Sony has some treats bulging in their large sacks, and if you have been a good little boy or girl, they may just let you have a play with them, for a price. Yes, that does sound pretty scary, but fear not – we are talking about cheap games here! Well, so long as you don’t live outside the old continent of course.
Today the European PlayStation store has launched the ’12 deals of Christmas’ promotion, which works in a similar way to an advent calendar. You know, the thing you opened all the doors off this morning and scoffed all the chocolate out of. Don’t lie – we know. At 12pm (GMT) every second day from now up until the 23rd December, a new offer will be available. Today saw Little Big Planet 2 take the limelight, with a bundle package of the game and shedloads of DLC going for £24.99/€34.99. As a side note that is a horrendous exchange rate for those Europeans not using the Great British Pound, just goes to show the Euro is on a nose-dive. Hey, that’s enough political comment, this is a game’s site!
The excitement levels should get higher as every second day approaches, as the deals themselves will be secret until their unveiling on the store. Personally I would have loved to have seen a PlayStation Mini, movie rental or even a PS1 game as a free treat each day, but maybe we will see something special on the last day of the promotion. Having said that, PlayStation Plus users will get an extra discount on all of these offers, as well as some free games that have been previously available on the store. Today’s free title is Sonic 2.
At the moment I’m afraid it seems like PlayStation users in the USA won’t get this offer, or at least there is no mention of it on the PlayStation Blog in the US, and at point of writing I can’t log onto the US store to check. (yes, I have a US and UK account – how else could I download MLBtv?) If we do get an update on this we will let you know, but as of now, US gamers will just have to console themselves with their leftover turkey sandwiches from last week. For more details, jump on over to the EU PS Blog.