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PlayStation holiday sales extended following Christmas PSN outage

Sony’s latest Holiday Sale and Flash Sale have both been extended following the attack by online vandals that saw PlayStation Network inaccessible for most users from December 24 — Christmas Eve — through December 28. The timetable change is revealed and detailed in a new PlayStation Blog post.

Grace Chen, a senior director for PlayStation Store, confirms that the Flash Sale is now set to end at 12 p.m. PT on December 31. The Holiday Sale now ends on January 6, 2015, also at 12 p.m. PT.

You can see the full rundown of discounted items at the above source link, but let’s look at some of the highlights. The Flash Sale knocks $15 off of Destiny for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, bringing the cost down to $45. The Bungie game’s Digital Guardian Edition, which includes a handful of downloadable extras, also gets marked down, from $90 to $67.49.

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Other new and popular releases tagged in the Flash Sale include Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ($100 down to $80 for the Digital Pro Edition on PS3 and PS4) and Dragon Age: Inquisition ($60 down to $39 for the standard edition, $70 down to $45.49 for the deluxe, for PS3 and PS4 in both cases). The best overall deal of the Flash Sale might be seasons one and two of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series. Both normally cost $25 apiece for the full season, but you can get them right now (PS4 only) for $6.25 apiece.

The Holiday Sale, which includes games and movies/TV both, is also stacked with deals. If you’re not interested in paying so much for the latest Call of Duty’s “Digital Pro Edition,” you can get the standard for a $15 markdown, from $60 to $45. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is also worth a look, with more than 50-percent chopped off the $20 price, bringing it down to $6.80. Note that many of the Holiday Sale discounts come down even further if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber.