Happy Birthday PS Vita! Free Items, Big Sale

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Happy Birthday PS Vita! Free Items, Big Sale

Hard to believe how fast time flies, but PS Vita just hit its third birthday. From the launch of our slimmer model last May, to the kick-off of PlayStation Now on PS Vita, to the slate of new games, the system continues to deliver some of the best portable gaming experiences around.

Since it’s the PS Vita’s birthday, we have some special party favors. This week we’ll have free items to grab, and a big sale. Get it while you can!

PS Vita Birthday Sale

  • Toro and Friends PS Vita Theme (regularly $1.99) – Gaming is most fun when played with friends! This adorable theme brings Toro and his buddies to class up your PS Vita screens. This theme will be available for free 2/26 through 3/2.
  • Fat Princess: Piece of Cake 8 Gold Coin Pack (regularly $0.99) – Rescue the princess in a free-to-play strategic match-3 game! Download the game and one 8 Gold Coin Pack for free and enjoy a slice of Fat Princess: Piece of Cake on us.
  • Destiny of Spirits – Receive Himiko, a Spirit from Japanese myth and folklore, only available using Hunt feature when you’re in Japan! (Start Destiny of Spirits and complete tutorial by midnight between February 24th 2015 and February 25th 2015 to be qualified for the gift. The Spirit will be delivered to your in-game mailbox after the regular maintenance on February 26th, 2015. After starting the game, go to Communicate – Mailbox to receive it.)

Our PS Vita birthday sale is live now:

Product Name Platform Plus Price Sale Price Original Price
Angry Birds: Star Wars PS Vita $ 9.60 $ 14.80 $ 39.99
Atelier Meruru Plus PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Atelier Rorona Plus PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Atelier Totori Plus PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
BEN 10 GALACTIC RACING PS Vita $ 3.00 $ 5.00 $ 9.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified PS Vita $ 10.00 $ 15.00 $ 49.99
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles PS Vita $ 7.49 $ 8.99 $ 14.99
Deception IV: Blood Ties PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z PS Vita $ 7.50 $ 12.00 $ 29.99
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable PS Vita $ 12.00 $ 20.00 $ 39.99
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd PS Vita $ 19.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Home – A Unique Horror Adventure PS Vita $ 2.49 $ 3.49 $ 4.99
Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth1 PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Jak and Daxter Collection PS Vita $ 8.10 $ 13.50 $ 26.99
Jet Set Radio PS Vita $ 4.99 $ 5.99 $ 9.99
Let’s Fish! Hooked On PS Vita $ 3.00 $ 5.00 $ 9.99
LIMBO PS Vita $ 3.00 $ 5.00 $ 9.99
Metrico PS Vita $ 4.20 $ 7.00 $ 13.99
Monster Monpiece PS Vita $ 11.99 $ 17.99 $ 29.99
New Little King’s Story PS Vita $ 9.99 $ 11.99 $ 19.99
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD PS Vita $ 4.99 $ 6.99 $ 9.99
Orgarhythm PS Vita $ 3.00 $ 5.00 $ 9.99
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS Vita PS Vita $ 5.40 $ 9.00 $ 17.99
Putty Squad PS Vita $ 9.99 $ 14.99 $ 24.99
Ring Run Circus PS Vita $ 2.00 $ 3.50 $ 9.99
Silent Hill Book of Memories PS Vita $ 14.99 $ 17.99 $ 29.99
Sumioni: Demon Arts PS Vita $ 3.00 $ 5.00 $ 9.99
Sword Art Online -Hollow Fragment- PS Vita $ 15.99 $ 23.99 $ 39.99
Tales of Hearts R PS Vita $ 19.99 $ 27.99 $ 39.99
The Amazing Spider-Man PS Vita $ 9.60 $ 14.80 $ 39.99
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops PS Vita $ 3.99 $ 5.59 $ 7.99
Urban Trial Freestyle PS Vita $ 0.70 $ 1.75 $ 6.99
Valhalla Knights 3 PS Vita $ 6.00 $ 10.00 $ 19.99
Cel Damage HD PS4,PS3,PSVita $ 2.10 $ 3.00 $ 9.99
GODS EATER BURST PSP,PSVita $ 6.00 $ 10.00 $ 19.99

Also, follow @HeyPlayStation for chances to win PS Vita games AND a PS Vita Borderlands 2 bundle at the end of the week.

Hope you’re excited as I am to play Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines next week. And in case you missed it, make check out our big list of PS Vita games for the year ahead.

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  • what games you guys recommend here?

  • Happy Bday PS VITA !!!! my facvorite game is KILLZONE MERCENARY incredible multiplayer and graphics

  • To recieve the himiko spirt do we literally need to be in japan? sorry if its a stupid quetion

    • Usually yes, but we’re giving this spirit away to North American PS Vita owners as part of this promotion.

      Start Destiny of Spirits and complete tutorial by midnight between February 24th 2015 and February 25th 2015 to be qualified for the gift. The Spirit will be delivered to your in-game mailbox after the regular maintenance on February 26th, 2015. After starting the game, go to Communicate – Mailbox to receive it.

  • Where do I grab the 8 free coins for Fat Princess Piece of cake? Also, how do I go about getting this free spirit for Destiny of Spirits? Is it just given out, or do I need to be in Japan?

  • The Sony “BAIT AND SWITCH” on “Muramasa Rebirth” and “Zero Escape” is worthy of complaints to the Better Business Bureau and Federal Trade Commission. I know for a fact that multiple PSN members are now filing complaints against Sony for this dishonest business practice.


  • I agree with most of the comments regarding Zero Scape and Muramasa. It’s disrespectful to not get at least a reason. What kind of trust are your building as a company? I read Sony is giving priority to playstation to overcome the red numbers from past years; if we are REALLY that important to you, please at least give us a reason

  • Exactly, @blukuss. The “bait and switch” is an old, deceitful sales technique and it’s illegal.

    SONY has a lot of explaining to do.

  • I’ve just filed a complaint to the Better Business Bureau over this BAIT AND SWITCH issue and encourage others to do so as well.

    This is UNACCEPTABLE Sony, make things right.

  • Good job @nicomtldrums….this makes 3 people who have filed BBB/FTC complaints, including me.

    If you file a BBB complaint, make sure it is directed towards SCEA’s HQ address in San Mateo, CA. That will make sure it gets to the right place.

  • I think it’s obvious we aren’t gonna get an explanation as to why they removed Zero Scape and Muramasa from the sale. Just like we didn’t get an explanation as to what happened with the updated last year that unlocked all the PS one and PSP games to buy and download for the Vita.

    I’m starting to accept the fact that Sony has more or less stopped caring about the Vita, which is incredibly sad as it has so much potential to be so much more than what they keep trying to make it.

  • Was definitely going to pick up Zero Escape… Please figure out the issue and get it and murumasa back into the sale

  • @OOKTAR- Sony not caring anymore about the Vita is one thing.

    Sony no longer caring about it’s customers and LYING to them….that’s another matter entirely.

  • Hold up, In the Playstation Store it says Cel Damage HD is $5, not $3 like it says here.

  • When is the sale in the Netherlands?

  • @ PoppaWheelie This is add-on for browser that fix download list

  • I’m not seeing ANY of the items listed as free that should be. Are they all starting today sometime?

  • all right…i think i should buy sao hf at 2 march i hope i can get the discount

  • i also have a question,when i saw discount game via pc browser it say ends at 4 march but i also see it end at 2 march,when it end? 2/3 or 4/3?if ends at 4/3 im so glad because i soundnt hurry

  • Where is the theme? :/

    355: You’re a special kind of stupid.

  • The chart shows Cel Damage for $2.10 for Plus members, but the store shows it for $3.00. Why the difference?

  • A bait and switch would be if the store listed “$3” on sale, and you bought it and during checkout it was still full price. That’s bait and switch. You were buying it due to the sale [bait], and the price changed [switch].

    This is just an error of listing, prior to the sale even taking place no less. As it stands you went to go buy the game and it simply wasn’t on sale. No bait. No switch. You’re out nothing. This isn’t a matter of getting you to come to their store via a print ad. and you wasting your time to get there.

    You’re at your house, checking a digital store. Takes seconds to do. It not being on sale is a bummer, it is not bait and switch. Bunch of morons.

  • On the Vita store in Canada, none of the free anniversary items are showing up. Also, Urban Freestyle is $13.99 instead of $0.70 — twice as expensive as normal prices and 20 times what the sale price should be. And if I remember right it should be mine already from Plus, but it doesn’t have a download link.

    I’m not very concerned with the two games removed from the sale list, that happens sometimes when deals with the companies that made them fall through last minute, but the above items are programming errors that really need looking into and fixing if Sony wants to look remotely competent… tarnishing the very heart of an otherwise good sale.

  • I agree that calling the removal of games ‘bait and switch’ is a big stretch. I’d still like an explanation as to why some games advertised a full day before the sale began were pulled. The silence on this is typical Sony nonsense – at some point SCEA needs to realize getting out in front of a problem will squash a lot of annoyance and animosity all on ALL sides.

  • @Elvick_ Yes, your point is valid in some cases.

    But look at it this way: Muramasa Rebirth (full game) + it’s DLC is on sale for the Aksys sale on February 23.

    A new sale for Murasmasa Rebirth (full game) is announced to begin on February 24.

    A customer holds out on buying Muramasa Rebirth (full game) until the 24th, but proceeds to buy the DLC on the 23rd to take advantage of the current sale.

    The 24th rolls around, and the previously advertised sale of Muramasa Rebirth is no longer valid.

    The customer who purchased the DLC in anticipation of the advertised sale is stuck with a useless purchase unless they pay full price for Muramasa Rebirth (full game).

    Is that not a bait and switch in this case?

  • Anyone seeing the free theme or the Fat Princess 8 coins?

  • Where is the Toro and Friends theme? Can’t find this anywhere on the vita store page.

  • Whether it is technically bait and switch is up to an attorney. Whether it is dishonest advertising practices is not up for debate. The BBB has accepted the case. Sony will have to answer for it’s actions. If you say something is going to be on sale, in writing, that is a promise to the consumer. The consumer has a reasonable expectation that sale for those items will happen.

    Morons? I believe you directed that to the wrong people.

  • I love the vita sony! Im just not feeling the games at all i feel like i made a mistake buying it… ? it needs more games like call of duty black ops or like god of war, dantes inferno, maybe sum zombie games also. I hate all anime games that are like sumioni nd hatsune miku or whatever its called. PLEASE SONY ADD BETTER GAMES!! Oh nd a lil cheaper memory cards

  • Toro and Friends theme is now available. Go into settings > Themes and connect to the PS store, thats how i found it.

  • Too sad, there’s no Little big planet on the list.

  • Okay, I can forgive a sale being pulled, guessing there’s some complicated business reasons there. But why are you guys at Sony making it so difficult to get the free items for the Vita Birthday event? It’s not like they’re anything super special either, it’s just minor virtual items. A theme, 8 gold coins which is like 2 more lives if you don’t want to wait in Fat Princess, and a single regional Spirit that’s artificially made difficult for NA players to get.

    All these confusing wordings and restrictions, you guys are really playing games here to screw over your customers who are trying to enjoy this event. It’s bad enough that PSN is frustrating to use with being unable to link or merge account or easily switch and share between immediate family members.

  • I still don’t see the Toro theme anywhere and 8 gold coins is still a dollar when I try it on Vita. I finished DoS tutorial yesterday before midnight and I got nothing so far, not to mention that the wording was weird and the exact time wasn’t posted. I also wasted a day before that downloading and installing it on the PSTV, which I got recently. The download took forever, then found out it wasn’t supported. So I had to go back home yesterday to get my Vita (am dorming atm) just to try out this popular supposedly free game. Like any pay to win game, looks like you guys are making it difficult to acquire even one celebratory virtual item instead of making our lives easy and simply distributing them out in good faith to all customers with a PSN+ account (although why should everyone need a plus account for a system wide birthday event if they bought it from you guys already?).

    This is pretty frustrating. I can’t even take it out on mashing buttons on Muramasa: Rebirth, because it was stealthily removed from the sale. So disappointing.

  • I just picked up a 64gb card and am happy for this sale, but downloading all the vita games took me a long time, just to find my games in my download list (I have a lot of content), would be awesome if the vita download list just showed things that the vita can actually download, instead of everything!

  • I have a question. Since I already have the fat princess game downloaded can I still redeem the gold? If so how? I checked the store and in game and it still shows .99… Do I need to delete and redownload the game that just seems silly..

  • UPDATE on my BBB complaint to Sony:

    My demand was that they either:

    a) refund the purchase cost of the unusable DLC I paid for
    b) honor their originally advertised sale price

    Their response; that they have reviewed my information and will not be able to fulfill my request.


    I’m going to keep this case ongoing with the BBB as long as it takes to get a respectable response other than a straight up FU.

    Also, any multi platform games that I plan on buying will be on competing platforms. FU too Sony ;)

  • @nicomtldrums- Be sure to click that you REJECT Sony’s response on the BBB page that was created for you. That way, the complaint will count as a strike against Sony’s BBB score and it might encourage them to settle with you. Your refusal to accept their “resolution” will be viewed by the public as well. Really lousy of Sony to not even give you an explanation as to why those games were pulled, when you went to the trouble to launch an investigation.

    I have also filed a BBB complaint but I haven’t heard back a response yet. Will let you know if I do.

  • I really dig this sale, i got my vita a year ago because i saw what a great console the vita is!

    The ultimate thing that sony needs to do is give him compatibility to PS2 classics… that would make it the most awesome portable console ever! All my classics on the vita would be the best thing ever!

  • Thanks for the update on Toro and Fat Princess. Now, how do I get Himiko, or does Sony want us to buy $300 in game currency orbs to play the lottery now?

  • Hard to believe that the PlayStation TV is less than six months old in the U.S. and Sony’s seemingly abandoned it. Not even a shoutout in the Vita anniversary post. I’d love to pick up some of these on-sale titles, but since no one’s willing to flick the “compatible with PSTV” switch for these games, I guess Sony will miss out on some sales yourself. Way to establish rapport with your consumers!

  • why r2region doenst have a bday sale??there is but only 1 dollar discount on each game

  • why r2 region doenst have a bday sale??there is but only 1 dollar discount on each game

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