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PlayStation Store January Sale Starts Today

Bargains galore! Not.

The PlayStation Store begins its January Sale today but the bargains are few. Pick of the bunch has to be Hydrophobia Prophecy which is an absolute steal at 99p, it has its flaws but it is still an enjoyably damp romp. The Darkness II is also tempting at £11.99 with an additional 10% off for PS Plus subscribers.

Other than that there seems to be a lot of games that have already been given away as part of Plus such as Borderlands and Hell Yeah: Wrath of Dead Rabbit. Everything else you can probably pick up cheaper online, Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron is £18.99 on Play.com.

Here is the full list of sale items:

Saints Row: The Third
Was €29.99/£19.99/AU$39.95; now €14.99/£11.99/AU$21.95
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Sonic Adventure 2
Was €7.99/£6.49/AU$12.95; now €4.49/£3.69/AU$7.75
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Spec Ops: The Line (Ends 16/1/2013; not available in UAE)
Was €59.99/£39.99/AU$99.95; now €24.99/£19.99/AU$29.95
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Was €69.99/£57.99/AU$99.95; now €29.99/£23.99/AU$49.95
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Mafia 2 (Ends 16/1/13)
Was €29.99/£19.99/AU$39.95; now €14.99/£11.99/AU$29.99
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Jet Set Radio
Was €7.99/£6.49/AU$12.95; now €4.49/£3.69/AU$7.75
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (Ends 16/1/13; not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €29.99/£23.99/AU$49.95; now €11.99/£9.69/€15.75
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Hell Yeah: Wrath of Dead Rabbit bundle
Was €16.99/£12.99/AU$26.95; now €7.99/£6.49/AU$12.95
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

The Darkness II (Ends 16/1/13; not available in Germany)
Was €29.99/£19.99/AU$39.95; now €14.99/£11.99/AU$21.95
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Prototype (Not available in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Ukraine)
Was €39.99/£31.99/AU$59.95; now €19.99/£15.99/AU$29.95
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Wolfenstein 3D (Not available in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Qatar, Ukraine)
Was €4.99/£3.99/AU$8.45; now €2.49/£1.99/AU$4.25
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Valhalla Knights Trilogy
Was €19.99/£15.99/AU$29.95; now €14.99/£11.99/AU$21.95
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

Rising Star Games’ Magnificent Seven bundle (PSP) (Blazing Souls Accelate, Half-Minute Hero, Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley, Innocent Life: A Futurist Harvest Moon, Valhalla Knights, Valhalla Knights 2 and Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance)
Was €49.99/£39.99/AU$79.95; now €34.99/£28.49/AU$51.95
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

Rising Star Games RPG Classic Collection (PSP) (Half Minute Hero and Blazing Souls Accelate)
Was €24.99/£19.99/AU$39.95; now €19.99/£15.99/AU$29.95
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

Hydrophobia Prophecy (Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €5.99/£4.79/AU$9.95; now €1.19/£0.99/AU$1.95
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

World Snooker Championship 2005 (Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine)
Was: €2.49 /£1.99/AU$4.25; now €0.79/£0.65/AU$1.30
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

Pool Shark 2 (Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine)
Was: €2.49 /£1.99/AU$4.25; now €0.79/£0.65/AU$1.30
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

Room Zoom – Race for Impact (Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine)
Was: €2.49 /£1.99/AU$4.90; now €0.79/£0.65/AU$1.60
Additional 20% discount for Plus members

DLC:

Mafia II DLC Collection(Ends 16/1/13; not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar)
Was €21.99/£17.49/AU$32.95; now €11.25/£8.99/AU$17.95
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – Massive Fury Pack
Was €8.99/£7.29/AU$14.45; now €4.49/£3.69/AU$7.75
Additional 10% Discount for Plus members

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – Destructor Pack
Was €8.99/£7.29/AU$14.45; now €4.49/£3.69/AU$7.75
Additional 10% discount for Plus members

Source: EU PS Blog

34 Comments
  1. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Spec Ops on sale at £19.99?

    Steam has it on sale at £4.99 and that’s down from a standard price of £19.99

    There’s some good deals at times on PSN, but really. C’mon.

    This will matter even more when Sony are selling a new console and loads of 3rd parties are selling a variety of ‘Steam Boxes’ alongside Valve’s reference hardware.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 10:55.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      I’m seriously thinking that PS4 might not be for me in the next generation. They really seem to be a bit behind the times with everything on their store.
      I’ve always had one, but next generation I’m kind of looking at leaving it and going for Steam or something similar.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:36.
      • avengerrr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        Same here, I’m playing much more on Steam/PC than anything else at the moment.

        PC gaming is cheaper it is just question of getting the hardware sorted out for me.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:38.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        The hardware ‘problem’ will be made easier through this year as Valve will obviously have some reference hardware out there, but they’re working with others at a variety of different price points too.

        You won’t have to buy one of them – as I’m sure they’ll be a million & one guides online as to how to build your own… for less.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:43.
      • avengerrr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        I don’t mind spending a fair amount of money for any PC even if I can get something along lines of a steambox for 400 as long as it has good tech and usability. With Steam and hardware to support the next few years of gaming it well worth the investment. But anything higher than 400 is ridiculous.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:53.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      PC games are £15 cheaper sometimes more on day one has that changed anything no.

      wonder if steam will get to do prices like that from publishers without MS/Sony getting something similar nextgen.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 12:05.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        What’s stopping Sony doing flash sales on the PSN now and what difference does next-gen make to that?

        PC games may be much cheaper without the platform holders licence fee proving to essentially be a £10-£15 ‘tax’ on each purchase for gamers, but many are put off by the concept of PC gaming.

        A dedicated platform would remove most of those barriers.

        Those same publishers release their titles through Steam and still pay Valve the going rate for digital distribution rate of 30% and still massively undercut what happens on console.

        Will be interesting to see what happens and how owners of all systems benefit from the competition.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 12:52.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agreed, fella. This generation has me thinking, for the first time, about how much I can now enjoy on my PC. I’m happy with using a PS3 controller on the PC to play my games (like I did with Mafia II recently). I’m also thinking about pimping out the media PC so I start enjoying games on the TV (sofa, etc) as god intended. I don’t really want to sit at the PC for games other than FPS with a keyboard and mouse. If I pop a newer card in the PC then it means all of what I want will run perfectly well there. Steam sales are the most gorgeous thing ever in gaming and very much a part of my Christmas these days.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 13:29.
  2. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Wtf when did prototype come out? & this game is still nearly £20 the f*ck!! Is this prototype 1?

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 10:58.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      YEah its PT1. I got PT2 for £13 from HMV last weekend.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:00.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        This is shocking, I know Sony don’t set 3rd party game prices but at least they should have some say.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:04.
  3. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    I don’t want anyone to die of shock but, Auditorium HD is now available in the EU!

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:11.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Excuse the language but holy fucking shit.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:55.
  4. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Those prices aren’t too bad for Scandinavia. I’m tempted by Saints Row, in late support of THQ you know.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:21.
    • avengerrr
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      Well the game was in a THQ bundle on Steam a couple of days ago. Over £200 worth of THQ gaming including SR3 for £19.99. I still think Sony need therapy with those prices.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:23.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Or the THQ Humble Bundle for 6-7$ bundled with a few other games.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:38.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        But I didn’t want it for PC…. And the prices are at least half price of average retail here in Norway.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 16:46.
  5. avengerrr
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Crap Sale. Crap Sale. Crap Sale.

    A couple of years ago the sales were good for PSP but this it utter rubbish. I sometimes wonder whether Sony are in the habit of ruining custom sometimes, I do wonder.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:21.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Saints Row is a decent deal! And you have to admire Sony’s persistence in dropping the price of Hydrophobia Prophecy, I’m going to hang on until its 46p though as thats what I have left of the £20 voucher I won last year :)

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:21.
    • blast71
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      I bought Hydrophobia when it was on sale for £1.99 and it was a bargain then, it’s not brilliant, but well worth what they’re charging for it. Good game thats worth a play

      Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 19:27.
  7. mrfodder
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I think this can be summarised with “Meh!”.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:29.
  8. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    The Darkness II or Mafia II aren’t too bad, although I suspect I can get them cheaper second hand, and save HDD space.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 11:52.
  9. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Only SCEE would kick off a January sale 9 date late.

    And yes that’s a pretty poor sale, with exception of borderlands GoTY, shame there’s no vita stuff on sale.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 12:11.
  10. quinkill
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    It’s not the best Sale but it’s not too bad. Mafia II for anyone with plus is a steal IMO

    Comment posted on 09/01/2013 at 12:28.

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