PSN Sales: Ni no Kuni to $7, Persona 2 for $3 Plus More Mid-Week Deals

By Viet Do . February 26, 2014 . 1:00pm

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For the two year anniversary of the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Network is having an sale on select digital downloads for the Vita and PS3. A ton of titles are slashed around 50% for everyone, but if you’re a PlayStation Plus member you’ll get an even greater discount. This way Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch drops from its usual $29.99 list price to $9.99 for everyone or $6.99 for PlayStation Plus members. A full list of deals can be found here – we also listed some of the best from the sales below.

 

In other deal news this week, you’ll find quite a few bargains on recent PC gaming releases. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 released just yesterday, but has a 25% off coupon code at Green Man Gaming, dropping the price from $60 to $45. Another yesterday release is Thief, but rather than paying the full $49.99 list price you can get a Steam key for only $27.48 at UK-based 2game. Yep, digital PC games just gets cheaper and cheaper (yay?).

 

Mid-week Console Deals

 

End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
N/A Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-3 (360, PS3) $59.99 19% $48.48
Mar 2 Injustice: Gods Among Us Ult Ed (PS4, 360, PS3) $59.99 50% $29.99
Mar 3 Dragon’s Crown (PS3/Vita DL)* $49.99 50% $24.99
Mar 1 Tomb Raider: GOTY Edition (Xbox 360, PS3) $29.99 33% $19.99
N/A AquaPazza (PS3) $29.99 33% $19.99
Mar 3 Tales of Xillia (PS3 Download)* $59.99 67% $19.99
Mar 3 Persona 4 Arena (PS3 Download)* $59.99 75% $14.9
Mar 3 Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch (PS3 DL)* $29.99 67% $9.99
Mar 3 Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PS3/PSP/Vita DL)* $9.99 50% $4.99

 

*These titles below have special PS+ pricing:

 

PC Download Deals

 

End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
Feb 28 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 $59.99 25% $45
Mar 2 Battlefield 4 Premium Service $49.95 20% $39.96
N/A South Park: The Stick of Truth $59.99 41% $35.26
N/A Thief $49.99 45% $27.48
Feb 28 The LEGO Movie: Videogame $29.99 25% $22.50
Feb 28 Resident Evil 4 HD $19.99 25% $15
Feb 27 Europa Universalis 4 $39.99 77% $9.30
N/A Dead Space 3 Limited Edition $19.99 55% $8.99
Mar 2 Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension $34.99 75% $8.74
Mar 3 Rockstar Games Pack $49.96 86% $6.99
Mar 2 Crysis 3 $19.95 75% $4.99
Mar 3 Jade Empire Special Edition $14.99 75% $3.75
Feb 28 Battlefield 4 Grenade Shortcut Kit $4.99 100% FREE

 

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  • malek86

    Nowadays nobody remembers about us PSP-only owners. *pouts*

  • http://moonlitasteria.wordpress.com/ Moonlitasteria

    Already plan on getting Dragon’s Crown for VITA since I have PS+. Might also look into getting Ni no Kuni (heard good things about it) and Muramasa Rebirth as well.

    • Slizarus

      I picked up Ni No Kuni and Muramasa in previous sales, very worth it. Just bought DC and found that it controls more like Muramasa than I expected. “flowing” controls, takes a moment to get used to but worthwhile, I’m not sure which game is a cooler Vanillaware title but they both are fun :)

  • Magus KilIer

    Ive been waiting for Dragons Crown to go on sale, thanks for the heads up

  • nonscpo

    Never played the Persona series anybody know if Persona 2 is worth trying
    All I ever hear about is Persona 3 or 4, also is there a connecting story; do I need to play 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5?

    • Noor Mahmoud

      They are separate stories. That said, I recommend you grab Persona 3 FES for $10 as your first persona.

      • rurin

        Is that also included as sale? Is it on digital download?

        • pixxxelz

          PSN store, PS2 classic, not included on the sale but for 10$ you can’t go wrong

        • Grape Monet

          It’s a PS2 Classic (digital), and $10 is the standard price. But trust me when I say this, that’s $10 well-spent.

        • Noor Mahmoud

          $10 digital download. It’ll give you atleast 80 hours of gameplay.

      • Ric Vazquez

        I support this idea.

      • Pyrofrost

        The learning curve will definitely be less steep for a starting player on this entry. I approve!

    • Wondering_Zero

      From what I hear the Persona 1 and 2 remakes for the PSP are sort of polarizing. Depending on your tastes you’ll either love them to bits and hate 3 & 4, or vice versa. In general the reviews for 2 are all positive so for $5 it’s probably a steal.

      None of them have a connecting story except for the sequel to 2 which was never released in the US, but there’s a translation of the original PS1 game floating around the net.

      • Pyrofrost

        You typically have 3 types of fans when it comes to games under the ‘Megaten’ umbrella.

        >People who only like the old; and hate the new stuff. Many of them act smug about people who like the new stuff, or started with the new stuff. (You know, because they are ‘real fans’ and people who started later are somehow ‘lesser fans’)

        > People who only like the new stuff; and games pre-P3/P4 are just too dated for them.

        > People who can play and enjoy any generation of the Megaten brand. They are all-around fans. (This group is a the minority in the mix)

        I am in the latter group, so I have great things to say about all of them. With all this said though, concerning the Megaten brand, you should be VERY careful who you are getting a review from, if you are taking it seriously. Almost 100% of the time, it will be from a slant. I know that’s present in any review, but it’s especially present with this franchise. Mainly because of the vast amount of changes over the years.

        ***and before anyone corrects me, I am only using Megaten as a broad term, because most people are familiar with it.

        • Kazekage Gaara

          I am all for everything as well and it pisses me off when people jump straight to 3 and 4 without trying 1 and 2 and then theres the Main series in all its untouched glory I love MegaTen :)

      • Herok♞

        I enjoy 2 the most but 4 is my second favorite

    • dark-kyon

      i believe what what the persona 2 what is in sale is the ps1 version,this game have great characters,good story and soundtrack,the only thing bad is what is too hard,you need to get good personas to have chances to advance.

    • Michael Martin

      I think a couple characters from Persona 1 show up in 2, but it’s not going to be a big deal if you didn’t play 1. Although, be aware that Persona 2 has two parts; the first part is only on PSP in the US and the one being offered on PSN is the second part. The second part can be played on its own (and was the only part available in the US till the first part finally came over in PSP form a couple years ago) but I do think it’s better to play them both.

    • Guest

      The P2 that’s on sale is the second part of P2. The first part is Innocent Sin. And no none of the Persona games link really aside from P1 characters in P2

    • Shinobikens

      The P2 on sale is the second part of P2. The first part is Innocent Sin. None of the Persona games go together except there’s P1 characters in P2.

    • ZeoAbyss

      Never played it, but I hear it makes more sense to play Innocent Sin before Eternal Punsihment

    • kmantle

      In MY opinion, Persona 2 has the best story of the Persona games (followed by Persona 3).
      Having played the first Persona game helps with some things, but still is not fully necessary (and it will be hard, since the gameplay is extremelly outdated)
      BUT the thing with Persona 2 is that the full story extends two games (Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment), so you’ll need to play both
      Persona 3′s gameplay is very, VERY different, and playing this one first can make Persona 2 a little akward

      By the way, forgive my engrish. It’s not my native languaje

      • EtroAnime

        I agree with you on the stories but I played Persona 3 before I played Persona 2 and the game-play was not a problem at all actually very fun. The only part the was a little cumbersome was negotiating with demons to get them to join your party. Damn demons getting mad at me for answering the wrong questions and running away!

    • Kazekage Gaara

      The Persona fanbase tend to avoid 1 and 2 because of their difficulty and the absence of their precious Social links…..play 1 and 2 first……

      • DaiRaiOh

        To be honest, 2 was the easiest of all the games considering most fights could be solved by just making the MC a pure strength type and hitting everything like a brick s***house, one shotting most random enemies and taking large chunks out of any boss that isn’t physical immune

        • Kazekage Gaara

          Well you certainly cant tell me that 3 or 4 are harder because those were easy as hell.

          • DaiRaiOh

            4 was average difficulty. 3 was only really easy after FES. The original version would just be a giant pain at many points. Both are miles ahead in difficulty compared to 2 though as they were easy if you were a great strategist. 2 was easy if you put every single point possible into strength

          • Barrylocke89

            Shocking as it may seem, I agree that they are harder than Persona 2. Persona 2 Innocent Sin’s PSX version is very easy to complete, except the final boss who admittedly does ramp it up (at the very end of the game). The PSP version manages to somehow be easier despite adding “Difficulty settings” that somehow made P2P on Hard mode easier than the PSX original. It’s the easiest SMT game I’ve played yet.

            Eternal Punishment is a decent amount more difficult, but even that I felt was a more casual experience to complete than Persona 3 and 4. And I say this as someone who enjoyed 1 and 2.

            I would say that Persona 1 is also easier than 3 and 4, but I played the American PSX version, and I’m aware that the PSP version was made more like the Japanese PSX version which is supposed to be harder, so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.

      • Herok♞

        I would say that the only game that counts as hard is Persona 1, the others are easy in different ways

    • Skye Johnson

      All are good games in their own right. But since you seem to have a psp/vita I’d recommend Persona 3 Portable as a p3 option, if only because you have full control over your party. I’m also fond of the female protagonist’s route. But I’d research the differences and see if there’s a version that appeals to you best. P2 is a great game but for accessibility I’d recommend a version of P3 (P3P or FES) or P4 (original or Golden) first.

      But you know your tastes best, so choose what will suit you.

    • Herok♞

      Persona 3 and 4 were just the games to popularize the series, seeing as there was a seven or eight year gap between the original games and the new ones. Personally I enjoyed them all but 2 is my favorite by far.

  • http://youtube.com/RyeANDRinGaming B-Dazzle

    Some of those game prices weren’t 59.99 to begin with on PSN. Most of them were either 29.99 or 19.99 in general for the past couple weeks and months that i’vee noticed.

  • rurin

    Highly recommend Ni no Kuni! Tales of Xilla and Persona 4 Arena seem like nice buys too…I might consider getting them :)

  • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

    I might get Persona 2 and AquaPazza :3 Just a question, how does game with Plus discount work? Will I still have them when the Plus membership goes out?

    • Lloyd Christmas

      No, once your membership expires PSN asks you to pay extra just to play games which you bought at discount.

      ….

      Yeah.

      • Somebodyissilent

        Yep just like that time I joined that gym and lost all weight. They put the fat back in me when I did not renew.

      • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

        Seriously? .___.

        • Pyrofrost

          Good lord, no. Don’t worry your pretty little head. The games will be yours.

          You only lose access to games you got for free.

        • Testsubject909

          He’s trolling.

          You keep every game you paid any sum of money for.

          If a game got a miraculous discount from 60$ to 5$ and you bought it for that 5$. The system understands you Purchased it.

          Purchased items remain purchased, no matter what.

          It’s the PS+ free games that are set to your PS+ subscription.

          • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

            Oh! Ok, thanks. Yeah, I knew free games for PS+ wouldn’t be playable if your suscription ends and wasn’t sure how bought game with PS+ discount worked. Thanks again c:

  • Nanaki

    Now I get a chance to try Ni no Kuni! :)

    • KrazyBean

      It’s great. I’ve played it for about 40 hours now.

  • KrazyBean

    Is this sale in the UK? I really would like to get Tales of Xillia for a cheaper price, they still sell it for £30-35 over here.

    • sharpshot909

      No, I’m afraid not.

      Pick up ToX though. It is still worth the price, and it is a fairly long game if you plan to play it once through with both Jude and Millia, and the story is pretty good too.

  • Earthjolly

    I must be the only one who found Ni No Kuni to be boring as fuck, I regret shelling out 40 bucks but for $7 thats a better deal

    • Testsubject909

      I’ve only had a short time with the game, seeing it played at a friend’s place.

      I had to mock the very poor exposition dumping early in the game. It was very poorly done and that was in a cutscene, a period of time where they could’ve taken all the time they wanted to show rather then tell.

      Instead, we got a rather thick accent sudden magical being spout rapid fire exposition with perhaps the fastest recovery from grief that makes me question the mental wellness of a protagonist.

      The gameplay just looked okay is all. Not the best, but functional enough. Early impressions mind you, and not from playing it first-hand.

      But you tend to know pretty well how fun a game can be from the couch/spectating. Especially when you’ve been gaming for an extended period of time.

    • Airgetlam

      Nope. I found it incredibly boring as well. And don’t even get me started on the horrible battle system and the awful AI. If it makes you feel any better I spent $60 on it.

    • LustEnvy

      I’m a HUGE Ghibli/Miyazaki fan, and even that wasn’t enough to make me buy this game even at $7. I could tell it’d be a waste of my money. Not hating on it, but I knew it wasn’t gonna be for me. had it been released as a film or series, yes, but as a GAME? No way, no how.

    • Rogerrmark

      I found the game overall enjoyable for the universe/soundtrack/graphics, but it surely had some grave faults, in my opinion.

      Just hate the menu delays in-battle, the familiar system is very unbalanced (people tend to play with Purrloine and Mitey for the rest of the game), the battle system itself never captured me, the A.I is bad and the linear, 1-floor dungeons and small towns kinda suck.

      I’m having a way better time with Bravely Default and, despite criticism, Lightning Returns, than I had with Ni no Kuni…

  • Seven of The Scions

    I owned every games i want here in physical form, but still tempted….

  • Guest

    Got Ni No Kuni. Finally time to see what all the fuss is about.

  • TheSegaMan

    I got Ni No Kuni. Pretty excited! Been wanting to try it for a while now.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iml_cqyxxWU thanossapiens

    Europe has no discounts :/

  • Kintaro

    Here in Portugal almost nobody likes jrpgs so the price of these games rarely drops (except final fantasy) so I had to pay full price for the physical copy of ni no kuni even if it was bought 2 years later after release…but I don’t regret it

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