Sony Holding PlayStation Vita Anniversary Discounts

By Ishaan . March 4, 2013 . 2:00pm

In celebration of the PlayStation Vita’s first anniversary, Sony are offering discounts on certain PlayStation Vita games such as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and ModNation Racers: Road Trip in North America. The sale on those games will last until tomorrow and you can find the full list here.


In addition to those games, Sony are also giving four games away for free from tomorrow until March 11th. These are: Wild Arms (PSOne Classic), Patapon (PSP), Piyotama (PSP) and Patchwork Heroes (PSP). Additionally, the following games are on discount (30% off) also until March 11th:


  • Army Corps of Hell
  • Big Sky: Infinity
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
  • Dokuro
  • Knytt Underground
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes French
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings
  • Orgarhythm
  • Pure Chess
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Sine Mora (with Trial)
  • Spy Hunter
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Sumioni: Demon Arts
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Oddworld Strangers Wrath (25% off)


If you happen to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you’ll get 50% off on the above games.


  • ah, i was hoping for little kings story.
    with all the talk about bugs and issues, full price seem to much :3

    • OverlordZetta

      Still another week of sales to go!

  • Wild Arms is a pretty cool PS1 game, so very good.

    I’m gonna be picking up Blazblue, myself. It’s gonna be pretty cheap, so why not?

    • TheExile285

      Good choice, BlazBlue is a great game and looks amazing on Vita

      • Nice to hear a rec for it!

        Admittedly sad though when it comes to PS Plus this week– The Cave and a digital version of Disgaea 3 is pretty cool, but I got told that MGS HD was going to be on it… only I found out today it’s UK-only. Sob.

        Ah well, still a pretty good selection concerning everything and nice looking sales, that’s for sure.

        • I’d rather have Disgaea over MGS, but it’s about what types of games you like.

          EU gave God of War HD to PS+ subscribers, but sadly, I have a Vita and not a PS3, and played God of War on my trusty PS2, so I’m a bit sad :(

  • Solomon_Kano

    Wild Arms and Patapon! :DDDDDDD

    I’ve played Wild Arms 2, but I never got around to the original. Well, no time like the present! And I’ve wanted to play Patapon for ages, but it’s maintained an oddly high price for such an old PSP game (even the sequels were cheaper).

    • Eilanzer

      wild arms 1 is a LOT better than 2!

      • Solomon_Kano

        That’s good to hear, then. Can’t wait til the store updates so I can get to playing it.

  • TheExile285

    Think I’m gonna pick up Sine Mora. I would pick up Dynasy Warriors, but all those gimmicky features scare me

    • OverlordZetta

      They’re not that bad once you get used to them. The only make-or-break one are the duels, and if you learn to play defensively (read: ONLY attack when it says to swipe) during those, they become really easy. It’s definitely a great game, I’d say.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’ll say, DW Next is really good. Admittedly, it is rather aggravating when the soldiers come running at you and you have to swipe them on the screen or the similar thing with arrows. A lot of the time when I’m playing my Vita I’m laying down, so that just sucks. That aside though, it’s good.

  • Jisgsaw

    Cool, I almost bought Wild Arms last month.

    Oh wait, I’m in Europe :-(
    Anyone knows if they do similar things over here ?

    • OverlordZetta

      Yeah, there was a Vita bash last month or so, though I think the US one is beating it now. Did Siliconera not report it?

      • Jisgsaw

        Free games? Didn’t hear of it (and I’m usually pretty well informed) :(

  • saxophone15

    I was already planning on getting blazblue on vita…maybe I should go ahead and buy it now.

  • Whilst I can’t find anything from the discounted list to my liking, some of those free titles do. I hope they are available for the EU.

    Just had a look some of the Wild Arms screenshots and want the PS2 to come the PSN as PS2 classic, or even as a HD port. I don’t mind.

    EDIT: Oh, man! The EU one has gone and went?! The NA looks a lot better. Just have to pick up Wild Arms the next time I get a PSN card.

  • SuperSailorV

    I’ve been waiting forever to get UMVC3 on Vita… 50% off will be $20 and that’s still kinda too much but I doubt it’ll get any cheaper than that. That and I’ll be triple dipping (bought vanilla SE, then ultimate)…

    As a stick player I don’t think I’ll take the Vita version too seriously, but the fact that there’s a hitbox/hurtbox viewer on Vita will mitigate the emotional damage. Then I could take screenshots and make awesome character guides or something lol

  • Daniel Kursave

    is sumioni any good?

    • neo_firenze

      Eh… It’s decent at best, way more style than substance. If you’re in the mood for a stylish 2D puzzle-platformer, I’d definitely recommend Dokuro before considering Sumioni.

  • Watahashi

    A little late, considering it’s been going on since last week, and maintenance may not finish before tomorrow.

    Already grabbed PSABR and Unchained Blades, totally getting Dynasty Warriors, Blazblue and Dokuro tomorrow, and $10 back for spending over $50. Also, Gravity Rush will be replaced by Disgaea 3 as a PS+ title, so that too. Man, I need to get a 32GB.

  • Nee Nee

    Well y’know it’s good that PSN is under maintenance at this time, cause sale’s gonna end.

  • A Price Drop would’ve been better…

  • Sebastian Lothian

    …Well I’ve enjoyed the discounts and free things this past month. Welcome to my collection Wild Arms.

  • eilegz

    and the memory cards…. when are they going to lower those

  • Herok♞

    I have the old Playstation Discs for Wild Arms and never touched them but now I have no reason not to play it.

  • Nyandroid

    Wild Arms for free!? What luck! I’ll be getting that as soon as possible! Thanks for the info! =^w^=~

  • Nightmesh

    Stores back up but I just check wild arms and its still $5.99. Did they end it earlier?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Are you checking through your Vita? It’s only free if you make the purchase through the Vita store.

      Edit 2: Ah, silly me. Like any other promotion, it begins on Tuesday when the PS Store is updated, so of course there’s nothing there now. So, yea, look for the free games tomorrow once the store updates!

      • Nightmesh

        Yep this is for the US store right?

        • Solomon_Kano


          • Nightmesh

            Still not showing up free. Same for that patapon one.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I guess you missed my edit. The store updates on Tuesday. It won’t be there until sometime tomorrow.

          • Nightmesh

            Oh, my bad I left for a bit and didn’t refresh the page when I came back. Thanks for the help.

          • Solomon_Kano

            No prob!

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Ah, after 10,000 years I am finally unbanned. Time to conquer Earth!
    Calling several times hopelessly did the trick I suppose.

    • Time to call some teenagers with attitutde.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        You are win!

  • Sony is so nice!

    So much games! filled up my memory card already :)
    Time to buy another memo-

    Oh……………… (Just realized Sony’s business plan)

    Jokes aside, Cant really fit all the games I want in Vita Card :,(

  • Wild Arms one of the best openings in a rpg.

  • Locklear93

    Do the free games require PlayStation Plus or something? I hunted down Wild Arms in the store, and it wasn’t free. o_O

    Edit: Nevermind; I followed the link to the PS blog, and the freebies start tomorrow, apparently.

  • Zurashii

    I think now is a good time to get SFxT.

  • gamerdude

    Come on devs make Vita owners some games! THIS is the anniversary selection?

  • dahuuuundge

    Nice, I would love to play a new Patapon game made for the Vita too. Patapon series is one of my favorite Sony exclusive title.

  • Lester Paredes

    Dagnabbit! I already own most of these titles, and the ones I don’t are uninteresting to me. Still, Piyotama and Patchwork Heroes for free? I’ll be getting them, even if I had no prior interest before. Blazblue, I’m on the fence about… I hear the online is rather laggy and no one plays it online anymore. Help me out, people: Has the lag been fixed? do people still play? I’d hate to waste some of my hard-earned PSN money.

  • Barrylocke89

    I’m going to need to make a little room off my PSP for this. Especially since I don’t Have Wild Arms 1. Not a big WA fan, but you can’t beat free, right?

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