PSN update brings on the Vita

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Although the actual launch of the Playstation Vita isn’t until next week in the US, the early adopter First Edition Bundle is already in the hands of the pre-orderers- and the PSN is loaded for it.

A staggering 17 games (specifically formulated for the PSV) are in the shop today- and most of them look pretty good. Lumines, Wipeout 2048, Uncharted, and RayMan Origins all look like genuine ‘triple A’ games with a decent sized chunk of the rest looking like very solid releases.

But, in the interest of fairness, it’s not just the new kid on the block that gets to have all the cool stuff. No, there’s a really nice assortment of downloads available for the PS3 this week too. First and foremost are the PS Plus bonuses- they’re really good.

Even if you don’t like Far Cry 2 all that much, you probably will take a free copy, yes? There’s also a full game trial of GTA IV (if you missed out on that one somehow) and a nice discount on the newly (re)released House of the Dead III.

Playstation Plus

PS3 Full Games

  • Far Cry 2 (V-Day Special One Week Offer so get it NOW!)

PSN Games

  • Battle Fantasia
  • Fatal Inertia
  • Hamsterball
  • Inferno Pool
  • Mahjong Tales
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars 

Full Game Trials

  • Grand Theft Auto IV 

PSN Games

  •  Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (Bundle) (PS+ Price: $23.99)

Discounted PS3 Full Games

  •  Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (PS+ Price: 23.99)

Discounted PSN Games

  • The House of the Dead III (PS+ Price: $4.89)
  • Worm Ultimate Mayhem (PS+ Price: $11.99)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Poogie Sleepy Sheepy Avatar

Free Theme

  • The House Of The Dead III Dynamic Theme (PS+ Exclusive)

Free Avatars

  • The House Of The Dead III – Agent G Avatar (PS+ Exclusive)
  • The House Of The Dead III – Lisa Avatar (PS+ Exclusive)
  • The House Of The Dead III – Z1 Avatar (PS+ Exclusive) 

Exclusive Avatar Bundle

  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Avatar Bundle 4 (PS+ Price: $0.99)

 PS Vita Games

  • Super Stardust Delta Interstellar Bundle ($14.99) Download the interstellar Bundle for Super Stardust Delta and receive the Super Stardust Full Game, along with all four extra modes contained in the Blast Pack.
    ESRB rate E
    File Size 209 MB
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 ($39.99)
    The fight between the Marvel and Capcom characters has been taken to a new level! Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has evolved into the ultimate experience! New playable characters include popular Marvel comic characters such as Ghost Rider and returning characters.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 1.34 GB
  • Escape Plan Full Game ($14.99)
    Escape Plan takes advantage of the PlayStation Vita system’s multi-touch display, rear touch panel and motion sensor, putting the fate of Lil & Laarg in the palm of your hand.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 843 MB
  • Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend ($34.99)
    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND is the definitive version of the Continuum Shift series, which includes character balance tweaks, a new character, Relius Clover, story modes for all previous three DLC characters: Platinum, Makoto, Valkenhayn, new modes, and improved online multiplayer!
    ESRB rated T
    File size 3.32 GB
  • F1 2011 ($39.99)
    Compete on the go with F1 2011!
    Featuring all the official cars, stars and circuits from FORMULA ONE, go for motorsport’s ultimate prize across a full season, enter individual GRAND PRIX races, or get a quick fix with Challenge Mode.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 1.42 GB
  • EA Sports FIFA Soccer ($39.99)
    EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer on PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system delivers the first true next generation soccer experience in the palm of your hands. Enjoy the award-winning FIFA console gameplay, including head-to-head online gameplay, custom online leagues and HD graphics.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 2.83 GB
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition ($39.99)
    Virtua Tennis 4 World Tour Edition on the PlayStation Vita system offers everything gamers expect from a HD console game, plus some exciting new features using the unique PS Vita capabilities with touch panel, gyroscope, camera and 3G/Wi-Fi features.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 1.2 GB
  • Asphalt Injection ($26.99)
    Asphalt, the best arcade racing series on portable devices now comes to the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. Master 10 different types of events to rule a full-featured Career mode with more than 100 races. Discover the new social features and share your best performances with your friends.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 765 MB
  • Dungeon Hunter: Alliance ($35.99)
    Dungeon Hunter Alliance is the first action RPG game for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system that immerses you in a unique online multiplayer experience.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 1.03 GB
  • Lumines Elecronic Symphony ($35.99)
    The king of music-puzzle games returns with its first, all-new installment. Lumines Electronic Symphony brings together addictive puzzle action, a new 3D graphics engine, and significant names in electronic music history.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 772 MB
  • Michael Jackson The Experience ($35.99)
    Experience the excitement and the magic of Michael Jackson’s iconic music videos and short films in the palm of your hands in spectacular high definition graphics and sound.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 1.34 GB
  • Rayman Origins ($35.99)
    Meet The New Crazy! Rayman Origins is a comic adventures set in a lush, 2D world over 60 levels teeming with unexpected secrets and outlandish enemies.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 932 MB
  • Super Stardust Delta ($9.99) The Super Stardust franchise blasts its way into your hands with its latest iteration: Super Stardust delta. With brand-new features made specifically for PlayStation Vita, players continue to destroy everything in their sight.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 208 MB
  • Uncharted Golden Abyss ($44.99)
    Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition as Nathan Drake races into Central America in search of a legendary lost city
    ESRB rated T
    File size 2.7 GB
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational ($35.99)
    Golf With Your Friends!
    The over-the-top golf franchise is back using a wide array of PS Vita system features including front and rear touch for shot preparation, 3G asynchronous gameplay and online tournaments.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 1.23 GB
  • Wipeout 2048 ($35.99)
    Experience the thrill and speed of antigravity racing with PS Vita system’s enhanced controls, including motion active tilt and touch interface. Wipeout 2048 also supports Cross Play between PS Vita and PS3 players.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 1.6 GB
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip ($26.99)
    Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where competitive racing and community creativity collide. Whether you race for the fastest time, customize your own karts or tracks, or you discover new courses online – ModNation Racers gives you everything you need!
    File size 1.4 GB

PSN Games

  • The House Of The Dead III (+ Gwp Hod III Z2 Avatar) ($6.99)
    For a limited time only, get a free The House of the Dead III avatar as gift with purchase for The House Of The Dead III.
    ESRB rated M
    File size 1.14 GB
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem ($14.99)
    Worms Ultimate Mayhem is the definitive 3D Worms game! Load your weapons and experience a new dimension in destructive turn-based cartoon action!
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 518 MB

PS3 Full Games

  •  Grand Theft Auto IV ($19.99)
    What does the American Dream mean today? For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past.
    ESRB rated M
    File size 11 GB

Game Demo’s (Free)

  • Mass Effect 3 Demo
    Fire the first shots in the war to take Earth back! Voted Most Anticipated Game of 2012 at the SpikeTV VGAs, Mass Effect 3 puts you at the center of an all-out galactic war – and how to wage that war is up to you. Groundbreaking interactive storytelling drives heart-pounding action where each decision you make could have devastating consequences.
    ESRB rated M
    File size 1.67 GB
  • Binary Domain Demo
    Download the demo today to have the chance to play Binary Domain. As the lines start to blur between man and machine, you must enter into 2080 Tokyo, fight your way thought their robotic defenses and find who is creating highly advanced humanoids that are beginning to infiltrate society undetected. The machine age has begun…
    ESRB rated M
    File size 806 MB

Add-On Game Content

  •  Zen Pinball: Epic Quest Table (Public Release) ($2.49)
    Pick up an Epic plate for your knobbly-knees knight, Max, give him a Crude Plastic Dagger of Elemental Flame and face the endless hordes of brutes to level up and gain more goodies in the goofy fantasy pinball
    ESRB rated E
    File size 72 MB
  • Everybody Dance Pack 7 ($8.99)
    Download these additional tracks to keep the party going: Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler – Keep On Movin’ To use this download, you will need Everybody Dance game.
    File size 1.12 GB
  • Twisted Metal Online Pass ($9.99)
    Thank you for purchasing Twisted Metal. Download the Twisted Metal Online Pass today to unlock this game’s full online features.
    File size 100 KB
  • Disney Universe – Phineas And Ferb Level Pack ($4.99)
    Disney Universe continues to grow with a new downloadable level pack featuring Disney Phineas and Ferb. Suit up, power up and battle through the suburbs of Danville in some of your favorite Phineas and Ferb costumes, including Phineas, Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Agent P, and Candace. Each costume includes its own upgradeable tool.
    File size 404 MB
  • Crazy Machines Elements – Brainfood Pack 1 ($2.99)
    TWENTY additional tricky puzzles and FIVE new challenges that will frazzle your brain! Get your first brain food package today!
    File size 2.06 MB
  • TNT Racers – Drift Challenge ($2.99)
    You’re looking for new challenges in TNT Racers? How about the exclusive Speed Class: Drift! With 2 brand spanking new vehicles, 4 additional demanding tracks and Drift Challenges galore. With TNT Racers, the thrills just keep on coming. May the most explosive driver win.
    File size 20 MB
  • TNT Racers – Formula TNT ($2.99)
    TNT Racers is taking it to the next level! Experience an even faster Speed Class: Formula TNT! It comes with 2 new crazy fast cars and another 4 awesome circuits. Stacks of Formula TNT Challenges are waiting to be mastered. What are you waiting for? So get going: Hit the gas and have fun!
    File size 18 MB
  • Choplifter HD Chopper Add-Ons (Use Ver 1.O) (x5) (Free – $0.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 48 – 363 MB
  • Ace Combat Assault Horizon Assorted Add-Ons (x13) (Free – $5.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 9 – 57 MB
  • Soulcalibur V Customization Equipment 2 ($1.99)
    Unleash your inner beast with this pack of customization equipment! This pack includes 4 pieces of animal-themed head equipment, 2 Japanese-style stickers, and 3 pieces of equipment.
    File size 134 KB
  • Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 3 ($2.99)
    This pack contains the background music tracks: BRAVE SWROD, BRAVER SOUL, CONFRONTATION, GUIDED BY WIND, RAISE THY SWORD, and HUBRIS from SOULCALIBUR II.
    File size 138 KB
  • Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 4
    File size 138 KB
  • Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music (11- 20) ($0.99 each)
    File size 136 KB
  • Disgaea 4 Assorted Add-on (x4) ($0.99 – $2.99 each)
    Assorted add on content.
    File size 1.55 MB
  • Saints Row The Third: Funtime! Pack ($2.99)
    Go super ballistic with the FunTime! Pack which gives you a new weapon, vehicle, and outfit. Terrorize your enemies by sucking them up and shooting them out with the Genki Man-A-Pult! Pull the trigger on the Mollusk Launcher and unleash the power of an exploding, mind-controlling octopus! And make sure you put on your FunTime! Outfit, because who doesn’t want to look like Professor Genki!
    File size 1.7 MB
  • Saints Row: The Third – Money Shot Pack (Public Release) ($2.99)
    Looks can kill…and so do you. With the Money Shot pack, you can transform yourself into one of Ultor’s elite femme fatales. Don your high-heeled tactical catsuit and take to the skies on a custom Ultor jet bike. Then when the time comes to execute your target, do so with unprecedented style with your fully automatic sniper rifle.
    File size 1.7 MB
  • UFC Undisputed 3 Add-ons (x3) ($1.99 – $9.99 each)
    Assorted add on content.
    File size 2.5 MB

Pricing Updates

  •  Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena Premium Mp Map Pack (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
    Undergarden (Price Change) (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $9.99)
    WWE ’12 – Kane, New Attire (Price Change) (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $Free)
    Blade Kitten (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $14.99)
    Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
    Star Raiders (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
    Choplifter Hd (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
    L.A. Noire (Ps3 Full Game) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $31.99)
    L.A. Noire Complete Edition Bundle (Price Change) (PS3) (now $39.99, original price $34.99)
    Red Dead Redemption Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $34.99)
    Red Dead Redemption Digital And Undead Nightmare Collection Bundle (Price Change) (PS3) (now $39.99, original price $49.99)
    Astro Boy: The Video Game Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
    Ghostbusters The Videogame (Price Change) (PSP) (now $4.99, original price $29.99)
    Ben 10 Alien Force (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
    Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Digital (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
    Ben 10: Protector Of Earth (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)(PS3)
    Ben10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
    Dead Head Fred (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
    Despicable Me (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
    Gods Eater Burst (Price Change) (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
    Pq2: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
    Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
    Secret Saturdays: Beasts Of The 5Th Sun (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
    Far Cry 2 (Sale) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)


  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
  •  Just Dance 3 Avatars (x11) ($0.49 each)
  • The House Of The Dead III – Z2 Avatar ($0.49 each)

Game Videos

  • Pulse 2/14 Edition
    Uncharted Golden Abyss Play it your way
    The Tester Season 3 Episode 2
    Unit 13TM Free Trailer
    Super Stardust Delta Features Trailer
    Grand Slam Tennis 2 – Demo Trailer
    Grand Slam Tennis 2 – Producer Video 1: Total Racquet Control
    Max Payne – Design And Tech Series Video #2
    Binary Domain Multiplayer Trailer
    The House Of The Dead III Launch Trailer
    UFC Undisputed 3 – Demo Trailer

PS3 Themes

  • The Tester Season 3 theme (free)
  • Valentine’s Day Hearts Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Stupid Honey Badger Static Theme ($1.99)
  • Dynamic Blue Dream Theme ($2.99)
  • Dynamic Beautiful Girl Theme 2 ($2.99)
  • Happy Valentine’s Day Dynamic Theme ($2.99)


  • Tales From Space: About A Blob Premium Bundle ($9.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto Iv: The Complete Edition (Bundle) ($29.99)

Playstation Store for PSP (Wow, still here- ed.)

Downloadable Games

  • Hakuoki: Demon Of The Fleeting Blossom (Public Release) ($24.99)
    ESRB rated M
    File size 745 MB

Game Videos

  • Pulse 2/14 Edition
  • The Tester Season 3 Episode 2

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  • I picked mine up on Wednesday. All I've played so far is Lumines and a few demo's but I'm loving this thing! I even like the stupid case 😉

  • I picked mine up on Wednesday. All I've played so far is Lumines and a few demo's but I'm loving this thing! I even like the stupid case 😉

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