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PlayStation Plus Expands to Vita in Style with Free Copies of Uncharted and Gravity Rush

PSBlog - "During Tokyo Game Show we announced that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita in November. We are excited to reveal that PS Plus will be available on November 19th as part of the next PS Vita System Software Update (v2.00)." (PS Vita, Tag Invalid)

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LOGICWINS  +   869d ago
Let me try to understand this. U pay $50 for a one year PS Plus sub, and in the FIRST month you get two games that are worth over $60? Thats a damn good deal if true.
get2sammyb  +   869d ago
It's incredible, isn't it?
Blastoise  +   869d ago
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
WipEout 2048
Gravity Rush
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Jet Set Radio
And the PSP title Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Thats the list from IGN.

Awesome list of games. A lot better than I thought it was gonna be.

Playstation Plus is free for the Vita if you've already subscribed on PS3 too.
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Abash  +   869d ago
I love PS+. It's amazing that this no extra charge to current PS+ members on PS3, we get the Vita games too!
Incredible it is.

Guess I'll be sending Gravity Rush directly back to Gamefly when it comes in the mail.
zgoldenlionz  +   869d ago
I can't agree more, I've always enjoyed my subscription to plus but now it's just getting ridiculously awesome.

I really hope this will help people that are on the fence about the Vita to jump in and enjoy the new console.

Thank gooodness the instant game collection pretty much lived up to the hype actually I think it surpassed the hype ( I was expecting modnation or little deviants). Not to say that they won't be offered in the future.

All I know is I have a lot of games to play this holiday and my list just got a bit longer. Happy Holidays!
CalvinKlein  +   869d ago
That are some really good games for vita PSN +, i was expecting alot worse. I already have gravity rush and was hoping to see wipeout but didnt expect to see uncharted. I havent played uncharted, wipeout, or mutant blobs and want to but I also want to buy JSR HD as well. If anything I will buy a few months of ps+ and play all these games for 25$ or whatever it is. Any free ps3 games will be a bonus as well. I gotta finish RO first tho and then AC again.

Now Im glad I didnt buy all these games right away(because sony still has some of its own 1st party games on N.A. VITA PSN store listed at higher than the MSRP of the games at all retailers for those games that got a price drop from sony earlier this year).
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Gondee  +   869d ago
I really wanted a Vita at launch but, eh, didn't happen.

Lets say i pick one of these up, and do the PS+ (i don't have any playstaion products). After the year, if i don't choose to resubscribe, do I lose the games that i got via PS+?
zgoldenlionz  +   869d ago
@Gondee you will lose access to them but if you decide to renew they will work and you will be able to download them off your download list if you delete them.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   869d ago
I feel guilty. I'm butt-raping Sony for its games with PS Plus.
garos82  +   869d ago
If this is true, I'm definitely picking up a vita for Christmas.I'll still be buying my ps3 titles and once a month a get 2 free (totally awesome) games just cause I got a subscription to ps plus for vita.
I still don't understand how PlayStation gets so much hate by gaming media
blackmamba707  +   869d ago
time to buy PSV I guess! thinking about getting one on xmas

and I can foresee Vita holiday sales going up like never before, nobrainer really
GribbleGrunger  +   869d ago
Don't wait too long. Remember that one game gets replaced every month, so if there's a game you like this month, it might not be there next month.
Sephiroushin  +   869d ago
@GribbleGrunger

If you add it to your download list it will not go away until your subscription run out, I mean even if it get removed from the IGC it will be on your download list...
So anyone w/ PS+ on PS3 that do not own a PSV yet can add those psv titles to their download list history, they'll be there when they get the PSV ( unless their subscription run out, that is it!)
Nutsack  +   869d ago
"GribbleGrunger + 59m ago
Don't wait too long. Remember that one game gets replaced every month, so if there's a game you like this month, it might not be there next month"

Eh, depends. If it is the instant game collection, the PS3 IGC is still there what was put out this summer. It stays there for at least a year or something. Only the free games given separately after the IGC will change each month and gone a month after.

The PS BLog website picture says Instant Game Collection, so it would mean these games will stay for the entire 1st year up till Christmas 2013.
GribbleGrunger  +   869d ago
No, there are 12 games (called Instant game collection) at any given time you sign up for PS+ but 3 of those 12 games get replaced every month, until all the original 12 games when you signed up are gone completely. It will be the same for the Vita

edit: I made the mistake of saying only 1 game gets replaced, that's all.
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Blacktric  +   868d ago
Japanese sales results from last week:

3DS - 187k
Vita - 4k

I don't think a simple, monthly PS Plus free game promotion will skyrocket the sales at this point. Sony needs new games and ASAP and I'm not talking about ports here.
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MastaMold  +   869d ago
Email app, web browser update and a great ps+ line up of games for Vita what a time to be a Vita owner :)
sdozzo  +   869d ago
I love my Vita but I'm sure as hell not bangjng out any emails on it.
JoGam  +   869d ago
This news makes me so happy. The only problem is there are some people who bought these games like me and even though I'm a plus member deals like this is good for the people who waited around for price drops, specials, etc. But what about those people who buy games day one? tHis will make people like me wait to buy games which in turn can hurt Sony, gaming etc.
BakedGoods  +   869d ago
If you're not hardcore enough and willing to wait an unknown amount of months (years?) for the possibly of [whatever] free game via PS+...well then you're just not hardcore enough.

The rest of us would be day one'ing the Uncharted's, etc. regardless.
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garos82  +   869d ago
Yeah but remember there will be tons of games coming out as the vita is still in its infancy.it's not been out for even a year yet.I buy games on a regular basis day one buy I don't have time to buy all major releases day one.
I got red dead recently from ps plus and I've never played it before.such a high quality game for free mentality will continue on the vita or at least that's what Sony should keep doing.
NukaCola  +   869d ago
HTML5 and JAVA!!!! The internet is now fully alive!
tubers  +   869d ago
Oh god I hope that's what they really meant.. true HTML 5 support.. I hope it wasn't some sort of play with words. *(HTML 5 engine)
TheTwelve  +   869d ago
Hecka yes unbelievable deal...wow....

12
Canary  +   869d ago
Only if you're some kind of moronic Vita owner who somehow manages to only buy the worst games out of the handheld's rather small library.

But, yeah, free copies (re: rentals) of Uncharted and Gravity Rush should be nice for the twelve or so people who don't already own both.

Me? I'd much rather see discounts. Sony's $5 off digital copies for all Vita games is nice. You know would what be nicer? A 10-15% price cut for all digital content for PS+ subscribers, across the board (e.g. not just first-party stuff).

That would convince me to go with PS+. Letting me download games I won't be able to play if I stop paying the monthly fee just isn't very enticing to me.

I mean, hell, Sony could at least implement something like that with the PS1 and PS2 classics (not that I don't already own all the ones worth buying) if they're unwilling to do it with modern retail titles.
Snookies12  +   869d ago
Dude, it's less than 5 dollars a month. 49.99 for a year of free games every month or so, themes, discounts, cloud storage, avatars, automatic updates, etc.

How the hell can anyone look at that and NOT say it's more than worth it?
Canary  +   869d ago
@Snookies: many people prefer ownership to renting.

This is why so many people take on massive amounts of debt to get a home loan instead of simply renting an apartment or duplex.

It's a psychological imperative, not a practical one. That should be obvious.
GribbleGrunger  +   869d ago
What interests me is the effect this will have on PS3 owners and Vita owners. With both subscriptions offering you games for two systems, it could encourage people to buy the other console/handheld. Imagine you are a Vita owner and subscribe to PS+ and then when you check out what is on offer, you see the 12 free games for the PS3... that could make it a more compelling reason to then go out and buy a PS3 too; and of course, visa versa.

It also brings the two systems even closer together. Sony have already made mention of the fact that most Vita owners have a PS3 too and I think that was for a reason. If developers believe that most Vita owners also have a PS3 then they may consider offering some of the features the Wiiu has in future PS3 games... who knows, in a years time we may see a change in the multiplat landscape with Wiiu and PS3 taking the lead. Smartglass can only get you so far. It can't be used as a controller so developers may opt only to make a PS3/Vita version of a Wiiu game.

This could get very interesting even after the PS4 releases. In effect, what Sony could do is offer PS3.5 (if you will), competing with Wiiu while simultaneously releasing the PS4 to compete with the Nextbox. Sony have said on numerous occasions that Nintendo have their own generation and market. The combo, if promoted heavily through things like PS+, cross play/cross buy and adverts that show the Duelshock turn into a Vita, could bring Sony into that 'different generation' along with Nintendo, while they also enter the other generation with MS with the PS4. Interesting times ahead!
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SandWitch  +   869d ago
Well. That's what I call a real deal.
blackmamba707  +   869d ago
they're scared of WiiU dominating on holiday, hence the timing of this announcement

but it's a great deal, real value, Sony stepped up their game big time
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blackmamba707  +   869d ago
wha? I don't even.

everyone wants slice of holiday sales, Vita would nosedive comparing to other systems

but Vita will do good, thanks to PS+ deal
CommonSenseGamer  +   869d ago
@blackmamba:
Don't take it personal. Vita owners defend anything Vita and claim "troll" of anyone who does not agree. Does not matter how many Sony consoles or PSP models you've had, one even remotely negative slur and it brings out rampant fanboyism.
DrDeath  +   869d ago
Looks like ill be trading in golden abyss and getting plus
SpiralTear  +   869d ago
Wow. Sony is doing this thing right, especially with the cross-platform subscription of PS Plus. That's a tough deal to pass up on all fronts.
ger2396  +   869d ago
Now I definitely need a bigger memory card.
majiebeast  +   869d ago
*Claps* no words. I was expecting like escape plan and some other 15 dollar psn game but to get 2 of the best games vita has to offer atm is just amazing.

Sony is also being really smart with this cause its gonna push a lot of ps3 owners with ps+ that were on the fence of buying a vita into buying 1 its to good of a deal to pass up.
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FunAndGun  +   869d ago
oh hell yeah!

I will definitely be getting a Vita soon!!
kupomogli  +   868d ago
You mean three of the best games. Wipeout 2048 is an amazing game. One of the best racing games ever.
hongthay  +   869d ago
I already have Uncharted and Gravity Rush, but if you haven't played them yet and are getting them when PSN+ comes out, you are in for a treat. They are both great games.

Other than that, I am looking forward to playing the Wipeout and Jet Set Radio games. This looks like the beginning of something good.

I think Sony is treating us incredibly well by letting a PS+ subscription cover both consoles. I must say, that is some of the best money I have ever spent, and each E3, it gets better.
Dojan123  +   869d ago
Wow. This may push me to get a Vita now.
extermin8or  +   869d ago
i was going to say "oh ffs typical 2 games i own then I saw the rest and I went "YAY!"
blackbirdi  +   869d ago
they always give things that i already bought !!
profgerbik  +   869d ago
It was pretty much inevitable those games would end up on Plus first.

I mean everyone else practically guessed they would and they did. I know I knew they would.

Doesn't kill me I can just sell em on Graigslist or trade them in now for something new.
blackbirdi  +   869d ago
no matter what i say people just disagree even i m talking about my self ....
FunAndGun  +   869d ago
I don't think they are disagreeing with you personally, but what your comment is about.

You said they always give things that I already bought.

For the ones that disagreed, for them, they DON'T always give things that THEY already bought.

Don't think of it as them disagreeing with you, just that for them, what you said is not the case.

also, it is very easy for people to hit the disagree button and move on, don't take it personal. :)
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   869d ago
wow impressed, maybe its time to invest in a vita... as i already have plus..uncharted would be a must... maybe with this it might pick up some sales the vita desperately needs..
Godchild1020  +   869d ago
I'm happy for the 2.00 firmware update. Having the better browser and email app makes owning a 3G Vita better and a much needed encouragement for those that have one and don't see a use for the 3G ability. Next week is looking real good for Vita/PS3 and gamers alike.

Playstation Plus for Vita, PSASBR, Persona 4:Golden and Hitman Absolution.
The_Tr0ll17  +   869d ago
Great time to be a Vita owner! I was just about to buy Gravity Rush too.
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ger2396  +   869d ago
Wow, a disagree for needing a bigger memory card? Nice
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   869d ago
Maybe the person disagreed because they don't need a bigger memory card. Therefore he or she has different feelings on the subject and disagreed. I swear people who complain about disagrees don't understand that the system is based on opinions.
MasterCornholio  +   869d ago
Yey they got rid of the checker boards.

Not that i´m going to use the Vita for surfing the web because im pretty sure that my Razr i is a lot better for that than the Vita.

Im glad that Sony didnt cheap out on plus however im a bit annoyed that Europe is getting the short end of the stick.
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profgerbik  +   869d ago
Apparently EU is getting special goodies that have been yet to be revealed.

I think that is why their game list is shorter. If anything it's always NA that get's the short end.
LordMe  +   869d ago
So... Free games can and will include PSP titles... That is very good!

I will get Uncharted and FFT (Even though the slow framerate pisses me of!) from this I already have Gravity Rush... But I suggest everyone else on PS+ get it too!
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   869d ago
FF Tactics can eat up a TON of hours if you're into the gameplay and leveling up system.
LordMe  +   869d ago
Including the PS1 version of the game I have over 400 hours in that game. I have adored it all along!
izumo_lee  +   869d ago | Interesting
This is what is so cool about the Vita. Love it or hate it, firmware updates can & will constantly evolve the system over time. This new update with PS+, email notifier, upgraded browser & video player are fantastic addition to an ever evolving system.

The games available for Vita+ are amazing & an extremely positive start for the new application of PS+.
profgerbik  +   869d ago
....And people say Playstation doesn't care about it's customers.
KangarooSam  +   869d ago
Not sure if I should pay for Plus considering I only have a Vita, no PS3. Only have enough for Declassified or Plus right now. Advice anyone?
ThePsychoGamer  +   869d ago
They haven't announced the price for Vita Plus, so I would say wait on plus, and see what price the Vita only package is.

@Godchild1020

They mentioned what the plus price is right now, but they also seem to have heavily implied that there will be be a Vita only package, that will most likely be cheaper than the current plus. (Most likely there will be three package offers, one for vita, one for PS3 and one for both)
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Godchild1020  +   869d ago
Its the same price. He gets access to both the PS3 & Vita plus games and discounts. I don't think they will lower the price just for Vita only owners. Not to sound harsh. They also mention the price in the blog post.
Wolverick  +   869d ago
My sub is currently expired as of a month ago. So if I wait until next year to renew I will have to choose vita or ps3 sub instead of getting both? I may renew today if that's the case.
JayD-1K  +   869d ago
@ wolverick,
You'll get both! 1 sub for both devices!
Godchild1020  +   869d ago
Do you have any of those games shown right now. If you don't own at least one of those games theb you should get plus. For 50 dollars you are getting 4-6 games if you don't own any if them and 1-2 more games each month. With Declassified you are ing getting 2 games.
KangarooSam  +   869d ago
I have Uncharted, Sound Shapes, Final Fantasy 7, Assassin's Creed, Most Wanted, and Ragnarok Odyssey. I want to play Gravity Rush but I'm thinking if I already own all those games I listed then the future content is likely to be the few games I already own or things I'm simply not interested in.

Side note: one more question. Does Plus include discounts for all games or at least AAA titles? Because If I can get Declassified, PSASBR, and Ratchet and Clank all discounted this month then I may be a bit more intrigued.

Edit: and thank you for the replies, everyone.
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Godchild1020  +   869d ago
If you are in the US, yes the 5 games that you get this month is worth it. There are no more retail releases after November 20th for the rest of the year, so there won't be any of those games you will get for free any time Soon.

The EU blog posted a list of titles that will be getting a discount next week, I don't know if those games will go on sale in the US. But just knowing there will be games that will be cheaper is good to know.

I dont think any of those titles you own (Minus uncharted) will be free anytime soon. Most of them are new releases. I think the real questions are; Do you have a big enough memory card and does any of those games interest you?

Call of duty probably won't nor will Ratchet & Clank. Playstation All-Stars will get a 10% discount like most first party titles.
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cfountain  +   869d ago
cant wait to play Wipeout 2048, Jet Set Radio and Final Fantasy Tactics

and I have Persona 4: Golden coming in next week.

good times.
boybato  +   869d ago
same here though I am still impressed considering they've offering games of this caliber.
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a_bro  +   869d ago
so let me get this straight, we are finally getting full html 5/ Java? if so, FINALLY!!!!!!

PS+ makes the Device even better!!!

Sony Give us a price drop on those Memory Cards Damn it, I want!!!!!
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Qrphe  +   869d ago
I did hear HTML5 support, but Java support?

I guess it'd be limited Java support then?

It's just too good to be true lol
zgoldenlionz  +   869d ago
Soon as they drop the price of the memory cards I'm getting the biggest one for sure, I've been swapping games out on the 8gb card and plus will make that a lot tougher. Let's hope those prices drop sooner than later.
GraveLord  +   869d ago
Vita finally has its killer app. Playstation Plus.
InTheLab  +   869d ago
And this is how Sony will be raping my wallet with Memory cards...
justncase  +   869d ago
Good one Sony
Great start Like-ing what i see ..
dorron  +   869d ago
Prepare to be forced to buy expensive memory cards...
ginsunuva  +   869d ago
Wait, I bought those two.
rezzah  +   869d ago
there are more games, apparently, someone listed them at the top.
Caffo01  +   869d ago
wtf i bought Uncharted 3 days ago...i know i should have waited... but 20 euro on amazon was too tempting to wait for ps plus news... :(
rezzah  +   869d ago
well in the case of having a small memory, at least you can save space and play more games.
rpd123  +   869d ago
Well they totally dicked early adopters who already have both.
nugnugs  +   869d ago
What could they have done better? give you a quick call to ask which games you have already purchased?
Two of their best games, free to existing plus members and a pittance to anyone not already subscribing.
Chuffed cos I used the word 'Pittance'
lodossrage  +   869d ago
This here is why I say they need to stop listening to whiners about what games they should/ shouldn't get.

No matter what games they put out, someone is always going to say they "dicked" someone.

The way I see it, these are damn good offerings, regardless of if you have them or not.

And then combine this with the fact that you get the PS3 version of plus with no additional cost. What more could you possibly ask?

Remember, you're only paying $18 every 3 months or $50 a year. So it's not like people have a right to think they're owed the world for such minimal fees.
garos82  +   869d ago
No getting dicked is paying to play online.this is awesome.ps plus pay for itself and is totally worth it if you enjoy games of all genres and of different disciplines then ps plus is a no brainer.Will be renewing once it's expired!
Protagonist  +   869d ago
Getting PS+ after P4: The Golden.
Hicken  +   869d ago
I have a feeling you'll make a return in P5. It might even be hinted at in The Golden.
Protagonist  +   869d ago
P5 can´t come soon enough ;o)...
Qrphe  +   869d ago
Wow just wow

:D
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