On the EU PlayStation Store a large number of games are being discounted, and some of them are from SEGA and Atlus. In particular, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered and Odin Sphere Leifthrasir for the PlayStation 4 are part of the “PlayStation Plus Double Discounts”, meaning you get double the discount if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. This brings Valkyria Chronicles Remastered down to €7,99, definitely a good deal. There are also regular 65% discounts on Yakuza 5, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls for the PlayStation 3. You can find the links below. The discounts run until March 23.
In a recent Seganama broadcast (also featuring Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X), Toshihiro Nagoshi broached the possibility of remasters of Yakuza 2 through Yakuza 5 on Playstation 4. These comments come in response to strong sales of Yakuza Kiwami, the ground-up remake of the first game for Playstation 4. Of Sega’s Japanese brands that have a presence in the console games market segment, Yakuza has always been one of the relatively steadier and healthier names in sales.
The annual Easter Sale on the EU PlayStation Store is underway, and as you may expect the list of discounts includes some SEGA and Atlus games. As usual, we compiled them in the list below, with prices both in Euro and British Pound added for your convenience. As you can see, it’s a good occasion to complete your collection of Project DIVA F, Yakuza or Persona 4 games! The Easter Sales run until April 6th, and Sony have announced that they will be adding more games to the list next week.
Sony has revealed the results from the official 2015 PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards, and Yakuza 5 has ranked in the top three in two categories. It got 2nd place in the “Best PS3” games category (behind Metal Gear Solid V) and 3rd place in the “Best Digital Release” category (behind Rocket League and Life is Strange). Yakuza 4, which fans could also vote for as “Best Free PS Plus game”, unfortunately didn’t get enough votes to rank in the top 7. On the side of Atlus, Persona 4: Dancing All Night managed to rank 3rd as “Best PS Vita Game”.
It’s certainly nice to see Yakuza 5 getting recognition from the gaming community, despite being released this late in the PS3’s lifetime! With this, and Yakuza 0 also confirmed to be localized for the West on PS4, things are starting to look up for the future of the Yakuza franchise in the West.
EU gamers felt left out when Sony had a “Golden Week” sale on the US PlayStation Store earlier this year, but Sony has now announced a similar sales initiative named “Big in Japan” for the EU PlayStation Store, which sees a plethora of Japanese games sold at a discounted price for the PS3, PS Vita and PSP. We made a list of all the Atlus and Sega games featured in the sales, together with their new price. Not listed below but perhaps worth noting is that many of the Hyperdimension Neptunia games, a franchise which will receive a crossover game with the SeHa Girls, have been discounted as well. The sales ends on July 7th.
Sega is celebrating Sonic’s 24th Anniversary with a big sale on Playstation Store in North America discounting a large assortment of Sonic games and DLC content, as well as select Sega titles such as Daytona USA, NiGHTS into Dreams and Yakuza 4. The sale will end next Tuesday, June 30th.
Sony has announced the lineup of free games in February for PlayStation Plus members, and Yakuza 4 is part of it! The lineup of games is the same for both North-America and Europe this time around, and aside from Yakuza 4 also includes Transistor (PS4), Apotheon (PS4), Thief (PS3), Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) and Kick & Fennick (PS Vita). It’s great to see Sega and Sony include Yakuza 4 in the lineup, as this is a great way of introducing the franchise to a wider audience. It also serves as a way to promote the upcoming release of Yakuza 5 later this year.
Along with the other games, Yakuza 4 will be made available to PlayStation Plus members on the 4th of February.