Ninja Gaiden Vita Goes Free On PlayStation Plus; Sleeping Dogs In Europe

By Ishaan . January 28, 2013 . 12:00pm

Sony are bringing another Vita game to their PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection service in North America. If you have a PS Plus account, you’ll be able to grab Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for the PlayStation Vita for free starting January 29th.


Also available to PS Plus members are discounts on the following games:

  • Madden 13 – 30% off (PS3 and Vita)
  • Gatling Gears – 50% off (PS3)
  • Section 8: Prejudice – 50% off (PS3)
  • Greed Corp – 50% off in U.S. and Canada (PS3)


Meanwhile, in Europe, Sleeping Dogs for the PlayStation 3 is February’s Instant Game Collection title. PS Plus subscribers will be able to grab it for free starting February 6th. Joining it are F1 Race Stars and Quantum Conundrum, which will also be free starting February 6th.


On the PlayStation Vita front, Europe’s PS Plus service will get WipEout 2048 starting February 13th and Lumines Electronic Symphony starting February 20th.


Read more stories about & on Siliconera.

  • Sleeping Dogs for free? That’s pretty awesome, I recently just beat it, was a great game. Also that’s a nice incentive for PS+ for Vita owners, If Vita needs more deals like that to get the ball rolling.

    • right? I own a vita and it’s like I am playing the waiting game. I have seriously been playing Marvel Vs capcom forever now. Plus, it t’would be nice if they lowered the price on that $99 memory card…

  • Interface23

    Europe gets all the good IGC

    • Chris Yuen

      Brb crying.Asian R3 PSN user here. You seen our instant game collection yet? I own a Vita, but I don’t even have Persona 3 Portable on it because it costs SGD74.99 (if I’m not wrong)on the store. That’s about $60.58 over in the US. The one on the US store is what, $19.99? If only Vita didn’t have the memory card locked to one PSN account..

      • hybrid897

        I’m in aus prices are similar here. I just have my vita set to the US store, you can easily buy digital US psn cards from amazon/ebay. $35-40 for new games instead of $70 :/

        • Chris Yuen

          Yea, I only wish that switching accounts is as easy as doing it on the PS3.

  • Ninja Gaiden, not bad.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Sleeping Dogs?!?
    And I almost buyed it!
    PS plus ftw!

    • Phill XVII

      Downside: The German Version is cut. But don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.^^

      • Wait, that depends. Is the Gift Horse Circuncised or Neutered?

      • XiaomuArisu

        Saw the cuts.
        Not that bad.Still playable….not like Saints Row2…

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus. Goodie. I can already hear the ensuing conversations.
    “Edge, what in the hell happened to your Vita?”
    “It fell down some stairs.”
    “That doesn’t even make se-”

  • Rob Hestar

    America…FUCK yeeeeaaaa-awww god dammit,europe ps+ users get better games :(.I hope ninja gaiden isnt too big or else I need a new memory card.

    • Randgriz

      Its 2142mb. Give or take.

      • Rob Hestar

        I only have 500 free…Well Guess it’s time to get a new memory card :/

  • :/ I have to delete some games off my vita for ninja gaiden. Well I can buy a 32gb memory card since I happen to have £60+ credit but I’m planning to buy Ni no Kuni instead.

    • fds_nextdart

      I’d hold on if I were you, seeing as how they did a temporary price cut on the official Sony store last month, there’s a chance they’ll either do one again or a permanent altogether. However, even if that doesn’t come to happen, you can always go to Ebay where you’ll find them significantly cheaper than the retail price in stores~.

      • Memory card in retail store never goes down. For example 8GB sd card cost about £25 in store when I could get it for £5 online. Either way I’ll just buy my game with my voucher…coupon whatever you people call it and the memory card another time.

  • SirRichard

    Just two days ago, a friend and I were talking about how we wanted to play Sleeping Dogs but forgot to pick it up when it came out. Pretty handy, this.

    Can’t remember the size of my Vita memory card, might be able to squeeze one or the other on there.

    • Aoshi00

      I know, so many free games so little room on the Vita memory card lol.. I got a 16Gb.. I bought Gravity Rush and Uncharted alrdy, it’s nice to finally get a retail game I don’t alrdy own. Lots of free games for PS3 too.

  • TheInternetNomad

    : ( so far all the free vita games I own a physical copy of already.

    • I own none of them. My Vita is white; only had it like 2 months

  • I swear if Microsoft and Nintendo had PS+ competitors (which the free games and discounts and all that fun stuff) I would pay for all of them.

  • kupomogli

    Europe always gets the best games on PS+. I just about every single retail game released on both US and Europe PSN+ and Europe is definitely getting the cream of the crop.

    • Armane

      But if it’s the cream of the crop, wouldn’t you have bought it already? That’s the case for me; all of the big Vita games I’m interested in, I already own.

  • neo_firenze

    Woohoo, I’ve actually been waiting in hopes that Ninja Gaiden would get a Plus release. First Vita retail game to hit Plus that I didn’t already own.

    That Sleeping Dogs release is very nice for Europe.

  • Epitome

    lol said this was going to be the next free vita game when they announced part 2 must be the power of yomi.

  • Covnam

    Not too bad, I hope we get Lumines down the line in NA too though. I don’t even have a vita yet, but it will be nice to have so many games to choose from when I do.

  • LustEnvy

    About time I get a Vita game I didn’t already own/sold.

  • Elvick

    Eh, still going to pick up the retail version. Can’t be arsed to free up enough space for a game I could just buy and slap in my slot.

  • John Esteves

    Already bought Sleeping Dogs for $5 on Steams with ALL DLCS included so I’m honestly ok with getting Ninja Gaiden Sigma PLUS this week.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos