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Submitted by Abriael 464d ago | news

Want to Play 153 (Mostly) Japanese Games for Free for 15 Days? Sony Says: “You’re Welcome”

Many don’t mind too much having to pay for PlayStation Plus to play online on the PS4, because with 21 free games for the US (at the moment of this writing) it looks like a very sweet deal. If you think that’s good, wait until you see what Japanese subscribers get…

At the moment of this writing the Japanese PS Plus Plus offers an enormous total of 153 free games between modern and classic ones to its subscribers, and thanks to a promotion you can play them for free for 15 days. Full guide on how to inside. (PS Vita, PS3, Tag Invalid)

o-Sunny-o  +   464d ago
Just wow!
ZodTheRipper  +   464d ago
Behold the power of Sony and PS+!
TheTwelve  +   464d ago
On it.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   464d ago
Can this possibly be a testing ground to see how many people download the games and based on that data they will create some sort of pricing for gaikai services allowing users to play as many current and previous gen games as they want for a yearly fee? time will tell. But i'm sure they're testing some grounds here
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Xaphy  +   464d ago
I woner why sony doesnt offer free ps1 games for nortth america/europe as well. It would also be nice to have some free ps2 games to play.
Larry L  +   464d ago
Sony stopped offering PS1 games for Plus because cry babies that post on the PSBlog who are the vocal minority were constantly crying about PS1 games just like they cry about anything, and once THAT gets changed.....they'll whine about something else. PSP games seem to be the current target.

I liked getting free PS1 and PSP games. They all look amazing on the Vita. That's why I love my Vita so much. All the PS1 FFs, Mega Man 1-3, even STar Wars Dark FOrces never looked more vivid and colorful. Gran Turismo PSP is still the best portable racing game on Vita. And being able to remap controls for these old games any way you want really makes alot of them better, there used to be no way to make Dark Forces play like a proper modern FPS, Vita is the only way.

I didn't even get it for Vita games for the most part. I more got it for the fact that PS1 and PSP games look so good on it along with it's browser being better than pretty much any phone's now that it's been updated. I just wish I could put all my digital comics on it. They would look AMAZING on the Vita screen.
Xaphy  +   464d ago
I hear you man. I absolutely love my vita and when a game comes out to ps vita and ps4 I go for the vita version because i just love holding that little device.
stage88  +   464d ago
Downloading all of them now :D
153 games to choose from!

I love Sony!
pixelsword  +   464d ago
PS+ is so good that they should allow us to choose whether or not we want it for our PS4s.
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DragonKnight  +   464d ago
"Sony offers 153 free games"

Yep, Xbox Live is just as good.... /s
theEx1Le  +   464d ago
There are also nice free dynamic themes on that store too. There are dark souls ones there so make sure to grab them!
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b_one  +   464d ago
Hmmm Sony could make some kind of cultural gaming exchange, sadly its all about publishers.
Abriael  +   464d ago
They did, unfortunately the wrong way.IE: they made events to sell western games in Japan
b_one  +   464d ago
i hope now it could be our turn ;)
admiralvic  +   464d ago
Well they added the Japanese section to the store a while back and MonkeyPawGames has been doing a great job marketing / bringing games over.
b_one  +   464d ago
on classics sure, as for jap section im from EU.
despair  +   464d ago
wish I could read/speak japanese as I assume most would not have an english option in them. Not worth it for someone like me :(
Abriael  +   464d ago
The true classics have very detailed guides online. They're still a lot of fun to play like that.
LKHGFDSA  +   464d ago
Most games don't require reading.
Cam977  +   464d ago
Like Cho Aniki?
Why did I buy that game? If you don't know what it is them a quick Youtube search will set you right.
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Abriael  +   464d ago
Haha oh goodness.. i DO know what it is.
Cam977  +   464d ago
This video sums up my reaction perfectly:

Related video
Red_Devilz  +   464d ago
Can't read Japanese :(
KillrateOmega  +   464d ago
153? Holy crap...

Off topic: Just watch. Somebody from the Xbox-side is going to come over here and talk trash about this.
Abriael  +   464d ago
hey, they have a whole two :P

But they're newer...almost.
AnimeAvenger  +   464d ago
Nah bro, that's not how it works here on N4G.

Its usually the other way around and if its pro-Sony, agrees all the way but if its pro-MS or neg-sony, disagrees incoming.
plmkoh  +   464d ago
Some very good stuff in here like Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, 55 hours of good gameplay right here....assuming you can finish it within the 15 day PS plus trial.
Xaphy  +   464d ago
you can still play them if you have a north american/eu ps plus subscription.
Buuhan1  +   464d ago
Um, no you can't. PS+ is tied to the PSN account, the PS+ status on any account other than the Japanese account has no effect. If your PS+ expires on one account you don't get to keep playing its games on another account because it has PS+.
Xaphy  +   464d ago
then how come I download PS+ games from my US account and I can play them on my EU account? Yes you can.
CrescentFang  +   464d ago
Sony has very good Japanese IPs and developers... hopefully they bring/make more of them as the year goes by.
Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke and Freedom Wars for the Vita have not been announced for the west. It's been years since a new Wild Arms (although Sony did stop publishing them in the west since 4). They also opted to not publish Demon's Souls in the west.
Sony is changing up though... hopefully they realize how good or promising their Japanese games are.
Abriael  +   464d ago
Gotta say they have been doing a decent job porting stuff to the west,. But there's room for improvement.
GABRIEL1030  +   464d ago
Amazing
kingPoS  +   464d ago
No wonder the PSP and Vita are going strong in Japan. A 32gb card along with the Japanese PS plus would had your PSP or Vita brimming with games.
Sullenity  +   464d ago
My 32GB card is full! #firstworldproblems and i'd like to give a shout out to Google Translate!
Godlovesgamers  +   464d ago
You really should NOT use that rising son emblem/logo/sign, it's the equivalent of the Nazi symbol for Japan. Take a moment and do some research on it if you don't believe me.
Majin-vegeta  +   464d ago
Jeezus christ who gives a rats @$$.Japan is the land of the rising son.
joemanueel222  +   464d ago
japanese games = Meh!
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CrossingEden  +   464d ago
hurray, i can play a bunch of games with androgynous teenagers, seriously though, not interested, japanese games just aren't as well made anymore
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fsfsxii  +   463d ago
And western games are made well. Wow
CrossingEden  +   463d ago
the last of us, uncharted, beyond two souls, god of war, infamous second son would all like a long word with you
cunnilumpkin  +   464d ago
do you get to keep them after 15 days is up?
admiralvic  +   464d ago
No.
vork77  +   464d ago
be great if usa let up download Japanese games
admiralvic  +   464d ago
They do...

There is a section of the store for PSN imports, though there isn't much. Even with the ability to add straight up Japanese games, you still need to get the rights to do so, which will limit some things from coming over.

If this isn't what you meant, the PS3 is region free and able to download said games and play them on your system of choice. Even a Vita / PSP can do it if you change the accounts, so you're not missing anything unless you don't want to deal with the hassle.
vork77  +   464d ago
i mean ps3 japanese games that dont get translated like Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! or Kurohyō: Ryū ga Gotoku Shinshō for psp
admiralvic  +   464d ago
Again, the PS3 / PSP / PSV and most likely PS4 are region free, so you can just go buy them and play them. Nothing needs to be done, just put the disc in your try and play. Also like I said, you can also download these things on any of those devices, but you need to switch accounts / obtain money is that currency. So I am not seeing the problem... Sure it might be a hassle, but it's not like anyone is stopping you from getting the enjoyment you want, past yourself.
r21  +   464d ago
In case you get error page on the PS+ free trial site, log out of whatever account you signed in before. Should work afterwards.

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