PSN Golden Week sale discounts Persona 4 and Metal Gear HD Collection

Japanese games on sale all week on the PlayStation Store; Plus members get an extra discount.

To coincide with the week-long holiday in Japan, Sony has announced a Golden Week sale on the U.S. PlayStation Store that drops the prices of a variety of Japanese games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable.

Beginning with the PlayStation Store update that went live today and running through May 5, the Golden Week sale drops the prices of more than 20 games by up to 50%. PlayStation Plus members get an even steeper discount, such as Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross for $3.49 each (compared with $4.99 for everyone else).

The sale includes a number of quality games, including personal favorite Persona 4 Golden ($19.49, or $14.62 for Plus members), Metal Gear Solid HD Collection ($19.99, or $11.99 for Plus members on PS3; $14.99, or $8.99 for Plus members on Vita), and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ($24.99, or $14.99 for Plus members).

The full list of deal is as follows (each game listed with its Plus price/sale price):

In addition to the extra discounts in this sale, PlayStation Plus members are now entitled to a free download of Vita shooter Velocity Ultra.

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heretrix
heretrix

Good Sale, I'm interested. Armored Core, The Chrono's, Zone of Enders and Hotshots.


Sweet. No wonder I don't want a PS4 yet.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

Yet another reminder of how much of a joke EU PSN is.

alk3punk7
alk3punk7

Bought and downloaded Tales Chronicles for $10! So glad to get this game as I had heard really good things about it. Times like this where PS Plus sometimes really pays for itself.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Persona 4 Golden & Symphonia Chronicles.

You hear, Sony? all you need to do now is bring this sales to the EU :)

zzamaro
zzamaro

Got CC. Already had CT.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

really curious who the audience for the Atelier series is, and how they sell well enough to keep justifying sequels

kutulu1
kutulu1

Great deals, picking up three titles...feel sorry for the xboners who are only getting TV...lol

DrKill09
DrKill09

I really should get the MGS HD collection.  I bought Snake Eater a couple years ago, but haven't played it as it looks horrid on my 60" DLP tv, even with component cables.


Also, same goes for DMC 1 and 3.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Some good deals here, too bad I already have the games I'm interested in.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

Wow now I have to get a new headset and a psn card thanks sony. Going for both chronological cross and chronological trigger and metal gear hd collection already have $10 toward them in my account. Wish those games came with cross buy to add them on my vita as well.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Guess I could spoil myself and buy Chrono Trigger/Cross, it would be nice to actually use my PSP for something...

jk12324
jk12324

No news for a similar sale for Europe. :(


And everyone should just ignore that Sevenjizz guy, he's obviously delusional and will repel all common sense thrown at him.

Celsius765
Celsius765

this is great but I lack a playstation console. Nice that they extended sale to other regions

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Pretty shitty using the 'Golden' word for this promo and subconsciously tricking their customers into thinking they have a quality service like Xbox Live 'Gold'.

shingui5
shingui5

@WeWerePirates  

Ya know, i hear the same thing about how bad the US PSN is, whenever an EU update/sale is announced. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Spartan_418 More that why people likes it, my question is how they don't get tired of it. I like jRPG but this one is the CoD of teh genre; it's like... a new game each 9 months or so?

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

By the way if anyone wants to suggest a headset please do so needs to be under $150 though. Right now I am looking at the ps4 gold wireless from Sony just concerned with battery life a little.

shingui5
shingui5

@Sevenizz  

7/10

A bit obvious, but you managed to trick a few people.

Good job! 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Sevenizz "Making people mad by stating something in a serious way and making thenselves fall in their own insulting answers"
THAT is what trolling is, what you did here, however, is crap.

Celsius765
Celsius765

@Sevenizz  it's really not a big deal MS doesn't own the world golden or use it for that matter, they use the shorter gold instead

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Wtf?

The drivel you manage to spill from your fingertips is astounding sometimes

ILuvGameSpot123
ILuvGameSpot123

@shingui5 @WeWerePirates LOL what a joke! Average EU prices are literally 1.75-2x more expensive than US prices, plus a huge amount of titles simply missing from the catalog or making their way in about 6 months after release. 

rusher25
rusher25

@BamaGoatt  some people say the pulse elite is better. Keep researching I guess.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I realize reading comprehension is at an all time low in this fast Information Age - but read it again slower - it'll come to you.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

If you don't think it's done on purpose, you're insane and you need a crash course in marketing 101 stat. XBL Gold still outnumbers PS+ subscribers by a margin of 4 to 1, you realize.

ericklobos
ericklobos

@BamaGoatt @rusher25  Get the 

Skullcandy PLYR1 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless, They are $130 on amazon. I am not sure how long they will stay this way, they cost about $175. I had those and the gold. 

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@rusher25 @BamaGoatt  thanks I am looking at those as well the gta v branded ones are on sale at game stop for $99.99 right now.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Except, they are calling it 'Golden' in a North American promotion. We know nothing about this holiday, but we do know what the word gold comes from in terms of an online service.

This is a popular form of bait and switch marketing. You know when you see a commercial that sounds like a popular song but it isn't? It's association with familiarity.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@Sevenizz  You are saying that Sony are using the name 'Golden Week' in their marketing for this sale for an underhanded reason. We get it. It's far-fetched, but we get it.

Understand this: Sony is a Japanese company. Them having a sale based on a major Japanese holiday NAMED 'Golden Week' is as understandable as Microsoft having a sale on the Fourth of July. What would you have them call this sale? Random-sale-of-japanese-games-for-no-apparent-reason? 

If you're gonna say things like that, at least make it somewhat believable. As Steve said, you're probably just a troll though and I don't know why I'm wasting my time responding. I'm gonna go play Dark Souls 2.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Sevenizz And that is because in XBL you are forced to pay if you want online.
Get back to youtube, fail troll.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Do you know what trolling is?

alk3punk7
alk3punk7

@Too-DementeD @Sevenizz  


Don't feed the troll-lol-lol-lols! That's how they get bigger and end up coming out of hiding from under their bridges, man.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@Sevenizz  Funny because this user name is usually taken by others so I resort to "HowI" with a capital i.

And if that's taken it gets messy. H0WiP3NDRAG0N

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Whenever I see your name, I mentally say 'How I Pendragon' and not 'Howl' which I think you're going for.

Just an observation.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@silentsnake909 Sales wise the PS3 did catch up, but I just mean the 360 became the default console at tournaments, and for developers to use, etc.

The 360 had the better versions of multiplatform games about 90% of the time

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

FYI - software to console rate is what won MS in the last gen.

You new to gaming news?

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

@HowlPendragon also to add to what u said, you cant compare Xbox live to ps plus when u basically NEED Xbox live to play online etc and on PS you dont. he needs to either compare ps4 and Xbox 1 service together or think of what Xbox live subs would be if the only reason to have Xbox live (with the 360) was to get their luke warm shitty free games, since that is the only way to compare ps plus on the ps3 to the 360s.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

You're not very bright, are you...

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@Sevenizz  You realize XBL is 8 years older than PS Plus right? Sub numbers can't be compared with a margin like that, not to mention the 360 dominated last gen.

People are quickly beginning to see how much better PS Plus is so associating themselves with XBL Gold would probably HURT their sales

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@Sevenizz  Yeah, man. No doubt Japan named it that back in 1951 so that in the future, Sony can use the name to subconsciously trick consumers into thinking their service is just like XBL Gold.

Stay in school, kids.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

And it's convieniently named that way to the competition's Gold service and used for a North American promotion.

Coincidences like this don't happen in marketing without a purpose.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@Sevenizz  Dude. It's a 'Golden Week' sale. 
Golden Week is an actual national holiday in Japan. Read the article, it says it in the first sentence.