This Week in PlayStation: Anniversary Edition

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This Week in PlayStation: Anniversary Edition

Howdy! A few highlights from the past week in PlayStation:

Our Anniversary Sale is in full swing, and it’s a good time to look at filling out your library if you’re missing some of the biggest titles from PlayStation’s catalog. Persona 4 Golden is 12 bucks for PS Plus members!

PS Now subscriptions are now a thing. $19.99 a month, or $44.99 for three months. Over a hundred PS3 games ready to stream straight to your PS4.

Loadout got a big update with lots of new stuff and fixes, and they’re already working on their next big deployment. Get in there and blow stuff up!

We took a look back at the top PS Store sellers of 2014 — there are a couple surprises in there!

Atelier Ayesha Plus is out now on PS Vita, for all you JRPG fans out there. I’ve heard good things!

Destiny folks, heads up: Xûr has the Ice Breaker, but he’s not around for long!

Oh, and FFXIV is getting a huge new patch on Tuesday. Gimme gimme gimme.

What are you playing?

  • I’m playing: Destiny, FFXIV
  • I’m watching: Cowboy Bebop
  • I’m listening to: Shovel Knight soundtrack

This Week’s Top 10 Posts

This Month’s Free PS Plus Games

The SwapperinFAMOUS First LightWoah Dave!Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton EditionDuckTales RemasteredPrototype 2

Most-Watched Video of the Week

PlayStation Blogcast 149

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  • I’m playing: Dragon’s Crown (PS Vita)
    Watching: The Leftovers
    Listening to: Porter Robinson, London Grammar

    And I’m hoping for more PlayStation Vue info and an Order: 1886 PS4 Bundle in NA!

  • Im Playing: Diablo 3 Reaper of Soups (PS4)
    Watching: Nobunaga The Fool
    Listening to: BABYMETAL Live at Budokan

    waiting for Toukiden and Order 1886

  • Hi. I’m an AU member and can’t seem to access the sale. Is this a US sale only?

  • Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn add-on’s and sub for paying to play online should be on the PSN Store. I like to buy all the DLC’s and my sub from the PSN Store then it gets added to my account on Square Enix then. The Sub for paying $18 or whatever it was again should be you get 1 or 2 Years for $40-60 when playing on FF14 A Realm Reborn. Alot of things need to be fix and added to the PSN for this. Make it happen. :)

  • I feel the sale was two months late and wasn’t very good anyway.
    I sure hope The Order is good. It NEEDS to be good. Sony needs it to be good.

  • I’m Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS3)
    Watching: Whatever I Find Interesting (TV / PS3)
    Listening To: Cascada 24/7 (iPhone 6+ / Note 3 / PS3)

  • Im playing : The waiting game for Grim Fandango Remastered ( preordered ) and The Order: 1886
    Im Watching : The making of Grim Fandango Remastered / Gundam Wing Endless Waltz
    Im listening to The Saturday Night Safety Dance on SiriusXm
    Im waiting for : Resident Evil Remastered to unlock so I can play it

  • Love the sale picked up some great games and can’t wait til grim fandango and the order 1886 comes out.

  • I’m playing: Destiny, Last of Us
    I’m watching: GTA V Funny Moments
    I’m listening to: Legend of Korra Extended Ending Theme

  • I’m playing: Destiny (PS4)
    I’m watching: Kuroko no basket
    I’m listening to: J Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive

  • I feel psnow is still not quite right price wise. You do not get access to the full psnow library for starters which I do not understand at all.

    Also $20 when you are attempting to compete with the likes of gamefly or other streaming services is slightly high. $14.99 seems more fair in comparison and larger term subcription should be discounted a bit more. No year long option or a discount to ps plus members is also a mistake.

    I think we are getting there but as interested as I am, I am not willing to pay a subcription fee of that amount without at least access to the entire psnow library.

    I also feel that if you want to celebrate the anniversary there are better things you could do. PS1/PS2 titles on the market etc. I have been a PS user since the beginning and it sadly feels like we are being gouged with the lack of access to previous content uless you have all the previous ps systems.

  • I’m playing: Destiny, Tales of Hearts R, J-Stars Victory VS
    I’m watching: Hockey, Football (on sunday), Psycho-Pass 2
    I’m listening to: Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, Sting

  • I’m playing: Driveclub
    I’m watching: Homeland
    I’m listening: Behemoth – Satanist

  • I’m playing: Battlefield 4(PS3), Duke Nukem (Vita), Destiny (PS4)
    I’m watching: House MD
    I’m listening to: The Killers – Somebody told me

  • I agree with comment #5. This sale should have been earlier, like maybe Black Friday. I was really happy to see The Ratchet & Clank Collection for Vita at a good price. It took three hours to download the game after the store went back down for two hours. So it was after 10:00 p.m. when I finally got to play it. This just another reason why I will always prefer a physical game copy if available.

  • I’m playing: Nothing ATM, but I am gonna start Muramasa Rebirth tomorrow.
    I’m watching: Orphan Black, and The Wrong Mans. Good stuff.
    I’m listening to: Classic Rock on my new Sony ICF38 Portable AM/FM Radio, and a classic Opie & Anthony w/ Louis CK.

    BTW, just wanted to say thanks for the great sale. =) To be honest, at first I was kinda irked because I bought Resistance Retribution a couple weeks ago at full price, and I was hoping to see more PSP games, but after I chilled out I gladly bought Daxter, Okami HD, and Jak & Daxter Trilogy. Great freakin prices on all 3.

  • Where are all the good sales? Why do all the sales suck so bad?

  • Why do all your sales suck lately? You can find many of these cheaper with physical copies.

    Also, why the hell does Europe get all the good deals and we ‘Muricans are stuck with crap and crappy sales?

  • Killzone for 20$ what a awesome deal

  • I’m playing: GTA V
    I’m watching: The Evil Within Gameplay
    I’m listening to: Back To December – Taylor Swift

  • Hey Guys :)
    I’m Playing: The Evil Within (PS4)
    I’m watching: Outlast Gameplays
    I’m listening: Metallica – Master of Puppets

  • Hey ho!

    I’m playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4) and Persona 4 Golden
    I’m watching: random stuff at netflix
    I’m listening: Age of Reason – Gramatik

    Btw, my 5 days extension for plus was just applied. There’s any news about the 10% code?

  • What an exciting week in gaming across the board!

    I’m playing: The Swapper, First Light, and Battlefield 4 (on PS4) as well as Halo MCC on Xbox One
    I’m watching: Friends on Netflix
    I’m listening to: Stoner Rock Radio on Pandora (The BEST station for lovers of everything rock!)

  • I’m playing: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Freedom Wars
    I’m watching: Larva and Gotham
    I’m listening: Shuffle

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    ATTN: SONY – ATTN: SONY – ATTN: SONY
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    Dear Sony,

    Can you please explain to your customers why we can purchase, download, and play PS1/PS2 classics on ALL your PlayStation systems that connect to PSN (PSP, Vita, & PS3), EXCEPT for your newest PS4 system? A lot of your customers are starting to believe you have unfairly taken this option away from us with PS4 so you can re-charge us when you eventually introduce PS1/PS2 classics to your new PS Now rental service. Please advise at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you,
    PlayStation Customer/Fan since 1995

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    ATTN: SONY – ATTN: SONY – ATTN: SONY
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  • l’m playing : Disgaea 4
    i’m watching : nothing
    i’m listening : nothing

  • Playing: Neptunia Re;Birth 1 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (sorry guys)
    Watching: Kamen Rider Drive
    Listening: N/A

  • Now look, speaking of that sale? Can we please stop seeing cases of a game that appears on both PS3/PS4 and Vita and only one (usually the console one) appearing on the sale for whatever contrived reason? The Jak and Daxter trilogy performs worse on Vita than its PS3 counterpart due to it being a shoddy port, you guys cut cross-buy out despite the fact that other regions have it (and it was released there first), and yet only the PS3 version is on sale? I would’ve gotten it at the $12 or $8 or whatever. Because you guys couldn’t deliver a solid port, I’ve been specifically waiting for such a sale – but because you only put one version of the game up, that’s it and tough luck for me.

    Worse, this keeps happening. Far too often are we seeing games that are on multiple systems only go on sale on one of them. I don’t mean cases like, say, the Atelier Plus games, where they’re upgraded ports, but the same game, like, again, Jak here.

  • That aside, could we please, maybe, do something about all the PS1 and PSP games that don’t work on Vita before the console’s third birthday? It’s kind of obscene that this is taking so long, and if anything has been a testament to the fact that you guys aren’t in it all the way, it’s probably this fact. Though the lack of themes that other regions are getting isn’t helping any.

  • I’m playing: GTA V (PS4)
    I’m watching: a bunch of old WCW ppv’s on WWE Network.
    I’m listening: 36 Seasons by Ghostface Killah

  • Playing:Fat Princess Piece of Cake PS Vita
    Watching: NFL Network & Green Bay Vs Seattle Championship
    Listening:Rockabilly’s Boogiest Hits All Volumes on RDIO

  • Playing: Destiny, Shadow of Mordor
    Watching: Steins Gate
    Listening: Various trance artists.

    The 20th anniversary sale is great! Thanks a lot Sony. Although I do feel kind of cheated on the 64gb vita memory card I just bought to fit all the games from the sale.

  • I’m playing: Freedom Wars (PS Vita)
    I’m watching: Digimon Adventure (season 1)
    I’m listening to: Freedom Wars OST – Cascade

  • Where in the PS Store can you find PS Now?

  • And is it available in Norway (EU, Europe)?

  • I’m playing: Minecraft PS4 version, Akiba’s Trip Undead and Undressed (PS4)
    I’m watching: the beautiful skies of New Mexico from the window, soon some anime.
    I’m listening: whatever is playing on the local country radio station, soon Pendulum . :3

    I’m waiting on getting my new PC (hopefully) and my birthday. :)

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    SONY PLEASE TAKE NOTE —— SONY PLEASE TAKE NOE
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    I’m playing: Driveclub PS4 and LOVING it

    I’m watching: 12 Monkeys (TV series premiere) VIA MY LAPTOP CONNECTED TO TV AS PS4 TOOK AWAY PS3’s AWESOME ABILITY TO COPY/WATCH VIDEOS VIA USB WHICH I GREATLY MISS!!!!!

    I’m listening to: No music on PS4 as PS4’s new mp3 playback features are not nearly as user friendly as PS3’s and don’t support copying to hard drive and sorting in folders…

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    SONY, can you PLEASE at least bring PS4’s audio/video USB interface & options up to the PS3’s standards??? Unfortunately, I had to sell my PS3 to get my PS4, and I’m missing A LOT of PS3’s non-gaming media features/benefits. Thanks!

  • Are we getting the 10% off code after the sale?

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    Dear Sony,

    1) Why the freaking hell are we still unable to alphabetically sort our digital games we own in our XMB games list? This is the year 2015 and pretty much every device known to mankind has alphabetical sorting.

    2) Why are we unable to sort through our PSN purchases/downloads?

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  • I’m playing Tales of Hearts R (Vita)

    watching No Game No Life (anime)

    listening to Kagamine Rin & Hatsune Miku – Spoofing Genga

  • I’m playing: Guilty Gear Xrd
    I’m watching: One Piece
    I’m listening: Guilty Gear Ost

  • I’m playing: Final Fantasy IV The Complete Edition (Vita)
    I’m watching: Parks & Recreation
    I’m listening: NFS Most Wanted 2012 OST

  • I’m playing: GTA Online
    I’m watching: Jim Jefferies
    I’m listening: The Pale Emperor – Marilyn Manson

  • is the 10% discount still happening ?

  • I’m playing Trails in the Sky
    I’m watched (or rather watched) The Librarians season finale
    I’m listening to Ideal White by Ayano Mashiro

  • Please hurry and make ps now subscriptions available through PS TV. you guys released ps tv and then act like it don’t even exist. We shouldn’t have to wait.

  • I’m playing: Destiny, Persona 4 Golden
    I’m watching: Aldnoah Zero
    I’m listening to: Lost That Easy by The Cold War Kids

  • i’m playing: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Prototype 2, GTA Vice City Stories
    I’m watching: Teen Wolf
    I’m listening: Poets of The Fall.

  • SONY Bring more 3D games and 3D PATCHES to your current PS4 Games asap, or I will NEVER purcahse ONE game NEW for the PS4 EVER! I have been buying all my PS4 content USED on ebay due to NO 3D SUPPORT, and NO MANUALS in the game cases! Bring us 3D games like we have on PS3 and Game Manuals in the games, and I will start making the full price purchases for brand new games from the store, otherwise, there is ZERO reason to pay $59.99 for an incomplete game that has no manual (worth collecting), and absolutely no Stereoscopic 3D support for the Sony and Panasonic 3DTV sets I bought JUST FOR GAMING ON! You told us 3D gaming was the future, and advertised the hell out of it. Now your acting like it means nothing and 3D Gaming is AWESOME and adds a WHOLE LOT to DEPTH to Racing and FPS games! BRING IT BACK!

  • Also, the sale is a joke. Most of those games I can get on an actual REAL DISC at a cheaper price! Also, I want ALL my PSN games I bought for the PS3, which is hundreds, completely accessible on the PS4. You have no excuse. Bring PS1 and PS2 Emulation and PSN Digital Game Content emulation to the PS4 so I can play my back library, or it’s just going to sit there and rot, and play used PS4 games from Ebay.

    The PS4 is so damn disappointing to me. No Backward Compatibility at all (which is completely stupid, as my CECH-A01 plays EVERYTHING), and only streaming crap that I already bought, at a extremely high price no less, no thanks. I guess Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and inFamous Second Son, will be the only games I buy, and I bought them at $15 each on ebay used at that. No 3D in the games?… so much “power” and no 3D support. What a joke Sony.

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