‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update, 30th January 2013

The combined talents of Studio Ghibli and Level-5 bring us the hugely anticipated Ni No Kuni this week (available Friday 1st February). Join young Oliver in this heart-warming tale as he makes new friends and allies in an attempt to save his mother.


Bayonetta the mystery, she came along with a destiny. This is her life, a battlefield telling her who she is… Unleash brutal yet graceful attacks in this non-stop climax action title from the creative minds that brought you Devil May Cry.


If that’s not enough, EA’s Crysis 3 open beta will also be available this week, letting you experience the title’s unique sandbox multiplayer action before its official release in February 2013.

And still we’re not done! The good folks at Rockstar aim to please once more with another PlayStation 2 release – the great Grand Theft Auto: Vice City!


Having just made it back onto the streets after a long stretch inside, Tommy Vercetti is sent to Vice City by his old boss. But all does not go smoothly upon his arrival in the glamorous, hedonistic metropolis of Vice City. His only answer is to fight back and take over the city himself.

PlayStation Network New Content

Content may be added or removed, or move dates – please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.

PS3 games

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


Disney Pixar Cars 2 Ultimate Edition
Price: £23.99/€29.99
Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE


Crysis 3 open beta
Price: Free
PEGI: 16
Availability: Available only on PS Plus for Germany. Available to all elsewhere.


Dead Or Alive 5 with Hotties Swimwear Set Bundle
Price: £36.99/€44.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All


Hitman Trilogy HD (available from 1st February)
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All


Ni No Kuni – Wrath Of The White Witch (available from 1st February)
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


PS3 demos

Sound Shapes
Availability: All


PS Vita games

Price: £11.99/€14.99
Availability: All


Let’s Fish! Hooked On
Price: £14.99/€19.99
Availability: All


PS Vita demos

Sound Shapes
Availability: All


PS2 games

Donald Duck PS2 Double Pack
Price: £11.99/€14.99
Availability: All


Dora The Explorer: Dora Saves The Snow Princess
Price: £7.99
Availability: UK, Ireland only


Dynasty Warriors 4
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


Dynasty Warriors 4 Empires
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


Dynasty Warriors 5
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxemboug, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany, Saudi Arabia, UAE


Kessen III
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


Rollercoaster World
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All


Samurai Warriors 2
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


Samurai Warriors 2 Empires
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine



Jetpack Joyride + 50K Coins
Price: £1.59/€1.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


DmC Devil May Cry

Prices: £3.19/€3.99
Availability: All

Port Royale 3

  • Harbour Master

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Max Payne 3

Prices: £7.29/€8.99
Availability: All

Resident Evil 6

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

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


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


Prices: £3.19/€3.99
Availability: All

Sleeping Dogs

Prices: £1.19/€1.49
Availability: Not available in Germany

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

Availability: All

33 Author replies

Hey Jawad i hope youve had a good week so far.

Just bought Dokuro for the Vita and it says its the trial version :/ No trophies are synching either.


I’ll look into this. It’ll probably get fixed before you know it.

Same problem with Dokuro =/

No sales or discounts this week?


The Final Fantasy sale is still on for one more week. We’ll have more sales soon…

supersmith2500 30 January, 2013 @ 15:03

Wait a sec, I thought the Hitman HD Trilogy was going to released today?

Will Okami HD or Angry Birds Trilogy ever have a discount? Ps Plus or not… Also, no Ps Plus discounts this update, huh?


Maybe in the future. Okami is worth every penny, personally speaking, though!

Carnivius_Prime 30 January, 2013 @ 15:05

Hm, not one thing on that list appeals to me. Never mind. Can we please have Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition as a Plus freebie? Also someone mentioned original Amiga Alien Breed was getting a PSN release with online 2 player and trophies? Is this true and when would that be available cos I’d buy that instantly.

Also Rockstar seem to have almost all their PS2 games on PSN now… but still missing The Warriors. Although I would far prefer a HD remake of it.


We’ll look at SFIV.

Alien Breed eh? I did see something, yes…

TheKillerSnowman 30 January, 2013 @ 15:05

Are we geting Some Aliens Games from the PSone and PS2 soon?????

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 January, 2013 @ 15:06

Any update on the option to remove the Singstar spam on my XMB? Turning on my ps3 is becoming increasingly difficult because of having to see that unwanted trash every time i wanna play a game -___-

@ Jawad (comment 1/2):

Hi there! I’m back to annoy you once more… er, sorry. Four quick questions this time:

1) I’m here to ask about the classics I have requested last week, namely Crash Bash (SCEE/Universal/Eurocom), Chocobo Racing (Square-Enix), Hogs Of War (Infogrames, now Atari) and Destrega. I won’t ask again for the first Marvel Vs. Capcom due to the reasons behind the unlikeliness of its rerelease in PSOne form – I’d buy Marvel Vs Capcom 3 personally, but I need to get my hands on a PSVita first (and for a purchase as expensive as a new console, I need to either find a job or wait until next Christmas).

2) After completing the Spyro games, I wanted to “reward” SCEE’s efforts by actually purchasing a game for once, namely Megaman Maverick Hunter X – and I liked the demo for Megaman Powered Up, but due to the unavailability of physical copies, I need to ask: will it become available on the store one day?

(to be continued)



1. There’s no update on any PSOne titles in the coming weeks. Third party titles (namely Square Enix) are not planned and I don’t see anything changing with that anytime soon.

Crash Bash is still hanging around in limbo…

2. If Capcom want to put it out there, I don’t see why not(and it all passes QA etc).


I have the same problem with Dokuro /:

Oh dear, pretty poor content this week then.

Well, I guess it’s hard to wow people every week.

Thank God for the Crysis 3 Beta, or it would be dire :-)


I know opinions are just that, but Ni No Kuni! Surely you guys are hyped about that?

@ Jawad (comment 2/2):

3) I guess the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD collection is a PS3 exclusive for the same reason KH1 and KH2 were PS2 exclusive – the numbered titles are under some kind of contract with Sony, right? I’m asking because I’d love the HD collection not to be limited to a Home Console release – much like how the MGS HD collection came out for the Vita, will the same happen for KH 1.5?

4) The last point isn’t even a question: I just want to thank you for what you’ve done so far, as you allow us to keep in touch with SCEE by providing feedback – mutual feedback, at that. Of course, so many commenters can’t be pleased at the same time – but you’re always here to assure us that every request is acknowledged by SCEE, and is eventually pleased. Right now, the Spyro games filled the void in my PSP, so I wanted to give you my congratulations about that. Cheers, buddy! :-D


3. I wouldn’t know the contract details and unfortunately wouldn’t even be able to talk of it even if I did. Whether they’ll get a Vita port is a mystery to me, too. Whether they’ll even get a western localisation is also a mystery…of sorts.

4. You’re welcome :)

I’m getting the DmC Devil May Cry costume pack later on.

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 15:06

since im getting hitman HD collection tomorow i think next week il get gta 3 and vice city from ps store :D

What about Dead Space 3 preorder? The US store already has it since the 8th, will the game even be available to buy via the PSN store? A little clarification would be appreciated, i need to decide where to buy the game from!


At the moment we have no plans to put it up for pre-order but it will be available through PS Store.


Good price for Hitman Trilogy, Skyrim DLC is starting next week right?

Bacon_Crispies 30 January, 2013 @ 15:07

Glad to see a Sound Shapes demo, never really “got” it from just watching videos but now I can try.
Also wasn’t there suppose to be some Ni No Kuni DLC on the store today due to the game being delayed?


Looks like there may be indeed.

Oldest_Ancient 30 January, 2013 @ 15:07

Hotties Swimwear set?

C’mon DoA at least try to be subtle.

Hey Jawad! A while ago there was a free PS+ exclusive DLC pack for Dungeon Defenders in the US store. Any chance we could get it here as well?

And to anyone reading this, check out Bayonetta if you already haven’t! One of the most fun games I’ve played on PS3.

Will you PLEASE include trailers/examples for the dynamic themes? I been tricked into buying absolute rubbish too many times. It comes across as a scam by both parties.

Trust in SCEE is at an all-time low. Don’t make things worse.


This is currently being investigated so there could be a change in the not so distant future.

Hello, can anyone please tell me the download size of the crysis 3 beta?! Many thanks!



Any status for Sumioni and Orgarythm? With that I mean if they will get expanded to more countries soon.


Not yet, sorry.

almighty-slayer 30 January, 2013 @ 15:08

Good work putting links to the webstore on there…even if you did only do it for 4 games :p


We’re adding them as we go! Sorry, it takes a little time and we wanted to get the post to you as quickly as possible.

I’ve been asking this question for some time now and it never gets answered, but I’ll ask again: are the any plans on releasing Chrono Cross and Dino Crisis 2 on EU store? Both are in the US store for quite some time.


Short answer would be…no. :(


Same problem with dokuro bought full game about 1pm and says trial ive tried downloading again a few times but still the same :(

Any news on ‘Q-Force’?

Quite sad there’s no Sly Cooper demo…ho hum.

Just release Hitman HD Trilogy already!!!


Thanks for the update jawad.
Was looking forward to “The Port Royal 3” DLC. Loving that game at the moment.


How come you guys can update the web based PSN waaaaay before the PS3 store? surely if the content can be downloaded already by buying them from the website and downloading them via the download list all you need to do is link the content on the store no?

Just the crysis beta for me today but any chance of a sale on Okami?

PS thanks for the free unfinished swan game :D silly engineers


The updates roll out bit by bit for an easier time. Imagine throwing all the content out there in one go at exactly the same time – it’s quite strenuous.

dora the explorer is out on ps2 classics, stand back vice city you have some competition, also is there an update on wake up club yet or has someone at SCEE forgot to set an alarm to remind them when to put it on?


@20 crysis 3 beta is 1.4gb download :)

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 January, 2013 @ 15:11

Oh and whats up with those lame random avatars which often veer extremely close to copyright infringement?

All we want from sony is some nice avatars from our favorite 1st party games, but all u ever put on the store is 100 of these garbage no-name avatars cooked up by a 3yrld and another 50 garbage avatars from 3rd party games we all hate like crack-head Dante 6 -___-

This os rediculais GRRRn dfh

Anyone know why my BOUGHT, and FULL Little Big Planet on Vita is now saying “TRIAL VERSION” across the main page?


No PS Mobile games listed in the update anymore?

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 15:12

supersmith2500 <<<< ps3 store later today dont be so impatient boy lol
im getting it tomorrow disk version :) £20 and then next week maybe cars 2 gta 3 and vice :D


No new deals for PS Plus? :(

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 15:14

dora the explorer is ewwwwwwwwie LMAO and i just heard that tommy vacetti gunned her down about time someone shot her lol


@Jawad: Dance, fight. Spin around! :P

So, err, I’ll be having some Bayonetta, DmC and that Crysis 3 beta there.

And here I thought January would be a quiet month, but alas, no…


Glad you got it haha!


nice update, but sony pleaaaase fix the PS Store layout you cant find anything in this new store

StefNighthawk 30 January, 2013 @ 15:15

Hoorray lots of PS2 goodies…

… oh wait –
Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine

SCEE Region curse strikes again.

I guess the PS4 will be
Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
for me.

Maybe I’ll get one some years after its release when only a handful of its services dripped to Belgium and the game-catalog has grown some more (probably not much as some titles will not be available in Belgium)

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 15:15

Jawad Ashraf when is the following games getting added

vice city stories / lib stories and the warriors oh and lego harry potter years 1-4 (years 5-7 are on ps store but not the 1st 1 4 years


You’ll have to wait for the respective publishers to reveal that, if anything.

nicce update all that dw stuff is super awsome thanks jawad btw any news on cs go ??? or i heard somewhere jak x may be coming to classics ? thanks man

Bayonetta in PSN, great!
I really would like to see Rapala Pro Bass Fishing in PSN as well.
Thank you!


@29 – Free Unfinished Swan? I want me some of that!

Not available in Finland, Not available in Finland ,Not available in Finland …wow why?


I never post on the Blog but I just wanted to give feedback on Dokuro. As stated above the bought version downloads as a trial version with no trophies. We need the full version to be uploaded. Hopefully this error can be corrected soon.


Hi Jawad, nice update :)

Two quick questions:

1) Any news on the Vita version of Ratchet and Clank Q-Force, thought it was due in January, looks unlikely now?

2) Nice to see a slew of Koei games on the PS2 classics front, any chance of seeing Samurai Warriors 1 soon? I enjoy 2 but the first was better in my opinion and would like the chance to play it again.

Thanks in advance!

I want Hitman today! — Runs with wallet to US PSN Store ;-)
— Now downloading ;-)

Will you pls reply to this.

When will Wipeout Fusion and youtube come to ps store?

Hey Jawad. Can you please confirm if Dead Space 3 will have a digital release on PSN?





Good work on more PS2 Classics!

I would love any of those PS2 games on the VITA

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 January, 2013 @ 15:19

Something positive now – Bayonetta for £12 is a great introductory price for a older digital title.

True the game is utter trash :) because of how Platinum Games couldn’t be bothered to port the PS3 version properly from the xbox version, but still its a very good price for those who really want to play the game despite being so inferior on PS3.


@17 Bacon_Crispies

If you go to Latest Add-ons & sort by newest content first, then the two free Ni no Kuni familiars are there. :)

Jawad, I don’t think there are but any avatars today? Would love so much some Ni no Kuni ones.


No avatars today but there is a Ni No Kuni theme for PS Plus users.

Will Dead Space 3 be available through PS Store?

Would like to get an answer as I’m still holding off on pre-ordering it….


That’s the plan, but we don’t have plans to have it on pre-order.

55# Yes it will but no pre-order.

what about Ninja Gaiden Sigma?? last week the US territory got it. I think Europe should get too.

hersenschimmel 30 January, 2013 @ 15:26

God, I’m looking forward to Ni No Kuni. Have the Wizard Ed. preordered @ Amazon uk. Here’shoping I’ll get it before the weekend. Probably not :/


Good luck!

I’m just disappointed I couldn’t get the gorgeous gold coin from the US :'(

Ah yes, thanks Kivi!

Ni No Kuni only £50 – bargain! So much better than £40 in a store, or £70 for the limited edition with cuddly toy and 500 page spell book.

Possibly the most important Sony exclusive this generation and offered at such a ridiculous price. The mind boggles.

Other than that, erm, next week looks good ;)

You can buy a new limited edition Bayonetta on Amazon for 15 euros.~


Climax version? Doubt it.

supersmith2500 30 January, 2013 @ 15:31

Btw, my questions:

1. When will Sly Cooper 4 demo come since US has it?
2. Any word from Superbot about the All-Stars Royale DLC Costumes?
3. When is R&C QForce coming for the Vita?
4. Will the Hitman games be released seperatly as well?


1. Nothing to announce yet…
2. Same…
3. Same again (sorry!)
4. Highly likely, stay tuned.


Any reason for why Ni No Kuni is only 6GB in the EU store as opposite to 21GB in US (6GB + 15GB) ?

@48 It was already mentioned in December in the blog post about PS3 version that Vita release will be “early 2013” so you can make your own conclusion …

markymillertime5 30 January, 2013 @ 15:35

Still “discussing” spamstar are they?


Still no guilty gear accent core plus, what is sony europe doing this game is out worldwide except europe for nearly 3 months now and is out everywhere on xbox360, you can waste no time getting crap like dora out on the store, im seriously getting annoyed by this every week the guilty gear questions get ignored when it comes to the typical COD crap its answered instantly what the hell is going on, Sony you need to sort your store submission system policy.

This is one of the best store updates I’ve seen, honestly. I can feel a very strong sense of nostalgia pulling me towards those Dynasty Warriors titles…

Keep up the great work, guys!

Hi Jawad, can you please tell me when the 16 gb Ni no kuni file is available for download ? due to its huge size i would hope it goes up today so it will download in time for friday. Can you please clarify wether it’ll be available before friday or not untill friday. I did pre order btw and have had my wallet charged today. Thanks.


I believe it should download on the day but I can’t confirm at the moment.


Is there any news regarding Ratchet Deadlocked HD?

Is there a concrete date for the previously suggested Vita sale? Or is it just sometime in the future?



Very soon!

One Question:

I pre-ordered Ni No Kuni and got all the downloads done, but the download currently available is only about 6GB while everyone’s been talking of a 20Gig download size.

Why the size difference? Will another download be made available?

I just want to be able to play the game moment it becomes available to be played and keep all downloads done by then.

Hi Jawad

Will the Hitman Trilogy be sold separately as well?


Strong possibility but nothing to confirm yet.

Hi Jawad
any news regarding the Ps Vita dedicated sale?
Maybe next week or so?
Have a nice day :)

Well, I see that SCEE is hard at work to ensure low PS4 sales in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.


Hi Jawad,

Any news about ratchet and Clank Q Force for PS Vita.
It should be released in January.

If I put my PS3 disc in and select the cross buy feauture it says the PS Vita version is available on Janary 19, 2013 but it’s still not there.

Can you please give us some information about this?

Thanks you very much ;-)



Please update the first post about dokuro, ive downloaded 4 times and its still not fixed.

The ‘Community Feedback Pack’ for Sleeping Dogs is missing from the store (Not the same as the community gift pack, BTW)

Also, pretty miffed the Sleeping Dogs is coming to Plus so soon – you only just had it on Sale and we know it sold well. This is happening a lot of late and making me reconsider my Plus renewal.

Also, will LBP2 be leaving Plus anytime soon? I want to actually BUY it, which I can’t do while it’s on the IGC.

Can NOT wait for Ni No Kuni!! Argh!! I’ve been watching Studio Ghibli movies, playing the demo. And Friday is STILL not here :( I think I might just go to sleep….Can somebody wake me up when Friday comes please?


Thanks for the heads up on Crysis 3 beta. :D Wouldn’t have bothered going on to the store the day and wouldn’t have noticed it. lol. Am downloading it now. :D As someone has previously said, its 1.4GB

I noticed people asking for the Dead Space 3 pre-order. Might be a good idea to allow people to pre-order now, pay for it/take out auto payment at midnight while it auto-downloads and will be fully installed for when they wake up. Well for the PS+ subscribers anyway. Just a thought

Jawad, this whole Ni no kuni file size has got some of us fans who pre ordered worried that we wont be able to PLAY the second it turns friday 1st ……. please PLEASE clear all this up.


Yeah, finding out what I can on it.


Hi Jawad,

I’ve asked Activision about this and not got a straight answer so maybe you can help me out. Why is it that The Black Ops 2 Season Pass costs £41.99 on the UK Playstation Store but only £32.99-£34.99 on the Xbox 360 Uk Store? Will you look into getting this rectified? I can’t see how it’s fair that we need to wait 1 month after Xbox 360 and pay more.


Wow, I don’t recall being that impressed with the store update in a while, well done :)
I feel like I’m probably the only person who cares about this – any word on the full European PS Mobile rollout (or any word on when there will be any word on it)?

No sly cooper… I’m out.

If anyone wants the new ‘SLY’ demo get it off the US PSN Store if you can. It was the best demo i have played this month for me:P
+ nice to see a few more PS2 games hitting PSN;)
+ i wish all the ‘Dynamic Themes’ had pre-views. I don’t fancy risking buying 1 if i don’t know if they look good or not.

ryannumber3gamer 30 January, 2013 @ 15:59

So again we still don’t have the Sly Thieves in Time demo?! So the US PS Plus members got it last week and everyone in the US gets it today and yet we still don’t even got the demo. Again i’ll say i feel it’s unfair since the US get Sly Cooper Thieves in Time on Feb 5th (In other words about a week) and they have 2 demos while we have to wait till the 29th (or 27th i’m not sure.) Which is about 2 months and we still got 0 demos. I’m really disappointed, i was going to get the demo on both my PS3 and Vita if the demo was out today.

Also another thing is where is the PS All-Stars costumes? It’s almost been 2 months since the US got them and we are still waiting and i think they need to come out soon since Kat (from Gravity Rush one of the best Vita games ever!) & Emmett (From Starhawk)come next month.

Please will you guys give us some info about these. Will we only get the Paris demo of Sly or will we get that and the saving Sir Galleth mission that the US got with the R&C Trilogy?

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So again we still don’t have the Sly Thieves in Time demo?! So the US PS Plus members got it last week and everyone in the US gets it today and yet we still don’t even got the demo. Again i’ll say i feel it’s unfair since the US get Sly Cooper Thieves in Time on Feb 5th (In other words about a week) and they have 2 demos while we have to wait till the 29th (or 27th i’m not sure.) Which is about 2 months and we still got 0 demos. I’m really disappointed, i was going to get the demo on both my PS3 and Vita if the demo was out today.

Also another thing is where is the PS All-Stars costumes? It’s almost been 2 months since the US got them and we are still waiting and i think they need to come out soon since Kat (from Gravity Rush one of the best Vita games ever!) & Emmett (From Starhawk)come next month.

Please will you guys give us some info about these. Will we only get the Paris demo of Sly or will we get that and the saving Sir Galleth mission that the US got with the R&C Trilogy?

Any news if the EU store is getting Xenogears as a PSone classic? :D

Didn’t know C3 was having a console “beta” Will check it out.

i thought the whole PSN pre order policy was that you could download before release date so that its ready for midnight the day its released. 16 gb will take my internet about 10 hours to download so when everybody else who bought a solid copy is having fun im sat twiddling my thumbs. Can we have an official confirmed statement please because if it downloads on the day im cancelling my pre order and buying from store first thing friday morning. This is a pretty big issue so can you please find out before you go home. Thanks

ryannumber3gamer 30 January, 2013 @ 16:02


So after reading through the comments, There’s still not even a confirmed date on the Sly demo yet!?.

didnt see your message about looking into it before previous post. Thanks Jawad

pinkplaybunny 30 January, 2013 @ 16:02


I can’t see the Port Royale dlc on the web based store which has been updated I believe?

Also I was checking out if xcom enemy unknown is on psn and i’m confused. It says ‘full game’ rather than ‘disc only’ but doesn’t seem to be available to buy?


Is there any reason as to why I am being charged for downloading the new Max Payne 3 DLC ‘Deathmatch Made In Heaven’, if I’ve already got the Rockstar Pass? All the other DLC that I haven’t downloaded so far say ‘Free’, but this doesn’t. But I’ve just downloaded it, under the impression that I would get it free. Not fair and angry and words of an understatement!!! :@


R&C qforce was announced for the 30 january on psvita 2 month ago and now nothing and you know nothing????? it’s a joke because it’s not funny


im also confused about the whole ni no kuni preorder.
Even the helpdesk couldn’t tell me.
I also want to know when we can download the rest of this game.
Got a 5.8 gb file too.

Lets hope we can download this game fully before 1 feb and not on the day itself. 16gb is a long wait for some people and wait another 24hour(feb2) before its on your hd would be not cool.

Can we please get a monthly post that states what full game titles will be out that month as digital downloads on PSN.

I prefer buiyng my games on PSN even at a higher price, but it is very annoying not knowing if a title will be released or if I have to preorder the box version. Especially as preorders from physical retailers are done days before release meaning when the title is announced for PSN its too late.

hi is there any kind of information on wrestlefest reasons being it was announced on the blog before xmas there is dlc available in store so please any info


Why are all those Koei games unavailable in so many countries? I don’t need them since I own all of them on disc, but it’s strange to see so many countries left out.

Nothing for me this week…

Good job Jawad, good to see that the Store is updated by the time the blog post is updated too. Also happy to see you getting in touch with us right after you post this.

Bravo to you and the team.

One question, where the Disgaea avatars removed from the store? I can’t seem to find any =(


Ni No Kuni will have another part to download on Feb 1st, check the forums http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Role-Playing-Games-General/bd-p/66

Great update!

I have Ni No Kuni downloaded and was wondering when it will be available to play. Is it at midnight on friday? Or somtime during the day.

any update on Dokuro? I don’t want to buy it if it’s still only giving the trial then having the hassle of a refund, I don’t think I ever got my refund for Mutant Blobs being broken at the vita launch (anyway of finding that out?)


For those having issues with Dokuro, please contact Consumer Services for a refund. Once refunded you will then be able to re-purchase the game in working order.

Apologies for the inconvenience on this.

Uh I just read some people saying theres a 16gb download file for Ni No Kuni, I downloaded a 6gb file, is that not the full thing?


Whats the consumer services number?

Hi Jawad, there are two free Ni No Kuni familiars to download as well which I’m assuming are the freebies for the weeks delay. Also, it’s handy to access the SEN store while at work (not that I do that of course) and get everything ready to download when you get home. But you can’t add videos to the cart to download, only watch in the browser, can this be changed?


way to confuse me lol.

your reply to the street fighter 4 on plus question was we will look into getting it on plus(which is great) but chris just replied to me the other day to say i was save to buy this title as there’s no plans for it in plus.

i have not bought it just yet and now im back to holding off for it lol.

nice enough update ill be grabbing hitman come friday i think


Ah sorry! Take Chris’ word over mine!


It speaks wonders that you want us, your customers, to call a way overpriced customer phone service to get a refund for something YOU (not you, but Sony) have messed up. Shouldn’t you be able to refund all who have purchased the broken trial only version automatically?

And Dokuro is certainly not the first time this has happened… (For the record, I’m not hit by this issue, because I haven’t bought it)


Once again, apologies on this but sadly this is the quickest way to rectify the problems consumers have faced.


@ Cirran…… the whole game is 21 gb in size so nope you dont have it all. Alot of people think they have it installed and ready to go on friday but its only a small fragment of the game


And where is Ratchet and Clank QFORCE for PSVITA??? :((

Ummm… Why are the Dynasty warriors and Samurai warriors not available in northern Europe?


if its true what the earlier post said about a further part for Ni no kuni having to download on friday the i feel like i’ve been conned because ages ago when i pre ordered im positive it said can be downloaded up to 2 days before official release to ensure its ready to play the day of release. Still waiting on some official info on the whole fiasco please Jawad.

@108: není …

Hey Jawad, what about ragnarok for vita? Um waiting forever for that game, can you give me some news about it?

WildRushSykes 30 January, 2013 @ 16:35

Having trouble downloading the Max Payne 3 Deathmatch DLC it says its available fee as part of the season pass which i have but its still priced at £7.29!! Any news on a fix? Also where is the Ni No Kuni DLC :)

You don’t communicate with us, so i keep it short as possible:

Singstar icon, delete, when?

so Dokuro is sorted now and I’m safe to buy it?


Have you tried from in-game? It should be free for you then :)


@Sykes go into dlc menu then sort so that it shows newest first the scroll down and you will see the 2 Ni no kuni dlc.


any chance of the the other 2 golden familiars popping up on the store soon?


@ F3I1xbxb i gave up waiting for ragnarok odyssey ages ago , just buy the US version like i did from ebay, great game btw

BTW – Dokuro works now – purchased about 20 minutes ago directly on Vita.


Hey Jawad,
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?

India falls in english speaking regions, so no localisation needed. I was a bit worried since even Dokuro may miss Indian store, which would suck (thankfully it didnt happen).
Also, Corpse Party was released here but not the sequel, should I bug Xseed regarding this and other published games missing from indian store?
Please reply, hoping I am not bugging you.
Cheers :)

DiscworldDeath 30 January, 2013 @ 16:43

As a lover of S-RPGs, could we please get Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Ogre Tactics: Let Us Cling Together for the PS Vita on EU?

Ah dammit, for some reason when I download stuff from PSN it gets corrupt on install. Like I almost have to download most things about 5 times before it works. A 21gb file is gonna be a pain…

@rob_dee81 yeah im getting tired to… What im going to do is make a new ps Network account from US and there we go… No more waiting for ragnarok, persona 4 and chrono trigger… Just not to mention that with a US account i Will get the games a lot sooner that here in europe…


Any chance of an answer about ni no kuni before you leave today jawad, you guys really should know ALL the details of something you’re selling to the public.


Do we have to call the customer support to fix the Dokuro issue?! Can’t they just refund the people who bought it at that certain time like they did with LittleBigPlanet Vita? Such a hassle having to call them for it to be fixed.


Well i called customer service and it went pretty much how i expected. They dont know the issue and me asking for a refund without them knowing the cause put them in a hard position.

Now i have TWO leads of investiagtion. The blog and customer services, im not annoyed but SOMEONE should have seen this coming.

Dokuro went through some kind of QA/Oversight right?
How hard is it to look at a game and see if its a trial or not.

@F31xbxb Theres a reason Chrono trigger will never come to EU PSN, No pal version was ever released for the PS1 version of it. As for the other 2 games, import them from amazon. I already have both (Ragnarok isnt that good imo).

I have the Rockstar Max Payne Season Pass but Deathmatch Made In Heaven is trying to charge me $13?

@Cirran yeah i know that, bue we can forget that psvita is a console with no region restrictions so…. I dont think that regions is going to be a problem, bue maybe you are right.



The Dokuro fail is unbelievable. Once again SCEE puts on a display of utter incompetence.

Where do I find the contact information to get this resolved. What email do I write to? I am not going to call some phone monkey.

Sony owes me money for a faulty product now. I have a useless demo I paid for. Why can’t you just fix the download?

as for the refund
it might take 2 weeks like what they did to “mutant blobs attack” early adopters
or it can just take less than 12 hours like how they dealt with “little big planet”

good luck!

Phantom_Blaze 30 January, 2013 @ 17:00

Nothing that interests me this week, in fact i’ll be surprised if anyone is, the “hugely anticipated” game is £50… really disappointing.

Not sure games companies keep giving us the old stuff, including Nintendo, must be because you can’t come up with anything new.

Also Q Force was supposed to be released in January, nice to see you kept your word there.


Do you know when the Assassin’s Creed 3 avatars are going to be available on the UK store?

Also, I know Wake up club is coming on the 6th February, but i’m really impatient so if you could speed up the release (that everyone had months before us) i’ll be very grateful!

@F3l1xbxb Even with a region free console it can’t happen as no one published the game over here. You need a publishers permission and as no one actually published it…? Something along those lines.

alistair_thomas 30 January, 2013 @ 17:01

Any word on Resident Evil 2 (and Street Fighter Alpha) being made Vita compatible again?



Still not working for me, its still the trial version.
Load the game up once youve downloaded it and youll see.


Wow Jawad, the store update has really outdone itself this time!!
Been hoping that the Koei Warriors games would go up one day and youv got a good big batch of them now! Thank you!!

Didn’t see the Hitman trilogy coming either, what a great addition to the store :D
That and other things, I’m sure many will be happy for Vice City too :D

Made up for Plus not being too interesting for me this month, thanks a lot!!
Good work :)


well thanks for keeping me informed its only been an hour since you told me you were looking into it. As a Sony customer and fan its getting harder and harder to ignore frustrating situations like this. I guess now you have my money its “you’ll get it when were d**n ready to give it” looks like this is my last pre order on PSN , in the end ive paid more and it looks like i’ll be waiting all friday for it to download, what a pointless service.

@Cirrad maybe you are right about that, bue the other two are taking forever to get to europe… I really think that im going to create a new account from US, even the games are cheaper there…and with paypal now…even better

Great to see the Dynasty/Samurai Warriors series getting some love in the PS2 classics department. Any chance on more? Namely Dynasty Warriors 3 or Samurai Warriors 1.

I kno this is nothing to do wiv this update, but I waz wandering
If any1 can shed some light on the reasons that
Ps all stars was taken off the January sale early on in the day
of the 28th, yet was still advertised as £17.99 (for plus)?
When added to the basket it came up wiv £39.99, the issue was
also reported by several others and no reply or resolve was found?
Another user was told it would b on sale for the whole day, but come 4:30pm
I was unable to purchase it at the sale price due to this issue???

Can we get some DLC with PS+ please like we used to.

How about doing a movie selection for PS+ so we can get one film rental a month from a set of films selected by Sony?

Whats chances of getting any of these games on Ps+

Free Realms (lifetime membership or any membership)
Worms (first one)
Burnout Paradise add-ons?
Doom 3
Killzone HD
Mass Effect 1
Mass Effect 2


why no dynasty warriors or samurai warrios in Belgium?


It’s been a while now, any news on Vita YouTube for the missing countries?…

Why can my Android device do this on every country and not the mighty PS Vita?

heh good one rockstar games.. anyone who has rockstar pass for max payne 3 prepays dlc content for 2012 only!

now pay for it…



Please answer my question from post #131

When you guys messed up Little Big Planet Vita with the broken install, things were fixed automatically on your end, within a few days, if I remember correctly. Why do I have do anything this time with Dokuro?

Please provide a way for me to get in touch via email.

You are aware that this is getting farcical, right?

Dosentortellini 30 January, 2013 @ 17:24

Dear Jawad or someone else:
1. any news about skyrim dlc ? i thougt it comes at 1st of february …
2. will heartfire be released next week
3. goddamn, is there any skyrim dlc next week? if not im gettin totally out of my mind….. cant wait longer ! im REALLY afraid that skyrim dlc dates getting so shitty like CS:GO

Nice update.

But Ni No Kuni – Wrath Of The White Witch for €59.99.
When will they realize that digital content for these prices will not work? the basic retail goes for €47.99 en the limited for €55,00


Do you think theres any chance Capcom will bring Chaos Legion to the PS2 Classics? It was my first PS2 game and i’d love to see it make a return.

Any chance that Konami may release digitally more Silent Hill games any time soon? Hoping to see
Silent Hill 4 PS2
Silent Hill 5 & 6 PS3
Silent Hill HD collection PS3
Silent Hill Origins PSP

Also very impressed at the amount of PS2 games released this week. Be great to also have Dynasty Warriors 6 PS3 digitally and one day Fallout 3 & Fallout Vegas digitally released.


Hi Jawad!

I have a problem, regarding Resident Evil 5. I’ve donwloaded it thru PS+, when it was free and then deleted it for HDD space. Now, when I try to download it again, it acts like it is the first time, and ask me to pay 20 euros. Any clue?

Will there be any BIG update of PSOne classics again, or will they be released as they’ve been, lately, one or two at the time?

Is there anything we can do, as costumers, realistically speaking, to “pressure” Square-Enix, to release Crisis Core, Birth By Sleep, the Chrono Series, Type-0, etc? Do things like petitions have any chance of working?

Thanks. :)

Dear sony

Why no Dynasty Warriors for these countries
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxemboug, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey

And why do i need to make multiple account to download some decent (old games) us/jp example took freaking ages to get sotn over here
and we still missing a ton of good old games

Hope you fix this when ps4 arrives scee is pretty horrible so far :P


I just got ni no kuni wizard’s edition and it’s effin AMAZING! All of you not getting this game yet are missing out! I’m so happy @.@

May there be more Lego games released on the store being the Star Wars and Indianna Jones PS3 titles and lastly Star Wars: Force Unleashed PS3 on the store?

Hey Jawad and/or anyone else on the team!

There is a PS2 Classics I’d like to play again, namely Jade Cocoon 2. What are the chances something like that would end up om PSN?
Also, I never got around to play Final Fantasy XII on the PS2, how are the possibilities on seeing that game available for download in the future?

Jawad, why is the Hitman HD Collection being held back to the 1st Feb, when the US Store had it available since last night?

quidditys_shore 30 January, 2013 @ 18:44


I don’t normally post here as I tend to think things are great & going well, however i’m extremely frustrated now.

I bought ratchet & clank q force JUST to play on my vita. Once I did I maybe would have a go at the connection between the vita & ps3 however after being told it WOULD be released in January I’m now still waiting to play a game I bought 2 months ago! This is simple not good enough! After reading insomniacs Facebook post which basically blames Sony for this (since removed) I find it farcical that we still have no official word, have not even been informed that it has been delayed & STILL don’t know when if ever I’ll get to play the game!

If this won’t be released within the near future then will you be contacting retailers so customers like myself can return these I complete games for a full refund?

So we’re on the edge of January going into February 2013.

PSVita got Xmas sales announced in November 2012 for USA. Since then on this blog, there has been pointed to a PSVita sale like that with the words ‘coming soon’.

So we’re 2 months on in time and counting. Coming soon for a PSVita sale, that wasn’t there for all Xmas for SCEE aka no support for a device that needs more sales than 4 mln units, coming soon is Xmas 2013 or Xmas 2014?

I bought Ratchet & Clank more than 2 months ago, but as you’ll all know by now I’ve been unable to play this on my Vita… The activation screen showed December first, then January (and it still shows January 19th). PlayStation customer service in the Netherlands now claims that the game was always supposed to be released on January 30, but it’s now delayed. What a bunch of lying *****

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 18:59


im gettin hitman HD collection tomorrow before anyone else gets it so i laugh at all of you im gettin it before youuu na na na naaaa naaaaa

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 19:05

bad news for you all = Hitman HD Collection being held back to the 1st Feb
good news for me = im getting my copy 1 day ahead of everyone else tomorrow WOOHOOO if anyone is jealous good i cant wait to play all hitman games tomorrow WOOOHOOO

while everyone has to wait till friday i dont WOOHOOO im getting it tomorrow yes yes yess wooo woo woo wooooo

remove_singstar 30 January, 2013 @ 19:06

Folks if SCEE put something on the store that doesn’t work then tell you to phone a premium rate phone line to get it fixed they’re are breaking the law.

Go to http://www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/consumer-protection/#.UQlu4b82bWY

and report them.

GenocideHeart 30 January, 2013 @ 19:15

So, when is SingSpam going to be at least movable elsewhere in the XMB? I still am not going to buy anything new until something’s done about it, you know. Just rentals and used games for me.

Since apparently only money talks for Sony, I’ll hit where it hurts. No ability to move icon, no money from me, simple as that.

StefNighthawk , count me in .

Will only buy a next gen when enough services are available in the benelux + the price has dropped, why no respect outside countries like uk / spain / france / italy / germany.
This time, Sony must much harder do their best to me to convince me to buy a ps4.

ni no kuni free stuf only intresting on update this week.

singstar forced icone = blamage to so sony . Equal to the psn hack into my eyes both not asked.

Is the Diroku download problem fixed?



would be good if Dynasty Warriors 3 was there xD


any chance we can get a sale including castlevania symphony of the night? seeing as US psn got it in 2007 and we got it last month

Any news about a Sly Cooper Thieves in Time Demo?? Please Answer :)

MP_is_for_Chumps 30 January, 2013 @ 19:44


LOL great PSN ID dude :D

Post more on the blog please :) i get the impression they have zero intention of removing singsh*1t from XMB and are hoping that we will forget about it and stop complaing.



Any chance of the legacy of kain games coming to ps3?
thnx 4 the answer

FreddyGPaulsen 30 January, 2013 @ 19:46

A norwegian gaming website (spill.no) claimed that a demo is availeble of Sly Cooper, Thieves in time for ps+ and everybody would get it 29/1. Ive seen no demo on the store, do you got any news of a demo ?

Will the rest of Europe get the Warriors games eventually?


1 hey how come psn america has a ninja gaiden sigma plus on ps plus for ps vita for free and last week they had foosball as well on ps plus while we have nothing

2 is mortal combat is gonna be again for psn plus soon cos i missed it


Hey Jawad,

A few weeks ago Tomba 1 and Tomba 2 were priced $7.90 over here in New Zealand, but know it has changed to $15.50. Can you please explain the reason for that. Thank you.

@ Bilalsouda

1. They got NGS plus in January, Europe got Mortal Kombat recently that SCEA didn’t get. I’d take MK over NGS plus anyday.

2. Shouldn’t have missed it I guess. They’re never giving a game they brought for free in a month again soonish because why would they give the same game multiple times instead of new ones? Members that grabbed it wouldn’t like it to get same stuff again…

How come Sony don’t even promote their own game in EU Psn. No Sly demo ? That’s ridiculous.

So wheres this elsewhere at?

(Crysis 3 Beta)
“Availability: Available only on PS Plus for Germany. Available to all elsewhere.”


Please please please we need a sort function for the Download List. This is horrible! My HDD Crashes and i have to look into over 700 Downloads to see what is Demo, Full Game, DLC…..

CoolRichy008UK 30 January, 2013 @ 20:15

FOR THE LAST DAM TIME MP_is_for_Chumps and other singstar moaners

SINGSTAR IS NOT ADWARE does it have a virus in it NO honestly you lot dont know nothing about the ps3

ADWARE viruses happen on the PC NOT THE PS3 what side of the bed did you lot wake up from

the more you keep asking sony to remove singstar the less they will im gonna pay sony to keep the singstar on the ps3 just to anoy people mwahahaha :D


@Jawad: FYI Gotham City Imposter is not on the Instant Game Collection. When you Click the Game in the Overview there is an Error Message ” You can not buy because blbabla”. I can only DL it via Search.

Crysis Open Beta is showing nowhere in the Store. Only in the Web Store.


sad to see no plus content this week. the one game i would love to see for sale is killer instinct arcade idition in full hd, i loved playing it in my local arcade bk in the day. that would be awesome. it was out around the same time mortal kombat came out. peace.

sin_hellknight 30 January, 2013 @ 21:20

Hello i wanted to know if there has been any word about The legend of dragoon being released on psn can you please reply i want to know thank you.


Not a great week. Dokuro would be interesting at half that price, and I’ve heard okay things about that fishing game, but I don’t even want to fish with animu girls.

Is there any particular reason that you’re making people wait for Hitman Trilogy HD and Ni No Kuni when I could walk into a store right now (well, in an hour when they open) and buy them because they’ve been out since yesterday?


Well its going to be a very busy gaming month for me with Ni No Kuni, and Feb’s plus content and my rather LARGE backlog of downloads/disc. Would like to ask if there was any possibility of a