Pre-Order, Pre-Load Upcoming PS4 Games

Chieh Chen's Avatar+ Posted by Chieh Chen on Jun 18, 2014 // Digital Distribution Manager, Sony Network Entertainment

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

Last week during E3 2014, 10 PS4 games that were announced or featured at the show had pre-orders go live on PlayStation Store, and I’m thrilled to let you all know that each of those games will take advantage of PS4’s automatic pre-load feature.

Automatic pre-load on PS4 allows you to download pre-ordered games before the release date, so you can get into your games after they’re released faster than ever. We all know that some of the biggest games can take a while to download, and with the pre-load functionality, you’ll be able to download and install those huge files up to several days in advance. And don’t worry if you forget: any titles you’ve pre-ordered will be automatically pre-loaded and auto-downloaded to your PS4 system by default. All you have to do is pre-order the game, make sure your PS4 remains in standby mode, and sit back and relax.

You won’t have to wait long to try this new feature out – Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, which launches on June 24th, will be the first PS4 title to take advantage of automatic pre-load. Additionally, all titles made available for pre-order on PlayStation Store on or after May 20, 2014, will be pre-loaded. Here are the titles available for pre-order and pre-load:

Title Pre-Order Price
Battlefield Hardline $59.99
Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition $69.99
Bloodborne $59.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare $59.99
Destiny $59.99
Dragon Age: Inquisition $59.99
Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition $69.99
Far Cry 4 $59.99
inFAMOUS First Light $14.99
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare $39.99
LittleBigPlanet 3 $59.99
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor $59.99
The Order: 1886 $59.99
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark $59.99
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End $59.99

Also, if you’re the type that likes to know exactly how long until you can play, we’ve even included a countdown timer to let you know the moment you can start playing!

One more thing: we’re focusing on all our new PS4 pre-orders, but note that the ability to automatically pre-load your game is also available for PS3 pre-orders. Watch for each week’s PlayStation Store Update for all the latest pre-orders!

Drakengard 3 — Launch Trailer

The world is ruled by Intoners, six sisters who wield vast magical power through the gift of song. But when Zero, the eldest sister, appears alongside her dragon to murder her sisters, chaos is unleashed. Prepare to face hordes of enemies in high-octane, hack and slash combat and take to the skies on dragon back to assault foes from above. Carnage has never looked so beautiful.

Drakengard 3 is available today for $49.99 on PS3 as well as for digital download on the PlayStation Store and Square Enix Online Store. Players can also buy the Digital Collector’s Edition exclusively on PlayStation Store for $64.99.

Rated Mature: Blood and gore, intense violence, partial nudity, sexual themes, and strong language.

© 2013, 2014 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Character Design: Kimihiko Fujisaka. Drakengard is a registered trademark or trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd..

PS Plus: GRID 2 Free for PS Plus Members !

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Hop in to the driver’s seat with GRID 2 on PS3, coming to you free for PS Plus members to kick off the month of December. In addition to GRID 2, you’ll also note the start of the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale! The first week brings in some of this year’s best titles including Ni No Kuni, Remember Me, and Terraria; all at really really good prices.

You can take advantage of all these PS Plus benefits after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 12/3.

PlayStation Plus Update 12-3-2013
PlayStation Plus: Instant Game Collection


Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $35.99

PlayStation Plus - GRID 2
Be fast, be first and be famous as you join the elite in ‘World Series Racing’ where the greatest cars, drivers and events come together in the search for a new motorsport icon. Experience aggressive racing against advanced AI and become immersed in the race with GRID 2’s new TrueFeel™ Handling system which powers edge-of-control exhilaration behind the wheel of every iconic car. An extensive, separate online campaign powered by RaceNet sets new standards in the genre. Welcome back to racing.

PlayStation Plus: Discounts

Holiday Sale (Week1)

It’s week 1 of the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale! Check out these slammin’ sales on some of gaming’s best and check back over the next few weeks to see what else is on deck for a hefty PS Plus discount.

Game Title PS Plus Price Regular Price
Defiance $2.50 $4.99
Defiance Deluxe Edition $7.50 $14.99
Army Of Two The Devil’s Cartel $7.50 $14.99
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified $20.99 $29.99
Remember Me $19.19 $23.99
Terraria $3.75 $7.49
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch $9.79 $13.99
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn $10.00 $19.99
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collectors Edition $15.00 $29.99
Rocksmith 2014 $29.39 $41.99

Other Discounts

In addition to the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale, have a look at these additional discounts including the wonderful Rainbow Moon on PS Vita.

Game Title PS Plus Price Regular Price
Tiny Brains $15.99 $19.99
Draw Slasher $2.99 $4.99
Rainbow Moon $11.99 $14.99
Rainbow Moon Cross-Save Bundle $17.99 $22.49
Rainbow Moon Ps3 Player Special Offer $5.99 $7.49

PlayStation Plus: Last Chance

Last Chance (Leaving on 12/10)

Instant Game Collection
BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3)

Defiance Deluxe Edition
Army Of Two The Devil’s Cartel
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Remember Me
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collectors Edition
Rocksmith 2014
Dynasty Warriors 6
Dynasty Warriors 7

We’ll be back next week to add another title to the Instant Game Collection as well as more discounts, Holiday Sale Week 2 info, and more.

If you’ve got feedback on today’s Plus update make sure vote in the poll and leave a comment below. To discuss all things PlayStation, including this update, you can also head over to the PlayStation Community Forums where you’ll find topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

PlayStation®3 to PlayStation®4 Digital Upgrade Program !

I hope Diablo 3 will be a upgrade to the PS 4 for $9.99 ! DO THE RIGHT THING Activision !
Get the PS4™ digital version of select games for a discounted price when you buy the PS3™ version.

For a limited time, when gamers buy the disc or digital version of select games for PlayStation®3 they can download a PlayStation®4 digital copy of the same game from the PlayStation®Store for a discounted price. Redeem the code packed into the PlayStation®3 version of the game on the PlayStation®Store and download the PlayStation®4 version of the game. Then use the original PlayStation®3 disc in the PlayStation®4 to activate and start playing. Activate your code today! You do not need a PlayStation®4 to redeem your code. Redeem your code then download your digital copy when your PS4™ arrives.

Disc-Based Step by Step Overview:

Step 1: Disc Only:
  • Step 1: Open an account on the PlayStation®Network (or log in to PlayStation®Network using your existing PlayStation®Network ID account).
  • Step 2: Select the PlayStation®Store icon on the PS3™ system home screen.
  • Step 3: On PlayStation®Store, select ‘Redeem Codes’ at the bottom of the menu.
  • Step 4: Enter the voucher code (“Code”) exactly as it appears on the voucher.
  • Step 5: Once the Code has been entered correctly, select ‘Continue’ on the dialog box.
  • Step 6: Select ‘Confirm’ to accept the Terms of Service.
  • Step 7: Select ‘Continue’ to complete Code redemption.
  • Step 8: The Code redemption is now complete. The Code cannot be used again or associated with a different SEN account. Once you have your PS4™ system, you can proceed with the next step.
  • Step 1: On your PS4™ system, register the PS4™ system with the SEN account through which you redeemed the Code.
  • Step 2: Select the PlayStation®Store icon on the PS4™ system home screen.
  • Step 3: Search for the name of the game on PlayStation®Store and select ‘Purchase’ to download digital version of the same game to your PS4™ system hard drive. The discounted price will be deducted from your network wallet according to the Terms of Service and User Agreement.
  • Step 4: Insert the PS3™ game disc into your PS4™ system**.

**PS3™ game disc required to play digital version of the game on your PS4™ system.

See Promotion Restrictions for Each Game.

Digital-Based Step by Step Overview:

Digital Only:
  • Step 1: Buy or pre-order* the PS3™ digital version of the game from PlayStation®Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store.
  • Step 2: In PlayStation®Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store, find the PS4™ digital version of the game as soon as it becomes available. The special price will be available for accounts who purchased the PS3™ Digital version of the game from the PlayStation®Store.
  • Step 3: Buy or pre-order** the PS4™ digital version of the game at the special offer price. See Promotion Restrictions for Each Game.

*PS3™ games are available for purchase, and select PS3™ games are available for pre-order, from PlayStation®Store on your PS3™ system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet.

**Select PS4™ games will be available for pre-order from PlayStation®Store on your PS3™ system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet prior to the release of the PS4™ system. PS4™ games will be available for purchase from PlayStation®Store on your PS4™ system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet after the release of the PS4™ system.

PlayStation®3 to PlayStation®4 Digital Upgrade Program – PlayStation®.

Over 100 Classic PlayStation Titles Explode onto PlayStation Vita – to enhance the ultimate games collection with games priced from only £0.99

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PlayStation® One Classics are coming to PS Vita to complete the ultimate digital games line-up including PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), “minis” and exclusive PS Vita games

London, August 29th. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an extensive list of over 100 PlayStation® one Classics from the console that changed the face of gaming, now available for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), bringing quality, variety and heritage to the groundbreaking portable entertainment system.

Available from 29 August 2012, PS Vita users will have access to a large number of exciting PS one Classics to complement the great range of PSP and “minis” games already available for PS Vita to enhance the ultimate digital games line-up. PS one Classics coming to PS Vita include titles that gamers have loved for over a decade with all-time favourites such as Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot® and Final Fantasy® VII all available to download from  PlayStation®Store (PS Store).

With PS Vita System Software update ver. 1.80, PS Vita owners will be able to experience unadulterated nostalgia and play some of their favourite PS one Classics on the portable device. For gamers who have grown up with PlayStation® this is a chance for them to experience their favourite games on the ultimate portable entertainment system. Additionally, PlayStation®3 and PSP owners who have previously purchased PS one Classics from PS Store will be able to download and play them on their PS Vita system at no extra charge.

Not only will there be an outstanding variety of content available, there will also be great value. With games available from PS Store from just £0.99, PS Vita owners will be able to get their hands on an amazing range of titles without breaking the bank.

A full list of titles can be found at, but highlights from the range include:
PS one Classics –

  • Tekken 2 (SCEE) Fan favourite of the popular fighting series Tekken
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus(GT Interactive) Quirky platformer starring the unusual, but iconic Abe
  • Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (Rebellion) – Hugely popular sequel to the genre-defining  action / adventure game Tomb Raider
  • Crash Bandicoot®(SCEE) – Classic platforming action from Naughty Dog, creators of Uncharted and The Last of Us
  • SILENT HILL (Konami) – Debut chapter in the terrifying survival horror game series that has been haunting dreams since 1999
  • Vagrant Story™ (Square Enix) – Square Soft developed action / adventure role playing game that focuses on weapon creation and modification, as well as elements of puzzle-solving and strategy
  • WipEout®(SCEE) – First in the series of futuristic racing games set in the year 2025
  • GRANDIA (Ubisoft)– Role-playing game set in a fantasy world of emerging technology and exploration
  • Ridge Racer Type 4 (Namco Bandai Europe) – Arcade racing at its finest


  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami) Third person action game widely considered as one of the best titles to come to PSP
  • Dissidia®012™ Final Fantasy® (Square Enix)   Prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy, 012 revolves around the twelfth cycle of the eternal conflict between the gods Cosmos and Chaos
  • Final Fantasy®IV Complete Collection (Square Enix)   Ultimate compilation of the FF IV saga and its sequel The After Years
  • TACTICS OGRE™: Let Us Cling Together™ (Square Enix)   Tactical role-playing game regularly included on “all-time favourites” lists
  • Valkyria Chronicles™ II (SEGA) – Epic adventure game set in fictitious 1930s Europe

minis –

  • OMG-Z! (Laughing Jackal Ltd) A  favourite from the minis range, OMG-Z is a zombie-themed action puzzle
  • Blast Off (Half Brick Studios) Take control of your rocket ship and rescue lost astronauts by navigating 45 levels of planets and asteroids
  • Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios) Popular tower defence game with the  goal of stamping out waves of enemies before they make it across a themed battlefield map and escape
  • Angry Birds (Rovio and Abstraction Games) Launch them birds, smash those pigs! Fire your squawking birds into the enemy fortresses and shatter them

PS Vita introduces new ways to play, delivering immersive gameplay experiences that have never been offered on any other handheld gaming device. Equipped with dual analog sticks, a vibrant 5-inch OLED touchscreen, a unique Rear Touch Pad, powerful quad core processor, six-axis motion sensing system, built-in microphone, front and rear cameras and apps including YouTube, Facebook and Skype, PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment system. In addition to the ultimate portable gaming experience, PS Vita provides consmers with access to music, videos, PlayStation®Network trophies, photos, web browser and more.
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PS Vita firmware update 1.61 released !

Sony’s apparently released firmware 1.61 for PS Vita, ahead of tomorrow’s official launch.

Confusingly Sony’s updates list includes some of the features included in the last firmware update, but here it is anyway:

  • A new application, (Maps), has been added to the home screen.In addition to photos, you can now take videos using the Photo application.
  • You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in PlayStation Store to Facebook.
  • In near, players’ information is now displayed on the Discoveries screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of up to 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. Tap an online ID to display that player’s profile screen.
  • The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation has been released. The Windows version has also been updated.

    PS VITA (PlayStation Vita)

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