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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Ultimate Editions" of retail PS3 games debut on PSN

If you're a fan of buying your PS3 retail games digitally, Sony's got some good news for you. Starting tomorrow, the PlayStation Network will host "Ultimate Editions" of previously released games.

What is so "ultimate" about these titles? For starters, the prices have seen significant reductions. PlayStation Plus users will get even more bang their buck, with subscribers having access to prices discounted up to $20 more than the standard sale. In some cases though, the new editions will include some or all of the game's downloadable content with your base purchase. 

Nine games have received the "ultimate" treatment this time around (though not all of them include downloadable content). Below are the prices in USD:  

Bioshock 2 w/ Exclusive Character Pack, Minerva’s Den, The Protector Trials, Rapture Metro and Sinclair Solutions - $27.99 ($19.59 PS Plus)
Call of Duty Black Ops w/ First Strike, Escalation, Annihilation and Rezurrection Packs - $66.49 ($46.54 PS Plus) 
inFAMOUS 2 - $33.99 ($23.79 PS Plus)
Just Cause 2 - $20.99 ($14.69 PS Plus)
L.A. Noire - $27.99 ($19.59 PS Plus)
Mafia II w/ Betrayal of Jimmy, Greaser Pack, Jimmy’s Vendetta, Joe’s Adventure, Renegade Pack, Vegas Pack and Hero Pack - $20.99 ($14.69 PS Plus)
Mortal Kombat w/ Warrior Bundle and Klassic Skins Pack 1 - $39.99 ($24.49 PS Plus)
MotorStorm Apocalypse - $50.49 ($35.34 PS Plus)
Red Dead Redemption w/ Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare - $27.99 ($19.59 PS Plus)

The offer only lasts until June 4th, but it remains to be seen whether or not this concept will return in the future. The thought of bundling DLC with digital releases does seem to make a lot of sense. 
"Ultimate Editions" of retail PS3 games debut on PSN
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