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PlayStation Store Update Dec 18, 2012

This week’s PlayStation Store update brings you two impressive sales. The SEGA Holiday Sale is offering great SEGA titles for up to 50% off in the Store. Find games like Crazy Taxi, Sonic 4 and Hell Yeah! on sale. Don’t miss out on these great deals. Be sure to also check out the Holiday Essentials Sale where you can enjoy 50% off (or more for PlayStation Plus members) of great titles like Dyad, Catherine and Little Big Planet Vita.

We’ve also added an impressive selection of demos this week. Fans of indie developers will be particularly pleased with the free demos available for Sound Shapes (PS3 and Vita) and The Unfinished Swan (PS3). Both of these games explore gameplay in new and unique ways. Download them and check them out today.

As always, there’s a whole lot more to this update than just sales, new games and demos. (Catherine, LittleBigPlanet 2, PS Vita, PS3, Sound Shapes)

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Godchild1020  +   1076d ago
This has to be one of the biggest and best updates from Sony and the PlayStation crew.
1nsomniac  +   1076d ago
What makes it either of those????

I'm just curious as I cant see anything particularly special about it, I've seen 1 good deal.
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Jason143  +   1076d ago
I dont see it either. Until theres a new monster hunter title I wont be excited for anything announced in a store update any ways lol
Maybe he is stoked for digital pre-orders. I have had that for ever on steam but it is new to psn. Fairly new I now they did a few in the past before the troll nerd ragers post some useless information via response lol
Godchild1020  +   1076d ago
It's all Subjective. It's my opinion, that it is ONE of the best and your opinion, is that it's NOT.

I own both a Vita and a PS3, so I found a lot that I can enjoy. I wanted LBPV on my Memory Card, instead of the Vita Card. At the price I got Rayman and LBPV on the PSN store, was the same price I paid for LBPV on the card anyway. 2 for 1.

Stranger's Wrath and Knytt Underground are great games on the Vita. There is so much more to Knytt Underground than being a platformer. And all the discounts on top of being a plus member.

There were some Rockstar PS2 classics, that I wasn't expecting, that I also downloaded. Bully and Midnight Club are classics and worth another look (IMO), since I don't have those games, nor want to look for my PS2. I downloaded them.

I also got excited for the PlayStation All-Star DLC costumes. Even though, I thought that was a cheap shot from Superbot.

Also, for a December, where there is not much, of anything coming out, it was nice to see a variety of games on the PlayStation Store yesterday.

@Jason, I'm not stoked for the digital pre-orders that are available. If Ni No Kuni was up, then that would be different.

@ Bobby Kotex,
Please explain why. It's a matter of opinion, not fact.
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inveni0  +   1076d ago
This reminded me to "buy" Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush before it goes off free. I don't own a Vita, but I may one day. And I'll have PS+ for as long as Sony offers it. So it'll be nice to have an instant collection the day that I bring my Vita home.
Bobby Kotex  +   1076d ago
that's the stupidest thing i've read today.
BrianC6234  +   1076d ago
What? I don't see anything stupid. If you have a Vita it's a good update. Maybe your reply is the stupidest thing you've read today. It seems like the stupidest thing I've read today at least.
godofboobees  +   1076d ago
Odin sphere 4.99 O_o....t(^_^)t yeah
Fishermenofwar  +   1076d ago
Tetsujin  +   1076d ago
Dungeon Hunter Alliance for the Vita, is that a typo on the price?
Wigriff  +   1076d ago
Nope. When they re-released that game on the Vita, they marked the price up about 400%, and didn't really change anything.
Soldierone  +   1076d ago
Ugh, Sony is going to make the same mistake with the Vita as PSP Minis. Why is Burn the Rope 4 dollars?! It's FREE on phones, and thats the only reason I have it. At most it will be 99 cents...

Sony needs to make it so things can be free or cheap on PS Suit if they want it to compete. I'm not paying a premium for crap games just to play it on my Vita....
dgonza40  +   1076d ago
They said it's the definitive version, so they probably added some stuff..
Not 100%, though. I also don't see no one foaming at the mouth for it
Soldierone  +   1076d ago
Well if anyone does get it, be sure to let me know if its "better" from what I've seen its simply Burn The Rope on Vita....

Its like paying 20-30 dollars for Angry Birds just because its on a console.... ridiculous.
BitbyDeath  +   1076d ago
You mean like this? :-p
Wigriff  +   1076d ago
To me, it just looks like it's definitively overpriced. hehe
Godchild1020  +   1076d ago
It has all the extra content that you would have to pay for, if you wanted to purchase the stuff off the Android Market and App Store.

Burn the rope on the Android Market ranges from 3 to 4 dollars, depending on if you want the extra levels with no ads and stuff.

So, the Vita Version price is not as bad as you think.
Godmars290  +   1076d ago
Well, devs have to make something too. Sony's likely gouging them on licensing fees.
Soldierone  +   1076d ago
Thats what I was referring to. Licensing fee's work well for the regular PSN store, but PS Suit should be cheap and it should be for indie style developers. No need to milk them for money.... Just keep prices down...
TooTall19  +   1076d ago
Trophies aren't cheap.
Williamson  +   1076d ago
Looks like im going to buy lbp vita. I got 10$ back from the spend 60$ on the ps store last month, so 7.49$ is a steal for a game like that.
aquamala  +   1076d ago
it still costs you $17.49
MariaHelFutura  +   1076d ago
How are people disagreeing w/ that? This place blows my mind sometimes.
Topshelfcheese  +   1076d ago
it only still costs you 17.49 if you bought 60 dollars worth of games just to get 10 dollars back. If you were going to spend the 60 anyways, than the 10 dollars is essentially free and thus the game would only cost you 7.49. Its pretty simple logic.
Williamson  +   1076d ago
Well I spent 60$ last month then received an email telling me that I would get a "$10 PSN Wallet voucher". The way I see it is I was given 10$, but what ever way you see it thats still a great deal for that game.
LOGICWINS  +   1076d ago
"Fans of indie developers will be particularly pleased with the free demos available for Sound Shapes (PS3 and Vita) and The Unfinished Swan (PS3)."

LOL, whats the point of mentioning that these demos are "free"? Isn't that the way it's always been on PSN?
Godchild1020  +   1076d ago
Do you remember Capcom released a paid demo on the Japanese 3DS eShop? I think Sony is trying to remind people that the demos release on their platform are free.
rezzah  +   1076d ago
Of course, the first time I had to hear about paid demos Capcom was the one who did it.

I wonder what other publishers will try to do this. Activision?
LOGICWINS  +   1076d ago
Capcom is disgusting. Def buying DMC used.
-GametimeUK-  +   1076d ago
Remember when a bunch of people bought that Gran Turismo Prologue demo? Sickens me!
Trolling aside, I remember when a gaming store here in the UK was selling Smackdown: Just Bring It demo's for £5. True story. (Although it is a physical copy, but a selling of a demo non the less)
Pillsbury1  +   1076d ago
I didn't want to think they where THAT Evil but paid demos proves it. Damn crapcom.
Skate-AK  +   1076d ago
It's just worded weird. Main thing they mean is people that like indie games will like the chance to try them buy them with a demo.
FFXI101  +   1076d ago
Love the deal for Metro Last Light, I really liked the Metro 2033 on the 360.

I'm going to pre-order this time on PS3 for sure,just can't decide if I should do it on PSN or at Gamestop. I love the free game and extra stuff but would be really nice to actually own the game discs...
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rextraordinaire  +   1076d ago
I can't find Labyrinth Legends... Anyone has this problem too?
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nevin1  +   1076d ago
"•LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Pack ($4.99) - Eureka! Clever Craftworld boffins have worked out how to combine your PS Vita and your PS3 to explore the unique worlds of LittleBigPlanet 2. Celebrate with Sackboy as you explore, play, customise stuff and solve puzzles in a way you never have before. Ever! Note: To download this Cross-Controller Pack, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2. PS Vita system required to play."

You have to pay for that feature? lol
Skate-AK  +   1076d ago
It probably comes with level creation pieces. The water in LBP wasnt free.
SAE  +   1076d ago
yea , it's really annoying thinking the feature will be something special in vita and then you find out that they will make you pay for it ..

sony are doing things wrong with the vita , it's the worst hardware i bought from them even though i love it xD
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GribbleGrunger  +   1076d ago
You don't pay for the feature. You get it for free in a patch. But if you want to create with the feature, you have to buy the DLC. Every level anyone makes with that DLC will be playable for FREE. This is how the MOVE pack worked and every other feature that has been added to LBP. You don't need to buy it to play it.

I really don't understand how people can be so ignorant of the facts for so long... unless of course, they want to be.
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baodeus  +   1076d ago
But isn't the main point/fun factor in LBP is to create your own level? Cause playing LVs that people made aren't as fun as I thought (many just not as creative as they think they are)
Relientk77  +   1076d ago
Wow, theres 8 new demos
wishingW3L  +   1076d ago
I didn't even notice when the PS Store became this big. So much content now it's crazy!
r21  +   1076d ago
How is anyone not rejoicing Bully? That game was awesome!
BigBoss3  +   1076d ago
cause its a ps2 classic with no hd and no trophy support
still it is bully...
SqueezedWeazel  +   1076d ago
Picked up Sonic Allstar Racing Transformed... Having a lot of fun with it so far... Looks great on the Vita although if u read IGN review they were pretty tough on the graphix. They aren't my primary review site thank God otherwise I wouldn't have any games... Lol
WeAreLegion  +   1076d ago
It says you can buy DMC now. Nothing about a pre-order. Just buy it now...
Shawtymann  +   1076d ago
I want to get the PS2 Classics Bully & Midnight Club. Does the Vita support PS2 Classics?
Hicken  +   1076d ago
Not yet, I don't think. Because I'd DEFINITELY be putting Odin Sphere on my Vita NOW.

Man, this is a lot of stuff in the store!
RAYMEISTER  +   1076d ago
Oh you poor guys need to get a PC to see some real sales. BTW I do have a Wii and PS3 before the bashing begins.
KrimsonKody  +   1076d ago
Oh, yes lord!
Happy, happy, HAPPY, joy, Joy JOOOY!

I've waited all year for this game. I finished the Gwendolyn story & half of the 2nd story, but not the rest.
An amazingly FUN & BEAUTIFUL game!
Not to mention underrated...
Now, if Sony could only get rights to release Muramasa on PSN...
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