in the PS Store in Australia? A bunch of Dora the Explorer games? [CENSORED]?!
PS2 is not being manufactured now so what gives? Either make PS3 backwards compatible or make more games available for re-purchase on the PS Store. A lot of these are available in some countries.

The Australian PS Store has jack [CENSORED] in the way of PS)ne and PS2 games. Some goodies, but hardly anything.
I really hope a Sony Admin reads these because we’re sick of waiting for games everywhere else gets years before us. We’re sick of not getting them at all. The PSX games alone would make more people want a Vita.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:04 pm   182

No Chrono Trigger?! Seriously?
No Breath of Fire III for console and no Breath of Fire IV at all?
No Chrono Chross?

We’re getting boned in the way of RPGs but moreso in the way of games in general. Please do something about it. Any of these games i’d buy again in a heartbeat. Or still play them if I had a working PS2 =(

Are we even going to get Disgaea I (and eventually II) like the US?

Thanks for your time


HELLO!!!! ANYBODY HOME??? A new year with an old question: WHERE IS RESIDENT EVIL 2? The game got pulled from the store by mistake. The guy who made the complaint already said he got the game working by using the touchscreen for changing discs. Put the game back in the store that i paid for. And don’t tell me it is being looked into. There is nothing to look into. The game WORKS!!!!!

Voodoo341 16 January, 2013 @ 5:04 pm   184

For those wondering why Microsoft can release content globally at the same while Sony struggle and fail to do the same, there’s a simple reason.

Microsoft are more interested in fostering a relationship with their customers, Sony are more interested in fostering a relationship with developers. Microsoft have increased their market share Sony’s has collapsed.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:05 pm   185

@ 179 – i am still waiting for Dino Crisis which apparently is coming to the store about 2 years ago. Merica has it, why not Aussie! We all speak good ‘ol English too you know!
Also that brings up my other point, what ever happened to RE2 getting patched to work on Vita. Did that patch come or what. We could play it on Vita until you guys pulled it and said it needed a patch! Hmm!

crusher915 16 January, 2013 @ 5:08 pm   186

Is there any chance that Vigilante 8 might arrive on the store??? (it’s a PS1 Game)

Skookie30 16 January, 2013 @ 5:08 pm   187

Wow SCEE what a crap update only 1 full new game no PSP game, no ps2 games unlike SCEA they’re get a 2 ps2 classics a psp game Shame on you jawad what the excuse this time? 🙁

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:08 pm   188

@ JAWAD – So do Aussie PS+ have that window to buy the movie too? Or is it limited to UK?

Brodiesan 16 January, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   189

That is, UK Plus users have an exclusive window to purchase the movie.

Doesn’t say it’s exclusive to the UK in the post. You might want to update it because, as it currently stands, it’s false advertising.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   190

That’s why I made a huge rant man.
I’ve been waiting for so long for so many games.
Many of which the US has and even Europe but we get screwed in Australia. Our new ratings system is completely in effect. No more excuses from anyone except the publisher. You would think after leaving us in the dark for SO LONG that they would want to do a little fan service. I mean it’s not like they wouldn’t make money from it. If anything, they’d probably convert a few 360 players

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:10 pm   191

Scratch my last comment, i think it is only UK

Give Aussie + member free movie rentals, Like 1 a month or something. Come on, you know you want to.

Also that is good news about RCR.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:15 pm   192

@ 188 – I agree, but you see, i think the Publishers are not yet aware of our new rating system is in effect. It has only been effective for 17 days.
As my last post somewhere on this page mentioned, Publishers no longer have the Excuse not to submit here due to the OFLC not accepting the game, as from this year, all games will be accepted and placed in accordance in the appropriate rating. That means the RC (Refused Classification) system will be smaller. More titles get through now. Didn’t they completely replace MA to R?
Poor little kids no longer get there COD games. *tear* LOL

Lord_Gremlin 16 January, 2013 @ 5:17 pm   193

Orgarythm and Sumioni and other stuff not available.. Like, everywhere? You, despicable, incompetent results or monkey-dog cross-breeding. Whatever SCEUK, Vta will be the last Sony platform I’ve ever bought. And you have the audacity… No, just no. I’m done with you. Steam it is, now and forever.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:19 pm   194

@ 188 – Also, i think many 360 players are already converted. There are some neat titles hitting the PS3 this year:
The Last Of Us,
Beyond Two Souls,
And a few others i can’t remember – because i am not excited for them, i am excited for the above ones.

360 aren’t getting many exclusives this year. Also they lost the Mass Effect exclusive (thank you EA)

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   195

I think they added MA15+ and R for ‘adult games’ (too violent or whatever)

I just think it;s harsh. There are many games that were released here previously. Many of which we Australians bought, played and loved. Those games should still have the same classification and yet they get released in other countries and not here. It’s not only unfair, it’s excluding us and giving the US preferential treatment. And it just blows.

As for the banned games and Refused Classification games, you’d think there would be a pile waiting the second it went into effect.
I’m just sick of being forgotten about as a gamer. =(

crusher915 16 January, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   196

and also are there 2 batches left for the January sale or just 1??? Any Big and or Recent Games (just wink if there are any, in-case you aren’t able to give out that information 😛 )

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:24 pm   197


Well I think the main issue was the belated release of the PS3. A lot of people put down their PS2s and picked up a 360 because they didn’t want to miss out on the new gen. Then there was the pricing of the original PS3 and many subsequent models. That put a lot of people off.
Thankfully Sony have taken the lead again in units sold and i’d chalk it up to PS+ being freaking awesome and the new system removing the “it’s too expensive’ excuse. That and the slew of awesome titles.
I just wish we got more ‘classics’ =(

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:26 pm   198

@ 193 – i think i read somewhere that (WB) Mortal Kombat was resubmitting. So that would be great to have that title we missed out on. Oh okay they are keeping MA. Thought they abolished it and just whacked a R on it.

And our first R18 title in Australia is: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the WiiU… well, that sucks. They could have made a better game to bring in the R18 to Australia. I mean, it only took 20 years! All well lol!

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:29 pm   199

@ 195 – You know the Next Gen, the first console to come out will be the Microsoft XBOX again, it will take about a year after Xbox before we see the PS4! Xbox rush their product to boost sales, and going off the plague of problems 360 had (RRoD, E74 Error etc etc), i would not touch the new xbox with a 50 ft pole. I’ll wait it to the PS4!

cowbanana 16 January, 2013 @ 5:30 pm   200

@Jawad: Why are you ignoring questions regarding Sumioni in Scandinavia? And other games/services for that matter…

All retail games are in English here! Why can’t we get the same PSN games as the UK?

Why is this so hard? Please explain!

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:32 pm   201

@ 198 – Lol. Not at your comment, just the last part… “Please Explain”. That brings back memories. To note what i am talking about, it is a politician we had in Australia, that is all she ever said! She was kind of a racist!

dark_angel69 16 January, 2013 @ 5:35 pm   203

Dead Space 3 demo should be out for PS3 someday next week so I’ve heard. It’s said that Xbox 360 only has a 1 week early release if registered on some website. I played the demo and must say its really good. Forget playing the demo, its worth just getting the full game 😉

In a way I kinda agree with what another_gamer195 has said in comment 173 about the heads up. Is there any chance of going back to posting the store updates on a Tuesday instead of Wednesday? Not really a big deal anyway cos I still enjoy the post but just thought it was nicer reading it the day before the update rather than during. It gives us something to look forward to and time to fill up the wallet

Lord_Gremlin 16 January, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   204

@172 It is completely broken. Just delete it.

DEATHWISH2478 16 January, 2013 @ 5:38 pm   205

To all the people in Australia/New Zealand complaining about RCR not coming out due to classification. Just because we have an r18+ now doesn’t mean developers will still pay and submit their content to the Australian OFLC. Europe uses a rating system called PEGI, this is the reason for classification issues in Australia/New Zealand now, not an r18 issue like before. In my opinion Australia and New Zealand should adopt the PEGI System, this will then eliminate any classification issues. Now that we have an r18+ it’s sorry you don’t have the PEGI rating system, you have something else we don’t want to pay to have games rated there because of that reason. wtf?

monoliet 16 January, 2013 @ 5:38 pm   206

stil 2 mistakes in u new store from lounch
1= games – then go to deals+promotions- then go 3 option = preorder
wy preorder = in germane language instaed of dutch ?????

2=in search option u have 9876543210 -abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz=ok
then u have 14 sings not frome ore alfabet ( we do not use )

so u stil canot fix 2 minor problems after 3 month 🙁

if u mail to sony u get mail u need to fone = hahaha .

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:38 pm   207

@ 200 – here’s hoping they unveil it at this years E3, i think Xbox is. Here is also hoping that PS get the foothold this time before M$. Though i do worry how much this so called nex gen console is going to impact my wallet. Noting off there last release of PS3 (when first came out), it was close to $900 for the top system.

PS, note that WiiU could do it under $400 AUS. Taking in consideration that this will have BD playback, 3D support and all the bells and whistles (and BD devices are cheap as chips these days), i hope it does not exceed roughly $450 for top model.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:39 pm   208

I’ll assume you won’t touch my comments Jawad.. And that’s fine. I’m sure the format and consistency was rather annoying. I just hope you read them and at least try and understand where myself and millions of other Australian gamers are coming from and if your voice holds any weight, you can put in a good word about a few things for us.
I’ll stop being an annoyance now. I’ve made my point

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:43 pm   209

Actually Jawad, one more thing. Terraria is able to be accessed from the search menu. Is there any news on it’s release at all?


It is said to be around $400ish
If they’re smart they’ll keep backplay compatibility. It’s the best fall back method ever and will possibly save their ass. A lot of people have built a collection of expensive PS3 games and will likely not be too happy if they cannot play them.

If anything they should keep backplay compatability for PSX, PS2, PS3 and PSP (obviously not Vita)
Keeping it able to interact with PS3 and the same Trophy system would be a smart move also.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:45 pm   210

@205 – i believe Jawad submits all complaints and ideas from this thread (well i would like to believe) to the appropriate person. 🙂

So Jawad, help a country out! Don’t worry about New Zealand, just help Australia, only if you have time help New Zealand (jokes) get our classic games and help get more support for us

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   211

@ 206 – $400 Ish in what currency though, that is what baffles me. But hoping it stays around $400 mark, only time will tell!

WATARIGARASU_ 16 January, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   212

Hi,when are pre-orders going up for Dead Space 3?

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 5:48 pm   213

@ de3bs0

Well your “Joke” was

A) Far from being funny

B) Highly offensive

C) In extremely bad taste

D) So much so that it seems to have been removed!!

and before you say “It’s because you grassed me up to the mods…” I didn’t report the supposed “joke” to a mod because I was pretty sure that once one of them saw it then it would get pulled down.

Maybe think a little bit before attempting to make a “joke” in the future hey??

Vile and disgusting is what I call your “joke”!!

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:49 pm   214

@ 206 – forgot to add, yes they would have to keep our trophy system in tact. I think it would roll over to the PS4 like it did PS Vita. That would be the stupidest move if they don’t roll it over, a lot of high level people would scream murder if they lost or had to restart. I hope it is PS3 backwards compatible too

VitalogyPJ 16 January, 2013 @ 5:52 pm   215

Oh my dear, do you guys really think that Retro City Rampage is worth €11,25!? If so you need to get your heads checked. Hell I wouldn’t pay €1,25…

I think €9,99 for Metal Gear Solid is beyond stupid and it’s an awesome game but too damn old, this retro city rampage at that price I can’t even have words to describe. Just lol.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 5:54 pm   216

I just want Chrono Trigger on PS3 at the very least. That is a game everyone would buy because if you hate Chrono Trigger, you were born yesterday and don’t appreciate anything. It is a beloved game.

Breath of Fire IV would be nice too but someone should look into releasing Dawn of Mana and Tales of Legendia as they never made their way here in the first place would would likely sell.
Atelier games also as a new one is about to come out for PS3 and there are already 3 out and 2 for Vita (Which makes it a fairly well known series)

Last of all.. Suikoden 1 and 2.
The fans cried so hard about that one even Konami commented back. It would be nice if Australia could get some love in that regard also as we don’t have Suikoden 1 up while many other places do =(

monoliet 16 January, 2013 @ 5:54 pm   217

Demoplay86 200 @

i not tink them have learnd
1= ps3 compatibel = 9/10 no
2= enof mem = i not tink
3= price 400 = i tink 499,99 € ore u need to buy extra stuf like mem sticks on vita .
4=after lounch almoast no games like vita
5= new ways to getting onest gamers iritated =
a – new sing star icone on ps4
b – new ways of anti 2 hand games ( i hope not )
no drm – no taging disk – no online conection always needed
i buy more then 170 games ps3 but realy hate online pas …..

also give option to put u mem sticks from vita on ps4 to save games !!!!!

another_gamer195 16 January, 2013 @ 5:55 pm   218

@ Jawad
Thanks for reply saying wait for news about possible Dead Space3 demo, no doubt the possible will refer to some plus access, which is still ok as i can get access to m8s console.. am just hoping it isn’t going to be limited numbers, like the Kllzone3 download a theme and If your in first 10 000 you get in, lol i still have that beta, and it prob works still, as it is dated to expire Oct13. in Services list. Am really looking forwards to demo/Game, can still remember getting plat for 2, that 3 saves only run was one of my best gaming memories, well, After i eventually cracked it that is.. IF i remember right there was a ‘joke’ gun that one shot killed Everything, and i hear a few people needed to get that Before doing the 3 saves run, so the plat was achievable easier, similar to the GoW3 challange arena glitch.. shame theres small loopholes like those in certain games.. though at least the trophy dates/times can tell our m8s who done it properly, or not.

arnoman14 16 January, 2013 @ 5:57 pm   219

I don’t think Jawad will read my comment, but is there any news when we can rent films on the playstation network in the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). Because to me it seems we are one of the few countries that can’t do that yet. Please, i’ve been wanting that for over 2 years now, but we still can’t do it. Please Jawad, i want to rent movies :D.

cowbanana 16 January, 2013 @ 5:57 pm   220

I think the Vita is the last Sony platform I purchase. If you don’t get these regional differences sorted in the near future, I am done.

I am so tired on getting shafted when it comes to PSN games, Vita apps and general online services.

When you say “Coming to the EU” it often just means “Coming to the UK”. So many disappointments lately.

All retail games are in English here in Scandinavia, so there’s absolutely no excuse whatsoever not to publish PSN games here the moment you publish them in the UK.

This is 2013, get clued in and give your customers what they want. No one likes to be treated like a second rate customer – and that’s how you’re treating us. Simply disgusting and disrespectful.

You_Better_Hide 16 January, 2013 @ 5:58 pm   221

@ 210 – whoa, i missed this so called joke… i have been looking over the forum since Jawad started it.
Backing you up here FYI: Reported or not, insults, offensive material it will be pulled from the thread regardless if it is reported or not. Jawad looks through each post and i have seen many pulled for offensive language and insults towards other members of the community!

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 5:58 pm   222

@ KillaT2501

You have to download both the demo AND full game 😉

I had the same problem.

another_gamer195 16 January, 2013 @ 6:00 pm   223

@ dark_angel69.
Allready pre-ordered it m8, just counting the days, thnx for info about xbox website access.. know it’s only a week but i Hate it they can do stuff like that.. thnx again.

TINTINTB303 16 January, 2013 @ 6:13 pm   224

@ You_Better_Hide

Put it this way matey.

I am shocked it was left up for as long as it was (couple of minutes) but was glad to see it was taken down because LOTS of people (most in fact) would have found it in the worst possible taste!!

I’m all for joking around and having a laugh but somethings, especially on an open family forum are just way off limits IMHO.

It wasn’t bad language or insulting other forum members it was just a topic that I find hard to believe that anyone can make a joke of.

I’ll leave it there.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 6:14 pm   225

On the subject of PS4 (if any Sony Market Researchers are reading)
Backplay compatibility is extremely important. People were outraged when Wii U removed Gamecube support. People were annoyed that PS3 didn’t play PS2 games but as long as you sell them on the store, people will be happy. Taking away the great store you’ve built would be a huge mistake. If anything you should elaborate and expand upon it. Getting the PS4 out first is very important also. You can lure back some 360 users that defected that way. Reel in more sales over the life of the console.
The terms of sales have changed. Nowadays Cheap Console > Better console unfortunately. That’s Microsoft got away with selling a console that would die a few years later and still have people coming back to buy 2 – 3 more consoles over the course of this generation.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 6:14 pm   226

You guys need to market your features and hardware better. PS Vita has plenty of games and yet people still say it has none. People are dumb. Blatantly tell them they’re wrong. Show them a heap of titles. PS Home could be so good if you treated it the way 360 treats it’s avatars and Wii treats it’s Miis. The Eye Toy could be modelled and marketted better aswell since it’s essentially the same as kinect. And MOVE is better then the motion controls of a wii. Also, make it so multiple accounts can sign in at once. XBox fans will always quote this as a selling point. Extending you Cloud Backup to PS+ members to include PSX and PS2 saves also would be nice also.

Shake your booty Sony. You have it all, you just need to sell it better. <3

monoliet 16 January, 2013 @ 6:14 pm   227


i am looking when sony + ms gone showh the next gen

it is the first time in a long time that I still not know what consolle i gone buy next gen .

3 tings moast fun sony
= free psn online – ps+
= past genereations = ps1/ps2 where great
= dualshock controler

3 tings i hate big
= comunication ( updates to consumers )
= uk/usa love to getting lots more service
= u companie makes 1 step forward 3 back ( i am verry sad to see )

cowbanana 16 January, 2013 @ 6:15 pm   228

I finally got around to trying Retro City Rampage on my Vita. Well after my initial interest died off, mind you.

And I have to go… wat? All the fuss, for that? I appreciate the oldskool sensibilities and that it was made by one guy. But honestly, it’s not really a good game, by any stretch of the definition. I’ll give it a good word in parting for the nice retro touches, but as a game I simply have no urge to play it at all – certainly not at the asking price.

I got Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (Vita) for €10 (PS+) and this awesome game is infinitely better value than an 8-bit nostalgia parody with really bad gameplay. The value simply isn’t present in RCR, sorry.

monoliet 16 January, 2013 @ 6:20 pm   229

cowbanana 225@
lol , reason i wait gta v

Sh1nj1-sempai 16 January, 2013 @ 6:21 pm   230

Still no Resident Evil 2 for Vita and now Orgarhythm & Sumioni: Demon Arts only for half of Europe, “good” job, Sony… -_-

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 6:24 pm   231

Lastly, Voice chat via mic/text with a group function (As 360 users also quote this being a major selling point in social connectivity) and just have four times as much RAM as you need. Even if it’s simply to up the specs. People look at that and make judgements without even playing the console. If you have extra anyway, you can put it to secondary use. I know a lot of people that store music on an xbox and listen to it while they play games. Might be a nice idea. And maybe try and incorporate with Nintendo did with the Wii U controller with the Vita if it’s synched with the PS3.
Have map screens show up on the Vita and have the Vita used as the controller. A few ‘Requires Vita” games would cash in nicely and also probably play quite well ^_^

That would invalidate the Wii U right off the bat and have them on their way to becoming a software company/handheld only manufacturer.

ZenSelai 16 January, 2013 @ 6:37 pm   232

anyone who have had enough of these issues with sony europe please check out my petition video to try and raise awareness and a show of support to get this issue into the bigger spotlight.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 6:39 pm   233


You’re really missing the boat not adding Trophies to everything. All PSN and PS3 game should have them. And now PS mobile is up, it should have them too. Adding them to Vita was a great move.
Why? Because many people play things ONLY for the achievements.
Microsoft has capitalized on this brutally. Xbox achievements are now availble on all platforms(Windows Phone, Suface, Windows 8 Products) that are owned by Microsoft and they are starting to offer achievements thru IPad/Iphone games. And you wonder why so many people buy their products when in a sense they’re all linked together and the players remember what they’ve accomplished in their entire gaming career. MANDATORY Trophies for all PS3, PS Mobile, PS Vita and PSN games from now on. If anything you should increase the amount of trophies per game. Especially for PSN releases. 4 – 12 is pretty weak. And games that have achievements of 360 and no trophies on PS3 tend to get looked down on. Look at Oblivion. Yet you still let them make a 5th anniversary edition with no extra content and no trophies.

Seriously, trophies make games ‘must haves’
The cynical people that didn’t care are slowly shifting opinions the more trophies they actually get.

Mojo__Man 16 January, 2013 @ 6:40 pm   234


Why has DLC been released for WWE Wrestlefest this week when the game isnt even on the store!??

Ive been waiting for this game to release but the info has gone dark since the reveal trailer last year.


220″ +1. I love the psvita but if I can’t get acces to the games on the psvita why should I keep it?

cowbanana 16 January, 2013 @ 7:28 pm   236


Yeah, Sony needs to sell a lot more Vitas to get 3rd parties to make games for the system. So far they are failing, which is sad, as the Vita is a very nice handheld. I’m not really sure what Sony/SCEE is thinking at this point… they just look incompetent.

Sony can’t even get the games that already exist published here and there no YouTube, no PSM, no video store etc. etc.

How can you fail this hard? It’s like no effort is being made at all.

Skookie30 16 January, 2013 @ 7:38 pm   237

@ ZenSelai

you got balls & you are 100% right I have writing my disgust for Years on this blog.

i have share you protest VID to my followers on twitter.

Skydancerx 16 January, 2013 @ 8:07 pm   238

@Jawad: Regarding your Answer. Germany does get RCR for Ps3?? Vita is up now but i will not Buy until it is confirmed that it is Crossbuy and available in Germany. Not like the AUS/NZ mess.

clarkes1990 16 January, 2013 @ 8:10 pm   239


WWE WrestleFest DLC was added to the store today!
Was not stated in the update
And the Full game has never been released?

Any news on this will be much appreciated.

GrimLink 16 January, 2013 @ 8:23 pm   240

Jawed question wy is Sumioni not available in most countries.
i live in the Netherlands and i was really looking forward to Sumioni but now i see i can’t so i really hope that you can shade some light on this.

b-boyJay23 16 January, 2013 @ 8:28 pm   241

Jet Set Radio is broken!!! The game loops at the pause screen just when I start the first task.

Skookie30 16 January, 2013 @ 8:34 pm   242

tbh I been reading that March or may the next gen console will be announce it will make sense as at E3 Sony can announce a crap load games for it and any features with it. 🙂

another_gamer195 16 January, 2013 @ 8:37 pm   243

About Vitas and the apparant lack of interest, by sony in getting more devs involved. as a day1 buyer, then seller, i have thought about it a bit, and i agree with above posts, sony don’t seem That bothered by lack of catering for All owners, i believe the vita is going to be a Must have accessory for ps4, and in meantime IF sony can also make some good selling games for it, then that’s a bonus, for them. IF they can’t or upset vita owners at present, then it’s just tough luck, am almost willing to bet on it that this has probably been the main interest all along. obviously the wi iu is a good example of what i am trying to describe.. one day most every ps4 user will feel the need to own a vita as well. sony, like many businesses plan Years ahead, and squeeze every penny of profit possible within these plans.. i am just sad i believed the RP and other hype. when i did.. still, while sony are waiting for this bigger plan to arrive, there does seem to be a Lot of content vita owners around.. so i guess it’s still, so far so good, on cust satisfaction at least.. as for sales figures, well that answers ‘true meaning’ is only known by a few people. Or, maybe i got to involved when playing Dues Ex.. ?.

spagetti69 16 January, 2013 @ 8:42 pm   244

Surprised to find Resident evil 2 is not Vita comparable still. Crikey.

Demoplay86 16 January, 2013 @ 8:43 pm   245

ATTENTION ALL VITA OWNERS/RPG Fans/People that think Vita has no Games. For awhile, the BS rumors you guys spread has kept me from getting a Vita.. then I looked for myself and found a LOT of games that appeal to me greatly. So I mad a thread on my home forum and listed what appeals to me. Obviously it’s not everything, just what appeals to me ATM and it’s a pretty decent list

To those that didn’t look, don’t listen to rumors without taking the time to see for yourself. It’s a pretty solid piece of hardware (My friend has one and i’ve played it heaps) and frnakly, i’m getting one and I already know i’ll love it.

supersmith2500 16 January, 2013 @ 8:50 pm   246

Hmm, I had that problem at the start, try resetting your game.

alvin_vjeverica 16 January, 2013 @ 9:14 pm   247

Where is Mad Dog Mccree?

digiboxdave 16 January, 2013 @ 9:17 pm   248

as someone said before i hope this jedwad fella passes these concerns on, i very much doubt it considering sony seeming arrogance towards its loyal customers. To the aussies we dont have much better service over here (UK). As CUSTOMERS we deserve better!! i would go into more detail but i feel its a waste of time and will all forgotten when the next blog is posted. Such a shame we have best console yet worst on line service. I agree with this petiton fellow gamers lets make a stand NOW!

digiboxdave 16 January, 2013 @ 9:23 pm   249

@demoplay when you get your vita you find not all games are as good as they look. But the ones that are good are really good, and it is an awsome bit of kit.

NightRanma 16 January, 2013 @ 9:26 pm   250

Why the hell isn’t Retro City Rampage available in Australia? There’s no good reason for this. It’s 2013, we have an R rating, so tell me why I can’t play a game I’ve been waiting to be released for MONTHS because whatever reasons that nobody would give info on

extermin8or_ 16 January, 2013 @ 9:40 pm   251

Any news on when Ratchet and Clank will be hitting the vita, I love the ps3 version but think it would be pretty awesome to be able to play it on my vita- not going todo what they did witht the Dr Who game are they delay it buy a few months then we just never hear anything from you guys about it for half a year till it suddenlly gets released? 😛 Please tell me it’s out within next 2 weeks or so?

Scubafinch 16 January, 2013 @ 9:48 pm   252

Checking the store update this morning I must admit that I’m a little disappointed at the usual “Not available in AU/NZ” for a large proportion of the content.

As mentioned previously, it’s not about the lack of an R rating, but the prohibitive cost of classifying content through systems other than PEGI.

Taking Australia as an example, there are three possible fees depending on the information submitted with the classification request: $1210, $890 or $2460 if the game has to be demonstrated. There is even a $420 fee for priority processing. Whilst these fees are nothing for Sony, for small developers/publishers, I’d imagine they are significant.

The issue I have comes down to communication with the Sony faithful here on the blog. Including AU/NZ on blog posts marketing the content, then adding “Not available in AU/NZ” in the store update indicates that you’re just not paying attention to the details. It’s very frustrating. (cont).

stathmos 16 January, 2013 @ 9:49 pm   253

How about a discount for Harley Quinn’s Revenge?

Scubafinch 16 January, 2013 @ 9:49 pm   254


The fact that our prices are significantly higher than EU/US based on the stable exchange-rate doesn’t help your relationship with the ANZAC market. You could justify this with the indie titles (due to classification fees) but not for the AAA titles.

Let’s see Sony treat this market a little more seriously. I would suggest that if a smaller title gets PEGI certification, then Sony should cover the AU/NZ classification fees to ensure that their platform continues to provide diverse range of content across all markets.

And lets see some serious thought into pricing… have you thought that the lack of sales in this market is due to significant imports from Europe due to the price disparity? Bring down the prices, increase the sales, justify the classification cost.

Scubafinch 16 January, 2013 @ 9:49 pm   255


The fact that our prices are significantly higher than EU/US based on the stable exchange-rate doesn’t help your relationship with the ANZAC market. You could justify this with the indie titles (due to classification fees) but not for the AAA titles.

Let’s see Sony treat this market a little more seriously. I would suggest that if a smaller title gets PEGI certification, then Sony should cover the AU/NZ classification fees to ensure that their platform continues to provide diverse range of content across all markets.

And lets see some serious thought into pricing… have you thought that the lack of sales in this market is due to significant imports from Europe due to the price disparity? Bring down the prices, increase the sales, justify the classification cost.

Scubafinch 16 January, 2013 @ 9:50 pm   256

(sorry about the double post).


Hi Jawad,

I read an article on Polygon that Mortal Kombat: Komplete Ed is getting submitted for an R18+ classification in Australia. If it passes classification will it then be made available to Australian PS+ members for PS3 and Vita?

It seems that there are some unhappy Australian’s posting about the lack of PS+ content available to us. Can some alternatives be substituted in? Perhaps Wipeout 2048, Escape Plan or Pac-Man CE DX.

Additionally for Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary will Mega Man 9 & 10 come to PS+ for Europe as it did for the US?


Grey__Ghost67 16 January, 2013 @ 10:11 pm   258


Ive been looking forward to this update but half the Vita content on there is not available in my country.

Im sorry but why is that? How come it can’t be available straight away everywhere?

siavash_uae 16 January, 2013 @ 10:11 pm   259


Any news on when is Sumioni: Demon Arts coming to a UAE store? the not available section of this game is so long! Is it because it’s scheduled for next week or there aren’t any plans on bringing it to those regions?

bikram89 16 January, 2013 @ 10:28 pm   260

So will Sumioni release in the other countries or these are the only countries planned for release? Please reply

JediKnight246 16 January, 2013 @ 10:41 pm   261

Will Mass Effect avatars be released on the PS Store in the near future? I saw quite a few threads asking about them on Bioware’s forums. There aren’t really any avatars for Bioware’s games right now..

xllkaboomllx 16 January, 2013 @ 10:57 pm   262

Could we get the marvel vs capcom 3 psn avatars? i love to see them in are store.


Just putting my hand up as another Australian who is tired of seeing games not available here.

That is all.

Shadowdragoon 16 January, 2013 @ 11:07 pm   264

Should I bother to change the text? do not seem to get replies..
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?


Grand Theft auto V out download ps3 ?


There’s a game breaking bug on Jet set radio Vita. It keeps pausing the game. I checked that my pause button wasn’t stuck.

Scubafinch 16 January, 2013 @ 11:32 pm   267


Had the same bug this morning. Exit the game and restart… worked fine after that.

patjk4life 16 January, 2013 @ 11:55 pm   268

hey guys this 1st time I write in the blog but I was wondering do you know when we ps3 RE6 players will get multiplayer dlc that came out earlier last month? Thanks in advance

THEDAZ-3000 17 January, 2013 @ 12:03 am   269

Are you guys kidding me with retro city rampage, been waiting ages for a euro psn release then when it FINALLY releases it is NOT available in Australia. What on earth is going on at Sony HQ??!!!! Don’t say it’s because of our ratings system because as of January 1st we have an R18 classification on video games. Annoyed doesn’t begin to describe my feeling toward Sony Europe 🙁

lagunareturns 17 January, 2013 @ 12:32 am   270

Super disappointed that RCR is delayed for Australia… Just another reason to hate Playstation and the terrible PSN….

What is more disappointing that it can’t be released on PS3 means we get no cross buy, so we are getting another handicap….

I do not want the game cheaper or free because of these handiaps, they are PSN fault and not the dev….

A major shame on you as you said you listen, at least you do but right in 2013 and you have already proved there is nothing has changed on the PSN service, you have just proven not only screwed the customer but the dev as well, I mean how can it not be on PS3 but on XBOX360, Wii, WiiU and PC in Australia…

Well it just make me not buy off PSN or it services as makes me feel like I am supporting a terrible service, service that failed so quickly in 2013…

Oh well time to invest on the next XBOX thats coming out, I do not want PS4 if its tied to such a terrible service.

MaxiM_82 17 January, 2013 @ 12:32 am   271

You disrespect us SCEE. You disrespect us twofold. First, by teasing us with blog entries and then not giving us the games we got all hyped for. Second, by ignoring polite questions about those games being available in other countries at some point. This is just disgusting practice. We would be fully justified to slap you in the face with a gloved brick for something like that.

spagetti69 17 January, 2013 @ 12:35 am   272

@ Shadow dragoon. Keep fighting the good fight.
@ Debso. Still at it eh.

lagunareturns 17 January, 2013 @ 12:41 am   273

I reckon that a boycott on PSN is needed, well after you purchase RCR… I will support the dev to the ends of the earth…

I mean how can they keep disrespect such a good dev, I mean do they seriously want to drive away mobile indie devs away from Vita to Android and Apple….

Oh wait from what I heard only devs passionate of Vita platform are developing for Vita…. So great work at getting devs… I mean I never seen so few companies/devs committed to working on a platform… Oh wait I did Dreamcast and that failed and got Sega out of console business, Hint, Hint…

Seems like the business practices at SONY is just driving customers but devs as well… Keep up the great work, all you doing is killing off the SONY brand bit by bit, piece by piece…

DragarGT 17 January, 2013 @ 12:46 am   274

Sony you suck!

lagunareturns 17 January, 2013 @ 12:56 am   275

Last thing I want to say, PSN really needs to get their act together, I mean look at most of the end users, most will ask other people are you on XBOX live…

Not many will ask another person are you on PSN…. Why it is a joke compared to the features you get on XBOX live, and not many bother use it as most Sony console end users still very rarely play their systems online…

I mean look at the console sales and then look at how many are online… I mean you increased more users onto PSN by advertising (singstar icon that wont seem go away is a major example) and forcing it upon them….

lagunareturns 17 January, 2013 @ 12:56 am   276

I really do not appreciate the several emails advertising PSN Plus for Vita, I know its there, it is rubbish to me until you offer some decent games or services or decent discount… You can’t as the platform is way to immature… I mean one email is enough, but that is not it when accessing PSN now on Vita, I got keep seeing add after ad about it as well…. What you think I am dumb, what you think constant will make me buy it, NO I will change my mind when you offer better content and better service…. But since failed both with the first update, an update on RCR especially…

You have seriously hurt one of your loyal supporters…. I can only expect more pain from a service….


“Posted on 16 January, 2013 at 4:59 pm by KillaT2501
JET SET RADIO is broken. Keeps looping the pause menu when you start up the game. Am I doing something wrong? The demo worked fine”

This. So first we don’t get Xmas deals like USA got them for PSVita, then there are no PSVita deals at the early January festival sales and now the one free game we DO get in January is broke.

Nice. Vita means life. This platform is slowly dying this way.

Project2insanity 17 January, 2013 @ 1:31 am   278

@TheMART; Care to step off the bandwagon? Sure, plenty are complaining but that doesn’t mean everything should become a complaint. That one quote even asks if the player is doing something wrong. I’ll rephrase; JSR plays just fine.

SwingerE11 17 January, 2013 @ 2:06 am   279

There’s something wrong with jet set radio vita. I went new game and after the cutscene it opens the pause menu and every time I press back the pause menu keeps opening up. What’s up with that?

SwingerE11 17 January, 2013 @ 2:15 am   280

Never mind, it works now after restarting the game


“Posted on 17 January, 2013 at 1:31 am by Project2insanity
@TheMART; Care to step off the bandwagon? Sure, plenty are complaining but that doesn’t mean everything should become a complaint. That one quote even asks if the player is doing something wrong. I’ll rephrase; JSR plays just fine”

Eh… Dude, I downloaded JSR myself and it gives this exact same error.

Nice it plays fine for you, it doesn’t for me. Gives the same error as was posted before by others.

And for me restarting the game gives the same error. When trying to play it, it flips back to the menu. I’ll start it again another time, to see if the error remains.

Mr_Pickle 17 January, 2013 @ 3:20 am   282

Jet Set Radio doesn’t work on the VITA. The pause menu keeps coming up automatically making the game unplayable. Please fix.

lagunareturns 17 January, 2013 @ 4:55 am   283

A bug in JSR Vita… So delaying it did not help the platform and now that it is buggy….

I hope Sony new plan with the Vita is to kill it off…

I mean I got a game breaking bug in Life of Pixel for Vita, I submitted to the issue to the devs and they say they fix it… Ok then explain to me how to update the game, I mean the game has no refresh to show an update button… The bug can be found with a single play though the game I mean when talked about it in this blog could you not find it…

Yes Sony make me regret getting Vita more and more…. And this blog makes me want to bi5ch slap you with my Vita, you are joke and becoming bigger joke every update

jrmlilley2 17 January, 2013 @ 5:30 am   284

seriously not impressed with once again nothing for Plus members. better have something good up your sleeves soon. would love to Fallout for Plus members

Garyoldskwl 17 January, 2013 @ 6:08 am   285

Whats the deal with the retro city rampage New Zealand/Australia release?

Scubafinch 17 January, 2013 @ 7:05 am   286

After getting past the “continuous menu” bug in Jet Set Radio, I’ve had two full application crashes… one at the end of the tutorial and one as I was just completing the second level/mission.

It’s a pretty shoddy port.

Ja_simulator 17 January, 2013 @ 7:30 am   287

Can’t find Rage’s DLC!!
Is out on the EU PSN yet?

Ziomber1 17 January, 2013 @ 7:42 am   288


Why has Slingshot DLC for XCOM:enemy unknown disappeared from Polish Playstation Store?


Is Mechromancer pack included in Season pass for borderlands 2?

Mn7os_FES 17 January, 2013 @ 7:50 am   289

Hey Jawad, any reason why Future Cop:LAPD was pulled from the store? I’m pretty sure it was there before

jollyroger1 17 January, 2013 @ 8:06 am   290

Hi Jawad

I saw a tag team add on pack for WWE Wrestlefest on the store, but I wasn’t aware that the actual PSN game had even been released yet in the EU. Can you confirm that this is just an error, and let me know when the game is due to be released? If it is on the storr can you send me a link? Thanks

jcadden85 17 January, 2013 @ 8:11 am   291

CS:GOne – 21 weeks (5 months, 1 week)


Can you please stop forcing devs to write their store description in Swedish!?
The text for RCR is just garbage in the Swedish store, how is that any better than proper English?
How can it be better for consumers, Sony and the devs that the games either have a crappy Swedish translation or they are not realesed at all?

sakulukk 17 January, 2013 @ 8:16 am   293


For this to work it would need to be big, like gamers from all mistreated countries stopping buying content from PSN for a few weeks…

sakulukk 17 January, 2013 @ 8:18 am   294

I don’t understand why do we need Polish description for a game that is IN ENGLISH, if someone doesn’t understand (haha riiiight) English description they sure aren’t going understand the game itself…

Asmerith 17 January, 2013 @ 8:28 am   295

Yeh this RCR on Vita in Australia and New Zealand isn’t a stuff up by the dev, it falls clearly in the laps of SCEE. As for the amount of time it’s taking to fix the problem to get us the game, well it’s ridiculous. The store update was over 12 hours ago, and yes I realise that means it has been night time in the UK, but I don’t see how this problem happened in the first place. Surely when you go to update the store you double check the region availabilities.

Why is it that it’s only ever games that are allowed not showing up, not the other way around? It’d be awesome if SCEE stuffed up and allowed something like Mortal Kombat on Vita in Australia by accident but that’s beside the point. You guys could avoid a whole lot of drama if you just double checked before you put through the update.

KING-COL-69 17 January, 2013 @ 8:52 am   296

Any news on GTA Vice City coming to psn store ?

Garyoldskwl 17 January, 2013 @ 9:13 am   297

Any updates on release time for RCR in New Zealand and Australia I’m getting tired of refreshing the store and finding nothing, any information would be appreciated

cowbanana 17 January, 2013 @ 9:18 am   298

So, once again the blog is ignored after a few replies to the “easy” questions. Why are you ignoring questions regarding Sumioni in Scandinavia and other countries?

Poor show, SCEE. Your service and customer commitment is absolutely appalling.

If you’re tired of “uncomfortable” questions, I suggest you do A LOT better in getting content out to all your customers and do it quickly before other companies eat your lunch. SCEE is in a state of totally inept incompetence at the moment.

By the way, where’s the YouTube app for my Vita? Is that outside your sphere of competence as well? If these simple things are such massive roadblocks for you, I fear for the future of Sony. I’ve had YouTube on my Apple devices for ages now, apparently it was very easy for Apple.

Thanks for nothing.

Jawad Ashraf 17 January, 2013 @ 9:20 am   299

I’m looking into the RCR availabiltiy for AU and NZ as a matter of urgency right now.

Garyoldskwl 17 January, 2013 @ 9:29 am   300

Thanks Jawad, just sitting in the dark not knowing is a little unpleasant
Please get back to us if you find anything, cheers

KING-COL-69 17 January, 2013 @ 9:33 am   301

Any news on GTA Vice City coming to psn store Jawad ?


well iv been looking and i hate xbox sooooooo much but here it is, u pay for xbox online ripoff i no but if u look at the prices they sell games online for(games/dlc/online-pass) then its cheaper than sony im shocked wish i did the sums sooner with the saving on just 3 games on xbox to sony the online pays for it self. madness hay add the fact that they get games faster same for US and EU all the time makes sony look sooooooooo bad.Hay tho still not getting one as xbox is unreliable hope stream kick a good console out soon and show us all how its done. sony iv been there since day one but you have lost me and many others, i no your ps3 is the best but ur online and customer services is killing you

Jawad Ashraf 17 January, 2013 @ 9:52 am   303

Retro City Rampage (Vita) is being pushed to AU and NZ now. You should start seeing it on the Store shortly.

Garyoldskwl 17 January, 2013 @ 9:57 am   304

thank you very much Jawad Im glad to hear it

Garyoldskwl 17 January, 2013 @ 10:01 am   305

RCR is now up oh happy days!

You_Better_Hide 17 January, 2013 @ 10:03 am   306

@ Jawad, i will confirm we have RCR. All good. Disappointed it was not available on the PS3, but at least we got it i guess. Thank you for looking into this matter.

ROBERTWARNES 17 January, 2013 @ 10:03 am   307

It’s on the Aussie store now and it costs $16.95AU! I’m sorry, but since we’re not getting the PS3 version and no cross-buy, we should have gotten some sort of discount. Because the UK gets the PS3 and Vita version for £8.99, which is $13.70AU. So essentially we’re paying more for less. Get stuffed Sony and Vblank Entertainment.

cowbanana 17 January, 2013 @ 10:06 am   308

Jawad, what’s the issue with Sumioni missing from the store in Scandinavia when the Sumioni blog entry clearly states that it is for EU. We are part of the EU. Please don’t skirt around this and provide a real answer. Getting continously ignored is infuriating.

    Jawad Ashraf 17 January, 2013 @ 10:17 am    

    The territories explicitly mentioned are the territories we will push out to. Sadly, Scandinavian territories weren’t listed, something that falls into the hands of the devs/publisher.

R_a_z_i_e_l 17 January, 2013 @ 10:31 am   309

No offense to the developer but get stuffed Sony, No PS3 Version and no Cross Buy AND STILL the Vita version costs more for us Aussies. No bloody wonder Im not buying anymore PSN Games and just waiting for them to become free on PS+ we get screwed over constantly by prices and im tired of it. Im hoping with the new Consoles releasing Sony finally gets competitive again, Microsoft and Sony have been doing nothing happy being toe to toe with each other this long Gen.

No wonder Im a PC Gamer these days its far easier and cheaper to be a PC gamer these days especially if your Australian. The amount of time wasted looking at Blog and trying to find updates for Scapes of information you could have learnt (Very easily) how to build your own dam PC gaming Rig.

cowbanana 17 January, 2013 @ 10:32 am   310

What is the code for Scandinavia in SCEE-speak?

Almost all blog entries are labeled “Countries: AE, AU, GB, IE, NZ” including this one and the Sumioni blog entry. I’ve always assumed that those five territoriess cover everything under SCEE. Is that not so?

Where does Scandinavia belong in this listing?

R_a_z_i_e_l 17 January, 2013 @ 10:34 am   311

Part of me Wishes I had a Crystal Ball so I could have seen Project Shield coming.

Ppl complaining about poor store updates. ???? Ok its been a fairly queit year. 2012 for sony but this year things will pick up With gowa deadspace last of us sly cooper ect sure there will be more to come so please stop complaining this isnt cod u know playstation take time to bring the best not the same game with. A diffrent cover or a new number on it thanks for reading all

sakulukk 17 January, 2013 @ 11:24 am   313

Well as you are from UK, you don’t see how bad it is for others 🙂

For example before this stupid submission rules were introduced I was very excited about each store update, right now my experience is ruined, every single update I am wondering which title I was looking forward to play won’t be released in Poland…

I totally regret choosing PS3 as my main platform….


Suprised RCR is rolling out for more places so fast. 24hours is not much of a delay at all it norm takes alot longer, ok the crossbuy is not perfect but its a start good job

@313. I do see your point but not every store update has to be epic i wish it was but its not as i said in other post last year was not a good gaming year for sony due to poor releases. I am the only 1 in my household who uses psn every1 else uses steam i must amite steam is better and cheaper but im loyal to my beloved ps3 so i will wait for better days

Tonello1976 17 January, 2013 @ 12:00 pm   316


When will Jet Set Radio be replaced in the store with a WORKING copy?!

And when it does, could you please be so kind to let us know on the blog, instead of ignoring the question which has been asked a few times now…



Can you look into a discount for Gravity Rush DLC? With it PS+ I am sure loads of people will benefit from this.

How about a sale on Vita games? The US has had some really good discounts over the last few weeks

DayDr3emrs 17 January, 2013 @ 12:32 pm   318

hmm.. RCR not on ps3 in australia. and Vita one costs more. No thanks . Quite disapointed in this. Too many disapointments from psn for me. Missing games, poor communication, I think I’ve had enough for now.

Sad part is I enjoy my ps3 a lot but getting frustrated at the constant let downs.

ridster3 17 January, 2013 @ 1:04 pm   319

Any news on if we are getting Jade Cocoon to celebrate the arrival of Ni No Kuni?

It has been five years since the game was released in Japan on PSN and most forums are asking for it such as eurogamers, gamespot, ign and more…

If you are unsure or have any news, I look forward to hearing it.

Thanks. 🙂


@Jawad, Fred or whoever controls the content for the Australian PS Store.

I purchased Retro City Rampage on PS Vita through my PS3, after the purchase was complete, I pressed “Download now” to download it, and it downloaded the PS3 version, as well as the PS Vita version, and I wasn’t sure if it was a mistake or intentionally done.

chrisbutt_2000 17 January, 2013 @ 2:53 pm   321

Any word on when there will be a release date for PlayStation All Stars DLC?


supersmith2500 17 January, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   322

Man don’t I feel sorry for countries that are listed in Not Available for: won’t be getting both XSEED games and not to mention still has not have a PSM service?

About having Vice City in the Store that would be consider impossible because the game has copyrighted audio from Sony Music which is of course Micheal Jackson – Billie Jean on Flash FM so this is what preventing Vice City from being on there. I hate to say this mate but Rockstar might need permission from Sony Music first about that one.

supersmith2500 17 January, 2013 @ 3:55 pm   323

Also about that constant pausing glitch in Jet Set Radio. If you downloaded and played it first time and noticed the glitch. There is an easy fix to this. Restart the game, if not, restart your Vita. Hope it helps.

Lord_Gremlin 17 January, 2013 @ 4:08 pm   324

@Jawad Ashraf “The territories explicitly mentioned are the territories we will push out to.”

Oh, really now? Like, it wasn’t up to you in the first place… You know, at this rate just keep it to yourself and might as well not release PS4 in “explicitly mentioned territories”.
Every time I compare PSN to steam or even XBLA I’m horrified. How, why are you NOT out of business? Why? What is wrong with this WORLD… Well, I am. I keep bloody buying Vita and PS3 games…

Next gen will be ALL about DLC and digital content in general. SCEE has no place it it. Even now DLC are not added or retroactively removed from like half PAL territories. At this point I feel like supporting Sony is committing a crime against gaming in PAL territories.

SCEE keep fixing stuff that it breaks itself. Idiotic.

RatchetBoy10 17 January, 2013 @ 4:32 pm   325

Please Reply!

When is the q-force ps vita supposed to be relesed? It said january and we are halfway though!

Please tell us when! I want to play it!

cowbanana 17 January, 2013 @ 6:11 pm   326


Yeah, it boggles the mind how SCEE doesn’t seem to have the slightest clue whatsoever about customer expectations in 2013, when it comes to digital content. We’re well informed about everything that gets released around the world, and we can just watch as we get shafted time and time again.

WHY? SCEE… Why are you so poor at getting stuff published? We understand English, just publish the DIGITAL content on our PSN stores. How hard can it be? Get the deals sealed and make stuff happen! It’s just bits and bytes, it’s not like you have to deal with physical products, warehouses and logistics across borders. You just look flat out incompetent in the eyes of the modern consumer. SCEE is a dinosaurs and we all know what happened to them.

MP_is_for_Chumps 17 January, 2013 @ 6:40 pm   327

Singstar is horse$h1t – any news on when we will be able to turn on our ps3’s and not see it?

Grimm-Preacher 17 January, 2013 @ 7:14 pm   328

Any word yet if South Africa can maybe get a release for Orgarhythm and Sumioni: Demon Arts? Please

antikewl 17 January, 2013 @ 10:21 pm   329

You guys forgot to include the new PlayStation Mobile releases in this week’s update.

lagunareturns 18 January, 2013 @ 1:35 am   330

You say is live for RCR in Aus but so far today PSN is in maintenance… Meaning I can not buy it today I mean it has been in maintenance for 8 hours now… Clearly you do not want a sale and support the dev…. I mean you really have to put it into maintenance so soon after update… Oh well just keep annoying me then


wow, I remember someone on this blog saying Jet Set Radio would`nt be free in europe, so I bought the game. Dumb me.

mellan_Konsten 18 January, 2013 @ 9:33 am   332

I just read on xseed’s Facebook that they need some of us Scandinavian people to translate the game discriptions from english to Swedish, norwegian, Danish, finnish.

cowbanana 18 January, 2013 @ 10:22 am   333


I thought as much! It is mind-numbingly dumb that the small amount of descriptive text on the PSN store is what keeps some great niche games from being published in Scandinavia. Sony should offer that service for free to smaller publishers or just let them roll with English texts. Everybody who buys/plays these games in Scandinavia will be able to read English in the first place – otherwise they wouldn’t be able to get much enjoyment from the games. Duuh.

I’m sure the cost of the translation is more than covered after very few sales. Seems like a really dumb thing to let get in the way of selling digital games online. When the localisation is done, it would seem lile a no-brainer to get it out to as many people as possible, even it requires translating a tiny amount of text.

mellan_Konsten 18 January, 2013 @ 2:55 pm   334

So… Anyone with some translation skills?

sakulukk 19 January, 2013 @ 12:39 pm   335

So half of the Europe is getting finger due to stupid store description?

This should be done by sony; you guys decided to split EU store so take responsibility, I can’t believe that no one from Sony Poland is not able to understand English, or whatever other branch there is.

The amount of incompetence is so thick here that I can eat it with a spoon…

Take a look at steam, that’s how you make use of your community to translate your store.

sakulukk 19 January, 2013 @ 12:40 pm   336

Arghh was supposed to write..

“I can’t believe that there in Sony Poland there is no one that can understand English” … emotions…

NightRanma 19 January, 2013 @ 10:57 pm   337

Oh, good. Australia gets a worthless copy of Retro City Rampage for Vita. Funny how the store page still lists cross-buy and cross-save as features. Oh wait, it’s not. It’s a little thing called FALSE ADVERTISING.

All this, for the extremely high price of $17. When I could jump on Steam right now, and get a better version for $15. Hook me up with some of what you’re smoking, lads.

Project2insanity 19 January, 2013 @ 11:28 pm   338

@cowbanana; Since you’re clearly in the know, go ahead and set up a publishing company. Seriously, go right ahead. We could all do with you streamlining everything since you know how simple it is. Sure, go ahead and even fund everybody’s projects for translation. Why stop there? Fund them from scratch. It’s evidently mind-numbingly dumb since you say so. Don’t worry, you’ll make the money back in no time.

No? What do you mean you won’t? So why do you word it so arrogantly and condescendingly?


Cant be farked finding the PS+ hella mediocre Janurary page, so Chris, any chance we can get PAyday the Heist added? almost certain the Americans got it a year or two ago, im not entirely sure if it was ever added to ours, but it looks like fun :X.

On topic, bad store updates are bad, Sony really needs to start firing and rehiring the majority of SCEE, get some competant customer service people, and replace the auto-reply-robots with peple that are actually able and willing to help with concerns =/, someone should organise a mass cluster complaint to staffing or complaints, but im sure they are aware of how bad things are and dont care, the PS4 will certainly struggle, irrigardless of how powerful or spiffy it is =\


Right.i made a very nasty joke last week on here I won’t repeat it but you know who you are I upset a few people and would like to apologise to them and Jawad and the ps blog team I’m very sorry and it won’t happen again.