‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update 20th February 2013

The wait has been long, but Persona 4 Golden is finally out this week on PS Vita. Murders have been occurring in the small town of Inaba and you and your friends decide to investigate matters further and seek the truth behind it all.

Spend time with your friends and family to increase your social links, take on a variety of sidequests and extracurricular activities, or collect and fuse new Personas. Juggle all of this and more before the fog sets.


Boss battles are back and more epic than ever in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Download the free demo and confront an enraged Nine-Tails in the middle of the Leaf village as a prelude to the long awaited Great Ninja War. Fight your way through the new adventure mode and discover revamped gameplay setting new standards for the series.

One more for this week – Hearthfire for Skyrim! For the first time in the Elder Scrolls universe, purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with armoury, alchemy laboratory, trophy room, and more! With Hearthfire, the possibilities of what you can build are endless.

PlayStation Network New Content

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

PlayStation Plus PS3 Discounts

Dust 514 Starter Pack – Free for two weeks
flOw – 50% off
Fat Princess – 50% off
Urban Trial Freestyle – 20% off
Zombie Driver HD Apocalypse Pack – 30% off

PlayStation Plus VITA

Lumines Electronic Symphony – 100% off

PlayStation Plus VITA Discounts

Assassins Creed 3 Liberation – 30% off
Urban Trial Freestyle – 20% off

PS3 games

Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Price: Free
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Crysis 3 (available on 22nd Feb)
Price: £59.99/€69.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Dance Magic
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All

Pro Foosball
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Oddworld: Stranger Boxx
Price: £13.99/€17.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Sniper Elite V2
Price: £29.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Germany

Urban Trial Freestyle
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Denmark, Turkey

PS3 demos

Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires Edit Mode
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time
Availability: All

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 3
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

PS Vita games

Persona 4 Golden
Price: £34.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Ragnarok Odyssey
Price: £24.99/€29.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Urban Trial Freestyle
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Denmark, Turkey

PS Vita Demos

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time
Availability: All

PS2 games

Peter Pan Double Pack
Price: £8.89/€10.99
Availability: All


Assassin’s Creed III

Prices: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All

Capcom Arcade Cabinet

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Dance Magic!

  • Item Pack 1
  • Song Pack 1

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All


  • Boyzone – Father And Son
  • Chris Brown feat. T-Pain – Kiss Kiss
  • Tom Jones – She’s A Lady
  • Die Toten Hosen – Tage Wie Diese
  • Squeeze – Up The Junction

Prices: £1.15/€1.39

Dead Or Alive 5

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

DmC Devil May Cry

Availability: All

Dust 514

Prices: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All

Guardians Of Middle-Earth

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet Karting

Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

Resident Evil 6

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: All


Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Prices: £1.99/€2.49
Availability: All

The Amazing Spider-Man

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: Not available in Russian Federation, Ukraine

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Prices: £1.99/€2.49
Availability: Not available in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

Availability: All

Zombie Driver HD

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey


PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (Cross-Buy)

  • Costume Super Pack (£11.99/€14.99)
  • Fun Costume Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Heroes Costume Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Classic Costume Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Bad Dudes Costume Pack (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

Ragnarok Odyssey

Availability: All

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Prices: £1.99/€2.49
Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

Availability: All

Availability updates

16 Author replies

Waaah, theres no Crash Bash again, Waaah when will you sort this problem that no one else cares about, Waaah why have I no sense to just buy a disc version on eBay?

YouTube app for my Vita… When?

Bacon_Crispies 20 February, 2013 @ 15:08

When is The Unfinished Swan demo coming back to the store, it disappeared a few weeks back?


I’ve raised it with one of our guys. If all is well then it should be soon.

LordOfThePies80 20 February, 2013 @ 15:09

Urban Trials looks ruddy magic! just buy it people.

supersmith2500 20 February, 2013 @ 15:09

Sounds like the PSVita has finally got some love after all and yay the costumes for PASBR are here. = D

Hey normal human being, stop playing FIFA 13.
Instead, buy a Vita with Persona 4 Golden.

Thank me later.

Hey Jawad.
Any chance of there being some Ni No Kuni or Persona 4 avatars on the store?

Hey PSNstore team, great job on the update today. Also EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PS meeting tonight!

love ragnorack
but i have question to u Jawad Ashraf

why = trophies wen u get them pop in game them are english but when u looking in u list of trophies them al in japanese ???

Any chance the £5 minimum top up will be removed at all?
Fed up of having to spend a fiver everytime I want DLC.

Nintendo let you pay the required amount through the eShop…come on Sony!

Hi Jawad

Does DmC content Vergil’s downfall have a UK release date?

Can you try to get overboard as a PS1 classic?

Many Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Storm 3 demo is epic.

Also downloaded AC3 DLC. Namco Bandai please consider Naruto avatars. Japan have K-ON.

Quick question, what is the download size of Persona 4?


Now THATS what I call a good week for us Vita owners!

May I ask, why is Urban Trial Freestyle not available in Denmark? Denmark and Turkey only? That seems rather odd.


A decision from the publisher. It could change but right now that’s how it is sadly.


Is Hitler assassination dlc included with Sniper Ellite v2 ??!?


Singstar icon delete option – when?

Hey Jawad, is there any possibility for more full game trials for playstation plus users. I haven’t seen any new games recently.

Why is Urban Trial Freestyle not available in Denmark?!….

I’m am so tired of this!!


I think your youtube app is in the same place as my Netflix app


#2 Soon.
Any chance for HDN Avatar for Denmark?

mentholmoose51 20 February, 2013 @ 15:13

Will Sakura-so no Pet na Kanoj be getting an EU release?


Hey Jawad!
Any info when will the good old PSP games hit the Hungarian store?
I really miss them when switched from UK account to Hungarian on Vita.
Of course it’s also an option to allow multiple users on Vita :-)
I really would like to get an answer about the main blocking point not counting Willingness.

tobiasampersand 20 February, 2013 @ 15:14

Hello! Not sure if this will get a response, but a while ago I saw some rather cool Viewtiful Joe avatars in the US store. Any chance Capcom might bring them this way? I remember reading a while ago they have some issues with bringing all of their content across.

Keep up the awesome work!

Does Urban Trial Freestyle support cross-buy? If not, any chance of a PS3/PSVita bundle?


It does not sadly, but you do benefit from a discount from being a Plus member.

So more Skullgirl colour DLC getting leaked on to the store? Wonder if they know that shouldn’t be out yet until the 360 patch is up.

Also where is Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus? I’ve been waiting for that to drop since everywhere else got it.

Hi Jawad, What is going on with the PS Allstars costume packs? I really wanted to get the new ones but they are mixed in with the costumes I received with my pre-order. I know I can buy them individually but I am then being penalized for pre-ordering by having to pay a higher price, Why? Could we get a fix on this??? It was bad enough seeing the game for sale at half price a few weeks ago and now this. . .

Hi Jawad,
Is Urban Trial Freestyle a cross-buy title?


Hi Jawad,
Any idea when the UK/Europeans are getting the Netflix app on Vita? The US got it mid last year!

Just as a side note, anyone who has taken part in the Rise of the Warrior as a Spartan on the official God of War website should be getting their codes emailed out today for early access to the new Ascension demo. For everyone else it’s expected next week:



I thought Trials was supposed to be cross-buy?

alice_push_lara2 20 February, 2013 @ 15:16

Now available everywhere except Australia…

never mind…

Awesome Naruto Demo !!!!

Is there going to be the “inferno Armour”- named Armour for Raiden in METAL GEAR RISING in the future ??????
I´ve seen it´s in a steel box, buyible on amazon but I thought it might be here purchasable as well ….

Just ragnarok for me this week, picking up my physical copy of P4G on friday :)


Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarythm are still not available in Russia. Any comment?

I asked last week bout the germinator game saying it was cross buy cross save when bought with ps3 version on the games overview but can’t find it on store and still awaiting a reply please??shame trials ain’t cross buy but does look good


It is cross-save.

I notice on the US blog that SCEA are giving away $10 store credit to some of their ‘loyal users’. Are SCEE going to follow suit (given my luck I probably wouldn’t fit whatever the criteria are anyway) or is this going to be another area of contention between European users and Sony?

Hi Jawad

Is the Zone of the Enders HD collection set to be released on the EU PS Store anytime soon?


No date yet :(

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 full game will be available on the psn store?


Not likely.

Ragnarok Oddysey, P4G (finally) and Lumines for me :)


Hey Jawad

Any idea if the EU’s going to be getting Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus? the US got it last week, and I’ve heard nothing about it hitting the EU PSN yet.


I too have not heard anything about it yet. If anything, Konami will reveal it.

When will availability be updated?

Been waiting for Sumioni since pretty much forever, only to see it not available in my country when it finally gets to the european store.

No because SCEE don’t see us as loyal customers,free £10 for EU users that’ll be the day

Hey, I won a Persona 4 Golden code from IGN before christmas which apparently wasn’t region locked. How soon would I be able to use this code to download Persona 4 Golden? Would I have to wait until the store updates on Friday?


Something you’d really need to take up with IGN but the game is available today from PS Store.

I see Oddworld Strangers Wrath got a PS3/Vita double dip bundle.I was under the impression that people who had previously bought the PS3 version would be able to get a double dip discount on the Vita version.Now it appears that new customers are being rewarded while day one purchasers of the PS3 version are getting the short end of the stick. Not blaming anyone in particular, just expressing my disappointment as i have been waiting to purchase the Vita version.

Stewart Gilray 20 February, 2013 @ 17:00

This was a bit of a surprise to us, as our own release date for this was in three weeks time, hence not out in SCEA yet.

We are hoping it should work that existing owners of PS3 or VITA should get a discount on the other version.

We shall be talking to SCEE about this, but please bear with us in the meantime.


i agree the EU delay for persona golden was long , fortunately the wait wasnt because i already imported the US version long time ago, next better release games in a timely manner or ill import :D

So. Will certain EU members be getting a free game voucher like US members?

Carnivius_Prime 20 February, 2013 @ 15:27

Grabbed me the Capcom arcade games. I loves this stuff. Pixelly with scanlines and everything. Ahh…

markymillertime5 20 February, 2013 @ 15:29

Haha £60 for Crysis 3?! Can I have what you’re smoking pls. Oh & when’s spamstar being removed from my xmb bar & trophy list?

It seems certain PSN users in the US are being given a free $10 of credit for the store through their message boxes. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone from EU at all? Or is this gonna be US only?

Hi Jawad.

Is Metal Gear Rising hitting psn soon? Konami promised day one digital release sometime ago.


Rising won’t be getting a digital release just yet.

Lots of intressting stuff this week. Persona and Ragnarok looks so tempting.

Is there any chance of Psychonauts coming to PSN soon? The Americans already have it, so it shouldn’t be a big problem, come on. And I mean it in earnest, I’m dying to play it.


You almost have me, Sony. Very close to getting a Vita because of The Golden, just waiting to see one in a sale/a slightly more affordable price.

Devil_May-_-Cry_ 20 February, 2013 @ 15:31

Any news on capcom avatars?

…why does there seem to be even less PS+ content this month than previous ones? I mean I get you are giving away space for PS3 games (which is what I paid for) to make room for mediocre Vita ones (which I have no interest in, why is there no single purchase option, there likely will be in America -.-) but even then there seems to be less content than other months?

MordecaiHunter 20 February, 2013 @ 15:31

CRYSIS 3 £59.99 EU —> CRYSIS 3 $59.99 (£40.00) SCEA …

I Do Hope EA Goes the same way as THQ did,

It’s “Ys” not “Y’s”.
That is all.


I knew I did something wrong – I just never fixed it!

Any word on whether us the European regions will be getting free PSN credit, as people in the American regions have been receiving free $5-10 vouchers throughout the day?


A friend of mine decided not to make a European PSN (on his Euro PS3) and made a US account instead and has been rewarded with cheaper games, more variety and one of these vouchers. Are we going to be screwed over again, or get to share the love this time around?

Why is Urban Trials not available in Denmark!?

Hi, Are we gonna get Counter Strike in EU? Thanks


Come on man.. please bring Gauntlet 2 back to PSN Jawad!!! :(

This is a freaking good day.
Persona 4 Golden finally out (2 days before retail release).
Somioni out almost every where.
New costume packs for All-Stars.
And today we will hear about the PS4.

Hey Jawad will we be able to pre-order Sly Cooper on the store or will it be a case of getting it on the day? Also the pre-order bonuses will we be able to get them if we buy digital?


Just wondering what’s up with the store that we can’t add free stuff to the basket anymore? I guess it’s to make PS+ stuff harder to download … but very irritating. Very irritating having to individually download stuff instead of mass adding to download list. Please put it back to how it was before?


A couple of things:

1) What on earth is Oddworld: Stranger Boxx? The store description indicates that it’s a bundle of the PS3 and Vita versions of Stranger’s Wrath, yet you and the store itself have it listed as just a PS3 game. This makes no sense.

2) Ys Seven was already available everywhere except Aus and NZ and now it’s finally available on those two stores as well.

Is there ever a week where you guys don’t make mistakes?


Ugh, the Ys bit should read “Now available in…” not my error there!

Stewart Gilray 20 February, 2013 @ 17:01

Yes it’s meant to be for PS3 and PS VITA, however something got a little messed up and it’s only listed for PS3.

We have notified our SCEE Account Manager who is trying to fix it now.


Great update guys.
Sadly i already purchased PS4G and Ragnarok second hand hard copies online since you took so long to bring them to our region – despite the versions i purchased already being in English.

Your loss.

Trials for me today.

Why is Urban Trials not available in Denmark?!


Any idea what day the March Plus content will be announced?


Give us a discount on most wanted [DELETED]!!!


Chrono Cross, please?
Is there a chance for Yakuza: Kenzan! import?

Pretty awesome PSVITA update!!!!

Oh and YES!!!!!!

Sumioni: Demon Arts – Now available everywhere except Australia, New Zealand
Orgarhythm – Now available everywhere except Australia, New Zealand

Are there any sales or price drops this week?
Also can we expect a Capcom sale in the next few weeks?
Finally will EU users be offered a 10 Pound or 10 Euro PSN code like how US PSN users got $10 ;3


Can someone tell me what’s happened to Yu-gi-oh decade duels plus? It was released last week on the 13th and still no sign of it or information to go off. I know the US has it as well as the european xbox players, why not us?

As Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm are now available in more countries.

Should these games not be listed on the latest tab for these countries? Ofcourse I know they are available now so I will just search for them but for a normal consumer they will not see these games.


@kivi95 I think they’re still not available.

Hm, I see P4g and Ragnarok being added to psn today, but Orgarythm and Sumioni is not. Not even when searching.


Can I just urge PS Vita owners to please buy Persona 4 Golden, its the best Vita game to be released to date and I really want it to do well. When I was in the States back in January I picked it up a bit early and have to see I highly recommend it as someone who has now put 120 hours into the game it is stunning. I have a brief review of it up on IGN http://www.ign.com/blogs/c0mmandershepard/2013/02/15/persona-4-golden-review/
Check it out! Otherwise a nice update this week with a lot of content hopefully tonight will be a great conference with loads of software as well, consider me excited!


To everyone asking about the Store voucher that some USA users got. How many times do we see on here the team telling us that SCEE and SCEA are completely separate entities. There is no reason to assume that anything SCEA does will transfer over to SCEE.

I too would like some Persona 4 Avatars I WANT YUKIKO!!!!


Is making her your love interest in game not enough?

Where is Sumioni: Demon Arts?

It is not on the store. I can’t find it via search either.

RobertMorridin 20 February, 2013 @ 16:15

<3 Persona 4 Golden.
Played it years ago on the Ps2 and got the US import as soon as it was available at my local store.
Visuals could've been updated a bit for the vita version, though not too much anyway because it would've lost the charm.
Still an awesome game.


@Domino2097 I want Chie. Actually, forget that, I want Mara, the [DELETED] Chariot. That game was rated M in US for a reason.
@cowbanana Good thing I’m not the only one who noticed.


Do wonder if I get a response anytime.. (Almost no reason to alter text, whit the lack of response)
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
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?


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Do wonder if I get a response anytime.. (Almost no reason to alter text, whit the lack of response)
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
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

Following now avavible on Vita and off my list (and seems they are just stealth added, not anounced in blogg):
Valkyria Chronicles 2

Any chance of getting Counter Strike soon? Should I just give up hope?

Hi Jawad,

Do you’ve got extra news on the release window for Oddworld Munch HD in Belgium? In the Dutch language store I use we don’t need the French version anyway, as we play everything in English ^^

Stewart Gilray 20 February, 2013 @ 17:03

We were advised to only release the French version in the Belgium Store.

If this is not the case then I will push forward on getting the English version published in other stores as soon as possible.


P.S. The Language versions are on their way still, but we had some teething problems getting some of the work done.


What is wrong with this dumb (CENSORED) every week you reply to only 10% of the comments with suttle pathetic inconsistent replies which is complete nonsence what are you getting paid for? What is your job description? To igonore the community ? We want certain games why not go and be persistent to the publishers and developers to give us what we want. You know you can do more yet you do same (CENSORED) every week because your lazy. Well done sony you have some great staff

supersmith2500 20 February, 2013 @ 16:29

One day sometime I might buy Persona 4 Golden but not right now since I need to focus on my cash. I may pick it up via retail maybe next month instead of GoW Ascension I think and get it after Sly 4 in April. Trust me, when Fred reveals the PS Charts next month. My bet P4G tops the Feb’s Vita charts for EU.

Just give up and get it on Steam. SCEE will always dodge these questions or give you the same answer anyways.

…so PSEA gets $10 of free credit, and we get a useless customer service team? seems legit.
As does making the PS4 stream suitable for them to watch during the day, despite being one of the smllest demographics
Jawad, find out wth we arent getting what £15-20 of free credit, or you might aswell just not bother selling the PS4 in Europe, with all the crap we put up with the American’s should be loosing $10 to make it remotley even, not getting yet more reasons to hate PSEA for being so much better than PSEE -.-


@Shadowdragoon “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)”

Erm, it’s not close to confirmed it IS confirmed. By multiple publishers. It’s one of the reasons for the hate SCEE is getting here constantly. And why PS store so obnoxiously pathetic compared to XBLA and Steam.


Concerning the price reductions of Darksiders 2 and its DLC: The season pass still costs €14.99/£11.99, but the three DLC items it grants access to cost €4.47/£3.58 together. Are you going to reduce the season pass’ price?


Any news on the Dynamic Theme preview issue?

Surely the producers of such content have noticed a drop in sales since they stopped providing a preview video of each Theme (of which, before the Store change, they used to offer)?

If you actually look at the numbers of people buying the Dynamic Themes it’s dropped to pitiful figures since the “blind sales”. I know I certainly won’t buy any more until I can actually see what I’m spending my money on.

Any update would be greatly appreciated.


Demon arts still not in the vita store..tried searching also a no go… when will u ever learn to do it right the first time…


@Dermado Don’t worry, PS4 will be coming to US in November and to EU only in 2014 (March). They don’t really give a damn. Store was garbage and will stay garbage for PS4.


Oh, any just wanted to point out that back when I’ve imported US copy of Persona 4 Golden it cost me LESS than it costs on EU PS store. And I’ve bought a new copy back when it came out + add price of shipping. I must admit that this game is absolutely amazing, but still stuff like this should draw some attention.

shatteredirony 20 February, 2013 @ 16:51

How typical we don’t get answers about the gift the Americans got I’ve like others tweeted playstation Europe and as alway get no answers what we not pushy enough to deserve a gift from yourselves do we need to threaten a lawsuit daily to warrant a response. I mean considering ps3 sales in Europe far out weigh the poor sales in the states and Japan I think we deserve the same treatment or are we a secondary market to you folks even though we go that extra mile to make sure your brand does well in Europe Compared to your “target country’s”.

Can we get an update on Sumioni? It is not available.

And why is Urban Trial not available in Denmark and Turkey?

SCEE needs to fix these situations. It’s crazy that the publishing deals can be made to leave out two countries. You can keep your PS4 until you get rid of all the crazy regional crap. I’ve bought my last Sony platform as long these retarded situations keep popping up. SCEE is just abysmal in their handling of PSN, services and publishing.

Tell the dev/publisher of Urban Trial Freestyle to add cross-buy and open for sale in Denmark, then they will get me as a customer, plus a lot more.

mellan_Konsten 20 February, 2013 @ 16:54


this must be the best update ever imo. finaly orgarhythm and persona 4 g for us swedes.

and this is just the beginning of the rest of the future with only a couple of hours left of the old world.

i’ve been on the hype train for some weeks now and it keeps on accelerating ;)

however i still can’t enjoy my ps vita version of the when vikings attack bundle (won’t install, stops at 15%), this is the fourth or fifth time i’m asking this questio. Do you know if someone is looking for a solution to my problem?


@shatteredirony There’s such a thing as “being taken for granted”. SCEE are gonna keep at it until it all comes back and bites their backside.
@cowbanana Really glad to see people realize that SCEE policy is ridiculous.
Reading all those comments got me thinking… PS4 will be coming out soon… Will SCEE manage 1 entirely competent update in the meantime? As a precedent. You know, to show such a thing can happen at all. So far for every good thing there’s a bad thing (or two) when it comes to SCEE updates.

Hey Jawad, the bundle “Split Second Velocity Ultimate Edition” for PS3, released exactly a month ago, is vanished from the Store. Would you kindly verify what happened to it?


After all the broken promises and all the delays, coupled with with the bias towards the American market. The decision to have 3 different localised stores, which is a stupid idea, do you guys think that Ps4 will sell with this current business model. I bet the Australians and New Zeland crowd and all the other countries you neglect to publish in but the 360 does will vote with their wallets. I for one won’t be buying fed up of being treated like the cousin that never gets invited to the party.

was looking forward to trial freestyle.. :(
strange decision not to release it in denmark and turkey.. :/

Hey jawad
I just got the dust free dlc that is free on plus but it’s not showing up in the game? Anyone else having this problem?


Hey Jawad…Was not supposed to be avaliable in this update today for the psp and psvita a game by nis america called Generation of Chaos Pandora’s reflection?

It says so on Nis america’s web…Do you know if there is an issue with it?


i really don’t see the point in the oddworld bundle, the game doessn’t even have a cross/save function!!!
a really nice discount on both versions individually would have been a much better idea because as good as the game can be i surely won’t play it twice!

As for the Skyrim DLC’s now all of a sudden they are not available in Luxembourg too, as usual great communication sony !!!!

Stewart Gilray 20 February, 2013 @ 18:04

Not sure what you mean by “a nice discount on both versions individually”.

If you mean for people that own the other version, then yes we are doing that, it was supposed to go live with this bundle.

All things we are fixing.



If you feel mistreated by SCEE, imagine living in Denmark where we get even worse service… it’s tragic, really.

I’m done buying new Sony platforms until they fix the stupid regional differences. This isn’t 1995 anymore. Everyone is connected across borders these days and we all know when we get left out, which is something no one wants to deal with.

Sony is such a massive dinosaur. No wonder they bleed money left and right. They have no clue about the current marketplace and they move at a snail’s pace. I’m not going to buy a PS4 and get the redheaded stepchild treatment on that platform as well. I’m done with that.

Sony, get with the times or fade away. The current situation is untenable. Dinosaurs don’t belong in the 2013 digital market.


@DBcoopmore I actually don’t have a problem with that as a fact, but it’s kinda offensive that they call it “loyal customers” if that’s exact wording. I mean, which market is more loyal, paying more despite poor treatment?

Fruity_snowdrop 20 February, 2013 @ 17:23

Well that sure solved my dilemma about whether to buy P4G now (it is not available at retail here) or get my sister to bring it over from the states. Pay 25% more or wait a few weeks, in which I don’t have much time to game. No brainer.

Something is very wrong with your digital distribution platform when it is substantially cheaper to buy physical copies at full retail price overseas.

another_gamer195 20 February, 2013 @ 17:25

I Don’t usually ‘defend’ scee, But what does scea giving $10 credit out to ‘some’ people have to do with them (scee). of course i’d love a nice little gift myself. But don’t believe i deserve one just cos ‘some’ US ppl did, we are different entities, scee/scea.. That i DO have a problem with, as (as allways) i believe US get better everything than EU, so sooner this psn business is intergrated into a global one, the better.. Anyway, Do US have chance for ‘some’ ppl to win good games every week, (friday-debate), and what about plus games. i hear enough ppl here saying US one is crap, compared to EU’s.. though personally i would choose theirs, more discounts on new stuff, instead of getting better full games i allready bought at release.. lastly, though i know certain devs (or sen ?) actually think a pound is same value as the dollar. but (really) how much is 10 $ in pounds ?. so ppl wanting free tenners or 10 euros are allready asking for too much, aren’t they ?.. maybe a free five£o...

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I Don’t usually ‘defend’ scee, But what does scea giving $10 credit out to ‘some’ people have to do with them (scee). of course i’d love a nice little gift myself. But don’t believe i deserve one just cos ‘some’ US ppl did, we are different entities, scee/scea.. That i DO have a problem with, as (as allways) i believe US get better everything than EU, so sooner this psn business is intergrated into a global one, the better.. Anyway, Do US have chance for ‘some’ ppl to win good games every week, (friday-debate), and what about plus games. i hear enough ppl here saying US one is crap, compared to EU’s.. though personally i would choose theirs, more discounts on new stuff, instead of getting better full games i allready bought at release.. lastly, though i know certain devs (or sen ?) actually think a pound is same value as the dollar. but (really) how much is 10 $ in pounds ?. so ppl wanting free tenners or 10 euros are allready asking for too much, aren’t they ?.. maybe a free five£or€ would be best to ask for/complain over.
btw. don’t no scee-df ppl be thinkin i gone soft or anything, lol. (you know who you are).


Wheres the Raiden costume for Playstation All Stars Battle Royal? As far as im aware we are missing 4 costumes, one being Raiden. Its the only one I want. Please say we will get it :(

@Stewart Gilray

Thanks for coming on and clearing that up for me, much appreciated. Not in any real hurry anyway, still have Munch’s Oddysee to finish as well the backlog, was just surprised to see a bundle. Will keep a look out for the discount. Thanks again

I can’t download the Hearthfire DLC for Skyrim it keeps saying An Error has occurred when I try to checkout and confirm the purchase ????

Great update, some very good PS3 demo’s this week, Sly, Naruto AND Dynasty Warriors!

Coincidentally, the Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires demo has been available since like 10:30AM this morning. Was it an accident? Not complaining of course, I was just wondering :P


Ha, quite a week! Well, I reclaim The Infamy, Bloody Palace aand dat Raiden skin (Got the game today, yay! :D)

Hope you get your Rising copy soon Jawad!


Just Hearthfire for me for now, and Raiden outfit when I get the game.
Can you guys PLEASE bundle all those Rockband, Rocksmith, Singstar, whatever,.. songs in respective folders? Such a pain to browse through.. And why not put the newest content up top automatically? Feels like such a hassle having to select/filter ‘newest’ all the time just to see what’s new.
Hope this store design gets changed upon, or atleast improves a lot fast..


I have just one question,

Why has Tomba! had a price increase??

It is now the same price as Tomba! 2


still missing Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm in polish ps store


Hi Jawad please answer!
As Spartan in Rise Of The Warrior in godofwar.com I got my demo code but when I try to redeem it it says “Code not valid or no longer available” what should I do Please HELP!


Hi Jawad

I still can’t find

Sumioni: Demon Arts

on the UAE store.

PS: Jawad your name is so familiar are you by any chance Iranian?

No answer on why the US are getting free codes then?

There’s always been the psp double bundle packs of persona 2, 3, and trails in the sky and whatnot. I guess we’ll never see like a triple pack of all 3 for cheaper, since the single and doubles are all pretty expensive = /

Still, at least Ragnarok came out = ), and I got p4 coming in the post to combat the memory card space problems

Hey Oddworld Stewart, I saw that there was an Oddworld patch on Vita recently, and then it was taken down again. Do you know when it’s going back up? I’m really looking forward to being able to disable the back touchpad on melee controls as I keep bumping into them. Thanks.

Also, any news on when the other Oddworld game releases on Vita?

I purchased the PS-Allstars costumes, they originally included a costume for Dante,Raiden and Big Daddy costumes. Are they coming later or have they been removed permanetly?

Hope you can help guy.

“Y’s Seven – Now available in Australia, New Zealand”


Sorry, just had to.

OH, by the unholy Kratos! Crysis 3 is £69 or 79.02Euros in Norway. Wow, that’s…just…brilliant.

This is such an honour! I want to thank the publisher of Crysis 3 for making sure that I NEVER EVER buy the game from the Playstation Store. I would also like to thank my mother and father for teaching me to be sensible with my money and to pay less for the same product if I can. Last, but not least, I have to give a shout to my wallet: You are going to stay just as fat as you are for now. We’ll find Crysis 3 cheaper, well, anywhere.

Just saying.

I know you Playstation dudes don’t have a say in this. It’s just completely idiotic that digital downloads costs A LOT more than buying the disc.


Any impending news on Counter Strike: Global Offensive? Or are Sony and Valve just going to disregard Europe altogether?


I’m not saying that I think I deserve money from SCEE for being ‘loyal’ or whatever , I just think it’s rather weird, with the whole, SCEJ SCEA SCEE, which causes things seem so disjointed. And in general I just find the move curious, seems a decent marketing move, but why specifically US?

I don’t think anyone should be saying we should get money for PS store or anything like that at all, I don’t feel like we need to be rewarded for spending money on PS related products, because when you buy a product, the reward is the product.

YouTube App for PS Vita in Finland, Denmark & Norway??? 2 weeks ago they added as official region so add those apps into these countries!!! please next week

@130 buy it from US store seems VALVE & Sony hates Europe


I bought Dust 514 Starter Pack, but I cannot download it. When I check my assets, none of the items in the Dust 514 Starter Pack are there.

Please help?

Thank you for all the awesome games, my ps+ subscription is paying dividends :)

PhantomOfOpera 20 February, 2013 @ 20:24

Hi Stewart

The discount for Stanger does not work for people that purchased the PS3 version. However I understand this will be fixed but it would be nice if we can be notidied on the blog when it is available.

P.S You should become a regulare contributor on PSNation Podcast.

No Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm in the Swedish store yet :/


Got the Skyrim dlc. Yay. Is there any chance of some Ni No Kuni avatars please. That would be cool. Thanks.


Already imported P4 Golden on release, but I beg ANYONE that is interested in RPGs to please give it a shot, it’s literally my favourite game of all time as the PS2 version, the Vita version just adds and adds to it.

Also please add Persona 4 avatars. I need Rise, thanks. <3


What’s the point of releasing Skyrim DLC when it is not available in any major market? I just don’t understand the reasoning behind.

@Stewart Gilray:

I applaud you for connecting with the community on this blog. Wish more developers would do this. Hope to hear you again soon on PS Nation.

lunalicrichard 20 February, 2013 @ 21:20

It’s now no longer a rumor . People have gotten $10 free from Sony today . And again Europeans get NOTHING !
This again shows that we are second class to Sony , and they don’t give a (CENSORED) about us !
That’s what i get for being a long time costumer and have spend many thousend’s of dollars on your products !
Please tell us why you take a dump on us every time !
Whats the deal with this U.S only B.S ? Explain to me why Sony apparently hate’s our guts !

lunalicrichard 20 February, 2013 @ 21:23

To be clear : It’s not about the 10 dollars . It’s about being a second rate consumer to Sony and Microsoft ! If you’re not American , then you’re not good enough to get what they get . That has to stop ! NOW !

Awesome month! My wallet is crying so bad :( ACIII:L, P4G, Hardboiled Chicken, Ragnarok, Sly, Trials, arr!! My Vita will explode :D I’m running out of free space on my 32 GB memory card! C’mon Sony, give me a 128 GB card!!


I guess it’s cool that we FINALLY get Ragnarok Odyssey and Persona 4, but talk about being late to the party. I imported and finished Ragnarok last year. I’m sure people could say that about Persona, too.

Not much I’m interested in here. I might check out some free PS+ stuff.

Jawad or whoever, can you get onto the lads at SEGA and tell them that they really need to get Phantasy Star Portable 2 working on Vita?

DiscworldDeath 20 February, 2013 @ 22:03

Jawad, what gives about the PS Vita 1st anniversary sale? It was supposed to be up till the end of the day – I went to the store to get some last minute sales, and it’s gone.

What’s up?


My homeboy Charlie Tunoku is finally here. Insta-buy.

One of these days, we might even get P4: Arena, however unlikely that may be.

No Sumioni: Demon Arts and Orgarhythm in the Polish store either…. why?

I put a very sarcastic reply detailing all the crap SCEE does on a repetitive basis, whilst commenting on how great SCEA is. Calling the Australians all convicts (as a joke for why they “used” to be part of Europe) and that they and the Germans deserve worse content.

So ofcourse, why would we expect even the bear minimum in Customer Service standards, how dare we complain that not only do they get better more helpful replies, cheaper digital games earlier, better email and phone service and an all round better experience.
SCEE should be sending them the money we spend on the lack of fair currency conversion to fund this, infact they should turn off the email robot monkies and replace them with tins of spam.

Orgarhythm isn’t on the Norwegian store either, even when searching :(

Rainbow Moon discount pls

Is there any information regarding when the Koei PS2 Classics (Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors) that were recently released on PSN will come to excluded countries such as Denmark?

Why isn’t Sumioni: Demon Arts on the store? Hello?!

mellan_Konsten 21 February, 2013 @ 12:49

still no sumioni or orgarhythm on the swedish store and still nobody is answering my questions regarding when vikings attack not working on my vita.

can someone (anyone) confirm that my coments are visible to other people?


It’s not you. It’s just the usual apathy/ignorance/ineptitude from SCEE. Business as usual, I’m afraid. I’m not really sure anyone around here actually cares about the store or customers…


Seems like its not avaliable anywhere cept the initial countries still. What a bummer. Oh well, guess I can give my money to xseed via american psn instead.

Still waiting on that free £10.
Oh wait we arent American.
We should be glad you arent bolting on more crap to the XBM, and firing the remaining “customer service” staff
Im amazed the PS4 is even getting released over here, but how will they manage to make ours suck, costs £300 more? release 6 months later? Region lock all the decent games?
PSEE should be incharge of SCEA for a week, they will be begging us to take them back -.-
clearly, the SCEE team is stable enough, with a gruntled level of users, they have so many staff dedicated to reply to questions (none of which are repeated every week and all are replied to), that they can afford to ship out the majority of the team to America, where they dream to be, one would hope they dont come back.


What’s with the hugearse unavailability list of hearthfire?! I was looking forward to this!


how about some discount/pricedrop on older DLC
Dantes Inferno, DeadSpace, Kingdom Of Amalur
also who decide if ther be a bundled pack of all the DLC or not as some game lack bundles at all
and then ther is disegea3 or how spelled that have a mere 47euro price tag for all the dlc. didnt even pay that much for the game

So Jawad, is there a possibility of Medievil 2 ever coming to the store?

Hmn, ok, Sumioni can be found via search from the Vita store now, but it is not properly implemented in the store yet. It is also not available on the SEN browser store, not even via search. I am hesitant to buy it since SCEE staff usually mess everything up and I’m not in the mood to wait for more refunds or contact the horrible, horrible customer “support”. SCEE has just been unbearably bad lately…

Is there someone braver than me who has bought, downloaded and tested Sumioni?

I have bought, downloaded and played through the tutorial so far. Works fine for me.


I tried searching for it a few hours ago (via the psn store on the ps3) and I didnt find it… maybe they finally started pulling their fingers out of their butt.

Did anyone else get a random store update last night? (pretty sure it was 1.03) did it change anything? theres still the useless pointless, PS+ advertisements,crappy search and no search history/filter, in short I dont see any changes, anyone care to explain o_O?
Or did SCEE bolt on something else no one will use that I overlooked x_X?


When can we expect an eu release of counter strike global operations?

Hey Jawad
I am absolutely loving Ragnarok Odyssey but all the trophies for the English version I downloaded from the store is in Japanese.

Would love to see Legend of Dragoon on the EU Store. Its topping the charts in America after its release last year. So no reason not to release it here! Have waited years to play this fantastic game again and would gladly pay the price for it again!

I know there are many more European fans who have been waiting patiently for an age for this game to be released here. Time for Sony to Deliver!!

CharcoalDragon 25 February, 2013 @ 06:34

it’s only been 1 week out of the advertised 2, but the dust starter pack is no longer free and is asking for ~$14. What’s the deal?

OuendanCyrus 01 March, 2013 @ 21:31

The Persona 4 Golden release would actually be exciting if I hadn’t already completed the Japanese and US version 3 times.

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