This Week on the PSN (The NTSC Edition)
Written Friday, January 15, 2010 By Richard Walker
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Welcome to our weekly PSN update for the NTSC PlayStation Store, delivered fresh and baking hot from the pages of the US PlayStation blog.

If you're looking for the European version, you've come to the wrong place. We did that yesterday.

This week sees a load of new Rock Band tracks make their debut as well as a generous fistful of Guitar Hero tunes. 

Elsewhere, Steambot Chronicles' price has been permanently slashed in half and there's an UNO demo to get stuck into.



Steambot Chronicles Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $29.99)

Game Demos (free)

UNO Demo
Play the free trial version of UNO now! Get ready to call “UNO” on your PlayStation 3 system! The world famous card game is faithfully reproduced for the PS3 system and also features exciting new rules. With a multiplayer mode played on one PS3 system or on PlayStation Network, UNO has never been so fun and easy, so be the first to get rid of all your cards!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 258 MB


Magic Orbz Bundle Pack ($13.99)
Creat Studios presents new Magic Orbz Bundle Pack. We offer you a collection of all released Magic Orbz episodes: exciting “Plundering Pirates”, romantic “Naughty Knights”, mysterious “Wicked Witches”, and delightful “Winter”. Smash these diverse worlds one by one into tiny pieces! If you think you’re up for the challenge, check out the Magic Orbz Bundle Pack today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 155.2 MB

Add-on Game Content

Magic Orbz Winter Pack ($2.99)
Magic Orbz is a fresh spin on classic brick-breaking gameplay, enabling players to bust apart 3D environments, piece by piece. You will find a snow covered world in the new Winter Pack. New levels, trophies, and adventures! And a good opportunity to remind Santa about you – don’t miss your chance! If you think you’re up for the challenge, check out the Magic Orbz Winter Pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ZEN Pinball Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table ($2.49)
The shadows of evil are gathering once again in the dark corners of Tokyo Sky City. Only Ryu Hayabusa and his gorgeous teammates, Rachel, Ayane, and Momiji, can banish the vicious Spider Ninja clan and defeat its fierce leader, Genshin. Intense ninja combat meets arcade pinball action in this Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2-themed add-on table for Zen Pinball. Are you up to the challenge, warrior?
File size: 54 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit

  • “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99)
  • “Holiday” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99)
  • “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99)
  • Vampire Weekend Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Holiday”, “Cousins”, and “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File sizes: 24 MB – 38 MB (singles), 85 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit

  • “Grind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “Heaven Beside You”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “Last of My Kind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “We Die Young”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • “Your Decision”— Alice In Chains ($1.99)
  • Alice In Chains Pack 2 ($8.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Alice In Chains Pack 02. This pack includes: “Grind,” “Heaven Beside You,” “Last of My Kind,” “We Die Young” and “Your Decision” by Alice In Chains

File sizes: 23 MB – 45 MB (singles), 172 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

White Knight Chronicles International Edition Combat Trailer
File size: 127 MB (HD) 215 MB (1080)

2009 Gran Turismo Awards
File size: 183 MB (HD)

Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Debut Trailer
File size: 121 MB (HD)

SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #2
File size: 101 MB (HD)

2009 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Videos (x5) (US only)
File sizes: 202 MB – 232 MB (SD)


User Comments
Forum Posts: 399
Comment #2 by zeociko
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 06:15:58 AM
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Keep up the good work with these update news each week, should be very handy to just check out what's new on here instead of going off to other places

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Comment #3 by BeardedBushMan
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 08:32:09 AM
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these updates are great. thanks!

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Comment #4 by Dinky_Binks
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 08:40:57 AM
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I agree it's much more easy to to read the store update on here than anywhere else. I'm really happy they dropped the price on Steambot Chronicles.

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Comment #5 by EdEN
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 10:53:31 AM
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Mmm, so no discounts this week... and no games either. Let's see if next thursday is any better.

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Comment #6 by ClutchTrilogy
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 12:42:05 PM
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Comment #7 by Richie [STAFF]
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 09:06:21 AM
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Don't worry, guys. These updates are here to stay.

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