Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Out On PSN In North America Today

By Ishaan . May 20, 2014 . 8:30am

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga is being released as a PS2 Classic on the PlayStation Network today. The game will cost $9.99.


Digital Devil Saga is one of several Shin Megami Tensei spin-offs that was released for the PlayStation 2. The game is the first of a two-part story that is continued in Digital Devil Saga 2.


Meanwhile, in Europe, Ghostlight say that Sony are looking into whether the two Digital Devil Saga games will work on the latest version of the PlayStation 3’s PS2 emulator.

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  • Lissomia

    HOLY — I… I thought this was too good to be true!
    Oh god oh god oh god! DRAKENGARD 3 AND /THIS/ ON THE SAME DAY


    • All Fiction

      Calm down man, it’s only a re-release of an already cheap game.
      However, I can share the Hype for Drakengard 3,


    • *holds you and spazzes out as well*

    • AuraGuyChris

      I’ll hold you, but I can’t guarantee if I’ll be standing as well.

    • Spider-Man

      Oh I’ll hold you alright….

    • Jason Ryer

      Also the transistor.

    • 07thCrow

      I’d hold you, but I think I’ve just died and gone to Nirvana.

    • Ric Vazquez

      *Holds and proceeds to PSN*

  • TheGioG

    This is making me want to get on this game purchase sooner than possible… Bah, why the hell not, Digital Devil Saga 2’s gonna join it on the PSN in due time.

  • Rake


  • MrBoko

    Love this damn game, got it on my ps2. Love playin it loud on boss battles cuz it has killer music!

  • Daniel

    Senran Kagura SV physical (yknow like an actual cart) is up for preorder on Amazon for anyone who was interested last i heard there was gonna be only so many. Also im tempted to buy this even tho i already both games for ps2 ,which i dont have :( Made a similar post below cuz i wasnt able to post earlier cuz i hadnt confirmed my email only needed one

  • Daniel

    I already have this and its sequel for ps2, which i dont have :( so im definitely considering this but i also wanted to throw out for anyone who was waiting that the Senran Kagura SV physical copy was up for preorder on Amazon I believe its a limited run so if youre interested then yeah…

  • Dystopiq

    Awesome. Even though we know the PS3 can play PS2 games let’s lock it down and sell games to players that they already own.

    • I thought only the early versions of PS3 could play PS2 ges?am

  • Terr

    Eu people, just make a US account and get the version being released today. It’s a better version any way.

    • EQeE

      This. I fucking love that you can buy anything from US PSN if you buy a US PSN card and it doesn’t matter that you live in Europe. Actually Megaten and ff games are the only games I wanted to play on PS2, but I never had it, so this is a perfect chance to get them since I hate emulators.

    • I didn’t know the versions were different – can you tell me how the US one’s better?

      • Terr

        the emulators are a lot better, and the frame rates. its not too apparent if you’re playing one at a time, but side by side it’s pretty obvious. EU still can’t get this on the PSN there because the emulator for the EU port is atrocious.

        • Oh, I didn’t know, thanks for the info.

          Is the framerate just the 50hz PAL vs 60hz NTSC thing? It might just be intentional.

          • Terr

            Well it’s a little bit that, but intentional or not, 60fps looks nicer than 50fps.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    If it works in America why wouldnt it work in Europe?

    • Abysswalker90

      Because Europe is always behind.

      • هاكو ممممممممم

        And uae behind europe XD

    • N7 KiNGPiN

      I think it has something to do with ATLUS actually having a US division called ATLUS USA, where as in Europe they have to partner with a regional publisher to get their games out.

  • Xed51

    So the only PS2 megaten games missing now are raidou 2 and dds2, am I right?

    • Aunna Terrell

      Just means we have to be patient~

  • Fox

    The first game really isn’t worth playing unless they’ve got the second one coming to PSN, too.

  • Zack

    Excellent! ATLUS are making all the right decisions! Today has been a good day for video game news, with Shining Resonance, Drakengard 3 and then this.

  • SerChief

    hope dds, nocturne, and devil summoner will be on the vita someday

  • I can’t wait to devour my enemies =^_^=

    • friendly neighborhood_dude

      With your avatar… it feels a bit weird :s
      Edit: never mind.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Mah waifu XD

  • Dang, I’m running out of disk space… I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask, but if I have an extra HDD, is it easy to change on a phat PS3? I want to have Nocturne, DSRK1 and DDS all in one place :)

    • Bobby Jennings

      Yeah it’s easy.

      Though I’d recommend just deleting some old installs.

  • Rita Tong

    One second, have to go scream into the heavens outside. Then probably crash into 50 walls on the way back since I’m too busy flailing to pay attention.

  • Bobby Jennings


    But I’m broke D:

  • baha

    Sasuga Ghost Light

  • neo_firenze

    Glad more people who haven’t had a chance to play this EXCELLENT game (my favorite SMT game, period) will have easy access.

    SMH at Ghostlight’s response though… does PS2 emulation just magically decide to work differently in Europe than it does in North America? Pretty obvious they got things working if it’s getting a NA PSN release… What’s the hold up?

  • DeAndre Atchison

    Based Atlus, stop using macca beam

  • Sav

    suckers, it’s been playable for ages.

  • PersonaSpace

    Just a heads up people: until Atlus USA confirms otherwise there is a pretty good chance that you will NOT be able to transfer your save data from Digital Devil Saga to Digital Devil Saga 2 if it’s ever released. “PS2 Classics” don’t use the PS3’s virtual memory card system, and last I checked this has still been the case. For example: if playing the PSN release of Persona 3: FES, you can’t import your data from Persona 3.
    I just think this is worth mentioning since there are a lot of features you’re locked out from in Digital Devil Saga 2 if you don’t import your data.

    • Afternoon Intergalactic

      But, in your example Persona 3 is from the disc, and Persona 3 FES is from PSN, correct? I could see how that would result in not being able to import your data. However, if you had a save game for DDS1 bought from PSN, wouldn’t it be possible to import your data to DDS2 also bought on PSN given that they are both stored in the same “space”?

      • PersonaSpace

        It’s very well possible that could be the case, we really don’t know as there hasn’t been a precedent for this yet, although from what I know PS2 Classic Data is closed off to each game. Still, I’d prefer Atlus USA give us an official response on the matter.

  • Aaron Alcindor

    Screw this for now , i am too busy playing three smt psn titles right now

  • Daru Titor

    I had to look at the headline twice.
    Then I said …..

  • هاكو ممممممممم

    For me I have a uae psn account and still the only ps2 classic from shin megamei tensei is persona 3 fes, I hope I that all their games reach me here I still haven’t played noctrune

  • “The meanwhile in Europe”… has become so common they even included it
    in the article to evade typical comments in SMTIV way XDDD

  • darkfox1

    Downloaded Nocturne the other day now I get to play this. I can finally play all the SMT games I missed out on in the PS2 Era. Keep em coming ATLUS!

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    What the heck could possibly be different about the PS2 emulator used on European PS3s? If it works on one, shouldn’t it work on all of them?

    And Christ, Europe’s luck with SMT games is practically getting to the point of self-satire.

  • echiizato

    okay, now there’s hope for wildarms 4&5 psn release :D

    In the past, U.K. publisher Ghostlight have reported problems with getting the Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga games to run on the PS3 emulator as well.

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