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New on PlayStation Store this week: FIFA 16, SOMA, Blood Bowl 2

Plus, Batman Arkham Knight is your deal of the week

It’s another exciting week here on PlayStation Store as FIFA 16 takes to the pitch, along with the unstoppably popular FUT in which you get to build an unbeatable squad to take on the world.

If that’s not for you then make sure you check out sci-fi horror adventure SOMA on PS4 – an unsettling story about identity, consciousness and what it means to be human.

There’s also plenty of promotions starting this week including Batman Arkham Knight as our deal of the week, a ‘games under €20/£16’ promotion and the PlayStation Retro sales – check back tomorrow for full details.

Enjoy!

PlayStation StoreOut this week

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ps3

 

psvita


  • Heroes of Loot
    (Out 22/09/15)
    £4.39/€5.29/AU$7.90

  • Pumped BMX +
    (Out 22/09/15)
    £7.99/€9.99/AU$14.95

  • Strike Solitaire & Strike Solitaire 2
    (Out 24/09/15)
    £6.49/€7.99/AU$11.95

PS4 DLC

  • EA Sports FIFA 16
     
  • Ultimate Team Points (out 22/09/15)
    Prices Range from £0.79/€0.99/AU$1.45 to £79.99/€99.99/AU$150.95
  • EA Sports NHL 16
     
  • Bronze Players Premium Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £0.39/€0.49/AU$0.75
  • Gold Rare Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.55
  • Rare Consumables Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.19/€1.49/AU$2.25
  • Rare Mega Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £13.99/€16.99/AU$25.95
  • Silver Players Premium (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.99/€2.49/AU$3.75
  • Silver Premium Jumbo (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.19/€1.49/AU$2.25
  • Silver Rare Players Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £4.99/€5.99/AU$8.95
  • Bronze Premium Jumbo Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £0.39/€0.49/AU$0.75
  • Bronze Rare Players Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.19/€1.49/AU$2.25
  • Jumbo Consumables Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.69/€1.99/AU$2.95
  • Jumbo Gold Rare Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £7.99/€9.99/AU$14.95
  • Jumbo Rare Consumables Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
     
  • 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.69/€1.99/AU$2.95
  • Original Arkham Batman Skin (Out 22/09/15)
    £1.69/€1.99/AU$2.95
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors 3
     
  • DLC Pack 2 (Out 22/09/15)
    £6.49/€7.99/AU$11.95
  • Rocksmith
     
  • Blow Me Away – Breaking Benjamin (Out 23/09/15)
    £2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55
  • So Cold – Breaking Benjamin (Out 23/09/15)
    £2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55
  • Polyamorous- Breaking Benjamin (Out 23/09/15)
    £2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55
  • Breaking Benjamin Song Pack (Out 23/09/15)
    £6.49/€7.99/AU$11.95

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store.

Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in September

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Hey

Why is the Dungeon Travelers 2 demo not on the German PSN?

Btw you forgot to list those demos

Disgaea 5 (PS4)
Dungeon Travelers 2 (Vita)

poor NISA getting ignored as always ;_;

Also missing is the new LBP2/LBP3/LBPK costume for Peace-whatever Day, dunno the English name nor i want to check…

Oh, and the Jurassic World demo for PS4 and PS3.

I think it has to do with the German age ratings. Some lewd games might not make it over to certain countries.

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Hyped for retro discounts!

i hope there are completely different titles than the US sale because there was nothing interesting for me… :/

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Yes, they’re largely different titles

Good to know.

Hi there, Chris, Fred or whoever is going to reply.

During the past weeks, i’ve tried to report a couple of issues with the Store and/or PSN, but as of today, nothing has changed, and no one replied. All attempts to contact the Customer Support brought to nothing except a truckload of unprofessionality. Could you please take a look at it?

1) One of the DLC for the PS3 title “Ridge Racer 7” doesn’t seem to work anymore. The content is named “Decal Set 13” or “Set13 Decal Ridge Racer™7” or “PAC-MAN Sticker Set” (there are 14 “Decal Sets” for this game, but the ones from 11 to 14 change their name in the Download List for whatever reason, not important anyway). Anyway, this “Decal Set 13” used to work, but now it doesn’t anymore. I can get it, i can download it, i can install it, but the game doesn’t seem to see it. It’s like it’s not activated properly. It definitely used to work before. All other DLC for this game definitely works. Please take a look at it. The problem, again, is in ...

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Hi there, Chris, Fred or whoever is going to reply.

During the past weeks, i’ve tried to report a couple of issues with the Store and/or PSN, but as of today, nothing has changed, and no one replied. All attempts to contact the Customer Support brought to nothing except a truckload of unprofessionality. Could you please take a look at it?

1) One of the DLC for the PS3 title “Ridge Racer 7” doesn’t seem to work anymore. The content is named “Decal Set 13” or “Set13 Decal Ridge Racer™7” or “PAC-MAN Sticker Set” (there are 14 “Decal Sets” for this game, but the ones from 11 to 14 change their name in the Download List for whatever reason, not important anyway). Anyway, this “Decal Set 13” used to work, but now it doesn’t anymore. I can get it, i can download it, i can install it, but the game doesn’t seem to see it. It’s like it’s not activated properly. It definitely used to work before. All other DLC for this game definitely works. Please take a look at it. The problem, again, is in the UK and all the other European versions of the Store. And possibly worldwide, but please, take a look at it.

This is the content i’m talking about: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/addons/ridge-racer7-decal-set-13/cid=JP0700-BLJS10001_00-PDECALSE13000013

I’ve already tried everything, including:

– Formatting the HDD and restoring everything
– Deactivating/Reactivating the system
– Using another account/profile (DLC is region-free)
– Deleting the savegame (i wanted to restart the game from scratch anyway)
– Redownloading the content and reinstalling the game

The problem is the file itself, it’s not recognized by the game. Even the size is wrong compared to other DLC of the same type. Again, it can be downloaded, it can be installed, it’s just not working in-game.

I also wonder if others have the very same issue, because no one ever said “yes” or “no”, they just ignored my messages or posted unrelated feedback.

CONTINUED…

Sorry for the comment being split in two. Anyway:

Again for Ridge Racer 7, several pieces of DLC have disappeared from purchase, from all the non-UK European Stores:

– all 20 extra music tracks and the complete bundle with all of them (these have different bundles in the UK store, 4 with 5 tracks for each pack, while in the rest of the world, there are 21 downloads, 20 music tracks and a “complete bundle”)
– Decal Sets 11, 12 to 14 (i have them but still… also they brought back only Set 13 but i reported the other DLC too)
– the UFRA challenges from 8 to 25

Again, take a look at it if you can. And yes, i’ve already tried contacting both Bandai Namco and Sony support teams, to no avail. All i’m getting are automatic replies or just no replies at all.

And before you can say anything about “licensing” stuff: 1) none of the content is licensed AFAIK, as they’re all Namco properties 2) one of the missing DLC, previously listed above, was added after i reported it, so they can definitely ...

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Sorry for the comment being split in two. Anyway:

Again for Ridge Racer 7, several pieces of DLC have disappeared from purchase, from all the non-UK European Stores:

– all 20 extra music tracks and the complete bundle with all of them (these have different bundles in the UK store, 4 with 5 tracks for each pack, while in the rest of the world, there are 21 downloads, 20 music tracks and a “complete bundle”)
– Decal Sets 11, 12 to 14 (i have them but still… also they brought back only Set 13 but i reported the other DLC too)
– the UFRA challenges from 8 to 25

Again, take a look at it if you can. And yes, i’ve already tried contacting both Bandai Namco and Sony support teams, to no avail. All i’m getting are automatic replies or just no replies at all.

And before you can say anything about “licensing” stuff: 1) none of the content is licensed AFAIK, as they’re all Namco properties 2) one of the missing DLC, previously listed above, was added after i reported it, so they can definitely be added back, there’s no point in removing, for example, the UFRA challenges from 8 to 25. It should be “all or nothing”, the rest of the world has all DLC, no exceptions.

Anyway, the highest priority should be the non-working Decal Set 13 DLC.

2) Oh, just a tip for all the upcoming Blog entries like the Store Update posts: try to list EVERYTHING that gets released. Every single theme, every single avatar, every single demo, every single free content in general. I keep finding new content not listed here. Last time you completely omitted any form of DLC.

I hope you can take a look at all those issues/tips. I’ll keep posting this wall of text until i get a proper answer. It’s not like i’m asking for impossible things. Thank you in advance.

I think your best option is to keep bothering the people working at the Customer Support, i read they havent been able to provide you with a solution yet but the best solution you ll get on this blog will be either no answer at all or a reply saying you should contact Customers Support. Its sad i know, but we both know thats how you get treated as a paying customer by SCEE.

Duh, the non-working DLC returned to the Store thanks to Jawad after i reported the issue here… except that wasn’t the solution i was looking for.

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Last week the store update blog post mentioned hundreds of price reductions for PS3. Not only did we ever get any additional info other than that, but apparently it also happened with Vita, which once again remained unmentioned and forgotten by Sony.

People were left wondering if there actually were any reductions..

The Vita store did show, the following day, a Savings banner, yet there is still some confusion. Why? Cause it’s called “savings” (usually that’s a temporary discount), but the discounts are small enough to look like permanent reductions, and on top of that, the store description pages has an error: it says the saving/”discount” is set to expire on 16th September..the day they actually happened… And yep, one week later it still says the same thing. So what are these? Permanent price drops or not?

Furthermore, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd is listed in the Big Savings category on Vita Store yet still has the same price as always (39.99€)

4.2

That’s not the PS blog and doesn’t answer the questions either

4.3

‘DUHHHH’ We shouldn’t have to source site to find out prices, but this is actually an excellent site, so thanks!

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When can we expect Yakuza 5?

5.1

A release date hasn’t been confirmed yet – as soon as it’s finalised you’ll know about here.

5.2

Thanks, can’t wait!

I bet you’ll probably ask for it again in a week or two, as usual…

Heroes Of Loot is £1.58 on mobiles.
Us Vita owners sure are taken for mugs by Sony.

Really? Is it on the android store and I could play on a tablet?

I bet the £3.21 difference is for the trophies

The price is wrong according to the devs on Twitter. Correct price should be 2.99€ (£2.49 after conversion?), with an (unknown) additional discount for Plus members.

Yes, its on the Android Store.
Has been for a while.

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When the pre-order games will be available again at the qatari Ps store

7.1

Which games in particular are you looking for?

He always wanted Black Ops III as far as i know.

7.3

1-Black ops 3
2-tom clancy’s the division
3-star war battlefront

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Arkham Knight Info is wrong. It should read:

Batman: Arkham Knight

2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Out 22/09/15)
£1.69/€1.99/AU$2.95
Original Arkham Batman Skin (Out 22/09/15)
FREE

The GCPD Lockdown DLC is also due for release today.

madmanwithabox12 22 September, 2015 @ 14:39
8.1

GCPD Lockdown and Challenge Pack 2 are out next week.

October is bringing 1966 Batmobile & racetracks, Catwoman ’66, Robin ’66, Challenge Pack 3, Big Head Mode, the ability to choose characters for combat challenges and a Catwoman story episode.

i thought the Big Head Mode patch was released yesterday?

madmanwithabox12 22 September, 2015 @ 15:30
8.3

@Lance_87: Maybe it was, I just assumed it was part of the upcoming content

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Where’s Laserlife?

9.1

That’s releasing next week in EU.

9.2

Shame because it’s out on PC right now for everyone. Need to do better on release dates.

StevenJamesHyde 22 September, 2015 @ 14:21
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Penarium should be £6.99 according to the developer’s post on this very blog. Blood Bowl 2 was £5 cheaper yesterday. Several titles have PS+ discounts which aren’t mentioned here at all

The price being cheaper before release, then suddenly getting an increase at launch seems like a common thing now. Been happening A LOT lately.

@Rawanz

In fairness that isn’t just on PSN, a few retailers are doing that in UK as well.

Yeah I’d like to know what the cause of all the pricing errors lately is. There’s at least 1-2 every week. Is it because Jawad left and no one else can input those numbers correctly? Will that be fixed going forward?

It’s annoying and I can’t imagine that the publishers are happy with it.

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Is there any chance for Escape plan DLC sale ??

Sale, for a non-EA DLC? Are you friggin’ kidding me

11.2

No plans at present. It has been on sale before though – and could be again in the future

SOMA seems reasonably priced, how much is batman AA?

So you have story pack 2 on the store for One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 and still can’t clarify if story pack 3 is the season pass? Also when searching in season pass section on PS4 there is no season pass for OPPW3.

This is absurd the game has been out for nearly a month and no one at Sony can sort the issue. The US store has it quite clearly stated that there is a season pass for $11.99 so where is the one for UK? Can you PLEASE clarify if story pack 3 is the season pass or is it just another bit of dlc?????

Shadow_Soulheart 22 September, 2015 @ 15:15
13.1

I bought One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Gold Edition for PS4 and the Story Pack was included. I’ve been able to download Story Pack 2 for Free so I guess that’s the Season Pass. I think you could safely buy Story Pack 1 to gain access to all DLCs released.

Thank you I didn’t buy the digital version I bought physical PS4 version. Since release there has been story pack 3 which seems to be the problem. I’ve contacted Bandai Namco about the issue. I have noticed it’s no longer listed as story pack 3 but now as just story pack.

13.3

The team are looking at this now – thanks for your patience.

Was looking forward to SOMA but £24 for 7/8 hours is a bit steep for me…will have to wait for a sale unfortunately. (Also please no one waste £55 on FIFA…you could probably get PES for £30-£35 if you shop around a bit)

You can get FIFA for £30 if you shop around a bit (I’ve paid that much plus got cashback for my pre-order)

madmanwithabox12 22 September, 2015 @ 14:37
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Umm… shouldn’t Heroes of Loot be cheaper? It’s like $2 in North America and less than £2 in other formats in the UK. Gotta pay that SCEE Tax I see…

I will be waiting for a sale on that. It’s a shame we’re being ripped off.

The UK/EU getting ripped off? I don’t believe it! /s

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infernalmonkey1 22 September, 2015 @ 14:41
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Gonna grab Pumped BMX for Vita tomorrow, just saw there’s a 15% PS+ discount too which is great.

Looking forward to the Retro sale. Hope Vib Ribbon’s included. And that SCEE finally makes Vib Ribbon visible on the PS Store. Seriously, it’s been more than a year now and it still requires a manual search to find/purchase.

Fun fact: in Russia SOMA is almost 4 times cheaper on Steam than on PSN. Which one do you think I’m going to purchase, Sony?

17.1

Here it’s 3€ cheaper than Steam (for PS+ members)

Are we ever going to get the slightest bit of info regarding Harvest Moon: Back to Nature?

18.1

I’ve asked the question – as soon as the publisher has an update, we’ll pass on the news.

Thanks, Fred!

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Still no Shutshimi?

heroes of loot has the wrong price. the devs said it should be around €3. These price errors are annoying and will hurt sales for the devs.

Carnivius_Prime 22 September, 2015 @ 15:17
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Curses N Chaos was stuck with the wrong price on the actual PS Store for half a week before getting fixed. Likely hurt sales there too.

Obviously the damge to small devs will be greater than to the large publishers but these errors occur with both. You get the impression SCEE would prefer it if there were no more store updates or dlc that way they could slack even more

21

When there will be pre order for NBA 2K16? It’s release day very soon.

USA Store:

08/18 – Yakuza 5 Avatars
08/25 – Yakuza 5 Preorder

Nowday in Europe:

Party Zone ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

SCEE can’t even do complete blog posts at the moment

Lower your expectations :P

I don’t see those NHL packs

RodrigoSharingan 22 September, 2015 @ 15:33
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What’s happening with all this price errors? Its keeps getting worse and worse.

24.1

Contact the devs when there are pricing issues. If the devs clearly stated their game was going to be a certain price on a blog post and SCEE changed it, bring up the issue and contact them via their respective accounts on Twitter, then they can speak to Sony.

This happened last week with Laughing Jackal’s ‘Flame Over’. Devs said it would be £8.99 and SCEE priced it at £11.59.

I contacted LJ and they confirmed it was a mistake on SCEE’s side, so they’re trying to screw both us and devs over.

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If I purchase fifa 16 when will be able to start the download ? As release date is 24th for uk will it go live the night before ?

25.1

This is SCEE. Don’t count on it.

Why not? Mirror of Fate HD had a pre-load the night before IIRC.

Where is blood bowl 2?

Having same issue. Can’t see Blood Bowl 2 in the store. Vanished after Midnight and haven’t been accessible on EU PSN store since. Not under search or new releases or games.
What gives? =(

I was going to get the Digital copy, ended getting it form b*** for £27 yesterday and been playing it today, its top :-). I cheeked and its gone of the PSN store, glad I have the CR now.

i think its time for a steam link (have a powerful PC) soon, its only £18 on PC if you look around. Should pay for its self after 2 games. PS4 games seem way out of sync with PC pricing.

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I would once again like to raise the issue of the Rayman and Rayman 2 titles not showing up on the Store in Belgium. Please get this looked at.

Powers?

pft, course bloody not.

it’s only been six months, without word on when, or even if, we’ll ever see the series outside the bloody us.

it took this joke of a company nine months to release a pallete swap character for Castle Crashers.

that’s how long it takes to create and give birth to human life.

there were human beings born when the pink knight was released that weren’t even conceived when the dlc was actually due to come out.

that’s the kind of “service” we expect from scee.

it’s quicker to create a brand new life than it is for scee to release a couple of hundred K of dlc data.

so a HD tv series?
there’ll probably be people living on mars before that happens.

and they’ll probably still get it before most of europe.

2015 you said.
soon you said.

both lies.
well one is, the other soon will be.

and what is the crime we commited for being treated like this?

not being one of your precious americans.

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Powers?

pft, course bloody not.

it’s only been six months, without word on when, or even if, we’ll ever see the series outside the bloody us.

it took this joke of a company nine months to release a pallete swap character for Castle Crashers.

that’s how long it takes to create and give birth to human life.

there were human beings born when the pink knight was released that weren’t even conceived when the dlc was actually due to come out.

that’s the kind of “service” we expect from scee.

it’s quicker to create a brand new life than it is for scee to release a couple of hundred K of dlc data.

so a HD tv series?
there’ll probably be people living on mars before that happens.

and they’ll probably still get it before most of europe.

2015 you said.
soon you said.

both lies.
well one is, the other soon will be.

and what is the crime we commited for being treated like this?

not being one of your precious americans.

Hah, guess who’s back.

@lance I see more of you than him.

lol @ random individuals i never ever heard of bothering about my activity in this blog.

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In the Retro sale, any chance of some PSP games Fred? My PSTV could do with getting some use. Maybe Capcom Classics Collection… Well it does say ‘Classics’ in the title ;-)

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Was the “Vote to play” campaign a one time thing or did I miss it this month?

It wasn’t meant to be monthly.

Still waiting for an update on Rock Band 4 pre-order. Six weeks ago we were told that the pre-order and PS Plus bonus would be coming to Europe. Now with only two until launch we still haven’t anything further.

i preordered fifa 16 since july and till now i cant preload !!! and only 18 hours left on timer to be playable !? is there no preload here , its a 20gb game that will take some time guys !

please i need an answer

They also added pure pool snooker dlc. https://youtu.be/m-Vozc5GfWM

Romero_Carpenter 23 September, 2015 @ 11:08
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Why do we have to wait till thursday to take advantage of sales in Australia?

I know too late aswer what happen to voteing on next ps plus game because next 2 weeks new ps plus games here.

They said would be an occasional think but was obvious people would expect it every month.

Still waiting those NHL packs…

So nothing new on the PS store this week apart from the Uncharted Collection demo?

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