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PSN Weekly Deals - 11/13: Game Show & Persona Sale! 11/19: PS+ on Vita Begins!


#1 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68506 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

Welcome to the best thread for all of the deals on games, add-ons, and other stuff in the PlayStation Store both on and off of PSN.

Index
Current Deals
Upcoming Deals & PlayStation Plus Schedule
Bundles & Vita Discounts
Persistent PlayStation Plus Deals
Alternate Deals
Frequently Asked Questions

Current Deals (Full Update Here) - Store Usually Updates Every Tuesday Between 2-6 EST

Key: * - New This Week, * - Expires With Next Update, * - Permanent Price Drop

Bundles
Game Show Party Bundle - $9.99 - Includes Family Feud, Press Your Luck, and The Price is Right *

PS3
Catherine - $19.99
Choplifter HD - $2.99 *
Dragon's Lair - $4.99 *
Family Feud - $4.99 *
Family Feud Decades - $4.99 *
Hollywood Squares - $4.99 *
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - $59.99 - Pre-order w/Exclusive Theme & Pre-order Costumes - Out 11/20 *
Press Your Luck - $4.99 *
The Price is Right - $4.99 *
The Price is Right Decades - $4.99 *
Ricochet HD - $2.49
Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3: FES - $4.99
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - $4.99 *

Add-ons
007 Legends - 007 Pack - Free *
007 Legends - Nemesis Pack - Free *
007 Legends - Stealth Pack - Free *
DJ Hero - Hard Edge Mix Pack - $2.99
Guitar Hero III - Guitar Virtuoso Track Pack - $3.13
Guitar Hero 5 - Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack - $2.75
Guitar Hero World Tour - Hendrix Track Pack - $2.75
Guitar Hero World Tour - Hendrix Track Pack 2 - $2.75
Mugen Souls - Jiggly Transmission and Equipment Pack 7 - Free *
Mugen Souls - Jiggly Transmission and Equipment Pack 8 - Free *
Rock Band - Various Add-ons (Link for full list) - $0.99 to $9.99
Sniper Elite V2 - Multiplayer Expansion - Free *

PSP
The Red Star - $4.99
Shin Megami Tensei Persona - $9.99
Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2: Innocent Sin - $14.99
Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 Portable - $9.99

Vita
Frobisher Says! - Free
Treasures Of Montezuma Blitz - Free - 152 MB

Vita Add-ons
Street Fighter X Tekken - Special Color Palette 2 - Free - Cross Buy *
Street Fighter X Tekken - Special Color Palette 3 - Free - Cross Buy *

Music
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Soundtrack - $5.99 **

PlayStation Plus

PS3 Deals
Absolute Supercars - $7.99 - 20% Off *
Choplifter HD - $2.69 **
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection - $19.99 - 20% Off
Machinarium - $6.99 - 30% Off *
Super Stacker Party - $0.89 - 10% Off **

Free Games (Don't Argue About This, Please)
BloodRayne: Betrayal - 961 MB
Double Dragon Neon - 1.9 GB
Infamous 2 - 15 GB
The King of Fighters XIII - 2.2 GB
LittleBigPlanet 2 - 4.8 GB
LittleBigPlanet Sackboys' Prehistoric Moves - Requires Move - Location: PS3 Games > By Genre > PlayStation Move Games
Outland - 1.2 GB
PayDay: The Heist - 2.2 GB
Quantum Conundrum - 1.6 GB *
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One - 14 GB
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition - 7538 MB
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - 176 MB

Themes
Abstract Art - Dynamic
Assassin's Creed Revelations - Dynamic
Cuckoo - Dynamic
Daytona USA
Double Dragon Neon - Dynamic
Dragon - Dynamic
Hell Yeah! - Dynamic
The House of the Dead III - Dynamic
The House of the Dead 4 - Dynamic
I Am Alive - Dynamic
inFamous: Festival of Blood - Dynamic
Jet Set Radio - Dynamic
Leap Year - Dynamic
Mexican Skulls - Dynamic
PlayStation Plus - Dynamic
Robot - Dynamic
Samurai - Dynamic
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 - Dynamic
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Dynamic
Tales from Space: About a Blob
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - Dynamic

Avatars
Armageddon Riders (3)
Cool Cat
Daytona USA (5)
Dead Cloud
Double Dragon Neon (7)
Fat Princess (2)
Green Hamster
Hell Yeah! (4)
The House of the Dead III (3)
The House of the Dead 4 (3)
Jet Set Radio (6)
LittleBigPlanet (2)
Mutant Skull
Pink Hamster
PlayStation B-boy (3)
Resident Evil 5
Section 8: Prejudice Bundle
Squirrel
Stick Up Kid
Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter 2
Tank Commander
Top Dawg
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (20)
Warriors Orochi 3

I'll be filling this thread out a bit more as we go and I'll answer questions whenever I can. Feel free to provide feedback for ways to improve this thread. Thanks.

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 15 November 2012 - 01:31 AM.


#5 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68506 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Alternate Deals

Alternate Deals (Deals not available in the PS Store)

PlayStation Network Cards
$20 code - GameStop.com - $19.99
$20 code - BestBuy.com - $20.00
$20 code - Amazon.com - $19.99
$50 code - GameStop.com - $49.99
$50 code - BestBuy.com - $50.00
$50 code - Amazon.com - $49.99

PS3
Age of Booty - GameStop.com - $4.99
Digger HD - GameStop.com - $4.99
Fat Princess - BestBuy.com - $7.99
Superstars V8 Racing - GameStop.com - $7.49

Minis
Awesome Summer Minis Bundle (A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks, Young Thor, Zombie Tycoon, and Widget Odyssey 1 & 2) - GameStop.com - $4.99

PS1
Crash Bandicoot - GameStop.com - $2.99 - 50% off
Jet Moto - GameStop.com - $2.99 - 50% off

PSP
Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos - GameStop.com - $5.99 - 25% off
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light - GameStop.com - $5.99 - 25% off
CLADUN: This is an RPG! - GameStop.com - $9.99 - 50% off
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness - GameStop.com - $9.99 - 33% off
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days - GameStop.com - $14.99 - 25% off
Disgaea Infinite - GameStop.com - $7.99 - 47% off
Dragoneer's Aria - GameStop.com - $7.99 - 20% off
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance - GameStop.com - $7.99 - 20% off
Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle - GameStop.com - $9.99 - 50% off
Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? - GameStop.com - $7.99 - 20% off
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! - GameStop.com - $9.99 - 66% off
Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman - GameStop.com - $19.99 - 33% off

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 13 October 2012 - 05:23 AM.


#6 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68506 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: It says that the game is on sale today, but I just checked and it's still full price. When is it on sale?
A: That's probably because you're checking the store well before the update happens. Updates typically happen between 4-7 PM EST on Tuesdays, so please check back then. Somebody will probably mention that it's live in this thread when it's available, just in case you're lazy.

Q: Where else can I buy PSN content besides the PlayStation Stores on my PS3 or PSP?
A: Media Go is Sony's media manager program that lets you browse and buy stuff off of just the PSP's PS Store. GameStop.com offers PS3 and PSP games and DLC on their websites along with letting you buy that stuff in their stores. GameStop will give you a code after purchase that can be redeemed either in the PS Store or under Account Management on the XMB. If you want to redeem a code from wherever you are, www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com is the best place to do so.

Q: Does GameStop adjust their prices to reflect new sales?
A: Permanent price drops are usually reflected by GameStop, but sales usually are not acknowledged.

Q: Would you mind listing the previous deals so I can see if a game I'm considering is a frequent sale item or not?
A: Since that would be a lot of work, I have a simpler solution that will give you access to the past few years' worth of sales. Just go over to the What's in the PS Store thread I run in the PS3 forum and click on the "Search This Thread" button right above the first post on the right and type in the name of the game you're interested in. The results should let you see if that game has been on sale at any point in the past few years and give you an idea of whether it's better to get the game now or wait for a sale.

Q: When does a deal actually expire, as far as the last moment that I can grab the game at the sale price?
A: All sales end when the next update happens, which would be probably about an hour before the update actually appears in the New Releases section of the store. Since there isn't a set time for updates to happen, it would be in your best interest to not be putting off getting a game on sale for that long to have to worry about this issue.

Q: I'm interested in PlayStation Plus. Do I keep any games that go on sale for PlayStation Plus members?
A: Yes, anything you pay money for as a PS+ member is yours to keep forever. Most of the free content is attached to the subscription and expires once that sub lapses, but anything you buy is like every other purchase on PSN and is attached to your account and is playable forever.

Q: I'm interested in PlayStation Plus. Do I keep the games that are taken down from the PS+ section of the PS Store?
A: Yes, you can keep playing those games for the length of your subscription. There's no need to rush yourself to beat those games within the month unless you're just enjoying it that much.

Q: I'm interested in PlayStation Plus. Do I keep all of these games forever? What if I re-subscribe after letting it lapse?
A: Unfortunately, no. You can only play them for as long as you have a PS+ membership, though games you buy with a discount are yours forever. If your sub lapses at all, re-subscribe will give you access to all of the games you previously had, so there's no reason to not grab them when they arrive.

Q: I noticed that some of my PlayStation Plus games do not have an expiration date on them. Are they mine to keep forever?
A: Unless you bought them, they all have expiration dates. The free titles that don't have expiration dates are those where you got a demo and an unlock key, which behaves differently than the normal games you usually get with PS+. If you let your sub lapse, the unlock key expires and you're left with just the demo taunting you about what you once had. You can log in on http://www.sonyenter...mentnetwork.com to double check that if you want to be sure.

Q: How many times am I allowed to redownload content that I've purchased?
A: Any games you've purchased can be downloaded as much as you want on up to two systems at once for anything beyond 11/18/11, so you can delete games whenever you need room and redownload them when you need them again easily. Everything you purchased before 11/18/11 still adheres to the original five system limit. Videos are a bit different in that your ownership of them expires once you download an item from the video store and delete it, though you're free to back-up that video to your PSP and then to your PC via Media Go.

Q: Are PSP Games playable on the PS3?
A: No, the only games playable on the PSP and PS3 are PS1 Classics, PS1 Imports, and PlayStation Minis at the moment.

Q: Can I pay exact change for PSN content?
A: Yes, though you need to at least have $5 worth of items to be able to pay exact change. This is done so that Sony isn't pay credit card fees on small $1 purchases, so if you don't have anything to push the total of the items in your cart above $5, you'll just get the difference in credit on your account that can be applied to future purchases.

Q: Can you explain the terminology that you use here?
A: I usually add something after the sale price to indicate what kind of sale it is. Permanent Price Drop is a permanent drop in price, so this is the new base price for this item. Temporary Sale is a sale whose expiration date is not specified in the PS Blog post or by the publisher/developer, but most of these sales end after one week. Persistent Deals are PlayStation Plus deals that are always available to PlayStation Plus members and are usually adjusted when they go on sale to everybody else, so you probably shouldn't jump on them right away as a member.

Q: Can you break down the format you use for these deals?
A: Game Name - Add-on Name or Platform if Not PS3-only - Price - Sale Modifier or Additional Info

Q: Can I post here about getting people for my gameshare group?
A: No, there is a dedicated thread for gamesharing, so I'd prefer that you use the thread for it rather than filling up this thread with gameshare requests. Also, I'm not interested in gamesharing myself, so please don't send me PMs asking if I want to join your gameshare group.

Feel free to ask questions or pose questions that I should add to the FAQ. Thanks.

Link to the old thread for anotherpoorgamer.

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 11 June 2012 - 12:31 PM.