PlayStation Plus Update: Instant Game Collection Comes to PS Vita

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PlayStation Plus Update: Instant Game Collection Comes to PS Vita

This is the week we’ve been waiting for as PS Vita officially joins the PlayStation Plus membership with the Instant Game Collection, which now delivers six PS Vita titles in addition to the lineup of 12 PS3 Games. Don’t forget that in addition to the free games that come with your membership, PS Plus also delivers PS Vita benefits such as discounts, online storage for game saves, Automatic Updates, and auto Trophy sync!

We’ve also got new PS3 free games for members, like the acclaimed Dungeon Defenders, great discounts on amazing games and a bonus PS Plus freebie! Read on to check out all the Plus content hitting this week when the PlayStation Store updates on November 20th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 20th PlayStation Plus Update

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition and follow the murderous trail of an ancient and secret Spanish sect. Undiscovered temple ruins, vast karst caverns of Central America, legendary lost cities, fantastic action sequences, and of course, Mr. Nathan Drake himself bring this complete Uncharted experience to PS Vita.
Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world. One of my personal favorite PS Vita games is yours to play free with PS Plus.
WipEout 2048 (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

With PS Vita’s enhanced controls – including front touch, rear touch, and six-axis motion sensors, this entry into the venerable WipEout series is one of the best. Optimized for 23rd century racing, you can compete with up to 8 other players on 10 new tracks. Don’t forget to stay on top of those online leaderboards too!
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

One of the most unique and hilarious PS Vita titles also happens to be one of the best. A side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about an ornery mutant blob that, after being held captive in a lab that can only be described as something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the early ’50’s, escapes into the world and sets out on a path to consume everything. Use touch and the motion sensor functions combined with traditional analog stick controls to defeat the pathetic humans. Eat your way to freedom. It’s that fun.
Jet Set Radio (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio on PS Vita. Free for PS Plus members the same day it releases; fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force. They’re not nice.
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS Vita, PSP)

Free for Plus Members

Originally released in 1998 on the original PlayStation, this first tactical RPG in the legendary Final Fantasy series, enthralled fans around the world with its unique artistic style and intricate storyline, and it’s certainly one of my top favorites of all time. A sublime strategy experience with an ever engrossing job system, tactical battles, tens of hours of gameplay, and remastered from the original, yours free with Plus.
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)

Free for Plus Members

An addictive blend of Tower Defense and cooperative online Action-RPG, Dungeon Defenders gives players 4 distinctive classes to lead through action-packed combat while upgrading their statistics, gathering tons of loot and inventory items, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing unique class abilities. Play it online co-op, or splitscreen, free with PlayStation Plus.

Limited Time Sale Offer: Music Unlimited Premium One Year Subscription

80% off the PS Store Special Price for PlayStation Plus members (PS Store Limited Time Sale price: $59.99, PS Plus Price: $12.00)

Music fans with a PS Plus membership: We’ve got an amazing deal on Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service. For those unfamiliar, you can use your Music Unlimited premium subscription on a range of compatible devices including PS3, PS Vita, Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPod touch and any PC. Choose any album or song from a catalog of millions. Never any ads or song skip limits. An annual subscription is valued at over $119, so at practically 90% off Plus members will get an amazing deal of a 1 year subscription for $12. This is a limited time offer so get it on the PS3 or PS Vita Store while you can!
Sonic Bundle: Sonic 1 + Sonic 2

Free for Plus Members

If you haven’t revisited these two Genesis classics in some time, or perhaps even better have never experienced them, you’re in luck! Plus members will be getting this Sonic Bundle which includes Sonic 1 and 2, free. Upgraded for a great look on an HD screen and PS3 Trophies to boot; see where one of gaming’s heroes got his start with this bundle.
Select SEGA Titles (aka more SEGA goodness)

Various Discounts

In case the Sonic Bundle above wasn’t enough, SEGA’s got more great offers on some of their more recent releases including NiGHTS into Dreams and a Hell Yeah Bundle (including the 2 Add-Ons), among other games. Check out the full list below.
Game PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition $19.99 $14.99
Hell Yeah Bundle (Full game + 2 DLCs) $14.99 $10.49
NiGHTS into Dreams $6.99 $4.89
Jet Set Radio $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 2 $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 1 & DLC Bundle $4.99 $3.99
Sega Rally Arcade $4.99 $2.99
Space Channel 5: Part 2 $3.99 $2.99
Sorcery (PS3)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $15.99)

Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move motion controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen. PS Plus members who own Move owe it to themselves to check out this fantastic game at a great price.

That wraps it up for this week! PlayStation Plus will continue to grow and strive to be the best bet for gamers around the world, and your feedback is indispensable in that process.

In addition, with many new features hitting Plus and possible new members as well, we updated our PS Plus FAQ page as well. Visit it if you have any questions about your Plus membership.

PlayStation Plus Update 11-20-2012

Thanks for continuing to make your voice heard, and as usual, I’ll see you in the comments.

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PlayStation Plus Update 11-19-2012 Frequently Asked Questions

  • I pay for Music Unlimited using auto-renew every month. How do I go about getting the special offers?
    With the 11/20 PlayStation Store update, there will be an option to purchase the one-year subscription, so you’ll need to select the one-year subscription package option to get the deal.
  • What time with the firmware update for PS Vita be live?
    It will be live at approximately 9:00pm PST on 11/19. The Instant Game Collection for PS Vita will be available after the PlayStation Store updates on 11/20.

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43 Author Replies

  • I have a question about the music unlimited.

    If i buy the year subscription for 12 dollars and my ps plus expires will i still be able to keep the service for the music unlimited?

  • morgan any new’s on Resistance yet.I hope their is an answer because if it get’s released tommorow i will purchase the Resistance Trilogy and Hitman.Come on we need to know.

  • Where is the 2.0 system update??

  • a Sega week, not bad, i remember the Sega comericals when they screamed Sega when there logo appeared, lol

    discounts on some older DLC would be nice

    good to see the vita joining plus

  • we have to wait till 9pm pacific for Vita firmware update? that will be midnight here. Guess i’ll have to wait till tomorrow morning. Why so late with updates?

  • i want to know!!!!!!!!
    is it posible to discount a game for second time for example if we dont buy that game when price change?
    i want to buy some game such as sound shape and The Walking Dead

  • All i want is NBA and NFL avatars


    We have waited and finally it is here!

    I am betting that this is the end of this month’s PS+ Update (except for that sale tomorrow that Morgan mentioned), but man, what a way to end November for PS+!

    And I’m not just talking about the inclusion of PS Vita. Additional free games are always a welcome (though they were given way back in February but new PS+ joiners will benefit from this). Finally this month we beat EU PS+! …although they do have Crysis 2… but this month is still great. More than makes up for last month.

    The discounts on Sega games are great as well. I just tried out the Demo for Hell Yeah! last night and loved it. Probably gonna have to top up my PSN wallet again tomorrow…

  • One request, Morgan: think we can get Rainbow Moon on sale?

  • One last time:



    HELL YEAH!!!!

  • I want free Avatars and PSOne/PS2 Classics D:

  • Kool Morgan, looks like that rabbit will be in my Digital hands Tommorow.

  • Woohoo Dungeon Defenders!! I already have it on PC, but now I’ll be able to play with my friends with plus!!

  • Can u stack Music Unlimited premium subscription, like we can with Plus?

  • I’m gonna need to see some deals like on black Friday in the store otherwise psn won’t see a lot of my gaming dollars this week.

    I mean dishonered $30 need 4 speed $30 you can’t beat that

  • Awesome update! Unfortunately I already own all of the games. Oh well theres always next month. Keep up the great work Sony!

  • win win & more win, epic week for Vita owners with PS+ =)

  • I guess its time to jump on the Vita. Great offer!


    I’m very pleased to see that Uncharted: GA and Wipeout 2048 are going to be free for PS Plus members.

    I’m also very happy to see that a one-year subscription to Music Unlimited will be only $12. I’m going to take advantage of this offer very quickly tomorrow.


    Note: Can you make the demos for Resistance: Retribution and Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow compatible with the PS Vita, please?

  • If by the end of Sony’s fiscal year the Vita isn’t saved by this and the holiday lineup, you have my permission to call it quits. Focus on PS4 (and PS3 next year) , and forget about Vita.

  • Morgan,

    When are we to expect the 2.00 update for the PS Vita??

  • You guys really need to work on the pre-ordered games being available by midnight the day that they come out or let people download all of the game a week early except for a little part of it that they have to download on Tuesday morning at midnight. I personally would pre order a lot more games on the PSN. Other than that though this is a great update. I loved Uncharted and Gravity Rush but I haven’t tried the other games so this will be a good chance!

  • excelent update for the psvita, wasnt expecting 6 games!
    thanks sony, cant wait for tuesday.

  • I was a hardcore xbox fan…but Plus has totally changed my mind…I cant wait for plus on the vita

  • Hey Morgan can you see an update to the music side of PSN sence the store got updated it would be nice to see this update come to the music side of PSN

  • Come on Man, why you make us pay the FULL PRICE , when we can wait a couple of weeks to get it LESS THAN HALF PRICED ???? i bought JET SET RADIO FOR 8.99 $ and NIGHTS for 9.99 $ and was glad that i bought them till today.


  • I’ll be buying most of the discount stuff. ps+ is amazing, can’t believe you guys give away so much free stuff and offer so many discounts but I’m so glad you do!!

  • Sir Morgan Haro, i have a question :

    Any discount for Vita games on PSN Plus ?

  • Hey Morgan, I see you responding to a bunch of questions about the PS Store and PS+ update which is great. What day does the PS Vita FIRMWARE UPDATE arrive? I would have thought you would drop it today so your servers aren’t clogged with mandatory firmware downloads AND store downloads. Forcing users to download an update, then install it, then reboot and then go look in the store seems like a poor idea.

    • I’ve mentioned already that it’s coming at 9pm PST tonight. We’ve also updated the post here with this information.

  • Seriously need to offer a larger memory card for the vita system. I bought the 32 gb card at launch and its full. Every time I purchase a new game, I need to remove content. Any chance of releasing a bigger card or offering some type of adapter that allows us to use the vita game cartridge slot for an additional memory card? Glad to see a strong plus offering for vita (although I already own most titles offered). Please continue to bring more psp games to vita (particularly twisted metal head on and motor storm arctic edge). Thanks for reading!!!

  • AWESOME! Uncharted for vita is free! I can’t wait til my wife buys me a vita!

  • So no sale post today but tomorrow in PS Store Update post?

    Will those Family Fued & other show games still be on sale?

  • does any 1 know what the price for jet set for the vita gonna be don’t have PS+

  • This is so good.

    I’m getting my Vita on Black Friday, so your plan worked!

    Insane deal on Music Unlimited, though I’m not really interested in that service. However if you added Video Unlimited into your subscription, man oh man that would be awesome!

    Very interested with the sale tomorrow!

  • Sup Morgan!? I know this is about PS+ and I don’t mean to derail, but I was wondering are you guys(SONY) working on bringing other PS2 Classics to PSS? Games such as…

    Dragon Quest VIII
    Xenosaga 1-3
    Persona 4

  • awesome week for vita meh for ps3 (which should have support as much as vita) and morgan it was less than a year ago fir sonic 1 and 2, ive only had my ps3 since black friday last year… so its a recycled deal?

  • @morgan thanks for the reply. I have another question, if i am in the 30 day free trial and buy the 1 year subscription for music unlimited, will the 30 days be updated to a year or will i have to wait till the end of the trial to purchase the year subscription?

  • Can u buy more than one year of ( Music Unlimited premium subscription ) at the price of above

  • Hi, i have a question, tomorrow with the ps vita update 2.00 we are able to buy a ps plus membership (3 months and 12 months) from ps vita ps store? because i dont have a ps3 for buy the membership

  • May or may not be off topic, but wasn’t PS Vita 2.00 firmware supposed to be released today? When I try to update from 1.81, it says 1.81 is the latest firmware. Help?

  • For the music unlimited, do we need a credit card for the free trial? And if we get the year long subscrition, would we still need a credit card? Please answer, anyone. Thank you….

    And I like the update. Thank you…

  • @188 yes u will need credit card, I just did mine the other day

  • @189 I just found that out for the free trial, thank you. But when the subsciption comes out for $12 tomorrow, do we still need a credit card? Can I just use funds from the psn wallet? I’m sorry, I’m new to this…

  • @Morgan While I would love to take advantage of the Music Unlimited deal, I am not able to use the 30 day trial to try it before buying because my account was created as a secondary account and it will ask me to use a master account. Moreover, switching to the master account wouldn’t help because I can only have one account on my PS Vita and I am the owner and person who uses it the most. Currently, there is no way to upgrade a secondary account to a master account and the only other solution would be to drop the restrictions on what secondary accounts can and can’t do if you will not put in place a system where the secondary account can become a master account. Note that creating a new account is not an option for me because I would lose my PS Plus content and other content that I have bought with this account.

  • very well psvita games free

  • Will the automatic download feature still download patches for my PS Vita even though most of my games are retail copies? I noticed that I am unable to manually download a patch for a game unless the game card for that game is inside the PS Vita. Will the automatic download be able to download the patch and install it once the proper game card is inside the PS Vita?

  • ok… I know release of vita plus you have to go BIG. but c’mon now 6 hah…. also Sonic, classics…. but you know, didn’t get an hd tv to play 2D games hah will sonic have trophies? also What is Dungeon defenders?…. that sounds like an bad mini game…. Whelp never know til you play I guess. also (i live in EST id really appreciate it being pushed on to the store an bitttttt early and fully updated ya know?)

  • to 187… Read a little bit ya know.

    on 176 “+ Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:
    I’ve mentioned already that it’s coming at 9pm PST tonight. We’ve also updated the post here with this information.”

  • Is the Sonic Bundle the same games that were released back in February 2012 – ?
    If so it seems kinda silly do it again only 9 months later…
    I’d be happy to know whether or not if that’s true.

  • Ok, I don’t own a Vita (yet) but, can I download the PLUS free Vita games into my PS3 and then when I buy mi Vita in December transfere them?

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