Submitted by Syriel 946d ago | news

Sony Errors on Vita Promotion, Free Games Available to All

WorthPlaying writes, "On Monday Sony announced it was giving away four free games to PlayStation Vita owners in order to celebrate the one year anniversary of the portable console in North America.

In order to download the four games, you were supposed to access the PSN store via a Vita. And, for the most part, that was true. When the PSN store updated on Tuesday evening, the “purchase” option for the four games was removed from the PS3 PSN store and the Sony Entertainment Network PSN store on the web. However, Sony seems to have forgotten that the PSP can also access the PSN store." (Patapon, Patchwork Heroes, Piyotama, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Sony Entertainment Network, Wild Arms)

Godchild1020  +   947d ago
When did they ever say it was exclusive to the Vita store?
LOGICWINS  +   946d ago
I don't remember Sony saying it was exclusive to the Vita store. I assumed it was always supposed to be free for everyone
Godchild1020  +   946d ago
Exactly. This isn't any error and if it was, they would have fixed it.
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Mounce  +   946d ago
@Godchild1020 - Don't think that people on PSN can't make mistakes, or leave mistakes on for a few hours or so.

Why I say that? This for instance on PSP that had happened and I was one of them that randomly saw it, thought it was a demo, downloaded it - Only to find out it was the FULL GAME. Lol


Undead Knights, got it for free, can't remember if it was an error that they didn't notice til 5+, 10+ hours or more.

Ontop of your comment, yes, Sony basically said it was for the Vita Owners:


"To continue the celebration this week, we’re pleased to offer a special gift for PS Vita owners—by giving away four classic games for free exclusively in the PlayStation Vita Store!"

It's targeted to Vita owners during the anniversary, so, essentially to those whom already own the Vita as a gift.
lilbrat23  +   946d ago
Urm None of those games are Free even if you use pc to go to the online store.
Syriel  +   946d ago
If you are on the PC you need to use Media Go to access the store, like it says in the linked story. If you try to access the store from the PS3 or from the SEN web store you will not be able to get them.
Protagonist  +   945d ago
They are free! I just downloaded them.
raWfodog  +   945d ago
Yep, they are. I downloaded all four of them on my Vita two nights ago.
lilbrat23  +   945d ago
I went on the vita to download, Thanks!
Syriel  +   946d ago
The promotion was initially announced as being exclusive to the Vita store. That's why the free games cannot be "purchased" on either the PS3 store or the web store.
r21  +   946d ago
Holy crap, 4 free games?! I thought this was PS+ deal O_O
Thanks Sony :D
The Great Melon  +   946d ago
Thank you worthplaying.com. I didn't even realize that this offer was going on. You managed to both inform me and solve a problem at the same time. (^_^)
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rpd123  +   946d ago
Neither did I. Glad I found out though.
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ziggurcat  +   946d ago
what it seems to me is the author was not looking at the free games. considering that they're PSP/PSOne classics, why wouldn't they be available via the PSP?
SonysOldNews  +   946d ago
I always wanted to try out patapon so that was a sweet treat.....for free!
FunAndGun  +   946d ago
SonysOldNews  +   945d ago
That's my baby!
user7693958  +   946d ago
so i can do this from my pc?

yes you can.. this is a good find.. I guess i will use this and the games I got free on plus to have few good games on my future vita if I buy one..
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fantasygamer  +   946d ago
Free Games that's AWESOME! also Toro is really cute holding in the picture.
CZUM  +   946d ago
Still works ;)

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execution17  +   945d ago
wish i had that much in my wallet :P
nix  +   946d ago
shit... i need to download these... how did i miss this?
tweet75  +   946d ago
I read in another article these games are a gift for all vita owners not just plus members
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Nicolee  +   945d ago
too bad im late . it doesn't work anymore
Protagonist  +   945d ago
Heh? I just downloaded the games.
Nicolee  +   945d ago
strange , somehow it charge me when i add into basket . is this only US psn ? im in UK
Nicolee  +   945d ago
yeb confirmed that only US psn account so i used my us account to downloaded them
Syriel  +   945d ago
This is a North American thing. NA PSN and EU PSN stores are completely separate. Doesn't matter if it is deals or mistakes. ;)

To get in on this you need a NA PSN account.
memots  +   945d ago
wow i just got mine downloaded about an hour ago. all installed , hurray for free games.
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Protagonist  +   945d ago
Great to have multiple accounts, looking forward to play some Patapon again! and Patchwork Heroes for free? I always wanted to play that game.

Thanx Sony and it is good to take a break from P4. The Golden, that way it will last me longer ;o)...
jj90  +   945d ago
Thank you, just downloaded all 4 games on my computer.
Braid  +   945d ago
Now if only Europe could get some love as well...
TheLastGuardian  +   945d ago
I still have the retail version of Patapon, but I'll DL the others. :D
aDDicteD  +   945d ago
patapon is a decent game, the other 3 games well 1st time playing those. nice article by the way, two thumbs up ^_^

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