Sony’s holiday sale offers 30 to 50 percent discounts on over 40 games

LittleBigPlanet 2

It’s December 17, barely a week before Christmas, and you’ve finished all your shopping, wrapping and baking duties. You plop down on your couch, exhausted, and think that it’s high time you did something nice for yourself. Maybe pick up a new game. Fortunately, if you own either a PlayStation 3 or a Vita Sony just made indulging yourself a whole lot easier.

In an effort to highlight the best the PlayStation Network Store has to offer (and, presumably, to drive up end of the year sales figures), Sony has revealed plans for an ongoing sale lasting from now until the end of the year. Discounts start at 30 percent off, though PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to pick up any of the games available at half price. While the sale itself technically doesn’t end until December 31st, Sony plans to change the list of titles on offer each week, so if you don’t see something you like one week, the company urges you to come back seven days later to see if it’s marked down something you would be interested in.

Have a look at the games Sony’s offering from now until December 24, courtesy the official PlayStation.blog:

  • Catherine (Sale: $27.99, PS Plus: $19.60, Regular: $39.99)
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Dyad (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Escape Plan (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • I Am Alive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $19.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Sale: $24.99, PS Plus: $17.49, Regular: $35.99)
  • Magic: The Gathering – Dules of the Planeswalkers 2013 (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • NHL 13 (Sale: $41.99, PS Plus: $29.40, Regular: $59.99)
  • Rayman Origins (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Rayman Origins PS Vita (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Retro/Grade (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
The most obvious caveat here is that come December 24, these particular deals will vanish. If you want to pick up Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition for $7.35, you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription and you’ll need to purchase the game before next Monday. Further, the company is being quite coy in regards to what deals will be made available next week. We know that in total the company plans to discount over 40 different games, though beyond that above list we have no idea which games will be included. Thus, unfortunately, you’ll have to keep checking the PlayStation Store or Sony’s blog to see when/if your next purchase receives a price cut.

 

That said, these are some excellent bargains. We gave LittleBigPlanet PS Vita a sterling 9/10 review score and for only $17.49 the game is an utter steal. Likewise, Rayman Origins is one of the best platformer games in recent memory and being able to pick up the game’s gorgeous PlayStation 3 iteration for less than $10 should be enticing to anyone who hasn’t completely exhausted their inherent supply of whimsy and joy.
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