SingStore Update: P!nk, Beastie Boys and Enrique Iglesias

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SingStore Update: P!nk, Beastie Boys and Enrique Iglesias

Hi all, what’s up? A lot of you have probably seen stories about SingStar doing the rounds in the press this weekend and yes, it’s true, the SingStar Viewer is no more and the complete SingStar experience will be available as a free download very soon! There will be even more exciting news to come around this next week but make sure you keep following us on Twitter @SingStarHQ, in the meantime…

Ike & Turner_Nutbush City Limits Enrigque Iglesias_Bailamos

This week in the SingStore we have some more P!nk for you because we know you like her, plus some Beastie Boys, Ike & Tina, Netherworld Dancing Toys and last but not least, please join me in welcoming Enrique Iglesias with his massive hit ‘Bailamos’ to the store.

Also below, a quick snapshot on what you, myself and I liked most in the SingStore last month. Nice to see Adele is still going strong and that the Eighties are always ‘in’ when it comes down to it.

So, see you next week for some more news. Until then,

Nina xx

Download Chart – September 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
Adele Someone Like You
Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles
Toto Africa
Adele Rolling In The Deep
Tina Turner The Best
Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
*NSYNC Bye Bye Bye
Adele Set Fire To The Rain
Heart Alone
Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love
Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
Lana Del Rey Video Games
Chris Brown feat. Beautiful People
Benny Benassi
Rihanna feat. Drake What’s My Name?
Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield
Emeli Sandé Next To Me
Tina Turner We Don’t Need Another Hero
Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much
Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo I Hate That I Love You

New in the SingStore on 17 October 2012:

In English

Beastie Boys Time To Get Ill
Ike & Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits
Netherworld Dancing For Today Toys
P!nk I Don’t Believe You

In English & Spanish

Enrique Iglesias Bailamos

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  • Great move on Free-To-Play but will those who have spent loads of cash be rewarded in some way? Just wondering :D

  • Has this been filed under PS Vita by accident or is there something more to it?

  • Can we now finaly put or songs disks (with the payed full game on it) on the HD or get we realy a slap in the face and you have us still put in those disks everytime we want to play?

  • Who ever is in charge of running the ps plus eu. should take over the us playstation plus. becuse all we have got this mouth is nfl blits payday the heist. You all are lucky not to have good game for plus

  • Beasty Boys should of got a pack of songs. Whitney got a pack.

  • If you say that the ‘even more exciting news’ is that we will be able to download our purchased tracks on two consoles (like with every other game/DLC), then I’ll be overjoyed. Got my hundreds of downloads linked to my older unit which is relegated to the upstairs rooms, and wanted to transfer them to the main unit (1Tb hard drive…lots of space), but was refused when I called as my old console isn’t broken (apparently they will only allow transfer if one unit is out of service).

    • Really? They should allow you to do that. I guess it’s rare for someone to have two PS3s (lucky you) so maybe try again and make a case for it?

      And no, unfortunately downloading songs to more than one console is not possible with SingStar due to it being music and there are sadly lots of restrictions. Boring but true.

  • Keep them coming Nina! How many updates are there going to be before Christmas? I Need to start planning my next big purchase for the holiday party’s! :)
    Still hoping for journey – don’t stop believing.

  • So hang on…. it took you guys 6 YEARS to figure out that the actual SingStar App should be free?
    Mind blown…

  • I discovered the other day, that it was no longer possible for me to download the Queen 2 pack – and it does not seem to be on any lists any longer. What does this mean?

    • Hi,

      Unfortunately, this pack was removed by mistake but should be available again after tomorrow’s update. Hope you can get it and play some Queen songs then…

      Nina

  • So we don’t have to have a SingStar disk in to play once it goes free to play? But I’m guessing we’ll only be able to play with songs we’ve bought from the SingStore though? If that is the case then like many, I would LOVE a way to get all the songs from the disks onto the HDD so I don’t need to swap disks all the time. I have all of the UK PS3 SingStar disks and it does kinda spoil the moment when someone wants a song from Vol 2 that maybe hasn’t been in for a while and it needs an update first…. What’s the chances of getting those tracks onto HDD Nina? BTW <3 SingStar

    • All will be revealed next week but you won’t be able to download your disc songs on the HDD. We’d love to be able to do that but when it comes to music content, restrictions are very much in place. Maybe one day…

  • i am very annoyed at sony because they only care about americans , yesterday it said an entire store revamp but only for america . i h8 americans .

  • Hi Nina, there seems to be a problem now with the online battles, me and a buddy used to play online, but now with the new update, we can’t anymore? We don’t have the same disc, but it should work, he has over 35 downloaded songs which I have too? Can you fix this soon?

    And the update is good, I’m getting Pink, Ike & Tina and maybe Enrique Iglesias.

    See you next time

    • Hello. Can you give me an example song you tried it with and what the error message was/what happened at which point exactly? If you tried this yesterday it could also have been related to PSN maintenance. Glad you like the update.

  • I would really like to see the ability to store the tracks from disks on the hard drive. Then once a disk is loaded store a 3 day key which allows the songs to be played without the disk. Once the key expires you connect to store and load disks again to validate for.another 3 days.

    Also really like the idea of a monthly fee for unlimited singstar songs but you never actually own them. Similar to Netflix Spotify LoveFilm system?

    I own all the ps2 uk disks and most ps3 ones but hate swapping disks

    • See my comment above #10. I’m sorry, I know disc swapping can be a pain at times but at least you can still use all your PS2 disc with SingStar, right?

  • we get the New revamp store tomorrow 17th october keep your eyes open on the blog later today or tomorrow for a official blog post about.

    personally i hate It why because what was the reason for sony to ditch the 1st web broswer format of the PSN store whhen Ps3 1st come out because it was crap.

    there went for a better store not web store it was working fine then till now so what sony to do?

    answer there going back to the web broswer format of HTPL5 so it wont make that chime it wont be that fast because no broswer that fast not super fast.

    though the ipad2 & 3 are fast sometimes their use a web store to how do i kow because when i went to purchased it was saying loading & sometimes i just see a white screen no download list because it failed to load up.

  • “We don’t condone violence, so we would never slap you in the face. More news to come your way next week!”

    no but you do condone shafting 1 region for the other [sony policy] :P

  • Yup access to the songs you already own on disc would be great, shame it cant be a transfer to the hard drive, but there’s always streaming… Also please don’t forget all of us who still use the PS2 discs :-)

  • Rock Band made it possible to transfer the songdisks to HD.
    They know what gamers want and deliver on that and your reply on 10 is untrue.
    PS. I also have 2 PS3’s, it’s not that uncommon. Your “rules” regarding DLC on the other hand are very uncommon and user unfriendly.

  • Hi Nina
    Love singstar so does my 2 yr old
    Any chance some nicki minja as she loves sing to her.
    Every one gets u use singstar now wit update
    Hope u response thank u
    Keep u all good work

  • Only 4 songs?

    Going free to play?

    No more ‘Dance’ and ‘Guitar’ add ons

    Facebook page and Offical forum dead.

    Singstar is offically dead.

  • It wasn’t a specific song. When I challenged my friend, he said that the error was that he had to put in the same disc. He couldn’t accept the battle. We just tried again 10 mins ago, and again, the same problem. He only has the downloaded version of Singstar he says. I have almost every disc.

    • Let me get the boys to investigate. Can you remind me again next week either here or on @SingStarHQ on Twitter?

  • Bring VIDZONE to GR…
    (realy TIRED of asking that s*** already

  • OMG how could I have missed Vanessa Carlton? Nina u made my day! THANKS! :D

  • Maybe you are just a good captin going down with the ship?

    The updates have been getting smaller and smaller, then you raised the price per song and now you are giving us tiny updates.

    I have over 900 songs, but I am rapidly falling out of love with Singstar due to the lack of support… 4 songs! March 2008 you gave us 67 songs in ONE update.

    I have played singstar to death, and its quite suprising how boring singing the same songs gets (even when you have near 900!) You are great lady Nina, and ofcourse you know more then me, but weather it be budget reasons or maybe the people higher up just don’t have the same faith with singstar you and the team do, its not the same, though I am sure not from a lack of effort from you and the team.

    I hope I am wrong and you have some big plan thats going to make Singstar fun again, bring in lots of songers per update again and make me and my friends fall in love with singstar again. However at this very moment in time I am losing faith that this will happen. (p.S I think the facebook group is feeling a little negleted).

  • 2 reasons why I don’t buy or want to get singstar:

    1) Lack of USA presence. They half tried it a couple of years back, but nothing came of it
    2) The DRM that has been talked about it here.

    Nina says there are restrictions, and sure those are valid as they deal with music companies, but me, as a customer, I do not care about the politics. I shouldn’t have to call to have my history cleared so I can transfer my songs to another PS3 (or soon, PS4). Much like games’ DRM, tie the content to your account and let you deactivate your machine online so that you can then redownload your songs on your new PS3. I can understand that they don’t want you to have 2,3 active machines, so limit it to 1, but let me control it without having to have the headache to call customer service. It’s 2012, this needs to be implemented pronto. The movies and Singstar’s DRM are utterly ridiculous.

  • #23

    To be fair its not Sony who dictate the DRM its the music label. You may not care about it, but if you’re not the one dealing with them then you just have to accept them.

    Its not great I agree, but what can we do?

  • If it wasnt a sinking ship, and you were serious I would, but I’m already on a sinking ship (careers advise for the young un’s) so little point ;)

  • Hello Nina. I would like to ask you will be doing a new disc or requesting more songs? Because I have not sung for a while due to less new favourite tracks. Is it possible if I could request for the ones for us to have in SingStore.

    • Hey – the best place to request songs is on the official SingStar forum. There is a thread for it. However, most dongs, especially chart ones, will already be on our list to request. Hopefully some will come through, too :)

  • Are great lead Mr C doesn’t like Connexions as its a Labour invention so its evil (which we are we are planning to take over the world!) on a serious note Nina if you can get me a job I would snap it up *wink wink nudge nudge*

  • Hi..Nice update..i want to ask you something..When Bruno Mars, Akon and more great singers will make their appearance on SingStore..you have put on there so many old songs..why no love for our century songs? :(
    P.S.=Nina please answer :P :)

  • Is there a possibility for a Pink-songpack anytime soon?!

  • Hi, I’m from Colombia and would love to see some “latin” besides the ones that are already on the store, maybe some jennifer lopez or don omar or something like it? and also in this part of the world people like to karaoke to the rhythm of Salsa and artists like vicente fernandez :D

    btw love the game, would love to have more rock songs on the store

  • ~ Copy & Paste If You Agree ~

    As a sign of my frustration with the store and blog staff, And anger at the way we are treated and scammed I will be boycotting the store and convincing others to do the same until you show us the respect we deserve as your paying customers.

    Examples being,
    – Blog staff ignoring important or useful questions.
    – Replying to the same questions, sometimes on the same page.
    – Inability to provide us with information (TWD, CS:GO)
    – Promoting content, then on release saying its delayed.
    – Promoting deals that don’t work and don’t fix (Dead Island).
    – Releasing Content, then announce a discount a week later (WWE13).
    – 95% of the PS2 games are garbage, release good games.
    – Charging ridiculous amounts for digital games.
    – Charging more than the US Store, Content should be equally priced.
    – Forced to have a Singstar icon on the XMB.
    – Feel free to add more
    – SINGSTAR
    – SINGSTAR
    – AND AGAIN SINGSTAR!!!!

    In the words of the late Owen Hart
    “Enough is enough and its time for a change”

    ~ Copy & Paste If You Agree ~

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