U.S. PlayStation Store sale celebrates Golden Week
posted on 04.28.14 at 10:14 AM EST by (@salromano)
Persona 4 Golden, Metal Gear, Tales of Symphonia, and more on sale.

Golden Week PSN Sale

The U.S. PlayStation Store will host a Golden Week sale starting tomorrow and running through May 5.

Golden Week is a week of holidays in Japan, and one of the country’s biggest travel and shopping seasons.

The PlayStation Network sale will include include a large lineup of Japanese games, including Persona 4 Golden, Danganronpa, the Atelier games, and more.

Find the full list below.

Title

PS Plus Sale Price

Sale Price

Original Price

Armored Core: Verdict Day (PS3)

$5.00

$9.99

$19.99

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3)

$24.49

$34.99

$49.99

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (PS Vita)

$19.59

$27.99

$39.99

Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland (PS Vita)

$19.59

$27.99

$39.99

Chrono Cross (PS3/PSP/PS Vita)

$3.49

$4.99

$9.99

Chrono Trigger (PS3/PSP/PS Vita)

$3.49

$4.99

$9.99

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita)

$32.39

$35.99

$39.99

Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3)

$8.99

$14.99

$29.99

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3)

$15.00

$29.99

$59.99

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS Vita)

$10.00

$19.99

$39.99

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PS3)

$5.00

$9.99

$19.99

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (PS3)

$14.69

$20.99

$29.99

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)

$14.99

$24.99

$49.99

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3)

$11.99

$19.99

$39.99

Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection (PS Vita)

$8.99

$14.99

$29.99

Muramasa Rebirth (PS Vita)

$7.49

$12.49

$24.99

Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita)

$14.62

$19.49

$29.99

rain (PS3)

$3.75

$7.49

$14.99

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (PS3)

$15.00

$29.99

$59.99

SoulCalibur V (PS3)

$5.00

$9.99

$19.99

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)

$10.00

$19.99

$39.99

Time and Eternity (PS3)

$9.79

$13.99

$19.99

Ys: Memories of Celceta (PS Vita)

$19.59

$27.99

$39.99

Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3)

$10.49

$17.49

$34.99

  • desponent

    Damn that Muramasa price, too tempting to pass even though I’ve 100% both character on Wii.

    • Duo Maxwell

      If you plan to get the DLC, which are great, then you shouldn’t pass this deal.

    • Zackasaur

      It’s much improved on Vita, portable, and DLC compatible.

      Do eet.

  • TheExile285

    Some really good deals here.

    Tempted to get HDN Victory but I’ll wait till I can get a hard copy.

    • Anime10121

      HDN Victory is good fun :D

      I kinda feel the same about Y’s though! Thats a DAMN good price, but I want a physical copy! Gotta save my card space for dem PSN exclusive games :D

  • b4lmung

    Miku is not on the list :'(

    • DarthBrian

      Maybe it’s selling too well to discount. /optimism

    • desponent

      Probs too soon.

      Oh wait they already got ToS there, so it’s probably because it’s selling well already. /optimism

    • Zackasaur

      Also /optimism.

  • pixxxelz

    I have most of these, the ones that interest me anyway,but for 3.75 I’m definitely picking up rain

    • Zackasaur

      Great game.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Looks like I’m getting a few games

    • TheExile285

      Which ones?

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        For sure Armored Core and Tales, may get both Atelier Totori and Meruru. Was also looking at MGS HD

        Maybe Ys, I heard it’s good

        What about you?

        • desponent

          Ys is even worth the full price even though it’s a short game. ;)

          • Zackasaur

            It’s not that short. xD

        • TheExile285

          Probably nothing. I own most of these and need to work on my backlog. I might splurge and get CC and CT though.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Nothing for me here. It’s hurt that I had gotten almost every RPG on that list…

    LOL hard @ ToSC. $10 for 2 RPG is a brainless purchase.

    • Zackasaur

      I’m still about to pay more because I want to own a real copy. lol

      But it burns a little. :P

  • DarthBrian

    That is a lot of good games for cheap. o_O

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Y’s for $20, nice! I’m jealous

  • DarthBrian

    Why does Disqus keep defaulting my Sort to Oldest? It’s really getting on my nerves. >_<

  • uhawww

    Yo, AC Verdict Day is MINE.

  • neocatzon

    Get the Verdict Days guys, it’s good!
    Discounted ToS or physical hmm..

  • Anime10121

    Mother of OH MAI GAWD!!!

    U will bankrupt me with this SCEA D:
    http://x3.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/…oh+my+god+im+doing+it+right+now+_b9c53660cf8e00a93904780c4f438f77.jpg

  • shogunknight

    Verdict Day! Muramasa!Verdict Day! Muramasa!Verdict Day! Muramasa!RAIN!

  • tmzwalker

    Just bought Symphonia a week ago at full price. I can only scratch my room’s wall right now D:
    Oh well, I’m going to get Atelier Ayesha, Atelier Meruru Plus, Neptunia Victory, and Ys Celcetta. How will I live next month? It’s still a mystery D:

    • jujubee88

      Build a small fort in the corner of the room and live off porridge for a month. It’s what I do to really make me feel poor. :)

  • Manny Being Manny

    Wow, now thats a sale relevant to my interests for once. Lots of the good stuff there I’ve already bought but I’ll be picking up DBZ: Battle of Z, Devil May Cry Collection, Muramasa and SC5

    • OverlordZetta

      Battle of Z is awesome, and a steal at this price.

  • z_merquise

    I’m thinking of getting that Devil May Cry HD Collection.

    Is it good? Or does it had issues like Silent Hill or ZOE HD?

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      I didn’t finish but it had solid gameplay

      • z_merquise

        I was such a huge Devil May Cry fan back then and DMC 1 and 3 were among my favorites in PS2.

        Seeing the HD collection in a cheap price is really a steal for me.

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Nice :) you’ll enjoy it then

    • abysswalker

      I have it on 360 and I haven’t noticed any issues and AFAIK the ps3 is the same. Anyway at that price? If you have the curiosity just get it, you won’t regret it.

      • z_merquise

        I will. Thanks!

  • Zackasaur

    Perhaps I can finally try Chrono Cross!

    • Anime10121

      DO ET (it is great)! Though dont go into expecting a sequel to Chrono Trigger (even though it KINDA is), as it’s almost completely different, however our heroes do make a VERY SMALL BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT appearance in the game :P

      • Zackasaur

        I will keep a watchful lookout!

    • desponent

      Battle system is meh but overall it’s pretty good.

      Best OST of any game, ever. Been true since its release and it’s still true today.

      • Zackasaur

        I love the OST, though it’s definitely not the best for me. lol

        • desponent

          The atmosphere of the game really help a lot but the quality of recording can’t match today’s sadly.

          That’s why I’m still eagerly waiting Mitsuda’s rearrangement since forever. :(

  • new_tradition

    Muramasa Rebirth looks super tempting. I don’t even have a Vita, but I still want it D:

    But is the sale really gonna last a month? O.O

  • pekot

    This is crazy

    I don’t know what to get

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    good deals

  • jujubee88

    YS FOR 20 DOLLARS IF YOU HAVE PLUS WHICH IS/WAS FREE FOR 14 DAY FREE TRIAL YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

    (breathing intensifies)

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    I’ll get both Atelier games for VITA :3

  • orzorzorz

    time to get Meruru+ and ZoE HD

  • OverlordZetta

    And thus everyone instantly forgot all about the PSP/PS1 thing from last week.

    Well played Sony.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      Oh snap, I had forgotten, cursed Sony; reeled me in again.

    • SerendipityX

      Well, I kinda saw it coming when there was no official announcement of compatibility. Good thing I didn’t buy anything from the 99cent sale.

    • desponent

      So now that you remind me do I have to be mad now?

      • OverlordZetta

        You mean you stopped? My goodness!

        • desponent

          I never was even perturbed.

    • Revorse

      what happened?

      • OverlordZetta

        Let PSP/PS1 games work on Vita that hadn’t since the console’s release, then proceeded to turn it off a few days later.

        • Revorse

          well, that sounds pretty fucked up.

          • desponent

            It was an accident. PS1/PSP games on Vita is license hell since a lot of company are closed down now.

      • z_merquise

        Every PS1 and PSP games (like the PS1 Crash Bandicoot games) become playable in Vita. News of it spread out fast and people started buying PS1/PSP games that never use to work in Vita through PSN. But for some reason, Sony remove the compatibility and the games won’t load to Vita anymore.

  • DesmaX

    Hm… I could pick Time & Eternity, just to laugh at how bad it is…

    But MGS HD collection looks tempting too; even though I already brough PW separately

    • SerendipityX

      lol Time and Eternity isn’t even worth looking at even at $10.

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      It’s not THAT bad.

      It’s mediocre and was overhyped. Nothing too awful or too great. Lot of unique ideas that could’ve been improved had it went on for a game or two. Seemed really experimental.

      • Anime10121

        Kinda agree, it was bad, but NOWHERE near the levels people were saying it was, I’ve played far worse :/

        • rurifan

          You must go out of your way to find the worst games on the planet then. T&E was worthless on every level.

      • Revorse

        Yeah. With a bit of refinement with the system and a better story Time and Eternity could have been pretty good.

      • Budgiecat

        I feel they coulda used Live2D or cell shade some 3D models instead of dealing with the choppy 2D cel animation they had. Reminded me of those digitized 2D cell animation games of the 90’s with the horrible framerates:

        Pretty Fighter X (Saturn)
        Yu Yu Hakusho (3DO)
        Dragonball Z Ultimate Battle 22 (PS1)
        Sailor Moon (3DO)

        • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

          Given it was their first attempt at something, I think they were really unsure of how to do it.

          Kind of a shame of how the ideas they had for it won’t be improved unless they pick up some of them up again down the road.

          But yeah, damn was it choppy. When it looked good (read: Anything not a gameplay segment) it looked decent.

          • Budgiecat

            It’s a dead end wall. Unless they have the internal talent of say the Skullgirls team, with their low resources, that route is doomed to outsource to an animation team again like they did and get half assed results again cause they’d pay em on the cheap…

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    So much to grab, let’s see: Muramasa, Ys, Atelier Meruru (Got Totori the last time a japanese sale went down), MGS HD, Danganronpa at last, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, DBZ, and Symphonia. I better penny pinch during May ><;

  • 罪罰

    Fuck, I should’ve waited instead of wasting my PSN card.

    • Fainaru Luna

      i know that feel bro :(

  • SerendipityX

    I don’t even know what Armored Core V is but $5 is tempting. Gonna pick up Saint Seiya for sure. How is Soul Caliber V?

    • Solomon_Kano

      SCV sucked, I felt.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      SCV wasn’t complete, they left out most of the story endings and even admitted to having them finished but didn’t release them

    • Anime10121

      I heard it MAJORLY sucked (and its lackin my girl Talim), but even still… 5 bucks :O

    • Fainaru Luna

      if you wanna play dress up with the Cas and have fun then go for it

      • SerendipityX

        Well I’m not too big on fighters anyway and this kinda sounds up my alley. lol But I’ve got this feeling it gonna be on ps+… or was it already?

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          It’s never been on PSN Plus as a free game

    • z_merquise

      It’s disappointing because it lack content. The game is obviously incomplete.

      Well at least the character creator/customization is way better compared to SC 4. It’s the only thing that drived me to continuously play it.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’ve had Symphonia Chronicles sitting unopened on my dresser since it came out. Backlog issues. Guess if I’d just put off buying it til I had time to play it I could have taken advantage of this. Ah well.

    • Anime10121

      Happens to me all the time! Heck i’ve yet to complete Symphonia 2 myself as I got Tales’d out between playing its LONG predecessor and getting halfway through its sequel, needed a break, moved on, and have yet to go back :/

      • Solomon_Kano

        With all the RPGs I’ve got logged, I wonder if I’ll ever get to it lol.

        • Anime10121

          Me too… And I keep adding more games… Currently got 5 RPGs and PLENTY of other Genre games that I’ve yet to complete…And this year is like JRPG heaven! Where will I find the time D:

          • desponent

            At least you got the money. D:

            • Anime10121

              I actually dont… credit helps though (I’m hoping to be out of dept in a few months though only got about half a grand left ) :P

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Well I only games I’ve bought recently are Child of Light and Demon Gaze. Glad I’ve been playing God Eater 2 a lot

  • bloodiOS

    At $3.75, all Plus subscribers really should get rain. That aside, I’m definitely grabbing Armored Core: Verdict Day. By the way, if I want to get started on the SoulCalibur series, is V a good place to start?

    • Solomon_Kano

      V is a bad start, bad midpoint, bad ending. Whatever. Go pick up 4 on the cheap or SC2HD.

    • Fainaru Luna

      Play soul calibur 3 t has to be by far the goodest out of the whole series

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      No V is a bad place to start, SC3 was the best game in the series

      • Budgiecat

        Soul Blade and Soul Calibur are teh best. Followed by SC GC version (Link)

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Well that’s going way back but sure, I still prefer SC2’s Taki over SC3’s though

          • Budgiecat

            Well thats just a refinement. Overall SC was revolutionary to the point where people just HAD to run out and buy a DC it was that good.

            I even learned Killak’s staff form…

    • rurifan

      Rain had a great mood, but they ruined it by constantly hand holding the player. You never have to think before it tells you what to do, you never need/want to explore…

    • Muffum

      Whether or not you should get V depends on what you most want out of the series. V has the best multiplayer in the series, but the worst single-player.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        He’d probably want to learn about the story first though

        • Muffum

          Well, SCV takes place after a 16-17 year time skip, so you don’t really need to know the stories of the prior games to understand its story.

  • $102890726

    We need this sale for Europe!

  • MrRobbyM

    10 bucks for Symphonia HD?!!? I’m in!

  • TheExile285

    Actually, think I’m gonna get Saint Seiya since its somewhat cheap.

    • Budgiecat

      Get me it too

      actually fyi, you can pick up the EU physical copy from Play Asia for like 25

  • An Tran

    Aw, no God Eater Burst?

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      It was free already awhile ago :/

      • An Tran

        Wasn’t that only for Plus members?

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Ya, oh you’re looking for a sale. Sorry

  • Anime10121

    Damn, I just checked the file sizes on the two Ateliers… and their both clockin at 3 Gigs a piece o.0

    I’ma have to buy another Memory card exclusively for those two games :/

    • Wolf Star

      Don’t forget sword art online :3

      • Anime10121

        How large is it?

        • Wolf Star

          I’m not sure but when Summer 2014 comes we will know for sure. By looking at the screen shots and the trailers. To me the game looks big. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O1vmdbMBCss

          • Anime10121

            I’ve heard it was big, tried searching to find a definite size but failed :(

            • Wolf Star

              Ikr?? I can’t find it either :(
              Also I just looked up another trailer just now and it’s really big *__* if I knew the size I would say maybe 4GB?? Idk maybe? That’s my guess. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DXVtizwMXSE

              • TheExile285
                • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

                  Dam that’s going to take awhile to download, fach

                • Wolf Star

                  Oh good :D thanks ^^

              • MrFinalgamer

                If Sony actually bothered, this game could be 4gb (because fuck the 4gb game cards, devs need more space!)

        • TheExile285

          3GB – https://twitter.com/nekoko05/status/458978203827056640

          Just download the ones yo’re going to be playing right away on your Vita and the others on your PS3. That away you can quickly transfer them to Vita when you’re ready to play them.

          • Anime10121

            Exile… Y U SO SMARTS :D

            • TheExile285

              You can use this same method with a PC too.

          • Sevyne

            But my PS3 is full too! Not too big of a deal though. Vita downloads fast enough for me.

  • Izzeltrioum

    That TOSC is really tempting. Then again, I prefer physical versions of my JRPG.

    • milramyah

      I usually go for physical copies as well, but I watched an unboxing video and the game doesn’t even come with an instruction manual…
      I know they’re not really useful anymore but I’m probably going to pick this one up digitally.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Anyone know or remember if the Japanese PSN also has a Golden Week sale?

  • Learii

    tomorrow to may 25th?

    • Anime10121

      a week…

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      “Golden Week”

    • new_tradition

      It’s a typo in this article. I was confused too but the Playstation blog has the correct date. The sale is until May 5th, not 25th.

  • new_tradition

    Ouch, Persona 4 Golden is over 3GBs. I wanted to buy it, but I rather pay extra for the physical release in that case :/

    Conversely, Ys Memories and Muramasa are under 1 gb \(^o^)/

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Physical copy is $19.99 at Amazon

      • new_tradition

        Not on Amazon Canada. See it for 24.99.

        Which isn’t terrible. I can just wait to buy it when I actually get a Vita.

        But the savings through PSN isn’t enough justification for taking up a good chunk of memory card space :/

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Well that sucks :/

          • new_tradition

            Again, no biggie, just one of the few times that reminds me of how much I don’t like Sony’s proprietary memory cards >.>

            (Unless it’s a big inside job to sabotage the rate of digital-only games o.o)

        • MrFinalgamer

          You could always buy the PS2 version, it does include the soundtrack, and the better voices for Chie, and Teddie, not to mention the content in Golden isn’t anything worth writing home about (except Adachi’s SL!)

          • new_tradition

            I pre-ordered the PS2 version way back when ;D

            I definitely recommend people buy the 10 dollar PSN version if they never played the game before. So good ♥

    • Anime10121

      Yeah, just found out about Y’s data size as well and it is officially BOUGHT :D

  • Sevyne

    That’s a killer sale. If I didn’t already own most of them my wallet would be screaming at me.

    • Sevyne

      Looks like I have a stalker. They even created an account with a name similar to mine to curse and scream at me. Anybody else here ever have to deal with kids like this (I’m sure y’all have)? Dat rage!

    • HighBrowDrifter

      I feel immensely stupid for having purchased Muramasa, Y’s, and Atelier Totori at full price….why can’t I be patient….*sob, sob*

      • Sevyne

        If I had purchased them shortly before this sale I’d feel that way. I bought them all on release though, so I’m not bothered by it at all.

  • Elvick

    Super tempted to buy DBZ now. I imported the EU version, but being able to use the Japanese audio would be nice… hmm.

  • Syltique

    I’m tempted to drop $60 on this sale. Lots of great deals for sure.

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Rrrr…same here. I already have Persona 4 on my old PS2 (oh PS2 how much I love you), but never truly find the time to utilize my PS2 or PS3 after having obtained my precious Vita…..

      The temptation is unbearable….resist or indulge?

  • Gigus

    Is Tales Of Symphonia chronicles worth it? That sale price is really tempting.

    • KingNigma

      Yes.

    • MrFinalgamer

      It is a great Tales of game, but just remember that this is the PS2 port, meaning less than stellar frame rate, and it also has the same problems earlier games in the series have (battle system is really dated in comparison to something like Graces, Vesperia, or Xillia)

      • KingNigma

        If you haven’t played through the Gamecube version, I don’t think the frame rate is noticeable.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      I never played the game before but the trailers looks great

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CeZDw0DECU&feature=player_detailpage

      • Anime10121

        You need to get this too then :P

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Yep I will

    • Sevyne

      Absolutely, and I’m not even that big of a fan of the tales games. The first game was pretty darn good back in the day (not sure how well it’s aged). Second game was a bit “meh” though. For that price however, I’d say it’s totally worth it.

    • Anime10121

      YES! The first games on average about 60 hrs of good JRPG Tales and the second game’s 30 of pretty good JRPG Tales :P

      For 10 bucks, if you dont have em BUY THEM :D

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Muramasa Rebirth, both Atelier games, MGS Vita, both Chrono games.

    Damn… I JUST bought PhotoKano Kiss. What to do…

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Ouch, the blu-ray? ouch

    • rockman29

      Muramasa and Chrono games will be mine! Already got MGS HD on Vita and PS3.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    My Wallet: “Do you really wanna huuurrttt me?….Do you really wanna make – me – crrryyy? ♫♩♬”

    Moi: Err….Yes, yes.

  • tmzwalker

    “The U.S. PlayStation Store will host a Golden Week sale starting tomorrow and running through May 25.”
    after 156 comments and no one spots this mistake… or is this intended and the sale will actually run through May 25? Because I only see it’s running through May 5 in Playstation Blog.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s May 5. I made a boo-boo.

  • Ghost Doge

    Well damn, some of the games I almost bought at full price just earlier are right here on this list! Now I just need to find the time to play them :D

  • DrForbidden

    Wait, soooo… US PS store is having a Golden Week sale, but Japan PS Store isn’t? o_0

    • Ta23 Ta28

      I know. Weird, right?

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Ya I asked yosp about that, didn’t get a reply

  • Ta23 Ta28

    ToS at 10$ is too tempting.

    I’ve played Vesperia, Graces f, and Xillia. How is Symphonia compared to them?

    And man, I hope they would put Abyss on the PSN soon enough.

    • desponent

      IMO better than Xillia in term of story but it’s still your traditional Tales game (aka anime-like).

    • MrRobbyM

      Typical Tales game but with characters are story telling fitting for it’s time. Which is why it’s one of my favorite Tales games. The battle system is by far not as good as some of the more recent games but it’s not terrible. Lots of hidden stuff to find.

      My main gripe with the game is that the skits aren’t voiced which is something I’ve grown so accustomed to with the more recent Tales games. It’s annoying having to read the text and missing all the character expressions. But it’s definitely a worthwhile game to play.

    • Anime10121

      Out of the three listed, it plays more similarly to Vesperia, although it lacks a LOT of the refinement Vesperia had in its battle system.

      Think of it this way, Symphonia, Abyss, and Vesperia all generally sported the exact same battle system, only each successive entry improved upon the last.

      As far as story goes, imo, it flows the best of all three even if I like Abyss’ more. But it kinda falls into the Graces plot of having a friendship is everything character though he’s nowhere near as shallow.