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Celebrate The New Year With The Holiday Essentials PSN Sale

Ring in the New Year with some great deals and steals courtesy of the PlayStation Store.

Sony has revealed the latest PSN update details, and there are a ton of fantastic games that have received the discount treatment. Must-haves, really.

The following is a rundown of the Holiday Essentials Sale, which features top-tier titles like Batman: Arkham City, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, inFamous 2, Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition and Shadow of the Colossus. See, if you can nab a timeless classic like SotC for only ten bucks (if you're a Plus member), we call that a big-time win. Check it out; there must be something here you want!

  • Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: $9.80)
  • Batman Arkham City – PS3 Game (now: $20.99 original price: $29.99 Plus price: $14.70)
  • Bulletstorm – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: $9.80)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – PS3 Game (now: $14.99 original price: $29.99)
  • inFamous 2 – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: FREE)
  • inFamous: Festival of Blood – PS3 Game (now: $6.99 original price: $9.99 Plus price: $4.90)
  • Just Cause 2 – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $19.99)
  • Quantum Conundrum – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Shadow of the Colossus – PS3 Game (now: $13.99 original price: $19.99 Plus price: $9.80)
  • SoundShapes – PS3 & PS Vita Game (now: $10.49 original price: $14.99 Plus price: $7.35)
  • Skullgirls – PS3 Game (now: $10.49 original price: $14.99 Plus price: $5.14)
  • Tokyo Jungle – PS3 Game (now: $10.49 original price: $14.99 Plus price: $7.35)
  • Touch My Katamari – PS Vita Game (now: $17.49 original price: $24.99 Plus price: $8.57)

Tags: playstation store, playstation store sale, psn sale, sony game sale

12/31/2012 10:06:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

sawao_yamanaka
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 10:52:52 PM
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Sadly I have most of these. They are all good games and should be in everyone's collections though. :)

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cLoudou
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 11:45:32 PM
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Ooh Touch my Katamari please? Anyone?

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 8:52:58 AM

If I had a Vita I'd already own this game. I really, really envy you Vita guys this game.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 12:54:05 AM
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Most of these titles (at least those who I am aware of) are far cheaper on online retailers, if you got the patience to wait for the mailman.


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sawao_yamanaka
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 2:32:43 AM

They are actually good deals. They can be found cheaper used. Bulletstorm is 15 new, so a few bucks off. Plus no shipping fees since you must buy over 25 to get shipping free.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 6:47:27 AM

They are *decent* deals, Had PSN held these kind of prices at an earlier stage I would be more positive towards digital distribution on consoles.
But there are online retailers who has shipping included in the price (like Play com) or has a "super saver deal" that cover the shipping and more when you shop over a given sum (like Amazon). Plus, at those retailers you actually get a physical copy to pride yourself with on the shelf, and not just the data files.

Arkham City and Deus Ex:HR is much cheaper elsewhere. Heck, Deus Ex is at the price level of Android games these days (at least for PC).

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sawao_yamanaka
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 10:07:30 AM

I'm going by ps3 games, not pc. These are still better deals and if you factor in the price difference between uk and us they still cost more. Also, some of these are exclusive on the psn or ps3 like infamous, sound shapes, and Tokyo jungle. Yes, I always just shop from amazon but even amazon doesn't have their prices this low at the moment unless you purchase used which I am not doing. Even Touch My Katamari is still around 20 dollars. Including shipping or 25 with free shipping.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 1:25:23 PM

I agree it's not fair to compare with PC prices as they are usually cheaper, that is true. I've just noticed DE:HR being thrown after us for months now.

That said, I know I've seen several of the titles listed at better prices. But the air has gone out of this discussion now I think - bottom line is that we do agree these prices are not bad. They are just a little too late, imo.
Also, I think there *should* be a bigger difference between physical copies and digitally distributed files. So even if you pay the exact same a physical copy *is* the better deal.


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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 12:58:36 AM
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These deals are great and all, but the games are old.

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PoopsMcGee
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 1:34:51 AM
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Festival of Blood and Sound Shapes (Vita) are about to be mine...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 2:17:14 AM
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Sorry nothin' there.

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___________
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 2:46:56 AM
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nice to see $ony still has not lost the art of ripping their fans off!
steam had the arkham series, both asylum and city for 20 bucks a few days ago.
same thing with JC2 and QC, bought both of them off steam for 5 bucks each!
human revolutions on sale today too 9 bucks if i remember right.
even with the plus discounts there still more expensive!
exactly why i stopped my sub, the discounts are not discounts, and 99% of the games have been out for years already!
the instant game collections a great idea but poorly done.
99% of the time its really old games, and really big ones that everyone already has.
RDR for instance, i mean come on who hasent bought that already!
might as well offer COD BOII!


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sawao_yamanaka
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 10:40:10 AM

Human revolution is 4.99 on steam and 9.80 with plus. I still wonder why you stick around when all I hear is pure negative dribble from you. You always complain about Sony, always. I suggest you stick with ign because the only I read from you are ignorant uneducated comments. I'm no longer replying to your idiocy, hopefully they make a block user button so I'll no longer be able to read your crap.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 3:20:17 PM

Wait! Why doesn't this site have a ignore button!???????? Now, more than ever do I need it!!

Sawao, ______________ just does it because he knows it pisses off members of this site. For some reason he likes getting put down and ripped on. Kind of like a serial killer mentality where he enjoys horrible, twisted and weird things. Wait, ___________ you aren't Mr. Boogie from the movie Sinister are you? Creepy!!!

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___________
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 9:43:29 AM

you just answered your own question dude, $onys selling the games for DOUBLE the price steam does.
what am i suppose to do, thank them for taking my 100 dollars for my plus subscription offering discounts and giving me worse discounts than the FREE steam?
when $ony stops treating their fans like cash machines, ill stop b*tching.
till then ill be singing like a hummingbird, get use to it!

i dont understand you people, you like being ripped off?
funny, yous b*tch because gamestop rips you off but when the holy can do no wrong $ony does it, eh who cares!
thy must not blaspheme against thy holy $ony!

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Solid Fantasy
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 2:54:29 AM
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hmm... Sound Shapes you say?

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Akuma07
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 8:19:35 AM
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Isn't Arkham City free for PSN+ users? I got it for free the other week.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 8:26:45 AM
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They need to make stuff like Resident Evil 4 on special.

And what the heck is Skullgirls?

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 8:43:05 AM

I forgot to mention that the PlayStation Store has gone totally downhill. The only good things that aren't crap are at prices higher than retailers. Sony needs to get their stuff together and start putting life into the Store again.

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sawao_yamanaka
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 9:55:30 AM

It is a fighting game. Very good one at that. Resident evil 4 has gone on special plenty of times and for plus it has been around 6 bucks. Downhill how? They have had better games than xbla for awhile now.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 8:39:08 PM

I just got re5 for free. I know it lost some cred with fans, but I don't really see free as a bad deal.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 11:37:56 PM

Underdog -

Youll probably end up liking RE5 like a whole lot of people did. And for free, that just makes it better!

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 3:11:41 PM
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These are not that great. You can get them used for cheaper.

Also, have you noticed how bad PS+ has been in the US compared to the EU?!! Wish they would level the playing field and give the world the same games across the board. Don't get me wrong, my PS+ subscription has been paid over 5 times or more. Just would like to see some of the EU games come to the US.

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