“Ultimate Editions” of retail PS3 games debut on PSN

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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. 

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  • I'm going to have to log into the US PSN to pick that up I think. The game was banned in Australia, so thank goodness for region-free!

    I'm also going to finally get Red Dead Redemption. That's brilliant value for a game most considers to be one of the vest open world games ever.

  • Oh yea, remember the GoldenEye 007 Reloaded announcement of it going to the PSN for $60? I was on the PSN Store just last week, looking for a Ghost Recon demo actually, and noticed the GoldenEye 007 Reloaded "purchase" offer. $60 regular, or $30 if your a PS Plus member. Really Sony? Paying $60, or save $30 by signing up for PS Plus?!
    I gotta say though, the savings overall on the games being offered is pretty good.Anyway, glad to see this happening, though downloading full games I probably won't like…as demos alone can seemingly take FOREVER!

  • PS Plus is essential for anyone who takes their gaming seriously – the discounts and freebies for being a member are insane. 

  • Even though some of the retail-only deals aren't quite as good as the actual prices of the retail copies of the game, most of those deals are very solid. Hopefully this will continue and we'll maybe even see something ridiculous as a Steam-like sale for PSN.

  •  I concur – I've gotten so much free and discounted content it's crazy.  And yeah – grab MK – that game was a blast.  I'll have to give Red Dead some consideration as well.

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