PSN Summer Blast 2013 Sale Starts Tomorrow

PSN Summer Blast 2013 Sale Starts Tomorrow

Summer Blast 2013 Sale

Sony is offering substantial discounts on digital games and movies for the next two weeks.

Bargain hunters rejoice! Just a few days ago Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced that it would be launching its Ultimate Game Sale, beginning this week. Now Sony has confirmed that its Summer Blast 2013 sale will be starting tomorrow, July 2nd, and ending two weeks from now on July 16th. In addition to discounts on digital movies the sale will feature two sets of discounted games, one for each week of the sale. The games being featured in the sale are an arguable combination of diamonds and rough, but overall there are some nice deals. The discounts, of course, are even better if you're a PlayStation Plus member.

The games on sale are as follows:

July 6th-9th

Call Of Duty Black Ops II (PS3) - Regular Price: $59.99 Sale Price: $41.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3) - Regular Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99
Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (PS Vita/PSP) - Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $4.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $2.50
Mortal Kombat (PS Vita) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Mortal Kombat - (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: the Game (PS3) - Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $3.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $2.00
Shadow of the Colossus (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50

July 9th-16th

Fast & Furious Showdown (PS3) - Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $31.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $23.99
Star Trek (PS3) - Regular Price: $54.99 Sale Price: $43.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $32.99
Men In Black: Alien Crisis (PS3) - Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99
The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3) - Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $6.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.89
X-Men (PS3) - Regular Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $6.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.89
Hitman Trilogy HD - (PS3) - Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $19.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $15.99
Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PS Vita) - Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3) - Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $14.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS Vita) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
The Adventures of TinTin: The Game (PS3) - Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $19.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $10.00
Star Wars The Force Unleashed II (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Just Cause 2 (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $7.99
Prince of Persia Classics Trilogy (PS3) - Regular Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $15.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $8.00
Tron Evolution (PS Vita) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Alice: Madness Returns (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $7.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Fight Night Champion - Full Game (PS3) - Regular Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $11.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $6.00

While we're all clearly stoked to see Star Trek go on sale, we're curious to see what deals catch your eye and whether or not you think Sony's sale lineup stacks up against Microsoft's.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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That's how you do it! Gonna be forced to grab, at the very least, 6 games. Killer deals for PS+ members. :D

Don't suppose there's any word on prices outside America (or if it's even applicable)?

Anyway, there were more games announced in MS's sale that have piqued my interest than in this one, but that in part down to the fact that they gave Shadow Of The Colossus HD on PS Plus recently, at least in the EU. Might pick of Prince Of Persia Trilogy though.

Although of course that may well be for nought if it is only in America.

Too bad I already own most of those games and don't subscribe to Plus.

And what's that in other money coz Alice for just 2.50 will be lovely. Fek it. I'll get batman Arkham asylum again for that.

What? No Journey? That was the only game I wanted...

Mortal Kombat PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands (PS3)PlayStation Plus Price: $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: $2.00
Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection PlayStation Plus Price: $7.50

uh....Sold? yeah FUCKING SOLD!

Since when does Sony take lessons on digital sales from Steam? No where near as massive a sale but hell of a good start

Ehhhhhh...well some of those games and sale prices are respectable, but none of these digital console game sales can hope to compete with Steam or GOG. It's sad by comparison, really. That reason alone is enough to be jealous of all you PC gamers.

Just Cause 2 might be worth picking up, but other than that I either own those games already or have no interest in them. It isn't worth it if you aren't already a PlayStation Plus subscriber, either. It's probably for the better in my case though, considering I want to save what's in my wallet for 400 Days and a few more PSP/Vita games later on. Perhaps the time has finally come for me to experience Chrono Trigger, too.

Its basicly at the same level of the Xbox sale, yet I bet the comments here will be a lot more pleasent.

PS: When does the Steam Summer Sale start?

I'm not sure how they did it, but there is literally not one game there I don't own that I want... and I really don't own that many console games.

Andy Shandy:
Don't suppose there's any word on prices outside America (or if it's even applicable)?

Anyway, there were more games announced in MS's sale that have piqued my interest than in this one, but that in part down to the fact that they gave Shadow Of The Colossus HD on PS Plus recently, at least in the EU. Might pick of Prince Of Persia Trilogy though.

Although of course that may well be for nought if it is only in America.

Nothing on the Europe blog about a summer sale yet, keep your eye out on it though we'll likely get something.

Sure could like MK9 for Vita, Silent Hill for vita and Alice for PS3 though at those prices...

Compared to Microsoft, they have less games that I want or already own. Of course, there is the fact Sony actually announced prices, while Microsoft lineup is just a list.

I am not going to buy a game for more than 20, but the amount of good games for 5 or less than 10 makes this list potentially more awesome.

josemlopes:
PS: When does the Steam Summer Sale start?

Most reasonable guess is the last week of July and the first week of August.

So it could run July 29 through to August 12, or July 22 to August 5 or possibly August 5 to 19.
And that's all assuming it starts on a Monday...

Loads of shit in those lists... But also some good ones.
Isn't the idea to only put great games on sale, and then get the crap sold on impulse buys?

Cause standing outside your shop with rotten fish is not a good practice to lure peeps inside imho...

Ratchet and Clank Collection? Is that all the PS2 games or the ones made for the PS3? Or is it all Ratchet and Clank games ever?
Edit: Been answered.

Eh, I was kind of hoping for Dissidia 012 since I'm already re-buying it, but I might get Arkham Asylum.

Sure hope this is coming to Europe. Ratchet & Clank, Lego Batman and MK9 on Vita are pretty damn tempting at that price.

Beffudled Sheep:
Ratchet and Clank Collection? Is that all the PS2 games or the ones made for the PS3? Or is it all Ratchet and Clank games ever?

It's the PS3 HD collection.

Beffudled Sheep:
Ratchet and Clank Collection? Is that all the PS2 games or the ones made for the PS3? Or is it all Ratchet and Clank games ever?

It's Ratchet and Clank 1,2, and 3. You'd have to buy Deadlocked/Gladiator separately now that it's out on PSN.

OT: I have to say that this list doesn't impress me as much as Microsoft's, but it's good that they announced the prices. I mean I'm a PS+ member so I get the discounts. Still sad that none of the games that I want are on the list.
Although I might get the Prince of Persia Classics trilogy since I've not played a Prince of Persia game before.

Let the summer sales begin. Figured we'd see something from Sony after seeing that MS list not too long ago. Like others have said there are a few gems in there. What's more there's a decent drop for Plus members. Wonder if people will pick up a 3 month card ($17?) just to get that extra discount. Would only benefit if they're buying alot of games otherwise it's a loss. At least they'd get to try the Instant collection for 3 months too. Guess that would equalize it out for them.

Korten12:

Beffudled Sheep:
Ratchet and Clank Collection? Is that all the PS2 games or the ones made for the PS3? Or is it all Ratchet and Clank games ever?

It's the PS3 HD collection.

Neronium:

Beffudled Sheep:
Ratchet and Clank Collection? Is that all the PS2 games or the ones made for the PS3? Or is it all Ratchet and Clank games ever?

It's Ratchet and Clank 1,2, and 3. You'd have to buy Deadlocked/Gladiator separately now that it's out on PSN.

OT: I have to say that this list doesn't impress me as much as Microsoft's, but it's good that they announced the prices. I mean I'm a PS+ member so I get the discounts. Still sad that none of the games that I want are on the list.
Although I might get the Prince of Persia Classics trilogy since I've not played a Prince of Persia game before.

Thanks guys :D

I think I'll grab the R&C collection and the Hitman trilogy. Nothing else really grabs my interests.

Beffudled Sheep:
Thanks guys :D

I think I'll grab the R&C collection and the Hitman trilogy. Nothing else really grabs my interests.

No problem. The more people I get to play Ratchet and Clank games the happier I get. :D
Have fun with some of the Trophies on the first game though, I'm doing an LP on that game and let me just say they were jerks with one of the trophies.
You have to get 1,000,000 bolts in the first Ratchet and Clank game! That's extremely difficult to do in the first one since you don't get that many bolts, and it has to be on one save file only.

Neronium:

Beffudled Sheep:
Thanks guys :D

I think I'll grab the R&C collection and the Hitman trilogy. Nothing else really grabs my interests.

No problem. The more people I get to play Ratchet and Clank games the happier I get. :D
Have fun with some of the Trophies on the first game though, I'm doing an LP on that game and let me just say they were jerks with one of the trophies.
You have to get 1,000,000 bolts in the first Ratchet and Clank game! That's extremely difficult to do in the first one since you don't get that many bolts, and it has to be on one save file only.

Oh I remember them. I own them all for PS2 but I can't play them because my new PS3 lacks backwards compatibility.
But I'll happily buy them again!

I really hope this comes to the UK

Prince of Persia Classics Trilogy
Ratchet & Clank Collection
Shadow of the Colossus
and Arkhum Asylum are all seriously sweet deals.

Sweet, Shadow of the Colossus for $5 :D . I've been meaning to play that

Admittedly, it's not the Steam summer sale but I use consoles for physical games 90% of the time anyway

Has anyone played LotR: War In The North?
I know it was made by Snowblind Studios and I've loved their dungeon crawlers but I'm still a bit apprehensive.

Is it more fun playing co-op?

This feels too much like a trend now. microsoft does something bad, sony slaps them for it. microsoft does something good, sony doubles it. i am almost sad to see how easy this goes.
some mentioned "Shit games", well, same is true for every sale and thats simply becuase tastes are dfiferent. for example i would never pay for a mario game even if it sold at 5 dollars and there are people willing to pay 100 for it. to each his own.

 

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