PAL PlayStation Store Update: *Crickets*

Normally, despite the fact it's often not as timely or as generous with content as its US counterpart, there's always something to recommend on the PAL PlayStation Store. Not this week.

No, a scan down the list of stuff available reveals that not only is this week's update lacking in quantity, but also quality, with poor demos, poor games and a scarcity of DLC for anything but the mainstay music games of Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

If you're in the UK, might want to spend the weekend building snowmen. In Australia? The last Pakistan test should still be on TV, kick back and watch that instead.

PlayStation Store via PS3

Special Offers

(From the 7th Jan until the 21st of January)

* Topatoi (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
* Rag Doll Kung Fu (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
* Savage Moon (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
* Numblast (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
* PixelJunk Racers (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
* Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99)
* Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
* Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)

Downloadable Games

* Diner Dash (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Trial and Unlock Games

* UNO (trial free, unlock key £6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

PSone Games (emulated for PS3/PSP)

* Constructor (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Demos (free)

* Vancouver 2010 Rating: PEGI

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

* Inferno Pool Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UAE and UK

minis (emulated for PS3/PSP)

* Deflector (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UAE and UK

Add-On Game Content

* Zen Pinball – Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

* Magic Orbz – Bundle Pack (this bundle contains four individual packs) (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

* Beatles: Rock Band – Within You Without You (£0.99/€1.49) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

* Rock Band
o Grind by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
o Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
o Last of my Kind in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
o We Die Young by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
o Your Decision by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49)
o Alice in Chains Pack 02 (includes the five tracks above) (£4.39/€6.59)
o Adam's Song by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49)
o First Date by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49)
o I Miss You by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49)
o Blink-182 Pack 02 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99)
o Band on the Run (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49)
o Jet (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49)
o Sing the Changes (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49)
o Paul McCartney New York City Pack 01 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99)
o Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49)
o Sister Europe by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49)
o Rock ‘n' Roll High School by Ramones (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

* Guitar Hero 5
o Cousins by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99)
o Holiday by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99)
o The Kids Don't Stand A Chance by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99)
o Vampire Weekend Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

Videos (free)

* Yakuza 3 Is Coming Trailer
* Dragon Age: Origins Dao German Tutorial
* Just Cause 2 Vehicles Stunts Mini Documentary

Wallpapers (free)

* Dante's Inferno Dante's Fraud Wallpaper

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

Special Offers (also available via the PS3 store)

(From the 7th Jan until the 21st of January)

* Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99)
* Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
* Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)

Downloadable Games (also available via the PS3 store)

* Army of Two: The 40th Day (released on Friday the 15th of January) (£31.99/€39.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

* Star Wars: Battlefront II (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Russia

PSone Games (emulated for PS3/PSP) (also available via the PS3 store)

* Constructor (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

minis (also available via the PS3 store)

* Deflector (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UAE and UK

Demos (also available via the PS3 store)

* Army of Two: The 40th Day Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

* Football Manager Handheld 2010 PEGI 3

Availability: All locales