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PSN Weekly Deals - 8/27: PAX Indie Sale, DJ Hero/2/GH Sale, Spelunky $11.99, Pinballistik is Free!, and Machinarium Vita Free for PS+!

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#1 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   71051 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  


Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:50 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.

Current Deals
Upcoming Deals & PlayStation Plus Schedule
Free Games
PlayStation Plus Preview
Persistent PlayStation Plus and Alternate Deals
Frequently Asked Questions
History of Free PlayStation Plus Games

Current Deals (Full Update Here) - Store Updates Every Tuesday, Usually Between 4-8 EST

Visit The Web PS Store Here

N - New This Week
X - Expires With Next Update
P - Permanent Price Drop
C - Cross Buy (Vita/PS3)
D - Demo or Full Game Trial Available



Battlefield 4 - $59.99 - Ends 10/29 
Battlefield 4 - Premium - $49.99 - Ends 10/29
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - $14.99 X 
Diablo III - $59.99 X 
FIFA 14 - $59.99 - Out 9/24 
Grand Theft Auto V - $59.99 - Out 9/17 
NHL 14 - $59.99 - Ends 9/10 
Rain - $14.99 - Ends 10/1 


Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon & Call of Juarez Gunslinger Bundle - $24.99 - 17% Off ND

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1 & 2 Bundle - $7.49 - 50% Off NX

Pinballistik + DLC Bundle - $4.99 - 38% Off NP

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Complete Bundle - $5.99 - 54% Off -

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype + Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer Bundle - $6.99 - 53% Off - 



Amy - $1.99 - 33% Off
Closure - $7.49 - 50% Off NXD

Dragon Fantasy Book I - $4.99 - 50% Off NXC

Dyad - $7.49 - 50% Off NXD

flOw - $5.59

Flower - $6.99 D

Journey - $7.49 - 50% Off NXD

Limbo - $7.49 - 50% Off NXCD

Madden NFL 13 - $29.99 - 25% Off NP
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - $29.99 - 25% Off NPD
Pinballistik - Free NP
Retro City Rampage - $4.99 - 66% Off NXC
Retro/Grade - $4.99 - 50% Off - Compatible with Guitar Controller NXD
Skullgirls - $7.49 - 50% Off NXD
Tokyo Jungle - $7.49 - 50% Off NX
Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer - $3.99 - 50% Off
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD - $4.99 - 50% Off- Move Compatible

PS2 Classics

Raiden III - $5.99 - 40% Off



PS1 Classics - All of these are compatible with PS3 and PSP unless otherwise noted. Check this thread for Vita compatibility.
Minis - All of these are compatible with PS3 and PSP unless otherwise noted. Check this thread for Vita compatibility.
1000 Tiny Claws - $1.75 - 50% Off

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess - $2.49 - 50% Off

Who's That Flying?! - $2.49 - 50% Off
PSP Games - Check this thread for Vita Compatibility

Vita Games

Dragon Fantasy Book I - $4.99 - 50% Off NXC

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable - $19.99 - 50% Off N

Limbo - $7.49 - 50% Off NXCD

Need for Speed: Most Wanted - $19.99 - 33% Off NP

Retro City Rampage - $4.99 - 66% Off NXCD

Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov's Revenge - $4.99 - 50% Off NXC


Vita Add-ons


PlayStation Plus


PS3 Deals

Closure - $3.75 - 75% Off NXD

Dragon Fantasy Book I - $2.50 - 75% Off NXC

Dyad - $3.75 - 75% Off NXD

Grid 2 - $53.99 - 10% Off X

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection - $19.99 - 20% Off - Move Compatible

Journey - $3.75 - 75% Off NXD

Limbo - $5.99 - 60% Off NXCD

Ms. Germinator - $7.99 - 20% Off XC
Retro City Rampage - $3.74 - 75% Off NXC
Retro/Grade - $2.50 - 75% Off - Compatible with Guitar Controller NXD
Skullgirls - $3.75 - 75% Off NXD
Spelunky - $11.99 - 20% Off NXC
Tokyo Jungle - $3.75 - 75% Off NX
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD - $1.00 - 90% Off - Move Compatible

Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov's Revenge - $2.50 - 75% Off NXC


Vita Deals

Dragon Fantasy Book I - $2.50 - 75% Off NXC
Draw Slasher - $3.00 - 50% Off N
Limbo - $5.99 - 60% Off NXCD
Ms. Germinator - $7.99 - 20% Off XC

Muramasa Rebirth - $20.99 - 30% Off X

Retro City Rampage - $3.74 - 75% Off NXCD

Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov's Revenge - $2.50 - 75% Off NXC

Add-on Deals



Music Unlimited Premium One Year Subscription - $41.99


Free Games (Don't Argue About This, Please)

Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - 769 MB

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower - PSP/Vita - 657 MB

Gravity Rush - Vita - 1.4 GB

Hitman: Absolution - 16.1 GB X -

Jet Set Radio - 1.1 GB
Knytt Underground - PS3/Vita - 857 MB

LittleBigPlanet Karting - 7 GB

Machinarium - 183 MB

Machinarium - Vita - 329 MB N

Metal Slug XX - PSP/Vita - 166 MB
Pinball Arcade - PS3/Vita - 115 MB
Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Vita - 2.9 GB

Wipeout 2048 - Vita - 1.6 GB

XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 7.6 GB

Zen Pinball 2 - Star Wars Pinball - PS3/Vita - 783 MB 




Feel free to provide feedback for ways to improve this thread. Thanks.


Edited by FriskyTanuki, 28 August 2013 - 01:02 AM.

#3 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   71051 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  


Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

Free Games

Back to the Future - Episode 1: It's About Time
Buzz Quiz Player -
Capcom Arcade Cabinet - Free w/Demos
DC Universe Online - FTP MMO
Dust 514
Everybody Dance Digital - Requires Move
Free Realms - FTP MMO
Jetpack Joyride
Singstar Digital - Requires Microphone
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer
Zen Pinball 2 - Free w/Demos -

Cliff Diving - Requires AR Cards
Fireworks - Requires AR Cards
Frobisher Says!
Jetpack Joyride
PlayStation Home Arcade -
Table Soccer - Requires AR Cards
Treasures Of Montezuma Blitz
Wake-Up Club

PlayStation Mobile - Available on Vita (via PSM tab on PS Store) & Select Android Devices
Bullion Blitz - Free - Quick Play mode only
Lemmings - Free - Includes the first 30 levels
Penguin Party - Free - Offers More Puzzles for Purchase
ZooZooGo! - Free - Grind to get extra modes for free or pay via IAP

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 16 June 2013 - 03:27 AM.

#5 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   71051 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  


Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Persistent PlayStation Plus 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

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

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

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, 30 May 2013 - 04:30 AM.

#6 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   71051 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  


Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:55 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.

Links to Previous Threads:
The Original
The Sequel
The Impostor

#28 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   71051 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  


Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:28 PM


Trying out a new idea to put videos I've recorded of the current crop of PS+ games to help you see what kinds of games are being offered right now.

#30 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1671 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  


Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:50 PM

Out of all the threads I frequent on this entire forum, I don't think there's anyone who takes better care of their threads then Frisky does. As a Sony faithful, I greatly appreciate the effort you put in.

On to more pressing matters, I'm hoping some of my RZ points clear before the update next Tuesday so I can get a PSN card. Gotta get Rocketbirds for my Vita.

And if anyone is interested, there was a lot of positive feedback at a Vita developer panel at GDC.